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Lyric Opera of KC Launches Resident Artists Program, Led by Vinson ColeLyric Opera of KC Launches Resident Artists Program, Led by Vinson Cole
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the launch of the first-ever Resident Artists Program for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City to be led by Vinson Cole, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance faculty member and one of the leading artists of his generation.  The program will begin with auditions in December and will include four singers and one pianist for the initial class of the 2016-17 season.  (more...)

'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Eric Owens will begin his tenure as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence by curating, hosting, and performing in In Their Footsteps: Great African American Singers and Their Legacy, conducted by Thomas Wilkins in his Philharmonic debut. (more...)

Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 SeasonWedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the Lyric Opera. Alexander Polianichko (Dvorák's Rusalka) and Christopher Allen (Donizetti's The Elixir of Love) will be making their Lyric Opera debut. (more...)

Young Artists Symphony Orchestra to Launch Inaugural Season at UCLA's Royce HallYoung Artists Symphony Orchestra to Launch Inaugural Season at UCLA's Royce Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Los Angeles has gained an exciting addition to its classical music scene with the formation of the Young Artists Symphony Orchestra (YASO) led by Artistic Director Alexander Treger, noted conductor, music educator and former Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  (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...)

Pacific Symphony Launches New Concert Programs for  Musician Innovation GrantPacific Symphony Launches New Concert Programs for Musician Innovation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

Orange County, Calif.-June 18, 2015-Inspired by the creative minds and unique backgrounds of its musicians, Pacific Symphony and its Board of Directors awarded four orchestra members with a "Musician Innovation Grant" totaling $20,000 to fund new artistic projects. The grant's purpose is to give musicians the opportunity for original expression, creativity and experimentation, with the goal of serving new communities and developing new or deeper interest in classical music. These four chamber music performances explore such diverse themes as obsession, synesthesia, suppressed musical treasures of the 20th century, as well as classical and Broadway music. Taking place from June through next season, each of the events is free or low-cost to attend and features a chamber ensemble of Symphony musicians and outside artistic collaborators. For more about these projects and Pacific Symphony, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the ParksNew York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

As part of the New York Philharmonic's celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of its historic Concerts in the Parks, the Philharmonic will present Share the Stage in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island, inviting local musicians to perform on the stage in their home boroughs before the Orchestra's performances. (more...)

Cincinnati World Piano Competition to Welcome 24 Musicians, 6/7-13Cincinnati World Piano Competition to Welcome 24 Musicians, 6/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Cincinnati World Piano Competition, an annual classical piano competition featuring top performers from across the globe since 1956, welcomes 24 competitors from nine different countries from June 7-13. At stake is over $45,000 in prize money and a debut recital in New York. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven's most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer's violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous “Ode to Joy.”  (more...)

The LA Opera and Classical KUSC 91.5fm Announce the 2015 Schedule for LA OPERA ON AIRThe LA Opera and Classical KUSC 91.5fm Announce the 2015 Schedule for LA OPERA ON AIR
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

LA Opera is collaborating with Classical KUSC 91.5fm to produce the ninth consecutive season of LA Opera On Air, a weekly broadcast series of LA Opera performances recorded live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Beginning with Verdi's La Traviata, starring Nino Machaidze and Plácido Domingo at 10am on Saturday, May 16, 2015, the weekly series hosted by KUSC's Duff Murphy will feature five performances from LA Opera's 2014/15 season and a special encore broadcast of Jules Massenet's Thaďs from the 2013/14 season. The series will be broadcast locally on Classical KUSC 91.5fm, its repeater stations (see below) and also streamed live online at KUSC.org. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, 4/13JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, April 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Set for Residencies in Shanghai, Santa Barbara This SummerNew York Philharmonic Set for Residencies in Shanghai, Santa Barbara This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

In the summer of 2015 the New York Philharmonic will undertake its first performance residencies in Shanghai, as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LA Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGAROSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LA Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

LA Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro - Now through April 12 Only. Check out a sneak peek at the teaser below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Los Angeles Opera's MARRIAGE OF FIGAROReview Roundup: Los Angeles Opera's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Review Roundups - Mar 24, 2015

The Los Angeles Opera opened THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. From the breathless opening notes of the overture to the touching final curtain, Mozart's comic masterpiece under the baton of James Conlon brilliantly bucks the conventions of his time to deliver an ageless message of love and forgiveness. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, MARCH 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season closes with a charming and poignant—but rarely performed work—by Russia's greatest composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1892 “gem,” IOLANTA (Y?-LAWN-tah), a fairy tale romance with deeply serious undertones set in Medieval France. (more...)

BWW Review: Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Presented by LA Opera as Second Part of Figaro TrilogyBWW Review: Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Presented by LA Opera as Second Part of Figaro Trilogy
by Shari Barrett - Mar 15, 2015

Trevore Ross stages this splendid revival of a production originally created by Spanish director Emilio Sagi for the Teatro Real in Madrid. Thanks to his stellar ensemble who do the lion's share of changing the sets while playing multiple roles, the opera is just as lovely to watch as it is to hear with the entire cast harmonizing spectacularly and playing their parts for all the laughs they can muster. THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is performed in Italian with simultaneous English translations projected over the stage. (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...)

BSO to Welcome Joyce Yang, 3/14BSO to Welcome Joyce Yang, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

World-renowned pianist Joyce Yang showcases her dazzling artistry during Sergei Prokofiev's electrifying Third Piano Concerto when the Brevard Symphony Orchestra takes the stage on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the King Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

James Conlon, Harry Connick Jr., PORGY AND BESS, 50 Premieres, Sheryl Crow, Emerson Quartet and More Set for Ravinia's 2015 SeasonJames Conlon, Harry Connick Jr., PORGY AND BESS, 50 Premieres, Sheryl Crow, Emerson Quartet and More Set for Ravinia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Ravinia's 2015 season, jam-packed with more than 120 events from June 16 through Sept. 10, was announced today by Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman. The season features 60 artist debuts and 55 classical works never before performed at Ravinia. More than 35 programs will feature works by new and 20th-century composers. (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...)

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