Opera North News

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...)

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

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Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz Star in the World Premiere of NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre 503Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz Star in the World Premiere of NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN at Theatre 503
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The wife of a prison camp commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. (more...)

Tenor Todd Wilander, Countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum and the ARK Trio Take the Stage in PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 4/3 in NYCTenor Todd Wilander, Countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum and the ARK Trio Take the Stage in PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 4/3 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Monday April 3rd, at 12:30 PM, the New York classical music series "PREformances with Allison Charney" will present Metropolitan Opera stars' tenor Todd Wilander and countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum in a scintillating concert of arias and duets from masterworks by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.  The program will also feature contemporary classical compositions for voice, cello and piano by Michael Ching and Moshe Knoll, performed by musicians of the ARK Trio, soprano Allison Charney, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson and pianist Reiko Uchida. Also featured will be PREformances collaborative pianist Craig Ketter. The concert takes place at the JCC Manhattan, home to the intimate 150 seat Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium and the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas. (more...)

New Choral Theatre Production Comes to Liverpool Cathedral With A Very Special Opportunity To Get InvolvedNew Choral Theatre Production Comes to Liverpool Cathedral With A Very Special Opportunity To Get Involved
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

A new choral theatre production has been announced for Spring in one of Liverpool's most stunning venues - with an opportunity for community singers to get involved. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/18/2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/18/2017. (more...)

SON OF A PREACHER MAN comes to Edinburgh's Festival TheatreSON OF A PREACHER MAN comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Mar 17, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017, with dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, 17-21 October. (more...)

Lesley Garrett to Play Liverpool's St George's Hall Next MonthLesley Garrett to Play Liverpool's St George's Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

One of Britain's most popular sopranos comes to Liverpool's St George's Hall on Friday 7 April for one night only as part of her latest UK tour. (more...)

New Musical SON OF A PREACHER MAN to Tour the UKNew Musical SON OF A PREACHER MAN to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017. (more...)

Tim Pigott-Smith and Full Cast Announced for Royal & Derngate's Revival of DEATH OF A SALESMANTim Pigott-Smith and Full Cast Announced for Royal & Derngate's Revival of DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The cast and creative team have been announced for Royal & Derngate's major touring revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, directed by Abigail Graham, designed by Georgia Lowe and composed by Giles Thomas, the production will open in Northampton from Saturday 8 to Saturday 29 April. (more...)

Concerts At St. Thomas Opens Spring Season of PASSIONTIDE, 3/24Concerts At St. Thomas Opens Spring Season of PASSIONTIDE, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm Concerts at Saint Thomas opens the spring season with a dynamic program for Passiontide. (more...)

The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes to Headline Latitude 2017The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes to Headline Latitude 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Latitude Festival has announced the line up for their twelfth edition, which takes  place on Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th July 2017 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGASSamantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

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