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Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Composer-conductor Thomas Ade?s will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut leading the U.S. Premiere of his Totentanz, featuring mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and baritone Mark Stone; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1; and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

James Conlon, Harry Connick Jr., PORGY AND BESS, 50 Premieres, Sheryl Crow, Emerson Quartet and More Set for Ravinia's 2015 SeasonJames Conlon, Harry Connick Jr., PORGY AND BESS, 50 Premieres, Sheryl Crow, Emerson Quartet and More Set for Ravinia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Ravinia's 2015 season, jam-packed with more than 120 events from June 16 through Sept. 10, was announced today by Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman. The season features 60 artist debuts and 55 classical works never before performed at Ravinia. More than 35 programs will feature works by new and 20th-century composers. (more...)

On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. (more...)

On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHEROn Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. This summer, the company kicks off its most ambitious undertaking to date:The Figaro Project. On Site Opera will offer lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays: The Barber of Seville (1775), The Marriage of Figaro (1784) and The Guilty Mother(1792). The Figaro Project will reacquaint audiences with their favorite Beaumarchais' characters in new and unexpected ways in non-traditional venues across New York City. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at FIGARO, Playing Over Easter at A Noise WithinPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at FIGARO, Playing Over Easter at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, serves up performances of the comedy Figaro, a new production of Beaumarchais' classic play The Marriage of Figaro freely adapted by Charles Morey through May 1 -- especially over Easter weekend Saturday, April 4 at 2pm and 8pm and special after brunch curtain time on Sunday, April 5 at 4pm. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LA Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGAROSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LA Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

LA Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro - Now through April 12 Only. Check out a sneak peek at the teaser below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Los Angeles Opera's MARRIAGE OF FIGAROReview Roundup: Los Angeles Opera's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Review Roundups - Mar 24, 2015

The Los Angeles Opera opened The Marriage of Figaro. From the breathless opening notes of the overture to the touching final curtain, Mozart's comic masterpiece under the baton of James Conlon brilliantly bucks the conventions of his time to deliver an ageless message of love and forgiveness. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, MARCH 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season closes with a charming and poignant—but rarely performed work—by Russia's greatest composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1892 “gem,” IOLANTA (Y?-LAWN-tah), a fairy tale romance with deeply serious undertones set in Medieval France. (more...)

BAD JEWS Transfers to London's Arts Theatre TonightBAD JEWS Transfers to London's Arts Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Following sold out runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and St James Theatre in London, the Theatre Royal Bath production of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS transfers to London's Arts Theatre for a limited 11 week run, today 18th March - Saturday 30th May 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Presented by LA Opera as Second Part of Figaro TrilogyBWW Review: Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Presented by LA Opera as Second Part of Figaro Trilogy
by Shari Barrett - Mar 15, 2015

Trevore Ross stages this splendid revival of a production originally created by Spanish director Emilio Sagi for the Teatro Real in Madrid. Thanks to his stellar ensemble who do the lion's share of changing the sets while playing multiple roles, the opera is just as lovely to watch as it is to hear with the entire cast harmonizing spectacularly and playing their parts for all the laughs they can muster. THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is performed in Italian with simultaneous English translations projected over the stage. (more...)

QPAC to Open Exhibition Celebrating 30th AnniversaryQPAC to Open Exhibition Celebrating 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

As part of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) 30th Anniversary a FREE exhibition celebrating 30 years of the Centre will open on 24 March and run until 26 September 2015 in QPAC's Tony Gould Gallery. (more...)

Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & MoreNashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Nashville Opera's 2015-16 season will showcase four extraordinary opera productions, Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox, W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte and Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. 3 and 4-show, 2-show, and FLEX voucher season ticket orders are available immediately online at www.nashvilleopera.org, or directly from the Nashville Opera's Box Office by calling (615) 832-5242. (more...)

