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Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Jacques Lacombe to Conduct NJSO in CARMINA BURANA and More, 10/10-12Jacques Lacombe to Conduct NJSO in CARMINA BURANA and More, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra open the NJSO's 2014-15 concert season October 10-12 with Orff's Carmina Burana in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown. The concert opens with New Jersey composer George Antheil's McKonkey's Ferry as part of both the NJSO's New Jersey Roots Project and NJ350--a celebration of the Garden State's 350th anniversary in 2014. Debussy's Nocturnes rounds out the opening program. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents FIRST NIGHT to Kick Off 2014-2015 Season, 10/24The Dallas Opera Presents FIRST NIGHT to Kick Off 2014-2015 Season, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Opening Night of the Season holds the promise of something exciting, awe-inspiring and new! FIRST NIGHT presented by The Dallas Opera offers an evening of spectacular events to kick off the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” season with fun and flair. The festivities will begin on the lawn outside of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. with a red carpet entrance featuring models in custom-designed gowns based on the themes of this season's operas. They continue with a sumptuous black-tie Pre-Performance Dinner at 6:00 p.m., co-chaired by Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger and catered by Wolfgang Puck in Sammons Park in a fabulous tent enhanced by décor inspired by the opera. The Dallas Opera's production of The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a charming comedy, begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, as well as at Klyde Warren Park where last year's live opening night simulcast attracted thousands! (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces FIRST NIGHT LineupThe Dallas Opera Announces FIRST NIGHT Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Opening Night of the Season holds the promise of something exciting, awe-inspiring and new! FIRST NIGHT presented by The Dallas Opera offers an evening of spectacular events to kick off the 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' season with fun and flair. (more...)

The Met's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Broadcast at Town Hall TheaterThe Met's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Broadcast at Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera opens its 130th season with a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. Town Hall Theater will broadcast it live on the THT big screen October 18th at 1:00 pm. This is the first time since 1941 that Mozart's enormously popular comedy-in which various romantic entanglements complicate the nuptial plans of Figaro and his bride-to-be, the clever housemaid Susanna-has been chosen to open the Met season. (more...)

DMT Presents CANDIDE, 11/06-30DMT Presents CANDIDE, 11/06-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 35th Season with the musical CANDIDE, Royal National Theatre Version, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, in a new version by John Caird; and lyrics by Richard Wilbur, additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Leonard Bernstein's soaring score and lyrics from some of the wittiest writers of all time, this rollicking musical satire chronicles the lives and loves of Candide, a simple soul whose glass is always half-full. (more...)

San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler FellowsSan Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2015 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

Be Seduced by Sin in Mozart's Don Giovanni  Oct. 18 – Nov. 1, 2014 McCaw Hall in Seattle CenterBe Seduced by Sin in Mozart's Don Giovanni Oct. 18 – Nov. 1, 2014 McCaw Hall in Seattle Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

This fall, Seattle Opera brings audiences one of the most popular operas of all time: Don Giovanni. Set to glorious music, Don Giovanni tells a cautionary tale of an unrepentant Casanova who must pay the price for his misdeeds. Seattle Weekly called Seattle Opera's production "Sleek, chic and colorful" when it first played to packed houses in 2007. The Everett Herald wrote: "Seattle's production pulses with scenic delights and compelling staging that never drags. It's a big story to tell: Don Juan seduces and worse, even murders, without remorse.… In this production, it's a great ride." (more...)

The Dallas Opera Marks Second Consecutive Balanced BudgetThe Dallas Opera Marks Second Consecutive Balanced Budget
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Building on last year's announcement that The Dallas Opera had achieved a balanced operating budget for the 2012-2013 Season, TDO is thrilled to announce that it has maintained that balanced operating result to end the 2013-2014 Season 'in the black,' as well. This marks the first time in fifteen years that the company has achieved back-to-back balanced operating results! The company's latest fiscal year ended on June 30th and the results were subsequently confirmed by an outside audit. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Opening 10/24The Dallas Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Opening 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Dallas Opera's thrilling season-opening production of the 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, a revolutionary romantic comedy filled with memorable music and unforgettable characters. The Marriage of Figaro opens on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District at 2403 Flora Street. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Premiere New Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 10/24Dallas Opera to Premiere New Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

DALLAS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 —The Dallas Opera's thrilling season-opening production of the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, a revolutionary romantic comedy filled with memorable music and unforgettable characters. The Marriage of Figaro opens on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District at 2403 Flora Street. (more...)

