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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...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for Ars Nova's Night Celebrating Bridget EverettPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for Ars Nova's Night Celebrating Bridget Everett
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

?The 32nd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 29 at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary with soprano Julie Adams and pianist John Churchwell. Adams and Churchwell will present a program of works by Alfred Bachelet, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Edvard Grieg, Sergei Rachmaninov and Lee Hoiby. (more...)

Opera Parallèle Presents U.S. Premiere of Tarik O'Regan's HEART OF DARKNESS, 5/1-3Opera Parallèle Presents U.S. Premiere of Tarik O'Regan's HEART OF DARKNESS, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Hard on the heels of the highly successful premiere of its acclaimed new production of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking in February, Opera Parallèle will present the U.S. premiere of Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness May 1-3 at Z Space in San Francisco. The opera will be staged in an innovative new production overseen by Opera Parallèle Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel, with Artistic Director Nicole Paiement conducting. Performances are Friday, May 1, at 8 pm; Saturday, May 2, at 2 pm and 8 pm; and Sunday, May 3, at 2 pm; Z Space is located at 450 Florida Street in San Francisco. Tickets are priced $30-$85 and may be purchased at www.operaparallele.org . (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio ArtistsThe Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

After a worldwide search, Houston Grand Opera has chosen seven new members for the 2015–16 HGO Studioprogram. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensivecareer development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to thefield of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 500 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in Houston, New York, Philadelphia,Cincinnati, and San Francisco. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias, held this year on February 5. (more...)

UrbanArias to Present New Opera BLUE VIOLA at Artisphere, 3/20-29UrbanArias to Present New Opera BLUE VIOLA at Artisphere, 3/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

UrbanArias: DC's contemporary opera company presents the world premiere of BLUE VIOLA by composer Peter Hilliard and librettist Matt Boresi. (more...)

Patti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Next MonthPatti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in her acclaimed concert, 'The Lady with The Torch,' April 2 - 14, 2015. (more...)

NYCO Renaissance Hosts Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel TonightNYCO Renaissance Hosts Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

New York City Opera Renaissance will host a Gala Concert and Dinner to celebrate the life of the late Maestro Julius Rudel and his invaluable contribution to the New York City Opera as General Director and Principal Conductor from 1957 to 1979. Maestro Rudel passed away on June 26, 2014 at age 93. The Gala Concert will take place at the Rose Theater in the Time Warner Center, Broadway & 60th Street, New York, NY, this evening, March 9, 2015, at 7 pm. (more...)

BWW Previews:  A New Beginning For NEW YORK CITY OPERA at Rose Theater, Lincoln CenterBWW Previews: A New Beginning For NEW YORK CITY OPERA at Rose Theater, Lincoln Center
by Peter Danish - Mar 6, 2015

New York City Opera was one of the great artistic treasures of New York. It was famously dubbed 'The People's Opera' by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia at its founding in 1943 and throughout its nearly 70 year history, the NYCO helped launch the careers of many of the world's greatest opera stars including Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Placido Domingo, Maralin Niska, Carol Vaness, Jose Carreras, Shirley Verrett, Tatiana Troyanos, Jerry Hadley, Catherine Malfitano, Samuel Ramey. Sills later famously served as the company's director and chief ambassador for the art form from 1979-1989. It also sought to produce an innovative choice of repertory, and provide a home for American singers and composers. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 4, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. BIC's fall season schedule, plus Theo's 'JCS,' Woodstock's 'Chaperone,' Kokandy's 'Full Monty' and the Paramount's 'Les Mis.' Also four recent contemporary operas, early and late Sondheim comparisons, this month's 'Option Up,!' and Linda Eder and Jessie Mueller hit the suburbs! (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The audited financial results for San Francisco Opera's 2013–14 season (FY14) were announced today by San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin: a deficit of $348,244 on an operating budget of $74,119,493. The Company's 91st season presented eight main stage works at the War Memorial Opera House in addition to numerous concerts, recitals, workshops and community engagement events attracting more than 271,954 individuals. (more...)

VIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLESVIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2015

Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone is making a cameo appearance in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES now Through March 1. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at her appearance! (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat TonightTHE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Two iconic artists -- operatic superstar Marilyn Horne and Broadway legend Patti LuPone -- will join together for a conversation about the unlikely role they share in common: Samira in John Corigliano's 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles. The conversation, to be livestreamed at LAOpera.org beginning at 5:30pm tonight, February 27, will be hosted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, who has worked extensively with both artists. (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat This FridayTHE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Two iconic artists -- operatic superstar Marilyn Horne and Broadway legend Patti LuPone -- will join together for a conversation about the unlikely role they share in common: Samira in John Corigliano's 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles. The conversation, to be livestreamed at LAOpera.org beginning at 5:30pm on Friday, February 27, will be hosted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, who has worked extensively with both artists. (more...)

BWW Reviews: That Voice, Voluminous and Voluptuous, Marks Mezzo Jamie Barton Debut at Zankel HallBWW Reviews: That Voice, Voluminous and Voluptuous, Marks Mezzo Jamie Barton Debut at Zankel Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 23, 2015

It's the wrong time of year to expect a hurricane in New York, but that didn't stop mezzo Jamie Barton from taking Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall by storm this week. With her warmth, sly sense of playfulness and a voice that just won't quit, Barton held the audience captive. (more...)

Windy City Performing Arts to Perform TYLER'S SUITE, 3/21Windy City Performing Arts to Perform TYLER'S SUITE, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire will present two performances Legacies of Hope on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 5pm and 8pm at St. James Episcopal Cathedral (65 E. Huron, Chicago, IL). Advance purchase tickets are available at http://www.windycitysings.org for $10-$30. (more...)

Tony Winner Patti LuPone Coming to MPAC, 3/21Tony Winner Patti LuPone Coming to MPAC, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Tony-Winning performer Patti LuPone takes the stage for an evening of Broadway favorites at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-89. (more...)

NYCO Renaissance to Host Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel, 3/9NYCO Renaissance to Host Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

New York City Opera Renaissance will host a Gala Concert and Dinner to celebrate the life of the late Maestro Julius Rudel and his invaluable contribution to the New York City Opera as General Director and Principal Conductor from 1957 to 1979. Maestro Rudel passed away on June 26, 2014 at age 93. The Gala Concert will take place at the Rose Theater in the Time Warner Center, Broadway & 60th Street, New York, NY, on Monday evening, March 9, 2015, at 7 pm. (more...)

Patti LuPone Will Return to 54 Below This Spring with THE LADY WITH THE TORCHPatti LuPone Will Return to 54 Below This Spring with THE LADY WITH THE TORCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Patti LuPone's appearances at 54 Below have already achieved the status of legend. Experiencing the great diva in the intimate atmosphere of 54 Below is not only a never-to-be-forgotten experience but is one you will want to repeat again and again. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of AriasHouston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Houston, TX - February 4, 2015: Houston Grand Opera announced today the finalists for the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (more...)

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