Placido Domingo News

The Richmond Symphony Presents OPENING NIGHT WITH JOSHUA BELL, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Join the Richmond Symphony on September 20, 2014 – 8pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for Opening Night with Joshua Bell — a special concert featuring the internationally acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch's Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Violin and Orchestra. In addition, the orchestra will be performing three of the greatest works in the classical music cannon: Smetana's The Moldau and Respighi's powerful Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome. (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation Launches 1st Annual YOUNGARTS AWARENESS DAY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

MIAMI, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, is celebrating YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to 'keep arts alive' today, Monday, September 8, 2014. Encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part, YoungArts Awareness Day will feature pop-up performances and events in Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville and New York City, and invites artists across the country to create and share their own work or their artistic experiences via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and #youngartsawarenessday. (more...)

Operalia 2014 Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Last night, after a week of competition that brought 40 young singers from 17 nations to Los Angeles, Placido Domingo announced that Rachel Willis-Sorensen, an American soprano, and Mario Chang, a Guatemalan tenor, took the top prizes tonight in the 22nd edition of Operalia, the World Opera Competition. Hosted by LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the weeklong contest culminated tonight in a Gala Finals Concert-featuring the LA Opera Orchestra conducted by Mr. Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion-which was streamed live on Medici TV. (more...)

MAD MEN and CASA VALENTINA Stars to Lead Vineyard's BILLY & RAY; Design Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Mad Men' star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine (CASA VALENTINA) will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in BILLY & RAY, Mike Bencivenga's new play -- directed by the legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall -- being given its NY premiere this fall at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), with previews scheduled to begin October 1 prior to an official opening on October 20, it has been announced by Vineyard's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

'Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot' Airs on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airing Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m.) (more...)

Pianist Lang Lang to Perform at Cleveland Orchestra's Gala Concert at Severance Hall, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra announces details about its annual Gala Concert taking place on Saturday, October 11, at 7 p.m. Pianist Lang Lang joins music director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra in the concert which features works by Tchaikovsky. The 2014 Gala is spearheaded by community philanthropist Norma Lerner as Gala Chair and KeyBank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Beth Mooney as Gala Corporate Chair. Concert-only tickets are available through the Orchestra's Ticket Office at 216-231-1111, and tickets for the Gala benefit evening are available at gala@clevelandorchestra.com or 216-231-7524. The Gala evening includes a special post-concert dinner in Severance Hall created by Fire Food and Drink and Executive Chef Douglas Katz. (more...)

World Renowned Pianist Lang Lang Named HARMAN Brand Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE:HAR), announced at an event in Shanghai on August 7 that international piano superstar and United Nations Messenger of Peace Lang Lang will serve as a Global Brand Ambassador for HARMAN audio brands. (more...)

Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances (more...)

ALAN ALDA:YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS to Debut on HBO, 9/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces that the next edition of their three-time Emmy-nominated HBO Family Documentary Special will be Alan Alda: YoungArts MasterClass. (more...)

Megan Hilty Set to Return to Provincetown's Art House Later This Month!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Megan Hilty, was a breakout star of NBC's "Smash" and starred on Broadway in "Wicked" and "9 to 5: The Musical." She most recently starred as Liz on NBC's "Sean Saves The World" with Sean Hayes of "Will & Grace" fame. She returns to the original Broadway @ The Art House series this month by popular demand after her sold-out debut run at the theater last summer. She will be joined by husband and fellow Broadway star Brian Gallagher on guitar August 13, 14, 15 & 18, and will be joined by series host and SiriusXM star Seth Rudetsky at piano on August 16 & 17. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth, star of Broadway's original "Wicked" and Tony-Winner for "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown," will make her anticipated Provincetown debut in Broadway @ Town Hall (a part of the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series) on August 10 for two shows only at 6:30pm and 9:00pm. Chenoweth will be appearing in Provincetown after two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall this past May and the Royal Albert Hall in London two weeks ago. She will be directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. For tickets please visit The Art House website or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Gail Bennett to Star as MARY POPPINS, Beginning 7/30 at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy BILLY & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

Charles Aznavour to Play Farewell Concert at Theater at MSG, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

MSG Entertainment announced today that legendary French singer Charles Aznavour will make his only area appearance performing a farewell concert at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, September 20. (more...)

'Guys and Dolls', Polanski's 'Macbeth' Among Venice Film Festival's Classics Selections
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Venice Classics is the section of the Venice Film Festival that since 2012 has presented, with growing success, a selection of classic films. (more...)

THE MET: LIVE IN HD SUMMER ENCORES Presents THE ENCHANTED ISLAND with Joyce Didonato, David Daniels and Placido Domingo, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

THE MET: LIVE IN HD SUMMER ENCORES presents THE ENCHANTED ISLAND, a new baroque fantasy inspired by the pastiches of the 18th Century. Stars Joyce Didonato, David Daniels and Placido Domingo. (more...)

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring concert of Verdi's towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. Before the performance, the maestro shares his enthusiasm for the iconic venue, the largest natural amphitheater in the country, and for Verdi's passionate and highly theatrical work: a mass, yes, but 'in an opera way,' as Dudamel explains. (more...)

Tweet Beat - WEST END LIVE!
by Carrie Dunn - Jun 22, 2014

Missed out on West End Live? You missed out on a summery sunshiney festival - packed full of stagey excitement! There were fantastic performances from West End shows past and present - plus opera legend Placido Domingo, as the ENO joined in the fun. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Soprano Mariella Devia is 'Queen for a Day' at Opera Orchestra's ROBERTO DEVEREUX
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 11, 2014

In New York, Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX will forever be associated with Beverly Sills' powerful portrayal of Elizabeth I, and her stern photo glaring out from the cover of Time Magazine. However, Italian soprano Mariella Devia, a vocal miracle at 66, nearly caused a riot in the role at Carnegie Hall on June 5, performing with the Opera Orchestra of New York under the baton of its founder, Eve Queler. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents LUCK BE A LADY: MEGAN HILTY SINGS SINATRA AND MORE, 6/19-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Seen in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Wicked" and "9 to 5" on Broadway and NBC's "Smash" and "Sean Saves the World," the multi-talented Megan Hilty brings her big voice and vivacious stage presence to the Heinz Hall stage for the final PNC Pops concert of the season, "Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty Sings Sinatra and More" on June 19-22. (more...)

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