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The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

North Carolina Opera is thrilled to bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last year in a performance that the Washington Times called “intensely emotional.” (more...)

BSO to Perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 1/2-4BSO to Perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 1/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Maestro Nicholas McGegan and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will ring in the New Year with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on Friday, January 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 4 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, January 3 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. McGegan will lead the Orchestra in Beethoven's final symphony with the well-known "Ode to Joy," along with Beethoven's rarely performed Opferlied, his King Stephen Overture and Haydn's The Storm. Please see below for complete details. (more...)

MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING to Premiere Next March at Z Space in San FranciscoMIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING to Premiere Next March at Z Space in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Composers, Inc. announces the world premiere of a major new chamber opera MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens, based on George Eliot's great romantic novel Middlemarch. The production will be featured as a part of the New Work series at Z Space in San Francisco, for four performances only, March 19-22, 2015. (more...)

OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 OrganizationsOPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Over 160 opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate the sixth annual NATIONAL OPERA WEEK from today, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014, with opera activities and announcements in their communities. National Opera Week is coordinated by OPERA America, the national service organization for opera. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in six performances November 9-26. (more...)

NYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship ProgramNYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. (more...)

Pitt-Pulford and French To Star In Curve's THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas!Pitt-Pulford and French To Star In Curve's THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Curve today announce casting for their production of The Sound of Music. Paul Kerryson will direct a cast including Emma Clifford (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Michael French (Captain Von Trapp), Emma Harrold (Liesl Von Trapp), Mark Inscoe (Max Dettweiler),Laura Pitt-Pulford (Maria Rainer), Lucy Schaufer (Mother Abbess), Annie Wensak (Frau Schmidt), and Jack Wilcox (Rolf Gruber). (more...)

The North Carolina Opera Opens Its 2014-2015 with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 11/9The North Carolina Opera Opens Its 2014-2015 with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

North Carolina Opera kicks off their dynamic 2014/15 season with a concert performance of the Prelude and complete Act II of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, (sung in German with English subtitles),presented on one day only on November 9th at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman and Company Begin Rehearsals Today for THE RIVER; Yesterday? Fishing!Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman and Company Begin Rehearsals Today for THE RIVER; Yesterday? Fishing!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Rehearsals begin today, Thursday, October 2 in New York City for The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson. The River begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. (more...)

The North Carolina Opera Launches NCO PULSEThe North Carolina Opera Launches NCO PULSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

North Carolina Opera is looking to expand its audience and connect with the area's thriving young professional demographic through the recently launched NCO Pulse affiliate group. NCO Pulse aims to be a group of culture loving young professionals interested in nurturing the Triangle's arts and culture scene in connection to the NC Opera. (more...)

Linda Marlowe and James Swanton to Star in Double-Bill at Trafalgar Studios This WinterLinda Marlowe and James Swanton to Star in Double-Bill at Trafalgar Studios This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Miss Havisham's Expectations and Sikes & Nancy will play Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2), 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY from Tuesday 9th December 2014 to Saturday 3rd January 2015. Press Night: Friday 12th December, 7pm. These two London premieres, performed on the same evening at Trafalgar Studios, with Linda Marlowe (about to guest star in EastEnders) and James Swanton, are 'Dickens with a Difference'. (more...)

Craig Revel Horwood to Don Drag as Miss Hannigan in New ANNIE UK National TourCraig Revel Horwood to Don Drag as Miss Hannigan in New ANNIE UK National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Craig Revel Horwood will hit the road in the upcoming UK tour of ANNIE - as orphanage caretaker Miss Hannigan, it was announced today. This marks the first time the role has been played drag in any major production. (more...)

Russell Thomas to Replace Marco Berti in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, 9/14-30Russell Thomas to Replace Marco Berti in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, 9/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's current production of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma. American tenor Russell Thomas will sing the role of Pollione for the remaining five performances of the opera on September 14m, 19, 23, 27 and 30, 2014. Mr. Thomas replaces Italian tenor Marco Berti, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT September 18-October 18Southwark Playhouse Announces Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT September 18-October 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Peter Huntley Productions and W14 Productions present AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Derek Bond. (more...)

Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at DonmarJade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse placed the play in a women's prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of 'who owns Shakespeare?' In one of the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one of their students, a girl, speak in public for the first time. It couldn't end there. (more...)

The North Carolina Opera Names C. Thomas Kunz Named Board PresidentThe North Carolina Opera Names C. Thomas Kunz Named Board President
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

C. Thomas Kunz has recently been named President of North Carolina OperaBoard of Directors effective July 1, 2014. Kunz said, “I am pleased to continue my association with NCO in this new role and my work with General Director Eric Mitchko, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, and the rest of the company's board, patrons and staff.” (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the NederlanderAnjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

The North Carolina Opera Announces Casting Updates for the 2014-2015 SeasonThe North Carolina Opera Announces Casting Updates for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

On Monday, June 30 the North Carolina Opera announced the exciting upcoming 2014/15 season at a kick-off event at CAM Raleigh. A large crowd of fans and friends of the organization eagerly gathered as NCO Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers announced the new season, which includes performances of Tristan and Isolde, La traviata, Don Giovanni and Approaching Ali. (more...)

Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next MonthPublic Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores August 5. (more...)

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