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Widely renowned for fueling the resurrection of Handelís operas, City Opera continues its exploration of the Baroque by presenting the New York premiere of Georg Philipp Telemannís 1726 opera Orpheus. Rediscovered only in the late 20th century, this inventive score showcases the composerís progressive spirit and vivid imagination.



The tri-lingual libretto in German, French, and Italian features text drawn from operas by Handel and Lully and offers a unique twist on the Orpheus myth, focusing on the character Orasia, Queen of Thrace, whose jealousy brings about the destruction of Orpheus and Eurydice.



Debut artist Daniel Teadt sings the title role in this new production staged at El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Performed in German, French, and Italian with English supertitles.


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Opens 2016-17 Season on October 27 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra launches its 44th season with a concert at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. Orpheus is joined by award-winning pianist Christian Zacharias-widely known for his interpretations and recordings of Beethoven's works-for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

The NAC Orchestra and The Glenn Gould Foundation Celebrate The Genius of Philip Glass
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

On Saturday, November 26, iconic American composer Philip Glass will be awarded The Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize at an exclusive concert in his honour, presented by The Glenn Gould Foundation and the NAC Orchestra.  The Genius of Philip Glass features the NAC Orchestra led by guest conductor Dennis Russell Davies performing a concert of music spanning the legendary composer's career. (more...)

World Premiere Opera THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE to Open This Sunday at the Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

?This Sunday, the Everyman Theatre will present the world premiere concert performance of a brand new opera by virtuoso, John O'Brien. Inspired by Oscar Wilde's timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose, it stars Cara O'Sullivan, Majella Cullagh and Owen Gilhooley. (more...)

ACME Performs with Blonde Redhead, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Thereminist Carolina Eyck and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) embarks on a busy month of concerts on October 6 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York with Nordic Noir, a concert featuring music by Danish composers Frans Bak, Ejnar Kanding and MBD73. ACME will tour with Blonde Redhead from October 9-14, performing the band's album Misery is a Butterfly in its entirety, before joining Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson for a tour supporting his recent Deutsche Grammophon album Orphee from October 16-23. Upon returning to New York, ACME performs with German thereminist and composer Carolina Eyck in the world premiere of her Fantasias for theremin and string quartet. ACME and Eyck's recording of the Fantasias will be released by Butterscotch Records on October 14. (more...)

BWW Review: Chris Dwan Channels His Inner Child in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Sep 27, 2016

At one point during WASTE OF SPACE, Chris Dwan began singing the lyric 'We're connected in our own sort of universe' again and again. That line came from an original track, 'All I Know,' co-written with Ross Baum. Making his New York City solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 6, Dwan did create his own sort of the universe, but the connections remained a bit unclear. (more...)

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik, and Pianist and Composer Timo Andres Perform at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7pm, Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, known for his 'dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique' (The New York Times) and pianist/composer Timo Andres, will perform a concert at National Sawdust (80 North 6th St.). The performance is part of Andres' engagement as a National Sawdust curator for the 2016-2017 season, and will include a selection of works from Kutik's new album, Words Fail, out October 28 on Marquis Classics, including two of Mendelssohn's Songs without Words (arr. Friedrich Hermann), the New York premiere of Andres' Words Fail, and the world premiere of Michael Gandolfi's Arioso Doloroso/Estatico, both of which Kutik commissioned for the album. The duo will also perform Nico Muhly's Compare Notes, Stravinsky's Suite Italienne, and the world premiere of Andres' arrangement of a short work by Janacek titled Words Fail.  (more...)

'Subway Series', Stravinsky & Harrison Festivals and More Set for Trinity's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

This season, Trinity Church Wall Street's music program continues to minister to New Yorkers through an unparalleled array of free, ambitious musical offerings. (more...)

Paliku Theatre to Present METAMORPHOSES This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Metamorphoses, an award-winning, lyrical adaptation of Ovid's masterpiece by Mary Zimmerman, recounts ancient Greek mythological tales for a contemporary audience. Metamorphoses is onstage at Paliku Theatre October 21st through October 29th. (more...)

Plays by Sarah Ruhl, Bryna Turner Join Lincoln Center Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced two new productions for its 2016-2017 season: HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, and an LCT3 production of BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, a new play by Bryna Turner. (more...)

BWW Looks Closer at TRADE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SEE ME NOW at the Young Vic
by Liz Cearns - Sep 22, 2016

Genesis Future Directors Award recipient Bryony Shanahan directs trade, Debbie Tucker Green's sharp examination of our transactional world. See Me Now is a new show created and performed by those who have been, or currently are sex workers. (more...)

