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Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, Victoria Clark & More Celebrate MasterVoices at 2016 Spring BenefitPhoto Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, Victoria Clark & More Celebrate MasterVoices at 2016 Spring Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

MasterVoices raised more than $220,000 to fund the company's Artistic and Education Programs at its 2016 Spring Benefit which featured Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate starring Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Elliot Madore, Anna Christy, and Sarah Mesko, with a World Premiere prologue by Michael John LaChiusa, directed and choreographed by Doug Varone, and conducted by Ted Sperling at Le Parker Meridien and New York City Center on April 28, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you look inside the big night below! (more...)

BWW Opera Review: MASTERVOICES Strikes a Masterful Chord with Dido and AeneasBWW Opera Review: MASTERVOICES Strikes a Masterful Chord with Dido and Aeneas
by Christina Pandolfi - May 2, 2016

A heavenly aura flooded through the regal New York City Center this past Thursday night at the MasterVoices premiere of Henry Purcell & Nahum Tate's baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas. With a full orchestra, the MasterVoices choir, and the Doug Varone and Dancers company, this unique production created a majestic escape of light, sound, and movement for audience-goers. But the crème de la crème was the other-worldly talents of lead vocalists Kelli O' Hara & Victoria Clark, both geniuses in their own right, as they created the perfect balance of good and evil, sweet and sinful through every note. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Ballet Academy East's Pre-Professional Division to Present World Premieres, RevivalsBallet Academy East's Pre-Professional Division to Present World Premieres, Revivals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

In an annual rite of passage, the talented students of Ballet Academy East's Pre-Professional Division delight audiences with both new works and beloved ballets in four performances May 20-22. The production features five works by three choreographers presented at Gerald W. Lynch Theater: Coppélia Act III, de l'innocence, Sans Nuages, TO BE CONTINUED…, and Gossec's Gavotte. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next WeekMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Early Music Vancouver Sets 2016-17 SeasonEarly Music Vancouver Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Early Music Vancouver (EMV)  announces its Vancouver Bach Festival and 2016/17 Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. This year, concert-goers are invited to revel in the genius of Bach, discover a brilliant but disregarded composer who surmounted adversity (Le Mozart Noir), and enjoy an up-close-and-personal encounter with one of the world's greatest choral ensembles - Stile Antico. EMV' s programming offers an opportunity to travel back through time and hear masterpieces illuminated by an in-depth knowledge of the specific musical culture, instruments and style in which they were written. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke to Welcome Susan Graham and Nicholas McGeganOrchestra of St. Luke to Welcome Susan Graham and Nicholas McGegan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Orchestra of St. Luke's welcomes superstar mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, as soloist on its final Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series concert of the season. Lauded "America's favorite mezzo," Graham will sing Britten's Phaedra and three works by Purcell in her only Carnegie Hall appearance this season.  (more...)

Violinist Robert Mealy to Lead Juilliard415 in 'TERPSICHORE' at Alice Tully HallViolinist Robert Mealy to Lead Juilliard415 in 'TERPSICHORE' at Alice Tully Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Violinist Robert Mealy, director of Juilliard Historical Performance, leads Juilliard's period-instrument ensemble Juilliard415 in a program featuring Baroque dance entitled'Terpsichore: A Baroque Dance Mix,' on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall. Joining Juilliard415 will be professional Baroque dancers: Caroline Copeland, Carlos Fittante, Alexis Silver, and Andrew Trego, in period choreography reconstructed by Caroline Copeland and Carlos Fittante, and students from Juilliard Dance: Alysia Johnson, Eoin Robinson, My'kal Stromile, and Peter Farrow, in modern choreography by Peter Farrow. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Sets 2016-17 SeasonChicago Opera Theater Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Today, from the historic Studebaker Theater, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) announced plans for its 2016/17 season, which will bring rarely performed operas and a world premiere to a range of Chicago neighborhoods, will target new types of audiences and will set the stage for a bold future ahead for the company now in its 43rd season. At the event, Andreas Mitisek, COT's Stefan Edlis & Gael Neeson General Director, detailed the ambitious new season, which will feature performances at the Music Box Theatre, the Studebaker Theater Chicago and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. (more...)

