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BWW Review: Where is Heroic GUILLAUME TELL Now that We Need Him? On Stage at the MetBWW Review: Where is Heroic GUILLAUME TELL Now that We Need Him? On Stage at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 13, 2016

Always looking for new worlds to conquer, Gioachino Rossini wrote GUILLAUME TELL in French, as Paris became the center of the opera world. Despite his successes there, this was to be his operatic swan song, a story glorifying a revolutionary character--with a message that resonated, loud and strong, at the performance the night after the troubling American election. (more...)

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, TodayRossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

A new production of Rossini'sGuillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met onOctober 18in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed byPierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal ConductorFabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times.Gerald Finleywill star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, withMarina Rebekaas the Princess Mathilde;Bryan Hymelas her suitor Arnold;Maria Zifchakas Tell's wife Hedwige;Janai Bruggeras their son Jemmy; Italian bassMarco Spottiin his Met debut as Walter Furst;Kwangchul Younas Arnold's father Melcthal; andJohn Relyeaas Gesler. (more...)

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, 10/18Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

A new production of Rossini'sGuillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met onOctober 18in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed byPierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal ConductorFabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times.Gerald Finleywill star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, withMarina Rebekaas the Princess Mathilde;Bryan Hymelas her suitor Arnold;Maria Zifchakas Tell's wife Hedwige;Janai Bruggeras their son Jemmy; Italian bassMarco Spottiin his Met debut as Walter Furst;Kwangchul Younas Arnold's father Melcthal; andJohn Relyeaas Gesler. (more...)

George Tsypin Reveals Stage Design Photos & Stories in New BookGeorge Tsypin Reveals Stage Design Photos & Stories in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Based in New York City, George Tsypin's Opera Factory creates visions of towering gods, underwaterkingdoms, skyscraping towers, and earth-boundangels. It was George Tsypin's Seaglass Carousel you saw at the Battery, his Chrysler Building inSpider-Man: Turn Offthe Dark, his opening ceremonydisplay at the 2014 Winter Olympics. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES Is A Bizarre, Juicy, Fairytale Feast Of Color And ComedyBWW Review: THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES Is A Bizarre, Juicy, Fairytale Feast Of Color And Comedy
by Jade Kops - Jun 24, 2016

Opera Australia's interpretation of Sergei Prokofief's THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES returns to delight and entrance Sydney audiences. An explosion of colour, light, and fabulous physicality, this work breaks the mould of traditional opera with animated, accessible music and clever lyrics. (more...)

Second Round of Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring SeasonSecond Round of Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Casting for the third and fourth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces First Round of Casting for 2016 Spring Season at the MetAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces First Round of Casting for 2016 Spring Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Season to Feature Bartlett Sher in ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nina Stemme in New TRISTAN, Gala Concert and More!Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Season to Feature Bartlett Sher in ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nina Stemme in New TRISTAN, Gala Concert and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera's 2016-17 season, the 50thanniversary of its home at Lincoln Center, will feature 225 opera performances of 26 operas in a varied repertory that ranges from 18thcentury masterpieces to one of the most acclaimed operas in recent years. Repertoire for the company's 132ndseason will include the Met premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's 2000 operaL'Amour de Loin, as well as new stagings of Wagner'sTristan und Isolde, Rossini'sGuillaume Tell,Gounod'sRomeo et Juliette, Dvo?ak'sRusalka, and Strauss'sDer Rosenkavalier. A gala concert on May 7, 2017 will celebrate the 50thanniversary of the company's Lincoln Center location with performances by opera's leading stars honoring the Met's past and future. Ticket prices will not increase, remaining the same as in the current season, and audience development programs instituted by the company in recent years will continue. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns To Charm And Delight at Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland TheatreBWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns To Charm And Delight at Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jan 14, 2016

THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns To Charm And Delight at Sydney Opera House (more...)

Opera Australia Launches Julie Taymor's THE MAGIC FLUTE TonightOpera Australia Launches Julie Taymor's THE MAGIC FLUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Sydney, Australia: From the creative talent that brought us The Lion King comes The Magic Flute - a fantastical theatrical adventure for audiences of all ages. Julie Taymor's wildly imaginative production returns in 2016 after hugely successful seasons in 2015, featuring whimsical stylised costumes and huge puppetry in a jaw- dropping show to entertain the child in us all. The Magic Flute plays at Sydney Opera House from tonight, 30 December 2015 to 16 January 2016. (more...)

Opera Australia to Launch Julie Taymor's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 12/30Opera Australia to Launch Julie Taymor's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Sydney, Australia: From the creative talent that brought us The Lion King comes The Magic Flute a fantastical theatrical adventure for audiences of all ages. Julie Taymor's wildly imaginative production returns in 2016 after hugely successful seasons in 2015, featuring whimsical stylised costumes and huge puppetry in a jaw- dropping show to entertain the child in us all. The Magic Flute plays at Sydney Opera House from 30 December 2015 to 16 January 2016. (more...)

New Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 SeasonNew Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Programming for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Highlighting the season will be the New York City Premiere of a new work by Mark Morris and the Company Premieres of Frederick Ashton's Monotones I and II, George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie and AfterEffect by Marcelo Gomes. The 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 21 through November 1, marks the conclusion of ABT's 75th Anniversary celebration. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Sets Dancers for 2015 Fall Season at Koch TheatreAmerican Ballet Theatre Sets Dancers for 2015 Fall Season at Koch Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

American Ballet Theatre opens its Fall season on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 P.M. with a special opening night Gala performance, highlighted by the New York City premiere of a new work by Mark Morris, with music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (Septet in C Major, No. 2 'Military') and costumes by Issac Mizrahi, and the Company Premiere of Frederick Ashton's Monotones I and II set to music by Erik Satie with costumes by Ashton. (more...)

New Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 SeasonNew Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Programming for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Highlighting the season will be the New York City Premiere of a new work by Mark Morris and the Company Premieres of Frederick Ashton's Monotones I and II, George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie and AfterEffect by Marcelo Gomes. The 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 21 through November 1, marks the conclusion of ABT's 75th Anniversary celebration. (more...)

Casting Announced for First Two Weeks of ABT's 2015 Spring SeasonCasting Announced for First Two Weeks of ABT's 2015 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the MetTickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 11-July 4, will be highlighted by the New York Premiere of an all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 22 at 9:00 A.M. (more...)

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OTHELLO and More Set for ABT's Spring 2015 Season at the MetTHE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OTHELLO and More Set for ABT's Spring 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The season will be highlighted by the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Playwright Glen Berger Talks SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK on Geek's Guide to the Galaxy PodcastPlaywright Glen Berger Talks SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK on Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

When Glen Berger signed on to write the script for a musical adaptation of SPIDER-MAN, alongside director Julie Taymor and music team Bono and the Edge, Berger thought he was about to have a mega-hit on his hands. But as he shares on a recent episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, it was not to be. Click here to listen to the full interview! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Gets A Modern Makeover For ChildrenBWW Reviews: Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Gets A Modern Makeover For Children
by Jade Kops - Jan 3, 2015

Opera Australia brings back Julie Taymor's modern interpretation of THE MAGIC FLUTE, for the 2015 Summer Season. Translated to English by J D McClatchy, this version, originally created for the Metropolitan Opera of New York in 2005 gives the 18th Century story of the education of mankind a modern pantomime treatment. (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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