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by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Merola Opera Program launches its 60th Anniversary season on Sunday, June 11 with a Benefit Gala at City Hall and a concert immediately following at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, featuring some of the acclaimed Merola program's most illustrious participants. The 60th Anniversary concert will feature performances by Merola alumni from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and current and recent participants, including: soprano Deborah Voigt (1985); mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick (1983); Mark Morash, pianist and Merola Opera Program Music Director (1987); and soprano Tracy Dahl (1985); soprano Kristin Clayton (1993), mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook (1990), Bojan Knezevic, bass-baritone (1992, 1993, 1994), and John Churchwell, pianist (1996); baritone Quinn Kelsey (2002); 2013 Merola graduates mezzo-soprano Zanda Šv?de and tenors Pene Pati and Issachah Savage; soprano Julie Adams, and bass Anthony Reed,  all from 2014; Amina Edris and Toni Marie Palmertree, sopranos; and Brad Walker, bass-baritone, both from 2015; and 2016 artists Sarah Cambidge, soprano; Amitai Pati and Kyle van Schoonhoven, tenors; Andrew G. Manea, baritone; John Elam and Jennifer Szeto, pianists; and director Aria Umezawa. (more...)

2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/302017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series concludes on Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., with a recital by a trio of San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows featured with collaborative pianist Warren Jones in a program of Italian and French repertoire. (more...)

Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After a lavishly praised star turn in Washington National Opera's revival of Dead Man Walking this winter, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham turns to a U.S. tour in April of her equally successful and wide-ranging recital program, “Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations,” inspired by and centered on Schumann's iconic song cycle, with longtime recital partner Malcolm Martineau. She also joins a cast of the world's greatest opera luminaries to celebrate the Metropolitan Opera House's 50 Years at Lincoln Center in an Anniversary Gala; performs selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Met Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in Carnegie Hall; and sings Berlioz's La mort de Cléopâtre, a staple of her signature French repertoire, with the San Antonio Symphony. (more...)

TexARTS Teen Musical Theatre Academy Presents CHICAGOTexARTS Teen Musical Theatre Academy Presents CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

TexARTS' Teen Musical Theatre Academy is jazzed to present Kander & Ebb's blockbuster hit Chicago. The production will run April 1 - 9 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre at TexARTS.    (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Casting Update for 50th Anniversary Gala, 5/7Metropolitan Opera Announces Casting Update for 50th Anniversary Gala, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

In addition to the previously announced artists appearing at the Met's 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center Gala on May 7, singers slated to appear include Stephanie Blythe, Joseph Calleja, Dwayne Croft, David Daniels, Yusif Eyvazov, Vittorio Grigolo, Christopher Job, Latonia Moore, Yunpeng Wang, and Dolora Zajick. (more...)

San Francisco Opera And Merola Opera Present 2017 SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES, 3/26-4/30San Francisco Opera And Merola Opera Present 2017 SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES, 3/26-4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 34th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, opening on March 26 and continuing through April 30. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program Present 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital SeriesSan Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program Present 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 34th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, opening on March 26 and continuing through April 30. The four-recital series offers music lovers an opportunity to hear opera's next generation of stars in the intimate and state-of-the-art Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

BWW Review: Damrau and Camarena Radiate Star-Power in the Met's PURITANIBWW Review: Damrau and Camarena Radiate Star-Power in the Met's PURITANI
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 27, 2017

The last time soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Javier Camarena appeared together at the Met, they reinvented the deadly Mary Zimmerman production of Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA and made it into something wonderful. This time around, while the duo tried their hardest, they still couldn't quite bring the company's elderly production of IL PURITANI (also by Bellini) back to life, although they came pretty close, using all the considerable star-power they could muster. (more...)

Winners of the 2017 George London Awards Are AnnouncedWinners of the 2017 George London Awards Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The winners of the 46th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.  (more...)

Photo Flash: A First Look at THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at TexARTSPhoto Flash: A First Look at THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at TexARTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet 'The Marvelous Wonderettes', four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic '50s hits including 'Lollipop,' 'Dream Lover,' 'Stupid Cupid,' and 'Lipstick on Your Collar.'  In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. (more...)

Finalists Announced for Friday's George London Awards Competition for SingersFinalists Announced for Friday's George London Awards Competition for Singers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Tomorrow afternoon, 18 young American and Canadian opera singers will perform with pianist Craig Rutenberg before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience at New York's Morgan Library & Museum, hoping to win a George London Award, an honor that has been conferred upon hundreds of the best young singers since 1971. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

TexARTS' THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Opens this FridayTexARTS' THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Opens this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The TexARTS Professional Series closes its 2016-17 season with Austin premier of Roger Bean's Off-Broadway hit musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, which will be presented February 17 - 26 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera 2017 Radio Broadcast Schedule Announced for February Through AugustSan Francisco Opera 2017 Radio Broadcast Schedule Announced for February Through August
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The partnership between San Francisco Opera and the Bay Area's Classical KDFC continues with monthly broadcasts of performances captured during the Fall 2016 Season, including the world premiere of Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's Dream of the Red Chamber, and a historic broadcast from the Company's archives. All performances were recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House and feature the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Ian Robertson, Chorus Director). (more...)

West End Leading Lady Madalena Alberto Live at Brasserie ZedelWest End Leading Lady Madalena Alberto Live at Brasserie Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Madalena Alberto, one of West End's top leading ladies, is performing at Brasserie Zedel on the 23rd February, 7pm. A unique intimate evening where she'll perform songs from shows that have marked her career - including EVITA, LES MISERÁBLES and PIAF - as well as a personal take on some of her favourite pop songs and her own compositions. The stage will be nourished with eclectic sounds and and guest musicians. (more...)

TexARTS Announces Casting for THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTESTexARTS Announces Casting for THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The TexARTS Professional Series closes its 2016-17 season with Austin premier of Roger Bean's Off-Broadway hit musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, which will be presented February 17 - 26 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

Who Will Win a 2017 George London Award? The 46th Annual Competition Presents Public Finals 2/17Who Will Win a 2017 George London Award? The 46th Annual Competition Presents Public Finals 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Friday, February 17, 2017, 24 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will perform with pianist Craig Rutenberg before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience at The Morgan Library & Museum, hoping to win a George London Award, an honor that has been conferred upon hundreds of the best young singers since 1971. (more...)

Grammy Award Winner Susan Graham to Perform With Philadelphia Orchestra and Washington National OperaGrammy Award Winner Susan Graham to Perform With Philadelphia Orchestra and Washington National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Fresh from a triumphant turn as Didon in Chicago Lyric's production of Berlioz's Les Troyens, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham takes the concert stage this winter, performing selections from Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. (more...)

Inaugural New York Science Fiction Film Festival to Launch in JanuaryInaugural New York Science Fiction Film Festival to Launch in January
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

We are culture. We are exploration. We are The New York Science Fiction Film Festival. (more...)

TexARTS Celebrates the Holidays with A Cool YuleTexARTS Celebrates the Holidays with A Cool Yule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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