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American Lyric Theater, in partnership with MasterVoices, Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. (more...)

TeenTix Announces Nominees of 2016 Teeny Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

For the eighth year, Seattle's TeenTix, an arts access and engagement program for teenagers, has announced the nominees for its annual Teeny Awards. Like a Teen Choice Awards for local arts events and organizations, the Teeny Awards aim to empower teen arts audiences and to recognize those organizations that have done an especially good job of welcoming young people over the past year. (more...)

Pablo Heras-Casado To Return To New York Philharmonic To Conduct Bartok's DANCE SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Pablo Heras-Casado will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Bartok's Dance Suite; Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, with Concertmaster Frank Huang as soloist; and Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 7, Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Seattle Opera Presents Hansel And Gretel With a Twist
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

You can never be too grown-up for the magic of a Brother's Grimm fairy tale. That's very clear from Seattle Opera's upcoming Hansel and Gretel, which comes from the vivid imagination of French stage director Laurent Pelly. This edgy version of Engelbert Humperdinck's masterpiece presents a thrilling quest ending not in a gingerbread house, but in a supermarket with a checkout lady from hell! (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Transferring from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre earlier this year where it was nominated for seven OffWestEnd Awards including Best New Play, Best Male Performance, and Best Director, the world premiere production of It Is Easy To Be Dead by Neil McPherson opens at Trafalgar Studio 2, for a strictly limited four week limited season. (more...)

Utah Symphony Presents Two Halloween-Themed Concerts, Inspired by Swashbucklers and Superheroes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Swashbucklers and superheroes have reason to celebrate Halloween in style this year with the Utah Symphony's pair of entertainment concerts in the month of October. Tickets start at $12 for "Spooktacular on the Seven Seas!" and $21 for "Superheroes!" and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Austin Opera Names Annie Burridge As New General Director
by Frank Benge - Oct 29, 2016

Austin Opera Oct. 24 announced the appointment of Annie Burridge as General Director of Austin Opera. Currently the Managing Director of Opera Philadelphia, an opera company recognized for its groundbreaking audience engagement and programming model, Ms. Burridge will assume her new position in November 2016, with a 5-year contract through October 2021. The announcement was made today by Elisabeth Juen Waltz, Chairman of the Austin Opera Board of Trustees and Jon Nash, President of the Austin Opera Board of Trustees. Ms. Burridge's nomination was confirmed at a special Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, October 24th. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra brings 'Summertime' to Sydney with PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

In a magnificent finale to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2016 season, Chief Conductor David Robertson will reveal his latest Opera in the Concert Hall presentation - arguably the greatest American opera of all time: The Gershwins®' Porgy and Bess ® by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin.  (more...)

Kasper Holten's 'The Flying Dutchman' to be Livestreamed from the Finnish National Opera and Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) will be streaming the opera The Flying Dutchman and the ballet Alice in Wonderland live from the Finnish National Opera and Ballet on the Yle Klassinen website. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival Announces Acclaimed Artist Juanjo Mena will Serve Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Following an extensive, global search, the Cincinnati May Festival announced Juanjo Mena as the Principal Conductor for three years starting in the 2017-18 season. He will lead two performances at the 2018 May Festival and begins duties as the Principal Conductor Designate immediately. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival Names New Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Following an extensive, global search, the Cincinnati May Festival announced Juanjo Mena as the Principal Conductor for three years starting in the 2017-18 season. He will lead two performances at the 2018 May Festival and begins duties as the Principal Conductor Designate immediately. (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT, Premieres In Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) announces the world premiere of Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, a new site-specific opera for family audiences with music by John Musto and libretto by Eric Einhorn. Co-commissioned and co-produced with Lyric Opera of Chicago's Lyric Unlimited and Pittsburgh Opera, Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt is based on the real-life experiences of Rhoda Knight Kalt and her trips to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) with her grandfather Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist artist who was commissioned to create paintings and sculptures of prehistoric creatures – many still on display at the AMNH today. (more...)

On Site Opera's RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT to Premiere Next Fall at American Museum of Natural History
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Known for staging 'the ultimate in intimate productions' (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) announces the world premiere of Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, a new site-specific opera for family audiences with music by John Musto and libretto by Eric Einhorn. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. Conductor: Adam Turner. Featuring Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud; with Emma Grimsley, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, and Jarrett Porter with members of MasterVoices.   (more...)

Katonah Museum of Art to Honor Theatre, Opera & Film Director Julie Taymor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Award-winning director, playwright, and costume designer Julie Taymor will receive the Himmel Award (2016) in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the worlds of theatre, film, and opera. The Himmel Award and Lecture will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 5 PM. The event will start with conversation between the Museum's Executive Director, Darsie Alexander and Julie Taymor. An optional VIP wine reception with the awardee will follow. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Vanishes Too Quickly from Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley - Nov 17, 2016

Presented during The Austin's Opera's 30th anniversary season, THE Flying Dutchman commands the historic Long Center's stage with a diverse, collective cast and belting operatic sequences. The origins of the story of The Flying Dutchman are rather skewed between timelines. The story first appeared in Travels in various parts Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1790 by John MacDonald, and again when Richard Wagner's operatic rendition came to life in 1843, after being adapted from an episode of Heinrich Heine's satirical novel The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski. More modernly, the story of The Flying Dutchman is told through the highly loved film series, The Pirates of The Carribean. Regardless of the interpretations by creative minds, one fact remains true - The Flying Dutchman refers to a ghostly ship destined to sail the seas for all eternity. Richard Wagner's rendition, sure to please both critics and audiences alike, is bringing this haunted tale to life with the reputation of precision that precedes The Austin Opera. (more...)

