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Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEWLA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Water becomes an extraordinary and transformative musical instrument taking center stage as it flows, drips, gurgles, splashes, bubbles and crashes to create a staggering array of percussive sounds when the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Tan Dun's riveting Water Passion After St. Matthew, 'a masterpiece for the ages' (AllMusic), on Saturday, April 11, 2 pm, and Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. (more...)

UrbanArias to Present New Opera BLUE VIOLA at Artisphere, 3/20-29UrbanArias to Present New Opera BLUE VIOLA at Artisphere, 3/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

UrbanArias: DC's contemporary opera company presents the world premiere of BLUE VIOLA by composer Peter Hilliard and librettist Matt Boresi. (more...)

NYCO Renaissance Hosts Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel TonightNYCO Renaissance Hosts Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

New York City Opera Renaissance will host a Gala Concert and Dinner to celebrate the life of the late Maestro Julius Rudel and his invaluable contribution to the New York City Opera as General Director and Principal Conductor from 1957 to 1979. Maestro Rudel passed away on June 26, 2014 at age 93. The Gala Concert will take place at the Rose Theater in the Time Warner Center, Broadway & 60th Street, New York, NY, this evening, March 9, 2015, at 7 pm. (more...)

BWW Previews:  A New Beginning For NEW YORK CITY OPERA at Rose Theater, Lincoln CenterBWW Previews: A New Beginning For NEW YORK CITY OPERA at Rose Theater, Lincoln Center
by Peter Danish - Mar 6, 2015

New York City Opera was one of the great artistic treasures of New York. It was famously dubbed 'The People's Opera' by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia at its founding in 1943 and throughout its nearly 70 year history, the NYCO helped launch the careers of many of the world's greatest opera stars including Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Placido Domingo, Maralin Niska, Carol Vaness, Jose Carreras, Shirley Verrett, Tatiana Troyanos, Jerry Hadley, Catherine Malfitano, Samuel Ramey. Sills later famously served as the company's director and chief ambassador for the art form from 1979-1989. It also sought to produce an innovative choice of repertory, and provide a home for American singers and composers. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 4, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. BIC's fall season schedule, plus Theo's 'JCS,' Woodstock's 'Chaperone,' Kokandy's 'Full Monty' and the Paramount's 'Les Mis.' Also four recent contemporary operas, early and late Sondheim comparisons, this month's 'Option Up,!' and Linda Eder and Jessie Mueller hit the suburbs! (more...)

Opera Theatre of St. Louis' Recording of Ricky Ian Gordon's New Opera '27' Out NowOpera Theatre of St. Louis' Recording of Ricky Ian Gordon's New Opera '27' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

After a critically acclaimed run in St. Louis in June of 2014, composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's opera "27" will now be available to audiences around the globe, with the release of the world premiere recording of the opera on Albany Records. Recorded live in performance throughout the run of the opera, the album is the first commercial recording of a commissioned world premiere from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. (more...)

OPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 CompaniesOPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 Companies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?OPERA America is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through its Opera Fund: Audience Development grant program, which promotes deep learning experiences about new or infrequently produced American operas and music-theater works. Each grant supports audience development activities associated with a specific work being produced by an OPERA America Professional Company Member. (more...)

MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) takes on the private world of the most public life ever lived. The U.S premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever will be performed March 21 and 29, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Showcase World Premieres at Disney Hall, 3/8LA Master Chorale to Showcase World Premieres at Disney Hall, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The 110-member Los Angeles Master Chorale continues its vital role of expanding the choral music repertoire when Artistic Director Grant Gershon conducts two highly anticipated world premieres based on the theme of ascension by Swan Family Composer in Residence Shawn Kirchner and distinguished Korean-American composer Nackkum Paik on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

NYCO Renaissance to Host Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel, 3/9NYCO Renaissance to Host Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

