Jamie Barton News

Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker AwardSoprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce that soprano Tamara Wilson – whose “voice of steely beauty and great power” (Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades – has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the Tucker Award carries the foundation's most substantial cash prize of $50,000, and is conferred each year by a panel of opera industry professionals on an American singer at the threshold of a major international career. Featuring such luminaries as Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe,Lawrence Brownlee, David Daniels, Christine Goerke and Joyce DiDonato, the list of past winners reads like a who's who of American opera. (more...)

Five Young Singers Named 2016 Winners of The Metropolitan Opera's National Council AuditionsFive Young Singers Named 2016 Winners of The Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

?After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named five young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize and the prestige and exposure that come with winning the competition that launched the careers of many of opera's biggest stars. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Return to KQED TV with SHOW BOAT This MonthSan Francisco Opera to Return to KQED TV with SHOW BOAT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

San Francisco Opera today announced plans to return to KQED 9 for the sixth season of spectacular opera and musical theater works featuring a roster of internationally renowned singers, conductors, directors and designers, all recorded live in high-definition from the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Soprano Janai Brugger Wins 2016 Marian Anderson Vocal AwardSoprano Janai Brugger Wins 2016 Marian Anderson Vocal Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that soprano Janai Brugger is the 2016 winner of the Marian Anderson Vocal Award. The Award, which honors trailblazing contralto Marian Anderson's personal and humanitarian achievements, celebrates excellence in performance by recognizing a young American singer who has achieved initial professional success in the vocal arts and who exhibits promise for a significant career. In addition to receiving a $10,000 cash prize, Ms. Brugger will perform a recital on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater and will establish an educational residency at the opera workshop program of Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Season to Feature Bartlett Sher in ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nina Stemme in New TRISTAN, Gala Concert and More!Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Season to Feature Bartlett Sher in ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nina Stemme in New TRISTAN, Gala Concert and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera's 2016-17 season, the 50th anniversary of its home at Lincoln Center, will feature 225 opera performances of 26 operas in a varied repertory that ranges from 18th century masterpieces to one of the most acclaimed operas in recent years. Repertoire for the company's 132nd season will include the Met premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's 2000 opera L'Amour de Loin, as well as new stagings of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Rossini's Guillaume Tell, Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Dvo?ak's Rusalka, and Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. A gala concert on May 7, 2017 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company's Lincoln Center location with performances by opera's leading stars honoring the Met's past and future. Ticket prices will not increase, remaining the same as in the current season, and audience development programs instituted by the company in recent years will continue.   (more...)

Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Brevard, NC and Aspen, Colo.—Lady Gaga won't be the only one in the musical spotlight at Super Bowl 50. This Sunday, Brevard Music Center and Aspen Music Festival -- two of the country's most prestigious music institutions and summer festivals -- are putting their batons down, and fists up, to defend the honor of their respective football teams, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.  (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Unveils 95th Performance SeasonToronto Symphony Orchestra Unveils 95th Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Today, at Roy Thomson Hall, Music Director Peter Oundjian unveiled the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 95th performance season. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, TodayHouston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/30/2016
by - Jan 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/30/2016. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Sets New Screenings With Sundance Kabuki Cinemas for February and MarchSan Francisco Opera Sets New Screenings With Sundance Kabuki Cinemas for February and March
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera partners again with Sundance Kabuki Cinemas to present the latest installment of the San Francisco Opera Grand Opera Cinema Series for winter 2016. (more...)

2016 Richard Tucker Opera Gala 'FROM BOCELLI TO BARTON' to Air on PBS as Part of Live From Lincoln Center2016 Richard Tucker Opera Gala 'FROM BOCELLI TO BARTON' to Air on PBS as Part of Live From Lincoln Center
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER - the multiple Emmy Award-winning performing arts series that for more than 40 years has showcased the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center - will broadcast the opera world's most highly anticipated event of the season on February 5, 2016. The annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala concert features some of opera's biggest stars, including Andrea Bocelli, Renee Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Isabel Leonard, Christine Goerke, Lawrence Brownlee, Stephen Costello, Nadine Sierra, and Piotr Bezcala, along with this year's Richard Tucker Award winner, Jamie Barton. Supporting the singers will be members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York Choral society under the baton of Eugene Kohn. Live From Lincoln Center's 'From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala' will air on Friday, February 5, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), and will be hosted by Audra McDonald. (more...)

BWW Review: New York Opera in 2015 - Gifts that Keep on GivingBWW Review: New York Opera in 2015 - Gifts that Keep on Giving
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 4, 2016

No more carping about out-of-tune singing (for the rest of 2015). No more bemoaning opera directors who don't seem to like the art of opera (for the next five minutes). No more worrying whether traditional opera will go the way of all flesh (for the next few days, at least). It's time to give up on my Scrooge tendencies and be thankful for the gifts that opera gave me, in and around New York this past year, alphabetically speaking. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). Also featured at the exclusive event will be Jake Heggie, composer (Great Scott, Moby-Dick) and accomplished pianist, who has had a long-standing artistic collaboration with Miss von Stade. (more...)

BWW Review: Richard Tucker Gala Anoints Jamie Barton 2015 Prize Winner at Geffen Hall ConcertBWW Review: Richard Tucker Gala Anoints Jamie Barton 2015 Prize Winner at Geffen Hall Concert
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 13, 2015

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual galas--celebrating each year's winner of the Tucker Award to young American singers--are known for two things. First, they are notoriously fun evenings of opera warhorses and, second, they are guessing games: Which of the singers scheduled to perform won't show up? This year's gala fulfilled the first object delectably, as it celebrated mezzo Jamie Barton, but, surprise!, almost everyone appeared as scheduled, with one very noticeable exception. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more. (more...)

LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD, THE CRUCIBLE and More Set for 2016 at Glimmerglass FestivalLA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD, THE CRUCIBLE and More Set for 2016 at Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more. (more...)

Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA to SING CHRISTMAS at Feinstein's/54 Below This DecJudith Clurman and Essential Voices USA to SING CHRISTMAS at Feinstein's/54 Below This Dec
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA (EVUSA), one of New York's preeminent choral ensembles, will present SING CHRISTMAS, a sing-along of traditional carols and holiday songs by Broadway's finest, on December 3 at 9:30pm at Feinstein's / 54 Below. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/31/2015
by - Oct 31, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/31/2015. (more...)

LA Opera to Present Vincenzo Bellini's NORMA, 11/21LA Opera to Present Vincenzo Bellini's NORMA, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

(Los Angeles) October 29, 2015 — LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will include its first performances in nearly two decades of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, conducted by James Conlon, the company's Richard Seaver Music Director. The production, directed by Anne Bogart, will open on November 21, 2015.  (more...)

BWW CD Review: Judith Clurman Conducts in the Holiday SpiritBWW CD Review: Judith Clurman Conducts in the Holiday Spirit
by Erica Miner - Oct 19, 2015

Two splendid holiday CDs with her acclaimed vocal ensemble (more...)

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