Jaap van Zweden Leads New York Philharmonic in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 This WeekendJaap van Zweden Leads New York Philharmonic in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Jaap van Zweden will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, with Artist-in-Association Inon Barnatan as soloist; Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. The performances take place tonight, October 29, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m.  (more...)

GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 SeasonGREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (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 - Oct 29, 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...)

Opera Australia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and THE ELIXIR OF LOVEOpera Australia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Take an Italian opera and set it in the Australian outback in 1915, and the result is a witty and fun rendition of some of Donizetti's most glorious music. Earning 4 stars from The Sydney Morning Herald, this crowd pleaser is a must for both first time opera goers and seasoned opera lovers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sir Thomas Allen, Danielle Pastin, Christopher Tiesi & More in Pittsburgh Opera's COSI FAN TUTTEPhoto Flash: First Look at Sir Thomas Allen, Danielle Pastin, Christopher Tiesi & More in Pittsburgh Opera's COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with a Mozart favorite - COSÌ FAN TUTTE, or the 'School for Lovers.' 'Britain's Favorite Baritone,' Sir Thomas Allen (the real-life inspiration for 'Billy Elliot') not only directs, but plays the cynical philosopher Don Alfonso in this charming production. Combine a cast as talented as they are attractive with Mozart's brilliant score, and you have a sublime opera experience of poignant comedy. Set in the Italian seaside, the story centers around two couples and one wager - will they be faithful? Two young military officers are confident their girlfriends will remain true to them. Don Alfonso believes otherwise, and unleashes an inventive scheme to find out. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/09/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/09/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 8, 2015

Thus, we are happy to present the return of one our most popular features: 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...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents COSÌ FAN TUTTE as Part of New Season TonightPittsburgh Opera Presents COSÌ FAN TUTTE as Part of New Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with a Mozart favorite - COSÌ FAN TUTTE, or the 'School for Lovers.'  (more...)

MaryJoanna Grisso, Austin Colby, Natascia Diaz and More to Star in Signature Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY; Full Cast Announced!MaryJoanna Grisso, Austin Colby, Natascia Diaz and More to Star in Signature Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of WEST SIDE STORY, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret). The musical, a collaboration of music, dance and theater giants Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurents, is considered by some to be one of the greatest musicals of all time. WEST SIDE STORY will run from December 8 - January 24 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present TOSCA, TodayThe Dallas Opera to Present TOSCA, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

DALLAS, OCTOBER 16, 2015 – Expect edge-of-your-seat excitement and experience Grand Opera at its finest as The Dallas Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's immortal TOSCA, opening on Today, November 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.   (more...)

THE HERBAL BED, THE WITCHES, TOAST and More Slated for Rose Theatre Kingston's Spring 2016 SeasonTHE HERBAL BED, THE WITCHES, TOAST and More Slated for Rose Theatre Kingston's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its full spring season with an array of the finest drama, children's theatre, comedy and music. (more...)

NJ Sympohony Presents Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and MoreNJ Sympohony Presents Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe present Beethoven's iconic Ninth Symphony and Jennifer Higdon's blue cathedral, November 5-8 in Newark and New Brunswick. (more...)

Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal CompetitionToronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Toronto – Emily D'Angelo of Toronto took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC fundraiser Centre Stage, a highly anticipated annual celebration of the next generation of opera stars. D'Angelo was selected from eight finalists to receive the $5,000 award, supported annually by the Chair of the COC's Board of Directors. Lauren Eberwein of Qualicum Beach, BC won the Second Prize of $3,000, and Bruno Roy of Montreal was awarded the Third Prize of $1,500. Emily D'Angelo was also selected by the audience as the winner of the Audience Choice Award, worth $1,500. (more...)

UK's AMERICAN IDIOT Announces 'Rock-A-Long' Performance, Nov. 12UK's AMERICAN IDIOT Announces 'Rock-A-Long' Performance, Nov. 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

In celebration of the hugely successful and critically acclaimed London run of Green Day's explosive, Tony Award® winning Broadway musical American Idiot, which must end on 22 November 2015 at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square, a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance will be held for one night only on 12 November 2015. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/30/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/30/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 30, 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...)

Six Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This DecemberSix Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present six women conductors of international stature making music with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and a host of outstanding young artists in one great evening designed to showcase the work of the inaugural Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. (more...)

LA Opera to Present Erwin Schrott in Special Concert, CUBA AMIGA, 12/12LA Opera to Present Erwin Schrott in Special Concert, CUBA AMIGA, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

(Los Angeles) November 24, 2015 — Opera star Erwin Schrott returns to LA Opera for an extraordinary concert event, Cuba Amiga. Mr. Schrott will be joined by an ensemble of outstanding classical and jazz musical friends from around the world, including special guest José Feliciano, the legendary singer and guitarist. Taking the audience on a musical journey through Latin America, Cuba Amiga delivers a thrilling international spectrum of Latin rhythms: bolero, salsa, flamenco, timba, rumba, cha-cha, samba and tango. The performance will take place at 7:30pm on December 12, 2015, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012).  (more...)

