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Susan Graham to Receive Opera Index AwardSusan Graham to Receive Opera Index Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

?On Sunday, January 11, Opera Index will present its 36th Distinguished Achievement Award to Susan Graham, one today's foremost opera stars, at its winter gala in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, beginning at 6 p.m. with a reception at the Petit Salon. Presenting Ms. Graham with this year's award will be the revered American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, a previous Distinguished Achievement Award-winner. (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...)

TexARTS Cabaret Series to Present A COOL YULETexARTS Cabaret Series to Present A COOL YULE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The TexARTS Cabaret Series presents A Cool Yule, a celebration of the iconic holiday music made famous by Andy William, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee and current artists such as Sugarland, Brian Setzer, Tony Bennett, Ceelo Green and more! (more...)

Placido Domingo and More to Perform in March 9 Tribute to New York City Opera Maestro Julius RudelPlacido Domingo and More to Perform in March 9 Tribute to New York City Opera Maestro Julius Rudel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

NYCO Renaissance Ltd. has partnered with the Rudel family to celebrate the illustrious career of Maestro Julius Rudel and his invaluable contribution to the New York City Opera as principal conductor and director for 22 years from 1957 to 1979. The beloved musical figure passed away on June 26, 2014 at age 93. The tribute will take place on Monday evening, March 9, 2015 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Time Warner Center, Broadway & 60th Street. Scheduled performers include Placido Domingo, whose career developed under the care of Maestro Rudel, as well as mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, countertenor David Daniels, bass-baritone Mark Delavan, soprano Christine Goerke, bass-baritone James Morris, soprano Diana Soviero, and Sting. (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...)

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...)

Met Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon TodayMet Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Today, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents 'Brava, Jessye!' to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, from the Grand Staircase of the Met, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, and Anna Netrebko, along with Voigt herself. These extraordinary moments, selected from more than 75 productions, were initially seen as part of the Met's global Live in HD movie-theater transmissions, and later shared with PBS audiences as presentations ofGreat Performances at the Met. (more...)

Laura Benedict Set for TexARTS Cabaret Series TonightLaura Benedict Set for TexARTS Cabaret Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Laura Benedict will take the TexARTS cabaret stage tonight, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. Benedict will offer an evening of the iconic music that made Patsy Cline one of the greatest in the history of country music. Expect to relive such hits as 'Walkin' After Midnight,' 'I Fall to Pieces,' 'Crazy,' 'Sweet Dreams,' and more. (more...)

Laura Benedict Set for TexARTS Cabaret Series, 11/14Laura Benedict Set for TexARTS Cabaret Series, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Laura Benedict will take the TexARTS cabaret stage Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. Benedict will offer an evening of the iconic music that made Patsy Cline one of the greatest in the history of country music. Expect to relive such hits as "Walkin' After Midnight,' 'I Fall to Pieces,' 'Crazy,' 'Sweet Dreams,' and more. (more...)

'Tis the Season! TexARTS Announces 2014 Holiday Shows'Tis the Season! TexARTS Announces 2014 Holiday Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Check out the holiday schedule for TexArts! (more...)

Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius Coming to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 11/15Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius Coming to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

David Ignatius has spent a longtime as a journalist revealing hard truths about American foreign politics, but his novels allow him to reveal even more. (more...)

The TexARTS Cabaret Series Welcomes Kevin Ahart and Laura BenedictThe TexARTS Cabaret Series Welcomes Kevin Ahart and Laura Benedict
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The TexARTS Cabaret Series is pleased to welcome two upcoming acts to the intimate Kam & James Morris Theatre. (more...)

NJPAC Announces Sarah Vaughn Singing Competition FinalistsNJPAC Announces Sarah Vaughn Singing Competition Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

In 1942, a teenage Sarah Vaughan won the Apollo Theater's amateur singing competition in a legendary performance that served as a launching pad for a career that transformed one of America's original art forms and elevated the craft of jazz vocal music. (more...)

LATW's IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT to Launch National Tour Next MonthLATW's IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT to Launch National Tour Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

It's 1962. A white man has been murdered on a hot August night in a small town in the deep South, and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. L.A. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents DON GIOVANNI: Past to Present Exhibit at Civic Opera House, 9/27Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents DON GIOVANNI: Past to Present Exhibit at Civic Opera House, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present the all-new exhibition DON GIOVANNI: Past to Present at the Civic Opera House. The exhibit will open onSaturday, September 27, coinciding with opening night of Lyric's new production ofDon Giovanni, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric's music director, and directed by Robert Falls, artistic director of the Goodman Theatre. (more...)

Matt Wilson Plays TexARTS Cabaret Series TonightMatt Wilson Plays TexARTS Cabaret Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The TexARTS Cabaret Series kicks off its third season by welcoming piano/singer/songwriter Matt Wilson to the intimate Kam and James Morris Theatre. The evening will showcase Wilson's powerful gospel voice as he sings his soulful rock-n-roll originals and a number of cover tunes with an energy and artistry equal to the original. (more...)

Matt Wilson to Play TexARTS Cabaret this WeekMatt Wilson to Play TexARTS Cabaret this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The TexARTS Cabaret Series kicks off its third season by welcoming piano/singer/songwriter Matt Wilson to the intimate Kam and James Morris Theatre. The evening will showcase Wilson's powerful gospel voice as he sings his soulful rock-n-roll originals and a number of cover tunes with an energy and artistry equal to the original. (more...)

Webster Theatre Guild's JEKYLL & HYDE Begins TonightWebster Theatre Guild's JEKYLL & HYDE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Take a journey into a captivating world of dark secrets with Frank Wildhorn, Steve Cuden, and Leslie Bricusse's gripping musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde at Webster Theatre Guild this fall! Intended for mature audiences, this evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. (more...)

Met Guild to Salute Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon, 11/21Met Guild to Salute Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On Friday, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents "Brava, Jessye!" to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

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