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San Francisco Opera Presents Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, Now thru 9/21San Francisco Opera Presents Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah today, September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage, Begin. TonightChristopher Chew and Amelia Broome Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs tonight, September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Opens 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA TonightSan Francisco Opera Opens 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens tonight, September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young priestess Adalgisa; Italian tenor Marco Berti is Pollione; and American bass-baritone Christian Van Horn is Oroveso. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Director Kevin Newbury and set designer David Korins return to San Francisco Opera to premiere this vivid, large-scale new co-production with Toronto's Canadian Opera Company, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Norma runs for seven performances through September 30. (more...)

PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, September 12 through 27, 2014. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents CARMEN, Now thru 10/5The Vancouver Opera Presents CARMEN, Now thru 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Five years ago, box office records were shattered when Carmen became the fastest-selling production in Vancouver Opera history. Vancouverites will be seduced again when the fiery gypsy returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage this September/October. The passion, the colour, the sensuality and, of course, the unforgettable music of the world's sexiest opera will come alive for 6 performances only. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Handel's PARTENOPE, 10/16-11/2San Francisco Opera to Present Handel's PARTENOPE, 10/16-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of George Frideric Handel's comedy Partenope in six performances October 15-November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori Next MonthEncompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th star-studded musical salute honoring two luminaries of the American musical theater -- Tony and Academy Award-winning legend Joel Grey and celebrated, award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

The New York Festival of Song Launches Its Second Season of NYFOS AFTER HOURS, 10/20The New York Festival of Song Launches Its Second Season of NYFOS AFTER HOURS, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Monday, October 20 at 10:00 p.m., New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) launches its second season of the NYFOS After Hours cabaret series at HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street. These evenings are an uncanny mixture of intimacy and dynamite, the cozy and the colossal, with singers that one would ordinarily see on a much larger stage. (more...)

Opera Star, Deborah Voigt Launches New Memoir, CALL ME DEBBIE - and More!Opera Star, Deborah Voigt Launches New Memoir, CALL ME DEBBIE - and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The 2014-15 season sees one of Deborah Voigt's most personal projects come to fruition, with the HarperCollins publication of her candid, funny, and soul-baring memoir Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva. She also returns to the opera house, reprising her star turn in Francesca Zambello's Salome for her Dallas Opera debut; making her title role debut in a new staging of The Merry Widow at Michigan Opera Theater; and undertaking the roles of Elisabeth and Venus in Tannhäuser at the Hamburg State Opera – her first time singing both roles in the same production. To launch her new appointment as WQXR's inaugural Susan W. Rose Artist-in-Residence, Voigt co-hosts the opening-night broadcast of Carnegie Hall Live, joining WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon to present the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle and Anne-Sophie Mutter live in concert from the New York venue. She herself headlines the season-opening concert of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and season-closing events at both the Pacific Symphony and the USM Symphony, which she joins for “An Evening with Deborah Voigt.” Meanwhile, as returning Artist-in-Residence at the Washington National Opera, the beloved soprano continues mentoring young singers in the company's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program throughout the season. (more...)

PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, September 12 through 27, 2014. (more...)

NYFOS to Welcome Return of 'After Hours' Cabaret With CRYSTAL ANNIVERSARY Celebration at HENRY's, 10/20NYFOS to Welcome Return of 'After Hours' Cabaret With CRYSTAL ANNIVERSARY Celebration at HENRY's, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) launches its second season of the NYFOS After Hours cabaret series at HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street. These evenings are an uncanny mixture of intimacy and dynamite, the cozy and the colossal, with singers that one would ordinarily see on a much larger stage. (more...)

OPERA America to Present Music and Words with Tobias Picker, 10/8OPERA America to Present Music and Words with Tobias Picker, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

American composer Tobias Picker is presented in OPERA America's Creators in Concert series this season on Wednesday, October 8 at 7 p.m. at the National Opera Center. The hour-long presentation includes a discussion with the composer, moderated by OPERA America President and CEO Marc Scorca, and performances of select arias from each of the composer's five operas by sopranos Kristin Sampson and Ashley Emerson, mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel, tenor Daniel Durran, and baritones John Brancy and Christian Bowers. For tickets, priced at $25, or access to a livestream of the event, visit operaamerica.org/CreatorsInConcert. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, Now thru 9/28The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, Now thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2014-2015 season with the company premiere of Daniel Cata?n and Marcela Fuentes-Berain's Florencia in the Amazon, today, September 20-28 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City's LA TRAVIATA Opens 9/27Lyric Opera of Kansas City's LA TRAVIATA Opens 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 57th season with Giuseppe Verdi's lush and grand opera, La Traviata, September 27, October 1, 3 and 5, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English and Italian titles. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project Stages TOSCA, Beginning TonightPacific Opera Project Stages TOSCA, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

To kick off their Fall 2014 Season, Pacific Opera Project will present 6 performances of a daring new production of Puccini's Tosca in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through a successful Kickstarter campaign, this will be POP's most ambitious production to date with a stellar cast and a twenty-two piece orchestra. (more...)

