English National Opera News

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Return to 'Norma Desmond' on LATE SHOWVIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Return to 'Norma Desmond' on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Glenn Close, star of SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway, shared a framed letter she received from her idol, Hollywood icon Katharine Hepburn. (more...)

Former ENO Artistic Director, John Berry, Launches New Opera Company, OPERA VENTURESFormer ENO Artistic Director, John Berry, Launches New Opera Company, OPERA VENTURES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Former English National Opera Artistic Director John Berry has launched a new, not-for-profit company called Opera Ventures.  It will produce opera and mixed media performances, workshops, classes and training. (more...)

New Choral Theatre Production Comes to Liverpool Cathedral With A Very Special Opportunity To Get InvolvedNew Choral Theatre Production Comes to Liverpool Cathedral With A Very Special Opportunity To Get Involved
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

A new choral theatre production has been announced for Spring in one of Liverpool's most stunning venues - with an opportunity for community singers to get involved. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley and Whoopi Goldberg Stop by SUNSET BOULEVARDPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley and Whoopi Goldberg Stop by SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close stars in the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Directed by Lonny Price, this production of Sunset Boulevard features a 40-piece orchestra on the stage of The Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue), the biggest on Broadway in more than 80 years. Fellow stage stars Betty Buckley and Whoopi Goldberg recently visited with the company backstage - scroll down for photos! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that soprano Diana Damrau and bass-baritone Nicolas Teste will join him and Sondra Radvanovsky for a one-night-only concert on April 1, 2017, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for Award-Winning PETE 'N' KEELY at Tristan Bates TheatreStellar Cast Announced for Award-Winning PETE 'N' KEELY at Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The European Premiere of the off-Broadway musical hit Pete 'n' Keely comes to Tristan Bates Theatre - a string of hits, a cast of two, 'Forever Plaid' meets 'I Do, I Do'. Katie Kerr (Little Shop of Horrors, Menier Chocolate Factory; Fat Pig, Comedy Theatre; Sweeney Todd, English National Opera) and David Bardsley (Titanic, Charing Cross Theatre; Guys and Dolls, National Theatre; The Fix, Donmar Warehouse) lead this award-winning musical, featuring unforgettable renditions of the era's popular favourites. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Closes 2016-2017 Year With TOSCA, 4/30-5/20Canadian Opera Company Closes 2016-2017 Year With TOSCA, 4/30-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company closes its 2016/2017 season with Puccini's beloved Tosca. A tense drama of passion and betrayal, Tosca returns in a COC production performed with two of today's great divas in the title role: internationally renowned Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and critically acclaimed American soprano Keri Alkema. (more...)

Lesley Garrett to Play Liverpool's St George's Hall Next MonthLesley Garrett to Play Liverpool's St George's Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

One of Britain's most popular sopranos comes to Liverpool's St George's Hall on Friday 7 April for one night only as part of her latest UK tour. (more...)

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Reprising Role of Norma Desmond in Broadway's SUNSET BOULEVARDVIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Reprising Role of Norma Desmond in Broadway's SUNSET BOULEVARD
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Glenn Close chatted about her costume collection which she plans to donate to Indiana University. Later, the actress talks about reprising her role as Norma Desmond in the Broadway revival of SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Silent Opera to Premiere Immersive VIXEN at The Vaults TheatreSilent Opera to Premiere Immersive VIXEN at The Vaults Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Put your headphones on, follow the girl and experience an innovative and highly original take on an epic opera. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for CAROUSEL at London ColiseumPhoto Flash: In Rehearsals for CAROUSEL at London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The cast for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, the third production in the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera (ENO), comprises Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan), Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Star Keeper), Derek Hagen (Jigger Craigin), Alex Young (Carrie Pipperidge), Brenda Edwards (Nettie Fowler), Gavin Spokes (Enoch Snow), Susan Kyd (Mrs Mullin), Amy Everett (Louise), Davide Fienauri (Carnival Boy) and Martyn Ellis (Mr Bascombe). (more...)

Opera San Antonio Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 5/6-7Opera San Antonio Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 5/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Opera San Antonio presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, May 6-7, 2017. (more...)

TOSCA Returns to Canadian Opera CompanyTOSCA Returns to Canadian Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company closes its 2016/2017 season with Puccini's beloved Tosca. A tense drama of passion and betrayal, Tosca returns in a COC production performed with two of today's great divas in the title role: internationally renowned Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and critically acclaimed American soprano Keri Alkema. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces New SeasonLyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER, 5/11-13On Site Opera Presents Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER, 5/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Known for staging 'the ultimate in intimate productions' (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents a trio of exciting new site-specific opera productions in 2017, beginning May 11-13 with Mozart's rarely-performed early opera The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) at the West Side Community Garden. (more...)

Digital Lottery Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARDDigital Lottery Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner and The Nederlander Organization announced today the launch of an online ticket lottery for Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Sunset Boulevard. The Sunset Boulevard Digital Lottery will open daily at 8 am EST (8 pm EST the evening prior for matinee performances), beginning Tuesday, March 7, 2017, for entrants to win a limited number of $55 same day tickets to that day's performance(s). See below for rules and regulations. The Sunset Boulevard digital lottery is powered by Broadway Direct. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical NomsHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces 2017-2018 SeasonFlorida Grand Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis today unveiled plans for the company's 2017-18 season. Anchored by the theme 'Divas to Die For,' FGO's seventy-seventh season will boast a diverse range of works about women on dangerous emotional journeys. (more...)

Wexford Festival Opera Announces Details of 2017 ProgrammeWexford Festival Opera Announces Details of 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Today, Wexford Festival Opera announced the programme and principal casting details for the forthcoming 2017 festival. Now in its 66th year, this internationally renowned festival will run over an extended 18-day period, from Thursday, 19 October to Sunday, 5 November. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents Ravel's BOLERO, 4/7-9New Jersey Symphony Presents Ravel's BOLERO, 4/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Music Director Xian Zhang and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present an eclectic program featuring Ravel's Bolero, Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto, Saint-Saens' The Carnival of the Animals and Tan Dun's Internet Symphony No. 1, "Eroica," April 7-9 in Newark and New Brunswick. NJSO Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher takes center stage for Vaughan Williams' virtuosic concerto-the first major work of its kind for the instrument. (more...)

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