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La Jolla Playhouse (La Jolla, CA, )
La Jolla Village Drive & Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA,

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Based on the play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Gounod’s version of the age-old battle between good and evil is a treasure chest of glorious arias, gorgeous duets, and stirring choruses and ensembles. Our production, especially designed to showcase our newly renovated theatre, will take place in contemporary times, giving the powerful story a new and vibrant immediacy.


Riverside Opera Company Opens Holiday Season with 'poPera' Concert TonightRiverside Opera Company Opens Holiday Season with 'poPera' Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

The Riverside Opera Company opens the holiday season tonight, November 29, 8 p.m. at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden with poPera from Nessun Dorma to 'Let it Go' from Disney's Frozen is a Home for the Holidays musical feast. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards Update 11/25 - Ross Pesigan, Topper Fabregas Gobble Up Competition!2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards Update 11/25 - Ross Pesigan, Topper Fabregas Gobble Up Competition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

New York Society Library to Welcome Soprano Stephanie Horowitz, 12/7New York Society Library to Welcome Soprano Stephanie Horowitz, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The New York Society Library will present a cabaret-style afternoon entitled Many Voices; or, Ms. Right, with soprano Stephanie Horowitz and pianist Darius Frowner celebrating the range of music and lyrics created by women. (more...)

Michael Cerveris & Bryan Batt Set for See 'Em On Stage's A CHRISTMASSACRE STORYMichael Cerveris & Bryan Batt Set for See 'Em On Stage's A CHRISTMASSACRE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

'See 'Em On Stage: A Production Company' has announced the world premiere of a bloody new holiday musical comedy: 'A Christmassacre Story'. Tony-award winning actor Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, The Good Wife) plays Burl Ives in this brand new Christmas horror musical comedy. The puppet and live action show features original songs by Paul Sanchez (Nine Lives, two time New Orleans Songwriter of the Year) and Mary Lasseigne (Mary Jane & The Brain Surgeon, Cowboy Mouth), with a book and additional lyrics by Kimberly Kaye (Nine Lives) under the direction of Christopher Bentivegna (Musical Of The Living Dead) (more...)

Karen Salicath Jamali Exhibition of Paintings at New Faust Harrison Pianos Showroom in Fairfield, ConnecticutKaren Salicath Jamali Exhibition of Paintings at New Faust Harrison Pianos Showroom in Fairfield, Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

In her most comprehensive exhibition to date in the U.S. that runs through February, Karen Salicath Jamali will present an extraordinary body of work including 50 new paintings from her Event Horizon series, plus her piano compositions, 7 Tones From Heaven. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: THE COUNTRY HOUSE's David RascheIn the Spotlight Series: THE COUNTRY HOUSE's David Rasche
by Walter McBride - Nov 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Rasche in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Marin Alsop Conducts Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Program of Bernstein and Beethoven TonightMarin Alsop Conducts Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Program of Bernstein and Beethoven Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

In a program that continues the 2014-2015 season theme of spirituality in music, Music Director Marin Alsop pays tribute to her mentor Leonard Bernstein. Maestra Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in a concert featuring the works of both Bernstein and Beethoven, tonight, November 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 at 3 p.m at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

Marin Alsop to Lead BSO in Program of Bernstein and Beethoven, 11/21-23Marin Alsop to Lead BSO in Program of Bernstein and Beethoven, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

In a program that continues the 2014-2015 season theme of spirituality in music, Music Director Marin Alsop pays tribute to her mentor Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Target Margin Theater's 24th Season to Honor Gertrude SteinTarget Margin Theater's 24th Season to Honor Gertrude Stein
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Target Margin Theater will dedicate its 24th season to the exploration of works created by the great American novelist, poet and playwright, Gertrude Stein. The 2015 Season begins in January 2015 with The TMT Stein Winter Lab at The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn, and concludes in May 2015 with the world premiere of Composition…Master-Pieces…Identity, a new performance piece from Obie Award-winner David Greenspan, and The TMT Stein Spring Lab, that will run in tandem at The Connelly Theater at the Cornelia Connelly Center in Manhattan. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

Opera San José (OSJ) continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. This sparkling and fast-paced opera weaves a madcap story full of twists and turns into a comic adventure to a land of magnificent palaces, swashbuckling pirates and lavish harems. The Italian Girl in Algiers will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Six performances are scheduled from November 15 through 30 at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San José. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital on the afternoon of Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Southern Methodist University's popular Caruth Auditorium (an intimate 490-seat venue located in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop, Dallas, TX 75205). The two o'clock recital will also feature the exciting and accomplished playing of Mr. Polenzani's frequent recording partner, pianistJulius Drake. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, November 15, 2014Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, November 15, 2014
by - Nov 13, 2014

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, November 15, 2014! (more...)

