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Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced Lincoln Center's 2017 White Light Festival, which runs from October 18 through November 15. With more than 35 events presented in 13 venues throughout the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and nine commissions, the eighth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and faith in the human spirit, as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. The multidisciplinary festival takes its name from a quotation by Estonian composer Arvo Part: "Icouldcomparemymusic to white light, which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener." (more...)

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner AuditoriumVladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. Joining them are the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava - last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, and who recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti's Anna Bolena - and 14-year-old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta.  (more...)

The Crypt Sessions presents ELIZABETH CREE in the Crypt 5/31The Crypt Sessions presents ELIZABETH CREE in the Crypt 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Unison Media's acclaimed concert series continues its second season on May 31, with a special preview of Opera Philadelphia's hotly-anticipated new opera Elizabeth Cree, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Puts and Campbell (more...)

Hoff-Barthelson Music School HB Artist Series Presents Soprano Jenny HaydenHoff-Barthelson Music School HB Artist Series Presents Soprano Jenny Hayden
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Soprano Jenny Hayden performs a program of German lieder, French chansons and operatic arias on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 8:00 pm at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale. Joining Ms. Hayden is fellow Hoff-Barthelson faculty member, pianist Helene Jeanney. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALADance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

FIAF and Sylark Vocal Ensemble Present CLEAR VOICES IN THE DARK, 4/27FIAF and Sylark Vocal Ensemble Present CLEAR VOICES IN THE DARK, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and Skylark Vocal Ensemble present Clear Voices in the Dark, an evening of French and American song on Thursday, April 27 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. The nationally acclaimed chamber group will perform an immersive concert interspersing songs from the American Civil War with Francis Poulenc's challenging and rarely performed Figure Humaine in a special 70th-anniversary presentation. (more...)

Twyla Tharp Featured in Royal Ballet's 2017/18 SeasonTwyla Tharp Featured in Royal Ballet's 2017/18 Season
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2017

Details of The Royal Ballet's 2017/18 Season have been announced. The full production list is as follows: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/02/2017Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Santa Barbara (more...)

BWW Review: DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES at Sarasota Opera HouseBWW Review: DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES at Sarasota Opera House
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 23, 2017

Last Chance to see Dialogues des Carmelites at the Sarasota Opera House (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm, Skylark Vocal Ensemble and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) present Clear Voices in the Dark, an immersive concert interspersing songs from the American Civil War with Francis Poulenc's challenging and rarely performed Figure Humaine, at Florence Gould Hall (55 E. 59th St.). Formed in 2011 by Artistic Director Matthew Guard, Skylark is a premiere a cappella vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists based in Atlanta and Boston. Skylark's music has been described as "sublimely beautiful" (Opera Obsession), and the group's lustrous voices have been praised for their ability to "sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force" ("Music for Writers," Thought Catalog). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera Lab's ANNA CATERINAPhoto Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera Lab's ANNA CATERINA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents three performances of Francis Poulenc's 1958 monodrama La Voix humaine (The Human Voice) starring internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci with pianist Donald Sulzen on March 11, 14 and 17, 2017. (more...)

SF Opera Lab Presents Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMAINESF Opera Lab Presents Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMAINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents three performances of Francis Poulenc's 1958 monodrama La Voix humaine (The Human Voice) starring internationally acclaimed sopranoAnna Caterina Antonacci with pianist Donald Sulzen on March 11, 14 and 17, 2017. In these rare appearances outside of Europe, Antonacci will perform "Elle," the distraught character at the heart of the opera and one of the soprano's most celebrated portrayals, along with a program of French art songs in the intimate, 299-seat Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMANIESan Francisco Opera Presents Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMANIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents three performances of Francis Poulenc's 1958 monodrama La Voix humaine (The Human Voice) starring internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci with pianist Donald Sulzen on March 11, 14 and 17, 2017. (more...)

San Francisco Opera And Merola Opera Present 2017 SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES, 3/26-4/30San Francisco Opera And Merola Opera Present 2017 SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES, 3/26-4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 34th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, opening on March 26 and continuing through April 30. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program Present 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital SeriesSan Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program Present 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 34th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, opening on March 26 and continuing through April 30. The four-recital series offers music lovers an opportunity to hear opera's next generation of stars in the intimate and state-of-the-art Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces 12th Performance Of MADAME BUTTERFLY, 3/12Sarasota Opera Announces 12th Performance Of MADAME BUTTERFLY, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

 Due to overwhelming demand, Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce a 12th performance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly has been added for Sunday, March 12th at 7:30pm. Since the opera opened on February 11th, every performance has been a sell-out with limited ticket availability for upcoming performances. (more...)

SF Opera Lab Presents THE SOURCE, TodaySF Opera Lab Presents THE SOURCE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents composer Ted Hearne's universally acclaimed digital-age oratorio The Source, drawn from the contents of Chelsea Manning's WikiLeaksrelease and called 'some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory-from any genre" by Pitchfork. Previously performed in New York City and Los Angeles, the six performances of The Source on February 24-26 and March 1-3, 2017 at the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater open Season Two of San Francisco Opera's SF Opera Lab programming. (more...)

Rhode Island Philharmonic Presents Beethoven's EROICA, TodayRhode Island Philharmonic Presents Beethoven's EROICA, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Larry Rachleff welcome acclaimed pianist Robert Levin for a return engagement at The VETS. Levin is joined by his wife, renowned pianist Ya-Fei Chuang, and the Orchestra for Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos. (more...)

Opera Sarasota Partners With Alliance Francaise For First Time In DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES: BEYOND THE STAGE, TodayOpera Sarasota Partners With Alliance Francaise For First Time In DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES: BEYOND THE STAGE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

For the first time, Sarasota Opera and the Sarasota chapter of the Alliance Francaise will partner to present a free program entitled "Dialogues of the Carmelites: Beyond the Stage" today, February 15th at 7pm in the Kamlet Library at the Sarasota Opera House.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMANIESan Francisco Opera Presents Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMANIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents three performances of Francis Poulenc's 1958 monodrama La Voix humaine (The Human Voice) starring internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci with pianist Donald Sulzen on March 11, 14 and 17, 2017. (more...)

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