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Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, from the Grand Staircase of the Met, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, and Anna Netrebko, along with Voigt herself. These extraordinary moments, selected from more than 75 productions, were initially seen as part of the Met's global Live in HD movie-theater transmissions, and later shared with PBS audiences as presentations ofGreat Performances at the Met. (more...)

Ingeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the MetIngeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo will make her Met debut singing the role of Cherubino in this evening's performance of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, replacing Isabel Leonard, who is ill. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season OpenerBWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season Opener
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 30, 2014

More than most stagings of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the new Richard Eyre production that opened the season at the Met made it hard to remember that the miserable duo who head the household were the happy couple of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. (more...)

Review Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's LE NOZZE DI FIGAROReview Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by Review Roundups - Sep 25, 2014

Despite the union battles and season lockout threats, the Metropolitan Opera opened its doors as scheduled on Monday night with Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro” conducted by James Levine. (more...)

2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season Continues with LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Warner Theatre2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season Continues with LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series continues in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 1 pm on October 18th with Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Live in HD, 10/18Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Live in HD, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro will thrill Live in HD from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday, October 18. (more...)

The MET: Live in HD returns with 10 productions in the 2014-15 SeasonThe MET: Live in HD returns with 10 productions in the 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

The Capitol Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that it will present 10 productions in next season's Met: Live in HD series, beginning with Verdi's Macbeth on Saturday, October 11, at. Single tickets for this series are on sale now for $26 Adults; $22 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $15 Students. Season subscriptions are also available at $208 Adults; $176 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $120 students. (more...)

The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 130th season on Monday, September 22 with a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. (more...)

Rachel Willis-Sørensen to Make Met Debut, Replacing Amanda Majeski in Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARORachel Willis-Sørensen to Make Met Debut, Replacing Amanda Majeski in Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, who last week won First Prize at the prestigious Operalia competition, will make her Met debut as Countess Almaviva in this December's performances of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Willis-Sørensen will sing the role on December 4, 8, 12, 15, and 20 matinee, replacing the originally announced Amanda Majeski, who now sings the September and October performances of the opera. (more...)

Amanda Majeski To Star In LE NOZZE DI FIGAROAmanda Majeski To Star In LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

American Soprano Amanda Majeski will be singing the role of Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro in replacement of Marian Poplavskaya, who has withdrawn due to health reasons. (more...)

WGN Greenlights New Scripted Drama Series TITANSWGN Greenlights New Scripted Drama Series TITANS
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Expanding its slate of original programming, WGN America today announced its next straight-to-series order for the scripted drama 'Titans,' (more...)

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & MoreWarner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

Berkshire Playwrights Lab to Host 2014 New Play Benefit Gala at the Mahaiwe, 6/7Berkshire Playwrights Lab to Host 2014 New Play Benefit Gala at the Mahaiwe, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Berkshire Playwrights Lab, whose innovative new play reading series draws works from the most exciting contemporary playwrights, celebrates its 7th season with a New Play Benefit Gala on June 7 at 8PM at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD SeasonTHE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 65 countries around the world, will feature ten operas in the 2014-15 season, including all six new productions in the Met season. All ten performances, transmitted live from the Met stage, will feature the world's finest singers, conductors, and theatrical artists. (more...)

THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 SeasonTHE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductors, and theater artists. The three operas that will have their first-ever Met performances, each staged by a director making his Met debut, are John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris, opening October 20; Rossini's La Donna del Lago, conducted by Michele Mariotti and directed by Paul Curran, opening February 16, 2015; and Tchaikovsky's one-act opera Iolanta, conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Mariusz Treli?ski. Iolanta will be presented in a double bill with a new staging of Bartok's one-act Duke Bluebeard's Castle, also conducted by Gergiev and directed by Treli?ski. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato and David Hyde Pierce to Host Ninth Annual Opera News Awards, 4/13Joyce DiDonato and David Hyde Pierce to Host Ninth Annual Opera News Awards, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will take a star turn together when they co-host the Ninth Annual Opera News Awards, set to take place on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City. They will be joined by a distinguished line-up of presenters – Luca Pisaroni, Susan Graham, Renata Scotto, Eva Wagner-Pasquier and Francesca Zambello – who will pay tribute to five superb artists who have made an invaluable contribution to the art form: the late director Patrice Chéreau, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig,bass-baritone James Morris, and soprano Nina Stemme. First introduced in 2005, the Opera News Awards gala dinner, which features the hosts and presenters speaking about the awardees and introducing video performance clips, has become one of the most anticipated opera events of the season: an evening of celebration, appreciation, reuniting and celebrity-spotting that is without parallel in the industry. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at EUGENE ONEGIN at The MetSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at EUGENE ONEGIN at The Met
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2013

Marina Poplavskaya and Peter Mattei take on the roles of the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Deborah Warner's new production of Tchaikovsky's fateful romance, which opened the Met season in September, directed by Fiona Shaw. Rolando Villazón is Lenski, Onegin's friend-turned-rival, in his first performances on the Met stage since 2009. Russian maestro Alexander Vedernikov makes his company debut on the podium. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Pops and More Set for Carnegie Hall, Dec 2013The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Pops and More Set for Carnegie Hall, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Carnegie Hall Presents it's calendar of events for December of 2013, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and The New York Pops. (more...)

Peter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. TodayPeter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

Tonight, November 23, Deborah Warner's new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, which opened the current Met season, will return with a new cast in the central roles. (more...)

Peter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More to Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. 11/23Peter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More to Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

On November 23, Deborah Warner's new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, which opened the current Met season, will return with a new cast in the central roles. Peter Mattei, recently seen at the Met as Amfortas in Wagner's Parsifal and in the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni, will sing his first Met performances of the brooding title character. Marina Poplavskaya, star of recent Met productions of Verdi's La Traviata and Don Carlo and Gounod's Faust, sings Tatiana, the lovesick girl who evolves into a sophisticated woman over the course of the opera. Rolando Villazón, whose past starring roles at the Met include Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème and the Duke in Verdi's Rigoletto, returns for his first company performances since 2009 as Lenski, the poet whose friendship with Onegin is destroyed by jealousy. Russian conductor Alexander Vedernikov makes his Met debut leading the opera, which will also star Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova in her Met debut as Tatiana's sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as the wealthy Prince Gremin. (more...)

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