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Laura Kaminsky Named AOP Composer in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

American Opera Projects Inc. (AOP) announces the appointment of Laura Kaminsky as its composer-in-residence commencing September 1, 2014, three days before her opera 'As One' premieres at BAM in an AOP production (performances September 4, 6, and 7). In this role, Kaminsky will bring broad expertise to AOP enabling the Brooklyn-based company to expand its mission of identifying, developing, and presenting new and innovative works of music theater by emerging and established artists and to engage audiences in an immersive, transformative theatrical experience. (more...)

Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks present Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

American Opera Projects to Debut New Works at COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2014, 9/12 & 14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

A Stonewall-era drag queen and the cop entranced by her. A princess manipulates her captor during the Crusades. A man's literal vacation from Hell. On≠≠≠≠ Friday, September 12 and Sunday, September 14 at 7:30 PM, AOP (American Opera Projects) will present these and other excerpts of new operas at COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2014, the culmination of this season's Composers & the Voice (C&V) opera training program. Audiences will see scenes by five emerging composers - Guy Barash, Avner Finberg, Jeremy Gill, Andreia Pinto-Correia, Gity Razaz - and one composer/librettist team, Joseph Rubinstein and Jason Kim, who were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works focusing on the operatic voice. The performances will be held at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, home of AOP. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students/seniors and are available at www.operaprojects.org. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three teams of new opera composers and librettistsóJohn Liberatore and Niloufar Talebi, Jake Runestad and David Johnston, and Rene Orth and Jason Kimówill premiere new 20-minute operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on November 21, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

New Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three teams of new opera composers and librettistsóJohn Liberatore and Niloufar Talebi, Jake Runestad and David Johnston, and Rene Orth and Jason Kimówill premiere new 20-minute operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on November 21, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

New Opera Based on George S. Kaufman's DINNER AT EIGHT Set for St. Paul in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Last month, the Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Minnesota Opera will give the world premiere during its 2016-2017 season at Ordway Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE MERMAID IS IN FINE VOICE AT NSMT
by Jan Nargi - Jul 18, 2014

Charming performances, strong music, and inventive staging create an undersea paradise for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. (more...)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Gives The Minnesota Opera's New Works Initiative a $750,000 Gift
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will support the upcoming commissions of The Manchurian Candidate, The Shining, and Dinner at Eight. The gift marks both the completion of the first $7 million New Works Initiative (NWI) fundraising campaign and the beginning of a bold new phase of the Initiative, and brings total support of the NWI from the Mellon Foundation to $2 million. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Adrienne Eller, Bruce Landry, Kecia Lewis and More in NSMT's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is set to take family audiences on an underwater musical adventure with the New England Premiere of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. This highly anticipated theatrical event has already been extended for an extra week with performances starting tonight July 8, and now playing through Sunday, July 27. Press night is scheduled for Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

North Carolina Opera Announces its 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

North Carolina Opera's General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers today have announced the details for the company's 2014-15 season. The announcement by Maestro Myers last evening at the company's annual season festive kickoff event at CAM Raleigh included live musical highlights and attracted a large group of patrons and community partners. (more...)

The North Carolina Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Featuring TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, LA TRAVIATA and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Four stunning operas. Four aspects of love. Sometimes love enflames(Wagner's Tristan and Isolde) or ittransforms (Verdi's La traviata). Sometimes love betrays like Don Giovanni or it inspires like Muhammad Ali. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Whitney Bashor, Kate Shindle and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre to Present New England Professional Premiere of THE LITTLE MERMAID, 7/8 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is set to take family audiences on an underwater musical adventure with the New England Premiere of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. This highly anticipated theatrical event has already been extended for an extra week with performances starting Tuesday July 8, and now playing through Sunday, July 27. Press night is scheduled for Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Announces New Commission, DINNER AT EIGHT, 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Minnesota Opera will give the world premiere during its 2016-2017 season at Ordway Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (more...)

Minnesota Opera to Serve DINNER AT EIGHT During its 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Minnesota Opera will give the world premiere during its 2016-2017 season at Ordway Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (more...)

The Minnesota Opera Announces the Completion of the New Works Initiative Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced the completion of the New Works Initiative fundraising campaign, one year ahead of schedule. (more...)

Cast announced for 2014 Wexford Festival Opera Festival, Running Oct 22-Nov 2
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Wexford Festival Opera has announced the casting for the internationally renowned Festival, which this year will run for 12 days, from 22 October to 2 November. (more...)

Unitrends Acquires AWS and OpenStack Cloud Data Protection Specialist
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Unitrends, the industry's fastest-growing multi-environment data protection and disaster recovery company, today announced that it has acquired Yuruware, an Australia-based innovator of data protection technology for Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack and other public clouds. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (more...)

David T. Little Appointed 4th Composer in Residence for Opera Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Orchestra and Music-Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group in New York, is proud to announce that composer David T. Little has been selected as its fourth Composer in Residence (CIR). Little was chosen from over 100 applicants for the position and now has the opportunity to follow a personalized development track focused on the advancement of his skills as an operatic composer. (more...)

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