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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (March 23, 2015) — For the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop lead the BSO premiere of Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta Candide on June 11 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and June 12 through June 14 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The BSO announced today that the semi-staged production of Candide will be directed by Garnett Bruce and features an all-star cast including Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's weekly current events quiz show “Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me,” and Judy Kaye, Tony Award-winning star of The Phantom of the Opera. Rounding out the cast are Keith Jameson, Lauren Snouffer, Joshua Hopkins, Mark Diamond, Marie Lenormand, Stephanie Sadownik, Curtis Bannister, Patrick Cook, Andrew McLaughlin, Melissa Wimbish and Lewis Shaw. (more...)

Angela Meade to Return as Elvira in Verdi's ERNANI at the Met, 3/20-4/11Angela Meade to Return as Elvira in Verdi's ERNANI at the Met, 3/20-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Soprano Angela Meade - fresh from her New York Philharmonic debut in Verdi's Requiem earlier this year - returns to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise her signature role of Elvira in Verdi's Ernani from March 20 to April 11. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christine Goerke AscendingBWW Interviews: Christine Goerke Ascending
by Erica Miner - Mar 12, 2015

She caused a sensation at the Met Opera and elicited critical raves for her Brunnhilde at Canadian Opera Company (more...)

Brava Philadelphia! Set for Verizon Hall, 3/27Brava Philadelphia! Set for Verizon Hall, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts is regarded as one of the premiere opera training schools in the world. Every year over 200 singers audition to become one of the school's roster of Resident Artists – 28 of the most talented and promising opera singers from around the world. This year, AVA features Resident Artists from Armenia, Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Serbia, and the United States. (more...)

Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

HOUSTON (March 9, 2015) – Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra, the Houston Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists on March 20-22 in Verdi's Requiem, a towering masterpiece by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi featuring dramatic operatic moments, brilliant symphonic writing and virtuosic solo performances. (more...)

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next WeekNew Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage. (more...)

Met Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next WeekMet Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage. (more...)

Ailyn Perez Set for Metropolitan Opera's CARMEN TonightAilyn Perez Set for Metropolitan Opera's CARMEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Ailyn Pérez will sing the role of Micaëla in this evening's performance of Bizet's Carmen, replacing Hei-Kyung Hong, who is ill. (more...)

Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On Sunday, March 8 at 3pm, Schimmel Center at Pace University will present an afternoon with the powerhouse soprano, Anna Christy accompanied by pianist Ken Noda. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERAOpera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Opera Philadelphia's 41st Season serves as a reminder that the company is, as The Washington Post reports, “taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” As General Director & President David B. Devan and Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovarisannounced today, the carefully curated 2015-2016 lineup offers two new American operas: the East Coast Premiere of Cold Mountain, by composer Jennifer Higdon and librettist Gene Scheer and starring the dream team of Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, and Jay Hunter Morris (February 2016); and the World Premiere of ANDY: A Popera, a Warhol-inspired opera-cabaret featuring a score by Dan Visconti and original songs by Heath Allen (September 2015). (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato concludes her season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joining The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral selections with special guests and close colleagues soprano Nicole Cabell and tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Music from Donizetti's Maria di Rohan and L'elisir d'amore, Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Rossini's Zelmira will be performed, along with other pieces. (more...)

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe to Return to Lincoln Square for its Final SeasonFashion Plate Prix Fixe to Return to Lincoln Square for its Final Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts, two delicious, bi-annual programs presented by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID), return for a final season during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, which runs Thursday, February 12th – Thursday, February 19th. The runways will be lit and the restaurants throughout the Upper West Side will be packed with locals, tourists, fashionistas and foodies all taking advantage of deals on delectable meals! (more...)

Ildar Abdrazakov Plays Carnegie Hall TomorrowIldar Abdrazakov Plays Carnegie Hall Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Russian-born bass Ildar Abdrazakov makes his U.S. solo recital debut tomorrow, Thursday Jan 29, on the main stage of Carnegie Hall at 8pm. Joined by pianist Mzia Bakhtouridze, the singer will perform a program pairing works by Faure, Liszt and Ravel with Russian art songs by Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. The New York Times has described Abdrazakov's voice as "sturdy, dark and rich," adding that the "refinement and clarity" of his singing is what ultimately makes it "so moving." (more...)

Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

DALLAS, JANUARY 22, 2014 –The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild are proud to announce historic levels of participation in the first phase of the newly expanded Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 in the acoustically acclaimed setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its seventh season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Rossini's romantic comedy Cinderella on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities for the entire family, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available on the outfield grass and in the stands. The event will take place rain or shine—in case of inclement weather, some covered seating is available. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 LineupBilly Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

DALLAS — The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 SeasonGREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

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