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Kyle Riabko's CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Heads to the Criterion Theatre This AutumnKyle Riabko's CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Heads to the Criterion Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Menier Chocolate Factory's summer show WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED has been refashioned into CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED, set to run at the Criterion Theatre beginning October 3, 2015. The Daily Mail writes that the show, directed by Oliver Award-winner Steven Hoggett, will once again star Kyle Riabko. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Vancouver Opera kicks off the exciting 2015-2016 season with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling blockbuster, Rigoletto. Powerful baritone Gordon Hawkins will sing the title role, with international superstar soprano Simone Osborne as Gilda and acclaimed tenor Bruce Sledge as the Duke. Sensational melodies, heartbreaking drama and vivid characters make this dark, tender drama of love and revenge irresistible. (more...)

Crested Butte Music Festival to Host Opera In Paradise, 7/15-26Crested Butte Music Festival to Host Opera In Paradise, 7/15-26
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Now it its 19th season, Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) continues its bold new approach in presenting music that is elevating, entertaining and transforming. Opera In Paradise (July 15-26), one of four 'mini' festivals taking place during the Festival, is no exception, as some of the biggest names on the opera world, along with top-tier emerging talent through CBMF's acclaimed training program, the Crested Butte Opera Studio, join the Festival for a six-week residency. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

This summer, On Site Opera(OSO) will present a new production that exemplifies the company's mission to stage operas in non-traditional locations ideally suited to the stories they tell. OSO will offer an immersive site-specific staging of Giovanni Paisiello's The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer) on New York City's Upper East Side. Conducted by the company's newly appointed Music Director,Geoffrey McDonald and directed by OSO's Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, the production will be updated to the early decades of the twentieth century (when the Fabbri Mansion was built) and staged in themansion's outdoor courtyard and library. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven's most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer's violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous “Ode to Joy.”  (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young ArtistsFlorida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2015-16 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...)

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis' AMERICAN IDIOT to Open 6/4Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis' AMERICAN IDIOT to Open 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

 Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Indiana premiere of American Idiot opening June 4, 2015 on the Livia and Steve Russell Stage. This production runs through July 5, 2015, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director, Emily Ristine Holloway serving as Assistant Director, Tim Brickley and Jeanne Bowling serving as co-Musical Directors, and Cherri Jaffee and Mariel Greenlee serving as co-choreographers. (more...)

Michael Mayer Will Direct Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL; Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll & More Set to StarMichael Mayer Will Direct Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL; Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll & More Set to Star
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

According to Variety, Tony-winning director Michael Mayer is set to helm a big screen version of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which has been adapted by playwright Stephen Karam. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW, 54 SINGS THE LIFE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCast of SIDE SHOW, 54 SINGS THE LIFE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

NJ Association of Verismo Opera to Hold Open Auditions; Application Deadline 6/15NJ Association of Verismo Opera to Hold Open Auditions; Application Deadline 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's application deadline to audition for the 2015-2016 is quickly approaching!  (more...)

Miami Lyric Opera to Present RIGOLETTO at the Colony Theatre, 7/11-12Miami Lyric Opera to Present RIGOLETTO at the Colony Theatre, 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Miami Lyric Opera will stage Verdi's Rigoletto, Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 8:00pm and Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 4:00pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139. (more...)

Rossini's La Donna del Lago to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/2Rossini's La Donna del Lago to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flrez headline Rossini's bel canto tour-de-force La Donna del Lago on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

BROADWAY LIGHTS AND OPERA STARS Set for First Baptist Church of Wickford, 6/14BROADWAY LIGHTS AND OPERA STARS Set for First Baptist Church of Wickford, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

A quartet of local professional singers will present a concert titled 'Broadway Lights and Opera Starts' at the First Baptist Church of Wickford on June 14, 2015 at 3:00pm. They will offer a wide variety of entertaining music from the most beloved opera and musical theater repertoire. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2015) –Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the orchestra in their annual Independence Day celebrations at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Opera Australia to Present LA TRAVIATAOpera Australia to Present LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

