English National Opera News

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGASSamantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

National Theatre Commissions Tonic Initiatives to Support Gender Equality in TheatreNational Theatre Commissions Tonic Initiatives to Support Gender Equality in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Tonic has been commissioned by NT Director Rufus Norris and Executive Director Lisa Burger to support the NT in achieving its aspirations around equality and diversity. (more...)

Winners of the 2017 George London Awards Are AnnouncedWinners of the 2017 George London Awards Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The winners of the 46th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.  (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 2017-2018Utah Symphony Announces 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Music Director Thierry Fischer and President & CEO Paul Meecham today announced the Utah Symphony's 2017-18 season, which includes a Saint-Saens symphony cycle recorded live for the Hyperion label, marking the first recording of the composer's complete symphonies by an American orchestra. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICANLong Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

On March 12 and 18, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Philip Glass' The Perfect American, a fictionalized account of Walt Disney's final days. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the English National OperaPhoto Coverage: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the English National Opera
by Roy Tan - Feb 14, 2017

Let's get this straight. The pirates, who take pity on orphans, are really peers of the realm. The 21-year-old, who has sworn to put them behind bars, is really only five. And the policemen, whose lot is not a happy one, are really, really hopeless at foiling felons… (more...)

59 Productions Present Brand New Virtual Reality (VR) Experience MY NAME IS PETER STILLMAN59 Productions Present Brand New Virtual Reality (VR) Experience MY NAME IS PETER STILLMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????My Name is Peter Stillman is a brand new Virtual Reality (VR) experience created by 59 Productions and funded by The Space, inspired by Paul Auster's celebrated first novel, The New York Trilogy. It will open at HOME, Manchester and the Lyric Hammersmith, London this spring, alongside the stage production of City of Glass. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Norma's Back! Inside SUNSET BOULEVARD's Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: Norma's Back! Inside SUNSET BOULEVARD's Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. With tickets on sale beyond the reported closing date of May 28th, patrons will now have even more chances to check out the star studded production. See the stars take their opening night bows below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARDPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 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. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016, winning an Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Gets the Inside Scoop on Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARDRed Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Gets the Inside Scoop on Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. (more...)

Review Roundup: Glenn Close Returns to SUNSET BOULEVARD- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Glenn Close Returns to SUNSET BOULEVARD- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995.  (more...)

BWW Review: Glenn Close Is  Luminous As The Faded Star of SUNSET BOULEVARDBWW Review: Glenn Close Is Luminous As The Faded Star of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2017

With all due respect to the world class singers and dancers who trod Broadway's boards every season, watching Glenn Close completely enthrall and mesmerize an audience with her two dramatic solos in the new concert revival of Sunset Boulevard is a reminder that musical theatre is at its most thrilling when musical moments are enhanced by incisive acting. (more...)

Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was both a challenge and a pleasure for us to produce these shortlists, and I am very grateful to our distinguished jury. The quality of the nominations—received in record numbers this year—was very high, and I hope our lists prove that for all the difficulties faced by the world's opera companies, opera is in fact in a healthy and vibrant state.' (more...)

The International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists RevealedThe International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards has just announced the finalists for this year's Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Stars of SUNSET BOULEVARD Are Ready for Their Close Up in All-New Production ShotsPhoto Flash: The Stars of SUNSET BOULEVARD Are Ready for Their Close Up in All-New Production Shots
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. With tickets on sale beyond the reported closing date of May 28th, patrons will now have even more chances to check out the star studded production. See all the brand new photos from the production below! (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Glenn Close Extends Ticket Sales Through JuneSUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Glenn Close Extends Ticket Sales Through June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The intensely buzzed about upcoming Broadway run of SUNSET BOULEVARD starring  Glenn Close was originally planned as a limited run through May 28th; however, ticket sales are now open through June. (more...)

Final Two Performances Of Florida Grand Opera's EUGENE ONEGIN at Broward Center For The Performing ArtsFinal Two Performances Of Florida Grand Opera's EUGENE ONEGIN at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

This week audiences have one last chance to experience Florida Grand Opera's (FGO) critically praised production of Tchaikovsky's romantic classic Eugene Onegin - with a pair of performances at Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Au-Rene Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Thursday February 9 and Saturday, February 11, both at 7:30pm. (more...)

Ian McDiarmid's FAUST X 2 Finds Full Cast at The Watermill TheatreIan McDiarmid's FAUST X 2 Finds Full Cast at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the full cast for the premiere of Faust x 2, adapted by Olivier and Tony award-winning Ian McDiarmid who plays the titular role. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SUNSET BOULEVARD Returns!Up on the Marquee: SUNSET BOULEVARD Returns!
by Walter McBride - Feb 6, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close and company are in previews for the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016, winning an Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond. Based on Billy Wilder's classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.) (more...)

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