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Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Winners AnnouncedDallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

After two days of intense competition by some of the most talented young singers in the country, the winners of the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition were announced late this evening from the stage of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Amy Engelhardt Returns to Don't Tell Mama on 5/11Amy Engelhardt Returns to Don't Tell Mama on 5/11
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, arranger and composer/lyricist Amy Engelhardt returns to Don't Tell Mama for her first completely solo show in New York City on May 11 at 7PM. My Own Devices is a collection of songs by turns poignant, pithy and... downright goofy, from her upcoming CD of the same name, plus choice eclectic covers and selections from her award-winning debut CD, Not Gonna Be Pretty ('A rare and intelligent edge in wordsmithery...' - Metroland Magazine). (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Appear on JAMES COREN; Tour Dates Set!Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Appear on JAMES COREN; Tour Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats made their fifth late night television appearance last night performing “I Need Never Get Old” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Watch them perform here! (more...)

Dolly Parton Announces Dates for First Leg of 2016 'Pure & Simple' TourDolly Parton Announces Dates for First Leg of 2016 'Pure & Simple' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Coming off the heels of a headline-making performance at the ACM Awards in early April, Dolly Parton is heading out on her largest North American tour in over two decades. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces Children's Theatre-In-The-Woods 2016 SeasonWolf Trap Announces Children's Theatre-In-The-Woods 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its 2016 season lineup for Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. (more...)

Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the MetMozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which has not been seen on the Met stage in almost a decade, opens April 22 led by James Levine, who recently announced that he would assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met's current season. (more...)

Tommy Tune to Present Karen Akers with Urban Stages 2016 Musical Artist AwardTommy Tune to Present Karen Akers with Urban Stages 2016 Musical Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Urban Stages celebrates its critically-acclaimed 32nd season at the Central Park Boathouse on Monday, May 23rd at 6:30pm. This year's annual gala will honor the renowned Karen Akers with Urban Stages Musical Artist Award presented by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next WeekMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper Heads to North Carolina for LGBT Community BenefitCyndi Lauper Heads to North Carolina for LGBT Community Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

'Sadly, once again, the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have been trampled on with the recent passage of HB2 in North Carolina. (more...)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announce National Tour + Dates with Edward SharpePreservation Hall Jazz Band Announce National Tour + Dates with Edward Sharpe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The band, based out of the venerable French Quarter venue Preservation Hall, continues to spread their mission to protect, preserve, and perpetuate New Orleans Jazz across America this summer with dates spanning from April to August. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Extends ETHEL Through May 1Alliance Theatre Extends ETHEL Through May 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Alliance Theatre has announced its a final extension of the smash hit, ETHEL, written by and starring accomplished Atlanta performer Terry Burrell. ETHEL is a glimpse into the magnificent and very complicated life of the legendary stage and film star ETHEL Waters. ETHEL will close the Alliance's Hertz Stage season at the Alliance Theatre. The show was scheduled to close on April 17, and had already extended once to April 24. This is a final extension and the show MUST CLOSE on May 1, 2016. (more...)

Mark Erelli's FOR A SONG Streams at Folk Alley Ahead of April 8 ReleaseMark Erelli's FOR A SONG Streams at Folk Alley Ahead of April 8 Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Boston songwriter Mark Erelli is at the pinnacle of his career. Following nine albums, years as a top sideman, multiple collaborations and a recent tribute album, he's ready to impart his masterful work. Today, Folk Alley reviewed For A Song and welcomes you to HEAR IT FIRST ahead of its April 8 release. (more...)

Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker AwardSoprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce that soprano Tamara Wilson – whose “voice of steely beauty and great power” (Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades – has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the Tucker Award carries the foundation's most substantial cash prize of $50,000, and is conferred each year by a panel of opera industry professionals on an American singer at the threshold of a major international career. Featuring such luminaries as Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe,Lawrence Brownlee, David Daniels, Christine Goerke and Joyce DiDonato, the list of past winners reads like a who's who of American opera. (more...)

Jeff Beck to Release New Studio Album This JulyJeff Beck to Release New Studio Album This July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Announced today, in conjunction with this summer's U.S. tour, JEFF BECK will release a new studio album on July 15. (more...)

Aoife O'Donovan Announces Dates for North American TourAoife O'Donovan Announces Dates for North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Showcasing songs from her highly praised second solo album, In The Magic Hour, Aoife O'Donovan continues her North American headlining tour which now includes a series of performances with A Prairie Home Companion (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Summer 2016 Season Creative TeamsPittsburgh CLO Summer 2016 Season Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the creative team for the 2016 Summer Season at the Benedum Center.  This talented and highly sought-after group of creative specialists will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long! Season tickets are on sale now. Further information is available below as well as at pittsburghCLO.org. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project to Present Salieri & Mozart Double BillPacific Opera Project to Present Salieri & Mozart Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Fresh off their sold out run of The Merry 'Widder', POP looks to shake things up again by recreating a competition that took place between the now infamous rivals W.A. Mozart and Antonio Salieri when they present a double bill of The Impresario and Prima la musica, e poi le parole. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas to Conduct San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall, 4/13-14Michael Tilson Thomas to Conduct San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall, 4/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony returns to Carnegie Hall with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas for two concerts on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. For the first performance, Mr. Tilson Thomas - widely considered the world's premier interpreter of the works of Aaron Copland - conducts music by the American master, including his Orchestral Variations and Inscape. The dynamic pianist Inon Barnatan joins the orchestra for a performance of Copland's Piano Concerto. The program concludes with Schumann's Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61. This season, Mr. Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are performing and recording the complete Schumann symphonies for future release on SFS Media. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016-17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana Maria Martinez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016;  Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016;  Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4. (more...)

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