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Cincinnati Pops Celebrates John Williams's Birthday With All-Williams First Half of Concert Featuring Jason Alexander, 3/4Cincinnati Pops Celebrates John Williams's Birthday With All-Williams First Half of Concert Featuring Jason Alexander, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Williams! The Cincinnati Pops be celebrating his FIFTIETH Academy Award Nomination March 4-6 with an all-Williams first half as part of An Evening of Comedy & Song with Jason Alexander. For more information, visit: cincinnatipops.org (more...)

The New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring ProgrammingThe New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The New School's newly formed College of Performing Arts, led by"firebrand" (New York Times) Executive Dean Richard Kessler, is pleased to announce winter-spring public programming highlights for the College's three schools: Mannes School of Music, The School of Jazz and The School of Drama. Performances will take place at the College's new performing arts hub-designed by Deborah Berke Partners at Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street)-as well as at The New School's Tishman Auditorium at University Center (63 Fifth Avenue), The Theater at the School of Drama (151 Bank Street) and venues throughout the city. Please see below for a schedule of events for each school.   (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, TodayHouston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (more...)

BWW Interview: Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek Serenades Audiences with BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBWW Interview: Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek Serenades Audiences with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Courtnee Miles - Jan 25, 2016

We're taking you on a journey to the magical world of Beast, Belle, Gaston, and friends as we travel through time. Taking place in 18th century France, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's Beauty and the Beast is making it's way to Atlanta's Fox Theatre. I had the chance to sit down with Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek (Gaston) to talk about bringing this great book, turned film, and now theatrical play to life. (more...)

Rita Moreno Cancels American Songbook Performance TodayRita Moreno Cancels American Songbook Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

This just in! Rita Moreno has cancelled this evening's Lincoln Center Performance. (more...)

Vanessa Williams Continues Lincoln Center's 2016 AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season TonightVanessa Williams Continues Lincoln Center's 2016 AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Returning for its 17th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to broaden its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting as interpreted by top performers and rising stars, with events at three Lincoln Center venues. The Appel Room series opens with Vanessa Williams performing in the breathtaking space in Frederick P. Rose Hall tonight, January 20, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 12/6/2015 - 12/13/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 12/6/2015 - 12/13/2015
by BWW - Dec 13, 2015

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Symphony Center's 18th Annual New Year's Concert Set for Orchestra Hall, 12/27Symphony Center's 18th Annual New Year's Concert Set for Orchestra Hall, 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Celebrate the ageless beauty of Viennese music at Symphony Center's 18th annual New Year's Concert on Sunday, December 27th at 2:30 p.m. in Orchestra Hall.  Be swept away by the romance of Strauss waltzes - including the Blue Danube, and melodies from operettas. Enjoy a star-studded European cast of singers, beautifully costumed dancers and the Strauss Symphony of America, conducted by Viennese conductor Bernhard Schneider. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). Also featured at the exclusive event will be Jake Heggie, composer (Great Scott, Moby-Dick) and accomplished pianist, who has had a long-standing artistic collaboration with Miss von Stade. (more...)

Frederica Von Stade & Jake Heggie Set for Dallas Opera's Titus Art Song SeriesFrederica Von Stade & Jake Heggie Set for Dallas Opera's Titus Art Song Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). Also featured at the exclusive event will be Jake Heggie, composer (Great Scott, Moby-Dick) and accomplished pianist, who has had a long-standing artistic collaboration with Miss von Stade. (more...)

MasterVoices Honored by Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual GalaMasterVoices Honored by Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

MasterVoices, formerly The Collegiate Chorale, was honored at the Martina Arroyo Foundation's11th Annual Gala.MasterVoices was recognized along with American couture designer Joanna Mastroianni and The Michel Maurel award-winner Ernst Rieser. Brian Kellow and Terrance McKnight hosted the gala, with performances by the young artists of Prelude to Performance, Jennifer Rowley, Michele Angelini and Cecilia Violetta Lopez (both featured in the October issue of Opera News), as well as other special guests. (more...)

Luna Pearl Woolf's BETTER GODS Set for  Washington National OperaLuna Pearl Woolf's BETTER GODS Set for Washington National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Better Gods, a new opera by composer Luna Pearl Woolf, will have its world premiere at the Kennedy Center on January 8 and 9 presented by Washington National Opera, Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director. The story of the last queen of Hawaii and the fall of the Hawaiian monarchy, with a libretto by Caitlin Vincent, the one-hour opera is part of WSO's ambitious American Opera Initiative.  The music of Luna Pearl Woolf, praised for its “psychological nuances and emotional depth,” by The New York Times, is also featured on several new recordings and is the focus of major composer portraits in Washington, DC and in Montreal in 2016. (more...)

SALUTE TO VIENNA New Year's Concert Set for Orchestra Hall, 12/27SALUTE TO VIENNA New Year's Concert Set for Orchestra Hall, 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Celebrate the ageless beauty of Viennese music at Symphony Center's 18th annual New Year's Concert on Sunday, December 27th at 2:30 p.m. in Orchestra Hall. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents World Premiere of BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4The Dallas Opera Presents World Premiere of BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

San Francisco -- As part of its unique annual Hands-on-Opera education and youth performance program, Opera Parallèle (OP) will present the world premiere of Amazing Grace, by OP composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius. Based on the children's book of the same name by Mary Hoffman and with a libretto by Opera Parallèle's Brian Staufenbiel and Roma Olvera, three free performances will be presented this weekend, November 12 & 14, at the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco. (more...)

MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

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Diana Damrau to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 12/6Diana Damrau to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

?Named "Best Female Singer" at the 2014 International Opera Awards, German soprano Diana Damrau appears in recital with pianist Craig Rutenberg at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Ms. Damrau and Mr. Rutenberg perform German lieder by Schubert and R. Strauss, French songs by Poulenc and Manuel Rosenthal, and Dvo?ak's Zigeunermelodien. (more...)

Barb Jungr & John McDaniel to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko This NovemberBarb Jungr & John McDaniel to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

In this exciting collaboration, award winning-vocalist and performer, Barb Jungr, and Grammy and Emmy Award-winner, John McDaniel, bring their acclaimed show, Come Together, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only -- Today, November 6 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 7 (7 p.m.) (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 10/25/2015 - 11/1/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 10/25/2015 - 11/1/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

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Dallas Opera Premieres New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT TonightDallas Opera Premieres New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

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-soprano Frederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bass Kevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes. (more...)

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