Frederica von Stade News

AZ Opera's Head of Music Appointed to GlimmerglassAZ Opera's Head of Music Appointed to Glimmerglass
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, one of the most prestigious opera festivals in the United States, has appointed Allen Perriello as the Director of their Young Artists Program, beginning Summer 2017. Perriello will remain as Arizona Opera's Head of Music and Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio, a post he has held since 2012.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CARMEN HIGH at the Edinburgh Fringe FestivalPhoto Flash: First Look at CARMEN HIGH at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

By Bridget Stucker 'Hey, Carmen, you're so fine...!' This week, while the Festival Theater in Edinburgh indulges the opera lover with the classic bel canto opera, Norma, a group of young, singing-actors give opera a facelift over at Spotlites International. (more...)

New CD OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS Out This FallNew CD OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

A century's worth of treasures emerge from the shadows of both memory and history in this new CD, OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS, out on digital Sept. 2 and physical CD on Sept. 9, 2016. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Fall 2016 KDFC Radio Broadcast ScheduleSan Francisco Opera Announces Fall 2016 KDFC Radio Broadcast Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

San Francisco Opera's partnership with the Bay Area's Classical KDFC continues with a fall season of opera radio broadcasts beginning August 7 with the star-studded, June 16, 2016 gala concert celebrating San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley. The Company's highly acclaimed 2016 Summer Season productions of Bizet's Carmen, Verdi's Don Carlo and Jana?ek's Jen?fa, along with a special 1982 'From the Archives' broadcast of Handel's Julius Caesar, will air each month through December 4. All performances were recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House and feature the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Chorus. (more...)

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo and Sergio Assad to Perform at New York Guitar Seminar, 7/10Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo and Sergio Assad to Perform at New York Guitar Seminar, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The celebrated Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo will perform at the 16th New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes on Sunday, July 10. Brazilian composer and guitarist Sergio Assad and his daughter, pianist and vocalist Clarice Assad will join the Duo in works by the Assads, Milton Nascimento, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Celso Machado, Alfonso Montes & Irina Kircher, Carlos Lyra, and Gilberto Gil. The concert will be held at 7:30pm at Tishman Auditorium at University Center, 63 Fifth Ave., corner of 13th St.  Michael Newman and Laura Oltman are the founders and artistic directors of the seminar (www.mannesguitar.com) which takes place July 6 - July 11, 2016.  Concert tickets are $25.00; $15.00 for students/seniors. (more...)

BREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 SeasonBREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Opera Philadelphia looks forward to launching the 2016-17 season with the world premiere of a new company co-commission, Breaking the Waves (Sep 22-Oct 1). (more...)

'Celebrating David!' Gala Honors the Career of San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley'Celebrating David!' Gala Honors the Career of San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

On Thursday, June 16, the San Francisco Opera honored Company General Director David Gockley with a gala evening and concert titled Celebrating David! Many of the leading artists from the world of opera gathered to honor one of the great careers in the modern history of the art form. Gockley, who in 2014 announced that he would retire from his position as General Director at the completion of the 2015­­-16 Season on July 31, has led a storied career of more than 40 years as an opera impresario. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's Brian Zeger Returns with Imani, 8/1-2Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's Brian Zeger Returns with Imani, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating 37 years as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music, presents Brian Zeger Returns with Imani in two concerts on Monday, August 1, 7:30 pm, at Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans, and on August 2, 7 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Return to The Joyce Theater Featuring Kathleen Turner as NarratorRIOULT Dance NY to Return to The Joyce Theater Featuring Kathleen Turner as Narrator
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, returns to The Joyce Theater from June 21-26, 2016 with eight performances featuring World and New York City Premieres. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.   (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Celebrate General Director David Gockley in Gala ConcertSan Francisco Opera to Celebrate General Director David Gockley in Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera celebrates David Gockley's remarkable career and ten-year tenure as San Francisco Opera General Director with a gala concert at the War Memorial Opera House on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. David Gockley retires from San Francisco Opera in July 2016, culminating a 45-year career as one of today's most important opera impresarios. (more...)

George London Foundation Announces 2016-17 SeasonGeorge London Foundation Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Upon the conclusion of the 20th year of its celebrated recital series, which was marked with a gala in April featuring some of opera's most prominent American and Canadian stars, the Foundation announces its 2016-17 season of events. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera, Featuring Kate AldrichPhoto Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera, Featuring Kate Aldrich
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Diego Opera is proud to continue its tradition of presenting new or rarely performed works when it presents the west coast premiere of Great Scott, the new opera from composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers) and librettist Terrence McNally (Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, and the plays Mother and Sons, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Fully Monty). They are joined by veteran stage director and former director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Jack O'Brien, who will stage the opera. Great Scott opens on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7 PM for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre and is a co-production with The Dallas Opera. The opera received its world premiere in Dallas on October 30, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at Dallas Opera, Featuring Kate AldrichPhoto Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at Dallas Opera, Featuring Kate Aldrich
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Diego Opera is proud to continue its tradition of presenting new or rarely performed works when it presents the west coast premiere of Great Scott, the new opera from composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers) and librettist Terrence McNally (Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, and the plays Mother and Sons, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Fully Monty). They are joined by veteran stage director and former director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Jack O'Brien, who will stage the opera. Great Scott opens on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7 PM for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre and is a co-production with The Dallas Opera. The opera received its world premiere in Dallas on October 30, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Sony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box SetSony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Since its first Opening Night on May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world's finest artists. In celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall has released Great Moments at Carnegie Hall, an extraordinary 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings capturing an array of unforgettable classical music performances spanning 1933 through 2007. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego OperaSTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-sopranoFrederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bassKevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes.  Check out the interview below with mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade! (more...)

BWW Interview: Von Stade, Aldrich Sing Out on Heggie's 'Great Scott' - Part 1BWW Interview: Von Stade, Aldrich Sing Out on Heggie's 'Great Scott' - Part 1
by Erica Miner - May 4, 2016

I caught up with stars Kate Aldrich and Frederica von Stade at the SDO offices downtown (more...)

Arizona Opera Appoints New General Director Joseph SpecterArizona Opera Appoints New General Director Joseph Specter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Arizona Opera Board of Directors has announced the appointment of its new President and General Director, Joseph Specter.   (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This FallMasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

MACE to Perform at The New School's Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, 5/11MACE to Perform at The New School's Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The New School's Mannes School of Music is pleased to announce that the Mannes American Composers Ensemble (MACE) will perform on Wednesday, May 11, at The New School's Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall (55 West 13th Street, New York, New York). Conducted by Alan Pierson, the program will feature selections by Steve Reich, Thomas Weaver, and Caleb Burhans. True to the mission of MACE, the program exemplifies the ensemble's commitment to the work of living American composers. The concert will begin at 7:30pm. Admission is free. (more...)

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo to Perform at Guitarfest 2016, 4/30Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo to Perform at Guitarfest 2016, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The celebrated Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo will appear at the Guitarfest 2016 on Saturday, April 30. Michael Newman and Laura Oltman will perform the music of Dušan Bogdanovi?, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Paul Moravec, Alfonzo Montes & Irina Kircher and Isaac Albeniz. The concert will be held at 8:00 at the Shea Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

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