James Levine News

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents DISNEY 'FANTASIA': LIVE IN CONCERT, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

“Fantasia”—Disney's crown jewel that changed the course of animation forever when it was released in 1940—is brought to fresh, new life when Pacific Symphony presents the captivating blend of music and moving pictures, live and under the stars, as part of “Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014.” A perfect evening for reliving childhood memories or introducing new ones to youngsters, “Disney 'Fantasia': Live in Concert” features stunning footage from the original version as well as “Fantasia 2000” shown on the big screen above the stage, as the orchestra performs classical masterpieces in sync with the animation. Starring the iconic Mickey Mouse in “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,” the presentation also delights with colorful and vibrant animations of dancing hippos, baby unicorns, flamingos and Disney's other favorite characters—Donald and Daisy Duck in the 2000 version of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, the Symphony also performs selections from Beethoven's Fifth and Sixth symphonies, “The Nutcracker Suite,” “Carnival of the Animals,” “Firebird,” “Pines of Rome,” “Claire de Lune” and “Dance of the Hours.” (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces November 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Carnegie Hall just announced their November 2014 listings. Scroll down for the list of events and click here for more details. (more...)

SummerStage Announces FREE Shows in the Month of July
by Louisa Brady - Jul 02, 2014

SummerStage Announces a series of FREE shows set for this July to take place in various parks throughout NYC! (more...)

Music Mountain Presents Benefit Concert Featuring Peter Serkin, The Orion String Quartet, and Gunsmoke, 7/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 85th anniversary season with a mid-season benefit concert featuring the master pianist Peter Serkin and the acclaimed Orion String Quartet on Sunday, July 19 (3PM), performing a distinguished program including Haydn, plus works for piano and strings by Brahms, and Dvorak. Also appearing this weekend is the audience favorite, Gunsmoke on Saturday, July 18 (6:30PM). (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform at the 2014 Verbier Festival, 7/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale will make its seventh appearance at the Verbier Festival from July 21-27, 2014, in concerts with Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Marc Minkowski, and Daniel Harding. (more...)

EVITA National Tour to Run 7/8-13 at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece - Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, July 8-13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

UBUNTU: MUSIC AND ARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA, Joyce DiDonato, Audra McDonald and More Set for Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 Classical Music Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Summer is just around the corner, and we are looking ahead in anticipation to the start of Carnegie Hall's 2014-2015 season! Listed below are classical music highlights at Carnegie Hall, including details on UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa, a three-week festival from October 10 to November 5, featuring an exciting array of events to be presented at Carnegie Hall and partner venues throughout New York City, inviting audiences to explore the incredibly dynamic and diverse culture of South Africa. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Soprano Mariella Devia is 'Queen for a Day' at Opera Orchestra's ROBERTO DEVEREUX
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 11, 2014

In New York, Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX will forever be associated with Beverly Sills' powerful portrayal of Elizabeth I, and her stern photo glaring out from the cover of Time Magazine. However, Italian soprano Mariella Devia, a vocal miracle at 66, nearly caused a riot in the role at Carnegie Hall on June 5, performing with the Opera Orchestra of New York under the baton of its founder, Eve Queler. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Welcomes 2014-15 Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced the members of its 2014-15 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 aspiring young singers who applied for the coveted program. (more...)

Puccini's Classic Love Story La Boh'me on Great Performances at the Met Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of La Bohme, the most-performed opera in Met history, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the poet Rodolfo and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais as the fragile seamstress Mim, airs on Great Performances at the Met on Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. Opolais made headlines and history when she agreed to make her company role debut as Mim with just a few hours notice, having sung the demanding title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly for the first time at the Met the night before. With this performance, she became the first singer in Met history to debut two major roles in a 24-hour period. (more...)

Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor, which had its first Met performances since 1917 earlier this year, will be broadcast on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 22 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) (more...)

LA Opera Presents Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

One of the most celebrated singers of our time, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a recital at 7:30pm tonight, May 22, 2014. (more...)

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Summer Encore Series Hits U.S. Cinemas Again this June and July
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2014

Beginning Wednesday, June 18, the Metropolitan Opera and Fathom Events will once again present Summer HD Encores, a series of choice encore performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series of cinema presentations (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Appear in Carnegie Hall's SPRING FOR MUSIC Festival, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

One of America's finest orchestra's will take the stage in one of its most fabled and historic halls when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs the final concert of the 2014 Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York today, May 10, 2014. (more...)

Bernard Haitink Conducts Two Programs With NY Phil to Celebrate 60th Conducting Season & 85th Birthday, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Bernard Haitink will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct two weeks of performances highlighting works by Austrian composers - Berg, Webern, and Mahler - and Beethoven, who spent much of his career in Austria. In the first program, Mr. Haitink will conduct Webern's Im Sommerwind, Berg's Violin Concerto with Leonidas Kavakos, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, Eroica, tonight, May 8, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. Bernard Haitink's appearances are part of an international, season-wide celebration of the 60th anniversary of his conducting debut with the Netherlands Radio Union Orchestra (now the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra) and his 85th birthday. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York Coming to Carnegie Hall, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

To conclude the OSNY's 2013-14 Carnegie Hall season, Tritle will lead the Oratorio Society in their first performance together of Bach's choral masterpiece on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 8:00 PM. The vocal soloists joining the OSNY are tenor Nicholas Phan as the Evangelist, bass-baritone Kevin Deas as Jesus, and soprano Leslie Fagan, mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, tenor Matthew Plenk, and baritone Mischa Bouvier. (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly Leads Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony this weekend, May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

The Met Live in HD Series Continues at Warner Theater with Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Met: Live in HD Series continues today, April 26th at 1 pm in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre with Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte. (more...)

Town Hall Theater Screens Met Opera Live Broadcast of COSI FAN TUTTI Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

When conductor James Levine returned to the Metropolitan Opera last fall after a serious illness, he chose to return with Mozart's sparkling comedy, Cosi Fan Tutti. By all accounts, his return performance was the highlight of this or any other Met season. (more...)

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