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Renee Fleming Returning to Carnegie Hall with Pianist Olga Kern, 3/9Renee Fleming Returning to Carnegie Hall with Pianist Olga Kern, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Acclaimed American soprano Renee Fleming performs in recital with pianist Olga Kern on Wednesday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The program includes Robert Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42, Debussy's Ariettes oubliees, and a selection of songs by Rachmaninoff. Ms. Fleming and Ms. Kern close their program with five songs by jazz musician and composer Patricia Barber. (more...)

Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Brevard, NC and Aspen, Colo.—Lady Gaga won't be the only one in the musical spotlight at Super Bowl 50. This Sunday, Brevard Music Center and Aspen Music Festival -- two of the country's most prestigious music institutions and summer festivals -- are putting their batons down, and fists up, to defend the honor of their respective football teams, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.  (more...)

Rosanne Cash to Conclude Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 2/20Rosanne Cash to Conclude Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash concludes her Carnegie Hall Perspectives series with a performance on Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, featuring songs from her Grammy-Awarding winning album The River & The Thread. The record, a collaboration with her partner, producer, and co-writer John Leventhal, musically, narratively, spiritually, and geographically explores the American South. For the second half of the program, Cash is joined by acclaimed musician Jeff Tweedy--founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco--to perform songs from her storied musical catalogue with an emphasis on songs from her critically acclaimed 2009 album The List. (more...)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky Returning to Carnegie Hall, 2/17Dmitri Hvorostovsky Returning to Carnegie Hall, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky returns to Carnegie Hall in a recital with pianist Ivari Ilja on Wednesday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, performing works by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mahler, and Richard Strauss. The concert marks more than 25 years since Mr. Hvorostovsky's Carnegie Hall debut 1990; he last performed at the Hall with Mr. Ilja in 2013. (more...)

Bartlett Sher Directs New Staging of Verdi's OTELLO on PBS's 'Great Performances,' 2/21Bartlett Sher Directs New Staging of Verdi's OTELLO on PBS's 'Great Performances,' 2/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Verdi's late masterpiece based on Shakespeare's tragic drama of jealousy and deceit, Otello, airs on THIRTEEN'SGreat Performances at the Met Sunday, February 21 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

Skylar Astin-Led WEST SIDE STORY and More Play Carnegie Hall's 2016 Season- Full LineupSkylar Astin-Led WEST SIDE STORY and More Play Carnegie Hall's 2016 Season- Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Carnegie Hall's 2016 lineup will include WEST SIDE STORY, led by Skylar Astin, plus the New York Pops, Michael Feinstein, and much more. Check out the full schedule below! (more...)

Temple Theaters to Host Staged Readings of LUCKY GUY, 1/22-24Temple Theaters to Host Staged Readings of LUCKY GUY, 1/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Temple Theaters, with support from the George and Joy Abbott Center for Musical Theater, presents Lucky Guy: A Staged Reading, January 22-24 in the Randall Theater. Written by Willard Beckham, Lucky Guy is the tale of a singing cowboy who has the chance to become a star. The reading, starring Patrick Bishop and Rebecca Joy, is directed by Maggie Anderson and Dann Dunn, with musical direction by Gina Giachero.         (more...)

Jon Viktor Corpuz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award Winners; Wayne Brady to Host Ceremony!Jon Viktor Corpuz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award Winners; Wayne Brady to Host Ceremony!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report several stage names among the recipients of the newly renamed 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, to be presented at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 2, 2016. (more...)

Cellist Lynn Harrell to Join Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for Concert Series, 3/4Cellist Lynn Harrell to Join Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for Concert Series, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD – World renowned cellist, Lynn Harrell, joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in the next set of Lexus Classic Series concerts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8pm.  Music Director José-Luis Novo will conduct the orchestra and Mr. Harrell in Dmitri Shostakovich's Concerto for Violoncello No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107.  The concert will also feature Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan.”     (more...)

Leading Soloists to Join LA Master Chorale for Verdi's REQUIEM, 1/30-31Leading Soloists to Join LA Master Chorale for Verdi's REQUIEM, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two performances of Verdi's towering Requiem, a work National Public Radio calls a "thrilling opera in disguise," with acclaimed guest soloists Amber Wagner, soprano, Michelle DeYoung, mezzo soprano, Issachah Savage, tenor, and Morris Robinson, bass, on Saturday, January 30, 2 pm, and Sunday, January 31, 2016, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  A stunningly theatrical staple of the choral repertoire, Verdi's work is a tumultuous, tortured, terrifying spectacle that has thrilled audiences since its debut in 1874.   (more...)

Anna Netrebko Leads Starry Cast in Verdi's  'Il Trovatore' on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 1/24Anna Netrebko Leads Starry Cast in Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Verdi's dramatic and tuneful favorite Il Trovatore kicks off the new season ofTHIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 22 at 9 p.m. on PBS, and repeated Sunday, January 24 at 12 p.m. (Check local listings.) (more...)

Academy Celebrates 10 Years with Concert & Zukerman Master ClassAcademy Celebrates 10 Years with Concert & Zukerman Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Music Institute of Chicago celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Academy program, which has educated and prepared gifted pre-college musicians for professional training and music careers, with several public events in 2016. On Saturday, February 6, renowned violinist/violist/conductor Pinchas Zukerman gives a master class for Academy students, free and open to the public, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Principal Clarinetist Stephen Williamson performs chamber music with Academy students. Both events take place at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces DIE FLEDERMAUS Cast UpdateMetropolitan Opera Announces DIE FLEDERMAUS Cast Update
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Andrey Nemzer will sing the role of Orlofsky in this evening's performance of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Die Fledermaus, replacing Susan Graham, who is ill. (more...)

Opera News Announces Winners for 2016 OPERA NEWS AWARDSOpera News Announces Winners for 2016 OPERA NEWS AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

New York, NY (December 10, 2015) – OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 11th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees — Joseph Calleja, El?na Garan?a, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko, and José van Dam — will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on April 10th at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.  (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). Also featured at the exclusive event will be Jake Heggie, composer (Great Scott, Moby-Dick) and accomplished pianist, who has had a long-standing artistic collaboration with Miss von Stade. (more...)

Brenton Ryan to Make Met Opera Debut in DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL This SpringBrenton Ryan to Make Met Opera Debut in DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

American tenor Brenton Ryan will make his Met debut as Pedrillo in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail this spring. Ryan will sing all five performances of the opera, which opens on April 22 and continues on April 27, 30, May 3, and May 7 matinee. (more...)

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by BWW - Dec 6, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 11/29/2015 - 12/6/2015. (more...)

Mireille Asselin Will Play 'Adele' in Met Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS TonightMireille Asselin Will Play 'Adele' in Met Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Mireille Asselin will sing the role of Adele in this evening's season premiere performance of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Die Fledermaus, replacing Lucy Crowe, who is ill. (more...)

Performance Update Announced for The MET Chamber Ensemble's Zankell Hall ShowPerformance Update Announced for The MET Chamber Ensemble's Zankell Hall Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

  Carnegie Hall today announced an updated program and artist listing for The Met Chamber Ensemble's concert on Sunday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall led by Artistic Director and Conductor James Levine. Pierre Boulez's Derive 1 replaces the previously announced Boulez work sur Incises on the program. In addition, Poulenc's Le Bal masque has been added to the program and will be sung by baritone John Moore. Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps concludes the program as previously announced. (more...)

Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUSMet Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

After a 44-year career at the Met, during which he has led performances of more than 85 operas, James Levine expands his company repertory with his first-ever Met performances of the sparkling Johann Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus. (more...)

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