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Die Fledermaus (The Bat) is an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée.


Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald today announced the thirteen recipients of the 2017 Adler Fellowship. Nine singers, three pianist/apprentice coaches and one director will take part in the program-a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. The prestigious fellowship has nurtured the development of more than 175 young artists since its inception. (more...)

Susan Graham Replaces Sophie Koch as 'Dido' in Lyric Opera of Chicago's LES TROYENS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Anthony Freud, Lyric's general director, president & CEO, announced today that French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch has withdrawn from the company premiere of Berlioz's Les Troyens for personal reasons. Stepping into the role of Dido will be American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, world-renowned as an interpreter of French repertoire, in general, with a special emphasis on the music of Berlioz. (more...)

Jason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

New Philharmonic to Continue 40th Season with AN EVENING OF GERSHWIN at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

New Philharmonic the professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, continues its 40th Anniversary Season with 'An Evening of Gershwin' at the MAC Today, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: DIE FLEDERMAUS (THE BAT) Brings The Comic Operetta By Strauss Up To Date
by Barry Lenny - Oct 21, 2016

Full of beautiful melodies that are impossible to resist, and a laugh a minute story line. (more...)

Simon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The hugely popular re-imagining of Charles Dickens' festive staple A Christmas Carol, starring Simon Callow and directed by Tom Cairns, will return to the Arts Theatre in London for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 7 January.   (more...)

Washington National Opera to Present THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT with Special Opening Night Guest Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2016–2017 season with a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's mashup of slapstick comedy and charming romance—The Daughter of the Regiment, November 12–20, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. The cast is led by superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee as the hero Tonio and fast-rising soprano Lisette Oropesa, who starred as Susanna earlier this season in WNO's The Marriage of Figaro, as Marie. While the opera is best known for the vocal acrobatics required of its singers, the high-comedy antics of the non-singing role of The Duchess of Krakenthorp often steal the show. On opening night, November 12, 2016, the role of The Duchess will be performed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her official Washington National Opera stage debut. The brand-new WNO production is directed by acclaimed Broadway director and choreographer Robert Longbottom, and the WNO Orchestra is led by rising conductor Christopher Allen, both in their WNO debuts. (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

New Stars Join PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour Tonight in Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group welcome Derrick Davis, Jordan Craig, Trista Moldovan and Emily Ramirez to the principal cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on national tour. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Kearns to perform at Irish 'oasis' in Phoenix
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Youngest member of #IrishTenors shares memorable moments, favorite sopranos and more! (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform Handel's Messiah with the Montclair State University Singers and a quartet of vocal soloists December 16 and 18 in Princeton and Newark, respectively. George Manahan, the NJSO's interim Music Director from 1983–85, returns to conduct Handel's masterwork—a Christmastime tradition in concert halls across the world. Soprano Patricia Schuman, mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips, tenor Ryan MacPherson and bass-baritone David Pittsinger join the Orchestra and choir. (more...)

Martina Arroyo Foundation 12th Annual Fundraising Gala to Take Place Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Fundraising Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House,160 Central Park South, NYC. (more...)

Annie Potts to Narrate National Chorale's Musical Premiere of GOODNIGHT MOON at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center with Beethoven's Symphony #9 and the World Premiere of a musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. (more...)

Eric Owen Withdraws From Duo-Recital, Susanna Phillips To Perform Solo, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that bass-baritone Eric Owens must regrettably withdraw from his upcoming duo-recital with soprano Susanna Phillips scheduled for this Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall due to illness. Ms. Phillips has agreed to instead offer a solo recital joined by pianist Myra Huang and clarinetist Alicia Lee. (more...)

Vancouver's Simone Mcintosh Wins At Canadian Opera Company's Annual Voice Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Simone McIntosh of Vancouver took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2016 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Vancouver's Simone McIntosh Wins Top Prize at Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Simone McIntosh of Vancouver took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2016 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Jeremy Denk Delivers Brahms' First Concerto As Pacific Symphony Pays Tribute To The Waltz With Works By Two Strausses
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, prepares to kick off the month of December and everyone's favorite holiday season with a tribute to the charming Viennese waltz that is sure to sweep the audience off its feet! Featuring Richard Strauss' Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier" and Johann Strauss Jr.'s "On the Beautiful Blue Danube," the concert transports the listener back to Vienna's golden age. During the 1800s, Vienna was the glittering cultural jewel at the heart of Europe and it was the place where Johannes Brahms spent his entire life. (more...)


