Opera North News

ICE CREAM: THE OPERA to Have World Premiere at the Bradford Festival 2017ICE CREAM: THE OPERA to Have World Premiere at the Bradford Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

From Skipton Building Society Camerata and Freedom Studios in association with Spin Arts comes the world premiere of Ice Cream: The Opera, Ian McMillan's new opera about two warring ice cream vendor families from Yorkshire who come together through song, ice cream and love. (more...)

Naomi O'Connell, George Dvorsky and Jim Walton to Star in KISS ME, KATE at Opera NorthNaomi O'Connell, George Dvorsky and Jim Walton to Star in KISS ME, KATE at Opera North
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

OPERA NORTH SUMMERFEST 2017 announces casting and creative teams for Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, one of three mainstage productions that run July 29 - August 13 at the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, New Hampshire. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Bourne Talks West End ANNIEBWW Interview: Alex Bourne Talks West End ANNIE
by Marianka Swain - May 16, 2017

Actor Alex Bourne's past musical work ranges from Kiss Me, Kate to Chicago and We Will Rock You. After playing Daddy Warbucks on tour, he's now back in the role for the West End run of Annie, which begins previews at the Piccadilly Theatre on May 23. (more...)

Dreaming Ahead! ANGELS IN AMERICA Opera to Make New York Debut This JuneDreaming Ahead! ANGELS IN AMERICA Opera to Make New York Debut This June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

In its 2016 - 2017 season, New York City Opera presented the New York staged premiere of Rachmaninoff's Aleko, the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes's Fallujah, 10 sold-out performances of Bernstein's Candide, the modern-day revival of Respighi's La Campana Sommersa, and the American premiere of Antonio Literes's Baroque rarity Los Elementos. This June, New York City Opera concludes the season with the eagerly anticipated New York premiere of Peter Eotvos's Angels in America, based on the play by Tony Kushner. (more...)

Cast Announced for Grand Theatre's Production of BRASSED OFFCast Announced for Grand Theatre's Production of BRASSED OFF
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced that Jeffrey Holland will lead the cast of its first in-house production in almost 40 years. Jeffrey will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEEDonmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company a new musical with music by Tom Deering, and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.    (more...)

Latitude Festival 2017 Invites Theatre Line Up To Join The RevolutionLatitude Festival 2017 Invites Theatre Line Up To Join The Revolution
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The UK's finest multi-arts festival returns for its 12th edition promising an unrivalled breadth, depth and quality of arts programming. (more...)

Free Choral Theatre Production At Liverpool Cathedral this MonthFree Choral Theatre Production At Liverpool Cathedral this Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Cut to the Chase Productions are delighted to announce that their new choral theatre production; Through The Wilderness will take place at none other than the stunning Liverpool Cathedral on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th May. (more...)

Adelphi Orchestra presents Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA in ConcertAdelphi Orchestra presents Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Adelphi Orchestra presents Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA in concert, under the direction of Maestro Jason C. Tramm May 7th (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. (more...)

Opera North Announces Cast for MADAMA BUTTERFLYOpera North Announces Cast for MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Opera North is pleased to announce the principal roles for Madama Butterfly, one of its three 2017 mainstage productions. Soprano Jinwon Park will sing the title role of Madama Butterfly, tenor Michael Brandenburg will be Lt. Pinkerton, and mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso will play Suzuki. (more...)

Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom, and Ruby Stokes to Star in West End Production of ANNIEMadeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom, and Ruby Stokes to Star in West End Production of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Rehearsals began today (24 April 2017) for the West End production of Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre. Joining the previously announced Miranda Hart who will play Miss Hannigan are Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Community Choirs Needed For Liverpool Cathedral PerformanceCommunity Choirs Needed For Liverpool Cathedral Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Rehearsal details have now been announced and Cut to the Chase Productions are still on the lookout for choirs to join in performing with their new choral theatre production! (more...)

Lawrence Opera Theatre presents Metropolitan Opera Tenor HUGO VERALawrence Opera Theatre presents Metropolitan Opera Tenor HUGO VERA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Lawrence Opera Theatre (LOT) is pleased to announce an evening of vocal chamber music at the KU Lied Center (Pavilion) featuring Metropolitan Opera tenor Hugo Vera, with accomplished piano collaborator Kyle Naig. Additionally, soprano Natalie Young, mezzo- soprano Anna Patterson, and cellist Ellen Lind will join Mr. Vera, presenting works by Handel, Berlioz, Obradors, Britten, and Gershwin among others. (more...)

Opera Night at Bay Street Theater 4/22 with COSI FAN TUTTEOpera Night at Bay Street Theater 4/22 with COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Divaria Productions will be presenting a live opera performance of Cosi Fan Tutte on Saturday, April 22 at 8 pm. Ticket prices range from $25 to $50 and are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, or online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Orchestra Baobab to Release New Album 'Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng,' TodayOrchestra Baobab to Release New Album 'Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng,' Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

West Africa's iconic dance-band, Orchestra Baobab will release their new album Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng on March 31 via World Circuit Records. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-17 Season Concludes with THE PIRATES OF PENZANCELyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-17 Season Concludes with THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its 59th season with Gilbert & Sullivan's delightful comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance  April 22, 26, 28, 29, and 30 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English with English titles. High res production and artists' photos can be downloaded here . (more...)

Ardea Arts Receives Audience Development Grant from OPERA America for BOUNCE The Basketball OperaArdea Arts Receives Audience Development Grant from OPERA America for BOUNCE The Basketball Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Ardea Arts is proud to announce that it has been awarded The Opera Fund: Audience Development Grant from OPERA America for BOUNCE The Basketball Opera (in partnership with University of Kentucky Opera Theatre), composed by Glen Roven, Tomas Doncker and Ansel Elgort, written by Charles R. Smith Jr., concept and direction by Grethe Barrett Holby. (more...)

Opera Columbus/Juilliard Artistic Collaboration Delivers Avery Amereau as CARMENOpera Columbus/Juilliard Artistic Collaboration Delivers Avery Amereau as CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????This reimagined and reduced new production of Bizet's most famous opera features the spoken dialogue of the original score, but is set during an early 20th century era of civil war and unsettling social atmosphere. (more...)

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