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Andriana Chuchman Sings Role of 'Adina' in Met Opera's L'ELISIR D'AMORE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Andriana Chuchman will sing the role of Adina in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore tonight, January 9 and Monday, January 13, replacing Anna Netrebko, who has withdrawn from the first two performances of the run because she is suffering from the flu. The January 9 performance will be Chuchman's Met debut. (more...)

Andriana Chuchman to Sing Role of 'Adina' in Met Opera's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, 1/9 & 13; Anna Netrebko Out with Flu
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Andriana Chuchman will sing the role of Adina in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore on Thursday, January 9 and Monday, January 13, replacing Anna Netrebko, who has withdrawn from the first two performances of the run because she is suffering from the flu. The January 9 performance will be Chuchman's Met debut. (more...)

Emma Hunton, Griffin Matthews & More to Star in World Premiere of Diane Paulus-Helmed WITNESS UGANDA at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Witness Uganda, created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie. The production begins performances at the Loeb Drama Center at 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge on February 4, and will run through March 16. It is available for press viewing from Wednesday, February 12, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Vancouver Opera Unveils Bold, New Look and Feel
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 31, 2014

Vancouver Opera unveils its bold, new look and feel - the first major rebranding of the company since 1985. The fresh contemporary look is part of the company's new long-term strategy aimed at broadening and deepening its connection with the communities it serves, while building a new generation of operagoers. (more...)

HGO Awards 1st Place to D'Ana Lombard in the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has announced the winners for the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers that took place the evening of January 30 at the Wortham Theater Center's Cullen Theater in front of a capacity crowd. (more...)

NYFOS Next Series Presents THE MUSIC OF JOHN MUSTO, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

New York Festival of Song celebrates one of its oldest and closest friends with a special evening on its forward-looking NYFOS Next series: The Music of John Musto on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera to Present NO EXIT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Florida Grand Opera's next installment of 'Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places' is No Exit, a contemporary and edgy one act opera by Andy Vores. 'No Exit is both rich and empty at the same time - and that gave me the chance to make some tight and grizzly musical statements along with sections of dark, acid humor, and others of loss and sadness; a very varied journey in a short span of time,' remarked Vores about his adaptation of Existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre's celebrated play of the same name. No Exit is about three damned souls that are condemned to spend all of eternity together in a room with no exits, which they eventually discover is hell. 'It will be very exciting to bring this opera to a lounge setting on Miami Beach' remarked Susan T. Danis, FGO general director and CEO, 'I can't wait!' (more...)

OPERA America Reveals 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. In its seventh year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building efforts on behalf of their respective opera companies. (more...)

NYFOS NEXT Series Opens With MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Tonight, January 28, 2014 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song opens the 2013-14 edition of its forward-looking NYFOS Next series with MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS. (more...)

VOCE AT PACE to Present Nadine Sierra at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Rising young soprano Nadine Sierra, will take the stage at the Michael Schimmel Center For the Arts on Sunday, February 9 at 3pm as part of Pace's concert series VOCE AT PACE: RISING OPERA STARS. Rising Opera Stars in Recital is supported by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation in honor of Dr. Agnes Varis. It is curated by Matthew Epstein. (more...)

North Carolina Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents Puccini's La bohème in Memorial Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh tonight, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.and Sun., Jan. 26, 2014 at 3 p.m. (more...)

David Pittsinger to Star in Riverside Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC, 2/18-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Riverside Theatre is proud to announce the casting of Opera star David Pittsinger as Emile de Becque in Riverside production of South Pacific. South Pacific performs on the Stark Stage from February 18 - March 9, 2014 and is sponsored by our Patron Producers. (more...)

NYFOS NEXT Series Opens With MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS, 1/28
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 2, 2014

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song opens the 2013-14 edition of its forward-looking NYFOS Next series with MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS. (more...)

Eric Owens, Christine Goerke to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's RING Cycle in 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced today that the company will present a new production of Richard Wagner's monumental four-opera masterpiece, Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) starting in 2016-17. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops to Present VALENTINE ROMANCE, 2/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Valentine Romance on February 14-16, 2014, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with guest conductor John Morris Russell, vocalist Lisa Vroman, and members of Danceworks Performance Company (more...)