Riverside Theatres Sets 2016 SeasonRiverside Theatres Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Western Sydney's premier performing arts centre, Riverside Theatres, is pleased to announce its Annual Performance Season for 2016 that includes 15 world-class productions. With shows set in all corners of the globe, audiences will have the opportunity to explore the world from Parramatta and delve into fascinating human stories from the past, present and future. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/23/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/23/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 23, 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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/16/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/16/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 16, 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 11/8/2015 - 11/15/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 11/8/2015 - 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 11/8/2015 - 11/15/2015. (more...)

David Arnsperger to Replace Brent Barrett Due to Injury in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Beginning Tonight in GermanyDavid Arnsperger to Replace Brent Barrett Due to Injury in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Beginning Tonight in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Broadway and Vegas star Brent Barrett will not perform the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Germany's Stage Metronom Theater in Oberhausen due to an injury. David Arnsperger will step in for the role.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Sir Thomas Allen, Danielle Pastin, Christopher Tiesi & More in Pittsburgh Opera's COSI FAN TUTTESTAGE TUBE: First Look at Sir Thomas Allen, Danielle Pastin, Christopher Tiesi & More in Pittsburgh Opera's COSI FAN TUTTE
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2015

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with a Mozart favorite - COSÌ FAN TUTTE, or the 'School for Lovers.' Check out clips below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 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...)

Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Houston, January 6, 2016— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2016 winter repertory on January 22with an inventive staging by multiple-award-winning theater director Michael Grandage of Mozart's genial farce, The Marriage of Figaro. Performances continue through February 7. Co-produced by HGO and the Glyndebourne Festival and premiered at Glyndebourne in 2012, this production, set in 1970s Spain with sets and costumes by award-winning designer Christopher Oram, was hailed for its beauty and for affirming “Mozart's comic masterpiece as both of its time and perennially modern” (Sunday Times). HGO is delighted to bring this elegant staging to Houston under the direction of Ian Rutherford, who worked with Grandage and toured the production following its Glyndebourne run.    (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/30/2016
by - Jan 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/30/2016. (more...)

New York Stage Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210) to Begin in March at the DukeNew York Stage Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210) to Begin in March at the Duke
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

After highly acclaimed concert performances in 2013, and a sold-out run with LA Opera in January 2015,  ¡Figaro! (90210) makes its New York stage premiere, opening Thursday,  March 24th at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project (229 West 42nd Street).  (more...)

Pepperdine Opera Program to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE, 2/25 & 27Pepperdine Opera Program to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE, 2/25 & 27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Pepperdine University Flora L. Thornton Opera Program presents Mozart's most enduring comedy, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote), sung in the original German with English subtitles and dialogue in English, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, February 25 and 27, at Smothers Theatre on Pepperdine's Malibu campus. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/17/2016 - 1/24/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/17/2016 - 1/24/2016
by BWW - Jan 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 1/17/2016 - 1/24/2016. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company.  (more...)

Michael Foster Heads to Winter Park Playhouse with HEROES AND VILLAINSMichael Foster Heads to Winter Park Playhouse with HEROES AND VILLAINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

?Michael Foster commands the stage with his new cabaret, Heroes and Villains, at The Winter Park Playhouse as part of their monthly Spotlight Cabaret Series, February 17 and 18. Christopher Leavy, Playhouse Musical Director, will accompany on piano. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 2/22Canadian Opera Company to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Toronto – The future of Canadian opera will be on full display on February 22, 2016 when the rising young stars of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio sing the lead roles in Mozart's comedic tour-de-force, The Marriage of Figaro. This special, one-night-only performance of the COC's new production takes place at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, with all tickets accessibly priced at $25 and $55. The Marriage of Figaro is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/16/2016
by - Jan 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/16/2016. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Host Staged Readings of LUCKY GUY, 1/22-24Temple Theaters to Host Staged Readings of LUCKY GUY, 1/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Temple Theaters, with support from the George and Joy Abbott Center for Musical Theater, presents Lucky Guy: A Staged Reading, January 22-24 in the Randall Theater. Written by Willard Beckham, Lucky Guy is the tale of a singing cowboy who has the chance to become a star. The reading, starring Patrick Bishop and Rebecca Joy, is directed by Maggie Anderson and Dann Dunn, with musical direction by Gina Giachero.         (more...)

Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Recruits Seven New ArtistsCanadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Recruits Seven New Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Toronto –   The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes seven outstanding new artists for the 2016/2017 season: sopranos Danika Lorènand Samantha Pickett, mezzo-sopranos Emily D'Angelo, Lauren Eberwein and Megan Quick, baritone Bruno Roy, and pianist Stéphane Mayer. The seven artists join the Ensemble Studio in August 2016 and become part of an illustrious program that, since its inception in 1980, has launched the careers of over 215 Canadian singers, opera coaches, mainstage directors and conductors. (more...)

