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Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera's ANDREA CHENIER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season opens Friday, September 9 with a gala performance of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chenier in a new production by Sir David McVicar. Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti leads a stellar cast, including three international stars making their San Francisco Opera debuts in the demanding lead roles: South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee in the title role, Italian soprano Anna Pirozzi as Maddalena di Coigny and Georgian baritone George Gagnidze as Carlo Gerard. The opening night festivities are distinguished by San Francisco Opera Guild's glamorous Opera Ball 2016: La Revolution et L'Amour and BRAVO! Club's Annual Opening Night Gala. The opening of the Company's 94th season also marks the beginning of Matthew Shilvock's inaugural season as General Director. Shilvock is the seventh General Director in the Company's history. (more...)

2016-17 Chicago Philharmonic Season Opens with Legendary Lovers, Features Harp Duo in Foyer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season, Love, begins with a concert exploring 'Legendary Lovers' as depicted in music. Couples including Romeo & Juliet, Ruslan & Ludmila, and Tristan & Isolde all feature. Emily Birsan and John Irvin, Ryan Opera Center alumni recently heard at the Lyric Opera, sing duets by Verdi, Bernstein, and Gounod, and the orchestra performs symphonic works by Ravel, Wagner, Glinka, and Diamond. The Belle Harmonie harp duo, featuring Krista Hagglund and Anna Hirons of the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, will perform in the foyer before the concert. (more...)

New Staging of Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE to Open the Met's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 132nd season, the 50th anniversary of its iconic Lincoln Center home, on Monday, September 26 with a new production of Wagner's epic tragedy Tristan und Isolde. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents Tchaikovsky's ONEGIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Celebrating its 60th Year, the grand passions and lush melodies of Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky's EUGENE ONEGIN open The Dallas Opera's exciting 2016-2017 Season. The Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance features an international all-star cast in this bittersweet story about love, pride and, ultimately, regrets. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

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...)

Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the casting and schedule for the Company's summer 2018 presentations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The four-opera cycle of Das Rheingold,Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-widely considered the greatest and most ambitious work ever conceived for the lyric stage-will be presented in three complete cycles from June 12 through July 1, 2018.  (more...)

Marianna Pizzolato Replaces Elizabeth DeShong in Met Opera Debut as 'Isabella' in L'ITALIANA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Marianna Pizzolato will make her Met debut as Isabella, the title character in L'Italiana in Algeri, which she now sings in all performances of Rossini's comedy at the Met this season. The Italian mezzo-soprano replaces Elizabeth DeShong, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness. (more...)

Renowned Opera Singers Join Houston Symphony and Chorus for Haydn's CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Acclaimed international vocalists Nicole Heaston, Toby Spence and Peter Rose will join the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Haydn's grandiose oratorio, The Creation, led by Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada Sept. 29 and Oct. 1-2. (more...)

Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Bystromas Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, andKwangchul Youn as the Commendatore. The October 22 matinee, with this cast, will be transmitted worldwide as part of the 11th season of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Sheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting will be announced shortly, and patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. (more...)

Verismo Opera To Hold Supernumerary Auditions, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has several opportunities for supernumeraries (supers) to appear in Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto and volunteers to get involved in the grand opera company. Actors and aspiring actors are invited to apply. (more...)

Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov Return to LA Opera in May
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov will return to Los Angeles in concert with the LA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jader Bignamini. The concert will take place at 7:30pm on May 4, 2017, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012). Tickets for the concert are currently on sale exclusively to LA Opera subscribers.  (more...)

Isabel Leonard & Jared Bybee Launch George London Foundation 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Last April, the George London Foundation for Singers concluded the 20th year of its celebrated George London Foundation Recital Series with a gala featuring some of opera's most prominent American and Canadian stars.  The foundation has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971, and the annual series presents pairs of outstanding opera singers, many of whom were winners of a George London Award, the prize of the foundation's annual vocal competition. (more...)

Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Season - World Premieres, Live Streams and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Guerilla Opera is all fun and games in their 10th anniversary season, featuring a new production of Loose, Wet, Perforated with music and libretto by Nicholas P. Vines in September 2016 and the world premiere of Play, the Game or Game, the Play with music and libretto by composer and theater artist Rick Burkhardt in May 2017. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces Single Ticket Sales for 60th Season, 7/11; EUGENE ONEGIN, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

 The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that single tickets for its eagerly-anticipated 2016-2017 '60th' Season and popular Family Performances Series will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Lyric Opera of KC Names New Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the selection of the inaugural class of the Resident Artists Program. They include: soprano April Martin, mezzo-soprano Samantha Gossard, tenor Casey Candebat, baritone John Viscardi and pianist Kyle Naig. They will perform in various roles throughout the 2016-17 season on the mainstage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as well as at community outreach and education events. The artists were selected after a rigorous national audition of more than 100 singers. Led by Vinson Cole, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance faculty member and one of the leading artists of his generation, Resident Artists Program signals the creation of the first-ever Resident Company for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Announces UK Tour in 2017
by Marianka Swain - Jun 27, 2016

