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VIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLESVIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2015

Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone is making a cameo appearance in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES now Through March 1. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at her appearance! (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat TonightTHE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Two iconic artists -- operatic superstar Marilyn Horne and Broadway legend Patti LuPone -- will join together for a conversation about the unlikely role they share in common: Samira in John Corigliano's 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles. The conversation, to be livestreamed at LAOpera.org beginning at 5:30pm tonight, February 27, will be hosted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, who has worked extensively with both artists. (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat This FridayTHE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Two iconic artists -- operatic superstar Marilyn Horne and Broadway legend Patti LuPone -- will join together for a conversation about the unlikely role they share in common: Samira in John Corigliano's 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles. The conversation, to be livestreamed at LAOpera.org beginning at 5:30pm on Friday, February 27, will be hosted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, who has worked extensively with both artists. (more...)

LA Opera to Present GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 3/14LA Opera to Present GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

LA Opera will present two free ?Great Opera Choruses concerts on March 14, with Resident Conductor Grant Gershon leading the LA Opera Chorus. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Receipt of Two Grants to Support World Premiere of THE LONG WALKOpera Saratoga Announces Receipt of Two Grants to Support World Premiere of THE LONG WALK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today that the company has received two important new grants to help support the world premiere of The Long Walk, a new opera by composer Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, based on the critically acclaimed memoir of war and homecoming by Brian Castner. (more...)

Patti LuPone on Social Media: "Some People Think I'm a Dinosaur"Patti LuPone on Social Media: "Some People Think I'm a Dinosaur"
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Broadway legend Patti LuPone is currently back on stage in LA Opera's The Ghosts of Versailles, by composer John Corigliano and librettist William C. Hoffman. The opera gets its long awaited west coast premiere in a new production directed by 2014 Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak, running through March 1. (more...)

The New York Festival of Song's Emerging Artist Series Presents "BEL CANTO / CAN BELTO", 3/17The New York Festival of Song's Emerging Artist Series Presents "BEL CANTO / CAN BELTO", 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

New York Festival of Song marks its seventh annual residency at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with BEL CANTO/CAN BELTO, to be performed on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

LA Opera & LATW Team for THE GUILTY MOTHER This WeekendLA Opera & LATW Team for THE GUILTY MOTHER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Pierre Beaumarchais' 1792 play The Guilty Mother, the last and least-known of the French playwright's trilogy of stage comedies about the adventures of Figaro, will be presented in a 'radio theater-style performance' by LA Theatre Works in partnership with LA Opera. A highlight of LA Opera's Figaro Unbound celebration, The Guilty Mother will be directed by Michael Hackett, with performances taking place at 8pm on February 13 and 14 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater (235 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, 90095). (more...)

Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for 2015-2016 SeasonPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season Highlights: Itzhak Perlman in Cinema Serenade — The season begins with the return of perennial favorite violinist Itzhak Perlman performing music from the golden age of the Silver Screen as part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Gala, Cinema Serenade. The Performer-Composer — Forget one Composer of the Year; instead Heinz Hall will host four performer-composers — Daniil Trifonov, Conrad Tao, Stewart Copeland and Cameron Carpenter — who will present their own works with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this year. Conductor Debuts — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes four outstanding international conductors to the podium this season — Spain's Gustavo Gimeno, Czech Republic's Ji?í B?lohlávek, Brazil's Marcelo Lehninger and Costa Rica's Giancarlo Guerrero. “The Earth” — Following the success of “The Planets” in the 2013-2014 season, the Pittsburgh Symphony offers a stunning musical and visual journey around our home planet. Handel's Messiah and Bach's St. John Passion — Handel's much adored oratorio returns to the Heinz Hall stage for one night only this December, and Bach's St. John Passion makes its debut in Heinz Hall in a newly designed, semi-staged production in March. (more...)

