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Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Brevard, NC and Aspen, Colo.—Lady Gaga won't be the only one in the musical spotlight at Super Bowl 50. This Sunday, Brevard Music Center and Aspen Music Festival -- two of the country's most prestigious music institutions and summer festivals -- are putting their batons down, and fists up, to defend the honor of their respective football teams, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.  (more...)

Skylar Astin-Led WEST SIDE STORY and More Play Carnegie Hall's 2016 Season- Full LineupSkylar Astin-Led WEST SIDE STORY and More Play Carnegie Hall's 2016 Season- Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Carnegie Hall's 2016 lineup will include WEST SIDE STORY, led by Skylar Astin, plus the New York Pops, Michael Feinstein, and much more. Check out the full schedule below! (more...)

THE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 SeasonTHE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Thrilling theater and unforgettable music -- that's what audiences can expect from Seattle Opera's 2016/17 Season. The company today announced the operas next up at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. They include: The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory, Hansel & Gretel, La traviata, Katya Kabanova and The Magic Flute. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). Also featured at the exclusive event will be Jake Heggie, composer (Great Scott, Moby-Dick) and accomplished pianist, who has had a long-standing artistic collaboration with Miss von Stade. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERGPhoto Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

For the first time since 2001, San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG in a new David McVicar co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Having opened last night, November 18, the production features an illustrious team of Wagner interpreters led by James Rutherford as Hans Sachs, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Walther von Stolzing and debuting soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Eva, with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sir Mark Elder in his Company debut. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

San Francisco Opera Opens DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG TonightSan Francisco Opera Opens DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, opening tonight, November 18. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Opens Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURBERG TonightSan Francisco Opera Opens Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURBERG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

For the first time since 2001, San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in a new David McVicar co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Opening on November 18, theproduction features an illustrious team of Wagner interpreters led by James Rutherford as Hans Sachs, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Walther von Stolzing and debuting soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Eva, with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sir Mark Elder in his Company debut. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURBERG, 11/18San Francisco Opera to Present Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURBERG, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (November 11, 2015) –– For the first time since 2001, San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in a new David McVicar co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Opening on November 18, theproduction features an illustrious team of Wagner interpreters led by James Rutherford as Hans Sachs, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Walther von Stolzing and debuting soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Eva, with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sir Mark Elder in his Company debut. (more...)

James Rutherford Replaces Greer Grimsley in San Francisco Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 11/18James Rutherford Replaces Greer Grimsley in San Francisco Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, opening November 18. British baritone James Rutherford will sing the central role of Hans Sachs, replacing Greer Grimsley who has withdrawn from the production. The David McVicar production, a co-presentation of San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, is conducted by Sir Mark Elder and runs for six performances November 18-December 6, 2015 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Kennedy Center and WNO Seek Nominations for 2015 Marian Anderson Vocal AwardKennedy Center and WNO Seek Nominations for 2015 Marian Anderson Vocal Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington National Opera are seeking nominations for The Marian Anderson Vocal Award, which celebrates excellence in performance by recognizing a young American singer who has achieved initial professional success in the area of opera, oratorio, or recital repertory, and who exhibits promise for a significant career. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform BrahmsAlan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform Brahms
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere- Philharmonic Commission of Marc Neikrug's Canta-Concerto, featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist; and Brahms's Tragic Overture. The performances take place Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic will also perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist, on a program that includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, on September 30, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., as well as at Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, New York, on October 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

NY Phil, Kronos Quartet, 125th Anniversary & More Set for Carnegie Hall's 2015-16 Classical SeasonNY Phil, Kronos Quartet, 125th Anniversary & More Set for Carnegie Hall's 2015-16 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Carnegie Hall's 125th anniversary season is fast approaching, and we are looking forward to an exciting variety of new projects and exceptional programming! Listed below are classical music highlights at Carnegie Hall for the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents THE TROJANSSan Francisco Opera Presents THE TROJANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

San Francisco Opera's Summer 2015 Season opens June 7 with the long-awaited return of one of the most significant pieces in the operatic repertoire-The Trojans (Les Troyens). (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces LES TROYENS Casting UpdatesSan Francisco Opera Announces LES TROYENS Casting Updates
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

American mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens will make her San Francisco Opera debut as the prophetess Cassandra in the Company's upcoming production of Hector Berlioz's grand-scale opera Les Troyens (The Trojans) on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 20. San Francisco Opera today announced that Martens replaces mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the physically demanding role due to pregnancy. (more...)

ROCO's ALIVE IN CONCERT Series Performs NOTES TO BE WRITTEN TonightROCO's ALIVE IN CONCERT Series Performs NOTES TO BE WRITTEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Join us for the world premiere performance of Pierre Jalbert's 'From Dusk To Starry Night,' a four-part song cycle drawing from the poetry of Walt Whitman and Stephen Foster. (more...)

ROCO's ALIVE IN CONCERT Series to Perform NOTES TO BE WRITTEN, 4/23ROCO's ALIVE IN CONCERT Series to Perform NOTES TO BE WRITTEN, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Notes To Be Written Thursday, April 23,  6:30 p.m. composer talk;  7:30 p.m. performance St. John the Divine Church David Danzmayr, conductor Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano Ertan Torgul, concertmaster Pierre Jalbert, composer (more...)

NY Philharmonic Launches Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for April-June 2015NY Philharmonic Launches Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for April-June 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; the Royal Concertgebouw; and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director - performed by violinist Leila Josefowicz, for whom it is written and dedicated. The concerts also include two early 20th-century Russian works, Stravinsky's Petrushka (original 1911 version) and Lyadov's The Enchanted Lake. (more...)

Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, TodayHouston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 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...)

NY Philharmonic Sets Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for April-June 2015NY Philharmonic Sets Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for April-June 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; the Royal Concertgebouw; and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director - performed by violinist Leila Josefowicz, for whom it is written and dedicated. The concerts also include two early 20th-century Russian works, Stravinsky's Petrushka (original 1911 version) and Lyadov's The Enchanted Lake. (more...)

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