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Houston Grand Opera 2016/2017 Season UpdateHouston Grand Opera 2016/2017 Season Update
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Houston Grand Opera will present four pinnacles of the operatic repertoire during the company's 2016-17 season, which also features the highly anticipated world premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie with libretto by Gene Scheer, and much-loved comedies by Donizetti and Mozart. Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers will lead Gotterdammerung, the final installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, featuring a new generation of leading Wagnerians includingSimon O'Neill as Siegfried and Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde. HGO will bring back its popular production of Gounod's Faust, with the HGO debut of international star tenor Michael Fabiano in the title role partnered by Houston favorite Ana Maria Martinez as Marguerite, along with the role debut of prominent bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni as Mephistopheles. The company will celebrate the 30thanniversary of HGO's world premiere of John Adams's pivotal Nixon in China by presenting James Robinson's production, of which HGO is a co-producer, with HGO Studio alumnus Scott Hendricks as Richard Nixon and soprano Andriana Chuchman as his wife, Pat. Patrick Summers will conduct Verdi'sthrilling Requiem, which critics at the time termed "an opera in ecclesiastical robes," with soloists Angela Meade, soprano, in her HGO debut; Sasha Cooke, alto; Alexey Dolgov, tenor; and Peixin Chen, bass; and the HGO Orchestra and Chorus. HGO's 62nd season will open with a whimsical production of Donizetti's buoyant The Elixir of Love, featuring tenor Dimitri Pittas as Nemorino and HGO Studio alumna Nicole Heaston as Adina and led by the eminent English conductor Jane Glover, HGO's 2016-17 Lynn Wyatt Great Artist, in her first HGO appearance. Mozart's zany yet deeply emotive comedy TheAbduction from the Seraglio-featuring Russian coloratura soprano and HGO Studio alumna Albina Shagimuratova as Konstanze and leading American tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Belmonte in HGO's inventive 2002 co-production-will close the main-stage season.   (more...)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Brings Blake Shelton's Latest Album to Stores Nationwide; Premieres New Music VideoCracker Barrel Old Country Store Brings Blake Shelton's Latest Album to Stores Nationwide; Premieres New Music Video
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store today announced nine-time CMA Award winner Blake Shelton's tenth studio album 'If I'm Honest' will be available at all Cracker Barrel locations nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com on May 20, 2016. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season AnnouncedHouston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Houston, October  6, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2015–16 season October 23 with Puccini's heart-wrenching tale of love and tragedy, Tosca, featuring the reprise of HGO's “gripping” 2010 production and a stellar cast of returning and debut artists. Performances run through November 14.  (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season AnnouncedHouston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Houston, October  6, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2015–16 season October 23 with Puccini's heart-wrenching tale of love and tragedy, Tosca, featuring the reprise of HGO's “gripping” 2010 production and a stellar cast of returning and debut artists. Performances run through November 14.  (more...)

Colgate Teams With Jana Kramer & Cassadee Pope for 49th Annual CMA AWARDSColgate Teams With Jana Kramer & Cassadee Pope for 49th Annual CMA AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

For the second year running, Colgate Optic White is teaming up with the Country Music Association (CMA) to give fans an insider look at the glamour and excitement around 'The 49 th Annual CMA Awards' (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season RosterHouston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 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 Prince of Players by eminent American composer Carlisle Floyd, the Lynn Wyatt Great Artist for 2015–16; Dvoák'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; 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 The Root of the Wind is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Following a sold-out run of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in June 2015, Wolf Trap Opera continues the Figaro storyline with the Washington, D.C. premiere of acclaimed composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's contemporary opera The Ghosts of Versailles. The new production plays for four performances, July 10, 12, 15 and 18, at The Barns at Wolf Trap. See below for production and ticketing information; production photos are available upon request beginning July 10. (more...)

Mark Ronson, Ryan Tedder & More Mentor Artists on THE VOICE TonightMark Ronson, Ryan Tedder & More Mentor Artists on THE VOICE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Four of the music industry's top producers - Dave Stewart, Mark Ronson, Ryan Tedder and Scott Hendricks - are set to serve as advisers for the remaining artists on 'The Voice,' beginning tonight, April 20 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Mark Ronson, Ryan Tedder & More to Mentor Artists on THE VOICE, 4/20Mark Ronson, Ryan Tedder & More to Mentor Artists on THE VOICE, 4/20
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Four of the music industry's top producers - Dave Stewart, Mark Ronson, Ryan Tedder and Scott Hendricks - are set to serve as advisers for the remaining artists on "The Voice," beginning Monday, April 20 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Present DIE WALKURE and SWEENEY TODD This AprilHouston Grand Opera to Present DIE WALKURE and SWEENEY TODD This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Houston, March 12, 2015—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its highly anticipated La Fura dels Baus staging of Wagner's Die Walküre with an all-star cast and Stephen Sondheim's thrilling Sweeney Todd in April, after notching critical and sales successes with its winter productions of Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Mozart's The Magic Flute. Butterfly's six performances averaged a total capacity of 102% (including resale of returned seats) while Flute's five performances averaged 104% capacity. (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...)

Houston Grand Opera Names Brian Speck Director of HGO StudioHouston Grand Opera Names Brian Speck Director of HGO Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) Managing Director Perryn Leech and Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers today announced the appointment of Brian Speck as director of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, the company's renowned young artist program, effective February 1. A trained singer who transitioned into administration, Speck for the past two years has been HGO's company manager, responsible for coordinating all day-to-day rehearsal activities of the company and for supporting its guest artists. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary CelebrationHouston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

After a resoundingly successful fall season and the launch of its new holiday opera series with the world premiere of Iain Bell and Simon Callow's A Christmas Carol, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) rings in 2015 with two beloved productions: a reprise of Michael Grandage's knockout staging of Puccini's Madame Butterfly, which triumphed at its 2010 Houston debut, and the American premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's iconic English National Opera staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute in a revival directed by Ian Rutherford. (more...)

Winners Announced for 2014 CMA AWARDS; Updating Live!Winners Announced for 2014 CMA AWARDS; Updating Live!
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Winners of the 2014 CMA Awards were announced tonight (Nov. 5) on ABC. BWW is updating live! (more...)

Blake Shelton Releases Brand New Album BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE TodayBlake Shelton Releases Brand New Album BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Grammy-nominated country superstar and CMA's four-time reigning Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton releases BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE today, September 30th on Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

Miranda Lambert Ties Personal Record for Most CMA Nominations with Nine NodsMiranda Lambert Ties Personal Record for Most CMA Nominations with Nine Nods
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Miranda Lambert tops the list of final nominees for 'The 48 th Annual CMA Awards' with nine nominations, matching the record she set in 2010 (more...)

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Among Nominees for 2014 CMA Awards; Full List Announced!Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Among Nominees for 2014 CMA Awards; Full List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

On this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA on ABC, Little Big Town and Darius Ruckertook revealed the 2014 Country Music Association Awards nominees, live from New York's Times Square (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and MoreThe Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

Blake Shelton's New Album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine' Now Available for Pre-OrderBlake Shelton's New Album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine' Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

GRAMMY-nominated country superstar Blake Shelton's forthcoming album BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE is available for pre-order now following the world premiere of the lead single, 'Neon Light,' at country radio this week. (more...)

Blake Shelton to Release Brand New Album BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE, 9/30; Cover Art RevealedBlake Shelton to Release Brand New Album BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE, 9/30; Cover Art Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Grammy-nominated country superstar and CMA's four-time reigning Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton will release BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE September 30th on Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

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