Hot on the heels of a record-breaking, critically acclaimed West End run, this new production of FUNNY GIRL embarks on a major national tour in 2017. The five-star production opens at Manchester Palace, where it runs for a week from 20 February, before touring to venues including Milton Keynes Theatre, Liverpool Empire, Bristol Hippodrome, Stoke Regent Theatre, His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen, Edinburgh Playhouse, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Birmingham Hippodrome, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, King's Theatre Glasgow, Nottingham Theatre Royal and Southend Cliffs Pavilion. Further tour dates and casting yet to be announced. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL comes to Glasgow King's Theatre in 2017
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 6, 2016

FUNNY GIRL comes to Glasgow King's Theatre in 2017 (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Michael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

On the heels of her Tanglewood debut in Carmina Burana with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, fast-rising soprano Nadine Sierra—who, after four major debuts last season alone, is quickly becoming a fixture at important houses around the world—returns to New York to debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival on July 25, in an all-star opening night “operatic fantasy” called The Illuminated Heart. After an auspicious debut as Gilda at the Met last season, she returns this fall for a house role debut as Zerlina inDon Giovanni, and in the spring makes both her role and Live in HD debuts as Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo under the baton of James Levine. Following last season's Paris Opera debut, she opens the 2016-17 season at the Palais Garnier with the role of Flavia in a new production of Cavalli's Eliogabalo. This is one of three Paris Opera productions to feature her this season: she also appears as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Gilda inRigoletto at the Opéra Bastille, where she sang her first Zerlina last season. Other highlights in the new season include a return to Zurich Opera—where she won acclaim for her 2015 house and role debuts as the title character in Lucia di Lammermoor—to sing her first performances as Elvira in Bellini's I Puritani. (more...)

ANDREA CHENIER to Open San Francisco Opera Season, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (July 22, 2016)—San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season opens Friday, September 9 with a gala performance of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier in a new production by Sir David McVicar. Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti leads a stellar cast, including three international stars making their San Francisco Opera debuts in the demanding lead roles: South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee in the title role, Italian soprano Anna Pirozzi as Maddalena di Coigny and Georgian baritone George Gagnidze as Carlo Gérard. The opening night festivities are distinguished by San Francisco Opera Guild's glamorous Opera Ball 2016: La Révolution et L'Amour and BRAVO! Club's Annual Opening Night Gala. The opening of the Company's 94th season also marks the beginning of Matthew Shilvock's inaugural season as General Director. Shilvock is the seventh General Director in the Company's history. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tenor Barry Banks Counts Himself Lucky
by Erica Miner - Jul 25, 2016

From his early youth in Staffordshire, UK, Barry Banks had a burning desire to sing. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Open 94th Season With ANDREA CHENIER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season opens Friday, September 9 with a gala performance of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier in a new production by Sir David McVicar. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Apotheosis Opera's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Apotheosis Opera presents its second production, a fully-staged English-language production of GIACOMO PUCCINI'S masterpiece LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (The Girl of the Golden West), tonight, July 22 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 24, at 3pm at the theatre of El Museo del Barrio (1230 5th Avenue). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running July 20-31, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for details! (more...)

La Mama to Present Limited Run of Rock Opera BABY FAT: ACT 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

La MaMa presents, in association with Columbia Stages, the world premiere advance staging of Baby Fat, Act 1, a Screeching Weasel Rock Opera. Baby Fat: Act I boasts music and lyrics by Ben Weasel of Screeching Weasel ('Cool Kids') and libretto by Ben Weasel (after Victor Hugo and Francesco Maria Piave). Michael Scholar, Jr. (The Black Rider) directs this November Theatre production, scheduled for a strictly limited engagement at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre at 66 East 4th Street, NYC from July 21 - July 23. (more...)

BWW Review: Political and Social Satirist Katie Goodman Definitely Doesn't 'F*ck It Up' In Her Hilarious Show at Stage 72
by Victoria Ordin - Jul 1, 2016

If Lorelai Gilmore, with her lightning fast speech, did political satire while rapping and playing both the piano and acoustic guitar, it would look something like Katie Goodman's hybrid comedy and cabaret act. Her latest show, I Didn't F*ck It Up, ran at Stage 72 (The Triad) on June 17, her cabaret home in the city. The liberal Jewish daughter of Pulitzer-winning Boston Globe journalist Ellen Goodman is a longtime Park Slope mom who co-writes songs with husband Soren Kisel and leads the all-woman troupe, Broad Comedy. The whip-smart, wisecracking brunette with blue eyes and more than a passing resemblance to Gilmore Girls and Parenthood star, Lauren Graham, is a like a female Andy Borowitz—or John Fuselgang, who had a career in cabaret long before he became famous for his lacerating comic critiques of conservative politics. (more...)

