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TexARTS Youth Academy presents THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.TexARTS Youth Academy presents THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Join us "Under the Sea" for TexARTS Youth Musical Theatre Academy's production of The Little Mermaid, Jr.  Performances are scheduled for June 23 & 24 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre at TexARTS (2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite 160 Austin, Texas 78734). (more...)

BWW Interview: David Holloway Shepherds Santa Fe ApprenticesBWW Interview: David Holloway Shepherds Santa Fe Apprentices
by Erica Miner - Jun 16, 2017

As director of the company's apprentice program since 2005, David Holloway is a veritable fount of knowledge (more...)

Zachary Nelson, Leah Crocetto, Marjorie Owens and More Set for George London Foundation for Singers' 2017-18 SeasonZachary Nelson, Leah Crocetto, Marjorie Owens and More Set for George London Foundation for Singers' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. (more...)

Italian Opera, Bel Canto and Future of Conducting in Safe Hands with Carlo RizziItalian Opera, Bel Canto and Future of Conducting in Safe Hands with Carlo Rizzi
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Ranking among today's leading conductors, Carlo Rizzi's vast repertoire ranges from the foundation works of the operatic and symphonic canon to rarities by Bellini, Cimarosa and Donizetti. He is in high demand as a guest artist at the world's most prestigious venues and festivals, not least for the insight and integrity of his musicianship and the visceral energy and psychological depths of his interpretations. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works Sets All-Star Cast for Docudrama THE TUG OF WARL.A. Theatre Works Sets All-Star Cast for Docudrama THE TUG OF WAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

An all-star cast is set for world premiere docudrama THE TUG OF WAR by David Rambo, an L.A. Theatre Works-commissioned work that explores decision-making by a president in crisis. The production will run for five performances only, May 25-28, at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. (more...)


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...)

Star Studded Line Up For Adelaide Festival Centre's International Jazz Day GalaStar Studded Line Up For Adelaide Festival Centre's International Jazz Day Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

To celebrate UNESCO's International Jazz Day, the cream of jazz talent from South Australia and beyond will be on show at a special International Jazz Day Gala concert in the Festival Theatre on Sunday 30 April 2017. (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...)

Registration Now Open for Adelaide Festival Centre's 2017 State of JazzRegistration Now Open for Adelaide Festival Centre's 2017 State of Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

State of Jazz will promote live jazz performances and activities right across South Australia between 16 April and 7 May 2017 in the weeks surrounding UNESCO's International Jazz Day, which falls on April 30 each year. (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...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic DirectorKitchen Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

M. Bevin O'Gara, award-winning director and associate producer of Boston's Huntington Theatre, has been named the new producing artistic director of Ithaca's Kitchen Theatre Company, effective July 1, 2017. (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...)

TexARTS' THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Opens this TodayTexARTS' THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Opens this Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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...)

TexARTS Announces Casting for THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTESTexARTS Announces Casting for THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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...)

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...)

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