Peter Sellars News

San Francisco Opera Holds Open Audition for Adult SupernumerariesSan Francisco Opera Holds Open Audition for Adult Supernumeraries
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of being on the War Memorial Opera House stage? San Francisco Opera is looking for adult supernumeraries (extras) to appear in the Company's upcoming Fall 2017 Season. An open audition will be held on Monday, July 31 beginning at 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Opera House. No previous experience is required and there is no fee to audition. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This October, Park Avenue Armory honors the visionary work of composer Pierre Boulez in a rare staging of his spatial masterpiece Repons with the Ensemble intercontemporain, its Musical Director Matthias Pintscher, IRCAM, and six soloists from the Ensemble. Utilizing the vast and open space of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall, the Armory will present an unprecedented realization of the work in its demanding configuration, positioning the Ensemble in the center of the audience as they, in turn, are surrounded by soloists and intricate amplification. The composition will also be played twice in succession each evening, with audience members switching seats to hear the work from different locations, changing the sonic dimensions and spatial relationship of their experience. Repons marks the first New York performance of a major work by Boulez since his passing in early 2016, and the first time in over a decade that this masterpiece has been staged as it was originally intended in North America. (more...)

Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season On Sale Monday, 6/26Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season On Sale Monday, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season at the War Memorial Opera House go on sale Monday, June 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at sfopera.com; in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office, located at 301 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco and open Mondays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and by phone at (415) 864-3330 during Box Office hours. Full and Half Series subscription packages are also available. Tickets for the three cycles of Wagner's Ring during the summer of 2018 are available as complete, four-opera cycles only. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Theatre du Soleil's A ROOM IN INDIA, Coming to Park Avenue ArmoryPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Theatre du Soleil's A ROOM IN INDIA, Coming to Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This December, Theatre du Soleil and its founder, theater icon Ariane Mnouchkine, come to Park Avenue Armory in the North American Premiere of their new work A Room in India (Une chambre en Inde). The work follows the adventures of a touring French theater company stranded in India without a director while the world around them falls into disarray. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the production! (more...)

The Wooden Floor Debuts New Works at 34th Annual ConcertThe Wooden Floor Debuts New Works at 34th Annual Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Young dancers will take the stage at Irvine Barclay Theatre for four unique performances June 1-3, in The Wooden Floor's 34th Annual Concert, Connected spaces. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old GlobeCast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Showtime Documentary Films' BECOMING CARY GRANT to Premiere at Cannes Film FestShowtime Documentary Films' BECOMING CARY GRANT to Premiere at Cannes Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - May 3, 2017

Showtime Documentary Films will debut the new documentary BECOMING CARY GRANT, a definitive biography of the extraordinary Hollywood icon, at the Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

Mercury Presents Mozart's REQUIEM, 5/13Mercury Presents Mozart's REQUIEM, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Artistic Director Antoine Plante and Mercury present Mozart's Requiem, on Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater for the 2016-2017 season finale. A must-see for any music lover, Mozart's final composition is a profoundly moving work, brimming with drama, hopefulness and redemption. Audiences will experience this unforgettable masterpiece on period instruments. Joining Mercury are vocalists Yulia Van Doren (soprano), Sarah Mesko (alto), Aaron Sheehan (tenor) and Stephen Hegedus (bass), along with select members of the Houston Symphony Chorus under the direction of Betsy Cook Weber. The evening also includes Henry Purcell's Funeral Music for Queen Mary. Major support for this concert comes from Haynes & Boone, LLP; The Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation; Houston Arts Alliance; Houston First; and the Houston Endowment, Inc. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.mercuryhouston.org or call 713.533.0080. (more...)

Reggie Gray and Peter Sellars Return to Park Ave Armory with FLEXN EvolutionReggie Gray and Peter Sellars Return to Park Ave Armory with FLEXN Evolution
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Beginning May 18, renowned “flex” dance pioneers Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray and his D.R.E.A.M. Ring dance activists take the Park Avenue Armory stage once again with FLEXN Evolution, launching the international tour of the re-envisioned Armory commission co-directed by Gray and visionary director Peter Sellars.  (more...)

Concerts At St. Thomas Presents St. Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys, 5/11Concerts At St. Thomas Presents St. Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm Concerts at Saint Thomas presents the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys in their final concert of the season featuring a rare performance of George Shearing's Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Cambodia's First LGBTQ Dance CompanyVIDEO: First Look at Cambodia's First LGBTQ Dance Company
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2017

Prumsodun Ok (b. 1987) is an artist, teacher, writer, and cultural activist committed to the positive transformation of our world. His interdisciplinary performances contemplate “the avant-garde in antiquity,” mining the tradition of Khmer classical dance to explore the intersection of contemporary social issues with new possibilities for performance. His original works have been presented at REDCAT (Los Angeles), CounterPULSE (San Francisco), OUTSider Festival (Austin), Teatro Benito Juárez (Mexico), Khmer Arts Theater (Cambodia), bhive (Greece), and at an international conference co-hosted by the Society of Dance History Scholars and the Congress on Research in Dance. In addition, he has performed in salon-style contexts for friends and select guests in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile. (more...)

New Season of THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 PERFORMANCES WITH ADAM GOPNIK LaunchesNew Season of THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 PERFORMANCES WITH ADAM GOPNIK Launches
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

A new season of The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik begins on Monday, April 3, at the David Rubenstein Atrium, with a look at the career of the great American soprano Leontyne Price. Joining Gopnik are internationally renowned soprano Renee Fleming and rising soprano Julia Bullock. Interspersed with audio and video clips, they will discuss Ms. Price's extraordinary career and the significance of the pioneering African-American soprano's role on the world's stages. Ms. Bullock will also sing several of Ms. Price's signature arias. The entire evening will be streamed on Facebook Live on Lincoln Center's Facebook Page. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY PhilharmonicAlan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (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...)

San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces JFK Centennial WeekKennedy Center Announces JFK Centennial Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced a weeklong celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of its namesake, the late President John F. Kennedy-whose 100th birthday would have been May 29, 2017. The Center kicked off its Centennial celebration last May, and by the end of 2017, will have presented a suite of more than 50 distinct programs inspired by five ideals often ascribed to President Kennedy: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude. Special performances fromMay 23-29, 2017 span theater programs, dance, music, and the return of the Center's popular Open House, which all memorialize the life and legacy of America's 35th President. Highlights include performances by DJ Spooky, Yo-Yo Ma with the National Symphony Orchestra, the world premieres of Kennedy Center commissions by composer Mason Bates and Company E, and special Open House performances by Bandaloop, Flexn, and others. Additional programs through 2017 will be announced at a future date. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents Satan JawaArts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents Satan Jawa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

From Indonesia's most celebrated director, Garin Nugroho, comes Satan Jawa, a newly commissioned silent feature film steeped in Javanese mythology with a live score by Australia's Iain Grandage and Indonesia's Rahayu Supanggah featuring a thrilling blend of Western symphonic tradition and Indonesian gamelan music. Satan Jawa will be a feature of Asia TOPA and will be performed at Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall on 24 February 2017.  (more...)

David Robertson To Lead The St. Louis Symphony Honoring John Adam's 70th Birthday, 3/31David Robertson To Lead The St. Louis Symphony Honoring John Adam's 70th Birthday, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Music Director David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony in a concert performance of John Adams's critically acclaimed oratorio,The Gospel According to the Other Mary, on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25. (more...)

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