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@FZambello - 1/26/15 02:45pm Single tickets for our 2015 Festival season are on sale today! http://t.co/P96S9aQhJ1


@FZambello - 1/21/15 09:58am Remember the great sculptures we had on the Glimmerglass grounds? Well, the artist Beth Schoonmaker has written... http://t.co/cdZsLmmH1S


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STAGE TUBE: Deborah Voigt Talks CALL ME DEBBIE Memoir on TODAY!STAGE TUBE: Deborah Voigt Talks CALL ME DEBBIE Memoir on TODAY!
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2015

Opera star Deborah Voigt just stopped by the Today show, where she dished about her new memoir CALL ME DEBBIE. Check out the full appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Soprano Deborah Voigt Confronts Little Black Dress, Talks CALL ME DEBBIE MemoirVIDEO: Soprano Deborah Voigt Confronts Little Black Dress, Talks CALL ME DEBBIE Memoir
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

In a fun video for People, opera star Deborah Voigt confronts the little black dress that lost her the role of 'Ariadne' at London's Royal Opera House eleven years ago. She was fired after not fitting into the costume, but the experience only served to inform her new memoir CALL ME DEBBIE. Watch below! (more...)

Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its seventh season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Rossini's romantic comedy Cinderella on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities for the entire family, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available on the outfield grass and in the stands. The event will take place rain or shine—in case of inclement weather, some covered seating is available. (more...)

Washington National Opera to Premiere PENNY, About Woman With Autism, at the Kennedy Center, 1/23-24Washington National Opera to Premiere PENNY, About Woman With Autism, at the Kennedy Center, 1/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the one-hour opera Penny by composer Douglas Pew and librettist Dara Weinberg, presented under the auspices of WNO's American Opera Initiative, January 23-24, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Pew and Weinberg are alumni of the American Opera Initiative; their 20-minute work A Game of Hearts had its world premiere during the program's first season in November 2012. Penny is conducted by American Opera Initiative mentor Anne Manson and directed by Alan Paul, the Associate Director of Washington's Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

DALLAS — The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces its 2015-2016 Season, SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENTThe Dallas Opera Announces its 2015-2016 Season, SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Centerlocated in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 SeasonGREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Opera Star Deborah Voigt Premieres in One-Woman Show in NYC, VOIGT LESSONS, 2/26Opera Star Deborah Voigt Premieres in One-Woman Show in NYC, VOIGT LESSONS, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

92Y presents the New York City premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring internationally beloved opera starDeborah Voigt, on Thursday, February 26. In this one-woman show – co-created with Tony® Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and acclaimed opera and theater director Francesca Zambello – Voigt performs arias, pop songs, standards and spirituals of deep personal significance, along with anecdotes and backstage stories describing her astonishing rise to operatic heights, despite her private challenges. Voigt Lessons, an evening imbued with Voigt's trademark warmth, candor and sense of humor, premiered at Glimmerglass in 2011 to rave reviews. The New York Times hailed it as “chatty, witty, and sometimes painfully poignant,” andToronto's Globe and Mail called it “an absolute gem.” (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

AUDIO: New Clips Released from REBECCA; Coming to Broadway in Fall 2015?AUDIO: New Clips Released from REBECCA; Coming to Broadway in Fall 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

As BroadwayWorld last reported in October, Rebecca producer Ben Sprecher is still working to bring the much-delayed musical to Broadway in Fall 2015. Fans need wait no longer for a taste of what the show will sound like though! Audio selections of 'Last Night,' 'She's Invincible,' 'I'll Never Forget Her Smile,' 'Free Now,' and 'Rebecca' have just been posted on the show's official website. CLICK HERE to check out clips featuring Lisa O'Hare, Pia Douwes, Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LITTLE PRINCE Lands at Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: THE LITTLE PRINCE Lands at Kennedy Center
by Itai Yasur - Dec 22, 2014

It seems only fitting that in its efforts to introduce a musical form as grown-up as the opera to younger audiences, that the Kennedy Center has picked for this holiday season the children's classic THE LITTLE PRINCE, a story all about grown-ups trying to understand children trying to understand grown-ups. As the author's original dedication reads, 'All grown-ups were children first,' and in this family friendly production, the Kennedy Center has put forward something for the grown-up and the child in all of us. (more...)

Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Run 11/17-12/20 at Lyric OperaGershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Run 11/17-12/20 at Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello, conducted by Ward Stare. It opens on Monday, November 17 with 13 performances through Today, December 20. Performance dates are Nov. 17, 19, Dec. 2, 5, 8, 13, 16, and 20 at 7:30pm; and Nov. 23, 26, 28, Dec.11 and 18 at 2pm. (more...)

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Opens Tonight at LA Opera, Thru TodayFLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Opens Tonight at LA Opera, Thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Composer Daniel Catan's enchanting and romantic opera, Florencia en el Amazonas, directed by Francesca Zambello, returns to LA Opera tonight for the first of only six performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through December 20. (more...)

Glimmerglass Festival Sets 2015 Events: Concerts, Live Theatre & More!Glimmerglass Festival Sets 2015 Events: Concerts, Live Theatre & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival announces further information about its 2015 season, which celebrates the Cooperstown-based company's 40th anniversary. In addition to four mainstage productions, the summer festival presents concerts, lectures, public master classes and more. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2015 Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH & More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2015 Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival announces further information about its 2015 season, which celebrates the Cooperstown-based company's 40th anniversary. In addition to four mainstage productions, the summer festival presents concerts, lectures, public master classes and more. (more...)

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Opens Tonight at LA Opera, Thru 12/20FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Opens Tonight at LA Opera, Thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Composer Daniel Catan's enchanting and romantic opera, Florencia en el Amazonas, directed by Francesca Zambello, returns to LA Opera tonight for the first of only six performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through December 20. (more...)

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to the LA Opera TonightFLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to the LA Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA Opera in 1995, the opera returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for six performances from tonight, November 22 through December 20, 2014. In the exquisitely beautiful opera, inspired by the fiction of Gabriel García Márquez, a steamboat passage along the fabled Amazon becomes a poignant voyage of discovery for all seven travelers on board. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 11/22-12/20The LA Opera Presents FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 11/22-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA Opera in 1995, the opera returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for six performances from November 22 through December 20, 2014. In the exquisitely beautiful opera, inspired by the fiction of Gabriel García Márquez, a steamboat passage along the fabled Amazon becomes a poignant voyage of discovery for all seven travelers on board. (more...)

New Version of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Return to North American Stage?New Version of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Return to North American Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Despite the fact that THE LITTLE MERMAID was considered an initial failure, Disney exec Thomas Schumacher reveals that there is a good chance it may return to North America in its latest incarnation. (more...)

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