English National Opera News

Washington Concert Opera to Present Donizetti's LA FAVORITEWashington Concert Opera to Present Donizetti's LA FAVORITE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Washington Concert Opera is proud to continue its season of Italian masters with Gaetano Donizetti's LA FAVORITE in its original, rarely performed, French version (with English supertitles). At the height of his career and his creative genius, Donizetti wrote LA FAVORITE - one of the few operas with a mezzo-soprano in the title role. Set amidst the Moorish invasion of medieval Spain, it is filled with the passions of war, love, and sacrifice.  (more...)

Tickets to JUDAS KISS with Rupert Everett in Toronto on Sale TomorrowTickets to JUDAS KISS with Rupert Everett in Toronto on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

David Mirvish will present Rupert Everett starring in the North American premiere of Neil Armfield's production of David Hare's The Judas Kiss. This production began at London's Hampstead Theatre in 2012, where it received unanimous raves and broke the theatre's box office record. Due to popular demand, it transferred to London's West End, where it also had a brilliant engagement. (more...)

Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with Leah Crocetto in Recital, featuring the celebrated star of last season's Dialogues of the Carmelites, on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist Mark Markham, Ms. Crocetto will perform art songs by Strauss, Duparc, and Barber, as well as popular opera arias and a few of her favorite jazz standards. (more...)

New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the MetNew Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. (more...)

Co-Opera & The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of SA to Present THE MIKADOCo-Opera & The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of SA to Present THE MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

For the first time in the long history of two of Adelaideis most celebrated and successful theatre companies The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of SA and Co-Opera are in collaboration! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: First Look at Sadler's Wells' SAMPLEDExclusive Photo Flash: First Look at Sadler's Wells' SAMPLED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Sampled is a chance for dance fans and newcomers alike to enjoy a diverse range of styles from some of the world's finest dancers at a specially reduced price. A regular fixture at Sadler's Wells since 2007, Sampled features a wide variety of dance, from classical ballet to hip hop, contemporary and tango, alongside workshops and events taking place throughout the building. For additional information, visit: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2016/sadlers-wells-sampled/ (more...)

THE MIKADO to be Presented by G&S Society and Co-OperaTHE MIKADO to be Presented by G&S Society and Co-Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

For the first time in the long history of two of Adelaide's most celebrated and successful theatre companies The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of SA and Co-Opera are in collaboration! (more...)

LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2016/17 season. Created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Music Director James Conlon and President and CEO Christopher Koelsch, the season will include six mainstage productions and a classic musical presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A total of 40 performances will take place in that venue, while an additional 13 performances will be presented elsewhere through the company's Off Grand initiative.  (more...)

Australian Ballet to Perform at London Coliseum in JulyAustralian Ballet to Perform at London Coliseum in July
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Presented by Askonas Holt and Raymond Gubbay Ltd and under the artistic helm of David McAllister, The Australian Ballet, Asia Pacific's preeminent ballet company, makes a welcome return to the UK to perform Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake and Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella at the London Coliseum in July 2016. (more...)

Ian McKellen And Judi Dench To Star In BBC Two's SHAKESPEARE LIVE!Ian McKellen And Judi Dench To Star In BBC Two's SHAKESPEARE LIVE!
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2016

The special program broadcast from the Royal Shakespeare Company is part of a variety of BBC shows commemorating the 400th anniversary of The Bard's passing. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway RoundtableGeorge Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Official: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARDOfficial: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson will join Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard, the second production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company.  (more...)

Glenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD Finds Leading Men for London RunGlenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD Finds Leading Men for London Run
by Jessica Khan - Jan 21, 2016

Glenn Close has found her leading men for SUNSET BOULEVARD at the London Coliseum this spring. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast AnnouncedAMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall, 2/26-28Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The legendary Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall this February for three consecutive concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage conducted by Valery Gergiev. During each of the three concerts, the orchestra highlights the music of Richard Wagner, beginning with the Overture to Der fliegende Hollander on the first program on Friday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m., which is heard alongside Debussy's La mer and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel). (more...)

The Santa Barbara Symphony to Play Rachmaninoff Program This FebruaryThe Santa Barbara Symphony to Play Rachmaninoff Program This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor James Judd, will perform a pair of beloved masterworks by the famed Russian composer and virtuoso pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff at the historic Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara on February 13 and 14. (more...)

BWW Review: PERLES of Wonder from Damrau and Polenzani at the MetBWW Review: PERLES of Wonder from Damrau and Polenzani at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 13, 2016

One more BOHEME? Yet another TOSCA? How about BARBIERE redux? Sometimes the standard repertoire of opera companies seems too standard. That's why it was good to hear that the Met was mounting Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES for the first time in a century, as a showcase for one of its top divas, Diana Damrau with tenor Matthew Polenzani, one of the company's secret treasures. (more...)

Opera Star Leah Crocetto Featured in CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series, 2/4Opera Star Leah Crocetto Featured in CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that for the next subject of Groundbreakers with Kevin Sessums, the Curran's Editor-at-Large will sit down with award-winning opera star Leah Crocetto, for a special evening titled “Leah Crocetto Talks Opera and Sings Jazz.” Sessums will discuss Crocetto's early years in the New York cabaret scene, her rise to fame in the opera world, and her deep connection to the San Francisco Opera.  Crocetto, who recently opened the SFO's 2015 season with her electrifying performance in the title role of Luisa Miller and made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Liù in Turandot, will perform three numbers throughout the evening.  (more...)

Opera Star Leah Crocetto Set for CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series 'GROUNDBREAKERS'Opera Star Leah Crocetto Set for CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series 'GROUNDBREAKERS'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that for the next subject of Groundbreakers with Kevin Sessums, the Curran's Editor-at-Large will sit down with award-winning opera star Leah Crocetto, for a special evening titled "Leah Crocetto Talks Opera and Sings Jazz." Sessums will discuss Crocetto's early years in the New York cabaret scene, her rise to fame in the opera world, and her deep connection to the San Francisco Opera.  Crocetto, who recently opened the SFO's 2015 season with her electrifying performance in the title role of Luisa Miller and made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Liu in Turandot, will perform three numbers throughout the evening.  (more...)

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