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Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLANDStage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN, 4/22, 4/30Chicago Opera Theater Presents Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN, 4/22, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Perfect American,' a Chicago premiere opera by American composer Philip Glass. Based on American novelist Peter Stephan Jungk's 2001 novel, 'Der Konig von Amerika,' Glass' opera imagines the last three months of Walt Disney's life. (more...)

The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes to Headline Latitude 2017The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes to Headline Latitude 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Latitude Festival has announced the line up for their twelfth edition, which takes  place on Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th July 2017 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

St John's Feast of Music 2017 Presents Three Summer Evening ConcertsSt John's Feast of Music 2017 Presents Three Summer Evening Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

St. John's Feast of Music 2017 presents three glorious concerts on beautiful summer evenings in the delightful surroundings of St John's Church, Halifax Street, Adelaide. Tickets are $40 per person per concert; wine and bruchetta, served in the garden, are complimentary.  (more...)

Marin Baroque to Enthrall and Captivate with WELCOME TO ALL PLEASURESMarin Baroque to Enthrall and Captivate with WELCOME TO ALL PLEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Marin Baroque Chamber Choir, Soloists, period instrument Orchestra, Music Director Daniel Canosa, and Stage Director Marla Volovna join forces to enthrall with a magical performance. Joyous music by Henry Purcell, including Come, Ye Sons of Art, Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, and the Orchestral Suite from The Fairy Queen will be on the program along with the delights of poetry, costumes, wine, and delicacies to savor. Queen Mary will be present as the royal guest of honor and commentator. (more...)

Long Beach Opera, the Office of Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, and the Arts Council of Long Beach to Co-Sponsor THE BARD, THE QUEEN AND THE CLASHLong Beach Opera, the Office of Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, and the Arts Council of Long Beach to Co-Sponsor THE BARD, THE QUEEN AND THE CLASH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Thursday evening, January 12, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO), the Office of Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, and the Arts Council of Long Beach will co-sponsor THE BARD, THE QUEEN AND THE CLASH: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM THROUGH THE PRISM OF CHICANO ART,  a discussion with the California-based performance troupe Culture Clash about the Chicano Theater movement, artistic collaboration, satirical comedy, and everything in between.  The presentation will be held at 7:00 PM in the new Michelle Obama Library, Long Beach, California. (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company Presents Spring 2017 TourRichard Alston Dance Company Presents Spring 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

One of the UK's most widely celebrated contemporary dance companies is presenting eight works to tour throughout 2017, including a world premiere of brand new piece Chacony in the US, accompanied by a live string quartet. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Stages Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEENLong Beach Opera Stages Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Long Beach Opera (LBO) opens its 2017 season on January 22 and 28, 2017 with Henry Purcell's 1692 The Fairy Queen, a re-telling of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and LBO's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek put their spin on this immortal tale. The Fairy Queen will be performed at the Beverly O'Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach CA. 90802. (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company to Premiere Music-Inspired Works at Peak PerformancesRichard Alston Dance Company to Premiere Music-Inspired Works at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Over the last few years, Peak Performances has become a New York / New Jersey home for the work of Richard Alston Dance Company (RADC), one of Britain's foremost contemporary dance companies. (more...)

BWW Review: Gabrielle Lamb Presents her ChoreographyBWW Review: Gabrielle Lamb Presents her Choreography
by Rose Marija - Nov 29, 2016

On November 18, 2016, at the Baruch Arts Center's Mason Hall, Gabrielle Lamb presented two of her numerous works, via two dance groups, The Joffrey Ensemble and her own company, Pigeonwing Dance. Lamb is a New York based choreographer who was a long time soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and in 2009 was invited by Christopher Wheeldon to join his company Morphoses in New York City. Her choreography is contemporary with a flair offered by her own personality and point of view. (more...)

 Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Invention of Morel,' a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel 'La invencion de Morel,' Copeland's new adaptation examines the triumph of time-bending love over convention in a story of adoration and desire. 'The Invention of Morel' features London-based actor, director and writer Jonathan Moore as Stage Director/Librettist together with COT's Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek as Conductor. The press performance will be February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Subsequent performances will be February 24 at 7:30 p.m.and February 26 at 3 p.m.   (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, 2/18Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents "The Invention of Morel," a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel "La invencion de Morel," Copeland's new adaptation examines the triumph of time-bending love over convention in a story of adoration and desire. "The Invention of Morel" features London-based actor, director and writer Jonathan Moore as Stage Director/Librettist together with COT's Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek as Conductor. The press performance will be February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Subsequent performances will be February 24 at 7:30 p.m.and February 26 at 3 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: The Dance Gallery Festival Celebrates its 10th AnniversaryBWW Review: The Dance Gallery Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
by Rose Marija - Nov 16, 2016