Halloween-Themed 'Haunted Hearts' Features Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 & More Alongside Bone-Chilling Narration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, the Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season dedicated to love continues October 30 with Haunted Hearts, conjuring up bittersweet past loves, nightmarish scenes, and the bug that got away. C.P.E. Bach's Symphony No. 5, a devilishly difficult showpiece, sets the tone with its careening runs and shocking use of harmony. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

Four Nations Ensemble Sets 2017 Series at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

For the second year, the Four Nations Ensemble will make its home at Merkin Concert Hall to present three programs of chamber and vocal music by Bach and his contemporaries, from Handel to Couperin to Vivaldi. The programs, each on Monday evenings, will be held January 30, March 13, and May 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Outcry Youth Theatre invites you to experience the beauty of Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE. EURYDICE reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Come experience Eurydice's journey into the underworld in this gorgeous and timeless story of love and loss. The show runs September 30-October 8 at the Studio Theatre in the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre?! (more...)

A TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey to October 30. Directed by Austin Pendleton, this production marks the play's first New York revival in 35 years. (more...)

Stage Veterans Form Indie Pop Trio Moondrunk; LUNACY Album Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Broadway's Ashley Perez Flanagan (vocals/percussion) and Yair Evnine (cello/beats), alongside Andrew Bancroft (vocals/guitar), have formed Moondrunk, a New York indie pop trio. (more...)

Miller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

As prolific as he is provocative, John Zorn returns to Composer Portraits with five new works, all slated to receive their world premiere performances. A dream team of new music superstars comes together to give voice to Zorn's newest creations, affirming once more the depth and breadth of his musical palette, which draws on punk, jazz, klezmer, classical, and other genres-spanning continents and centuries. (more...)

BWW Review: 27, Cockpit Theatre, 12 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 13, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that has plenty of rock but lacks strong characters and is overly predictable. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Launches Seventeenth Season with Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' soul-searching, compassionate, surprisingly funny, and achingly poetic 1961 play about a defrocked minister and his one chance for salvation, opens Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2016-2017 season on Friday, October 14 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Performances continue through November 13, with specially priced previews on October 12 and 13. (more...)

Godfrey Johnson Brings JOHNSON UNZIPPED to the Foxwood Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Godfrey Johnson will be performing JOHNSON UNZIPPED at The Foxwood Theatre in Houghton this weekend, heralding in the spring season with a celebration of music, madness, comedy and humanity. (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Opera Exposures to Present Recital Honoring Elizabeth Taylor Browning
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Opera Exposures  (http://www.operaexposures.org), the not-for-profit opera company founded by Edna Greenwich in 2004, will present  a special recital celebrating  Elizabeth Taylor Browning, the first African American opera singer to gain recognition in Europe and the United States in the mid to late 19th century, on Sunday, September 18, at 3:00 PM at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, 1466 Manor Road.  Tickets, available at the door, are $25. Children under ten will be admitted free of charge. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Rock Musical 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Directed by world renowned director/choreographer Arlene Phillips,"27" is an intoxicating modern fable of our time, a dark interpretation of one of humanity's oldest stories. It has music, book and lyrics and is co-directed by Sam Cassidy. (more...)

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents SCHICK MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents the music theater production Schick Machine September 23-25 on San Francisco's Z Space Main Stage prior to tour. Directed by Rinde Eckert virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick inhabits a fantastical stage filled with huge invented instruments and sound sculptures - including the Hurdy Grande, the Tumbler, the Field of Flowers and the Peacock (a deconstructed pipe organ). After the performance, the audience is invited onstage to engage and explore a kind of audio "maker" sound and visual domain. The production was described at its debut as 'fresh and surprising...often mind-blowing' LA Times (more...)

Lies, Lies and Propaganda & Suspicious Woman Productions to Stage ORPHEUS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Lies, Lies and Propaganda and Suspicious Woman Productions present Orpheus. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

BWW Review: Searing BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE from The Williams Project
by Jay Irwin - Aug 4, 2016

Dear Readers, I have some really great news for you. The Williams Project, the incredible company that gave us the scintillating 'Orpheus Descending' last year, is back in Seattle and their latest offering, 'Blues for Mister Charlie' by James Baldwin just provides further proof that this is a top notch company of theater professionals at the top of their game. (more...)

Spectrum Presents Festival Featuring The Music of Michael Hersch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Spectrum proudly presents a festival of music by composer Michael Hersch on September 7th, 8th and 11th. Featured performers include Michael Hersch, Miranda Cuckson, Mariel Roberts, Ah Young Hong, Jacob Rhodebeck, Gary Louie, Sophie Shao, and Michael Atkinson. Works include two New York premieres, a world premiere, and only the third-ever complete performance of his landmark "The Vanishing Pavilions" of 2005. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

For the first time ever, Chicago's iconic Music Box Theatre will host a classical live performance when Chicago Opera Theater (COT) debuts the Chicago premiere of Frank Martin's 1942 'The Love Potion' ('Le Vin Herbe') on September 30. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Renee Fleming to Headline TSO's 2016-17 Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Led by Music Director Peter Oundjian, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) opens its 95th season on Wednesday, September 21 at Roy Thomson Hall with a sumptuous performance by the radiant soprano Renee Fleming. (more...)

