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London Symphony Orchestra, Joshua Bell & More Set for Lincoln Center's Great Performers 2016-17 SeasonLondon Symphony Orchestra, Joshua Bell & More Set for Lincoln Center's Great Performers 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

With half a century of stellar performances and universally-acclaimed artists to its credit, Lincoln Center's Great Performers series announces its 51st season. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Sets 2016 SeasonFestival d'Aix-en-Provence Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The 68th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present an international roster of artists in six major vocal productions plus an opera-in-concert from June 30 - July 20. New Festival productions this year are Mozart's Cosi fan tutte directed by Christophe Honore and conducted by Louis Langree with the Freiburger Barockorchester; Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande led by Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philharmonia Orchestra; and completing the Festival's Handel Cycle, Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno conducted by Emmanuelle Haimwith Le Concert d'Astree. In addition, the 2016 season will feature a concert version of Rameau's Zoroastre with Raphael Pichon leading the orchestra and choir of the Ensemble Pygmalion. (more...)

40th Sydney Festival Concludes40th Sydney Festival Concludes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Running from 7 to 26 January, Sydney Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary and the fourth and final year for Festival Director Lieven Bertels. The Festival showcased 902 artists from 22 countries who performed in 157 free and ticketed events across greater Sydney, captivating locals and visitors alike. (more...)

The Sydney Festival Celebrates 40th AnniversaryThe Sydney Festival Celebrates 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Running from 7 to 26 January, Sydney Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary and the fourth and final year for Festival Director Lieven Bertels. The Festival showcased 902 artists from 22 countries who performed in 157 free and ticketed events across greater Sydney, captivating locals and visitors alike.  (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live LunchRoyal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live Lunch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Royal Court has worked with a group of 12 writers from Syria and Lebanon over the last two years with workshops supported by the British Council in Broumana and Beirut. These workshops have been led by playwrights David Greig, Sam Holcroft and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Excerpts from all of the plays were presented at Al Madina Theatre in Beirut in May 2015 directed by Richard Twyman. (more...)

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by BWW - Jan 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 12/27/2015 - 1/3/2016. (more...)

Guerilla Opera Welcomes Susan Larson to Board of DirectorsGuerilla Opera Welcomes Susan Larson to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Guerilla Opera enthusiastically welcomes Susan Larson to their Board of Directors. In her retirement, Larson worked as music writer for The Boston Globe and is now a published author, but many know her best from Peter Sellars' innovative productions of the late 1980s. She is one of the groundbreaking artists of her generation that changed the opera director's and opera audience's perception of what an opera singer is capable of. Subsequent generations of opera singers evolved because of dynamic singing actors like her. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Inaugural Cage Cunningham FellowBaryshnikov Arts Center Announces Inaugural Cage Cunningham Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the successful completion of its two-year, $1M Cage Cunningham Campaign to establish the Cage Cunningham Fund for artist fellowships, named for legendary artistic partners John Cage and Merce Cunningham. BAC's Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov announced the inaugural Cage Cunningham Fellow, Alexei Lubimov, at an event on Monday, December 14, held at the Center. The event also served as the official naming of BAC's Studio 6A the John Cage and Merce Cunningham Studio. The Studio is the first physical space honoring Cage and Cunningham's unparalleled contribution to 20th century art and culture. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Sets 2016 Festival LineupJacob's Pillow Sets 2016 Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking ticket sales and attendance of Festival 2015, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces a new season of exciting programming featuring international artists, world premieres, and an impressive number of live music engagements. This season signals an exciting new era in Pillow history, as the Board of Directors plans to name a new Jacob's Pillow Director in early 2016. Former Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff stepped down from her role in September of 2015, following a successful 17-year tenure. (more...)

Opera News Announces Winners for 2016 OPERA NEWS AWARDSOpera News Announces Winners for 2016 OPERA NEWS AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

New York, NY (December 10, 2015) – OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 11th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees — Joseph Calleja, El?na Garan?a, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko, and José van Dam — will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on April 10th at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.  (more...)

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Receives 22nd Annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish PrizePlaywright Suzan-Lori Parks Receives 22nd Annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by Reilly Hickey - Dec 1, 2015

On Monday, November 30, playwright, novelist and songwriter Suzan-Lori Parks was awarded the 22nd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prizeat The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Stage World Premiere of Daniel Fish's WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE, 12/9-12Baryshnikov Arts Center to Stage World Premiere of Daniel Fish's WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE, 12/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Daniel Fish, the innovative director of theater, opera, and film, collaborates with designer Jim Findlay to create WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE, a new interdisciplinary work inspired by the psychological and emotional themes of aging and mortality in Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE is set for four performances only, Wednesday, December 9, through Saturday, December 12, at 7:30pm at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s Howard Gilman Performance Space, 450 West 37th Street. (more...)

Julie Taymor Curates, Hosts First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn TonightJulie Taymor Curates, Hosts First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Visionary director Julie Taymor curates and hosts the first National Sawdust+ concert tonight, November 6 at 7:30pm. MADE IN BROOKLYN, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain & Stephen Gosling, and much more. (more...)

Stacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway TransferStacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Stacey Sargeant will join the cast of ECLIPSED as "Helena" beginning Tuesday, November 3. (more...)

Sydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with DESDEMONA and WOYZECKSydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with DESDEMONA and WOYZECK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Sydney Festival launches its 40th anniversary year with two great works of art; a special October season of Desdemona based on Shakespeare's Othello, and Festival theatre highlight Woyzeck - a stage adaptation of Georg Buchner's eponymous play by American musicians Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson. (more...)

PTC's Will Swenson-Led ROCKY HORROR SHOW Concert Set for This WeekendPTC's Will Swenson-Led ROCKY HORROR SHOW Concert Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company reprises its successful concert series for a limited run. Richard O'Brien's raucous musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is being offered as a special event, for four performances only, in a script-in-hand, singing-and-dancing concert-style presentation tonight, October 22, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. andSaturday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (more...)

Public Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Opens TonightPublic Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience opens at The Public Theater tonight, October 14, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29. (more...)

Lincoln Center Launches GREAT PERFORMERS 50th Season TonightLincoln Center Launches GREAT PERFORMERS 50th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series runs from tonight, October 14, 2015 through June 4, 2016. (more...)

'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Eric Owens will begin his tenure as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence by curating, hosting, and performing in In Their Footsteps: Great African American Singers and Their Legacy, conducted by Thomas Wilkins in his Philharmonic debut. (more...)

Deborah Nansteel Steps in for Marietta Simpson in 'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' with the New York PhilharmonicDeborah Nansteel Steps in for Marietta Simpson in 'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel, in her New York Philharmonic debut, will replace Marietta Simpson, who has withdrawn due to illness, in In Their Footsteps: Great African American Singers and Their Legacy. (more...)

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