One of the most beautiful operas of this year's Winter Season, Verdi's devastatingly romantic La Traviata plays from Friday 3 July to Wednesday 22 July at Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Full Cast Set for WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED at Menier Chocolate FactoryFull Cast Set for WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the international cast - hailing from across the UK, US and Canada, for the UK premiere of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined. Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with Kyle Riabko's thrillingly original musical arrangement. This show, directed by Oliver Award-winner Steven Hoggett, is a dynamic 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27-year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach's classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of these hits as if for the very first time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kyle Riabko & Cast of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rock Menier Chocolate FactoryPhoto Flash: Kyle Riabko & Cast of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rock Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory  recently confirmed the international cast - hailing from across the UK, US and Canada, for the UK premiere of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined. Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with Kyle Riabko's thrillingly original musical arrangement. This show, directed by Oliver Award-winner Steven Hoggett, is a dynamic 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27-year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach's classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of these hits as if for the very first time. (more...)

Seattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This AugustSeattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Come experience the power of music on a whole new level at the Seattle Opera premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco this August. Viewers will be visually transported to ancient Babylon through magnificent costumes, awe-inspiring projections, and a new staging configuration that brings the music and performers closer to the audience than ever before. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/4/2015
by - Jul 4, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/4/2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY at NYMFPhoto Flash: First Look at MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Winner of the 2014 NYMF Developmental Reading Series, this Latin infused American musical is inspired by the true story of a Princeton Undergrad who was an undocumented child immigrant from the Dominican Republic. When Manuel gets a scholarship to study at Oxford, he's faced with the realization that he can't leave the USA. He takes on The Statue of Liberty in the fight of a lifetime; the high-stakes boxing match that is immigration today. Is Manuel worthy? No one is spared in this political comedy that pulls no punches about immigration reform and the American Dream. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes The Opera Unveiled, Pet Rescue Stories and MoreThis Week at Bookworks Includes The Opera Unveiled, Pet Rescue Stories and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

This week's events at Bookworks are below. For more information, visit bkwrks.com/event.  (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More!Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowess, awe-inspiring choruses, sumptuous scenery, and luxurious costumes. In addition, the company will present Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, and Mozart's comedic Così fan tutte.  (more...)

THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowess, awe-inspiring choruses, sumptuous scenery, and luxurious costumes. In addition, the company will present Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, and Mozart's comedic Così fan tutte. (more...)

NYFOS @ North Fork to Showcase Songs from Latin America in Orient & Bellport, 8/22-23NYFOS @ North Fork to Showcase Songs from Latin America in Orient & Bellport, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

New York Festival of Song returns to the peace and natural beauty of the North Fork of Long Island to launch the 2015-16 NYFOS Emerging Artists series with a residency and pair of performances: Sunday, August 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall in Orient, NY and Saturday, August 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport, NY. (more...)

Tickets to Opera San Jose's 2015-16 Season on Sale 7/27Tickets to Opera San Jose's 2015-16 Season on Sale 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

All tickets for Opera San José's 2015-16 season will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.operasj.org or by phone at 408.437.4450 or in-person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our corporate headquarters, 2149 Paragon Drive, San Jose, CA 95131. (more...)

NYMF's MANUEL VS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Gets ExtensionNYMF's MANUEL VS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Gets Extension
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Mannyville LLC, Dramatic Question Theatre and the New York Musical Theatre Festival are proud to announce the extension of the musical Manuel versus The Statue of Liberty which will begin performances this Tuesday, July 21. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The PublicBrandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/11/2015
by - Jul 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/11/2015. (more...)

La Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán presenta: Las Bodas de FígaroLa Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán presenta: Las Bodas de Fígaro
by Lola Arruti - Jul 1, 2015

La casa que vio nacer a la actual Sinfónica de Yucatán un 27 de Febrero del año 2004, fue el Teatro José Peón Contreras en el centro histórico de la ciudad de Mérida. Este año, el teatro recibió una merecida remodelación, sobre todo en el aspecto tecnológico, y qué mejor manera para celebrar su reinauguración que presentando la ópera bufa Las Bodas de Fígaro, con música de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libreto de Lorenzo da Ponte, basada en la pieza de Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais Le mariage de Figaro. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Summer Festival to Feature Pianist Rueiben Chen, & MorePacific Symphony Summer Festival to Feature Pianist Rueiben Chen, & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—June 30, 2015—A shining jewel among the most popular piano repertoire, Beethoven's “Emperor” concerto bursts to life at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival in the hands of internationally renowned pianist Rueiben Chen. The Boston Globe has said: “He plays with the white-hot energy, steel-fingered power and athletic virtuosity… Chen showed that he can play with delicacy and imagination.” Full of romanticism, majesty and beauty, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 is the last piece the composer wrote in concerto form and has remained the favorite among his fans. Led by Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutiérrez in his Summer Festival debut, this concert also marks the maestro's final performance with the Symphony. This wonderful evening of music under the stars opens with Verdi's stormy and colorful “La Forza Del Destino” and concludes with Rimsky-Korsakov's “Scheherazade,” a musical rendition of “Arabian Nights.” (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 8/2/2015 - 8/9/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 8/2/2015 - 8/9/2015
by BWW - Aug 9, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 8/2/2015 - 8/9/2015. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present NEIGHBORHOOD WEEK, 8/31Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present NEIGHBORHOOD WEEK, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Neighborhood Week,” an entire week of classical orchestral and chamber music in some of Pittsburgh's most beloved locales. Beginning on Monday, August 31, the Pittsburgh Symphony will be bringing music to the community with different events each day through Friday, September 4. All details about Neighborhood Week, including locations and ticket information, can be found at pittsburghsymphony.org/neighborhood. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RIGOLETTO is Another Triumph at Union Avenue OperaBWW Reviews: RIGOLETTO is Another Triumph at Union Avenue Opera
by Steve Callahan - Aug 3, 2015

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Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season RosterHouston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Prince of Players by eminent American composer Carlisle Floyd, the Lynn Wyatt Great Artist for 2015–16; Dvoák's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro; a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and The Root of the Wind is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Open New Season with LA TRAVIATA, 10/8Canadian Opera Company to Open New Season with LA TRAVIATA, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2015/2016 season with a work of dazzling beauty, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata.  This operatic classic returns to the COC stage in a lush new production for 11 performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on October 8, 13, 16, 17, 21, 24, 29, 30, November 1, 4, 6, 2015. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Presents the World Premiere of PYRAMUS AND THISBE; Plus Rare Opera Classics!Canadian Opera Company Presents the World Premiere of PYRAMUS AND THISBE; Plus Rare Opera Classics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian opera awaits Canadian Opera Company audiences this fall at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. In a new company production, the COC proudly presents Barbara Monk Feldman's first opera, Pyramus and Thisbe (2010), performed with two early Baroque opera classics, Claudio Monteverdi'sLamento d'Arianna (1608) and Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda(1624). Pyramus and Thisbe runs for seven performances on October 20, 23, 25, 28,November 5, 7 (two performances), 2015. (more...)

Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 SeasonWedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the Lyric Opera. Alexander Polianichko (Dvorák's Rusalka) and Christopher Allen (Donizetti's The Elixir of Love) will be making their Lyric Opera debut. (more...)

Single Tickets for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season on Sale 8/15Single Tickets for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season on Sale 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Single-ticket sales for Opera Santa Barbara's 2015-16 season will begin on Saturday, August 15. Ranging from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Opera Santa Barbara will open its 22nd season with Mozart's timeless drama Don Giovanni on November 6 and 8, followed by Donizetti's bel canto masterpiece The Elixir of Love on March 4 and 6, and a twin bill consisting of Puccini's compelling one-act operas Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi on April 22 and 24. Performances will take place at the historic Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADYCast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)

Sherrill Milnes to be Honored by University of South Florida & Cincinnati Opera in MaySherrill Milnes to be Honored by University of South Florida & Cincinnati Opera in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

The first week of May brings two new honors for Sherrill Milnes, the legendary baritone and the most recorded American opera singer of his generation. (more...)

