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Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Houston, March 7, 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 María Martínez 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...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists
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...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Musical Comedy COWGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Jo has twenty-four hours to save Hiram Hall, her father's once famous country western saloon. She thinks she has booked a country music trio that is sure to save the day, but there's been a little misunderstanding: can the classical Coghill Trio turn themselves into the country Cowgirl Trio in time to put on a rip-roaring show that will save Hiram Hall from foreclosure? (more...)

Met Opera Announces Finalists in Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2016 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition. The selected finalists, chosen by a panel of experts from the classical music industry, will compete on the Met stage on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. The winners will receive individual cash prizes of $15,000 and the prestigious-and potentially career-launching-title of National Council Auditions Winner. The Grand Finals Concert will feature Antony Walker conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as each finalist performs two arias. (more...)

New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

New York City Opera presents the New York premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE by composer Stewart Wallace, set to a libretto by Michael Korie. (more...)

New Jersey Ballet to Perform Ginger Thatcher's SATURDAY NIGHT as Part of Annual Gala, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The New Jersey Ballet will perform Ginger Thatcher's Saturday Night as part of the company's annual gala performance on April 9, 2016 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ms. Thatcher's work is choreographed to the music of jazz singer Etta James, and has been in the company's repertoire for over a decade. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Complete Schedule for Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Houston, March 28, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its spring repertory with Siegfried, the much- anticipated third installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, on April 16. The ground-breaking Ring by Carlus Padrissa of Catalan theater company La Fura dels Baus, with its cutting-edge visuals and acrobats in tableaux of human scenery, has thrilled Houston audiences and played to sold-out houses. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series Set for MPAC, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Four up-and-coming opera singers will showcase their talents as The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series comes to  Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8 PM. Tickets are $29 - $59. (more...)

NYFOS to Premiere COMPOSITORA: SONGS BY LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

New York Festival of Song rounds out its Mainstage season on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 with Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women, a fascinating program that showcases the prodigious accomplishments of Latina composers. The concert takes place at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Soprano Emily Pogorelc to Step in as Chan Parker in Opera Philadelphia's YARDBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that soprano Emily Pogorelc will replace Rachel Sterrenberg as Chan Parker for the New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, April 1 and 3 at the Apollo Theater. Ms. Sterrenberg, who made her professional debut in the role in June's World Premiere in Philadelphia, has withdrawn from the New York production for personal reasons. (more...)

Soprano Emily Pogorelc Steps in as 'Chan Parker' in New York Debut of YARDBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that soprano Emily Pogorelc will replace Rachel Sterrenberg as 'Chan Parker' for the New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, April 1 and 3 at the Apollo Theater. (more...)

New Amsterdam Opera Announces Artistic Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

New Amsterdam Opera is thrilled to announce its Artistic Advisory Board. These masters in their respective fields have graciously agreed to share their artistic counsel, wisdom, and expertise with New Amsterdam Opera in pursuing its mission of Opera with a Purpose - To Enchant, Enlighten, & Engage! (more...)

San Francisco Opera Guild Presents Nod to Mod Ball Celebrating Matthew Shilvock
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

San Francisco Opera Guild celebrates British-native Matthew Shilvock, San Francisco Opera's General Director Designate, with a Nod to Mod Ball on Wednesday, April 20 at San Francisco City Hall. San Francisco Opera Guild co-chairs at the helm of this very festive British-themed event are Ms. Maryam Muduroglu and Ms. CJ Van Pelt. (more...)


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Five Young Singers Named 2016 Winners of The Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

?After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named five young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize and the prestige and exposure that come with winning the competition that launched the careers of many of opera's biggest stars. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Lauren Worsham, Bryce Pinkham and Hal Cazalet to Lead NYFOS Gilbert & Sullivan Spring 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that New York Festival of Song has set a starry, Broadway-filled cast for its 2016 spring gala, Topsy Turvy: The NYFOS Guide to Gilbert & Sullivan. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts. (more...)

