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Met Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERMet Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Metropolitan Opera's General Manager, Peter Gelb, wrote in the NY Post: 'Monday night's premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” was not one of the easiest nights in the history of The Metropolitan Opera, but it was one of the most important.' (more...)

The Royal Court to Present '2071', Nov 5-15The Royal Court to Present '2071', Nov 5-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Following the success of Ten Billion, director Katie Mitchell returns to the issue of climate change in '2071', in co-operation with Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg. Mitchell collaborates with writer Duncan MacMillan and scientist Chris Rapley. What is happening to our climate? What do we know and how do we know it? What could the future look like? (more...)

The Royal Court to Premiere 2071The Royal Court to Premiere 2071
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

What is happening to our climate? What do we know and how do we know it? What could the future look like? In a year's time in Paris the governments of the world will meet to decide on action against climate change. The agreements they reach will shape our future, that of our grandchildren and of generations beyond. One of the world's most influential climate scientists and former Director of the Science Museum, Professor Chris Rapley, considers the science that will guide their discussions. (more...)

Pitt-Pulford and French To Star In Curve's THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas!Pitt-Pulford and French To Star In Curve's THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Curve today announce casting for their production of The Sound of Music. Paul Kerryson will direct a cast including Emma Clifford (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Michael French (Captain Von Trapp), Emma Harrold (Liesl Von Trapp), Mark Inscoe (Max Dettweiler),Laura Pitt-Pulford (Maria Rainer), Lucy Schaufer (Mother Abbess), Annie Wensak (Frau Schmidt), and Jack Wilcox (Rolf Gruber). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's PARTENOPE Starring Danielle de Niese, David Daniels and MorePhoto Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's PARTENOPE Starring Danielle de Niese, David Daniels and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of George Frideric Handel's comedy Partenope in six performances October 15-November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. Winner of London's 2009 Olivier Award for 'Best New Production,' this production is directed by Christopher Alden with sets designed by Andrew Lieberman. Set in 1920s Paris, the production's surrealist aesthetic is inspired by the artwork of Dadaist Man Ray. Lyric soprano and baroque specialist Danielle de Niese stars in the title role opposite leading countertenor David Daniels, who thrilled audiences in 2011's Xerxes, as her suitor Arsace. Argentinean mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack is the crafty Rosmira, Arsace's scorned lover who attempts to use a cross-dressing disguise to enact her revenge. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo makes his Company debut as another of Partenope's admirers, Armindo, and tenor Alek Shrader is Emilio. Grammy-nominated American conductor Julian Wachner makes his San Francisco Opera debut with these performances. (more...)

NYFOS Presents After Hours CD Release Concert for CANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN, 11/17NYFOS Presents After Hours CD Release Concert for CANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

On Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:00 p.m., New York Festival of Songpresents a special NYFOS After Hours celebrating the record release ofCANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN with Corinne Winters and Steven Blier. The album is released the same day on GPR Records, distributed by Naxos. (more...)

Alex Weston Debuts Pop EP 'KILL THE WEATHERMEN'Alex Weston Debuts Pop EP 'KILL THE WEATHERMEN'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

As a frequently performed composer of classical works, TV, and film scores, as well as the longtime musical assistant of famed composer Philip Glass, classical music has always been a huge part of Alex Weston's life. With the release of his debut EP, Kill the Weathermen he effortlessly combines this his experience in the classical field with his love for pop music and indie rock. Elaborate sequences and intricate orchestrations guide you through the EP, to what Pancakes & Whiskey calls a 'magical and musical landscape.' (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

MADAM BUTTERFLY Flies Into Royal Albert Hall, Feb. 26MADAM BUTTERFLY Flies Into Royal Albert Hall, Feb. 26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

MADAM BUTTERFLY, Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece of doomed love and tragic passion, will play a limited run at the Royal Albert Hall, beginning on 26 February 2015. David Freeman will direct, reviving his Japanese water garden production, designed by David Roger. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman and Company Begin Rehearsals Today for THE RIVER; Yesterday? Fishing!Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman and Company Begin Rehearsals Today for THE RIVER; Yesterday? Fishing!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Rehearsals begin today, Thursday, October 2 in New York City for The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson. The River begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. (more...)

Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall Present MADAM BUTTERFLY, 2/26-3/15Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall Present MADAM BUTTERFLY, 2/26-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

MADAM BUTTERFLY, Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece of doomed love and tragic passion, will play a limited run at the Royal Albert Hall, beginning on 26 February 2015. David Freeman will direct, reviving his Japanese water garden production, designed by David Roger. (more...)

Emma Thompson Says SWEENEY TODD Is 'As Good As It Ever Gets'Emma Thompson Says SWEENEY TODD Is 'As Good As It Ever Gets'
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 27, 2014

Emma Thompson looks back at last night's PBS telecast of SWEENEY TODD and shares her excitement for the upcoming ENO production set for 2015! (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Handel's PARTENOPE, 10/16-11/2San Francisco Opera to Present Handel's PARTENOPE, 10/16-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of George Frideric Handel's comedy Partenope in six performances October 15-November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in ENO's SWEENEY TODDPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in ENO's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Lonny Price will direct Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler'sSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, the first production in a major new long term partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. (more...)

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITALPaul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in ENO's SWEENEY TODDBWW TV: First Look at Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in ENO's SWEENEY TODD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2014

Lonny Price will direct Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler'sSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, the first production in a major new long term partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. Check out highlights of the production below! (more...)

Russell Thomas to Replace Marco Berti in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, 9/14-30Russell Thomas to Replace Marco Berti in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, 9/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's current production of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma. American tenor Russell Thomas will sing the role of Pollione for the remaining five performances of the opera on September 14m, 19, 23, 27 and 30, 2014. Mr. Thomas replaces Italian tenor Marco Berti, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

Richard Tucker Music Foundation to Host 2014 Gala at Lincoln Center, 10/12Richard Tucker Music Foundation to Host 2014 Gala at Lincoln Center, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation holds its annual gala, one of the most highly anticipated events of the opera season, on Sunday, October 12 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York's Lincoln Center. (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 SeasonRSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 9/14 for 'DIRTY DANCING' in Atlanta This FallTickets to Go on Sale 9/14 for 'DIRTY DANCING' in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that individual tickets for the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre will go on sale September 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

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