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  • Date Of Birth:
    May 22, 1813
    Date Of Death:
    February 13, 1883 (69)
    Birth Place:
    Leipzig, GERMANY
    Gender:
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    Date Of Birth:
    May 22, 1813
    Date Of Death:
    February 13, 1883 (69)
    Birth Place:
    Leipzig, GERMANY
    Gender:
    Male
    Apotheosis Opera to Make Debut with 'Tannhauser'Apotheosis Opera to Make Debut with 'Tannhauser'
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

    Presenting Apotheosis Opera, a new addition to New York's startup opera scene. Apotheosis Opera brings fresh energy to the opera world by mounting fully-staged, English language summer productions of large-scale works. Co-founded by Matthew Jaroszewicz – who studies with David Hayes in the Master of Music program in Orchestral Conducting at Mannes College of Music – Apotheosis marks its bold debut at New York's Theater of El Museo del Barrio on July 31, with a second performance on Aug. 2, with “Tannhäuser,” in English. (more...)

    Blue Man Group to Join CYSO for Free Concert in Millennium Park, 7/1Blue Man Group to Join CYSO for Free Concert in Millennium Park, 7/1
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

    Blue Man Group, in conjunction with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO), will return to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park for a collaborative performance on Wednesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. The free public performance will feature a program of full orchestral works performed by CYSO's inaugural summer orchestra, as well as collaborative performances and thrilling surprises with Blue Man Group. (more...)

    Juilliard Dance's 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Jiri Kylian, Jerome Robbins & MoreJuilliard Dance's 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Jiri Kylian, Jerome Robbins & More
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

    Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2015-16 season in December 2015 with New Dances: Edition 2015 featuring four world premiere dances by innovative choreographers Helen Simoneau (First-Year Dancers); Aszure Barton (Second-Year Dancers); Zvi Gotheiner (Third-Year Dancers); and Kyle Abraham (Fourth-Year Dancers). (more...)

    Street Naming Honors Longtime Seattle Opera Leader Speight JenkinsStreet Naming Honors Longtime Seattle Opera Leader Speight Jenkins
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

    The City of Seattle has named a street in honor of Speight Jenkins, General Director of Seattle Opera from 1983 to 2014. (more...)

    Morningside Opera Sets Cast of VOODOO, 6/26-27Morningside Opera Sets Cast of VOODOO, 6/26-27
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

    Metropolitan Opera singer Janinah Burnett and Joanna Marie Ford and Steven Wallace will perform the leading roles in Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater and The Harlem Chamber Players concert production of VOODOO, the long-lost and historical opera by African American composer Harry Lawrence Freeman. They will be joined by Crystal Charles, James R. Hopkins III, Barry L. Robinson, Darian Worrall, a full chorus and 30-piece orchestra.  The production is directed by Melissa Crespo and conducted by Gregory Hopkins.   Last performed in NYC in 1928, VOODOO, will play two concert performances only on June 26 and 27, 2015 at 7PM at Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and 116th street) in Manhattan. Terrance McKnight of WQXR Radio is the evening's host. Tickets are $25 advance/$30 at the door, with discount tickets available for students and seniors at $20. They can be purchased by visiting http://voodoo.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling 800-838-3006. (more...)

    Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising GoalHouston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

    Houston, June 3, 2015— Houston Grand Opera announced at its annual meeting on Tuesday evening that its 2014–15 season sustained the increased attendance and fundraising levels achieved over the previous four years of consistent expansion. During its 60th anniversary season HGO presented eight main-stage productions, as it did in 2013–14, for a total of forty-eight performances.  Attendance matched that of last season while the organization's historic comprehensive campaign raised $172.9 million, beating its $165 million goal. (more...)

    NYC Debut of the Polish National Ballet Set for The Joyce TheaterNYC Debut of the Polish National Ballet Set for The Joyce Theater
    by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

    The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. is thrilled to present the New York debut of the Polish National Ballet, Poland's leading ballet company based in Warsaw, from June 16-21. The company, under the artistic direction of Krzysztof Pastor, will present a program of three works: two by Pastor (Adagio & Scherzo, a US Premiere and Moving Rooms, a New York Premiere) and Emanuel Gat's acclaimed Rite of Spring.  Tickets range in price from $10-$49 ($26-$37 for Joyce Theater members), and can be purchased through JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at www.joyce.org.  The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: THE SKYLIGHT RING Reinvents Wagner's Mythic Opera with Intimate StyleBWW Reviews: THE SKYLIGHT RING Reinvents Wagner's Mythic Opera with Intimate Style
    by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 21, 2015

    Forget what might be known or understood regarding Richard Wagner's epic The Ring Cycle- a legendary series of four complete operas he composed over 26 years ( 1848-1874) that requires more than 18 hours to perform. Instead enjoy The Skylight Ring, Skylight Music Theatre's cheeky, slightly irreverent yet oh so entertaining two hour and four actor version on the Studio Stage at the Broadway Theatre Center. (more...)

    Blue Man Group, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Parter for Second Collaborative Performance, 7/1Blue Man Group, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Parter for Second Collaborative Performance, 7/1
    by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

    Blue Man Group, in conjunction with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO), will return to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park for a collaborative performance on Wednesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. The free public performance will feature a program of full orchestral works performed by CYSO's inaugural summer orchestra, as well as collaborative performances and thrilling surprises with Blue Man Group. (more...)

