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Joyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & MarchJoyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

In early 2015, the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato continues her multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series showcasing her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents that range from programs of familiar and forgotten repertoire from the Baroque and bel canto eras to new works by Jake Heggie written expressly for her. (more...)

Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Martin Gantner will sing the role of Beckmesser in Wednesday evening's performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, replacing Johannes Martin Kränzle, who is ill. Ryan McKinny will sing the role of Kothner, which Gantner was originally scheduled to sing. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH, With Eric Idle and Victoria Clark, Begins Tonight at Carnegie HallThe Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH, With Eric Idle and Victoria Clark, Begins Tonight at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, tonight and tomorrow, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: No Gods but Plenty of Masters in DIE MEISTERSINGER at the MetBWW Reviews: No Gods but Plenty of Masters in DIE MEISTERSINGER at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 12, 2014

I never ran a marathon, but I sure sat through one the other night at the Met. Richard Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER clocked in at six hours--a quarter of a day--without a god or flying horse in sight. And while the composer referred to this as a comedy, it's not exactly “I Love Lucy” (nor, for that matter, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO). (more...)

George London Foundation to Present Angela Meade & Nicholas Pallesen in Recital Next MonthGeorge London Foundation to Present Angela Meade & Nicholas Pallesen in Recital Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Soprano Angela Meade is a 2008 George London Award winner who is the youngest singer ever to grace the cover of the annual "Diva" issue of Opera News (November 2014). Baritone Nicholas Pallesen is a 2013 George London Award winner making his New York recital debut. Joined by pianists Danielle Orlando and Craig Rutenberg, they will perform a duo recital on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at 4:30 PM at The Morgan Library & Museum, presented by the George London Foundation for Singers. Both singers were featured in The Audition, the documentary about the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH Set for Next WeekThe Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH Set for Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (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...)

The Met to Screen Wagner's 'MEISTERSINGER' in First-Ever Live in HD Performance, 12/13The Met to Screen Wagner's 'MEISTERSINGER' in First-Ever Live in HD Performance, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's epic human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in its first-ever Live in HD performance on Saturday, December 13 at 12pm EST. (more...)

Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER Broadcast from the Met at Town Hall Theater, 12/3Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER Broadcast from the Met at Town Hall Theater, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Town Hall Theater will broadcast the Metropolitan Opera production of Richard Wagner's comedic opera Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg on December 13 at 12 noon. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital on the afternoon of Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Southern Methodist University's popular Caruth Auditorium (an intimate 490-seat venue located in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop, Dallas, TX 75205). The two o'clock recital will also feature the exciting and accomplished playing of Mr. Polenzani's frequent recording partner, pianistJulius Drake. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NOT THE MESSIAH with Eric Idle at Carnegie Hall This WinterThe Collegiate Chorale to Present NOT THE MESSIAH with Eric Idle at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Vocalist Michelle DeYoung to Sing with MSO, 11/21Vocalist Michelle DeYoung to Sing with MSO, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 10/30/2014 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Michelle DeYoungon November 21-22, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by guest conductor Asher Fisch, the performances feature Schumann's Symphony No. 2, Berg's Seven Early Songs, and Strauss's Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. Both concerts include Meet the Music, a free, interactive pre-concert discussion held one hour prior to concert start time in Uihlein Hall on Friday and in Anello Atrium on Saturday. Friday's performance offers a post-concert Meet the Artist Luncheon in the Bradley Pavilion. (more...)

BWW Interview Part 2: Danielle de Niese, Out of Africa and Into OperaBWW Interview Part 2: Danielle de Niese, Out of Africa and Into Opera
by Erica Miner - Oct 31, 2014

When I got back from Tanzania I was presenting in the Proms on television for the BBC. It was so surreal to try to piece all of that together. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall This WinterThe Collegiate Chorale to Perform NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Ingeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the MetIngeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo will make her Met debut singing the role of Cherubino in this evening's performance of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, replacing Isabel Leonard, who is ill. (more...)

JACK Quartet, Miranda Cuckson, Vox n Plux and More to Perform World Premieres at The Italian Academy, 10/30JACK Quartet, Miranda Cuckson, Vox n Plux and More to Perform World Premieres at The Italian Academy, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Italian Academy hosts the inaugural concert of *The Stefan Wolpe Fund featuring world premieres and works by Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Dawe, Matthew Greenbaum and William Anderson on Thursday, October 30th at 8pm. Also on the program, a New York premiere for string sextet by Charles Wuorinen. Featured artists: JACK Quartet, pianist Steven Beck, Vox n Plux, violist Miranda Cuckson and cellist Jay Campbell. This concert was produced by Zaidee Parkinson and Alanna Maharajh Stone with generous support from *The Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/14Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Met Opera Live in HD presents Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg at 12 noon on Sunday, December 14. (more...)

February at Carnegie Hall Includes The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein, and MoreFebruary at Carnegie Hall Includes The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Below are all the events at Carnegie Hall in February 2015. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York to Open 2014-15 Season with Hadyn's THE CREATION at Carnegie Hall, 11/3Oratorio Society of New York to Open 2014-15 Season with Hadyn's THE CREATION at Carnegie Hall, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Haydn's oratorio The Creation (Die Schopfung) depicts nothing less than the creation of the world, based on the Bible's Book of Genesis and Book of Psalms, and Milton's Paradise Lost. It is the work with which the Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY), New York's standard for grand choral performance, will open its 2014-15 season at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 3, 2014, at 8:00 PM. OSNY Music Director Kent Tritle will conduct The Creation in its German language version, and the three soloists - representing the archangels Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael - are Susanna Phillips, soprano; Aaron Blake, tenor; and Sidney Outlaw, baritone. (more...)

Case Scaglione to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Violinist Joshua Bell, 11/12-18Case Scaglione to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Violinist Joshua Bell, 11/12-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

New York Philharmonic Associate Conductor Case Scaglione will conduct the Orchestra in Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Glazunov's Violin Concerto, with Joshua Bell as soloist; and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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