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BWW Reviews: MASKED BALL in San FranciscoBWW Reviews: MASKED BALL in San Francisco
by Harmony Wheeler - Oct 20, 2014

Verdi was a master at crescendo. In "Masked Ball," the score foreshadows and defines even while characters defy fate. As Count Anckarstrom laments his wife's betrayal in the opera's third act, the harp and violin take turn in old romance and revenge, building to a grand determination. Like Verdi's "Rigoletto" and "Il Trovatore," "A Masked Ball" concludes with a game-changing revelation in answer to an incredible setup. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERAPhoto Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (September 16, 2014)—San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) for seven performances October 4 through 22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. The illustrious cast features Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas as the unwisely flirtatious and cavalier King Gustavus III; soprano Julianna Di Giacomo as Amelia, the object of the king's affection; preeminent American baritone Thomas Hampson as Count Anckarström, with Brian Mulligan singing two performances of the role; soprano Heidi Stober as Oscar; and riveting mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick as the fortune teller Madame Arvidson. A compelling tale of love, betrayal and revenge, Verdi's magnificent drama is presented in San Francisco Opera's classic production, conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti and directed by Jose Maria Condemi. (more...)

Julianna Di Giacomo to Take Over Lead Role in San Francisco Opera's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA This FallJulianna Di Giacomo to Take Over Lead Role in San Francisco Opera's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's revival of Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), presented October 4 -22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, who was to have made her Company debut as Amelia for the first six performances of the run, has withdrawn from the production for health reasons. American soprano Julianna Di Giacomo, originally scheduled to sing Amelia on October 22, will now sing the role for all seven performances. She makes her San Francisco Opera debut and role debut with this production. (more...)

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. on PBSDudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring concert of Verdi's towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. Before the performance, the maestro shares his enthusiasm for the iconic venue, the largest natural amphitheater in the country, and for Verdi's passionate and highly theatrical work: a mass, yes, but 'in an opera way,' as Dudamel explains. (more...)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel Release DVD of Verdi's REQUIEM TodayThe Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel Release DVD of Verdi's REQUIEM Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Grammy-winners Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will release their DVD and Blu-ray of Verdi's Requiem on C Major Entertainment, distributed in the USA by Naxos of America, today, November 19, 2013. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth, the DVD was recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl on August 13 & 15, 2013, and features the Los Angeles Master Chorale, directed by Grant Gershon, and four world-class soloists. Theinternational release date is November 17, 2013. This is the first release from Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil recorded at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale's Annual Fall Gala Raises Over $200,000Collegiate Chorale's Annual Fall Gala Raises Over $200,000
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale raised more than $200,000 at its 2013 Annual Fall Gala on November 6, 2013 at Carnegie Hall. The festive Gala evening welcomed 125 guests, and honored Directors Emeriti Anna M. and William H. Mann for more than ten years of dedicated and inspired Board service. The cocktail reception and seated dinner was followed by a much anticipated concert performance of Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele and a dessert buffet during intermission. The thrilling musical fireworks and the glorious choral music provided a spectacular evening of heavenly music and devilish good fun. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Collegiate Chorale's MEFISTOFELE Makes a Deal with the Devil at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Collegiate Chorale's MEFISTOFELE Makes a Deal with the Devil at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 11, 2013

It's easy to see why the Collegiate Chorale chose Arrigo Boito's MEFISTOFELE for its season opener at Carnegie Hall last Wednesday. The opera, which is the only one completed by the librettist of Verdi's OTELLO and FALSTAFF, can't be mistaken for any other. Besides providing a rich score and marvelous roles for three soloists--the title character (a bass-baritone), a dramatic soprano and tenor--the choral writing is gorgeous. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale Presents MEFISTOFELE at Carnegie Hall TonightCollegiate Chorale Presents MEFISTOFELE at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale presents its first concert of the season, Mefistofele, by Arrigo Boito tonight, November 6, 2013 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. The Collegiate Chorale will hold its Annual Fall Gala immediately following the concert. (more...)

MEFISTOFELE, BATTLE HYMNS and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's 2013-14 SeasonMEFISTOFELE, BATTLE HYMNS and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale announces its 2013-14 season of three important works: Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele at Carnegie Hall, followed by with Max Bruch's Moses at Carnegie Hall, and David Lang's battle hymns at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. (more...)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel to Release DVD of Verdi's REQUIEM, 11/19The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel to Release DVD of Verdi's REQUIEM, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Los Angeles, CA (November 5, 2013) - Grammy-winners Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will release their DVD and Blu-ray of Verdi's Requiem on C Major Entertainment, distributed in the USA by Naxos of America, on November 19, 2013. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth, the DVD was recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl on August 13 & 15, 2013, and features the Los Angeles Master Chorale, directed by Grant Gershon, and four world-class soloists. Theinternational release date is November 17, 2013. This is the first release from Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil recorded at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale to Present Fall Gala Concert MEFISTOFELE, 11/6Collegiate Chorale to Present Fall Gala Concert MEFISTOFELE, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale announces its first concert of the season, Mefistofele, by Arrigo Boito on November 6, 2013 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. Tickets are available at www.carnegiehall.org or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Single tickets for this concert start at $15. The Collegiate Chorale will hold its Annual Fall Gala immediately following the concert. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale to Host Annual Gala at Carnegie Hall, 11/6Collegiate Chorale to Host Annual Gala at Carnegie Hall, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

