ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016
World-famous sculptor Anish Kapoor will design the sets for ENO's unmissable new production of Tristan and Isolde. Directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, Tristan and Isolde is one of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2016. (more...)
BWW Review: PHAETON Takes Flight at Taffety Punkby Andrew White - May 10, 2016
Director Marcus Kyd has assembled a solid roster of professional actors to give Michael Milligan's mythic drama, composed entirely in iambic pentameter, a grand staging. On the Globe Theater's stage it was the actor's presence, the actor's gift of language that held the audience rapt with attention. Kyd's cast understands this, and gives vivid life to every one of Milligan's lines. (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Present Schwabacher Summer Concerts, 7/7by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2016 – The acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the United States, opens its 2016 Summer Festival with the popular Schwabacher Summer Concerts Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 9 at 2 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Conducted by Eric Weimer and directed by Omer Ben Seadia, the Schwabacher Summer Concert features this year's Merola Opera artists performing extended scenes from operas including Handel's Serse, Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, R. Strauss's Arabella, Wagner's Lohengrin, Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, and Rossini's Le Comte Ory. Tickets for the concerts at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music range from $25 to $40, with a limited number of $15 student tickets. (more...)
BWW Review: Stunning TWILIGHT OF THE GODS at the Washington National Operaby Andrew White - May 9, 2016
Director Francesca Zambello's Gotterdammerung is truly awesome-in both the original and contemporary senses of the word. The conclusion of a four-part epic, this six-hour installment depicts the final struggle for ownership of a magical ring whose owner might rule the world-but which also holds a dire curse for all who come into contact with it. Through unforgettable projections, beautifully-executed music and stunning vocal performances, this is a once-in-a-lifetime artistic event. (more...)
BWW Review: WNO's Next Chapter in THE RING: SIEGFRIEDby Roger Catlin - May 9, 2016
In the third installment of the Washington National Opera's mammoth staging of Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung at the Kennedy Center, a new Brunnhilde awakens, Fafner's dragon turns out to be more of a monster truck, and the titular star of the work, Siegfried, turns out to be much more of a jerk than you'd ever want him to be. (more...)
The Mariinsky Orchestra Performs 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' Concertby BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016
On May 5, at 17:00 Moscow time [14:00 GMT], the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conducted by People's Artist of Russia Valery Gergiev, held the 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' concert on the stage of Palmyra's world-famous amphitheater. (more...)
BWW Review: Superb Sub in WNO's THE VALKYRIEby Roger Catlin - May 4, 2016
Ten years of planning and $10 million in production costs couldn't prevent the Washington National Opera from pleasing all the gods in its ambitious staging of all four operas in Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung. (more...)
BWW Review: THE RHINEGOLD Magically Opens WNO's The Ring Cycleby Keith Tittermary - May 3, 2016
In 2006, then Washington National Opera Artistic Director Placido Domingo announced that the Opera would take on their first complete cycle of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). In the subsequent years, the opera produced the first three of the four-some, but not in quick succession. As the opera and the nation suffered an economic downturn, the complete cycle was never realized. Until now. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Blessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEINGby BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016
The second company completing their residency is Blessed Unrest, presenting the world premiere of Body: Anatomies of Being, conceived and directed by Jessica Burr, written by Matt Opatrny, created and choreographed by the Blessed Unrest ensemble, running now through May 21, 2016. Warning: Bodies will appear in their natural state. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016by BWW - May 1, 2016
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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/30/2016by - Apr 30, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/30/2016.
Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/23/2016by - Apr 23, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/23/2016.
Met Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall in Mayby BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016
Music Director James Levine Conducts Concerts with Pianist Evgeny Kissin on May 19 and an All-Wagner Program with Soprano Christine Goerke and Tenor Stefan Vinke on May 26; (more...)
BWW Opera News: North Carolina Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD, HERCULES VS. VAMPIRES and More!by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016
On Tuesday evening, April 12 North Carolina Opera revealed its upcoming new season at CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum). Over 300 fans and friends of the organization excitedly gathered for the unveiling of the new season's productions and casting as presented by NCO Artistic & Music Director Timothy Myers, along with live performances of excerpts from the operas. (more...)
GREAT LIVES is Now Availableby BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016
Educational publisher Simply Charly is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of brief yet comprehensive biographies exploring the fascinating-and often misunderstood-lives of some of history's greatest authors, scientists, politicians, philosophers, and artists.
Written by prominent scholars, academics, and other experts, the 'Great Lives' series is specifically designed for a general audience. It offers engaging and accessible introductions to many of the men and women whose genius profoundly changed their world and, in many cases, ours. The books not only illuminate their subjects' lives, but, especially in the case of writers, also offer significant insights into their bodies of work.
'People love to discover and explore the lives of history's great men and women,' says Charles Carlini, founder of Simply Charly and CEO of Carlini Media. 'However, we've found that they relate better to books that are concise and written in an interesting, attention-grabbing manner. Ours are exactly that: brief, but comprehensive and compelling. And that's why we used the word 'simply' in the titles.'
The first slate of books-which includes Simply Darwin, Simply Dirac, Simply Dickens, Simply Faulkner and Simply Wittgenstein-will be released in digital form at the end of April 2016, with print versions to follow. Additional titles in the series, focusing on Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, Alfred Hitchcock, James Joyce, Richard Wagner, René Descartes, Virginia Woolf, and many others, will be published later this year.
The e-books are priced at $7.99 and paperbacks at $8.99.
The series has garnered considerable advance praise and critical acclaim. David Paroissien, editor of Dickens Quarterly, called Paul Schlicke's Simply Dickens an 'eminently accessible portrait, expertly blending the contours of Dickens's multivalent activities with commentary on his development as a novelist.'
Similarly, David Sepkoski, Research Scholar at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, said that Simply Darwin-whose author Michael Ruse is one of the world's foremost experts on the history of evolution-'provides an entertaining, stimulating, and provocative account of the life and legacy of Charles Darwin. This is one of the best short summaries of the topic available.'
For more information and reviews, please visit http://simplycharly.com/books.
'Great Lives' book trailer https://youtu.be/DMSpx5pSWgQ.
About Simply Charly
Simply Charly is a one-stop portal to a wealth of information about some of the world's most prominent historical figures. Geared to students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about the great men and women who changed the world, the site's mission is to become the leading online source for everything visitors want to know about these groundbreaking individuals. (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016by BWW - Apr 10, 2016
Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016.
Blessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING Set for Spring at New Ohio Theatreby BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016
The second company completing their residency is Blessed Unrest, presenting the world premiere of Body: Anatomies of Being, conceived and directed by Jessica Burr, written by Matt Opatrny, created and choreographed by the Blessed Unrest ensemble, running April 30 - May 21, 2016. (more...)
Chicago Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 Seasonby BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016
The Chicago Philharmonic announces its 2016-17 season: Love. Throughout five concerts, the season explores orchestral favorites and lesser known offerings representing varying expressions of love. Guest performers include conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann, Visceral Dance Chicago, and a range of renowned vocalists and instrumental soloists. Scott Speck leads the orchestra in his fourth season as artistic director. (more...)
Seattle Opera Presents THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, 5/7by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016
Before Captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean films sailed the seven seas, Wagner's operatic tale of a cursed pirate had been thrilling audiences for almost 200 years. Seattleites will soon get to experience this masterpiece for themselves in May 2016, as Seattle Opera presents The Flying Dutchman. (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016by BWW - Apr 3, 2016
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