Currency Press Releases Nick Enright SongbookCurrency Press Releases Nick Enright Songbook
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Nick Enright occupies a special place in the history of the Australian musical. He was the most experienced professional Australian lyricist of his generation and arguably the most influential. Currency Press has released The Nick Enright Songbook bringing together fifty of the best songs from ten musicals for which Enright wrote the lyrics, and the music of five gifted composers. Across this work, Enright's characteristic use of Australian imagery and language shine brightly, intertwined with the themes of resilience, lost love and religion that are familiar in his work. Together the songs display the proficiency and craft he brought to the Australian musical theatre. (more...)

Bard SummerScape 2015 to Present THE WRECKERSBard SummerScape 2015 to Present THE WRECKERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Reviving important but neglected operas is one of the ways the Bard SummerScape festival has established itself as “a hotbed of intellectual and aesthetic adventure” (New York Times), and this year's immersion in “Chávez and His World” is no exception. (more...)

On Site Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Run 6/9-13On Site Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Run 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

This summer, On Site Opera (OSO) will present a new production that exemplifies the company's mission to stage operas in non-traditional locations ideally suited to the stories they tell. OSO will offer an immersive site-specific staging of Giovanni Paisiello's The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer) on New York City's Upper East Side. Conducted by the company's newly appointed Music Director, Geoffrey McDonald and directed by OSO's Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, the production will be updated to the early decades of the twentieth century (when the Fabbri Mansion was built) and staged in themansion's outdoor courtyard and library. (more...)

Revival of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Opens 5/1 at the MetRevival of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Opens 5/1 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Stravinsky's twentieth-century operatic masterpiece The Rake's Progress will return to the Met stage for a revival of three performances only, opening May 1 and continuing through May 9. Music Director James Levine leads the performances, with rising stars Paul Appleby and Layla Claire in the central roles of the carefree Tom Rakewell and his faithful sweetheart, Anne Trulove; Stephanie Blythe as Baba the Turk, the hot-tempered bearded lady whose life becomes entangled with Tom's; English bass Brindley Sherratt in his Met debut as Anne's father, Trulove; and Gerald Finley as Nick Shadow, the mysterious man who encourages Tom to trade respectability for a life of aimless pleasure. (more...)

DCINY to Present Verdi's REQUIEM With 400 Voices at Carnegie Hall, 5/24DCINY to Present Verdi's REQUIEM With 400 Voices at Carnegie Hall, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents Verdi's Messa da Requiem, a monumental work for chorus, soloists and orchestra, replete with intense drama and gloriously beautiful melodies. The composer's only large-scale work not written for the stage, the Requiem stands in stature and artistry alongside Verdi's great operatic masterpieces. (more...)

James Levine to Conduct UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the MetJames Levine to Conduct UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Met Music Director James Levine will lead a starry revival of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, opening April 23 and continuing for four additional performances through May 9. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, 5/9Bay Street Theater to Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts and Divaria Productions are pleased to announce a shortened, LIVE version of Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA on Saturday, May 9 at 8 pm. The evening will highlight Verdi's most famous opera with the most important numbers linked by compelling narrative. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Will Present The UK Première of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINEDMenier Chocolate Factory Will Present The UK Première of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED
by Tori Leiber - Apr 15, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced the UK premiere of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED. Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with Kyle Riabko's thrillingly original musical arrangement. (more...)

Unexpected Opera to Return to the St James StudioUnexpected Opera to Return to the St James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Unexpected Opera returns to St James Studio this summer with more of its popular singing chat shows. The series will begin on 21st May with Traviata Tells All, in which high society courtesan Violetta Valery, heroine of Verdi's best-loved opera La Traviata, is a guest on Brooklyn mobster Tony LaScala's TV chat show. Arias and scenes from the opera are woven seamlessly into the conversations. All the familiar elements of chat shows will be there: topical humour, cheeky questions, confrontations and audience participation. (more...)

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