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At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

The Minnesota Opera with the LA Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, 4/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is richly reimagined in this boundary-busting production. Connecting the tale's enduring meaning with modern metaphor, this extraordinary staging combines live performance and film animation to delve deeply into the opera's surreal magic, odd characters and crazy love. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Chad Shelton Talks Houston Grand Opera's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by David Clarke - Mar 5, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's highly anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC opens this week in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center. In addition to Stephen Sondheim's celebrated and lush score, this production proudly features sets, costumes, and original direction by popular American fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. I recently spoke with HGO alumna Chad Shelton, who is playing Fredrik Egerman, about the production and his career. (more...)

Eric Owens Named New Chairman of Glimmerglass Festival's Artistic Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival, the Central New York hub for lovers of opera and musical theater, has appointed bass-baritone Eric Owens as chairman of The Glimmerglass Festival Artistic Advisory Board, making him an ex-officio member of the company's Board of Trustees. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Appoints Eric Owens as Chairman of the Artistic Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival, the Central New York hub for lovers of opera and musical theater, has appointed bass-baritoneEric Owens as chairman of The Glimmerglass Festival Artistic Advisory Board, making him an ex-officio member of the company's Board of Trustees. (more...)

Court Theatre to Close Season with M. BUTTERFLY, 5/8-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. M. Butterfly will run May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

The Florida Grand Opera Announces Its 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE PEARL FISHERS and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) announces its 74th continuous season of producing opera featuring four mainstage productions for its 2014-2015 Season, which will include Giacomo Puccini'sMadame Butterfly, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte, Georges Bizet's The Pearl Fishers (Les pêcheurs de perles), and Gian Carlo Menotti'sThe Consul. (more...)

Shana Farr Brings IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT to the Laurie Beechman, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Award-winning performer Shana Farr will begin a four performance engagement of her new solo show In The Still Of The Night -- a musical and poetic journey through the words and music of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters and poets, Noel Coward and Cole Porter - tonight, March 26, at 7:30 PM. Additional performances will take place at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 2, Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, May 31. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Presents DON GIOVANNI, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Widely regarded as one of the greatest operas ever composed, Don Giovanni returns to Philadelphia in five performances at the Academy of Music, April 25-May 4, 2014, weaving the tale of the legendary rake Don Juan in Mozart's alternately playful and dramatic musical masterpiece. With an ingenious staging of masquerades, trapdoors and mirrored panels, the production shines a spotlight on opera's most infamous scoundrel in a timeless classic of comedy and tragedy set to music of limitless genius. Mozart's anti-hero has a personality so engaging that audiences will wonder why they are rooting for him as he charms and abandons women at will, until his darkest side emerges. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 23
by - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 23, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

Shana Farr to Bring IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT to the Laurie Beechman, 3/26-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Award-winning performer Shana Farr will begin a four performance engagement of her new solo show In The Still Of The Night -- a musical and poetic journey through the words and music of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters and poets, Noel Coward and Cole Porter - on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 PM. Additional performances will take place at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 2, Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, May 31. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at MADAME BUTTERFLY, Premiering on the Harbour Stage in Sydney Tonight
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2014

Madama Butterfly premières on the harbour stage, tonight 21 March 2014. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Dallas (more...)

LA Opera Presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, 3/15-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

(Los Angeles) December 19, 2013 - General Director Placido Domingo announced updated details for LA Opera's first production of Lucia di Lammermoor since 2003. Conducted by Music Director James Conlon and directed by Elkhana Pulitzer in her LA Opera debut, the new production stars Albina Shagimuratova in the title role as the dagger-wielding Scottish lass and Saimir Pirgu as her secret lover, Edgardo. Lucia di Lammermoor will open today, March 15, 2014, and run for a total of six performances through April 6 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Presents THE DREAM OF VALENTINO, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents a major new revival of Dominick Argento's The Dream of Valentino as the sixth production of the New Works Initiative. A sultry young dancer is transformed from an unknown immigrant into a silent film sensation. Rudolph Valentino's stardom blazes across the silver screen but is quickly consumed by the same forces that ignited it. Seduction and scandal swirl in this tango-tinged opera about an artist discovered and destroyed by Hollywood. Composed by Argento with a libretto by Charles Nolte as a joint commission between Washington and Dallas opera companies, the work received its world premiere in 1994 at The Kennedy Center, where it was described by the Chicago Tribune as “visually and theatrically ... a thumping success.” (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 1/05/2014
by BWW - Jan 5, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/05/2014 for Miami (more...)

MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE PEARL FISHERS & More Set for Utah Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2014-15 season. The company's 37th season will feature four productions between October 2014 and May 2015, including the company premieres of Georges Bizet's The Pearl Fishers and Igor Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. The season will also feature the debut of Utah Symphony's Music Director Thierry Fischer in his first Utah Opera conducting role, leading The Rake's Progress. (more...)

