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Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere Of SOME LIGHT EMERGES, 3/16-17Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere Of SOME LIGHT EMERGES, 3/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of Some Light Emerges, a chamber opera created by the acclaimed team of composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, on March 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., at the Ballroom at Bayou Place. (more...)

Composition Contest Winner Martin Hennessy to Debut Opera THE YOUNG KING at UMDComposition Contest Winner Martin Hennessy to Debut Opera THE YOUNG KING at UMD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

American composer and pianist Martin Hennessy will debut his new opera, a musical adaption of Oscar Wilde's 'The Young King,' in a staged reading on February 10, 2017 at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland. The son to a family of goat herders, a young boy is found to be heir to the kingdom. Riches and luxury are laid at his feet, but at what cost are they to others? The opera addresses universal questions of wealth and income inequality. (more...)

Opera San Jose Presents Puts' And Campbell's SILENT NIGHT, 2/11-2/26Opera San Jose Presents Puts' And Campbell's SILENT NIGHT, 2/11-2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

One of the most inspiring operas in decades, Silent Night recounts the miraculous day of peace during WWI when Scottish, French and German soldiers negotiate an unofficial cease fire, a Christmas Eve truce, among themselves (more...)

Three New American Opera Projects to Premiere in SpringThree New American Opera Projects to Premiere in Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Three new operas developed by American Opera Projects to premiere:  two on race relations in America and one on the future of sex. (more...)

THREE WAY, Trio of Comic, One-Act Operas, to Premiere in 2017THREE WAY, Trio of Comic, One-Act Operas, to Premiere in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Three Way is a trio of comic one-act operas for eight singers and chamber orchestra by Robert Paterson, with libretto by David Cote, that explores the possible future-and the eternal questions-of love, sex, and need. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger TheatreBWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - Jan 6, 2017

Many throughout the world have seen the iconic story of The Lion King, the 1994 Disney musical animation that has captured the hearts of young and old alike, but to see it on stage is a whole other experience entirely. (more...)

Opera America Announces Details of NEW OPERA SHOWCASE, 1/13Opera America Announces Details of NEW OPERA SHOWCASE, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place on Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Town Hall in the heart of New York City's Times Square. (more...)

OPERA America to Highlight Five Works in NEW OPERA SHOWCASE at Town HallOPERA America to Highlight Five Works in NEW OPERA SHOWCASE at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place on Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Town Hall in the heart of New York City's Times Square. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents AS ONE, STORY OF A TRANSGENDER PERSON NAMED HANNAH, 2/18-26Pittsburgh Opera Presents AS ONE, STORY OF A TRANSGENDER PERSON NAMED HANNAH, 2/18-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of As One, a chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, by composer Laura Kaminsky and co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters February 18th - 26th, 2017.  (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera to Tell Transgender Story with AS ONE Chamber OperaPittsburgh Opera to Tell Transgender Story with AS ONE Chamber Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of As One, a chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, by composer Laura Kaminsky and co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters February 18th - 26th, 2017. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Winter Repertory, NIXON IN CHINA, VIVALDIHouston Grand Opera Announces Winter Repertory, NIXON IN CHINA, VIVALDI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

In the fall of 1987, Houston Grand Opera's world premiere of Nixon in China made political headlines and galvanized the opera world. Thirty years later, John Adams's trailblazing opera returns in a new-to-Houston production that sheds light on the electronic media's role in political history, just as a new media-savvy American president takes office. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Marks NIXON IN CHINA 30th AnniversaryHouston Grand Opera Marks NIXON IN CHINA 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

In the fall of 1987, Houston Grand Opera's world premiere of Nixon in China made political headlines and galvanized the opera world. Thirty years later, John Adams's trailblazing opera returns in a new-to-Houston production that sheds light on the electronic media's role in political history, just as a new media-savvy American president takes office. (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at PPACCasting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Providence engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. The six-time Tony Award winner triumphantly returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for a limited three-week engagement, from Tuesday, February 28 to Sunday, March 19, 2017.  (more...)

NYFOS to Open New York Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky Fest with PYOTR THE GREATNYFOS to Open New York Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky Fest with PYOTR THE GREAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

New York Festival of Song continues its NYFOS Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. with a sumptuous recital entitled Pyotr the Great: The Songs of Tchaikovsky and His Circle. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

One of the most inspiring operas in decades, Silent Night recounts the miraculous day of peace during WWI when Scottish, French and German soldiers defy their superiors and negotiate a Christmas Eve truce among themselves. The soldiers, bloodied from battle and mourning their dead, soon become brothers as a carol begins, floating softly over no man's land to celebrate Christmas.   (more...)

Broadway's WAR PAINT, COME FROM AWAY and More Get Behind-the-Scenes Looks in Guggenheim's Spring 2017 'Works & Process' SeriesBroadway's WAR PAINT, COME FROM AWAY and More Get Behind-the-Scenes Looks in Guggenheim's Spring 2017 'Works & Process' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has announced its spring 2017 season. (more...)

Premieres by Rachel Bonds, Jason Kim and The Bengsons Set for Ars Nova's 2017-18 LineupPremieres by Rachel Bonds, Jason Kim and The Bengsons Set for Ars Nova's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ars Nova, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, has announced 18 months of boundary-pushing world premiere productions, all commissioned and developed by Ars Nova at their West 54th Street home. (more...)

Opera Colorado's STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME Features Holocaust Love StoryOpera Colorado's STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME Features Holocaust Love Story
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Opera Colorado has announced their 2017 - 2018 season, which continues to enrich and diversify the scope of its programming with their second world premiere in two years, while also staging enduring works from the classic repertoire. The three-production season will feature the world premiere of Steal a Pencil for Me, a WWII romance based on a true story, with music by Gerald Cohen and libretto by Deborah Brevoort; Giacomo Puccini's beloved classic La Boheme; and Giuseppe Verdi's masterful comic opera Falstaff. In 2017 - 2018 Opera Colorado will also continue to explore performing in diverse venues throughout the community, staging Steal a Pencil for Me at the Elaine Wolf Theatre at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, MACC at the JCC. (more...)

Opera Colorado Announces 2017-18 SeasonOpera Colorado Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Opera Colorado has announced their 2017 - 2018 season, which continues to enrich and diversify the scope of its programming with their second world premiere in two years, while also staging enduring works from the classic repertoire. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Seattle Opera's AS ONE: A Transgender Story Told Through OperaSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Seattle Opera's AS ONE: A Transgender Story Told Through Opera
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2016

This fall, Seattleites can hear opera in a Central-District venue that once housed performances by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. But the location isn't the only new thing about Seattle Opera's As One,which will be presented in the historic Washington Hall. As One, a chamber opera with only two singers, tells the story of Hannah, a transwoman, and her journey to self-understanding. The opera is meant to be both an experience, and a vehicle for meaningful conversation.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

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