Tulsa Opera to Present OF MICE AND MEN, 4/10-12Tulsa Opera to Present OF MICE AND MEN, 4/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Tulsa Opera concludes its 67th Anniversary season with a continuation of the company's ongoing commitment to American and English language opera with the Oklahoma premiere of Carlisle Floyd's rendition of John Steinbeck's iconic novella Of Mice and Men on April 10 and 12 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Presented on the 45th anniversary of the opera's world premiere, Of Mice and Men is a faithful retelling of one of America's most celebrated works of literature, an intimate saga of two Depression era workers' struggle for survival and the dream of owning their own farm. Carlisle Floyd is one of the nation's most revered opera composers, known for his early masterwork Susannah and, more recently, Cold Sassy Tree. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio ArtistsThe Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

After a worldwide search, Houston Grand Opera has chosen seven new members for the 2015–16 HGO Studioprogram. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensivecareer development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to thefield of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 500 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in Houston, New York, Philadelphia,Cincinnati, and San Francisco. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias, held this year on February 5. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 SeasonHouston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 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 Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players; Dvo?ak'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 and 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 another chamber opera, by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

LA Opera's Figaro Trilogy to Continue with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2/28-3/22LA Opera's Figaro Trilogy to Continue with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2/28-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Following on the heels of The Ghosts of Versailles, LA Opera presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville, the midpoint of its 2015 Figaro Trilogy and a key part of its three-month Figaro Unbound exploration. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon conducts an international roster of stars including Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov, American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, American tenor René Barbera, Italian baritone Alessandro Corbelli and Icelandic bass Kristinn Sigmundsson. (more...)

LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane serves as musical 'tour guide' for LACO's annual 'Discover' program, which this season features a special one-night-only exploration of Mozart's incomparable and deeply moving Requiem in D minor with special guests Alison King, soprano; Emily Fons, alto; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Aubrey Allicock, bass; and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8 pm, at Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium. The evening is designed to lead patrons to a greater understanding of Mozart's musical capstone and to appreciate the work with 'new ears.' Kahane, lauded for his 'eloquence' (The New York Times), explores a different work each year for LACO's annual Discover concert. According to LA Opening Nights, 'Some conductors are born educators, and Jeffrey Kahane is one of them.' Adding a special flourish to Kahane's introduction to the work are Antaeus Company actors John Sloan (Mozart ) and JD Cullum (Salieri). (more...)

Geoffrey Rush Set to Play OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Musical BiopicGeoffrey Rush Set to Play OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Musical Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

According to Deadline, Geoffrey Rush has officially signed on to play OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in Vadim Jean's upcoming musical biopic CONSIDER YOURSELF. (more...)

TOSCA, AIDA, MERRY WIDOW and MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Set for Utah Opera's 2015-16 SeasonTOSCA, AIDA, MERRY WIDOW and MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Set for Utah Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Utah OperaArtistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2015-16 season. The company's 38th season will feature four productions between October 2015 and May 2016 that encompass some of opera's greatest tales of love and sacrifice. (more...)

4@15: FOUR NEW FIFTEEN-MINUTE MUSICALS Come to NYC This Weekend4@15: FOUR NEW FIFTEEN-MINUTE MUSICALS Come to NYC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with NYU Steinhardt, will commence performances this weekend, January 24 and 25, for five performances only at The Pless Hall Black Box Theatre, featuring new works from writers Lizzie Hagstedt & Alex Rubin, Daphny Maman & Sujin Kim, Benjamin Velez & Kathryn Hathaway, and Caleb Hoyer & Kevin Michael Murphy. Ben Baker serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs. (more...)