Michael Christie to Lead Minnesota Orchestra's Classical Series Opening Concerts, 2/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Conductor Michael Christie will lead the opening concerts of the Minnesota Orchestra's classical season subscription series on Thursday, February 20 at 11am; Friday, February 21 at 8pm; and Saturday, February 22 at 8pm as the orchestra returns to the renovated Orchestra Hall (1111 Nicollet Mall) for its homecoming subscription series, which runs from February through July 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Miami (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Including A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announced today another bold season of firsts for 2014–15. As Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers and Managing Director Perryn Leech revealed, coming attractions include the world premiere of A Christmas Carolby Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's firstRing cycle, with the North American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; and a host of career-shaping artistic role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox's Otello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's belovedCosì fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

Riverside Theatre Adds 1/30 MISS SAIGON Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Riverside Theatre's production of Miss Saigon is a big success with critics and audiences alike! And, due to popular demand a performance has been added on Thursday, January 30th at 2pm. The show will still close Sunday, February 2nd. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 1/12/2014
by BWW - Jan 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/12/2014 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Dayton (more...)

Minnesota Opera Presents THE DREAM OF VALENTINO, 3/1-9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents a major new revival of Dominick Argento's The Dream of Valentino as the sixth production of the New Works Initiative. A sultry young dancer is transformed from an unknown immigrant into a silent film sensation. Rudolph Valentino's stardom blazes across the silver screen but is quickly consumed by the same forces that ignited it. Seduction and scandal swirl in this tango-tinged opera about an artist discovered and destroyed by Hollywood. Composed by Argento with a libretto by Charles Nolte as a joint commission between Washington and Dallas opera companies, the work received its world premiere in 1994 at The Kennedy Center, where it was described by the Chicago Tribune as “visually and theatrically ... a thumping success.” (more...)

Handa Opera Hires International Cast for Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

On 21 March a cast of 60 international and local artists will converge on the purpose-built 1276sqm stage on Sydney Harbour to breathe life into Opera Australia's (OA) strikingly modern adaption of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. (more...)

LA Opera to Perform GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

LA Opera will present two free concerts on April 13 featuring 'Great Opera Choruses,' with Resident Conductor Grant Gershon leading the LA Opera Chorus. Highlights will include beloved excerpts from Madame Butterfly, The Magic Flute and La Traviata, among other works. Best of all, audience members of all ages-and of any musical ability-will have the exciting opportunity to join in the fun by singing along with the pros to such famous pieces as the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, 'Va pensiero' from Nabucco and the Toreador Song from Carmen. The 'Great Opera Choruses' concerts will be accompanied by LA Opera Assistant Conductor Jeremy Frank and will include soloists from LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. (more...)

Utah Opera's New Production of Puccini's TURANDOT Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Pageantry and energy will fill the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre from March 15 to 23, 2014 as Utah Opera presents the operatic spectacle of the season, Giacomo Puccini's final masterpiece, the electrifying Turandot. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ronan Tynan Plays Patchogue Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 23, 2014

Ronan Tynan played The Patchogue Theatre, Patchogue, NY on Saturday February 22, 2014 accompanied by William Lewis on piano. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Michael Christie Leads Minnesota Orchestra's Classical Series Opening Concerts This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Conductor Michael Christie will lead the opening concerts of the Minnesota Orchestra's classical season subscription series today, February 20 at 11am; Friday, February 21 at 8pm; and Saturday, February 22 at 8pm as the orchestra returns to the renovated Orchestra Hall (1111 Nicollet Mall) for its homecoming subscription series, which runs from February through July 2014. (more...)

Minnesota Opera's 2014–2015 Season Includes HANSEL AND GRETEL, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Minnesota Opera announces its 2014–2015 season, which presents a world premiere, a company premiere, two masterpieces not seen at Minnesota Opera in nearly three decades and a new production of an operatic blockbuster. All five productions are new to Minnesota audiences. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Victoria's Season Includes Das Rheingold, Madame Butterfly, Camelot and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Victoria's 2014-2015 opera season is big and bold. A golden treasure unleashes the destruction of the gods; a Scottish heiress pays with murder and madness for loving the wrong man; and the stage's greatest heroine, Madama Butterfly, makes the ultimate sacrifice to save her honour and her son. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Capitol City Opera to Present THE MERRY WIDOW and More, Fall 2014; Spring Auditions Set for 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Capitol City Opera Company, one of the only opera companies in the Southeast to champion local singers, will present a fully staged production of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 6 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m. at Oglethorpe University's Conant Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 5/9-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This spring, Amore presents Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) in a JapaneseKabuki inspired production. Conducted by Douglas Martin with stage direction by Nathan Hull, Madama Butterfly opens on May 9at The Connelly Theater in New York City and runs for twelve performances through May 25, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is richly reimagined in this boundary-busting production. Connecting the tale's enduring meaning with modern metaphor, this extraordinary staging combines live performance and film animation to delve deeply into the opera's surreal magic, odd characters and crazy love. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is richly reimagined in this boundary-busting production. Connecting the tale's enduring meaning with modern metaphor, this extraordinary staging combines live performance and film animation to delve deeply into the opera's surreal magic, odd characters and crazy love. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Minnesota Opera with the LA Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is richly reimagined in this boundary-busting production. Connecting the tale's enduring meaning with modern metaphor, this extraordinary staging combines live performance and film animation to delve deeply into the opera's surreal magic, odd characters and crazy love. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/11- MISS SAIGON
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2014

Today in 1991, Miss Saigon opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 4092 performances. Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The musical premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on 20 September 1989, closing after over four thousand performances, on 30 October 1999.The musical represented Schonberg and Boublil's second major success, following Les Miserables in 1985. (more...)

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