COC Music Director Johannes Debus Renews Contract Through 2020-21 SeasonCOC Music Director Johannes Debus Renews Contract Through 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Canadian Opera Company audiences can look forward to five more years with Johannes Debus as the company's Music Director. The news of Debus' contract renewal through to the company's 2020/2021 season was announced today by COC General Director Alexander Neef at the public launch of the COC's 2016/2017 season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Florentine Opera to Premiere SISTER CARRIE This FallThe Florentine Opera to Premiere SISTER CARRIE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Milwaukee, WI -- The Florentine continues to craft its seasons with a blend of imaginatively staged classic operas and important new American works. The nation's sixth oldest opera company will launch the 83rd Season with the world premiere of SISTER CARRIE, a new work by the two-time Grammy Award-winning creators of Elmer Gantry. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on SaleTickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

OperaUpClose to Present Bizet's CARMEN at Coventry's Belgrade TheatreOperaUpClose to Present Bizet's CARMEN at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

?Following the success of La Boheme, La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to the Belgrade Theatre stage with their new English version of Bizet's wildly popular opera on Tues 19 Jan. (more...)

Opera Star Yunpeng Wang to Make British Debut in LiverpoolOpera Star Yunpeng Wang to Make British Debut in Liverpool
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The team who brought Russian soprano Ekaterina Lekhina to St George's Hall last year, are now appealing to a new generation of opera fans by bringing Metropolitan Opera baritone, Yunpeng Wang, to the city for his British debut later this month. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera Form a Perfect 'Marriage'- Part 1BWW Interview: Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera Form a Perfect 'Marriage'- Part 1
by Erica Miner - Jan 11, 2016

Lang's remarkable blend of talents, which include expertise in the theatrical, artistic and business realms, serve him well in his new position (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

California Symphony to Perform BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 7, 3/20California Symphony to Perform BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 7, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (February 4, 2016) – Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, and a performance by California Symphony Principal Clarinetist Jerome Simas and Principal Bassoonist Douglas Brown in R. Strauss's rarely-heard double concerto Duett-Concertino, highlight the California Symphony's “Textbook Classics” program on Sunday, March 20. The Orchestra performs the overture from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro to open the concert, led by guest conductor Leif Bjaland. The concert is at 4 pmat the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, with a free pre-concert talk with Bjaland beginning at 3 pm. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, TodayHouston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 2/4/16Canadian Opera Company to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 2/4/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Toronto –  Canadian Opera Company audiences find themselves ensnared in a web of erotic passions with a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro this February. One of the most beautiful and convincing operas about the fluid enchantments, maze-like confusions and bouts of sheer blindness brought on by love, this new staging is directed by one of the most sought-after and critically acclaimed artists of his generation, Claus Guth, with equally celebrated musical leadership by COC Music Director Johannes Debus. The Marriage of Figaro is on stage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for 11 performances, including a special presentation starring the young artists of the COC's Ensemble Studio training program, on February 4, 7, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 22*, 23, 25 and 27, 2016. (more...)

Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday PresentationMet Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English with special discount pricing for families this December and January. This year's production, Rossini's madcap comedy The Barber of Seville, opens December 16 and stars Isabel Leonard and Ginger Costa-Jackson as Rosina; David Portillo and Taylor Stayton as Count Almaviva; Elliot Madore and David Pershall as Figaro; Valeriano Lanchas as Dr. Bartolo; and Robert Pomakov as Don Basilio. Antony Walker conducts all nine performances of the opera, which runs through January 2. (more...)

NJSO Music Director Xian Zhang named Principal Guest Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of WalesNJSO Music Director Xian Zhang named Principal Guest Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales (BBC NOW) today announced that internationally renowned Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang-the NJSO's next music director-has been appointed BBC NOW's Principal Guest Conductor, effective September 1, 2016 (more...)

Opera Australia to Present THE PEARLFISHERSOpera Australia to Present THE PEARLFISHERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Bizet's romantic opera of golden sands, colourful silks and soul-stirring duets is being reimagined in this brand new Opera Australia production, directed by Michael Gow. (more...)

Opera Australia Presents Bizet's Romantic Opera, THE PEARLFISHERS, Jan. 15Opera Australia Presents Bizet's Romantic Opera, THE PEARLFISHERS, Jan. 15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Bizet's romantic opera of golden sands, colourful silks and soul-stirring duets is being reimagined in this brand new Opera Australia production, directed by Michael Gow. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Strauss's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 2/8Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Strauss's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the perfect midwinter getaway: a beautiful production of Richard Strauss's delectably bittersweet romantic comedyDer Rosenkavalier, which opens on Monday, February 8 for eight performances. (more...)

Mixologists Create Cocktails Inspired by Utah Opera's THE MERRY WIDOWMixologists Create Cocktails Inspired by Utah Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Utah Opera is continuing the Salt Lake Magazine partnership for the annual Libretti & Libations where art influences life - or at least a drink. Talented mixologists from favored Salt Lake City and Park City restaurants curate unique cocktails inspired by the season's opera productions. From Dec. 18 to Jan. 24, six locations will offer refined libations inspired by Utah Opera's The Merry Widow as a way of infusing food and beverage with the experience of opera. Visit www.utahopera.org/libations for more information. (more...)

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