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Mimesis Ensemble to Present ALL ROADS DO NOT LEAD FORWARD, Featuring Fairouz's SADAT, 5/26Mimesis Ensemble to Present ALL ROADS DO NOT LEAD FORWARD, Featuring Fairouz's SADAT, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Mimesis Ensemble presents "All Roads Do Not Lead Forward," a program featuring the NYC Premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Sadat, a Ballet in 5 Scenes for Chamber Orchestra. (more...)

American Opera Projects to Select Composers, Librettists for Two Years of Free TrainingAmerican Opera Projects to Select Composers, Librettists for Two Years of Free Training
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces the return of its popular Composers & the Voice program for its 2015-17 seasons. (more...)

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA Announces 2015 Bank of America Chamber Music Series ProgramsSPOLETO FESTIVAL USA Announces 2015 Bank of America Chamber Music Series Programs
by Peter Danish - Apr 3, 2015

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Spoleto Festival USA Sets 2015 Bank of America Chamber Music SeriesSpoleto Festival USA Sets 2015 Bank of America Chamber Music Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Geoff Nuttall, The Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director for Chamber Music for the Bank of America Chamber Music series, today announced details of the 11 programs for the 33 concerts that will be performed at this year's Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina from Friday, May 22 through Sunday, June 7. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council WinnersThe Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. (more...)

The Met Museum Celebrates Asian Art With 19 ExhibitionsThe Met Museum Celebrates Asian Art With 19 Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

2015 marks the centennial of the Metropolitan Museum's Department of Asian Art. In the Year of the Ram, which officially began during Lunar New Year in February 2015, the department will present 19 exhibitions and installations organized for a one-year celebration of its formidable holdings of art from across Asia. The department today oversees more than 50 galleries and one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art anywhere in the world. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Long Yu Reveals 'Compose 20:20'Long Yu Reveals 'Compose 20:20'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Conductor Long Yu announces 'the creation of an entire canon of new music, one of the most important projects in my life' - Compose 20:20 (more...)

The Costume Institute to Display CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Exhibit, 5/7The Costume Institute to Display CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Exhibit, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The Costume Institute's spring 2015 exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 7 through August 16, 2015 (preceded on May 4 by The Costume Institute Benefit). Presented in the Museum's Chinese Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center, the exhibition will explore how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries, resulting in highly creative distortions of cultural realities and mythologies. In this collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art, high fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, as well as films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery. (more...)

George Manahan to Conduct, Stan Lai to Stage San Francisco Opera's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere; Preview Set for Next Week!George Manahan to Conduct, Stan Lai to Stage San Francisco Opera's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere; Preview Set for Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced two key artistic personnel for the Company's world premiere commission, Dream of the Red Chamber by renowned Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng (Madame Mao, The Silver River). Premiering Fall 2016 at the War Memorial Opera House, Dream of the Red Chamber will be conducted by American maestro George Manahan and staged by celebrated Taiwanese director Stan Lai in his Company debut. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Excerpts from PARADISE INTERRUPTED to be Performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3/21Excerpts from PARADISE INTERRUPTED to be Performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Excerpts from Paradise Interrupted, a new installation opera by artist Jennifer Wen Ma and composer Huang Ruo, will be performed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing on Saturday, March 21. The Met Museum Presents performances offer a special preview of this work in progress before the world premiere at the 2015 Spoleto Festival USA in May. There will be two Metropolitan Museum performances at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $54 and are available online atmetmuseum.org/tickets or by phone (212) 570-3949. Tickets include Museum admission and are part of the Museum's "Bring the Kids for $1" program. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

MET MUSEUM PRESENTS Releases Schedule of March Events, Beg. 3/6MET MUSEUM PRESENTS Releases Schedule of March Events, Beg. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Civilians: The End and The Beginning Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. at The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing A theatrical investigation of dying, death, and the afterlife, from ancient Egypt to tomorrow. This performance is staged at the incomparable Temple of Dendur. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Partners with Bowers Museum for FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7Pacific Symphony Partners with Bowers Museum for FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Jan. 28, 2015—Pacific Symphony, in partnership with Bowers Museum, presents “A Feast for the Senses,” an enchanting evening of Chinese music, dining and discovery surrounding the Bowers' current special exhibition, “China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui.” An upscale and one-of-a-kind experience, guests are treated to a fusion of music and history as Symphony musicians are interwoven between mysterious artifacts, performing music curated by Chinese American composer Huang Ruo and featuring world-renowned pipa player Zhou Yi. The ancient jades, cast bronzes and life-size statues of the exhibition were found in Sanxingdui and date to about 1200 B.C. The “Lost Civilization” has been termed “the ninth wonder of the world” and is claimed by scholars to be one of the greatest archaeological finds ever unearthed. After seeing the museum's collections and enjoying a reception of music and art, guests enter the John. M. Lee Court to hear a performance of music by Huang Ro, as well as taste an authentic Sichuan Province-inspired dinner and dessert presented by Bowers' award-winning restaurant, Tangata. This event is sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation as part of its New California Arts Fund initiative. (more...)

Pacific Symphony, Bowers Museum Team for A FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7Pacific Symphony, Bowers Museum Team for A FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Pacific Symphony, in partnership with Bowers Museum, presents 'A Feast for the Senses,' an enchanting evening of Chinese music, dining and discovery surrounding the Bowers' current special exhibition, 'China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui.' (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2015 Season: May 22–June 7Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2015 Season: May 22–June 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

Festival General Director Nigel Redden has today announced the program for the 39th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 22 through June 7, 2015. Held in Charleston, South Carolina, the Festival includes the world premiere of the opera Paradise Interrupted composed by Huang Ruo and designed and directed by visual artist Jennifer Wen Ma, the American premiere and first performances in over 350 years of Francesco Cavalli's baroque opera Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona, and the first US performances of a new production of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare's Globe directed by the company's Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole and Tim Hoare. (more...)

Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA TonightJuilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting debut at Juilliard in the production directed by John Giampietro. Performances take place tonight, November 19, 2014 and Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 p.m., in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Tickets for Juilliard Opera's production of Il Turco in Italia are $30 and available at events.juilliard.edu or at the Juilliard Box Office. Juilliard students may attend for free; non-Juilliard students with valid ID may purchase tickets at $15 at the Juilliard Box Office. (more...)

Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting debut at Juilliard in the production directed by John Giampietro. Performances take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 p.m., in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Tickets for Juilliard Opera's production of Il Turco in Italia are $30 and available at events.juilliard.edu or at the Juilliard Box Office. Juilliard students may attend for free; non-Juilliard students with valid ID may purchase tickets at $15 at the Juilliard Box Office. (more...)

Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Poets House present a discussion with award-winning poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy followed by a reading of his latest opera libretto The Leopard, based on the acclaimed novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and directed by James Robinson. The discussion will be joined by The Leopard's composer Michael Dellaira and will feature a performance of music from the opera-in-development and a mid-event reception with the artists. The event will take place on Saturday, November 8 at 3 pm at Kray Hall in Poets House (10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282 in Battery Park City). Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members and can be purchased at operaprojects.org. (more...)

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