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Peak Performances Announces 2015 Lineup of Music, Theater and DancePeak Performances Announces 2015 Lineup of Music, Theater and Dance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

A potent mix of international and American music, theater and dance premieres highlight the second half of the Kasser Theater's 10th anniversary celebration, which begins January 24 with the American premiere of Robyn Orlin's extravagantly titled “At the same time we were pointing a finger at you, we realized we were pointing three at ourselves...” performed by the Senegalese dance troupe Compagnie Jant-Bi. (more...)

Tickets to Gotham Chamber Opera's THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK Now On SaleTickets to Gotham Chamber Opera's THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for Gotham Chamber Opera's final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres.A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 27 - 29, 2015. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets range from $30 to $175 and are available at metmuseum.org/tickets. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' SeasonOpera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

(Saratoga Springs, NY) -- Opera Saratoga announces subscriptions are now on sale for the 2015 Summer Festival, which will include three operas featuring guest artists from around the globe, and a wide-range of additional live performances and arts experiences. The three operas will take place over a three-and-a-half week period, from July 2nd to the 26th. (more...)

Gulfshore Opera Presents Inaugural SeasonGulfshore Opera Presents Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Serving Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties, Gulfshore Opera promises to present the highest quality of opera theater and classical vocal music performances while maximizing accessibility for diverse audiences of all ages. Their Educational Outreach program is committed to community building through a youth development program that empowers at- risk children to strive for excellence through music. (more...)

UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir to PResent Brahms' German Requiem, 11/14UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir to PResent Brahms' German Requiem, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir, under the direction of Edward Maclary, explore the meaning of life and loss in Brahms' German Requiem Friday, November 14 at 8pm in The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center's Dekelboum Concert Hall. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera to Close 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK in MarchGotham Chamber Opera to Close 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK in March
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera announces the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell, and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres.A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 26 - 28, 2015 at 7pm. Tickets range from $30 to $175 and will be available at ?metmuseum.org/tickets. (more...)

The LA Opera Introduces the Three Countertenors of DIDO & AENEASThe LA Opera Introduces the Three Countertenors of DIDO & AENEAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

From the iconic Three Tenors to the Three Mo' Tenors who made a name for themselves in classical circles throughout the 90s, we fast forward to October 2014 where LA Opera presents a historic first! Meet The Three Countertenors - John Holiday, Darryl Taylor and G. Thomas Allen - three gifted African-American countertenors making their LA Opera debuts in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. To our knowledge, never before have three black countertenors been in one production together on an opera stage. (more...)

LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's to Return to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning 11/6Orchestra of St. Luke's to Return to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, leading Orchestra of St. Luke's in the first of three Carnegie Hall concerts this season as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary celebration. (more...)

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITALPaul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be released September 1, 2014, it has been announced by Richard Daniels, DANCES FOR AN iPHONE creator and the app's principal choreographer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's THE FAIRY QUEEN is Whimsical and MirthfulBWW Reviews: dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's THE FAIRY QUEEN is Whimsical and Mirthful
by David Clarke - Aug 10, 2014

In New York City, summer and Shakespeare go hand in hand. For their 2014 Season the dell'Arte Opera Ensemble is producing 'A Summer of Shakespeare,' and they kicked off this season with a fully staged production of Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEEN. While giving the show a modern twist, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble followed traditional convention and has set the piece into an abridged version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The end product is a light-hearted yet ambitious production that enchants. (more...)

IMAGINING O, TATTOOED IN SNOW, APROPOS, ROCCO and More Set for Peak Performances' 2014-15 SeasonIMAGINING O, TATTOOED IN SNOW, APROPOS, ROCCO and More Set for Peak Performances' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Despite the welcoming size of its stage and its top technical offerings, nothing about the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University has been considered sacred since its opening ten years ago. Peak artists have moved inside, outside and about the theater with the greatest of ease, with only a single directive issued by Peak's Artistic Director Jedediah Wheeler: Challenge the minds and imaginations of audiences in unexpected ways. (more...)

LA Opera Presents Double Bill of DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15LA Opera Presents Double Bill of DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

General Director Placido Domingo announced updated casting details for LA Opera's production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, two riveting stagings of two disparate operas written more than two centuries apart that come together in a unique double bill for six performances from October 25 through November 15, 2014. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15The LA Opera Presents DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated casting details for LA Opera's production ofHenry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Bela Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, two riveting stagings of two disparate operas written more than two centuries apart that come together in a unique double bill for six performances from October 25 through November 15, 2014. (more...)

Tickets for LA Opera's 2014-15 Season to Go On General Sale on 6/22Tickets for LA Opera's 2014-15 Season to Go On General Sale on 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Tickets for LA Opera's 2014/15 six mainstage productions, plus two eagerly anticipated Off Grand special events, will go on sale to the general public this Sunday, June 22, at 10:00am. Tickets may be purchased online atwww.LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001 or in person, from10am to 6pm, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012. (more...)

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble to Present a Shakespearean Summer with FALSTAFF, MACBETH and More, Beg. 8/7dell'Arte Opera Ensemble to Present a Shakespearean Summer with FALSTAFF, MACBETH and More, Beg. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, which offers role debut and training opportunities to emerging opera artists, celebrates its eleventh season of high-quality, affordable NYC performances with a Shakespearean summer. The company's Shakespeare Repertoire Project (SRP) includes fully-staged productions of Salieri's 'Falstaff' and Purcell's 'The Fairy Queen,' along with a semi-staged production of Verdi's 'Macbeth,' and an evening of Shakespearean 'Songs and Sonnets.' Kicking off on August 7, 2014, the dell'Arte season takes place in the intimate, 160-seat East 13th Street Theatre, placing its audience feet away from burgeoning talent and timeless opera productions with chamber orchestra. (more...)

PETER AND THE WOLF, 'THE WITCH' & More Set for Bijou Theatre's Children's SeriesPETER AND THE WOLF, 'THE WITCH' & More Set for Bijou Theatre's Children's Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Bijou Theatre is teaming up with New England Ballet Company to put together their first-ever Children's Series, which will run on one Sunday per month at 3pm. The diversity between live musical theatre and a professional dance company will provide a little something for everyone. The first show of the series will be the timeless classic 'Peter and the Wolf' on Sunday September 28 at 3 PM. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the full 2014 Festival free and ticketed event schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco Symphony's New Live Recording of WEST SIDE STORY; Set for Digital Release TodayCheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco Symphony's New Live Recording of WEST SIDE STORY; Set for Digital Release Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Beginning today, May 20, West Side Story will be available for an exclusive early download from iTunes.com/SFSymphony where it is now available for pre-order. (more...)

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