'The Roll Model' Reaches Number One In Fitness On Amazon'The Roll Model' Reaches Number One In Fitness On Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

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DIANA VISHNEVA: On the Edge Set for London Coliseum in April 2015DIANA VISHNEVA: On the Edge Set for London Coliseum in April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Ardani Artists will present the UK premiere of Diana Vishneva: On the Edge at the London Coliseum for just three performances, 14th 16th and 18th April 2015. A star of the Mariinsky Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, the programme celebrates her extraordinary technique and artistic versatility. (more...)

Hudson Warehouse to Present SAME RIVER TWICEHudson Warehouse to Present SAME RIVER TWICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Hudson Warehouse returns to its winter home for its second season as the Resident Theater Company of Goddard Riverside's Bernie Wohl Center with their first contemporary play. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Entertaining THE BAND WAGON Nixes NostalgiaBWW Reviews: Entertaining THE BAND WAGON Nixes Nostalgia
by Michael Dale - Nov 11, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane and Kathleen Marshall whip a movie classic into a fun new musical. (more...)

A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, TodayA Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Three winners and their guest will be given a backstage pass to meet Dido and Aeneas at intermission. The fun will continue as Bluebeard and Judith make their way to meet the winners at the end of the evening. (more...)

Riverside Opera Company to Open Holiday Season with 'poPera' Concert, 11/29Riverside Opera Company to Open Holiday Season with 'poPera' Concert, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

The Riverside Opera Company opens the holiday season on Saturday, November 29, 8 p.m. at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden with poPera from Nessun Dorma to 'Let it Go' from Disney's Frozen is a Home for the Holidays musical feast. (more...)

AMAS to Offer Staged Readings of New Musical A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE, 1/26-27AMAS to Offer Staged Readings of New Musical A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE, 1/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will begin the New Year with staged readings for the New York premiere of A Taste of Chocolate, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Timothy Ware, with additional lyrics and arrangements by Alvin Hough. Directed by Warren Adams, the readings will be held on Monday, January 26th at 2pm & 6pm and Tuesday, January 27th at 2pm at The National Opera Center of America: Audition Recital Hall (330 Seventh Avenue - between 28th & 29thStreets). For reservations, please email at boxoffice@amasmusical.org or call 212-563-2565. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Kick Off 24th Season with 'STEIN LAB' at The Bushwick Starr, 1/9Target Margin Theater to Kick Off 24th Season with 'STEIN LAB' at The Bushwick Starr, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Target Margin Theater kicks off its 24th season, dedicated to Gertrude Stein, at The Bushwick Starr in January with its TMT Stein Lab. Curated by TMT Artistic Producer John Del Gaudio, over 75 artists will contribute to seven original pieces and three special events. (more...)

Vittorio Grigolo to Sing Title Role in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN at the Met, Beginning 1/12Vittorio Grigolo to Sing Title Role in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN at the Met, Beginning 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann will return to the Met stage January 12, with Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo in his first company performances of the title role, a poet whose attempts at romance are repeatedly thwarted. (more...)

BWW Recap: CONSTANTINE and the Secret Origins of ChasBWW Recap: CONSTANTINE and the Secret Origins of Chas
by Misha Davenport - Jan 23, 2015

John and the gang come face to face with one of DC Comics' biggest magical baddies Felix Faust and we finally find out why Chas just won't stay dead in tonight's episode of CONSTANTINE, 'Quid Pro Quo.' (more...)

Breaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative TeamBreaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producer Larry G. Spangler and The Spangler Group announced today the creative team for HAPPY TRAILS, a new musical based on the life and career of American icons Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans. The musical will feature original music by Tony and multiAcademy Award-winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by Tony nominee Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Tangled, ABC-TV's Galavant, upcoming School of Rock), a book by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River, Tommy). (more...)

IOLANTA & BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Double-Bill Opens 1/26 at the MetIOLANTA & BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Double-Bill Opens 1/26 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Beginning January 26, the Met will present a double-bill of two rarely performed one-act operas: Tchaikovsky's romantic fairy tale Iolanta, with Anna Netrebko in the title role of a blind princess and Piotr Beczala as Count Vaudémont, a knight who loves her; and Bartók's harrowing Bluebeard's Castle, with Nadja Michael as a bride who discovers the terrifying truth about her new husband, sung by Mikhail Petrenko. Valery Gergiev returns to the Met to conduct both operas, which will be presented in a production by acclaimed Polish director Mariusz Treli?ski in his Met debut. This season's performances will be the company premiere of Iolanta, Tchaikovsky's final opera, and the Met's first-ever staged performances of Bluebeard's Castle in the original Hungarian. The February 14 matinee performance will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 69 countries around the world. (more...)

VIDEO: Rebecca Caine Accepts BroadwayWorld Award for Best Cabaret Performance or Solo ConcertVIDEO: Rebecca Caine Accepts BroadwayWorld Award for Best Cabaret Performance or Solo Concert
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jan 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld Toronto is pleased to bring the first video in a series of acceptance speeches from our 2014 BroadwayWorld Award Winners! The BroadwayWorld Awards are an award decided by the fans - from nominations all the way to selecting the final winner. (more...)

BackHere! Theatre Sets Cast for MARCHING ON TOGETHER Next MonthBackHere! Theatre Sets Cast for MARCHING ON TOGETHER Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

BackHere! Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast of their upcoming Arts Council funded production of Adam Hughes' Marching on Together, which opens at the Old Red Lion in February. (more...)

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera InitiativeLincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic today announced plans for the two organizations to collaborate on a new, multi-year opera initiative to present fully-staged productions of significant modern operas not yet seen in New York. (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Sherrill Milnes to Celebrate 80th Birthday, 50th Anniversary of Met Debut in 2015Sherrill Milnes to Celebrate 80th Birthday, 50th Anniversary of Met Debut in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The coming year brings two major milestones for peerless American baritone Sherrill Milnes, who celebrates his 80th birthday on January 10 and the 50th anniversary of his Metropolitan Opera debut on December 22, 2015. (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

Michael Cerveris & Bryan Batt Set for See 'Em On Stage's A CHRISTMASSACRE STORY TonightMichael Cerveris & Bryan Batt Set for See 'Em On Stage's A CHRISTMASSACRE STORY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

'See 'Em On Stage: A Production Company' has announced the world premiere of a bloody new holiday musical comedy: 'A Christmassacre Story'. Tony-award winning actor Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, The Good Wife) plays Burl Ives in this brand new Christmas horror musical comedy. The puppet and live action show features original songs by Paul Sanchez (Nine Lives, two time New Orleans Songwriter of the Year) and Mary Lasseigne (Mary Jane & The Brain Surgeon, Cowboy Mouth), with a book and additional lyrics by Kimberly Kaye (Nine Lives) under the direction of Christopher Bentivegna (Musical Of The Living Dead) (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards - Ross Pesigan Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards - Ross Pesigan Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Quinn Kelsey Set for Metropolitan Opera's LA TRAVIATAQuinn Kelsey Set for Metropolitan Opera's LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

The role of Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata will be sung by American baritone Quinn Kelsey on January 14 and by Russian baritone Alexei Markov on January 17, 21, and 24, replacing Ludovic Tézier, who is continuing to recover from an illness. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

Apollo's Fire reprises its popular “Fireside” series – intimate 90-minute concerts followed by coffee, hot cider and conversation with the artists. In a tribute to Bach's 330th Birthday, this intimate concert tells the musical story of a day at the Bach Family Household and features AF veteran musicians alongside Young Artist Apprentices in a true multi-generational tribute to Bach. (more...)

Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko kicks off 2015 with a bang with an exciting lineup of artists, including Tony Award winner Billy Porter; actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy; world-renowned artist Vonda Shepard; Broadway star Constantine Maroulis; and the dynamic cabaret duo Amy and Freddy. Additional artists will be added at a later date. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling ?866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards
by - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Live From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in JanuaryLive From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in January
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

This January, Live From Lincoln Center-continuing its 40th anniversary season-will broadcast one of the most celebrated opera events of the year, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert. (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSELTony Nominee Laura Osnes to Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Laura Osnes will star as Julie Jordan in Lyric's new production of Carousel, on stage April 11 through May 3, 2015. Osnes comes to Lyric following her Tony-nominated role in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway. She joins Steven Pasquale, who stars as Billy Bigelow, in this new production directed and choreographed by legendary Tony, Emmy, and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

Utah Symphony to Pay Homage to Viennese New Year's Waltzes and Marches, 1/2-3Utah Symphony to Pay Homage to Viennese New Year's Waltzes and Marches, 1/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Utah Symphony rings in the new year with a musical homage to a classical tradition in Vienna, Austria. Maestro Thierry Fischer conducts a program featuring robust dance numbers and upbeat marches from Johann Strauss, Dimitri Shostakovich, Hans Christian Lumbye, and Johannes Brahms that is a rendition of the famed concert performed by the Vienna Philharmonic each New Year. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards - Ross Pesigan Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards - Ross Pesigan Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

VOX LUMIERE - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Set for LATC, 9/19-12/13VOX LUMIERE - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Set for LATC, 9/19-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Silents you can hear! Blending the 1925 silent film with original songs and powerful live performances to create a show-stopping-spectacle, Vox Lumiere-The Phantom of the Opera brings the Lon Chaney classic to three-dimensional, high-decibel life. Eight electrifying performances take place at the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Sept. 19/20; Oct. 10/11; Nov. 14/15; and Dec. 12/13. (more...)

BSO to Perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 1/2-4BSO to Perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 1/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Maestro Nicholas McGegan and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will ring in the New Year with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on Friday, January 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 4 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, January 3 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. McGegan will lead the Orchestra in Beethoven's final symphony with the well-known "Ode to Joy," along with Beethoven's rarely performed Opferlied, his King Stephen Overture and Haydn's The Storm. Please see below for complete details. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)

Opera San Jose to Continue Season with World Premiere of WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREADOpera San Jose to Continue Season with World Premiere of WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Opera San José continues its 31st season with the WORLD PREMIERE of Where Angels Fear to Tread by American composer Mark Lanz Weiser, libretto by Roger Brunyate. This bold new opera, based on the novel by E. M. Forster, unveils a collision of cultures that leads to a misunderstanding of horrific consequences, set in motion when a rich English widow marries a middle-class but handsome young Italian against the wishes of her family. Where Angels Fear to Tread will be sung in English with English supertitles. Six performances are scheduled February 7 through 22 at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San José. Tickets are on sale at the Opera San José Box Office, online at operasj.org or by phone at (408) 437-4450. Performances are supported, in part, by a grant from the San José Office of Cultural Affairs. (more...)

Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in JanuaryLyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with a very special event, Vinson Cole & Friends, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm at the historic Folly Theatre. This benefit for Lyric Opera will include Christine Brewer and Daniel Belcher for an evening of opera classics. All have strong Missouri ties: Daniel Belcher called Kansas City home for several years and performed with Lyric Opera of Kansas City several times. Christine Brewer began her career with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and performed several times with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Vinson Cole, a beloved Kansas City treasure, received his training at University of Missouri-Kansas City and is currently a member of the faculty of their Conservatory of Music and Dance. (more...)

Terry Jones' NICOBOBINUS to Premiere at LOST Theatre, Begin 11 DecTerry Jones' NICOBOBINUS to Premiere at LOST Theatre, Begin 11 Dec
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Red Ladder Theatre Company and DumbWise present the world premiere stage adaptation of Monty Python Terry Jones' children's book, NICOBOBINUS. An adventurous family musical adaptation of the award-winning author's tale about the boy 'who could do anything', NICOBOBINUS premieres at LOST Theatre, Vauxhall from 11 December - 3 January 2015. (more...)

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