FLORENCIA Held at AMA TonightFLORENCIA Held at AMA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Florencia at AMA | Art Museum of the Americas will be an intimate operatic social outing by the Washington National Opera's Bravo! Club. The event is a prelude to the Kennedy Center performance of Mexican Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas, and features vocalists Patrick O'Halloran and Kerriann Otano. The operacontains elements of magical realism in the style of Gabriel García Márquez as well as characters inspired by him and uses a libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain, one of García Márquez's pupils. (more...)

Wyatt True Ash-Milby, Dylan Carusona & More to Lead POWWOW HIGHWAY at HERE, Begin. 10/10Wyatt True Ash-Milby, Dylan Carusona & More to Lead POWWOW HIGHWAY at HERE, Begin. 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA) will present the World Premiere of POWWOW HIGHWAY, a stage adaptation of David Seals novel turned cult classic film by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. Directed by Madeline Sayet, previews begin October 10 at HERE. Opening night is slated for Thursday, October 16. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead Stars in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Beginning Tonight at the GuthrieSUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead Stars in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Beginning Tonight at the Guthrie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents the first production on the Wurtele Thrust Stage in the 2014-2015 season, Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles. Under the direction of 2014 Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Broadway's Violet, Chinglish, Well), The Heidi Chronicles will feature the talents of Kate Wetherhead, Ben Graney, Tracey Maloney and Zach Shaffer, as well as Sam Bardwell, Eleonore Dendy, Mo Perry and Stacia Rice. (more...)

FLORENCIA to be Held at AMA, 9/18FLORENCIA to be Held at AMA, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Florencia at AMA | Art Museum of the Americas will be an intimate operatic social outing by the Washington National Opera's Bravo! Club. The event is a prelude to the Kennedy Center performance of Mexican Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas, and features vocalists Patrick O'Halloran and Kerriann Otano. The operacontains elements of magical realism in the style of Gabriel García Márquez as well as characters inspired by him and uses a libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain, one of García Márquez's pupils. (more...)

PTC Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now thru 9/27PTC Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, tonight, September 12 through 27, 2014. (more...)

Susan Egan and More Set for BROADWAY'S LEADING LADIES with the Pasadena POPS, TodaySusan Egan and More Set for BROADWAY'S LEADING LADIES with the Pasadena POPS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

The Stars of Broadway are coming out to play with the Pasadena POPS in their one of a kind, simply cannot miss popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum today, June 28th with 'Broadway's Leading Ladies.' (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This MonthDeborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Deborah Voigt showcases her enviable range in a trio of major summer festival engagements this month. (more...)

THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH, CATO IN UTICA and CANDIDE Set for the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival in CooperstownTHE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH, CATO IN UTICA and CANDIDE Set for the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival has announced its 2015 Festival, which will celebrate the company's 40th anniversary. The 2015 Festival will feature Mozart's The Magic Flute, Verdi's Macbeth, Vivaldi's Cato in Utica and Bernstein's Candide. The productions will run in repertory in the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown July 10 through August 23. These mainstage offerings will be complemented by lectures, concerts and other special events. (more...)

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Presents Flutes in the Drawing Room at Hyde Hall TonightCooperstown Summer Music Festival Presents Flutes in the Drawing Room at Hyde Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents Flutes in the Drawing Room at Hyde Hall tonight, July 31 at 7:30 pm. The Festival continues its tradition of featuring young flutist from the NY Summer Music Festival International Flute Institute, but in a new location: Hyde Hall, a neoclassical country mansion at the north end of Otsego Lake. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera to Stage First World Premiere in 2015Palm Beach Opera to Stage First World Premiere in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

At a time when so many opera companies find themselves forced to cut back, Palm Beach Opera has succeeded instead in breaking new ground, presenting the first world premiere in its 53-year history. Set to a libretto by Nahma Sandrow, Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story - a dark comedy based on Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer's eponymous novel and the subsequent Academy Award-nominated film adaptation - marks a major new addition to the repertoire. Starring bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, now creating his fourth leading role in a Hollywood-inspired opera, Enemies, A Love Story will debut on February 20, with conductor David Stern leading Sam Helfrich's new production. (more...)