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Christine Ebersole, Adrienne Landau and Jeanine Tesori Will Be Honored at Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Fundraising Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, NYC. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/19/2016
by - Nov 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/19/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at the Playhouse on Rodney Square
by Rosanne DellAversano - Nov 18, 2016

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER: Why are all of the D'Ysquith dying? (more...)

SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEAR'S CONCERT at Symphony Hall Features Strauss Symphony of America
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Celebrate and welcome 2017 with Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert, at Symphony Hall. A stunning new program featuring Strauss waltzesand sweeping melodies from Die Fledermaus and Merry Widow will be performed by the Strauss Symphony of America. Enjoy a star-studded cast of acclaimed European singers, and ballet as well as beautifully costumed ballroom dancers that will waltz you through romantic vignettes. (more...)

THUMBPRINT, A New Opera About Mukhtar Mai's Struggle with Women's Rights in Pakistan, Comes to Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Opera Ithaca presents the regional premiere of Thumbprint, a 90 minute English-language contemporary opera from composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowtiz about Mukhtar Mai and her heroic fight for women's rights in Pakistan.   (more...)

Cast Revealed for Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Return Atlanta Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the triumphant return Atlanta engagement at the Fox Theatre February 22 - March 5 as a Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season special. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm Conducts Puccini's TOSCA, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Jason C. Tramm will conduct a concert version of Tosca, Giacomo Puccini's visionary and dramatic operatic masterpiece on November 16 at the South Orange Performing Art Center. Inspired by the French playwright Victorien Sardou's 1887 widely popular play 'La Tosca' (which stared the great Sarah Bernhardt in the title role) Puccini's exquisite music, propelled the veristic tale of an unlikely heroine into one of the most beloved and frequently performed operas of all time. (more...)

Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Anna Netrebko will add a new role to her wide-ranging Met repertory tonight through December 3 when she sings her first company performances of the seductive, tragic heroine of Puccini's Manon Lescaut.Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon's obsessed lover des Grieux, with Christopher Maltman stars as Manon's brother Lescaut and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, Manon's older lover. The November 21, December 7, and December 10 performances will star Kristine Opolais as Manon, reprising a role she first sang with the company in last season's premiere of Sir Richard Eyre's staging. Marco Armiliato will conduct all performances of Manon Lescaut at the Met this season. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

National Chorale Presents Beethoven's Symphony #9 and a Musical World Premiere of Goodnight Moon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center withBeethoven's Symphony #9 and the World Premiere of a musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon. (more...)

Calgary Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Calgary Opera is pleased to present the first production of its 2016 / 2017 season, Die Fledermaus (“The Bat”) – a Viennese operetta full of hi-jinks and hilarity by Johann Strauss Jr., on Saturday, November 19, Wednesday, November 23, and Friday, November 25 at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. (more...)

Grammy Award Winner Susan Graham to Perform With Philadelphia Orchestra and Washington National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Fresh from a triumphant turn as Didon in Chicago Lyric's production of Berlioz's Les Troyens, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham takes the concert stage this winter, performing selections from Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Fisher Theatre
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, Opening in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theo Ubique Artistic Director Fred Anzevino has announced a cast for the company's production of Frank Loesser's semi-operatic musical The Most Happy Fella that includes talents with experience in the world of opera as well as musical theater. Anzevino will direct, with Jeremy Ramey as Music Director, Adam Veness providing scenic design, Bill Morey costumes, James Beaudry choreography, and Courtney Crouse assistant directing. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA 60th-Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc., in cooperation with Ayala Foundation, have announced the full cast for the 60th-anniversary production of the Philippines' first full-length opera, Noli Me Tangere, an opera by National Artists Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino, directed by Jerry Sibal, featuring the newly formed 53-piece Noli Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

The Chelsea Symphony to Continue 11th Season with Vasks English Horn Concerto and SONG OF ZIPPY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On January 28, 2017, at 7:30PM, The Chelsea Symphony will present the continuation of its 11th season, 'Flight Paths,' with a concert featuring the New York premiere of P?teris Vasks' English Horn Concerto and the world premiere of Tim Kiah's Song of Zippy, paired with J. Strauss's Overture to Die Fledermaus, Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, and Sibelius's Finlandia. (more...)

