Los Angeles Opera News

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo Signs to Decca GoldCountertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo Signs to Decca Gold
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo has signed to Universal Music Group's US-based classical label, Decca Gold. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania ShakespeareKen Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Opera Saratoga presents a New Production of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK 7/9-16Opera Saratoga presents a New Production of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK 7/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Opera Saratoga presents a new production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, directed and choreographed by Lawrence Edelson, and conducted by noted Maestro John Mauceri (company debut), who has been responsible for many significant operatic restorations, including Blitzstein's Regina. (more...)

Broadway's M. BUTTERFLY, Directed by Julie Taymor, Welcomes Composer Elliot Goldenthal and More to Creative TeamBroadway's M. BUTTERFLY, Directed by Julie Taymor, Welcomes Composer Elliot Goldenthal and More to Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris (CEO, Sony Music) today announce the full creative team for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting MondayGo Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

New Members Elected to OPERA America's Board of DirectorsNew Members Elected to OPERA America's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that seven members have been elected to the organization's Board of Directors. Elections took place during OPERA America's recent Annual Business Meeting, held during Opera Conference 2017 in Dallas. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 Announces Opening LineupLincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 Announces Opening Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival , one of New York's premier summer performance series, kicks off its 51st season on July 25. Among the highlights in the first two weeks are a special opening concert led by Louis Langrée, Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director, featuring traditional and indigenous songs from Mozart's time; a choral presentation by Les Arts Florissants; and guest conductors Edward Gardner and Gianandrea Noseda; festival debuts by more than 10 artists, including Kit Armstrong, Janai Brugger, Jennifer Johnson Cano, S? Percussion, Beatrice Rana, Ksenija Sidorova, and the Young People's Chorus of New York City; and the New York premiere of David Lang's concerto for percussion, man made. A complete listing of events from July 25 through August 6 follows. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PANCabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

???????Opera North is pleased to announce the principal roles for La belle Helene, one of its three 2017 mainstage productions. Augusta Caso will sing the lead role of Helene, Peter Lake will play Paris and Eric Lindsey will sing Calchas. (more...)

Richard Sparks Returns to Edinburgh Fringe with MARGARITA DREAMSRichard Sparks Returns to Edinburgh Fringe with MARGARITA DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

In 1978 Richard Sparks wrote the Schoolmaster Sketch and gave it to Rowan Atkinson, who premiered it in Having a Ball at Hampstead Theatre. A few months later Rowan performed the sketch in The Secret Policeman's Ball. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCKOpera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and MoreCasting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell to Lead KISS ME, KATE Concerts in The HamptonsMelissa Errico and Richard Troxell to Lead KISS ME, KATE Concerts in The Hamptons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has announced the Bay Street Under the Stars series which will include FREE concerts in Mashashimuet Park this summer as Bay Street presents the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate on August 25 & 26 at 7pm. (more...)

John Dufffy Institute for New Opera presents World Premiere of KEPTJohn Dufffy Institute for New Opera presents World Premiere of KEPT
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Virginia Arts Festival will present the world premiere performances of the new chamber opera Kept: a ghost story at Norfolk's Attucks Theatre May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Eric Small Elected to Opera Santa Barbara Board of DirectorsEric Small Elected to Opera Santa Barbara Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Eric Small, a noted yoga practitioner and advocate for its use in treating multiple sclerosis and other disorders, has been elected to the Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara. His three-year term began in April. (more...)

Sylvia Brooks, Jazz Vocalist, Performs in Concert to Celebrate Release of 'The Arrangement'Sylvia Brooks, Jazz Vocalist, Performs in Concert to Celebrate Release of 'The Arrangement'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

???????From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks, Tarzana resident, ?reveals a vivid array of new emotional hues on her about to be released third CD, The Arrangement, a beautifully intimate collaboration with the talents of brilliant Los Angeles arrangers. In celebration of the release, Brooks along with her arrangers will perform in concert at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Virginia Arts Festival's John Dufffy Institute for New Opera to Present World Premiere of KEPT: A GHOST STORYVirginia Arts Festival's John Dufffy Institute for New Opera to Present World Premiere of KEPT: A GHOST STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Virginia Arts Festival will present the world premiere performances of the new chamber opera Kept: a ghost story at Norfolk's Attucks Theatre May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Will Crutchfield Announces TEATRO NUOVO, a New Bel Canto Opera Program to Debut in July 2018Will Crutchfield Announces TEATRO NUOVO, a New Bel Canto Opera Program to Debut in July 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Will Crutchfield, longtime director of the Bel Canto at Caramoor series, announced today the formation of a new organization, Teatro Nuovo, that will continue and expand that program's work as it departs from Caramoor next year.  (more...)

Robert W. Weinman Elected to Opera Santa Barbara Board of DirectorsRobert W. Weinman Elected to Opera Santa Barbara Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Robert W. Weinman, a retired physicist and prominent supporter of performing arts organizations and cultural institutions regionally and beyond, has been elected to the Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara. His three-year term began in April.  (more...)

Ford Theatres Sets 2017 Summer Season with Inaugural IGNITE @ THE FORD! Series & MoreFord Theatres Sets 2017 Summer Season with Inaugural IGNITE @ THE FORD! Series & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Ford Theatres today announced a spectacular season for Summer 2017 at the fully transformed John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The 2017 season will open on Saturday, July 15 with a performance by famed tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and runs through Monday, October 16. (more...)

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