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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...)

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...)

The Dallas Opera Announces Single Tickets for the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season to Go On-Sale 7/14The Dallas Opera Announces Single Tickets for the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season to Go On-Sale 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Now is the time to prepare to scale a new summit in North Texas arts and entertainment! Single tickets for Dallas Opera's 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season, presented by Texas Instruments, and popular TDO Family Performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center will go on sale to the general publicMonday, July 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Dallas Opera Single Tickets On Sale July 14Dallas Opera Single Tickets On Sale July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Now is the time to prepare to scale a new summit in North Texas arts and entertainment! Single tickets for Dallas Opera's 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season, presented by Texas Instruments, and popular TDO Family Performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center will go on sale to the general public Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUSNorthlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents Its 2014-2015 Season PreviewThe LA Opera Presents Its 2014-2015 Season Preview
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

On September 13, LA Opera kicks off an exciting 2014/15 season with La Traviata. Following the success of the mesmerizingly beautiful Thais,Plácido Domingo and soprano Nino Machaidze come together once again in this Giuseppe Verdi classic under the baton of Music Director James Conlon. Maestro Conlon will also conduct our highly anticipatedFigaro Trilogy which follows the development of Figaro, one of opera's most famous characters, from barber to bridegroom to older-but-still-wily servant in Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles (Feb. 23-Mar. 1, 2015), Rossini's The Barber of Seville (Feb. 28-Mar. 22, 2015) and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (Mar. 21-Apr. 12, 2015). (more...)

PRIMARY STAGES with David Ives and Billy Porter, Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER and More Set for Fall 2014 WORKS & PROCESS Series at the GuggenheimPRIMARY STAGES with David Ives and Billy Porter, Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER and More Set for Fall 2014 WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2014 season, including three offsite programs presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Single Tickets to Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 Season On Sale 8/1Single Tickets to Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 Season On Sale 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets will go on sale exclusively ONLINE at www.sarasotaopera.org Friday, August 1st, 2014 for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Highlights include the return of some of Sarasota Opera's most popular productions, acclaimed artists, and the Sarasota Opera premieres of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel as well as the Verdi masterpiece Don Carlos in the original Paris version. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: GEOFFREY MORRIS AND SIOBHAN STAGG PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS GUITARISSIMO Was a DelightBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: GEOFFREY MORRIS AND SIOBHAN STAGG PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS GUITARISSIMO Was a Delight
by Barry Lenny - Jul 28, 2014

Siobhan Stagg and Geoffrey Morris are an excellent pairing, both of them energetic, and lively. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist ProgramThe Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

Music Academy of the West to Present CARMEN in Honor of Opera Great Marilyn Horne on 8/1 & 8/3Music Academy of the West to Present CARMEN in Honor of Opera Great Marilyn Horne on 8/1 & 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Music Academy of the West will present a new, fully staged production of Georges Bizet's timeless operaCarmen in honor of celebrated mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre. Directed by David Paul and conducted by James Gaffigan, the performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 1, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday, August 3. Tickets start at $15. (more...)

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces Single Tickets On Sale NowThe Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces Single Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join in and celebrate this season of great music, great experience and unique warmth that is your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. From André Watts, who teams up with our resident, professional orchestra in the revered Hill Auditorium for an uplifting performance of Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto, to a resounding chords of the magnificent Mahler Symphony No. 5 with the hauntingly beautiful adagietto, this season has it all for you. Season subscriptions are also still available to experience great, live music. Reserve your seats today. Your seat is waiting. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
by - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & MoreWarner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

Opera Singer Danielle de Niese Lends 'Voice' to International Rescue CommitteeOpera Singer Danielle de Niese Lends 'Voice' to International Rescue Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

International opera sensation Danielle de Niese is taking on a new role today, becoming an 'IRC Voice' to help the International Rescue Committee raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. Danielle is the latest talent to become an 'IRC Voice,' joining a group of young, prominent artists including Morena Baccarin, Rashida Jones, John Legend, and Piper Perabo, who have all committed to do their part to speak up on behalf of some of the world's most vulnerable. (more...)

Barrie Kosky Set for Melbourne Theatre Company's NEON Festival, 20 JulyBarrie Kosky Set for Melbourne Theatre Company's NEON Festival, 20 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Following his triumphant second season at Komishe Oper in Berlin, Barrie Kosky returns to hometown Melbourne for a star turn in Melbourne Theatre Company's NEON Festival of Independent Theatre at 2pm Sunday 20 July at Southbank Theatre. (more...)

