San Francisco Opera Announces LES TROYENS Casting UpdatesSan Francisco Opera Announces LES TROYENS Casting Updates
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

American mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens will make her San Francisco Opera debut as the prophetess Cassandra in the Company's upcoming production of Hector Berlioz's grand-scale opera Les Troyens (The Trojans) on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 20. San Francisco Opera today announced that Martens replaces mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the physically demanding role due to pregnancy. (more...)

Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More!Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Opera North today announces its mainstage work for the 2015/16 season, cementing its reputation as England's most adventurous and ambitious opera company: a flagship Northern arts organisation. (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...)

2015 Princeton Festival Offers Music, Dance, Musical Comedy, Opera & Free Lectures2015 Princeton Festival Offers Music, Dance, Musical Comedy, Opera & Free Lectures
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for events in The Princeton Festival's (www.princetonfestival.org) 2015 season, June 6-28, with 23 performances in 11 musical genres at venues in the Princeton area. There are also a number of free lectures, previews and special events. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Guest Conductor Juanjo Mena for BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 5/29Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Guest Conductor Juanjo Mena for BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Elevate your senses and your heart rate with a BNY Mellon Grand Classics concert that takes you from high above the quiet world to a pulse-pounding turn on the dance floor on May 29 and 31 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

The LA Opera and Classical KUSC 91.5fm Announce the 2015 Schedule for LA OPERA ON AIRThe LA Opera and Classical KUSC 91.5fm Announce the 2015 Schedule for LA OPERA ON AIR
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

LA Opera is collaborating with Classical KUSC 91.5fm to produce the ninth consecutive season of LA Opera On Air, a weekly broadcast series of LA Opera performances recorded live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Beginning with Verdi's La Traviata, starring Nino Machaidze and Plácido Domingo at 10am on Saturday, May 16, 2015, the weekly series hosted by KUSC's Duff Murphy will feature five performances from LA Opera's 2014/15 season and a special encore broadcast of Jules Massenet's Thaïs from the 2013/14 season. The series will be broadcast locally on Classical KUSC 91.5fm, its repeater stations (see below) and also streamed live online at KUSC.org. (more...)

A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and JULIUS CAESAR Enter Final WeeksA Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and JULIUS CAESAR Enter Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents the final weeks of its 2015 Spring repertory season with The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation (which has become the most popular production in the history of A Noise Within), now playing through May 27, the Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice Figaro by Charles Morey, freely adapted from Le Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais in its West Coast premiere now through May 10, and the Ovation-Recommended Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, in its final extension through May 24. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead ShowWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead Show
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

X Factor star, Amelia Lily (playing Whatshername), will star in Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, as it blasts into the UK for its West End premiere from the 17 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. Running until 27 September 2015, with press night on 22 July, American Idiot - The Musical features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The musical is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Opening This WeekendPhoto Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Opening This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

On Sunday, June 14, San Francisco Opera begins a revival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sparkling comedy The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) as part of the Company's 2015 Summer Season. The production, featuring a stellar cast of dynamic, young singers, is conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers and continues through Sunday, July 5 at the War Memorial Opera House. In conjunction with these performances, San Francisco Opera returns to AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, for a free live simulcast of The Marriage of Figaro on Friday, July 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CURIOUS INCIDENT's Bunny Christie and Finn Ross on Their Tony Win!BWW TV Exclusive: CURIOUS INCIDENT's Bunny Christie and Finn Ross on Their Tony Win!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

Bunny Christie and Finn Ross have won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Below, check out what they had to say after they accepted the award! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

CURIOUS INCIDENT's Bunny Christie & Finn Ross Win Tony for Best Scenic Design PlayCURIOUS INCIDENT's Bunny Christie & Finn Ross Win Tony for Best Scenic Design Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Bunny Christie and Finn Ross have won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

San Diego Theater Company The Trip Brings ORPHEUS & EURYDICE to NYCSan Diego Theater Company The Trip Brings ORPHEUS & EURYDICE to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

San Diego theater company THE TRIP, brings their newly acclaimed cinematic stage adaptation to New York City. ORPHEUS & EURYDICE written and directed by Tom Dugdale (Humana Festival; Contemporary American Theater Festival; Hungarian Theater of Cluj; Princess Grace Award Winner), will play five performances at Theaterlab NYC (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018). Performances are Thursday, July 16th  at 8pm; Friday, July 17th at 8pm; Saturday, July 18th at 8pm; Sunday, July 19th at 3pm; and Monday, July 20th at 8pm. Tickets are $18.00 and available at www.theaterlabnyc.com. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 6/14/2015 - 6/21/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 6/14/2015 - 6/21/2015
by BWW - Jun 21, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/14/2015 - 6/21/2015. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Offer Free Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in AT&T Park, 7/3San Francisco Opera to Offer Free Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in AT&T Park, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

San Francisco Opera partners with the San Francisco Giants and presenting sponsor Taube Philanthropies for Opera at the Ballpark-a free live simulcast of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro-on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Baseball and opera fans alike will have a chance to experience Mozart's sparkling comedy in the beautiful, under-the-stars setting of San Francisco's AT&T Park with seating both on the field and in the stands. Register now for early entry to ensure best seating at sfopera.com/simulcast. (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...)

Dervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead TheatreDervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Simon Russell Beale will be joined by Dervla Kirwan and Joseph Millson in the cast of Ian Kelly's new play about the dawn of celebrity. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGAROPhoto Flash: San Francisco Opera Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

On Sunday, June 14, San Francisco Opera begins a revival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sparkling comedy The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) as part of the Company's 2015 Summer Season. (more...)

Carrie Furnace to Host Opera Theater Summerfest Eco-opera Workshop, 6/27Carrie Furnace to Host Opera Theater Summerfest Eco-opera Workshop, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

 Music and theater lovers can step out at the Carrie Furnace on Sat., June 27 and into the creative process during a festive evening centered around a free workshop of Opera Theater's commissioned Eco-Opera, A NEW KIND OF FALLOUT, with music by composer Gilda Lyons and libretto by Tammy Ryan. The free event begins at 6 pm when audience members can bring chairs and blankets--or reserve a chair at the site for $10. (more...)

Nashville's 6/1/15 Theater CalendarNashville's 6/1/15 Theater Calendar
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Following a sold-out run of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in June 2015, Wolf Trap Opera continues the Figaro storyline with the Washington, D.C. premiere of acclaimed composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's contemporary opera The Ghosts of Versailles. The new production plays for four performances, July 10, 12, 15 and 18, at The Barns at Wolf Trap. See below for production and ticketing information; production photos are available upon request beginning July 10. (more...)

Tickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on SaleTickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Single tickets go on sale July 8 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 61st season. (more...)

Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh's SummerFest to Feature World Premiere, & MoreOpera Theatre of Pittsburgh's SummerFest to Feature World Premiere, & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 6, 2015) — The world premiere A NEW KIND OF FALLOUT is showcased in Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's fourth SummerFest season. Inspired by environmentalist Rachel Carson (a native of Springdale, Pa.), the new opera features music by acclaimed New York-based composer Gilda Lyons and a libretto by award-winning Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/6/2015 - 'SPELLING BEE', The Muny's HOLIDAY INN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/6/2015 - 'SPELLING BEE', The Muny's HOLIDAY INN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 6, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The original cast of 'SPELLING BEE' reunites in concert, HOLIDAY INN begins at The Muny and more! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 6, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Opera Australia Mounts New Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 8/6Opera Australia Mounts New Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Billed as the 'Downton Abbey' of opera but way more fun, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro continues to entertain today as it has done for centuries. Masters lusting over servants, servants outwitting their masters – Mozart's comic masterpiece is a hilarious account of a household's adventures over one crazy summer's day. (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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Conductor to Join Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/30MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Conductor to Join Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Amazon's original dramatic comedy Mozart in the Jungle is to film part of an upcoming episode at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the Thursday, July 30 'Mozart with Dudamel' performance.  (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (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...)

Lyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium ParkLyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season with the 15th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The free outdoor performance, presented in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, annually attracts capacity crowds of 16,000 to the pavilion, great lawn, and surrounding areas of the park. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TRIP's ORPHEUS & EURYDICE Begins This Week at Theaterlab NYCPhoto Flash: THE TRIP's ORPHEUS & EURYDICE Begins This Week at Theaterlab NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

San Diego theater company THE TRIP, proudly brings their newly acclaimed cinematic stage adaptation to New York City. ORPHEUS & EURYDICE written and directed by Tom Dugdale (Humana Festival; Contemporary American Theater Festival; Hungarian Theater of Cluj; Princess Grace Award Winner), will play five performances at Theaterlab NYC (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/5/2015 - 7/12/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/5/2015 - 7/12/2015
by BWW - Jul 12, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 7/5/2015 - 7/12/2015. (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...)

BWW Reviews:  Opera Australia's Beautiful Interpretation of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tells A Tale Of Love, Deceit, Passion, Lust, And The Division Between The Classes.BWW Reviews: Opera Australia's Beautiful Interpretation of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tells A Tale Of Love, Deceit, Passion, Lust, And The Division Between The Classes.
by Jade Kops - Aug 7, 2015

Sir David McVicar's latest creation for Opera Australia, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro is a beautiful blend of a comic tale of the goings-on in an aristocratic home, well-paced music and stunning visuals. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Present Fall Studio Showcase, 9/10Houston Grand Opera to Present Fall Studio Showcase, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

What: The Houston Grand Opera Studio, one of the most highly respected young artist programs in the country, will offer its fall Studio Showcase at 8:00 p.m. on September 10 and 12. (more...)

Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival to Include U.S. Premiere of WITCHES OF VENICE and MoreOpera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival to Include U.S. Premiere of WITCHES OF VENICE and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions, along with a diverse slate of recitals, concerts and master classes at multiple locations in Saratoga Springs, New York. Included in the lineup is Italian opera, WITCHES OF VENICE, which will make its U.S. premiere next summer as part of the festival. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015
by BWW - Aug 23, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015. (more...)

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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule for Diverse Upcoming Concert SeriesCanadian Opera Company Releases Schedule for Diverse Upcoming Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Toronto – When the Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns for its 2015/2016 season this fall, over 400 artists from diverse artistic backgrounds will share their talents in one of Toronto's most vibrant and intimate cultural hubs. The season begins on Tuesday, September 22 with a highly anticipated performance by the rising stars of the COC Ensemble Studio singing their favourite arias and art songs. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & MoreAbrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Abrons Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain 'one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown' (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique on the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/1/2015
by - Aug 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/1/2015. (more...)

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