NYFOS Next Festival of New Songs Sets Casts, Programs for February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

New York Festival of Song's contemporary song series NYFOS Next -- dubbed 'invaluable' by The New Yorker and The New York Times -- enters its sixth season and continues its new format: a three-concert February mini-festival in the intimate state-of-the-art recital hall at OPERA America's National Opera Center. The Thursday concerts take place February 4, 11, and 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Court Theatre Announces Cast of SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Court's production of Satchmo will be part of a community-wide Louis Armstrong Festival, happening in partnership with The Beverly Arts Center, The Logan Center at the University of Chicago, The Promontory, South Shore Jazz Coalition, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Louis Armstrong Archives at Queens College New York. This community-wide festival will help audiences deepen their understanding of Armstrong's life through musical performances, historical exhibits, symposium, talk-backs and film. (more...)

Leading Soloists to Join LA Master Chorale for Verdi's REQUIEM, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two performances of Verdi's towering Requiem, a work National Public Radio calls a "thrilling opera in disguise," with acclaimed guest soloists Amber Wagner, soprano, Michelle DeYoung, mezzo soprano, Issachah Savage, tenor, and Morris Robinson, bass, on Saturday, January 30, 2 pm, and Sunday, January 31, 2016, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  A stunningly theatrical staple of the choral repertoire, Verdi's work is a tumultuous, tortured, terrifying spectacle that has thrilled audiences since its debut in 1874.   (more...)

OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. Now in its ninth year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building efforts on behalf of their respective opera companies. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces an extension to its critically-acclaimed production of Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf, directed by Charles Newell and featuring Barry Shabaka Henley. Satchmo at the Waldorf now runs through February 14, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Tickets can be purchased online at www.courttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Global Tour - Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations LLC are pleased to announce their first ever, global tour of the English language production of SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori.  The production begins its journey in Istanbul, Turkey on the 22nd January, 2016 and will tour to diverse markets including Europe, the Middle East and Asia to cities including; Abu Dhabi, Jakarta and Singapore to name a few.  (more...)

Washington National Opera to Open 2016 with Apartheid-Era Opera LOST IN THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with the company premiere of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's LOST IN THE STARS, February 12-20 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The 2016 season will be Tesori's fourth and final season leading Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

MANN... AND WIFE, Starring Zachary Prince, Opens Tonight at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents its first production of the 2016 season, MANN... AND WIFE. This world premiere musical, running tonight, February 3, through February 21 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre, is the third musical to have its first full production at Lyric in the past three years. Written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, and based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, the musical is produced in partnership with Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

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Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Premiere Bach's ST. JOHN PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Music director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premiere of Bach's St. John Passion oratorio on March 4 and 6 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: Washington National Opera Takes On A Bit of Broadway With LOST IN THE STARS
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 15, 2016

Although the production doesn't quite soar, LOST IN THE STARS is a welcome addition to the WNO season simply because it's not performed very frequently - at least in comparison to other more familiar works that transcend the opera-musical divide. (more...)

BWW Interview Part 2: Grimsley Discusses Opera, Sports and Singers as Athletes
by Erica Miner - Feb 12, 2016

What it takes to reach the 'Opera Hall of Fame' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOST IN THE STARS at Washington National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with the company premiere of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's LOST IN THE STARS, tomorrow, February 12, through February 20 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

NYFOS to Present 'AT HOME' Song Cycle in NYC, at Caramoor This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

New York Festival of Song marks its eighth annual residency at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with AT HOME, to be performed on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents MANON, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

 The Dallas Opera resumes the 2015-2016 Season in early spring with Jules Massenet's heart-wrenching and seductive tale of love, lust, and spectacularly bad choices: MANON, opening March 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House for the first of four performances. (more...)