LA New Court Theatre Set to Present ATLAS PIT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Los Angeles New Court Theatre has announced its world premiere production of Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man's Son, a new play by Alex Burkart at Working Stage Theater from September 30 through October 23. Directed by Beth Lopes and featuring original songs by Kyle Acheson, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Daniel Braunstein, Michael Chandler, Devereau Chumrau, Herman Johansen, Josey Montana McCoy, and Nancy Stone. Opening is set for Friday, September 30 at 8pm and the strictly limited engagement of 12 performances will run through October 23 only. (more...)

Photo Flash: Riant's Strawberry One-Act Festival Announces 2016 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival has announced the winners of the 2016 festival. The awards have been announced at the Closing Night Ceremony and Performance on July 31st at 7pm, at the Theatre at St. Clement's in New York City. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR to Make OC Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to produce the Orange County premiere of Seminar. (more...)

World Premiere of THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE Set For Everyman This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This September, the Everyman Theatre is proud to present the world premiere concert performance of a brand new opera by virtuoso, John O'Brien. Inspired by Oscar Wilde's timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose, it stars Cara O'Sullivan and Majella Cullagh. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2016 Comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Led by guest conductor Semyon Bychkov for the very first time, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonicreturns for its 13th open-air concert, with a program of French orchestral classics, in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2016 airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

'Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert' Coming to Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 9/30
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2016 airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Greek Tragedy Is Given A Contemporary Australian Update In ORPHEUS
by Jade Kops - Aug 20, 2016

Lies, Lies and Propaganda and Suspicious Woman Productions have delivered another unique spin on a classic tale with Orpheus. (more...)

Kyo-Shin-An Arts to Present KANRECKI SURPRISE at Tenri Cultural Institute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

'KANREKI SURPRISE', a concert celebrating the 60th Birthday of KSA's Artistic Director, Shakuhachi Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer, will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7:30 PM at the Tenri Cultural Institute. (more...)

Eric B. Anthony and More Set for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Today, co-founders Chris Maikish and Luke Klipp announced the cast for the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theater series, A Little New Music, performing at San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Sumptuous Feast for All Senses with Williams Project GLASS MENAGERIE
by Jay Irwin - Aug 19, 2016

Tennessee Williams' 'The Glass Menagerie' is a tough piece to pull off with all its emotion and meaning in tact but luckily new to town company The Williams Project is more than up to the task. Add into that some down home cookin' from the folks at Cafe Nordo and you've got yourself an evening to satisfy all your senses. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With New Rock Musical 27
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

Ryan Molloy, Cassie Compton, Greg Oliver and Jack Donnelly star in the world premiere of the new British rock musical '27'.  (more...)

Escher String Quartet Wraps Up Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Celebrity chamber music ensemble Escher String Quartet stays in Festival residency for the final week with three diverse concert programs.  (more...)

Orpheus to Debut Jessie Montgomery's RECORDS FROM A VANISHING CITY at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Composer/violinist Jessie Montgomery's latest orchestral score, Records from a Vanishing City, will be given its world premiere by Orpheus at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, Thursday, October 27 (8 pm). (more...)

Great Southern Craft Beer Competition Calls for Homebrewer Entries
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Following the annual success of the Great Southern Craft Beer Competition, Publik Draft House (P.D.H.) officially calls for entries for the 2016 homebrew competition. Southeastern homebrewers are invited to submit original beers beginning September 1. A panel of beer experts will judge the entries, with the winning brew showcased at the 2016 Great Southern Craft Beer Party, taking place Sunday, January 15 at Orpheus Brewing. At the party, Publik Draft House will present the winner of the competition with a cash prize and Orpheus Brewing Experience. (more...)

Cast Change for Glimmerglass Festival SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Molly Jane Hill will sing the role of Mrs. Lovett in The Glimmerglass Festival's production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd beginning August 15, replacing Luretta Bybee who has withdrawn from the role. The new production runs throughAugust 27 in the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown, New York. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK Album is Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Lost, forgotten, and  unknown Irving Berlin songs are the focus of  Chip Deffaa's new album, 'The Irving Berlin Songbook,'  being released today.   (more...)

BWW Review: Culture Matters! Silk Road Ensemble Enthralls Capacity Crowd at Blossom
by Roy Berko - Aug 15, 2016

It was a soggy night at Blossom, but neither the rain nor the humidity dampened the enthusiasm of the crowd that filled the pavilion and covered much of the lawn for the Saturday, August 13 evening concert of the Silk Road Ensemble. (more...)

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