Enrico Caruso News

Amanda Beagle Makes NYC Cabaret Debut with 'Italian American Songbook'Amanda Beagle Makes NYC Cabaret Debut with 'Italian American Songbook'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Soprano, Amanda Beagle, is making her NYC cabaret debut while returning to her roots with a celebration of the "Italian-American Songbook." Amanda Beagle debuts her latest show and recording at The Metropolitan Room on Tuesday July 25th at 7pm. Reservations are required and tickets are on sale now.  (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE SERIESRuth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE SeriesRuth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

Matthew VanBeisen Becomes Seventh University Musical Society PresidentMatthew VanBeisen Becomes Seventh University Musical Society President
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

 Matthew VanBesien, president of the New York Philharmonic, will become president of the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan in July 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: GLORIOUS! Shares Florence Foster Jenkins' Lack of Musical Talent with Comedic FlareBWW Review: GLORIOUS! Shares Florence Foster Jenkins' Lack of Musical Talent with Comedic Flare
by Shari Barrett - Jan 25, 2017

Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre is sharing the comedy so prevalent in Florence Foster Jenkins performances by presenting "GLORIOUS! the True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in The World" written by Peter Quilter through February 5, 2017. It is a hilarious and heart-warming comedy, somewhat similar to the 2016 film Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep. As directed by Anne Gesling, and thanks to the brilliant performance of AnnaLisa Erickson as Florence, we get to know the real woman who truly believes she is the best opera singer in the world - with a remarkable ability to ignore the taunts and laughter from her critics and audiences in the pursuit of her dream. Erickson's ability to overplay Florence's brutally imperfect singing and flamboyant physical style to perfection is captivating. (more...)

University Musical Society Announces Matthew VanBesien as New PresidentUniversity Musical Society Announces Matthew VanBesien as New President
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Matthew VanBesien, president of the New York Philharmonic, will become president of the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan in July 2017. (more...)

Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, TonightAnna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Anna Netrebko will add a new role to her wide-ranging Met repertory tonight through December 3 when she sings her first company performances of the seductive, tragic heroine of Puccini's Manon Lescaut.Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon's obsessed lover des Grieux, with Christopher Maltman stars as Manon's brother Lescaut and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, Manon's older lover. The November 21, December 7, and December 10 performances will star Kristine Opolais as Manon, reprising a role she first sang with the company in last season's premiere of Sir Richard Eyre's staging. Marco Armiliato will conduct all performances of Manon Lescaut at the Met this season. (more...)

Coney Island Hall of Fame and 6th Annual History Day Coming Up This AugustConey Island Hall of Fame and 6th Annual History Day Coming Up This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

Celebrate historic Coney Island at the 6th Annual History Day at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, Coney Island's oldest amusement park, and the Coney Island History Project. The free event will be held from 1:00 -6:00 PM on Sunday, August 7. (more...)

Coney Island Hall of Fame and 6th Annual History Day Coming Up This AugustConey Island Hall of Fame and 6th Annual History Day Coming Up This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Celebrate historic Coney Island at the 6th Annual History Day at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, Coney Island's oldest amusement park, and the Coney Island History Project. The free event will be held from 1:00 -6:00 PM on Sunday, August 7. (more...)

Aleksandra Kurzak & Vittorio Grigolo to Star in Met Opera's L'ELISIR D'AMOREAleksandra Kurzak & Vittorio Grigolo to Star in Met Opera's L'ELISIR D'AMORE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore returns to the Met stage on March 10 starring Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the two young lovers, Adina and Nemorino. Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola makes his company debut leading performances of Bartlett Sher's 2012 staging. Alessandro Corbelli sings the role of Dulcamara, the loveable con man who sells the “magic elixir” of love, along with Adam Plachetka as the sergeant Belcore, who attempts to court Adina. Mario Chang and Pietro Spagnoli sing the last two performances on April 2 and 7 as Nemorino and Dulcamara respectively. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jarrod Spector, Ana Gasteyer & More to Perform on New Series THE KATEVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jarrod Spector, Ana Gasteyer & More to Perform on New Series THE KATE
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

A lively and original new national music series, THE KATE, pays homage to the series' muse and namesake, Katharine Hepburn, evoking the high-spirited charisma and iconoclastic essence of the cultural icon by featuring a dynamic lineup of vibrant artists who have something to say and share it during their performances. (more...)