Soprano Jenny Hayden To Perform At Hoff-Barthelson Art Recital Series, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Soprano Jenny Hayden will perform a program of German lieder, French chansons and operatic arias on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 5:00 pm at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale. Joining Ms. Hayden will be fellow Hoff-Barthelson faculty member, pianist Helene Jeanney. (more...)

Opera & Ballet International Proudly Presents VERDI AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent's operas, returns in Spring 2017 to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden. (more...)

Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert Returns to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Celebrate and welcome 2017 with Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert, at Lincoln Center. A stunning new program featuring Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from Die Fledermaus and Merry Widow will be performed by the Strauss Symphony of Canada. Enjoy a star-studded cast of acclaimed European -singers, and ballet as well as beautifully costumed ballroom dancers that will wa-ltz you through romantic vignettes. Fall in love with the Blue Danube Waltz all over again and clap until the last note of the Radetzky March. Let Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert whisk you away to a place of nostalgia and pleasure. Concert takes place on Sunday, January 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Paulo Szot, Joyce DiDonato To Join the New York Philharmonic in New Year's Eve Concert, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Tony Award winner and Metropolitan Opera baritone Paulo Szot will join Music Director Alan Gilbert, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and the New York Philharmonic for the Orchestra's New Year's Eve celebration, Saturday, December 31, 2016, at 8:00 p.m., an evening of American classics including music by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, and Copland. (more...)

Amore Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS and HANSEL & GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Amore Opera opens its holiday season with Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus at its new home, the Theatre at St. Jean's on Manhattan's Upper East Side. This bubbly, musical tale of romantic intrigue and merry revenge will be presented in full production with full orchestra conducted by Douglas Martin, with stage direction by Amore Opera's Artistic Director Nathan Hull. Amore Opera's production of Die Fledermaus features several talented casts. (more...)

Kimmel Center presents Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Celebrate and welcome 2017 with Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert, at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. A stunning new program featuring Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from Die Fledermaus and Merry Widow will be performed by the Strauss Symphony of America. Enjoy a star-studded cast of acclaimed European singers, and ballet as well as beautifully costumed ballroom dancers that will waltz you through romantic vignettes. Fall in love with the Blue Danube Waltz all over again and clap until the last note of the Radetzky March. Let Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert whisk you away to a place of nostalgia and pleasure. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Resident Artists Win International Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced that two Lyric Opera of Kansas City Resident Artists have won international awards. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Ring in 2017 with Tunes from MY FAIR LADY, SOUND OF MUSIC and More on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

This New Year's Eve, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER rings in 2017 with the New York Philharmonic as international opera star Joyce DiDonato and Tony Award winner Paulo Szot join Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert for an Enchanted Evening. Humorist and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca hosts the broadcast from David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Opera Ithaca New Year's Eve Gala to feature Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Opera Ithaca presents their second annual New Year's Eve Gala at the Kitchen Theatre to feature an impressive and accomplished cast in Mozart's virtuosic comedy, Abduction from the Seraglio.  (more...)

Celebrate New Beginnings with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Celebrate the New Year with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - a joyful celebration of music, community and hope - on Thursday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m. Maestro JoAnn Falletta leads the HSO, performing with the O?ahu Choral Society and Artistic Director Dr. Esther S. Yoo, and nationally noted guest soloists Rachel Schutz, soprano; Charlene Chi, mezzo-soprano; Kip Wilborn, tenor; and Jeremy M. Wong, baritone. Considered by many to be the greatest piece of music ever written, Beethoven's final symphony has become a universal anthem of humankind, with a message of optimism and faith at the dawn of the New Year. Its majestic closing movement featuring Friedrich Schiller's poem "An die Freude" ("Ode to Joy"), with additions made by the composer himself, is a breathtaking experience.  (more...)

Johann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Light Opera Works presents the Johann Strauss operetta DIE Fledermaus (in English) with a 30-piece orchestra, December 26, 2016- January 1, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. (more...)

The Met To Feature Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE As Part Of 2016 Holiday Presentation, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

ontinuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English for families this December and January. This year's production, Mozart's The Magic Flute, opens December 20 and includes reduced ticket prices. (more...)

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