Seattle Opera Presents THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Before Captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean films sailed the seven seas, Wagner's operatic tale of a cursed pirate had been thrilling audiences for almost 200 years. Seattleites will soon get to experience this masterpiece for themselves in May 2016, as Seattle Opera presents The Flying Dutchman. (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

George London Foundation Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Upon the conclusion of the 20th year of its celebrated recital series, which was marked with a gala in April featuring some of opera's most prominent American and Canadian stars, the Foundation announces its 2016-17 season of events. (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of It Is Easy To Be Dead by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 17 June 2016 and Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Opera North has announced the principal roles for Tosca, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. Soprano Sandra Lopez will play the title role of Tosca, while baritones Jeff Gwaltney and Aleksey Bogdanov will play Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. All three are Opera North alumni and have extensive international experience. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces Black-Tie Gala Featuring Greer Grimsley, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Join Seattle Opera this April for a black-tie gala featuring Greer Grimsley, star of Seattle Opera's famous Ring cycle and title character in the company's upcoming Flying Dutchman. Gala attendees can share their experience on social media using the hashtag #SOCelebrate.   (more...)

Neil McPherson's IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD Premieres at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016. Born in Aberdeen, Charles Sorley was studying in Germany when the First World War broke out and was briefly imprisoned as an enemy alien. He was one of the first to join the army in 1914. Killed in action a year later at the age of 20, his poems are among the most ambivalent, profound and moving war poetry ever written. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup - William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting, Schedule for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Sarasota Opera – Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

THE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Thrilling theater and unforgettable music -- that's what audiences can expect from Seattle Opera's 2016/17 Season. The company today announced the operas next up at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. They include: The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory, Hansel & Gretel, La traviata, Katya Kabanova and The Magic Flute. (more...)

Music Director Thierry Fischer and Utah Symphony Perform CARMEN FANTASY with World Renowned Flutist EMMANUEL PAHUD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Flutist Emmanuel Pahud returns to Salt Lake City for a colorful evening performance with the Utah Symphony under the baton of Music Director Thierry Fischer featuring Francois Borne's 19th century arrangement of Bizet's Carmen Fantasy and Marc-Andre Dalbavie's Flute Concerto. The performance takes place on January 29 & 30 at 7:30 PM at Abravanel Hall. Tickets, priced from $18 to $64, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787. (more...)

Victorian Opera and Musica Viva Present Tour of VOYAGE TO THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Victorian Opera and Musica Viva present new chamber opera, Voyage to the Moon, starring celebrated Australian singers Emma Matthews and Sally-Anne Russell.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera Form a Perfect 'Marriage' - Part 2
by Erica Miner - Jan 12, 2016

You can almost take any two characters in a room and there's a story line between them (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...)

BWW Interview: Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera Form a Perfect 'Marriage'- Part 1
by Erica Miner - Jan 11, 2016

Lang's remarkable blend of talents, which include expertise in the theatrical, artistic and business realms, serve him well in his new position (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announce their 2016-17 season. (more...)

Washington National Opera to Open 2016 with Apartheid-Era Opera LOST IN THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 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...)

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...)

BWW Interview: Greer Grimsley is the Nicest Villain in Opera: Part 1
by Erica Miner - Feb 11, 2016

'Opera God' opens San Diego Opera season with one of his signature roles (more...)

Six Women Conductors Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2015

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present six women conductors of international stature making music with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and a host of outstanding young artists in one great evening designed to showcase the work of the inaugural Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Julie Taymor Looking to Take Back Broadway with Beatles Musical?
by Rialto Chatter - Apr 7, 2016

Julie Taymor could be in the midst of plotting her big Broadway comeback. (more...)

Seattle Opera Presents THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Before Captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean films sailed the seven seas, Wagner's operatic tale of a cursed pirate had been thrilling audiences for almost 200 years. Seattleites will soon get to experience this masterpiece for themselves in May 2016, as Seattle Opera presents The Flying Dutchman. (more...)

Peter Gelb, Nina Stemme and More Discuss Patrice Chéreau's 'Elektra' at FIAF, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Metropolitan Opera in association with the International Friends of the International Lyric Art Festival Aix-en-Provence will present the talk Discovering Chéreau'sElektra at the Metropolitan Opera, on Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (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...)

BWW Interview: Heroes, Villains and the Undead: Greer Grimsley Plumbs Seattle Opera's Depths
by Erica Miner - Apr 21, 2016

From king of the gods to wicked nobleman to villainous prison warden, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley has impressed audiences worldwide with his astonishing vocal and dramatic range (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces Black-Tie Gala Featuring Greer Grimsley, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

Join Seattle Opera this April for a black-tie gala featuring Greer Grimsley, star of Seattle Opera's famous Ring cycle and title character in the company's upcoming Flying Dutchman. Gala attendees can share their experience on social media using the hashtag #SOCelebrate.   (more...)

Peter Gelb, Nina Stemme and More Discuss Patrice Chéreau's 'Elektra' at FIAF, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Metropolitan Opera in association with the International Friends of the International Lyric Art Festival Aix-en-Provence will present the talk Discovering Chéreau'sElektra at the Metropolitan Opera, on Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

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