Richard Bonynge News

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Music StaffFlorida Grand Opera Announces New Music Staff
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the promotion and addition of new members to its music staff. Katherine Kozak, continuing in the position of Chorus Master at Florida Grand Opera and celebrating 20 years in the opera industry, will be promoted to also serve as Head Coach of the company's Young Artist Program. Howard Lubin will serve as Senior Coach, and Paul Schwartz and Paul Kovacovic will fill the roles of staff accompanists. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Adler FellowsSan Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald today announced the thirteen recipients of the 2017 Adler Fellowship. Nine singers, three pianist/apprentice coaches and one director will take part in the program-a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. The prestigious fellowship has nurtured the development of more than 175 young artists since its inception. (more...)

Virtuoso Flautist Jane Rutter to be awarded by France During Solo Sydney Opera House PerformanceVirtuoso Flautist Jane Rutter to be awarded by France During Solo Sydney Opera House Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Legendary Australian Flautist Jane Rutter has been recognized by being awarded the prestigious French medal Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres.('Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters' is a French award of recognition for significant contributions to Arts &Literature.) Jane has devoted her life to French flute playing with a career of longevity that spans decades. (more...)

IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Following their 2011 and 2013 sold out Australian tours, the brassy, all-singing-all-dancing-all-American celebration of Swing Jazz returns to our shores on a massive coast to coast run throughout September and into October. (more...)

IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Following their 2011 and 2013 sold out Australian tours, the brassy, all-singing-all-dancing-all-American celebration of Swing Jazz returns to our shores on a massive coast to coast run throughout September and into October. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler FellowshipSan Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 12, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. This prestigious training program has nurtured the development of more than 150 young artists since its inception. (more...)

NJ Symphony Honors Marilyn Horne at Opening Celebration TonightNJ Symphony Honors Marilyn Horne at Opening Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra honors luminary opera singer Marilyn Horne at its Opening Night Celebration tonight, September 25, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. (more...)

Melbourne Opera Presents MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, TonightMelbourne Opera Presents MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens. (more...)

Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens. (more...)

NJ Symphony to Honor Marilyn Horne at Opening Celebration, 9/25NJ Symphony to Honor Marilyn Horne at Opening Celebration, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra honors luminary opera singer Marilyn Horne at its Opening Night Celebration on Friday, September 25, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. (more...)

Melbourne Opera to Stage New Production of MARY STUARTMelbourne Opera to Stage New Production of MARY STUART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Retiring SDO Conductor Karen Keltner Reveals Future PlansBWW Interviews: Retiring SDO Conductor Karen Keltner Reveals Future Plans
by Erica Miner - Feb 2, 2015

her panoply of experiences with famous directors, conductors, and opera luminaries like Dame Joan Sutherland (more...)

Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA TonightJuilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting debut at Juilliard in the production directed by John Giampietro. Performances take place tonight, November 19, 2014 and Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 p.m., in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Tickets for Juilliard Opera's production of Il Turco in Italia are $30 and available at events.juilliard.edu or at the Juilliard Box Office. Juilliard students may attend for free; non-Juilliard students with valid ID may purchase tickets at $15 at the Juilliard Box Office. (more...)

Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting debut at Juilliard in the production directed by John Giampietro. Performances take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 p.m., in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Tickets for Juilliard Opera's production of Il Turco in Italia are $30 and available at events.juilliard.edu or at the Juilliard Box Office. Juilliard students may attend for free; non-Juilliard students with valid ID may purchase tickets at $15 at the Juilliard Box Office. (more...)

Jacques Lacombe Conducts NJSO in CARMINA BURANA and More This WeekendJacques Lacombe Conducts NJSO in CARMINA BURANA and More This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra open the NJSO's 2014-15 concert season this weekend, October 10-12 with Orff's Carmina Burana in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown. The concert opens with New Jersey composer George Antheil's McKonkey's Ferry as part of both the NJSO's New Jersey Roots Project and NJ350--a celebration of the Garden State's 350th anniversary in 2014. Debussy's Nocturnes rounds out the opening program. (more...)

Jacques Lacombe to Conduct NJSO in CARMINA BURANA and More, 10/10-12Jacques Lacombe to Conduct NJSO in CARMINA BURANA and More, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra open the NJSO's 2014-15 concert season October 10-12 with Orff's Carmina Burana in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown. The concert opens with New Jersey composer George Antheil's McKonkey's Ferry as part of both the NJSO's New Jersey Roots Project and NJ350--a celebration of the Garden State's 350th anniversary in 2014. Debussy's Nocturnes rounds out the opening program. (more...)

Erica Papillion-Posey Named Paris Opera Awards Semi-FinalistErica Papillion-Posey Named Paris Opera Awards Semi-Finalist
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Mezzo- Soprano, Erica Papillion-Posey has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2014 Paris Opera Awards. (more...)

LA Children's Chorus Presents US Debut of Cuban Choir SINE NOMINE in Pasadena TonightLA Children's Chorus Presents US Debut of Cuban Choir SINE NOMINE in Pasadena Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

The famed Los AngeLes Children's Chorus (LACC) presents the highly anticipated US debut of Cuba's premiere men's choir Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine, led by eminent Cuban choral conductor Leonor Suarez Dulzaides, in a free concert tonight, February 15, 2014, 7:00 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, launching the nine-member Havana-based choir's first state-side tour. (more...)

LA Children's Chorus to Present US Debut of Cuban Choir SINE NOMINE 2/15 in PasadenaLA Children's Chorus to Present US Debut of Cuban Choir SINE NOMINE 2/15 in Pasadena
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

The famed Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC) presents the highly anticipated US debut of Cuba's premiere men's choir Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine, led by eminent Cuban choral conductor Leonor Suarez Dulzaides, in a free concert on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:00 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, launching the nine-member Havana-based choir's first state-side tour. (more...)

Richard Bonynge Leads His First-Ever NYC Masterclass TodayRichard Bonynge Leads His First-Ever NYC Masterclass Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

One of the world's leading opera courses, known for its intensive training opportunities for talented young opera singers in the art of Italian opera and song, the Georg Solti Accademia was founded in 2004 to honor the memory of the legendary Hungarian conductor Sir Georg Solti. Kicking off the Accademia's 10th anniversary this fall, the organization presents its first-ever New York City public masterclass featuring Richard Bonynge at the prestigious Juilliard School's Peter Jay Sharp Theater today, October 9, 2013. (more...)

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