BWW Review: Vivaldi's CATONE is a 'Hot Mess' - and a Great One from Opera Lafayette
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 9, 2015

On paper, Vivaldi's 1737 opera seria CATONE IN UTICA--involving a confrontation between Cato and Caesar--seems a big mess: The music from the first act is missing and musicologists can't agree what the third act should look and sound like, leaving Act II to make or break a performance of the opera. Opera Lafayette brought us a version that sometimes thrilled us, sometimes tantalized us, but always made us grateful for the performance, fluidly directed by Tazewell Thompson. (more...)

Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English with special discount pricing for families this December and January. This year's production, Rossini's madcap comedy The Barber of Seville, opens December 16 and stars Isabel Leonard and Ginger Costa-Jackson as Rosina; David Portillo and Taylor Stayton as Count Almaviva; Elliot Madore and David Pershall as Figaro; Valeriano Lanchas as Dr. Bartolo; and Robert Pomakov as Don Basilio. Antony Walker conducts all nine performances of the opera, which runs through January 2. (more...)

Dixon Place to Present WHEN WORDS AREN'T ENOUGH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Dixon Place presents WHEN WORDS AREN'T ENOUGH, a post-apocalyptic journey to resurrect laughter (inspired by Mohegan stories and western myths), written and directed by Madeline Sayet on Tuesday January 5th at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Announces MANN… AND WIFE Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announces the cast and creative team of its first production of the 2016 season, MANN… AND WIFE. This world premiere musical, running February 3 through 21 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre, is the third musical to have its first full production at Lyric in the past three years. Written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, and based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, the musical is produced in partnership with Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Present EMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!), in association with Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens & The Rivet Gang announce the third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime).  EMPIRE will preview on Friday, January 22, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 23) and run through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve. (more...)

BWW Interview: Opera in the Age of the iPhone, with Tomer Zvulun at The Atlanta Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 18, 2015

“Often when I tell people I'm doing a new production, the first question they ask is: 'What time period are you going to do it in and where?' I think that's a superficial approach, almost a cliche,” says Tomer Zvulun, General and Artistic Director of the Atlanta Opera. “The first thing I ask myself is: Why am I telling this story now? Why would the audience care? And, how would I connect with them in the most effect way while respecting the piece?” But that's not Tvulun's point of view. (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

NYFOS and Juilliard to Present HARRY, HOAGY, AND HAROLD, 1/13 & 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The New York Festival of Song marks its eleventh annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a new program titled HARRY, HOAGY, and HAROLD. (more...)

Soprano 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...)

American Composers Forum Announces Recipients of Champion of New Music Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The American Composers Forum (ACF) Board of Directors has voted to present its 2016 “Champion of New Music” award to four outstanding recipients: Pianist and Contemporary Chamber Ensemble founding member Gilbert Kalish; Opera Parallèle's artistic director, conductor, and founder Nicole Paiement; new music writer, blogger and New Yorker magazine columnist Alex Ross; and conductor, pianist, composer and pedagogue Robert Spano at public ceremonies this year. The “Champion of New Music” award was established by ACF in 2005 as a national mark of recognition to honor individuals or ensembles that have made a significant contribution to the work and livelihoods of contemporary composers. ACF President and CEO John Nuechterlein will present the awards at three events in the coming months: (more...)

SF Opera Lab to Present VOIGT LESSONS with Deborah Voigt, 5/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

? SF Opera Lab presents the West Coast premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring soprano and musical personality Deborah Voigt with music direction by Kevin Stites, May 6 and 8, 2016 at the Taube Atrium Theater. The intimate and acclaimed one-woman show weaves songs and arias, ranging from music by the Carpenters to Strauss, into a vivid and moving account of the superstar soprano's life and career. (more...)

Dallas Opera's Women Conductors Institute Deadline Coming Up Next Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is accepting applications through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Friday, April 22, 2016 for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera.  (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Boston, MA - April 7, 2016 - Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehar's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on the horizon. This new BLO production of The Merry Widowopens April 29 for a five-performance run through May 8 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSMShubert Theatre in Boston. (more...)

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