Joan Sutherland News

Olga Peretyatko Makes Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company role debuts as Arturo and Riccardo. Michele Mariotti conducts a cast that also includes Michele Pertusi as Elvira's father, Giorgio, in a revival of the bel canto opera opening tonight, April 17. (more...)

Australia's THE KING AND I Begins Tonight in Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced additional cast members for their 2014 production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. (more...)

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes to Star in Opera Australia's THE KING AND I from Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the principal cast for Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will co-star in the Tony Award-winning Australian production, which is being revived next year by the Gordon Frost Organisation and Opera Australia. (more...)

Producer John Frost Oam to Receive 2014 JC Williamson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that revered theatre producer John Frost has been named the 2014 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD recipient. (more...)

Producer John Frost Announced as 2014 Recipient of JC Williamson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that revered theatre producer John Frost has been named the 2014 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD recipient. The JC WILLIAMSON AWARD is the foremost honour that the Australian live entertainment industry can bestow. The award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Australian live entertainment and performing arts industry and shaped the future of our industry for the better. (more...)

Theatre Producer John Frost Honored with 2014 JC Williamson Award; Ceremony Set for QPAC, May 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that revered theatre producer John Frost has been named the 2014 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD recipient. (more...)

BWW Reviews: What a Difference a Cast Makes, with Damrau and Camarena, in LA SONNAMBULA at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 26, 2014

It's always reassuring when a change of cast--in this case soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Javier Camarena in wonderful performances--transforms a truly terrible production into an exciting night at the opera. But that's exactly what happened with the revival of Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met last week. (more...)

Olga Peretyatko to Make Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI, Beg. 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company role debuts as Arturo and Riccardo. Michele Mariotti conducts a cast that also includes Michele Pertusi as Elvira's father, Giorgio, in a revival of the bel canto opera opening April 17. The Met performances will be the first time the husband-and-wife pairing of Mariotti and Peretyatko have performed I Puritani together. The opera will be seen in a revival of Sandro Sequi's 1976 production, which has served as a showcase for such formidable stars as Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Edita Gruberova, and Anna Netrebko. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Stages SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) 2014 season begins with the World Premiere of Amelia Roper's She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, her first play to be produced in the Americas. She Rode Horses... opens with a press night on Monday March 24 (previews today, March 20-23) running through April 12 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. (more...)

Anthony Warlow & Faith Prince to Embark on Australian Tour this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

Anthony Warlow, Australia's leading star of musical theatre, returns home this June with Tony-Award winner Faith Prince in an exclusive concert event titled Direct From Broadway. The Australian tour premieres at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 10, then travels to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. (more...)

Marty Rhone to Join THE KING AND I as 'The Kralahome' in Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced that Australian music legend and theatre icon, Marty Rhone, will join the upcoming multimillion dollar production of The King and I in the featured role of The Kralahome. (more...)

Opera Australia Presents MAZDA OPERA IN THE DOMAIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

Local and international artists will gather under the stars next February to perform at Opera Australia's annual Mazda Opera in the Domain tonight 1 February at 8:00pm. The free outdoor concert will feature popular arias from works by opera's greatest composers. (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize- Including Theresa Rebeck & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, now celebrating its thirty-sixth year. Chosen from over 100 submitted plays, the Finalists are (more...)

Colt Coeur's Play Hotel Reading Series to Feature SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Colt Coeur's Play Hotel reading series will present a free staged reading of She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange by Amelia Roper, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, January 28th at 7pm at SoHo House in Manhattan. The cast for the reading includes McCaleb Burnett (Scarcity, Rattlestick), Katya Campbell (How to Make Friends and then Kill Them, Rattlestick), Zuzanna Szadkowski ('Gossip Girl'), and Matt Stadelmann (The Grown-Up, Humana). The event is hosted by Sam Goldberg and Julia Jones. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater to Stage SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) 2014 season begins with the World Premiere of Amelia Roper's She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, her first play to be produced in the Americas. She Rode Horses… opens with a press night on Monday March 24 (previews March 20-23) running through April 12 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Horne of Plenty for Diva's 80th Birthday at Zankel Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 21, 2014

There was a lovefest for the great mezzo Marilyn Horne in New York last week, filled with the music of friends, acquaintances and admirers at Carnegie Hall's sibling, Zankel Hall. (more...)

Opera Australia Presents MAZDA OPERA IN THE DOMAIN, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Local and international artists will gather under the stars next February to perform at Opera Australia's annual Mazda Opera in the Domain on Saturday 1 February at 8:00pm. The free outdoor concert will feature popular arias from works by opera's greatest composers. (more...)

Opera Australia Presents GREAT OPERA HITS, 1/5-3/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Join us for a charmed Sunday afternoon of favourite opera arias with Opera Australia's annual series of Sunday concerts. With a repertoire sure to delight every music lover, Great Opera Hits presents some of the classics of opera in a relaxed 90-minute concert in Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Jenny Liu, John Adam & More Join Australia's THE KING AND I; Opening April 2014 in Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced additional cast members for their 2014 production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. (more...)

Jenny Liu, John Adam and More Join Australia's THE KING AND I; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced additional cast members for their 2014 production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. (more...)

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