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music to Expand Grant and Sponsorship ProgramsKurt Weill Foundation for Music to Expand Grant and Sponsorship Programs
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 30, 2014

President and CEO Kim H. Kowalke today announced expanded programmatic initiatives for the The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. Dr. Kowalke, who was invited to lead the Foundation by Lotte Lenya in 1981, described the present moment as 'the beginning of a new phase in the Foundation's history. The twelve-member Board of Trustees of the Foundation has made available the financial resources necessary to increase funding for grants and sponsorships substantially, expand existing programs, and embark upon new initiatives that will significantly advance the organization's mission. Staff appointments will enhance the Foundation's ability to respond to these new opportunities.' (more...)

Central City Opera to Present THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 8/2-10Central City Opera to Present THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Audiences of all ages can hum along to their favorite songs like 'Edelweiss,' 'My Favorite Things' 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' and title song 'The Sound of Music' when Central City Opera (CCO) brings to Denver one of the most popular Broadway productions of all time, The Sound of Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein II's Tony Award winning musical, which was also an Academy Award winning movie, is Central City Opera's final production for the 2014 Festival. The Sound of Music will be performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex for seven performances only from August 2 through August 10. Directed by Ken Cazan, who also directed CCO's critically acclaimed production of Dead Man Walking this summer, The Sound of Music will be performed in English with a full live orchestra. Single tickets range from $30 to $106. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDYPhoto Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Glimmerglass Festival presents An American Tragedy, July 20 - August 24, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

AMERINDA's New Stage Adaptation of POWWOW HIGHWAY to Begin Previews 10/10 at HEREAMERINDA's New Stage Adaptation of POWWOW HIGHWAY to Begin Previews 10/10 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA) will present the World Premiere of POWWOW HIGHWAY, a stage adaptation of David Seals novel turned cult classic film by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. Directed by Madeline Sayet, previews begin October 10 at HERE. Opening night is slated for Thursday, October 16. (more...)

Marla Schaffel and Tina Chen Headline Mirror Rep's 2014 Season, Begin. TodayMarla Schaffel and Tina Chen Headline Mirror Rep's 2014 Season, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Mirror Repertory Company, along with The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), presents Tony-nominee Marla Schaffel (Jane Eyre) in THE MIRACLE WORKER as part of its 2014 summer season in Greensboro, Vermont. GAAR's 2014 summer season will also include a limited engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CAROUSEL. (more...)

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Presents Flutes in the Drawing Room at Hyde Hall, 7/31Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Presents Flutes in the Drawing Room at Hyde Hall, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents Flutes in the Drawing Room at Hyde Hall on Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 pm. The Festival continues its tradition of featuring young flutist from the NY Summer Music Festival International Flute Institute, but in a new location: Hyde Hall, a neoclassical country mansion at the north end of Otsego Lake. (more...)

Adam Kantor, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Kristin Villanueva & More to Star in The Old Globe's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Cast & Creative Team AnnouncedAdam Kantor, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Kristin Villanueva & More to Star in The Old Globe's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Renowned director, Globe alumnus, and Tony Award nominee Mark Lamos (Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, Resurrection Blues) returns to the Globe with one of Shakespeare's most delightful and boisterous comedies. The final production of the 2014 Summer Season will be presented in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, August 10 - September 14, 2014. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist ProgramThe Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

Bard SummerScape 2014 Presents World Premiere of LOVE IN THE WARS, Now thru 7/20Bard SummerScape 2014 Presents World Premiere of LOVE IN THE WARS, Now thru 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Bard SummerScape festival is proud to present the world premiere of Love in the Wars, an adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's romantic drama Penthesilea by the Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville. Starring Obie Award-winner Birgit Huppuch and One Life to Live's Chris Stack, Bard's premiere production is by Ken Rus Schmoll, the Obie Award-winning director. Representing a fresh, playful and earthy take on Kleist's original, Love in the Wars will be presented in two previews and eight performances between today, July 10 and 20 in Theater Two of the Fisher Center - designed byFrank Gehry and celebrated since its opening as a major architectural landmark - on Bard's glorious Hudson Valley campus. (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT TonightMichael Cerveris and Laura Osnes Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed tonight, July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

The Santa Fe Opera Holds High Note This SeasonThe Santa Fe Opera Holds High Note This Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

At a time when things seem challenging for opera, the Santa Fe Opera holds strong. Santa Fe is among the oldest opera festivals in America and is the largest and most important. It has made its reputation as a distinctive company with a flair for the unusual. This summer they presented operas such as “Dr. Sun Yat-Sen” by Huang Ruo, and Beethoven's “Fidelio.” (more...)