Shelter Studios Set for Staged Reading of LOSS, March 6-8Shelter Studios Set for Staged Reading of LOSS, March 6-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

A Staged Reading of Loss written and directed by Deloss Brown with music composed by Bob Trien (BMI Musical Theater Workshop), Henry Purcell and Sir Arthur Sullivan and words by Deloss Brown as well as poets, playwrights and lyricists throughout the ages will have three performances at Shetler Studios taking place on March 6, 7 and 8 beginning at 7PM. The cast features Tara Frederickson* (Metropolitan Opera, Classic Stage Company), James Plante* and Jessica Eleanor Grant* (New York Shakespeare Company). *(member of Actors Equity) (more...)

Harris Theater Gala's IMAGINE THE CELEBRATION with Mark Morris Dance Group Set for 4/5Harris Theater Gala's IMAGINE THE CELEBRATION with Mark Morris Dance Group Set for 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

? The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce Imagine the Celebration, the Gala event which will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, hosted by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and Gala Chairs Jay Franke and David Herro. The internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble will headline the evening with a performance of Dido and Aeneas. The evening will celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Imagine campaign which made the renovation and expansion of the public space of the Harris Theater possible. (more...)

Northrop at the University of Minnesota to Present Mark Morris Dance Group, 3/30Northrop at the University of Minnesota to Present Mark Morris Dance Group, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Northrop at the University of Minnesota presents Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in a one-night-only engagement on Wed, Mar 30 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Saint Thomas Church Appoints Daniel Hyde New Organist & Director of MusicSaint Thomas Church Appoints Daniel Hyde New Organist & Director of Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Hyde as the 22nd Organist and Director of Music of Saint Thomas Church. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & Victoria Clark to Star in MasterVoices' Two-Night Presentation of DIDO AND AENEAS at New York City CenterKelli O'Hara & Victoria Clark to Star in MasterVoices' Two-Night Presentation of DIDO AND AENEAS at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas,on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Opera Atelier Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 SeasonOpera Atelier Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto, ON (January 26, 2016) – Opera Atelier's founding co-artistic directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg today announced the company's 2016-2017 season, featuring Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Charpentier's Medea. Both operas are derived from ancient myth and feature a powerful, complex female protagonist. The season begins in October with Dido and Aeneas (Oct. 20-29, 2016), featuring Wallis Giunta and Christopher Enns, and continues with Medea (Apr. 22-29, 2017), featuring Peggy Kriha Dye and Colin Ainsworth. Following its Toronto run, Medea will tour to the Royal Opera House at the Palace of Versailles as part of Opera Atelier's engagement to perform there every two years. (more...)

Parthenia Viol Consort to Perform 'Through the Labyrinth Concert,' 2/2Parthenia Viol Consort to Perform 'Through the Labyrinth Concert,' 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

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Finnish Violinist Pekka Kuusisto to Lead ACO Collective in Beethoven & the 21st Century in FebruaryFinnish Violinist Pekka Kuusisto to Lead ACO Collective in Beethoven & the 21st Century in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Finnish violinist, Pekka Kuusisto, kicks off the ACO's 2016 national season in his new role as Artistic Director of ACO Collective (formerly known as ACO2). (more...)

THE RESTORATION OF NELL GWYN to Play Park TheatreTHE RESTORATION OF NELL GWYN to Play Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Ensemble and York Theatre Royal present the London premiere of The Restoration of Nell Gwyn by Steve Trafford, with songs by Henry Purcell, at Park Theatre (PARK90) from 26 January - 20 February. This two-hander stars Olivier Award nominee Elizabeth Mansfield and Angela Curran from ITV's hit series 'The Job Lot'. Press Night is Wednesday 27 January, 7pm. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery's Portrait Choir, Made Up of Visitors and Staff, to Perform Concert, TodayNational Portrait Gallery's Portrait Choir, Made Up of Visitors and Staff, to Perform Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

For the first time, National Portrait Gallery visitors and staff will form a choir and perform in a free concert alongside members of Gallery's professional Portrait Choir at the Gallery's Late Shift on today 4 December. It will be the first public performance by the Gallery's Staff Choir. (more...)

Saint Thomas Boy Choristers to Perform with Sting at Tonight's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree LightingSaint Thomas Boy Choristers to Perform with Sting at Tonight's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Saint Thomas Boy Choristers of the world-renowned Choir of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue perform with Sting The Coventry Carol tonight, December 2, 2015 during the NBC regional telecast of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting from 7- 8PM on NBC. (more...)

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