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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...)

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 - Oct 31, 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...)

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...)

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 Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING Now thru 12/20The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

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

Northlight Theatre Presents THE MOUSETRAP, Now thru 12/14Northlight Theatre Presents THE MOUSETRAP, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 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 tonight, November 7 - December 14, 2014. The press opening is Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

DMT Presents CANDIDE, Now thru 11/30DMT Presents CANDIDE, Now thru 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 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...)

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 ˇFIGARO! (90210)LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ˇFIGARO! (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...)

A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, TodayA Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 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...)

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...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series Presents GOOD FRIDAY SPELL with Conductor James Gaffigan and Pianist Gabriela Montero, 1/23-25The Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series Presents GOOD FRIDAY SPELL with Conductor James Gaffigan and Pianist Gabriela Montero, 1/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra kicks off the New Year with a debut by rising American conductor James Gaffigan and the return of crowd favorite pianist Gabriela Montero on January 23 & 25 during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Wagner's "Good Friday Spell" at Heinz Hall. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents LA WALLY (Act IV) and the World Premiere of EVEREST, 1/30-2/7The Dallas Opera Presents LA WALLY (Act IV) and the World Premiere of EVEREST, 1/30-2/7
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 7, 2015

The Dallas Opera is extremely proud to present the third production in its 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season, an unusual double bill: the eagerly anticipated world premiere of EVEREST—the first opera by renowned British composer Joby Talbot with a superb libretto by Gene Scheer (Moby-Dick)—preceded by the climactic final act of an 1892 opera rarity: Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY (Act IV) set in the Tyrolean Alps. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present LA WALLY (ACT IV) and EVEREST Double Bill, 1/30The Dallas Opera to Present LA WALLY (ACT IV) and EVEREST Double Bill, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Dallas Opera is extremely proud to present the third production in its 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season, an unusual double bill: the eagerly anticipated world premiere of EVEREST -- the first opera by renowned British composer Joby Talbot with a superb libretto by Gene Scheer (Moby-Dick) -- preceded by the climactic final act of an 1892 opera rarity: Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY (Act IV) set in the Tyrolean Alps. Opening night will take place on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More!Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to serve the community through the magic of theater and music in McCaw Hall, and in learning and engagement programs across the Pacific Northwest. (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?ák'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...)

Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast ChangesDallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, JANUARY 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is announcing cast changes for the company's upcoming new production of Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY(Act IV). Mexican tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo will perform the leading role of Giuseppe Hagenbach on January 30 (opening night), February 1 and 4, 2015. Tenor Arnold Rawls will sing the role for the final performance scheduled on February 7, 2015. The singers are assuming the role after Carl Tanner recently withdrew, due to illness. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More!Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to serve the community through the magic of theater and music in McCaw Hall, and in learning and engagement programs across the Pacific Northwest. (more...)

Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast ChangesDallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The Dallas Opera is announcing cast changes for the company's upcoming new production of Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY (Act IV). (more...)

The Minnesota Opera Presents MUSIC OF MOZART, 2/6-7The Minnesota Opera Presents MUSIC OF MOZART, 2/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Project Opera, Minnesota Opera's educational youth opera training program, presents Music of Mozart, February 6–7, 2015, at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising StarsCanadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes three talented new Canadian artists for the 2015/2016 season. Tenors Charles Syand Aaron Sheppard were among the seven finalists featured in the fourth annual Ensemble Studio Competition in November 2014. Sy and Sheppard were top prize winners at the competitive vocal showcase which was the feature event of the COC's Ensemble Studio Competition Gala, Centre Stage, an evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. In addition to the two opera singers, the 15/16 Ensemble Studio also welcomes pianist Hyejin Kwon. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 SeasonCanadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company productions, four of which are new to Toronto audiences, and features the COC's first mainstage world premiere since 1999, COC premieres of opera rarities and the revival of classic masterpieces. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Host OPERA'S GREATEST HITS AND MORE! Concert, 1/24Vancouver Opera to Host OPERA'S GREATEST HITS AND MORE! Concert, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ Following the success of last year's 'Opera's Greatest Hits - and More!' concert at the Surrey Arts Centre, Vancouver Opera again brings the best of opera hits and Broadway tunes to Surrey. The affordable, family-friendly concert will be performed by this year's participants in VO's acclaimed Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists program, a springboard for artists on the verge of launching international careers. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

DALLAS — 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...)

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 - Jan 12, 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...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/25/2015 - 2/1/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/25/2015 - 2/1/2015
by BWW - Feb 1, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 1/25/2015 - 2/1/2015. (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...)

Bronx Opera to Ring in the New Year with ALBERT HERRING, 1/10Bronx Opera to Ring in the New Year with ALBERT HERRING, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

The Bronx Opera – now in its 48th year – presents Benjamin Britten's comic opera about a town's discovery that their hunt for a virtuous soul amongst the masses provides only one name - the title character, ALBERT HERRING (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...)

The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING 11/08-12/20The Hideout Theatre Presents NOTHING & EVERYTHING 11/08-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 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...)

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

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ˇFigaro! (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...)

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