The Dance Gallery Festival began ten years ago with the vision of Astrid von Ussar, Founder and Artistic Director. Their stated 'mission is to provide everything that choreographers want, need, and dream of in a professional setting: industry standard lighting, publicity packaging, and ample time for tech rehearsals.' Born of necessity, this collective, following von Ussar's vision, recognizes these lacks to be common to most aspiring and working choreographers (those not working with major, funded dance companies). Funding comes primarily from family and friends. This is an extraordinary find in the dance community; and one that begins to fill a void that has existed for far too long. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm Conducts Puccini's TOSCA, 11/16Jason C. Tramm Conducts Puccini's TOSCA, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Jason C. Tramm will conduct a concert version of Tosca, Giacomo Puccini's visionary and dramatic operatic masterpiece on November 16 at the South Orange Performing Art Center. Inspired by the French playwright Victorien Sardou's 1887 widely popular play 'La Tosca' (which stared the great Sarah Bernhardt in the title role) Puccini's exquisite music, propelled the veristic tale of an unlikely heroine into one of the most beloved and frequently performed operas of all time. (more...)

Joyce Didonato Brings Multimedia Recital IN WAR AND PEACE - HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC To Carnegie Hall, 12/15Joyce Didonato Brings Multimedia Recital IN WAR AND PEACE - HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC To Carnegie Hall, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonatooffers her latest project, In War & Peace: Harmony through Music, on Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Ms. DiDonato is joined by early music orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev from the harpsichord. (more...)

Sono Luminus Announces Release Of J.S. BACH: PARTITAS FOR KEYBOARD, BWV 825-830, Featuring Jory VinkourSono Luminus Announces Release Of J.S. BACH: PARTITAS FOR KEYBOARD, BWV 825-830, Featuring Jory Vinkour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

On November 14, 2016, Sono Luminus Records releases J.S. Bach: Partitas for Keyboard, BWV 825-830 [DSL 92209] a 3-CD set featuring two-time GRAMMY®-nominated harpsichordistJory Vinikour.  For this recording the harpsichordist and conductor, whose performances have been called "so buoyant, glistening or noble that you'll likely find yourself glued to your speakers (or headphones)" by Gramophone, performs on a stunning copy of a North German instrument of Bach's time built by Tom and Barbara Wolf. (more...)

The Poets' Theatre Presents KING ARTHURThe Poets' Theatre Presents KING ARTHUR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Poets' Theatre has entered into an exciting partnership with the Henry Purcell Society of Boston and the Arcadia Players to present Henry Purcell's and John Dryden's rarely performed Restoration Era Musical Spectacle, the semi-opera, King Arthur, for one performance only on Saturday November 19th at 7:30pm at the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul,138 Tremont Street, Boston (opposite the Park Street Station at the top of Boston Common). (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEENChicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Chicago's historic Studebaker Theater will become the home of live opera with a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell's 1692 "The Fairy Queen," a reimagining of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Chicago Opera Theater (COT) beginning November 5. (more...)

BWW Review: Ohio State's DIDO & AENEAS an Inviting Introduction to the Operatic WorldBWW Review: Ohio State's DIDO & AENEAS an Inviting Introduction to the Operatic World
by Amanda Etchison - Oct 21, 2016

An evening at the opera doubles as a dual-departmental showcase of talent in Ohio State's production of 'Dido & Aeneas.' Presented as a collaborative effort from OSU's School of Music and Department of Dance, 'Dido & Aeneas' features students performing in the cast, chorus, orchestra and as dancers. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents BEERS & BARITONES: A BAR NIGHT WITH THE BARD at Mad Mouse BreweryChicago Opera Theater Presents BEERS & BARITONES: A BAR NIGHT WITH THE BARD at Mad Mouse Brewery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) blends beer, Shakespeare's sonnets and opera at "Beers & Baritones: A Bar Night with the Bard," at Mad Mouse Brewery (724 W Maxwell St.) on October 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The third annual performance of "Beers & Baritones" will feature Chicago Opera Theater's bass-baritone Zacharias Niedzwiecki and bass Samuel Weiser, along with select performances by Chicago College of Performing Arts students Richard Hatcher and Liz Lengyel. Tickets ($35 to the general public; $30 for subscribers and Opera Underground members) can be purchased online here and includes three beers and appetizers. Mad Mouse Brewery is located inside Moxee's Brewpub, which features barbeque and Cajun cuisine. (more...)

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