    Morningside Opera to Present Long-Lost, Historical Opera VOODOO, 6/26-27Morningside Opera to Present Long-Lost, Historical Opera VOODOO, 6/26-27
    by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

    Morningside Opera, the NYC-based opera company that most recently presented the acclaimed Here Be Sirens and ¡Figaro! (90210), teams up with Harlem Opera Theater and The Harlem Chamber Players to present a concert of the long-lost and historical opera VOODOO, by African-American composer Harry Lawrence Freeman, with a 30-piece orchestra and full chorus. Gregory Hopkins is the conductor.  Last performed in NYC in 1928, VOODOO, will play two concert performances only on June 26 and 27, 2015 at 7PM at Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and 116th street) in Manhattan. (more...)

    Seattle Opera Selected for $360K Wallace Foundation GrantSeattle Opera Selected for $360K Wallace Foundation Grant
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

    Seattle Opera has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation's Building Audiences for Sustainability effort. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Blessed Unrest's DORUNTINE with Teatri ODAPhoto Flash: First Look at Blessed Unrest's DORUNTINE with Teatri ODA
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

    Blessed Unrest presents Doruntine, a bilingual international collaboration with Teatri ODA of Kosova, co-written by Matt Opatrny and Lirak Celaj, and co-directed by Jessica Burr and Florent Mehmeti. Doruntine runs from April 23 - May 10, 2015 in a limited engagement at The Interart Theatre, located at 500 West 52 Street (at the corner of 10th Avenue) in New York City. Previews begin April 23 for an April 25 opening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

    Skylight Music Theatre to Debut THE SKYLIGHT RING This SummerSkylight Music Theatre to Debut THE SKYLIGHT RING This Summer
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

    Skylight Music Theatre is creating a new production based on Wagner's Ring Cycle. The work, titled The Skylight Ring, will run May 15 through June 7, 2015 in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI). (more...)

    Blessed Unrest's DORUNTINE to Run 4/23-5/10Blessed Unrest's DORUNTINE to Run 4/23-5/10
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

    Blessed Unrest presents Doruntine, a bilingual international collaboration with Teatri ODA of Kosova, co-written by Matt Opatrny and Lirak Celaj, and co-directed by Jessica Burr and Florent Mehmeti. Doruntine runs from April 23 - May 10, 2015 in a limited engagement at The Interart Theatre, located at 500 West 52 Street (at the corner of 10th Avenue) in New York City. Previews begin April 23 for an April 25 opening. (more...)

    The Pacific Symphony Presents AN AMERICAN MUSICAL JOURNEY, a Free Concert in Fullerton, 4/26The Pacific Symphony Presents AN AMERICAN MUSICAL JOURNEY, a Free Concert in Fullerton, 4/26
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

    A brass quintet from Pacific Symphony is heading to Fullerton to perform a free concert titled “An American Musical Journey” in celebration of Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th anniversary season. Presented in partnership with the North Orange County Community Concerts, the afternoon of music takes place on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. at Fullerton First United Methodist Church (114 N. Pomona Ave. at Commonwealth). “An American Musical Journey” includes favorites by Gershwin, Bernstein and other American music icons. The brass quintet is led by Principal Trombonist Michael Hoffman and includes Symphony musicians Russell Dicey on horn, Tony Ellis and David Wailes on trumpet, and Fred Greene on tuba. For this concert, admission is free with no reserved seating. The church is providing free child care during the concert, and the audience is invited to stay for a reception and chance to meet the performers. For more information and directions visit www.northocconcerts.org. (more...)

    Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

    Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization. (more...)

    Seattle Opera & Pacific Northwest Ballet Hope to Build Audiences with National Case StudiesSeattle Opera & Pacific Northwest Ballet Hope to Build Audiences with National Case Studies
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

    NEW YORK—Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet's efforts to build and deepen relationships with audiences were highlighted in two national case studies released today by The Wallace Foundation. The case studies, available online as part of the Wallace Studies in Building Arts Audiences series, include work completed by Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet during the Wallace Excellence Awards initiative, aim to generate effective audience-engagement practices that can be applied to arts organizations across the country. (more...)

    Colorado's Crested Butte Music Festival Reveals 2015 Season HighlightsColorado's Crested Butte Music Festival Reveals 2015 Season Highlights
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

    Now in its 19th season, Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) continues the tradition of presenting bold new approaches to music that is as exceptional as the picturesque mountain setting of Crested Butte, Colorado. 'Over a seven-week period, we will be introducing two new mini-festivals and inspiring artists who are transforming their arts and offering captivating events, educational programs for all ages and more. The 2015 season will engage, enthrall and leave audiences asking, 'What's next?' says CBMF Director Alexander Scheirle. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: An Adrift FLYING DUTCHMAN Makes Port at Washington National OperaBWW Reviews: An Adrift FLYING DUTCHMAN Makes Port at Washington National Opera
    by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 9, 2015

    Passionate performances by Libor, Morris and Owens are what propel an otherwise adrift Flying Dutchman. Clearer staging and dynamic direction could have made this production of Wagner's classic opera thrilling. (more...)

    Universal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on VinylUniversal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on Vinyl
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

    Universal Music Enterprises has announced a rollout of 26 individual soundtrack albums on vinyl (more...)

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