Lang Lang to Perform Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic, 10/21Lang Lang to Perform Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in a one-night-only all- Mozart program featuring the Piano Concertos Nos. 17 and 24, with Lang Lang as soloist, and Overture to The Magic Flute, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Cape Town Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 18-26 OctoberCape Town Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 18-26 October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Cape Town Opera will present a new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's comic masterpiece of impetuous love, The Marriage of Figaro (LE NOZZE DI FIGARO) in the Opera House at Artscape from 18 to 26 October 2014. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of acclaimed conductor, Maestro Jeremy Silver will accompany this production's talented cast. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, directed by Jonathan Berry. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from November 7 - December 14, 2014. The press opening is Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, King's Head Theatre, October 6 2014BWW Reviews: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, King's Head Theatre, October 6 2014
by Gary Naylor - Oct 7, 2014

Gary Naylor sees another wonderful version of a most famous opera done in a way that is accessible for all yet pleases the aficionados too. A fine swansong to a venue that has provided a home for OperaUpClose for four years. (more...)

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents MOZART'S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE, 10/12The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents MOZART'S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Audiences will enjoy 23 excerpts of the master's music played live on stage by the A2SO, including themes from The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro. The music is magically woven into the drama as two actors recreate historical incidents from the composer's life. This mesmerizing concert and story performance is 50 minutes long. (more...)

Ildar Abdrazakov to Make American Solo Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall in JanuaryIldar Abdrazakov to Make American Solo Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall in January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

It has just been announced that Ildar Abdrazakov - "one of the most sought-after young basses in the operatic world" (Vanity Fair) - will make his American solo recital debut on January 29, on the main stage of New York's Carnegie Hall. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLASan Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella), running November 9-26, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Dallas Opera Celebrates Achievement of Simulcast MilestoneDallas Opera Celebrates Achievement of Simulcast Milestone
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

DALLAS, OCTOBER 28, 2014 —The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a record-breaking crowd for any Dallas Opera performance outside a sports stadium. (more...)

Dallas Opera Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Draws Record-Breaking CrowdDallas Opera Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Draws Record-Breaking Crowd
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a record-breaking crowd for any Dallas Opera performance outside a sports stadium. (more...)

The Dallas Opera's Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Brings In a Crowd of 7,000The Dallas Opera's Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Brings In a Crowd of 7,000
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a record-breaking crowd for any Dallas Opera performance outside a sports stadium. (more...)

Cape Town Opera and UCT Opera School to Present POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO, 19-23 NovCape Town Opera and UCT Opera School to Present POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO, 19-23 Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Cape Town Opera in collaboration with the UCT Opera School will present Argento's POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO. This exotic and colourful one act opera by Pulitzer-prize and Grammy Award winning composer Dominick Argento makes its South African debut at the Artscape Theatre from 19 to 23 November 2014 for five performances only. (more...)

OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 OrganizationsOPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Over 160 opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate the sixth annual NATIONAL OPERA WEEK from today, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014, with opera activities and announcements in their communities. National Opera Week is coordinated by OPERA America, the national service organization for opera. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in six performances November 9-26. (more...)

Opera Australia Releases New Video; Tickets on Sale for 2015 SeasonOpera Australia Releases New Video; Tickets on Sale for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Opera Australia and production house Collider, have captured the romance and the glamour of a night at the opera, in a brand new TVC released today to coincide with the on sale of tickets to all its operas for 2015. (more...)

The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING 11/08-12/20The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING 11/08-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

The Hideout Theatre presents Nothing and Everything, a title inspired by the common reaction of the plays of legendary playwright Anton Chekhov, Nov. 8-Dec. 20. (more...)

James Conlon to Conduct LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK at the Met, 11/10-29James Conlon to Conduct LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK at the Met, 11/10-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Conductor James Conlon leads a rare revival of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Metropolitan Opera in six performances beginning Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The cast for Graham Vick's production includes soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role as Katerina Ismailova, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Sergei, tenor Raymond Very as Zinovy Ismailov, and baritone Anatoli Kotscherga as Boris Ismailov. Tenor Frank van Aken sings the role of Sergei in the November 21 performance. (more...)