The devil is coming to Carnegie Hall and he has a heavenly voice! Eric Owens will star in the title role of Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele on the occasion of The Collegiate Chorale's 2013Annual Fall Gala on November 6, 2013 at 6pm at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, NYC. The festive Gala evening will honor Directors Emeriti Anna M. and William H. Mann for over ten years of dedicated and inspired Board service. (more...)

MEFISTOFELE, BATTLE HYMNS and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's 2013-14 SeasonMEFISTOFELE, BATTLE HYMNS and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale announces its 2013-14 season of three important works: Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele at Carnegie Hall, followed by with Max Bruch's Moses at Carnegie Hall, and David Lang's battle hymns at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Directs NY Phil in U.S. Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's FRIEZE, Now thru 10/9Alan Gilbert Directs NY Phil in U.S. Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's FRIEZE, Now thru 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and the U.S. Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Frieze - written in response to Beethoven's Ninth and co-commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, New York Philharmonic, and BBC Radio 3 - tonight, October 3, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. Part of the Royal Philharmonic Society's 2013 bicentennial, this program reflects the New York Philharmonic's historic link to the Ninth Symphony: the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) commissioned the work in 1817, and the New York Philharmonic gave its U.S. Premiere in 1846, for which it commissioned the first English translation of 'Ode to Joy.' (more...)

Chorale to Present Fall Gala Concert MEFISTOFELE - 11/6 at Carnegie HallChorale to Present Fall Gala Concert MEFISTOFELE - 11/6 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale announced its first concert of the season, Mefistofele, by Arrigo Boito on November 6, 2013 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. Tickets are available at www.carnegiehall.org or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Single tickets for this concert start at $15. The Collegiate Chorale will hold its Annual Fall Gala immediately following the concert. (For more information or tickets to the Gala, please contact Mariane Lemieux at mlemieux@collegiatechorale.org or 646-435-9052.) (more...)

Tickets to Collegiate Chorale's MEFISTOFELE at Carnegie Hall Now on SaleTickets to Collegiate Chorale's MEFISTOFELE at Carnegie Hall Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale announces its first concert of the season, Mefistofele, by Arrigo Boito on November 6, 2013 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. Tickets are available at www.carnegiehall.org or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Single tickets for this concert start at $15. The Collegiate Chorale will hold its Annual Fall Gala immediately following the concert. (For more information or tickets to the Gala, please contact Mariane Lemieux at mlemieux@collegiatechorale.org or 646-435-9052.) (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Direct NY Phil in U.S. Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's FRIEZE, 10/3-9Alan Gilbert to Direct NY Phil in U.S. Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's FRIEZE, 10/3-9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and the U.S. Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Frieze - written in response to Beethoven's Ninth and co-commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, New York Philharmonic, and BBC Radio 3 - on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. Part of the Royal Philharmonic Society's 2013 bicentennial, this program reflects the New York Philharmonic's historic link to the Ninth Symphony: the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) commissioned the work in 1817, and the New York Philharmonic gave its U.S. Premiere in 1846, for which it commissioned the first English translation of "Ode to Joy." (more...)

Collegiate Chorale to Present MEFISTOFELE at Carnegie Hall, 11/6Collegiate Chorale to Present MEFISTOFELE at Carnegie Hall, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale announces its first concert of the season, Mefistofele, by Arrigo Boito on November 6, 2013 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. Tickets will be available for sale on September 16 at www.carnegiehall.org or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Single tickets for this concert start at $15. The Collegiate Chorale will hold its Annual Fall Gala immediately following the concert. (For more information or tickets to the Gala, please contact Mariane Lemieux at mlemieux@collegiatechorale.org or 646-435-9052.) (more...)

Gustavo Dudamel Conducts AIDA at the Hollywood Bowl TonightGustavo Dudamel Conducts AIDA at the Hollywood Bowl Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2013

Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, in his fourth summer season at the Hollywood Bowl, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth with a concert performance of Aida on tonight, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. and performances of the Requiem on Tuesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 15, both at 8 p.m. (more...)

Gustavo Dudamel Conducts AIDA at the Hollywood Bowl, 8/11Gustavo Dudamel Conducts AIDA at the Hollywood Bowl, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, in his fourth summer season at the Hollywood Bowl, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth with a concert performance of Aida on Sunday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. and performances of the Requiem on Tuesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 15, both at 8 p.m. (more...)

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