NYFOS to Present WARSAW SERENADE, 2/18 in NYC; 2/16 in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG (Steven Blier, Artistic Director • Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director) concludes its 2013-14 Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center with WARSAW SERENADE. (more...)

NYFOS and Juilliard Present THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

The New York Festival of Song marks its ninth annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a program celebrating the longtime partnership between P.G. Wodehouse and composer Jerome Kern: THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, to be performed tonight, January 15, 2014 at 8:00PM in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School. (more...)

Glimmerglass annonce CyberSweep Sapience pour les analyses d'éclairages des flux Big Data
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

CyberSweep Sapience complète la suite complète de composants de CyberSweep, la seule cybersolution de bout en bout pleinement intégrée pour la capture d'informations directe depuis les signaux haut débit optiques ou électroniques. Optimisée pour contrer le cyberterrorisme et le cybercrime, la solution CyberSweep avec Sapience fournit un accès hors pair à des actions utilisables, y compris des éclairages sur les personnes et les applications. (more...)

Glimmerglass Announces CyberSweep Sapience for Insight Analytics for Big Data Flows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

CyberSweep Sapience completes the full suite of components of the CyberSweep, the world's only fully integrated, end-to-end cyber solution for capturing information directly from optical or electronic high bandwidth signals. Optimized for countering cyber terrorism and cyber crime, the CyberSweep with Sapience provides unparalleled access to actionable information including insights into personas and applications. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Opens 55th Consecutive Season February 8, 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Following the critical success of last fall's production of Die Fledermaus, Sarasota Opera will open it's 2014 Winter Festival Season on Saturday, February 8, 2014 marking the company's 55th consecutive season of bringing grand opera to the Florida gulf coast. Season highlights include the return of some of Sarasota Opera's most acclaimed productions, the Sarasota Opera premiere of Verdi's Jérusalem as part of the ongoing Verdi Cycle, and the debut of new concerts as part of the Sarasota Opera Concert Series. (more...)

Glimmerglass Announces CyberSweep Sapience for Insight Analytics for Big Data Flows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

CyberSweep Sapience completes the full suite of components of the CyberSweep, the world's only fully integrated, end-to-end cyber solution for capturing information directly from optical or electronic high bandwidth signals. Optimized for countering cyber terrorism and cyber crime, the CyberSweep with Sapience provides unparalleled access to actionable information including insights into personas and applications. (more...)

Sarasota Opera to Open 2014 Winter Festival, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Following the critical success of last fall's production of Die Fledermaus, Sarasota Opera will open its 2014 Winter Festival Season on Saturday, February 8, 2014 marking the company's 55th consecutive season of bringing grand opera to the Florida gulf coast. (more...)

Operatic and Broadway favorites Offered During Seagle Music Colony's 99th season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Now entering its 99th season, the Seagle Music Colony, the country's oldest and one of its most respected summer vocal training programs, continues its longstanding tradition of presenting both operatic and Broadway fare to audiences both young and old. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents DON QUIXOTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Richmond, Virginia -- Take a virtual journey of sound with Maestro Steven Smith and the Richmond Symphony tonight, January 11th 2014 at 8:00pm during Don Quixote at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage! (more...)

A FEW GOOD MEN Set for Pioneer Theatre Company January 24 - February 8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the military drama A Few Good Men January 24 through February 8, 2014. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2014 Season, which opens on June 16 with Billy Elliot The Musical. "We're so happy these exciting artists are creating our 2014 season," said Isaacson. "This is a challenging season, one with incredible variety and power. We're fortunate that such extraordinary talents will be creating our 'Muny Magic.'" (more...)