SF Opera Presents LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA) Opening TodaySF Opera Presents LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA) Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in six performances November 9-26. French mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes makes her San Francisco Opera debut in the title role of Angelina (Cinderella), the gentle servant girl who catches the eye of a handsome prince. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated details for the west coast premiere of John Corigliano's magnificently haunting 1991 opera,The Ghosts of Versailles, which receives its long awaited west coast debut on February 7 as the initial production of LA Opera'sFigaro Trilogy. Featuring a libretto by noted playwright William C. Hoffman, the opera is presented in a new production directed by Darko Tresnjak, a 2014 Tony Award winner, and it will be conducted by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon. (more...)

Juanjo Mena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut in 2015Juanjo Mena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Juanjo Mena will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting an all-Russian program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnole; Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1, with pianist Daniil Trifonov as soloist; and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, Pathe?tique, Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/17/14 - SIDE SHOW, PUNK ROCK, Elaine Stritch and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/17/14 - SIDE SHOW, PUNK ROCK, Elaine Stritch and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 17, 2014

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: It's a crazy-busy Monday! SIDE SHOW brings the freaks back to Broadway, PUNK ROCK and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN open off-Broadway, stars gather to celebrate Elaine Stritch and so much more! (more...)

LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Plácido Domingo, General Director of LA Opera, has announced updated details about the company's upcoming Figaro Unbound celebration, which explores the lasting legacy of French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais and the influential protagonist of three of his stage comedies: Figaro, the wily barber from Seville. LA Opera's programming of three operas based on the Figaro plays—The Barber of Sevilleby Rossini, The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and the west coast premiere of The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano, all conducted by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon—is the inspiration for Figaro Unbound, a three-month citywide celebration of the revolutionary spirit. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Winter Opera St. Louis Opens a Brilliant 'Le Nozze di Figaro'BWW Reviews: Winter Opera St. Louis Opens a Brilliant 'Le Nozze di Figaro'
by Steve Callahan - Nov 12, 2014

Winter Opera kicks off its eighth season with a simply heavenly production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro'. It's the perfect thing for one's first introduction to opera, or for turning a tentative love of opera into a deep and true commitment. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Link Up Program Partners with 14 New Orchestras this SeasonCarnegie Hall's Link Up Program Partners with 14 New Orchestras this Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Link Up, Carnegie Hall's music education program for students in grades 3-5, celebrates its 30th year with dozens of energetic and interactive concerts across the United States and abroad this season. With the addition of 14 new partner orchestras this year, Link Up curriculum and program materials are now being shared for free with more than 70 orchestras across the country from Alaska to Florida, as well as in Canada, Spain, and Japan, serving approximately 300,000 students and teachers around the world. (more...)

A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, 11/12A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Three winners and their guest will be given a backstage pass to meet Dido and Aeneas at intermission. The fun will continue as Bluebeard and Judith make their way to meet the winners at the end of the evening. (more...)

LA Theatre Works, in Partnership with LA Opera, Presents THE GUILTY MOTHER, 2/13-14LA Theatre Works, in Partnership with LA Opera, Presents THE GUILTY MOTHER, 2/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Pierre Beaumarchais' 1792 play The Guilty Mother, the last and least-known of the French playwright's trilogy of stage comedies about the adventures of Figaro, will be presented in a 'radio theater-style performance' by LA Theatre Works in partnership with LA Opera. A highlight of LA Opera'sFigaro Unbound celebration, The Guilty Mother will be directed by Michael Hackett, with performances taking place at 8pm on February 13 and 14 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater (235 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, 90095). (more...)

Tickets to LA Opera & LA Theatre Works' THE GUILTY MOTHER On Sale TomorrowTickets to LA Opera & LA Theatre Works' THE GUILTY MOTHER On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Pierre Beaumarchais' 1792 play The Guilty Mother, the last and least-known of the French playwright's trilogy of stage comedies about the adventures of Figaro, will be presented in a 'radio theater-style performance' by LA Theatre Works in partnership with LA Opera. A highlight of LA Opera's Figaro Unbound celebration, The Guilty Mother will be directed by Michael Hackett, with performances taking place at 8pm on February 13 and 14 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater (235 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, 90095). (more...)

The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Nearly a quarter-century after its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, the monumental 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles, by composer John Corigliano and librettist William C. Hoffman, will receive its long awaited west coast premiere in a new production directed by 2014 Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon will conduct performances featuring the work's original orchestrations, heard for the first time since the opera's 1999 European premiere. (more...)

