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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...)

George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This SpringGeorge Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Opera San José concludes its 31st season with Mozart's The Magic Flute. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Northern Kentucky University's LES MISERABLES Starring Professor Jason VestPhoto Flash: First Look at the Northern Kentucky University's LES MISERABLES Starring Professor Jason Vest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Jason Vest, Northern Kentucky University Professor, will play the role of Jean Valjean in the Department of Theatre and Dance's upcoming production of the smash-hit musical, LES MISERABLES, directed by Department Chair, Ken Jones. Vest, an accomplished tenor, is on faculty in the Department of Music as an Assistant Professor of Voice. (more...)

Positive Motions Concert Series to Feature The Glendale Trio, 3/28Positive Motions Concert Series to Feature The Glendale Trio, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Now celebrating their Fifth Anniversary Season, the Glendale Philharmonic Association and Positive Motions Foundation will present Positive Motions Concert Series, Ruslan Biryukov, Artistic Director in a concert performed by THE GLENDALE TRIO, consisting of Roberto Cani, Violinist and Los Angeles Opera Orchestra Concertmaster, Armen Guzelimian, Pianist and Ruslan Biryukov, Cellist. (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...)

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...)

LA Opera to Perform NOAH'S FLOOD, 3/6LA Opera to Perform NOAH'S FLOOD, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Los Angeles) January 10, 2015 — LA Opera professional artists will once again collaborate with more than 300 amateur members of the Los Angeles musical community to present two performances of Benjamin Britten's Noah's Flood this spring at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Conducted by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, the performances will take place at 7:30pm on Friday, March 6, and at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 7. (more...)

LA Opera's NOAH'S FLOOD on Sale TomorrowLA Opera's NOAH'S FLOOD on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

LA Opera professional artists will once again collaborate with more than 300 amateur members of the Los Angeles musical community to present two performances of Benjamin Britten's Noah's Flood this spring at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Conducted by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, the performances will take place at 7:30pm on Friday, March 6, and at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 7. (more...)

Pianist Olga Kern to Perform in Recital at Meany Hall, 3/12Pianist Olga Kern to Perform in Recital at Meany Hall, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Recognized as one of her generation's great pianists, Olga Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. In 2001, she became the first woman in over 30 years to receive the Gold Medal at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and subsequently her career has brought her to many of the world's most important venues. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship, and extraordinary technique, the young Russian pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. (more...)

Incredible First Look At Patti LuPone & Patricia Racette In LA Opera's GHOSTS OF VERSAILLESIncredible First Look At Patti LuPone & Patricia Racette In LA Opera's GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 4, 2015

Patti Lupone, ghosts and a gigantic pink elephant! (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...)

LA Opera's Figaro Trilogy to Continue with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2/28-3/22LA Opera's Figaro Trilogy to Continue with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2/28-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Following on the heels of The Ghosts of Versailles, LA Opera presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville, the midpoint of its 2015 Figaro Trilogy and a key part of its three-month Figaro Unbound exploration. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon conducts an international roster of stars including Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov, American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, American tenor René Barbera, Italian baritone Alessandro Corbelli and Icelandic bass Kristinn Sigmundsson. (more...)

NKU Professor to Star as 'Jean Valjean' in LES MISERABLES, 2/19-3/1NKU Professor to Star as 'Jean Valjean' in LES MISERABLES, 2/19-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Jason Vest, Northern Kentucky University Professor, will play the role of Jean Valjean in the Department of Theatre and Dance's upcoming production of the smash-hit musical, LES MISERABLES, directed by Department Chair, Ken Jones. Vest, an accomplished tenor, is on faculty in the Department of Music as an Assistant Professor of Voice (more...)

LA Opera Announces 30th Anniversary Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY & More!LA Opera Announces 30th Anniversary Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced the company's 2015/16 season. This will be the 30th season presented by the company, created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon and President and CEOChristopher Koelsch. The company's 30th anniversary season will include six mainstage productions and two concerts at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with a total of 40 performances taking place in that venue, as well as 13 performances presented elsewhere through the company's Off Grand initiative. The season will open onSeptember 12, 2015, and will run through June 19, 2016. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Nearly a quarter-century after its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, the monumental 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles, by composer John Corigliano and librettist William C. Hoffman, will receive its long awaited west coast premiere in a new production directed by 2014 Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon will conduct performances featuring the work's original orchestrations, heard for the first time since the opera's 1999 European premiere. (more...)

Patricia Racette & More to Join Patti LuPone in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLESPatricia Racette & More to Join Patti LuPone in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Nearly a quarter-century after its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, the monumental 'grand opera buffa' ?The Ghosts of Versailles, by composer John Corigliano and librettist William C. Hoffman, will receive its long awaited west coast premiere in a new production directed by 2014 Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon will conduct performances featuring the work's original orchestrations, heard for the first time since the opera's 1999 European premiere. (more...)

LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18. (more...)

2015 Opera News Awards Announces Five Honorees2015 Opera News Awards Announces Five Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 10th Annual Opera News Awards. This year's honorees—Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Sondra Radvanosky, Samuel Ramey and Teresa Stratas—will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Previous Opera News Award Winners Martina Arroyo,Gerald Finley and Susan Graham are among the presenters. (more...)

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