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    LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd SeasonLUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

    Chicago Opera Theater's General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced plans for the company's 42nd season. Chicago Opera Theater(COT) is shifting from a calendar year season to the more common fall-through-spring theater season. Kicking off the new 2015/16 season will be the Chicagopremiere of Mozart's Lucio Silla. Written in 1772, it displays the mature talents of the 16-year old prodigy in a gripping story about love, conspiracies, and revenge. With its scintillating score and awe-inspiring arias, Silla will be performed September 26, 30 and October 2, 4, 2015. (more...)


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    Long Beach Opera Reveals 2016 SeasonLong Beach Opera Reveals 2016 Season
    by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

    Long Beach Opera's 2016 season has been announced and includes a new production of the 1974 version of Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta Candide, winner of four Tony Awards; the world premiere of Tobin Stokes' Fallujah, with a libretto by Iraqi-American Heather Raffo, based on the story of a US Marine and his experience during the Iraq war; Suzan Hanson starring in Francis Poulenc's La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice), a moving monodrama about unrequited love; and the West Coast premiere of the video-pop opera The News by Jacob TV – the Andy Warhol of new music.   (more...)

    THE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary SeasonTHE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary Season
    by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

    2015 marks Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s first decade of providing a creative home for performing artists to develop and showcase work in New York City, where artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov's vision for a performing arts center has become a thriving reality. (more...)

    Ensemble ACJW to Perform at SubCulture, 6/12Ensemble ACJW to Perform at SubCulture, 6/12
    by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

     Ensemble ACJW, an inspirational collective of young professional musicians, performs a program of classical and contemporary works at the Greenwich Village club SubCulture on Friday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. The program entitled "Balancing Act" includes music by Jennifer Higdon, Dvo?ak, Barber, Piazzolla, Webern, Poulenc, and David Lang - works that typify writing for winds, strings, and a delicate balance of those forces combined, and exemplify the collaborative elements inherent in Ensemble ACJW. The concert is their last performance of the season. (more...)

    Opera Columbus to Present LA VOIX HUMAINE & PAGLIACCI Double Bill in JuneOpera Columbus to Present LA VOIX HUMAINE & PAGLIACCI Double Bill in June
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

    Guest soprano Camille Zamora will perform double roles as the leads in both La Voix Humaine (Elle) and Pagliacci (Nedda) as Opera Columbus presents an all-locally produced double bill. (more...)

    Talya Lieberman, Edward Nelson and Allen Perriello Set for Schwabacher Debut Recitals, 5/3Talya Lieberman, Edward Nelson and Allen Perriello Set for Schwabacher Debut Recitals, 5/3
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

    Soprano Talya Lieberman and baritone Edward Nelson, joined on piano by former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Allen Perriello end the 32nd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals on Sunday, May 3 at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary. The Merola Opera Program alumni will present an eclectic program showcasing works by Nico Muhly, Francis Poulenc, Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert and Kurt Weill. Also on the program, will be works of popular German lieder as well as poems by noted American female poets set to music by American composers. (more...)

    New Amsterdam Singers to Close Season with POEMS, LETTERS, AND PREMIERES, 5/28New Amsterdam Singers to Close Season with POEMS, LETTERS, AND PREMIERES, 5/28
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

    The New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final concert of the season, titled Poems, Letters, and Premieres,Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street). (more...)

    Pacific Chorale Sets Season Finale ConcertPacific Chorale Sets Season Finale Concert
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

    Pacific Chorale, the internationally acclaimed resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting a powerful finale concert on May 17 at 5:30 p.m., featuring works by Verdi, Howells and Poulenc. Uniquely, the concert will feature two conductors: the current Artistic Director, John Alexander, in the second half of the concert – and Pacific Chorale's future Artistic Director, Robert Istad, making his debut on the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall stage, in the first half. (more...)

    Oakland Symphony Orchestra to Perform with Organist Jeremy David Tarrant, 3/29Oakland Symphony Orchestra to Perform with Organist Jeremy David Tarrant, 3/29
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

    The Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO) has added a special concert to its schedule this season as part of its spring Detroit Residency. At 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, the orchestra will perform in the historic Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit. The concert will feature guest organist Jeremy David Tarrant, who will perform the “Concerto for Organ in G minor,” by Francis Poulenc. (more...)