New York City Opera Renaissance will host a Gala Concert and Dinner to celebrate the life of the late Maestro Julius Rudel and his invaluable contribution to the New York City Opera as General Director and Principal Conductor from 1957 to 1979. Maestro Rudel passed away on June 26, 2014 at age 93. The Gala Concert will take place at the Rose Theater in the Time Warner Center, Broadway & 60th Street, New York, NY, on Monday evening, March 9, 2015, at 7 pm. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 SeasonHouston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 2015-Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015-16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players; Dvo?ak's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro and a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and another chamber opera, by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

COT to Offer Events Alongside THERESE RAQUINCOT to Offer Events Alongside THERESE RAQUIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents two special Viewpoint events in conjunction with the Chicago Premiere of Tobias Picker's “Thérèse Raquin” February 20-28, 2015 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Street). Chicago Opera Theater's production of “Thérèse Raquin” will be conducted by COT's General Director Andreas Mitisek and directed veteran opera director Ken Cazan. With a sensual score that mirrors the lovers' turbulent affair, this tale of torrid romance and scandal features a libretto by critically-acclaimed writer Gene Scheer. Tickets are now on sale at ?chicagooperatheater.org for $35-$125. Press are invited to attend the Friday, February 20 performance. (more...)

Musiqa to Present MYTHS & LEGENDS at Hobby Center, 1/10Musiqa to Present MYTHS & LEGENDS at Hobby Center, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

As part of its major concert series downtown, Musiqa presents Myths & Legends, an exciting, premiere-filled concert at Zilkha Hall on January 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7-15, 2015 in the Music Theater at Ordway. (more...)

Playthings to Host Gala Performance of Michael John LaChiusa's HELLO AGAIN, Starring Randy HarrisonPlaythings to Host Gala Performance of Michael John LaChiusa's HELLO AGAIN, Starring Randy Harrison
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

LGBT Repertory Theatre Company Playthings announces its third annual gala, a one-night-only concert presentation of Michael John LaChiusa's acclaimed musical HELLO AGAIN, which will be performed on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM at The York Theatre (619 Lexington Ave, at 54th Street). (more...)

Amphibian to Present Final Reading of 2014 Season, 'DEATH OF WALT DISNEY', 12/7-8Amphibian to Present Final Reading of 2014 Season, 'DEATH OF WALT DISNEY', 12/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its final staged reading of the 2014 season, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath, this Sunday, kicking off a two-performance run of the play. Greg Holt, Seth Johnston, Jenna Meador and Matthew Minor star in this infectious comedy running Sunday, December 7 and Monday, December 8 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. (more...)

All-Star 'AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK' CD Features Sharon Stone, Ansel Elgort, Yo-Yo Ma and MoreAll-Star 'AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK' CD Features Sharon Stone, Ansel Elgort, Yo-Yo Ma and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

An all-star cast of renowned singers and instrumentalists comes together on one CD to sing for hope and in the cause of supporting AIDS research. (more...)

MESSIAH Concerts to Conclude LA Master Chorale's Seasonal ProgrammingMESSIAH Concerts to Conclude LA Master Chorale's Seasonal Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Adding a final flourish to the holiday season, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two concerts of Handel's Messiah on Wednesday, December 17, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. Featuring 40 members of the acclaimed chorus, orchestra and four gifted soloists from the Chorale's ranks, the concert provides the opportunity to hear this riveting oratorio - rich with soaring high notes, powerful bass, majestic brass and lush orchestrations - performed by what many critics consider to be the best chorus in the country. The soloists are Christina Bristow, soprano; Nike St. Clair, mezzo soprano; Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor; and Chung Uk Lee, baritone. Composed in a mere 24 days, Handel's 1741 English-language oratorio continues to be the composer's most popular work and may be the most performed classical work of all time. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale's REJOICE: A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of O MAGNUM MYSTERIUMLos Angeles Master Chorale's REJOICE: A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale's holiday offerings continue with "Rejoice! A Cappella Christmas," showcasing the Chorale's astonishingly pure sound and exquisite balance in an all a cappella program that celebrates the 20th anniversary of former composer-in-residence/National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen's monumental O Magnum Mysterium, on Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

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