Sarasota Opera Opens 2014 Winter Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2014

Following the critical success of last fall's production of Die Fledermaus, Sarasota Opera will open its 2014 Winter Festival Season today, February 8, 2014 marking the company's 55th consecutive season of bringing grand opera to the Florida gulf coast. (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

ACO's BEHIND THE BATON Lecture Series Continues 2/17 & 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Atlantic Classical Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor Stewart Robertson presents the second lecture in the 2014 'Behind the Baton' series held at the Indian River State College campuses in Stuart and Vero Beach this February 17 (Stuart) and February 19 (Vero Beach) from 9:30 - 11:30 am. The popular program offers a greater understanding and appreciation of classical music, complete with interesting pieces of music history, selected recordings, insight into highlighted composers, and lively discussion on musicians, instruments and orchestrating a performance. (more...)

World Premiere of Diane Paulus-Helmed WITNESS UGANDA Begins at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University presents the world premiere production of Witness Uganda, created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie and Music Director, Remy Kurs. The production begins performances at the Loeb Drama Center at 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge tonight, February 4, and will run through March 16. (more...)

THE ENCHANTED ISLAND to Return to the Met, Feb 26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

The Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, a hit when it premiered at the Met in 2011, returns for its first revival on February 26. New cast members Susan Graham (Sycorax) and Andriana Chuchman (Miranda) join many of the principal singers who appeared in the work's world premiere: David Daniels as Prospero, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, Anthony Roth Costanzo as Ferdinand, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. The four mismatched Athenian lovers will be sung by Elizabeth DeShong, who sang Hermia in the world premiere, joined by new cast members Janai Brugger (Helena), Andrew Stenson (Demetrius), and Nicholas Pallesen (Lysander) completing the quartet of Athenian lovers. (more...)

OPERA America Announces the Recipients of the 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. In its seventh year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building efforts on behalf of their respective opera companies. (more...)

NYFOS Presents PORT OF CALL: AN ITINERARY OF SONG, 3/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

New York Festival of Song marks its sixth annual residency at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with PORTS OF CALL: AN ITINERARY OF SONG, to be performed on Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday March 19, 2014 at 7:00PM at Opera America's National Opera Center in New York, NY. (more...)

Boston's Kai Ravelson Wins 2014 USITT Makeup Design Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Wig and makeup designer Kai Ravelson, a Boston area native, is the winner of the USITT Makeup Design Award, sponsored by Kryolan Professional Makeup of Germany. (more...)

University of Cincinnati - CCM American Voices Concert Series to Present John Adams' EL NINO, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's (CCM) Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children's Choir proudly present a stirring rendition of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams' El Ni'o at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, in UC's Corbett Auditorium. CCM welcomes guest artists Michael Maniaci, Eric Jurenas and Steven Rickards for this performance. Director of Choral Studies Earl Rivers conducts. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Ana María Martínez and Eric Owens as Ambassadors for the Lyric Unlimited Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce that soprano Ana María Martínezand bass-baritone Eric Owens will serve as the inaugural Community Ambassadors as part of the Lyric Unlimited initiative. These two artists will strengthen and actively participate in new, ongoing, and future Lyric Unlimited programs that serve and engage schools and the larger community, including the Vocal Partnership Program, Youth Opera Council, Teen Opera Circle, Lyric's ongoing relationship with Latino communities, and other collaborative community events. Martínez and Owens are starring in Lyric's new production of Rusalka, which opens on Saturday, February 22 and runs through March 16. (more...)

NYFOS to Present WARSAW SERENADE Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG (Steven Blier, Artistic Director • Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director) concludes its 2013-14 Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center with WARSAW SERENADE. (more...)

Ginger Thatcher and Phillip Broomhead Set for Faculty at Goh Ballet Academy's Summer Program in Vancouver, 7/7-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

GINGER THATCHER, former principal dancer of the Cleveland Ballet and former soloist of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and PHILLIP BROOMHEAD, former principal dancer of the Royal Ballet and the Houston Ballet, will members of the faculty for the Goh Ballet Academy's Summer Program in Vancouver, Canada from July 7-August 9, 2014. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops Presents VALENTINE ROMANCE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Valentine Romance this weekend, February 14-16, 2014, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with guest conductor John Morris Russell, vocalist Lisa Vroman, and members of Danceworks Performance Company (more...)

