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Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

BWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 1 - with BARBIERE at the MetBWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 1 - with BARBIERE at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 23, 2017

It didn't strike me until the lights were going down for the start of CARMEN last Thursday that this was the second night in a row that Met audiences were being transported to the same town in sunny Spain. Truth be told, “sunny” is hardly an adjective I'd hardly use to describe Bizet's tragedy in the shadow of the bullring, while it's just about right for dizzy events of Rossini's charmer, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, which I'd heard the night before. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Casting Changes for IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGILAMetropolitan Opera Announces Casting Changes for IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGILA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Edward Parks and Maurizio Muraro will sing the roles of Figaro and Dr. Bartolo respectively, in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia at this Saturday evening's performance. They will replace the originally scheduled Peter Mattei and Valeriano Lanchas, who are ill. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast ChangeThe Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming opera engagements, including this spring's Met performances as the title character in Tchaikovsky'sEugene Onegin, due to illness. (more...)

VIDEO: WGN Shares First Look at Season Two of Hit Drama Series OUTSIDERS, Premiering 1/24VIDEO: WGN Shares First Look at Season Two of Hit Drama Series OUTSIDERS, Premiering 1/24
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

WGN America has shared the compelling extended trailer for season two of its hit original drama, OUTSIDERS, which will return on Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

WGN America's Breakout Original Drama OUTSIDERS Returns 1/24WGN America's Breakout Original Drama OUTSIDERS Returns 1/24
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

WGN America announced today that the hit original drama series, OUTSIDERS will return for a highly anticipated second season on Tuesday, January 24. (more...)

WGN America's UNDERGROUND Receives 3 Cablefax Program AwardsWGN America's UNDERGROUND Receives 3 Cablefax Program Awards
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

WGN America's acclaimed series UNDERGROUN, which follows a courageous group of American heroes who attempt a daring flight to freedom from slavery, was honored with three Cablefax Program Awards (more...)

BWW Review: An Evening with the Divine Mr. M(ozart) at Lincoln CenterBWW Review: An Evening with the Divine Mr. M(ozart) at Lincoln Center
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 29, 2016

The opening program for this year's Mostly Mozart Festival—the 50th--at David Geffen Hall may not have offered any new insights into the mind of the genius composer or uncovered any long-lost masterpiece not heard in 200 years. On the other hand, it was filled with wonderful music, inspired singing and total bliss for the audience, in a program that flew by, all in the name of Mozart. (more...)

Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera SeasonsNadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

On the heels of her Tanglewood debut in Carmina Burana with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, fast-rising soprano Nadine Sierra—who, after four major debuts last season alone, is quickly becoming a fixture at important houses around the world—returns to New York to debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival on July 25, in an all-star opening night “operatic fantasy” called The Illuminated Heart. After an auspicious debut as Gilda at the Met last season, she returns this fall for a house role debut as Zerlina inDon Giovanni, and in the spring makes both her role and Live in HD debuts as Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo under the baton of James Levine. Following last season's Paris Opera debut, she opens the 2016-17 season at the Palais Garnier with the role of Flavia in a new production of Cavalli's Eliogabalo. This is one of three Paris Opera productions to feature her this season: she also appears as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Gilda inRigoletto at the Opéra Bastille, where she sang her first Zerlina last season. Other highlights in the new season include a return to Zurich Opera—where she won acclaim for her 2015 house and role debuts as the title character in Lucia di Lammermoor—to sing her first performances as Elvira in Bellini's I Puritani. (more...)

Over 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVALOver 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Lincoln Center and Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss announced today the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, with events taking place across Lincoln Center July 22-August 27, 2016. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 Opens Next MonthLincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, opens its milestone 50th anniversary season with a series of events, including concerts featuring some of the world's greatest artists. (more...)

Daniela Mack Replaces Sasha Cooke in Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 OpenerDaniela Mack Replaces Sasha Cooke in Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 Opener
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Lincoln Center announces an artist update for the 50th season's opening program on July 25 and 26. Due to pregnancy, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has withdrawn from these performances and will be replaced by Daniela Mack, who makes her New York and Mostly Mozart Festival debuts. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 Opens Next MonthLincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, opens its milestone 50th anniversary season with a series of events, including concerts featuring some of the world's greatest artists. (more...)

Summer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This SummerSummer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This Summer
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 21, 2016

Although the solstice doesn't officially appear for another week or so, the summer opera clock is already ticking. There's a plethora of performances going on all over New York City, in addition to interesting, entertaining and fascinating productions that are just a hop, skip and jump away. Among them: Lincoln Center's Lincoln Center Festival and Mostly Mozart and On Site Opera's West Village venue, to the more bucolic realms of Bard SummerScape in Dutchess County (NY) for Mascagni and Caramoor in Katonah (NY) for Rossini and Beethoven. (more...)

WGN America's Breakout Hit Series 'Outsiders,' Produced By Sony Pictures Television And Tribune Studios, Celebrates The Start Of Production On Season Two In City Of PiWGN America's Breakout Hit Series 'Outsiders,' Produced By Sony Pictures Television And Tribune Studios, Celebrates The Start Of Production On Season Two In City Of Pi
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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Ged-Gedyah! WGN America Renews Breakout Hit Series 'Outsiders' For Season TwoGed-Gedyah! WGN America Renews Breakout Hit Series 'Outsiders' For Season Two
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

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WGN America Orders Second Season of Hit Drama Series OUTSIDERSWGN America Orders Second Season of Hit Drama Series OUTSIDERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

WGN America's addicting and compelling original drama, OUTSIDERS has been renewed for a second season (more...)

Over 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVALOver 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Lincoln Center and Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss announced today the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, with events taking place across Lincoln Center July 22-August 27, 2016. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Season to Feature Bartlett Sher in ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nina Stemme in New TRISTAN, Gala Concert and More!Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Season to Feature Bartlett Sher in ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nina Stemme in New TRISTAN, Gala Concert and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera's 2016-17 season, the 50th anniversary of its home at Lincoln Center, will feature 225 opera performances of 26 operas in a varied repertory that ranges from 18th century masterpieces to one of the most acclaimed operas in recent years. Repertoire for the company's 132nd season will include the Met premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's 2000 opera L'Amour de Loin, as well as new stagings of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Rossini's Guillaume Tell, Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Dvo?ak's Rusalka, and Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. A gala concert on May 7, 2017 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company's Lincoln Center location with performances by opera's leading stars honoring the Met's past and future. Ticket prices will not increase, remaining the same as in the current season, and audience development programs instituted by the company in recent years will continue.   (more...)

WGN America's 'Outsiders' Premiere Marks The Most Viewed Original Series In The Network's History; Scores Record-Breaking 3.9 Million Total ViewersWGN America's 'Outsiders' Premiere Marks The Most Viewed Original Series In The Network's History; Scores Record-Breaking 3.9 Million Total Viewers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

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