Pacific Opera Project to Present TOSCAPacific Opera Project to Present TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

To kick off their Fall 2014 Season, Pacific Opera Project will present 6 performances of a daring new production of Puccini's Tosca in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through a successful Kickstarter campaign, this will be POP's most ambitious production to datewith a stellar cast and a twenty-two piece orchestra. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young priestess Adalgisa; Italian tenor Marco Berti is Pollione; and American bass-baritone Christian Van Horn is Oroveso. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Director Kevin Newbury and set designer David Korins return to San Francisco Opera to premiere this vivid, large-scale new co-production with Toronto's Canadian Opera Company, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Norma runs for seven performances through September 30. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents CARMEN, 9/27-10/5The Vancouver Opera Presents CARMEN, 9/27-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Five years ago, box office records were shattered when Carmen became the fastest-selling production in Vancouver Opera history. Vancouverites will be seduced again when the fiery gypsy returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage this September/October. The passion, the colour, the sensuality and, of course, the unforgettable music of the world's sexiest opera will come alive for 6 performances only. (more...)

Pacific Opera Project to Stage Fall 2014 Production of TOSCAPacific Opera Project to Stage Fall 2014 Production of TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

To kick off their Fall 2014 Season, Pacific Opera Project will present 6 performances of a daring new production of Puccini's Tosca in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through a successful Kickstarter campaign, this will be POP's most ambitious production to date with a stellar cast and a twenty-two piece orchestra. (more...)

Opera Lafayette to Open 2014-15 Season with 'LES FÊTES DE L'HYMEN ET DE L'AMOUR', 10/9Opera Lafayette to Open 2014-15 Season with 'LES FÊTES DE L'HYMEN ET DE L'AMOUR', 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Following a second sold-out residency at Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera Lafayette returns home to the United States to launch its 20th anniversary season. The 2014-2015 season begins with the modern staged premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Egypte (The Celebrations of Marriage and Love, or the Gods of Egypt) on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at the At Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall. In honor of Opera Lafayette's 20th anniversary season, 20% of tickets for this production will be available for $20. (more...)

Opera Lafayette Presents Modern Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau Opera to Commemorate 250th Anniversary of His Death, 10/9Opera Lafayette Presents Modern Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau Opera to Commemorate 250th Anniversary of His Death, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

NEW YORK, NY – Following a second sold-out residency at Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera Lafayette returns home to the United States to launch its 20th anniversary season. The 2014-2015 season begins with the modern staged premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Egypte (The Celebrations of Marriage and Love, or the Gods of Egypt) on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at the At Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall. In honor of Opera Lafayette's 20th anniversary season, 20% of tickets for this production will be available for $20. (more...)

Central City Opera Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 8/10Central City Opera Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

Audiences of all ages can hum along to their favorite songs like 'Edelweiss,' 'My Favorite Things' 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' and title song 'The Sound of Music' when Central City Opera (CCO) brings to Denver one of the most popular Broadway productions of all time, The Sound of Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein II's Tony Award winning musical, which was also an Academy Award winning movie, is Central City Opera's final production for the 2014 Festival. The Sound of Music will be performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex for seven performances only from today, August 2 through August 10. (more...)

Glimmerglass Festival Features Christine Goerke in Concert, 8/15Glimmerglass Festival Features Christine Goerke in Concert, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

2014 Artist in Residence Christine Goerke, whose recent performances at the Metropolitan Opera garnered high praise, will perform in concert, returning to the same stage where she began her career as a Young Artist more than 20 years ago. The performance will be Friday, August 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the Alice Busch Opera Theater. Tickets are $40/youths $15. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, 9/20-28The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, 9/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2014-2015 season with the company premiere of Daniel Cata?n and Marcela Fuentes-Berain's Florencia in the Amazon, September 20-28 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. This modern romantic drama, the first Spanish-language work WNO has presented in a decade, is inspired by the magical realism of Colombian author Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez. WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello revisits her world premiere production with members of her original creative team to present a fresh take on this contemporary classic. Conductor Carolyn Kuan leads the WNO Orchestra in her WNO debut. (more...)

New York Festival of Song Announces 2014-15 Season - ART SONG ON THE COUCH, HARLEM RENAISSANCE and MoreNew York Festival of Song Announces 2014-15 Season - ART SONG ON THE COUCH, HARLEM RENAISSANCE and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

New York Festival of Song announces 2014-15 season. Four Great Series Return Classic: NYFOS MAINSTAGE at Merkin Concert Hall (4 concerts) Future: NYFOS NEXT at Opera America's National Opera Center (3 concerts) Cabaret: NYFOS AFTER HOURS at Henry's Restaurant (3 concerts) Mentoring: NYFOS EMERGING ARTISTS at North Fork, Juilliard, Caramoor (3 concerts) (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This FallSUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the first production on the Wurtele Thrust Stage in the 2014-2015 season, Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles. Under the direction of 2014 Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Broadway's Violet, Chinglish, Well), The Heidi Chronicles will feature the talents of Kate Wetherhead, Ben Graney, Tracey Maloney and Zach Shaffer, as well as Sam Bardwell, Eleonore Dendy, Mo Perry and Stacia Rice. (more...)

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