    Tony Nominee Gregg Edelman to Narrate Leonia Chamber Musicians Society's Family Concert, 4/19Tony Nominee Gregg Edelman to Narrate Leonia Chamber Musicians Society's Family Concert, 4/19
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

    Bring the family to the Leonia Chamber Musicians Society Inc.'s final performance of the 2014-2015 season's three concert series on April 19 at 2:30 p.m.. Hear animals come to life, as two children's stories are presented, both set to music with narration. The concert will be held at American Legion Hall, 399 Broad Avenue, in Leonia, New Jersey and is open to the public. Children are especially welcome and admitted free-of-charge. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci Is Only HUMAINE in Poulenc Opera at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully HallBWW Reviews: Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci Is Only HUMAINE in Poulenc Opera at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall
    by Richard Sasanow - Mar 10, 2015

    It's an old story: Woman meets man. Woman loses man…and loses him over and over again on a party-line. Luckily, the woman is Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci and the composer of LA VOIX HUMAINE is Francis Poulenc. Together, they made for a fascinating performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES at the Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES at the Kennedy Center
    by Itai Yasur - Feb 26, 2015

    Poulenc's music is almost hard to believe; romantic without sweetness, contemporary without alienating, and among the extraordinary composers repertoire this epic opera stands out as a remarkable achievement, and this season Washington National Opera Artistic Director Francesca Zambello has designed a beautiful production to accompany it. That and some of the most impressive vocal power on display anywhere in the city makes the Kennedy Center's latest operatic offering an absolute joy to the senses. (more...)

    Washington National Opera Presents THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Revival at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 3/7Washington National Opera Presents THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Revival at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 3/7
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

    Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2014-2015 season with a revival of Richard Wagner's mythical tale of love and redemption on the high seas—The Flying Dutchman, March 7-21 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. This production is the conclusion of WNO's recent look at Wagner's work in anticipation of the company's first complete presentation of the composer's epic four-part Ring cycle next season. Starring American bassbaritone Eric Owens in his staged role debut as The Dutchman, Wagner's powerful early opera is directed by Stephen Lawless and features the WNO Orchestra conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin and Eric Weimer. Condemned to wander the seas upon a ship of ghosts, The Dutchman can only venture ashore once every seven years to seek his salvation: a woman's unconditional love. When Senta, the beguiling daughter of the sea captain Daland, pledges to be faithful to him forever, it seems the ancient curse might finally be broken. But Erik, her jealous huntsman suitor, poses just one of many obstacles in a tale where greed, fidelity, and misfortune collide in full force. Director Stephen Lawless tells the Dutchman's story with theatrical flair, including a stunning ship of blood-red sails that places the opera's dramatic action in bold relief. The opera is famous for its tempestuous overture, Senta's passionate ballad, and its riveting final scene set atop a stormbattered bluff. (more...)

    CCM to Open Spring Choral Series, 2/8CCM to Open Spring Choral Series, 2/8
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

    The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's (CCM) Department of Choral Studies presents a strikingly diverse and unique series of concerts this spring. (more...)

    San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

    San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco. (more...)

    CSO's Concerts for Kids to Present BABAR AND FRIENDS, 2/22CSO's Concerts for Kids to Present BABAR AND FRIENDS, 2/22
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

    The CSO's “Concerts for Kids” Invite Families to Beat the Winter Blues with Babar and Friends February 22. (more...)

    Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's Family Concert Presents THE STORY OF BABAR: THE LITTLE ELEPHANT, 2/7Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's Family Concert Presents THE STORY OF BABAR: THE LITTLE ELEPHANT, 2/7
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

    Pack your trunks and come along to Babar's coronation at the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's Family Concert on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00pm and 3:30pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Jean de Brunhoff's classic children's book The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant will come to life in music by Francis Poulenc with narration by Theatrical Storyteller Sara Valentine, the co-founder and creative director of Really Inventive Stuff. (more...)

    BWW Previews: MYSTICAL NIGHT by Philomusica in North BrunswickBWW Previews: MYSTICAL NIGHT by Philomusica in North Brunswick
    by Marina Kennedy - Nov 24, 2014

    Philomusica Concert Choir will present 'Mystical Night' at Our Lady of Peace Church in North Brunswick on Saturday 12/6 at 8:00 pm and Sunday 12/7 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

    Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns to Chicago After 16 Years This WeekendDance Theatre of Harlem Returns to Chicago After 16 Years This Weekend
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

    After 16 years, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University welcomes back Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) to Chicago as part of its 125th Anniversary Season celebration, this weekend, November 21 - 23, 2014. (more...)

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