The Utah Symphony Presents Fiddler Natalie MacMaster at Abravanel Hall, 2/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Canadian fiddling sensation Natalie MacMaster returns to Abravanel Hall on February 21 and 22 for a night of rollicking Celtic, French and Cajun blended tunes inspired by her native Cape Breton heritage. (more...)

The Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series Presents UNSUK CHIN Featuring Ensemble Signal, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2013-14 Composer Portraits series with Unsuk Chin featuring Ensemble Signal: Brad Lubman, conductor, Rachel Calloway,mezzo-soprano, Oliver Hagen, piano, Bill Solomon, percussion, and Ning Yu, piano. The show is Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street) and Tickets are $20-$30 and for Students with valid ID they are $12-$18. (more...)

Lyric Opera of KC to Present LA BOHEME at Kauffman Center, 3/15-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 56th season with Giacomo Puccini's La bohème March 15 , 17, 19, 21 and 23, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Diane Paulus, Lea Delaria, Robert Lopez and More Set for TEDxBroadway Event at New World Stages, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The next TEDxBroadway event will be held Monday, February 24th, 2014 at New World Stages. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Seeks 2014 Summer Interns; Application Deadline 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Jacob's Pillow Dance, home to the longest-running international dance festival in the U.S., is accepting applications for its 2014 Summer Intern Program. 33 interns from around the world are selected, following a competitive application review and interview process, to help produce the field's most comprehensive and engaging festival of dance. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato and David Hyde Pierce to Host Ninth Annual Opera News Awards, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will take a star turn together when they co-host the Ninth Annual Opera News Awards, set to take place on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City. They will be joined by a distinguished line-up of presenters – Luca Pisaroni, Susan Graham, Renata Scotto, Eva Wagner-Pasquier and Francesca Zambello – who will pay tribute to five superb artists who have made an invaluable contribution to the art form: the late director Patrice Chéreau, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig,bass-baritone James Morris, and soprano Nina Stemme. First introduced in 2005, the Opera News Awards gala dinner, which features the hosts and presenters speaking about the awardees and introducing video performance clips, has become one of the most anticipated opera events of the season: an evening of celebration, appreciation, reuniting and celebrity-spotting that is without parallel in the industry. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents DON QUIXOTE, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

December 2, 2013 – Richmond, Virginia Take a virtual journey of sound with Maestro Steven Smith and the Richmond Symphony on Saturday, January 11th 2014 at 8:00pm during Don Quixote at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage! (more...)

Harry Bicket and The English Concert to Perform Handel's THEODORA at Carnegie Hall, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

On Sunday, February 2, at 2:00 p.m., Harry Bicket conducts Handel's oratorio, Theodora, in concert at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed baroque orchestra The English Concert. In this concert production of Handel's second-to-last oratorio, celebrated countertenor David Daniels performs the role of Didymus opposite soprano Dorothea Roschmann (Theodora), leading a renowned cast including mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly (Irene), tenor Andrew Kennedy (Septimus), and bass-baritone Neal Davies (Valens), and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street led by Music Director Julian Wachner. Benjamin Sosland of The Juilliard School leads a pre-concert talk at 1:00 p.m. This concert marks the second year of multi-year Handel project by Harry Bicket, The English Concert and Carnegie Hall, following last February's Radimisto in which David Daniels sang the title role. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents HOLIDAY ORGAN SPECTACULAR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Cascading notes swirl in a reverberating mural of majestic sounds as the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ fills the concert hall with the nostalgia of holiday classics during Pacific Symphony's annual 'Holiday Organ Spectacular,' part of the Pedals and Pipes series. (more...)

WNO's THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME Runs Now thru 12/22 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of a new holiday family opera: The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me, today, December 14-22 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

NYFOS and Juilliard to Present THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

The New York Festival of Song marks its ninth annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a program celebrating the longtime partnership between P.G. Wodehouse and composer Jerome Kern: THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, to be performed on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 8:00PM in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School. (more...)

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