Cast Changes Announced For West End's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

As the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA heads towards its 30th birthday at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, Ben Forster continues to star as 'The Phantom' alongside Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

MIAMI – August 2, 2016– Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program.  (more...)

Elizabeth Franz to Star in Ronald Harwood's QUARTET at Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, proudly presents Tony Award-Winner Elizabeth Franz in Ronald Harwood's play Quartet, with performances August 18 through August 28 at Sharon Playhouse (49 Amenia Road). Opening night is August 18 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Verismo Opera Presents Annual Open House to Announce Fall Season, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), will hold its fall Open House on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  The annual event will be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera to Launch 28th Season With Open House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

 The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), will hold its fall Open House on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  The annual event will be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Listen to Jonas Kaufmann's heartfelt version of the Godfather theme 'Parla più piano' - now also available on Spotify & Amazon: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/JK-ParlaPiuPiano (more...)

BWW Feature: SWEENEY TODD Star Sarah Rice Returns to Solo Cabaret
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 22, 2016

Broadway and opera performer and multiple award winner Sarah Rice is in her first solo cabaret act since 2013 -- with a pianist, David Vernon, and her Theremin all at her side. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 8/14/2016 - 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 8/14/2016 - 8/21/2016. (more...)

Season Tickets Now On Sale For Opera Santa Barbara
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Single tickets are on sale now for Opera Santa Barbara's 2016-17 season, which will open November 4 and 6 with Georges Bizet's timeless drama Carmen, followed by productions of Leoš Jana?ek's imaginative The Cunning Little Vixen on March 3 and 5, and Giacomo Puccini's richly melodic La Rondine on April 28 and 30. Ranging in price from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Performances will take place at the historic Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. (more...)

Verismo Opera to Resume 'Bring the Family to the Opera' with RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), is preparing for its 28th season and resuming the well received Bring the Family to the Opera initiative that introduces children and the extended family to live, fully staged performances of grand opera as the composer intended. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Launches 40th Season With CARMEN Starring Jennifer Johnson Cano, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) opens its 40th season with Calixto Bieito's bold staging of Georges Bizet's Carmen, the largest production the company has mounted in its four decades. Set in the arid earthiness of post-Franco Spanish North Africa, Carmen is a powerful account of a defiantly free-spirited woman and her obsessive lover. With the familiar story and iconic score that opera buffs and casual opera-goers alike know and love, BLO's Carmen opens September 23 for four performances through October 2. The run marks the company's debut at the Boston Opera House whereCarmen will be the first professional opera produced at the venerable theater since 1991. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Sweeney Todd' Original Sarah Rice On Her Upcoming Shows At Pangea, Working With Sondheim, and the Zen-Like Theremin
by Ashley Steves - Aug 12, 2016

Name an opera or operetta and it is likely listed in soprano Sarah Rice's repertoire. Over her long and illustrious career, she has starred and performed in a myriad of productions all across the map, from Broadway to Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy. Strauss, Salieri, Sondheim--- it's there. Now, in her first solo show since 2013, Rice will debut her new show Music of the Night (borrowing, of course, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, in which Rice played Christine in the National Tour) at Pangea Restaurant Pangea Restaurant (2nd Avenue between 11th and 12th streets) on August 17, 18, and September 20, all at 7 pm. Alongside pianist Matthew Martin Ward (Eric Sedgwick for the September show) and special guest David Vernon, she will sing and play a set aimed to explain 'the things that go through your head at 4:00 AM,' covering classical, Celtic, television and movie themes, and musical theatre. (more...)

New Jersey Association of Verismo to Hold Auditions for Verismo Opera Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), opens the 2016-2017 season and invites singers to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus.  (more...)

Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Opens in San Jose, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Opera San Jose opens its 2016-17 season with Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Donizetti drew inspiration for this opera from Sir Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor. The story revolves around a feud between two families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods. Lucia Ashton loves Edgar, master of Ravenswood, whose land her family has taken by force. When Lucia's brother, out of political necessity, forces her into an arranged marriage, there are dire consequences. Donizetti expertly combines the epic story of Lucia with some of the most wonderful melodies from his pen and the most affecting mad scene in theatre. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Season Opens September 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season, Love, begins with a concert exploring "Legendary Lovers" as depicted in music. (more...)

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