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BWW OperaView: A Look into the Kennedys, Ghosts and Holocaust Survivors at ALT Alumni Concert at the Morgan LibraryBWW OperaView: A Look into the Kennedys, Ghosts and Holocaust Survivors at ALT Alumni Concert at the Morgan Library
by Richard Sasanow - May 4, 2017

Baritone Joseph Lattanzi and mezzo Laura Krumm didn't originate at the roles of Jack and Jackie Kennedy when JFK--the new opera by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek--premiered in Fort Worth a year ago. But they certainly owned them in the excerpts presented in the most daring of the four excellent works represented in the “ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert” at New York's Morgan Library & Museum last week. (more...)

ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in ConcertALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum Present ALT Alumni in ConcertAmerican Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum Present ALT Alumni in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and The Morgan Library & Museum present ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm at The Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall, 225 Madison Avenue, NYC.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Boston Lyric Opera's THE RAKE'S PROGRESSReview Roundup: Boston Lyric Opera's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) production of The Rake's Progress, opened on March 12 for a four-performance run at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre.  It brings to life the traditional story of a young man seduced by monetary and carnal pleasures at the hand of a devilish valet. The work hasn't been presented in a fully staged professional production since BLO produced it in 1987. A professional concert version and several conservatories have been staged, but productions in Boston are infrequent. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today an eclectic 2017/18 Season designed to please die-hard opera fans as well as newcomers to the art form.  Each of the Company's productions will be presented on a different area stage, starting October 13-22, 2017 with a new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca featuring the American debut of award-winning rising global star Elena Stikhina in the title role. The World Premiere of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare (a.k.a. Burke & Hare) by composer Julian Grant and librettist Mark Campbell follows November 8-12, 2017.  From March 16-25, 2018, BLO presents Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's pivotal early-20th century work The Threepenny Opera.  BLO closes its Season in May with Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, paired with his Arias and Barcarolles, to mark the Lawrence, Mass.-born composer's centennial. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Brings Stravinsky Back to BostonBoston Lyric Opera's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Brings Stravinsky Back to Boston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) production of The Rake's Progress, which opens March 12 for a four-performance run at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre, brings to life the traditional story of a young man seduced by monetary and carnal pleasures at the hand of a devilish valet.  The work hasn't been presented in a fully staged professional production since BLO produced it in 1987.  A professional concert version and several conservatories have been staged, but productions in Boston are infrequent. (more...)


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New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASSNew York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASSNew York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

Brooklyn Yard to Present Two Powerhouse Plays Out of AustinBrooklyn Yard to Present Two Powerhouse Plays Out of Austin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

New play incubator Brooklyn Yard returns with Austin Exchange featuring East Coast premieres of two fiercely funny two-woman plays by Hannah Kenah, Jenny Larson, and Diana Lynn Small. (more...)

Brooklyn Yard to Present Two Powerhouse Plays Out of AustinBrooklyn Yard to Present Two Powerhouse Plays Out of Austin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

New play incubator Brooklyn Yard returns with Austin Exchange featuring East Coast premieres of two fiercely funny two-woman plays by Hannah Kenah, Jenny Larson, and Diana Lynn Small. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 40th Anniversary SeasonBoston Lyric Opera Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General and Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today that each of the company's 40th anniversary season productions will be presented on a different, iconic Boston stage, starting with its largest-ever undertaking—a spectacular international production of the beloved Georges Bizet opera Carmen in a provocative staging by director Calixto Bieito, co-produced with San Francisco Opera and making its American East Coast premiere at the Boston Opera House on September 23, 2016. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This FebruaryLITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN today, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This FebruaryLITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts. (more...)

Six Women Conductors Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera TonightSix Women Conductors Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2015

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present six women conductors of international stature making music with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and a host of outstanding young artists in one great evening designed to showcase the work of the inaugural Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. (more...)

Six Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This DecemberSix Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present six women conductors of international stature making music with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and a host of outstanding young artists in one great evening designed to showcase the work of the inaugural Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Alumni Series to Begin at National Sawdust Next WeekendAmerican Lyric Theater Alumni Series to Begin at National Sawdust Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

American Lyric Theater is proud to launch a new series, ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert, celebrating the successes of its Composer Librettist Development Program. The series includes two upcoming concerts at the brand new National Sawdust, November 15, 2015 and February 7, 2016, each featuring excerpts from five different operas with scores and/or librettos written by alumni of the CLDP. (more...)

BWW Preview: Westmont Has a GOOD DAY and Goes MAD & A GOAT with Alumni TalentBWW Preview: Westmont Has a GOOD DAY and Goes MAD & A GOAT with Alumni Talent
by Maggie Yates - Oct 16, 2015

Westmont's many-tiered theatre program offers student shows as well as professional shows produced by Lit Moon theatre company. This month, Westmont produces two plays that feature the writing and acting of Westmont Theatre Program's Alumni. (more...)

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