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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...)

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings Begins New Season Joined by Prelude Chamber StringsPacific Symphony Santiago Strings Begins New Season Joined by Prelude Chamber Strings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS), with instrumentalists in grades 6-9, led by Music Director Irene Kroesen (under the artistic advisement of Music Director Carl St.Clair). The concert features the Prelude Chamber Strings (PCS), grades 2-8, conducted by Helen Weed. (more...)

Ensemble Galante and Mopoke Theatre Team for DIDO & AENEAS at Queen's TheatreEnsemble Galante and Mopoke Theatre Team for DIDO & AENEAS at Queen's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

In this strictly limited season of three intimate performances, Ensemble Galante joins forces with Mopoke Theatre Productions to present a fully-staged production of Henry Purcell's iconic Dido & Aeneas in Adelaide's historic Queen's Theatre, from October 7 - 9. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE FAIRY QUEEN Begins This November at Studebaker TheaterChicago Opera Theater's THE FAIRY QUEEN Begins This November at Studebaker Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 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. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and COT's Andreas Mitisek put a modernized spin on Purcell's adaptation of Shakespeare's classic with an edgy and hilarious examination of the messes mere mortals make of relationships. "The Fairy Queen" will be performed at Chicago's historicStudebaker Theater (410 S. Michigan Ave). The press performance will be November 5 at 7:30 p.m.Subsequent performances will be November 11 at 7:30 p.m. and November 13 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This FallChicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

For the first time ever, Chicago's iconic Music Box Theatre will host a classical live performance when Chicago Opera Theater (COT) debuts the Chicago premiere of Frank Martin's 1942 'The Love Potion' ('Le Vin Herbe') on September 30. (more...)

Ensemble Galante and Mopoke Theatre Team for DIDO & AENEAS at Queen's TheatreEnsemble Galante and Mopoke Theatre Team for DIDO & AENEAS at Queen's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In this strictly limited season of three intimate performances, Ensemble Galante joins forces with Mopoke Theatre Productions to present a fully-staged production of Henry Purcell's iconic Dido & Aeneas in Adelaide's historic Queen's Theatre, from October 7 - 9. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This FallChicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

For the first time ever, Chicago's iconic Music Box Theatre will host a classical live performance when Chicago Opera Theater (COT) debuts the Chicago premiere of Frank Martin's 1942 'The Love Potion' ('Le Vin Herbe') on September 30. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Launches 40 DAYS OF OPERABoston Lyric Opera Launches 40 DAYS OF OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) Stanford Calderwood General and Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today a multi-platform, regional recognition of the robust opera and vocal music offerings in Greater Boston over the next six weeks, and debuted an online calendar that combines them all as part of the company's "40 Days of Opera" celebration. (more...)

Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

New York, NY - Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. The concert will be the last in a yearlong series of performances that have been offered at St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in honor of Maestro John Scott who served as Organist and Director of Music for eleven years, and who died unexpectedly in August 2015.  Proceeds from the concert will be used to create a Saint Thomas Choir School scholarship to assist choristers in need which will be established in John Scott's memory. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 8/07/2016Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 8/07/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/07/2016 for Kansas City (more...)

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