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Ben Heppner to Return as Host for Canadian Opera Company's 2016 Centre Stage GalaBen Heppner to Return as Host for Canadian Opera Company's 2016 Centre Stage Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

When this year's aspiring opera stars take to the stage of Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to compete in the Ensemble Studio Competition at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Centre Stage gala, they'll do so with legendary Canadian tenor and CBC Radio personality Ben Heppner in attendance. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Updates to 175th Anniversary SeasonNew York Philharmonic Announces Updates to 175th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has announced updates to its 175th anniversary season in 2016-17. (more...)

Summer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This SummerSummer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This Summer
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 21, 2016

Although the solstice doesn't officially appear for another week or so, the summer opera clock is already ticking. There's a plethora of performances going on all over New York City, in addition to interesting, entertaining and fascinating productions that are just a hop, skip and jump away. Among them: Lincoln Center's Lincoln Center Festival and Mostly Mozart and On Site Opera's West Village venue, to the more bucolic realms of Bard SummerScape in Dutchess County (NY) for Mascagni and Caramoor in Katonah (NY) for Rossini and Beethoven. (more...)

NYFOS to Premiere COMPOSITORA: SONGS BY LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN at Merkin HallNYFOS to Premiere COMPOSITORA: SONGS BY LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

New York Festival of Song rounds out its Mainstage season on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 with Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women, a fascinating program that showcases the prodigious accomplishments of Latina composers. The concert takes place at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. (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...)

NYFOS to Present 'AT HOME' Song Cycle in NYC, at Caramoor This MarchNYFOS to Present 'AT HOME' Song Cycle in NYC, at Caramoor This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

New York Festival of Song marks its eighth annual residency at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with AT HOME, to be performed on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 2/22Canadian Opera Company to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Toronto – The future of Canadian opera will be on full display on February 22, 2016 when the rising young stars of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio sing the lead roles in Mozart's comedic tour-de-force, The Marriage of Figaro. This special, one-night-only performance of the COC's new production takes place at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, with all tickets accessibly priced at $25 and $55. The Marriage of Figaro is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Lauren Worsham, Bryce Pinkham and Hal Cazalet to Lead NYFOS Gilbert & Sullivan Spring 2016 GalaDavid Hyde Pierce, Lauren Worsham, Bryce Pinkham and Hal Cazalet to Lead NYFOS Gilbert & Sullivan Spring 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that New York Festival of Song has set a starry, Broadway-filled cast for its 2016 spring gala, Topsy Turvy: The NYFOS Guide to Gilbert & Sullivan. (more...)

NYFOS Next Festival of New Songs Sets Casts, Programs for FebruaryNYFOS Next Festival of New Songs Sets Casts, Programs for February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

New York Festival of Song's contemporary song series NYFOS Next -- dubbed 'invaluable' by The New Yorker and The New York Times -- enters its sixth season and continues its new format: a three-concert February mini-festival in the intimate state-of-the-art recital hall at OPERA America's National Opera Center. The Thursday concerts take place February 4, 11, and 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

NYFOS and Juilliard to Present HARRY, HOAGY, AND HAROLD, 1/13 & 17NYFOS and Juilliard to Present HARRY, HOAGY, AND HAROLD, 1/13 & 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The New York Festival of Song marks its eleventh annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a new program titled HARRY, HOAGY, and HAROLD. (more...)

NYFOS' A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU! to Return to HENRY's This DecemberNYFOS' A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU! to Return to HENRY's This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

New York Festival of Song brings back its much-anticipated program 'A Goyishe Christmas to You!' on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. at HENRY's Restaurant as part of NYFOS's 'After Hours' cabaret series. (more...)

'FROM RUSSIA TO RIVERSIDE DRIVE' Launches NYFOS' 2015-16 Season Tonight'FROM RUSSIA TO RIVERSIDE DRIVE' Launches NYFOS' 2015-16 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

New York Festival of Song opens a new season of NYFOS Mainstage with 'From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff & Friends,' featuring Rachmaninoff's ravishing romanticism and his American contemporaries - songs by Rachmaninoff, Ellington, Gershwin, Schillinger. (more...)

Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal CompetitionToronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Toronto – Emily D'Angelo of Toronto took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC fundraiser Centre Stage, a highly anticipated annual celebration of the next generation of opera stars. D'Angelo was selected from eight finalists to receive the $5,000 award, supported annually by the Chair of the COC's Board of Directors. Lauren Eberwein of Qualicum Beach, BC won the Second Prize of $3,000, and Bruno Roy of Montreal was awarded the Third Prize of $1,500. Emily D'Angelo was also selected by the audience as the winner of the Audience Choice Award, worth $1,500. (more...)

NYFOS Premieres SCHUBERT BEATLES with Paul Appleby on Anniversary of Lennon's Death, Dec 8, Merkin HallNYFOS Premieres SCHUBERT BEATLES with Paul Appleby on Anniversary of Lennon's Death, Dec 8, Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

?New York Festival of Song premieres SCHUBERT|BEATLES on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, as part of NYFOS's classic long-running Mainstage series. (more...)

COC Hosts Vocal Competition at Centre Stage TonightCOC Hosts Vocal Competition at Centre Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Out of a pool of 120 aspiring opera singers from across the country, the Canadian Opera Company has selected eight to compete at Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition tonight, November 3, 2015 at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

COC Announces Vocal Competition at Centre Stage, 11/3COC Announces Vocal Competition at Centre Stage, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Toronto – Out of a pool of 120 aspiring opera singers from across the country, the Canadian Opera Company has selected eight to compete at Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015 at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Centre Stage is the COC's annual celebration of the next generation of opera stars. The Ensemble Studio Competition is the evening's feature event: an exhilarating vocal showcase with the singers, selected from nationwide auditions for the COC Ensemble Studio – Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals – vying for cash prizes ranging in value from $1,500 to $5,000. (more...)

'FROM RUSSIA TO RIVERSIDE DRIVE' to Launch NYFOS' 2015-16 Season This Nov'FROM RUSSIA TO RIVERSIDE DRIVE' to Launch NYFOS' 2015-16 Season This Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

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NYFOS @ North Fork Showcases Songs from Latin America in Orient & Bellport This WeekendNYFOS @ North Fork Showcases Songs from Latin America in Orient & Bellport This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

New York Festival of Song returns to the peace and natural beauty of the North Fork of Long Island to launch the 2015-16 NYFOS Emerging Artists series with a residency and pair of performances: tomorrow, August 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall in Orient, NY and tonight, August 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport, NY. (more...)

Conductor Charles Dutoit Returning to SydneyConductor Charles Dutoit Returning to Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Celebrated conductor Charles Dutoit will make his much-anticipated return to Sydney next month to conduct the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in two magnificent programs - French Impressions: Ravel, Debussy & Berlioz and Schumann's Magical Cello. (more...)

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Annual Mini-Festival of Opera, TodaySummer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Annual Mini-Festival of Opera, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Toronto, July 6, 2015… Summer Opera Lyric Theatre continues its 29 year tradition as the only performance haven for opera lovers in late summer.  Since 1986, Guillermo Silva Marin has led aspiring young artists through an intensive 8 week course of study concentrating on character development in opera through text and music.  These weeks have culminated in a series of performances showcasing the young artists at the Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto. The only summer course of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area, alumni include Kristina Szabo, David Pomeroy, Nora Sourouzian, Joseph Kaiser, Keith Klassen and Joshua Hopkins. (more...)

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