Patricia Racette & More to Join Patti LuPone in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLESPatricia Racette & More to Join Patti LuPone in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Nearly a quarter-century after its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, the monumental 'grand opera buffa' ?The Ghosts of Versailles, by composer John Corigliano and librettist William C. Hoffman, will receive its long awaited west coast premiere in a new production directed by 2014 Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon will conduct performances featuring the work's original orchestrations, heard for the first time since the opera's 1999 European premiere. (more...)

LA Opera to Bring FIGARO to Life, 1/16LA Opera to Bring FIGARO to Life, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

(Los Angeles) December 17, 2014 — The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18. Showcasing Mozart's score with an entirely new English (and Spanglish) libretto by Vid Guerrerio, ¡Figaro! (90210) recasts the title character and his fiancée as undocumented Mexican workers in the present-day Beverly Hills mansion iof a real estate mogul and his actress wife. (more...)

LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Releases Call for Super 'Supers'Sarasota Opera Releases Call for Super 'Supers'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is seeking enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, and acrobats for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel. Supers will take the parts of guards, servants, pages, and bizarre masked characters (unicorn lady, unicorn man, goat lady, goat men, etc.) Age range for these characters is from teenager to 60s. (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD, 3/14-4/19 at The Den TheatreGriffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD, 3/14-4/19 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

On the heals of its hit musical production Titanic, Griffin Theatre Company continues its 2014-15 season with Lanford Wilson's acclaimed drama BALM IN GILEAD directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry and featuring an ensemble cast of 27 actors and musicians. BALM IN GILEAD will play March 14 - April 19, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

'Radio Theatre Style' THE GUILTY MOTHER to Open in L. A., 2/13/15'Radio Theatre Style' THE GUILTY MOTHER to Open in L. A., 2/13/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Two decades after the events of The Marriage of Figaro, the Count and Countess Almavivia have relocated to Paris, both of them hiding past sins. When a villain discovers the family secrets, the Almavivas seem certain to lose their fortune as well as their reputations. Figaro must come to the rescue yet again, using all of his wit and wisdom. (more...)

Operalia 2014 Winners AnnouncedOperalia 2014 Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Last night, after a week of competition that brought 40 young singers from 17 nations to Los Angeles, Placido Domingo announced that Rachel Willis-Sorensen, an American soprano, and Mario Chang, a Guatemalan tenor, took the top prizes tonight in the 22nd edition of Operalia, the World Opera Competition. Hosted by LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the weeklong contest culminated tonight in a Gala Finals Concert-featuring the LA Opera Orchestra conducted by Mr. Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion-which was streamed live on Medici TV. (more...)

Meet Fantastic Mrs. Fox Renée Rapier with Opera San AntonioMeet Fantastic Mrs. Fox Renée Rapier with Opera San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

While singing in the cast of Tobias Picker's most recent opera, Dolores Claiborne, which premiered last fall at San Francisco Opera - mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier was impressed by what she witnessed behind the scenes as well as onstage. 'Seeing Tobias's passion and involvement backstage to get things just right was a great experience,' she says. 'He's a composer who really cares about individual voices and how the singers feel about his music.' (more...)

Single Tickets for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season To Go On Sale, 9/2Single Tickets for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season To Go On Sale, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Single tickets go on sale at the Sarasota Opera Box Office (61 N. Pineapple Avenue) Tuesday, September 2nd for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Box office hours are Mondaythrough Friday, 10am – 4pm, and is located at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue in the Pavilion Building at the Sarasota Opera House. Visitwww.sarasotaopera.org for more information. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, 10/3-11/1The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, 10/3-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 season opens with an opera hailed as the crowning achievement of Verdi's career,Falstaff. This new company production is led by master director Canadian Robert Carsen and COC Music Director Johannes Debus with internationally acclaimed Canadian bass-baritoneGerald Finley making a long-awaited return to the COC in his role debut as the impoverished, loveable knight, Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for seven performances onOctober 3, 9, 12, 14, 25, 29 and November 1, 2014. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's beloved production of Puccini's heartbreaking masterpiece of love, longing and loss, Madama Butterfly, comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this October. An exquisite production by Canadian theatrical legend Brian Macdonald, designed by Susan Benson with lighting by Michael Whitfield, the COC'sMadama Butterfly has become a Toronto favourite, playing to sold-out audiences at its 1990 premiere and subsequent revivals in 1994, 1998, 2003 and 2009. Madama Butterfly is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and runs for 12 performances on October 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31, 2014. (more...)

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