Yan Pascal Tortelier to Lead BSO in THE FIREBIRD QUITE, 2/27-28Yan Pascal Tortelier to Lead BSO in THE FIREBIRD QUITE, 2/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

One of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's (BSO) favorite guest conductors, Yan Pascal Tortelier returns to the podium to lead the Orchestra in Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite on Friday, February 27 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, February 28 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. Also on the program are Berlioz's Le Corsaire overture ('The Pirate'), Ravel's Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, performed by pianist Louis Lortie, hailed by many as an authority on the music of Mozart. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

THE KING AND I, Renee Fleming & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 SeasonTHE KING AND I, Renee Fleming & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago will begin a new chapter in its history with its 61st season - the first to be fully planned by general director Anthony Freud and music director Sir Andrew Davis. Lyric's two artistic leaders announced the repertoire and casting for the 2015-16 season today. (more...)

Patti LuPone Starring In Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS At LCT? Plus, WAR PAINT Musical NewsPatti LuPone Starring In Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS At LCT? Plus, WAR PAINT Musical News
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 6, 2015

Patti Lupone eyes two potential Broadway showcases! (more...)

Incredible First Look At Patti LuPone & Patricia Racette In LA Opera's GHOSTS OF VERSAILLESIncredible First Look At Patti LuPone & Patricia Racette In LA Opera's GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 4, 2015

Patti Lupone, ghosts and a gigantic pink elephant! (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of AriasHouston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Houston, TX - February 4, 2015: Houston Grand Opera announced today the finalists for the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat TonightTHE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Two iconic artists -- operatic superstar Marilyn Horne and Broadway legend Patti LuPone -- will join together for a conversation about the unlikely role they share in common: Samira in John Corigliano's 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles. The conversation, to be livestreamed at LAOpera.org beginning at 5:30pm tonight, February 27, will be hosted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, who has worked extensively with both artists. (more...)

VIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLESVIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2015

Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone is making a cameo appearance in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES now Through March 1. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at her appearance! (more...)

LA Opera to Present GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 3/14LA Opera to Present GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

LA Opera will present two free ?Great Opera Choruses concerts on March 14, with Resident Conductor Grant Gershon leading the LA Opera Chorus. (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat This FridayTHE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Two iconic artists -- operatic superstar Marilyn Horne and Broadway legend Patti LuPone -- will join together for a conversation about the unlikely role they share in common: Samira in John Corigliano's 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles. The conversation, to be livestreamed at LAOpera.org beginning at 5:30pm on Friday, February 27, will be hosted by James Conlon, LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director, who has worked extensively with both artists. (more...)

George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This SpringGeorge Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Opera San José concludes its 31st season with Mozart's The Magic Flute. (more...)

Adelaide Youth Orchestras Launches 2015 Season TodayAdelaide Youth Orchestras Launches 2015 Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

South Australia's best and brightest young musicians will bring poetry, passion and power to the fore in Adelaide Youth Orchestras' bold new 2015 season program, officially launched today (Wednesday, February 25). (more...)

BAD JEWS to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre Next MonthBAD JEWS to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Following sold out runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and St James Theatre in London, the Theatre Royal Bath production of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS transfers to London's Arts Theatre for a limited 11 week run, Wednesday 18th March - Saturday 30th May 2015. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 75th Anniversary Classical SeasonUtah Symphony Announces 75th Anniversary Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Music Director Thierry Fischer and President & CEO Melia Tourangeau today announced the Utah Symphony's 2015-16 classical season programs and events celebrating the Orchestra's 75th anniversary. (more...)

The Sarasota Opera is Looking for Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOSThe Sarasota Opera is Looking for Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Sarasota Opera is seeking a limited number of enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel and Verdi's Don Carlos. Supers will take the parts of an emperor, prisoner, and official townspeople. Age range for these characters is from teenager to 60s. At this time we are looking for men only. (more...)