Bard SummerScape Sets 2016 Season of Theatre, Opera & MoreBard SummerScape Sets 2016 Season of Theatre, Opera & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

-This summer marks another historic milestone for the annual Bard SummerScape festival. For the first time since its founding, this season's focus is on the music and culture of Italy, with seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret keyed to the theme of the 27th Bard Music Festival, "Puccini and His World." This intensive examination of the life and times of Giacomo Puccini opens a window onto Italy's rich musical heritage from Palestrina to Menotti, by way of the most popular and successful - yet, paradoxically, frequently critically underrated - opera composer of all time. Complementing the music festival, some of the Tuscan master's most compelling compatriots provide other key SummerScape highlights. (more...)

Bard SummerScape's 2016 Season Includes 'Puccini', Arts and Music Festival and More!Bard SummerScape's 2016 Season Includes 'Puccini', Arts and Music Festival and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

This summer marks another historic milestone for the annual Bard SummerScape festival. For the first time since its founding, this season's focus is on the music and culture of Italy, with seven weeks of music, opera,theater, dance, film, and cabaret keyed to the theme of the 27th Bard Music Festival, "Puccini and His World." This intensive examination of the life and times of Giacomo Puccini opens a window onto Italy's rich musical heritage from Palestrina to Menotti, by way of the most popular and successful - yet, paradoxically, frequently critically underrated - opera composer of all time. Complementing the music festival, some of the Tuscan master's most compelling compatriots provide other key SummerScape highlights. These include a rare, fully staged production of Iris, a forerunner of Madama Butterfly by Puccini's close contemporary Pietro Mascagni; the world premiere of Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed, four newly unearthed puppet plays from leading Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero, as reimagined by Dan Hurlin;the world premiere of Fantasque, a new ballet set to the music of Respighi and Rossini by John Heginbotham and Amy Trompetter; a film series on "Puccini and the Operatic Impulse in Cinema"; and the return of Bard's authentic and sensationally popularSpiegeltent,hosted by the inimitable Mx. Justin Vivian Bond. Taking place between July 1 and August 14 in the Frank Gehry-designed Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and other venues on Bard College's stunning Hudson River campus, SummerScape's 2016 offerings provide new opportunities to discover that, as Time Out New York puts it, "the experience of entering the Fisher Center and encountering something totally new is unforgettable and enriching." Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 15; click here for more information. (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 12, 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...)

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...)

Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double BillMet Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The popular verismo double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 21. (more...)

LES PECHEURS DE PERLES Returns to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916 TonightLES PECHEURS DE PERLES Returns to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve. (more...)

LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve. (more...)

BWW Review: Cecsarini and Tramantano Master the Legend in Next Act's BRAVO, CARUSO!BWW Review: Cecsarini and Tramantano Master the Legend in Next Act's BRAVO, CARUSO!
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 23, 2015

In a backstage dressing room of New York's Metropolitan Opera, Enrico Caruso appears as David Cecsarini, Artistic Director of Next Act Theater. The company's perfectly paired production also features Christopher Tramantana as Caruso's faithful valet, Mario. In playwright William Luce's Bravo, Caruso!. the audiences recalls that even gifted performers face trials and tribulations. During this production, Caruso prepares for what will eventually be his final  performance, this time as the Rabbi Eleazar in the Met's La Juive on Christmas Eve, 1920, far away from where Caruso's heart desires to be, in Napoles, Italy, his homeland that he loves. (more...)

Creditors Back New York City Opera's Plan for RevivalCreditors Back New York City Opera's Plan for Revival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

NYCO Renaissance, under the leadership of Roy G. Niederhoffer and Michael Capasso, was joined by the official committee of unsecured creditors for the New York City Opera case. They filed as a '“a monumental step forward” and “in the best interests of the debtor's estate and creditors.”  A plan will be submitted in the near future.' (more...)

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