Sondra Radvanovsky News

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014. (more...)

Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents Its 2014-2015 Season Preview
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

On September 13, LA Opera kicks off an exciting 2014/15 season with La Traviata. Following the success of the mesmerizingly beautiful Thais,Plácido Domingo and soprano Nino Machaidze come together once again in this Giuseppe Verdi classic under the baton of Music Director James Conlon. Maestro Conlon will also conduct our highly anticipatedFigaro Trilogy which follows the development of Figaro, one of opera's most famous characters, from barber to bridegroom to older-but-still-wily servant in Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles (Feb. 23-Mar. 1, 2015), Rossini's The Barber of Seville (Feb. 28-Mar. 22, 2015) and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (Mar. 21-Apr. 12, 2015). (more...)

BWW Recaps: The 2014 Dora Awards
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2014

The 35th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2013/2014 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 23 at Harbourfront Centre's WestJet Stage, hosted by the hilarious Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus, Second City alumni and founding members of the National Theatre of the World. (more...)

Dora Awards 2014: A List Of All The Winners!
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2014

It was an incredible night for Toronto theatre when our community joined together to celebrate another year of performing arts in Toronto on June 23rd at the WestJet Stage at the Harbourfront Centre. For the 2013-2014 season, 143 producing companies (up 41 from last season's 102) registered eligible productions. A total of 48 Dora Awards, plus the Silver Ticket Award and the Audience Choice Award, were given out in a glittering ceremony hosted by Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus, founding Co-Artistic Directors of the three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning The National Theatre of the World. (more...)

Tickets for LA Opera's 2014-15 Season to Go On General Sale on 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Tickets for LA Opera's 2014/15 six mainstage productions, plus two eagerly anticipated Off Grand special events, will go on sale to the general public this Sunday, June 22, at 10:00am. Tickets may be purchased online atwww.LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001 or in person, from10am to 6pm, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Soprano Mariella Devia is 'Queen for a Day' at Opera Orchestra's ROBERTO DEVEREUX
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 11, 2014

In New York, Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX will forever be associated with Beverly Sills' powerful portrayal of Elizabeth I, and her stern photo glaring out from the cover of Time Magazine. However, Italian soprano Mariella Devia, a vocal miracle at 66, nearly caused a riot in the role at Carnegie Hall on June 5, performing with the Opera Orchestra of New York under the baton of its founder, Eve Queler. (more...)

Jane Lynch Will Emcee Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Lyric Opera general director Anthony Freud today announced that Jane Lynch, the Emmy-winning actress acclaimed for portraying coach Sue Sylvester on the hit television series Glee, will serve as master of ceremonies for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert, November 1, 2014, at 6:30 pm at the Civic Opera House. (more...)

Jeanne Gang Designs New Concert Shell for Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

One of the world's most innovative and respected architects, Jeanne Gang, and her firm Studio Gang Architects (studiogang.net), are designing a new concert shell for Lyric Opera of Chicago. The shell will be used for the first time at Lyric's 60th Anniversary Concert, which takes place at the Civic Opera House on November 1, 2014, at 6:30 pm. (more...)

Casting Change for Canadian Opera Company's ROBERTO DEVEREUX
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company regrets to announce that Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti will not be returning to the company's production of Roberto Devereux, currently in performance at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. As previously announced, Filianoti withdrew from the title role for the first three of seven scheduled performances, and circumstances continue to prevent his return to the stage. American tenor Leonardo Capalbo stepped into the role on April 25, 29 and May 3, 2014 and was met with overwhelming popular and critical acclaim for his portrayal of Roberto Devereux. (more...)

Tenors Edgar Ernesto Ramirez and Jose Bros to Replace Giuseppe Filianoti in ROBERTO DEVEREUX
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company regrets to announce that Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti will not be returning to the company's production of Roberto Devereux, currently in performance at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. As previously announced, Filianoti withdrew from the title role for the first three of seven scheduled performances, and circumstances continue to prevent his return to the stage. American tenor Leonardo Capalbostepped into the role on April 25, 29 and May 3, 2014 and was met with overwhelming popular and critical acclaim for his portrayal of Roberto Devereux. (more...)

TSO to Close 2013-14 Season with Light Classics Program Featuring Ravel, Copland, Gershwin and More
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

In the final month of the 2013/2014 season, TSO musicians will claim the spotlight in an engaging Light Classics programme that includes the electrifying crescendo of Ravel's famous Bolero and Brahms's merry medley of German student songs. Led by RBC Resident Conductor Shalom Bard, Niccolo Paganini's Sonata per la gran viola will provide the dazzling showpiece for Principal Viola Teng Li, while Principal Oboe Sarah Jeffrey will steal the spotlight in Calla Lilies by Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, Now thru 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

World renowned American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring in the ultimate diva role, Queen Elizabeth I, for the COC premiere of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. The tumultuous final days of the reign of the Virgin Queen are depicted in this powerful drama of show-stopping vocal fireworks, directed by Stephen Lawless and conducted by Corrado Rovaris. Roberto Devereux is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts today, April 25, 29, May 3, 10, 15, 18, 21, 2014. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, 4/25-5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

World renowned American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring in the ultimate diva role, Queen Elizabeth I, for the COC premiere of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. The tumultuous final days of the reign of the Virgin Queen are depicted in this powerful drama of show-stopping vocal fireworks, directed by Stephen Lawless and conducted by Corrado Rovaris. Roberto Devereux is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 25, 29, May 3, 10, 15, 18, 21, 2014. (more...)

43rd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Opera Singers Announces Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

The winners of the 43rd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

2014 George London Awards Competition for Singers Hosts Finals Today at The Morgan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Today, February 21, 24 finalists will perform for the judges and audience, hoping to win a George London Award, an honor that has been conferred upon hundreds of the best young singers since 1971. (more...)

THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductors, and theater artists. The three operas that will have their first-ever Met performances, each staged by a director making his Met debut, are John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris, opening October 20; Rossini's La Donna del Lago, conducted by Michele Mariotti and directed by Paul Curran, opening February 16, 2015; and Tchaikovsky's one-act opera Iolanta, conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Mariusz Treli?ski. Iolanta will be presented in a double bill with a new staging of Bartok's one-act Duke Bluebeard's Castle, also conducted by Gergiev and directed by Treli?ski. (more...)

Abdrazakov Releases Debut Solo Album, 'Power Players'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Today brings the U.S. physical release of Ildar Abdrazakov's debut solo recording – Power Players: Russian Arias for Bass (DE 3456) – on the Delos label. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring Lang Lang and Renee Fleming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced its 2014-2015 season today, which is set to include eight operas, a world premiere new opera, a one night only piano concert with internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang, and special family performances. Lyric's 2014-15 subscription season will offer 68 performances of eight different operas Saturday, September 27, 2014 through Sunday, March 15 , 2015. Lyric will also present 17 performances of a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel in April 2015, continuing the company's American Musical Theater Initiative. (more...)

2014 George London Awards Competition for Singers to Host Finals 2/21 at The Morgan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Over three days of preliminary auditions on February 17-19, 2014, 90 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will compete to reach the final round of the 43rd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition. (more...)

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