Patti LuPone Set to Lead LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES; Darko Tresnjak to DirectPatti LuPone Set to Lead LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES; Darko Tresnjak to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

LA Opera will soon present the first full-scale production in this century of John Corigliano's grand opera buffa, one of the most acclaimed operas of our time. Extravagantly scaled, gloriously tuneful, supremely touching and yet uproariously entertaining, The Ghosts of Versailles turns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny. Running February 7- March 1, 2015, the production will feature direction by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Season Kicks Off With FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 10/23The Dallas Opera Season Kicks Off With FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

It's the place to see and be seen this fall – FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON! The Dallas Opera 2014-15 “Heights of Passion” Season opens with a stunning fashion show featuring styles by world-class Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, as well as, six custom-made gowns created by internationally renowned designers inspired by each of the operas presented this season. The lavish event, co-chaired by Lynn McBee and Nicholas Even, also includes a delectable gourmet luncheon. Elizabeth Kimple is the Chair of the luncheon. (more...)

The Houston Symphony's September and October 2014 Calendar Features Jason Alexander, Andrés Orozco-Estrada's  Inaugural Season, and MoreThe Houston Symphony's September and October 2014 Calendar Features Jason Alexander, Andrés Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

The Houston Symphony's 2014-15 Classical and POPS concert series will kick-off in September with an exceptional line up of orchestral repertoire, world-class soloists and comedic fun. Following a laugh-filled weekend of POPS performances with Tony Award-winning actor and Seinfeld star Jason Alexander, the inaugural season of conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada will feature three concerts in a "¡Bienvenido, Andres!" weekend including Opening Night and Gala along with two free performances. (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 Dallas Opera Appoints Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal CompetitionThe Dallas Opera Appoints Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. This season's competition will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the elegant setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. (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...)

Single Tickets Go on Sale 9/2 for Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 SeasonSingle Tickets Go on Sale 9/2 for Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 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 Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm, and is located at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue in the Pavilion Building at the Sarasota Opera House. Visit www.sarasotaopera.org for more information. (more...)

Marvin Kernelle Named New Chorus Master of Cape Town OperaMarvin Kernelle Named New Chorus Master of Cape Town Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

This week Cape Town Opera announced the appointment of Marvin Kernelle as the new Cape Town Opera Chorus Master. Kernelle succeeds Albert Horne, who is now Chordirektor and Dirigent at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Germany. (more...)

The Houston Symphony Welcomes Its New Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada with a Celebratory "BIENVENIDO" Weekend, 9/12-14The Houston Symphony Welcomes Its New Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada with a Celebratory "BIENVENIDO" Weekend, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The entire community is invited as the Houston Symphony welcomes its 15thmusic director, Andres Orozco-Estrada, for the start of his inaugural season with a weekend celebration of music. Launching his tenure in Houston with three nights of exciting programming, Andres will take the podium for performances on Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14. This milestone moment in the Symphony's history is not to be missed! (more...)

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert continue The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with performances of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, as well as the second release of the Philharmonic's series of recordings of Nielsen's complete symphonies and concertos. (more...)

Andrés Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season with the Houston Symphony to Open with Weekend Celebration, 9/12-14Andrés Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season with the Houston Symphony to Open with Weekend Celebration, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The entire community is invited as the Houston Symphony welcomes its 15th music director, Andres Orozco-Estrada, for the start of his inaugural season with a weekend celebration of music. Launching his tenure in Houston with three nights of exciting programming, Andres will take the podium for performances on Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14. This milestone moment in the Symphony's history is not to be missed! (more...)

The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK, 10/24The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas's popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual “Dallas Opera Opening Night Simulcast in the Park” featuring Mozart's class-conscious romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. (more...)

Opera Australia Announces 2015 Season - THE RABBITS, ANYTHING GOES and MoreOpera Australia Announces 2015 Season - THE RABBITS, ANYTHING GOES and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Opera Australia has announced details of its 2015 season, consolidating the recent success in building audiences, with a program that is uniquely audience-focused. Clear in its aim to grow audiences even further with masterpieces of opera and music theatre, the program for the year ahead is highly accessible, with a roster of artists at the top of their game. Now more than ever is the time to experience opera and to discover just why it's moved hearts and minds for so long. (more...)

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