Jake Heggie News

Berkeley Symphony Announces New Season - Two West Coast Premieres, Beethoven, Berlioz and More!Berkeley Symphony Announces New Season - Two West Coast Premieres, Beethoven, Berlioz and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

BERKELEY, CA (UPDATED September 1, 2015) – Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphony have announced programming for the 2015-2016 season, including the West Coast premiere of Laterna Magica by Kaija Saariaho, who will be a visiting music professor at UC Berkeley this fall; the West Coast premiere of Mark Grey's new Frankenstein Symphony, co-commissioned with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; and the U.S. premiere of Fachwerk by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, featuring the Bay Area debut of Geir Draugsvoll, a pioneer of the bayan, or classical accordion, for whom the work was written. The Orchestra also welcomes soprano Simone Osborne, and violinist Simone Porter, both making their Bay Area debuts, in addition to a first-time Berkeley Symphony appearance by pianist Conrad Tao. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

San Francisco, August 31, 2015 – Acclaimed Opera Parallčle will present its annual gala benefit Saturday, October 3, at 6:30 pm, at Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco featuring an original “Jukebox Opera” entitled Heroes, created by the Company's artistic team and performed by baritone Michael Mayes, who performed the role of Joe DeRocher in OP's 2015 production of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. The performance will showcase another side of this charismatic artist together with Opera Parallčle's Founder and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement and Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel, who will trace the journey of a hero in arias by Heggie, Bernstein, Adamo, and others. The evening will also include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, performance, and auction presented in The Commandant's Ballroom & Lounge at the classic 1920's Beaux-Arts hotel, Marines' Memorial Club. Tickets are priced from $350, with tables and sponsorships available for $3,500-$10,000 and all proceeds benefit Opera Parallčle and its cutting-edge productions including this season's premiere at SFJAZZ of Terence Blanchard's Champion February 19-28 and Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse April 29-May 1 at ZSpace in San Francisco. For tickets and information, visit www.operaparallele.orgor call Roma Olvera at 415.626.6279. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 58th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's haunting Don Giovanni September 26 and 30 and October 2 and 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English titles. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/22/2015
by - Aug 22, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/22/2015. (more...)

Susan Graham to Perform with Mercury in Houston, 9/19Susan Graham to Perform with Mercury in Houston, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham returns to Texas, joining Mercury, under the baton of Artistic Director Antoine Plante, for an evening of opera arias and more on Saturday, September 19 at 8 PM at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater.  Plante says, “For this special concert we are performing some of Susan's favorite arias from Purcell, Handel and Mozart. I'm really looking forward to working with such a gracious and unique artist and sharing this performance with our audience.”  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/15/2015
by - Aug 15, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/15/2015. (more...)

Coltrane Revisited, Christina Bianco, Anthony de Mare and More Set for Birdland This SeptColtrane Revisited, Christina Bianco, Anthony de Mare and More Set for Birdland This Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2015 schedule, featuring Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Arturo O'Farrill, The Birdland Big Band, Darius de Haas, Coltrane Revisited, The Royal Bopsters Project, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more! (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

Pianist Anthony de Mare to Release LIAISONS Collection of Reimagined Songs by Stephen SondheimPianist Anthony de Mare to Release LIAISONS Collection of Reimagined Songs by Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Pianist Anthony de Mare presents a new 3-CD set of 36 songs by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim -- arranged and reimagined by some of the world's most exciting contemporary composers. (more...)

A Stephen Schwartz Celebration, Patti LuPone & More on Tap for Symphony Space's 2015-16 SeasonA Stephen Schwartz Celebration, Patti LuPone & More on Tap for Symphony Space's 2015-16 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 28, 2015

Symphony Space will usher in a new series of works for its 2015-16 season, thanks to new artistic director Andrew Byrne. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Launch New Season with Host of Opening Night EventsDallas Opera to Launch New Season with Host of Opening Night Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

DALLAS, July 27, 2015 – It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Operapresents FIRST NIGHT—the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season.  (more...)

GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Opera presents FIRST NIGHT -- the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/19/2015 - 7/26/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/19/2015 - 7/26/2015
by BWW - Jul 26, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 7/19/2015 - 7/26/2015. (more...)

Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2015 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Antony Walker will lead the orchestra and 2015 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Mo Zhou will stage the program, featuring works by Gounod, Bellini, Tchaikovsky, Jake Heggie, Nikolai, Verdi, Rossini, Humperdinck, Mascagni, and Offenbach. The performance is a culmination of the 12-week Merola Opera training program, and all 23 of the 2015 Merola singers will perform, under the coaching and direction of their fellow artists. A special artists' reception follows the Grand Finale (tickets sold separately). (more...)

Dallas Opera to Release Single Tickets for SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT, TodayDallas Opera to Release Single Tickets for SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

    DALLAS, JULY 13, 2015 - Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 “Seeking the Human Element” Season,and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public today, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The season, which includes five spectacular operas including two highly-anticipated world premieres, is presented by Texas Instruments. Mainstage performances take place in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Street, in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This WeekSingle Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 "Seeking the Human Element" Season, and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

LOVE LIFE Preview Concert at Old First Church Set for 7/17LOVE LIFE Preview Concert at Old First Church Set for 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

A preview concert for Love Life, the sophomore album for soprano Ann Moss and friends, will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8:00pm at Old First Church (1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109). The concert will feature songs and song cycles included on Love Life by composers Jake Heggie and Liam Wade, as well as a sneak preview of a new song cycle by composer John Grimmett. Joining Moss in performance will be pianist Steven Bailey, cellist Emil Miland, violinist Mads Tolling, and composer­pianist Jake Heggie. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces 2015-16 Jazz, World & Pop Music SeasonCarnegie Hall Announces 2015-16 Jazz, World & Pop Music Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Carnegie Hall's 125th anniversary season is fast approaching, and we are looking forward to a variety of exciting new projects and exceptional programming. Listed below are jazz, pop, and world music highlights at Carnegie Hall for the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Box Office for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season Opens SundayBox Office for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Tickets for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season, featuring beloved classics, exciting fan favorites and invigorating new works, will go on sale to the general public this Sunday, June 28, at 10am. Tickets may be purchased online at LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001 or in person, from 10am to 6pm, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office, located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012. (more...)

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