Stephanie Blythe News


by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Houston Grand Opera expands its commitment to broadening the audience for opera with a 2017-18 season that includes the first presentations of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical West Side Story by a major American opera house and the world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree. HGO will present its first performances in a quarter century of two iconic works: Richard Strauss's revenge-filled Elektra with virtuoso sopranoChristine Goerke in the tempestuous title role and 2016 Richard Tucker Award-winner and HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson in her role debut as Chrysothemis, under the baton of HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers; and Bellini's grand-scale tragedy Norma showcasing the debut of stellar dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska in the notoriously difficult title role, with 2015 Tucker winner and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton as Adalgisa. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera National Council Announces Eastern Region Final AuditionMetropolitan Opera National Council Announces Eastern Region Final Audition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera National Council, Eastern Region host committee will hold its regional finals auditions Wednesday, January 18th at Merkin Concert Hall (129 West 67th Street) beginning at 1 pm. Twelve singers from the New York City area will compete for cash prizes totaling over $15,000 and a chance to perform on the Met stage at the next level of auditions.  Members of the Met's artistic staff and other professionals from the opera world will judge the auditions and give feedback to each participant - a unique and invaluable feature of the National Council program. Each singer will perform two arias. Following the singing, audience members will hear an educational program during the judges' deliberations, after which the winners will be announced. The event concludes with a reception for singers, patrons and special guests. The event is open to the public; tax-deductible donations are solicited to defray administrative expenses and to fund the awards. (more...)

Music for Life International to Present MAHLER FOR VISION at Carnegie HallMusic for Life International to Present MAHLER FOR VISION at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Music For Life International continues its decade-long tradition of global humanitarian concerts at Carnegie Hall by presenting Mahler For Vision, a benefit concert of Gustav Mahler's monumental Second Symphony "Resurrection" on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe To Make Role Debut In TANCREDI, 2/10-2/19Stephanie Blythe To Make Role Debut In TANCREDI, 2/10-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Stephanie Blythe, a renowned mezzo-soprano 'who can do anything' according to The New York Times, will put that theory to the test this February with Opera Philadelphia, as she tries on a Rossini trouser role for the first time and hitches up her pants to appear alongside 'the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen' for an immersive concert event. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe to Appear Opposite Martha Graham Cracker in Special Event DITO & AENEASStephanie Blythe to Appear Opposite Martha Graham Cracker in Special Event DITO & AENEAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Stephanie Blythe, a renowned mezzo-soprano "who can do anything" according to The New York Times, will put that theory to the test this February with Opera Philadelphia, as she tries on a Rossini trouser role for the first time and hitches up her pants to appear alongside "the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen" for an immersive concert event. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017. (more...)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's CAROUSEL, Starring Kelli O'Hara, Now Available for Pre-OrderLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's CAROUSEL, Starring Kelli O'Hara, Now Available for Pre-Order
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

On April 26, 2013, PBS' Live From Lincoln Center presented the New York Philharmonic's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's iconic American musical, CAROUSEL, featuring a star-studded cast including Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, and Jessie Mueller. (more...)

MasterVoices Presents ST. JOHN PASSION At Carnegie Hall, 2/9MasterVoices Presents ST. JOHN PASSION At Carnegie Hall, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

MasterVoices to Present Bach's ST. JOHN PASSION at Carnegie Hall This WinterMasterVoices to Present Bach's ST. JOHN PASSION at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Martina Arroyo Foundation 12th Annual Fundraising Gala to Take Place TonightMartina Arroyo Foundation 12th Annual Fundraising Gala to Take Place Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Fundraising Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House,160 Central Park South, NYC. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Christine Ebersole, Adrienne Landau and Jeanine Tesori Will Be Honored at Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual GalaChristine Ebersole, Adrienne Landau and Jeanine Tesori Will Be Honored at Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Fundraising Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, NYC. (more...)

MasterVoices 2016 Fall Gala Raises More Than $200,000MasterVoices 2016 Fall Gala Raises More Than $200,000
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

MasterVoices raised over $200,000 at its 2016 Fall Galain support of its artistic and outreach programs on October 20. The event featured the New York premiere performance of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's opera 27 starring Metropolitan Opera mezzo Stephanie Blythe as Stein, Heidi Stober, Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik directed by James Robinson and conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling with 150 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. The evening featured Scenic Design by Allen Moyer, Costumes by James Schuette and Lighting by James. F. Ingalls. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFEHouston Grand Opera Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

On Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at The Guggenheim presents a discussion with the creators and excerpts of Houston Grand Opera's upcoming world premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer. (more...)

BWW Review: '27' is a Diverting Evening on the Left Bank with Gertrude and Alice B.BWW Review: '27' is a Diverting Evening on the Left Bank with Gertrude and Alice B.
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 24, 2016

In many ways, '27'--the 90-minute the chamber opera about Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas and their circle, composed by Ricky Ian Gordon to a Royce Vavrek libretto--is an old-fashioned love story. It just happens to be about two women who entertained and collected (in all senses) some of the most important visual artists and writers of the first half of the century at a time when Paris was still the hub of the artistic world and 27 rue de Fleurus, the women's home, was its epicenter. (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 SeasonTHE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City CenterMasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Stephanie Blythe in 27, Making New York Debut with MasterVoicesPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Stephanie Blythe in 27, Making New York Debut with MasterVoices
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. Get a sneak peek at the production in St. Louis below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Stephanie Blythe in 27, Making New York Debut with MasterVoicesPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Stephanie Blythe in 27, Making New York Debut with MasterVoices
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. Get a sneak peek at the production in St. Louis below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Gordon plus Vavrek (plus Stein and Toklas) Equal '27'BWW Interview: Gordon plus Vavrek (plus Stein and Toklas) Equal '27'
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 18, 2016

Although '27'--the opera by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek about the lives of Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and their circle of friends--had its world premiere at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) in 2014, its upcoming performances at City Center in New York, on October 20-21, are a debut of a different color. As part of the 75th anniversary season of MasterVoices, formerly The Collegiate Chorale, 27 has had some interesting changes since the performances seen in St. Louis. (more...)

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