English National Opera News

Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season RosterHouston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Prince of Players by eminent American composer Carlisle Floyd, the Lynn Wyatt Great Artist for 2015–16; Dvoák's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro; a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and The Root of the Wind is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 SeasonWedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the Lyric Opera. Alexander Polianichko (Dvorák's Rusalka) and Christopher Allen (Donizetti's The Elixir of Love) will be making their Lyric Opera debut. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

Carly Anderson & Samuel Edwards to Lead UK Premiere of XANADU at Southwark PlayhouseCarly Anderson & Samuel Edwards to Lead UK Premiere of XANADU at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Casting is announced today for the UK Premiere of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy Xanadu. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present George Bernard Shaw's comedy Misalliance, directed by Artistic Associate/Casting Director Stephen Brown-Fried. Performances begin Wednesday, August 5th and continue through Sunday, August 30th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: **To Be Updated LIVE** HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 Announced At Sydney's Capitol Theatre **To Be Updated LIVE**BWW Reviews: **To Be Updated LIVE** HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 Announced At Sydney's Capitol Theatre **To Be Updated LIVE**
by Jade Kops - Jul 26, 2015

2015 HELPMANN AWARDS ***THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATED LIVE ON MONDAY 27TH JULY 2015*** (more...)

John Owen-Jones to Take On UK's PHANTOM This Fall; More Cast Changes AnnouncedJohn Owen-Jones to Take On UK's PHANTOM This Fall; More Cast Changes Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

From Monday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

John Owen-Jones and Ben Forster Lead New Cast Of PHANTOM!John Owen-Jones and Ben Forster Lead New Cast Of PHANTOM!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

From Monday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

Tottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre LineupTottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TOTTENHAM'S OWN is a celebration of work made by the local community and will include workshops and performance nights for home grown talent in the Tottenham area. (more...)

Melbourne Opera to Stage New Production of MARY STUARTMelbourne Opera to Stage New Production of MARY STUART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens. (more...)

ATG to Develop Apprenticeship Trailblazer StandardATG to Develop Apprenticeship Trailblazer Standard
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

A group of employers chaired by John Young, Head of Technical Services at Ambassador Theatre Group, has been awarded the opportunity to develop a new Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard as part of the reformed apprenticeship programme introduced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. (more...)

Harrie Dobby's THE GAP Set for FringeNYC, 8/14Harrie Dobby's THE GAP Set for FringeNYC, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) and playwright Harrie Dobby are pleased to present the world premiere of THE GAP, directed by Jamie Biddle. Performances run Friday, August 14 @ 5 pm, Saturday, August 15 @ 7:15 pm, Sunday, August 16 @ noon, Monday, August 17 @ 7 pm and Tuesday, August 18 @ 2:15 pm at the Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente, located at 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington & Delancey). Tickets are available online at www.fringenyc.org. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015
by - Jul 14, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 12, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Aaron Lazar in 'Look For Me In the Songs;' Broadway Loves Katy Perry; Charles Busch: That Girl/That Boy; Dan'yelle Williamson in 'All of Me;' and 54 Sings Starmites. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/5/2015 - 7/12/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/5/2015 - 7/12/2015
by BWW - Jul 12, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 7/5/2015 - 7/12/2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/2015 - PENN & TELLER Opens Sunday and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/2015 - PENN & TELLER Opens Sunday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Penn & Teller officially come back to New York this Sunday, a crazy cat lady invades 47th Street and more! (more...)

ENO's Artistic Director John Berry Announces His DepartureENO's Artistic Director John Berry Announces His Departure
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

English National Opera (ENO) has announced today that its Artistic Director, John Berry CBE, intends to step down from his role after 20 years with the Company. (more...)

Glenn Close to Reprise Role in SUNSET BOULEVARD at English National Opera?Glenn Close to Reprise Role in SUNSET BOULEVARD at English National Opera?
by Jessica Showers - Jul 9, 2015

It could be magic in the making for Glenn Close at the English National Opera next spring. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This FallDIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Raleigh premiere of Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale July 20 at 10 a.m. (more...)

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