Tapestry Opera Presents TAP:EX TABLES TURNED, 3/20-21Tapestry Opera Presents TAP:EX TABLES TURNED, 3/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

TAP:EX (Tapestry Explorations) is TAPESTRY OPERA's annual experimental production that looks to define the future of opera. This year's installment, TABLES TURNED, is where opera meets a DJ and turntables in a boundary-breaking multi-media concert. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Seeks Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOSSarasota Opera Seeks Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Sarasota Opera is seeking a limited number of enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel and Verdi's Don Carlos. Supers will take the parts of an emperor, prisoner, and official townspeople. Age range for these characters is from teenager to 60s. At this time we are looking for men only. (more...)

Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Baritone Mark Stone, in his New York Philharmonic debut, will replace Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the performances of the U.S. Premiere of Thomas Ades's Totentanz, led by the composer in his Philharmonic conducting debut, and also featuring mezzo- soprano Christianne Stotijn in her Philharmonic debut. The performances will also feature Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

LA Opera & LATW Team for THE GUILTY MOTHER This WeekendLA Opera & LATW Team for THE GUILTY MOTHER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

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...)

BxO to Close 48th Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGAROBxO to Close 48th Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

BxO's Season 48 comes to a close with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sequel to the Barber of Seville. The Marriage of Figaro follows the married and bored Count Almaviva, and his continued philandering. This time he has chosen his wife's maid to satiate his carnal desires. Only one thing stands in his way… her fiancée… FIGARO... no longer a barber, now the Count's right-hand man. Mozart's “folle journée” (crazy day) includes appearances by a slimy music master out for revenge, a scheming spinster, a drunken gardener, and numerous… and amorous… cohorts. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents ELGAR AND SIBELIUS, 4/18-19The Richmond Symphony Presents ELGAR AND SIBELIUS, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Richmond Symphony invites you to experience Elgar and Sibelius on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Richmond CenterStage's Carpenter Theatre. The concert will be led by Music Director Steven Smith and features the World Premiere of Benjamin Broening's Sea Surface Full of Clouds, commissioned by the Richmond Symphony. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Set for Residencies in Shanghai, Santa Barbara This SummerNew York Philharmonic Set for Residencies in Shanghai, Santa Barbara This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

In the summer of 2015 the New York Philharmonic will undertake its first performance residencies in Shanghai, as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. (more...)

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

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

Jeffrey Kahane to Return to NY Philharmonic to Conduct, Perform All-Mozart Program, 6/3-6Jeffrey Kahane to Return to NY Philharmonic to Conduct, Perform All-Mozart Program, 6/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Jeffrey Kahane will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct and perform an all-Mozart program featuring Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21 and Symphony No. 38, Prague, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Australian Conductor to Lead Stellar ASO Leadership TeamAustralian Conductor to Lead Stellar ASO Leadership Team
by Barry Lenny - Apr 17, 2015

For the first time in almost 30 years, an Australian conductor is to lead a major Australian symphony orchestra. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents GINASTERA: HARP CONCERTO, 5/3The Richmond Symphony Presents GINASTERA: HARP CONCERTO, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Experience Ginastera: Harp Concerto on Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m. at Randolph-Macon College. The Spanish-flavored concert includes pieces by Gioachino Rossini, Alberto Ginastera, Manuel de Falla and Juan Criso?stomo Arriaga. This is the final Amtrak Metro Collection concert of the 2014-15 Season and will be led by RSO Music Director, Steven Smith. (more...)

Susanna Malkki to Make NY Philharmonic Debut with Jonathan Biss, 5/21-23Susanna Malkki to Make NY Philharmonic Debut with Jonathan Biss, 5/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Susanna Mälkki will make her New York Philharmonic debut conducting Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Harvey's Tranquil Abiding; and Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Jonathan Biss as soloist. The concerts take place Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute to Offer Link Up Concerts for Thousands of Students in MayCarnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute to Offer Link Up Concerts for Thousands of Students in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Link Up, Carnegie Hall's music education program for grades 3-5 celebrates its 30th year with dozens of energetic and interactive children's concerts across the United States and abroad this spring, including six performances in New York City over three days, May 19-21, in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The program and concerts are presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. (more...)

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