Spring 2015 Gala to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of New York Phil's 'Concerts in the Parks', May 19Spring 2015 Gala to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of New York Phil's 'Concerts in the Parks', May 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The New York Philharmonic's Spring Gala will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, featuring a concert of music from iconic moments throughout the history of the free concert series, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BREAKING! Alan Gilbert to Step Down as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, 2017BREAKING! Alan Gilbert to Step Down as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

After eight seasons with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert will step down as music director in 2017, the orchestra said. (more...)

Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Lyric Unlimited presents the world premiere of The Property, a klezmer opera by composer Wlad Marhulets and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann. It opens Wednesday, February 25, with five performances through Thursday, March 5. World premiere presentations of The Property are presented in partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood Feb. 25, 26, 27, with additional performances at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in suburban Skokie Mar. 4-5. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2015

Anita Darian, a soprano whose four-octave voice earned her the nickname “The Armenian Yma Sumac” and spawned an eclectic 50-year career that ranged from performances with the New York City Opera, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic to big-band jazz concerts, co-starring roles with Barbara Cook, and hit pop recordings that included “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is dead at 87. A longtime resident of East Atlantic Beach, L.I., she died Sunday, Feb. 1 at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside of complications from surgery. (more...)

LA Opera's Figaro Trilogy to Continue with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2/28-3/22LA Opera's Figaro Trilogy to Continue with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2/28-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Following on the heels of The Ghosts of Versailles, LA Opera presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville, the midpoint of its 2015 Figaro Trilogy and a key part of its three-month Figaro Unbound exploration. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon conducts an international roster of stars including Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov, American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, American tenor René Barbera, Italian baritone Alessandro Corbelli and Icelandic bass Kristinn Sigmundsson. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2015-16 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada and Executive Director and CEO Mark C. Hanson today announced the Houston Symphony's 102nd Season, comprised of a full slate of classical, POPS, family, community, education and multimedia performances, as well as recordings, collaborations, international partnerships and an expanded global presence. (more...)

Soprano Lisa Delan to Perform at San Francisco Conservatory, 2/11Soprano Lisa Delan to Perform at San Francisco Conservatory, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Soprano Lisa Delan (class of 1989) will perform on the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's distinguished Alumni Recital Series on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 8 p.m. Ms. Delan's program will include works by American composers John Corigliano, David Garner, Gordon Getty, Jake Heggie and Luna Pearl Woolf. She will be joined by special guests Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley and Jake Heggie. The concert, held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Sol Joseph Recital Hall, is dedicated to the memory of pianist Kristin Pankonin (class of 1989), alumna and former staff pianist of the Conservatory. (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

CSO's Next Free Happy Hour Concert to be Held 2/12CSO's Next Free Happy Hour Concert to be Held 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Columbus Symphony continues its Happy Hour free concert series at the Ohio Theatre on Thursday, February 12. The concert will feature guest conductor Joel Smirnoff in an approximately 90-minute performance featuring Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Bernstein's Fancy Free, Gershwin's Lullaby for String Orchestra, and Gould's Interplay (American Concertette) featuring guest pianist Caroline Hong. WOSU's Christopher Purdy will host, adding commentary on each of the works and interviewing the conductor throughout the evening. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Invites YOU to Inspire a New Piece of Music; Project Titled, 'OC IN UNISON'Pacific Symphony Invites YOU to Inspire a New Piece of Music; Project Titled, 'OC IN UNISON'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Orange County—Jan. 7, 2015—Pacific Symphony invites all people of Orange County to share their voice and contribute to a new composition for “OC in Unison,” a project created to engage the community in music creation. Guided by the vision of Music Director Carl St.Clair, the Symphony has chosen Composer-in-Residence Narong Prangcharoen to write this new anthem for the county, which is scheduled to premiere on the Opening Night concerts of the 2015-16 season, with a culminating event taking place on Sunday, Oct. 4. Prangcharoen has already begun studying the county and discovering how the region has grown from an area of sprawling orange groves into a thriving cultural community of 34 different cities. He has been inspired by the range of scenery, but has been most influenced by the people he's met and the experiences they've had living here. Prangcharoen is now looking to more people to inspire the heart and spirit of the piece, and invites all residents to share their Orange County narrative. (more...)

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