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Ailyn Perez Boards Metropolitan Opera Guild's Artists' CouncilAilyn Perez Boards Metropolitan Opera Guild's Artists' Council
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera Guild has announced that soprano Ailyn Pérez has joined the organization's Artists' Council. Comprised of a distinguished group of Met artists from both past and present, all of whom share the Guild's mission to support the Metropolitan Opera and enhance the public's appreciation of the art form, the Artists' Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Guild board and staff, and, when possible, works actively on its programs. (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers to Close Season with POEMS, LETTERS, AND PREMIERES, 5/28New Amsterdam Singers to Close Season with POEMS, LETTERS, AND PREMIERES, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final concert of the season, titled Poems, Letters, and Premieres,Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street). (more...)

Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera on April 24, to make his house role debut in the first of four performances as Camille in The Merry Widow. In a new production from five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman, also making her company debut, Lehár's beloved operetta stars Susan Graham in the title role, with Rod Gilfry as Danilo, Alan Opie as Baron Zeta, Andriana Chuchman as Valencienne, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading from the pit (April 24-May 7). (more...)

Weill Hall and the Green Music Center Announce 2015-16 Season - Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Kristin Chenoweth and More!Weill Hall and the Green Music Center Announce 2015-16 Season - Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Kristin Chenoweth and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Weill Hall and the Green Music Center (GMC) at Sonoma State University (SSU) announced its 2015–16 season today, with concerts in Weill Hall, Schroeder Hall, and through the summer at Weill Hall + Lawn. The season comprises the MasterCard Performance Series — 39 concerts on the stage of the 1,400-seat Weill Hall, featuring a roster of internationally renowned stars from the genres of classical music, 2 world music, jazz and pop — leading off with a Gala Opening Night performance by piano superstar Lang Lang; the Summer 2015 MasterCard Performance Series, which takes place with seating both indoors in Weill Hall and on the spacious Weill Lawn featuring an array of contemporary music; and 24 concerts in 240- seat Schroeder Hall, including the popular Sundays At Schroeder series plus three new offerings — a fiveday, nine-concert GMC ChamberFest 2015, led by Jeffrey Kahane, a new Saturday Cabaret four-concert series, and four performances with Musicians from Valley of the Moon Music Festival, featuring early music performed on period instruments by leading Bay Area musicians. (more...)

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Met's first new production in 45 years of the enduringly popular verismo double bill, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, will open April 14. (more...)

Casting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane PaulusCasting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane Paulus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, announces the casting of the world premiere of Crossing, an opera by Matthew Aucoin, directed by Diane Paulus, featuring the chamber orchestra A Far Cry, produced in association with Music-Theatre Group. (more...)

Ron Rifkin Joins The Collegiate Chorale's THE ROAD OF PROMISE This MayRon Rifkin Joins The Collegiate Chorale's THE ROAD OF PROMISE This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale announces that Ron Rifkin will join the cast of the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise on May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council WinnersThe Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. (more...)

Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

?The 32nd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 29 at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary with soprano Julie Adams and pianist John Churchwell. Adams and Churchwell will present a program of works by Alfred Bachelet, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Edvard Grieg, Sergei Rachmaninov and Lee Hoiby. (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...)

Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continues With Martin Katz and San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, 3/15Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continues With Martin Katz and San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 15 at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary with celebrated pianist Martin Katz and San Francisco Opera Center Adler Fellows Jacqueline Piccolino, Zanda Švde, Chong Wang and Matthew Stump. (more...)

BWW Reviews: That Voice, Voluminous and Voluptuous, Marks Mezzo Jamie Barton Debut at Zankel HallBWW Reviews: That Voice, Voluminous and Voluptuous, Marks Mezzo Jamie Barton Debut at Zankel Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 23, 2015

It's the wrong time of year to expect a hurricane in New York, but that didn't stop mezzo Jamie Barton from taking Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall by storm this week. With her warmth, sly sense of playfulness and a voice that just won't quit, Barton held the audience captive. (more...)

Handel, Beethoven, Bach and More Set for Mercury's 15th Anniversary SeasonHandel, Beethoven, Bach and More Set for Mercury's 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Mercury is pleased to announce details of the 2015-2016 Concert Season, featuring Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Bach's Complete Orchestra Suites with guest conductor Harry Bicket, and a special 15th Anniversary Concert with vocal superstar Susan Graham. (more...)

Merola Opera Program Releases Schedule of Summer 2015 Performances & ArtistsMerola Opera Program Releases Schedule of Summer 2015 Performances & Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, February 4, 2015 – Twenty-three singers, five apprentice coaches, and one apprentice stage director, representing seven countries, will participate in the 58th season of the Merola Opera Program from June 8 to August 22, San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today. More than 800 artists vied this year for the 29 coveted spots in the highly selective summer opera training program. Nearly one third of this season's artists come from countries outside the United States, including artists from Australia, China, Italy, New Zealand, Russia and South Korea, and the US artists hail from 15 states, including California, New York, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Idaho. (more...)

Andriana Chuchman to Replace Danielle de Niese in Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOWAndriana Chuchman to Replace Danielle de Niese in Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Andriana Chuchman will sing the role of Valencienne in this season's April and May performances of Lehár's The Merry Widow, replacing Danielle de Niese, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy. (more...)

San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Welcome Alan Gilbert, Marin Alsop & More During 2015-16 SeasonCarnegie Hall to Welcome Alan Gilbert, Marin Alsop & More During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2015-2016 season consisting of more than 170 concerts as well as wide-ranging education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. The upcoming season includes performances by many of the world's greatest artists and ensembles representing classical, pop, jazz, and world music, with events presented on Carnegie Hall's three stages, in the Hall's new Resnick Education Wing, and throughout New York City. (more...)

International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

On Wednesday 14 January 2015, at HUSH in Mayfair, the finalists of the International Opera Awards 2015 were announced. These were selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

Merola Opera Program to Screen DON GIOVANNI, 1/25Merola Opera Program to Screen DON GIOVANNI, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch present Merola Goes to the Movies, the free, opera-on-film series. (more...)

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