Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014

Below are BWWOperaWorld.com's most popular articles from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Photo Flash: First Look at Danny Burstein and Betsy Wolfe and More in The Met's DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met tonight, December 31, with two Broadway stars appearing. Check out a first look below! (more...)


2) STAGE TUBE: First Look at Danny Burstein, Betsy Wolfe and More in The Met Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS
by Stage Tube - December 30, 2013

Check out the trailer for the new English-language production of Johann Strauss's 'Die Fledermaus,' directed by Jeremy Sams and featuring new dialogue by Douglas Carter Beane. The production opens New Year's Eve. (more...)


3) Danny Burstein, Betsy Wolfe Make Met Debuts in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met tonight, December 31, with two Broadway stars appearing. (more...)


4) LBO and Museum of African American Art Team for DUKE AND THE RENAISSANCE, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

On Sunday, January 12, 2014, Long Beach Opera (LBO) and the Museum of African American Art come together for an afternoon devoted to the Harlem Renaissance. As a lead-in to LBO's production of Duke Ellington's rarely performed opera Queenie Pie, "Duke and the Renaissance" will explore the rich variety of art, music and literature that came out of 1920s-1930s Harlem. Highlights include a guided tour of the museum, an all-Ellington live performance, bubbly drinks and pie (what else?) in a memorable tribute to an American icon and Harlem's era of cultural brilliance. (more...)


5) Lyric Opera of Chicago to Open Rob Ashford's New Production of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a brand-new production of Gioachino Rossini's crowning comedic glory, The Barber of Seville, conceived by the Tony Award-winning director Rob Ashford in both his Lyric and operatic debut. (more...)


6) BWW Reviews: Verdi's 'Big Belly' Rumbles with Laughter in Met's New FALSTAFF
by Richard Sasanow - December 30, 2013

"Dying is easy; comedy is hard" says the old show business quip. If anything, opera comedy is even harder. Why is it so difficult? Because it offers so many opportunities to do a disservice to the composer, the artists and the art form in one fell swoop. However, Robert Carsen's antic new production of Verdi's FALSTAFF at the Met, vividly conducted by Music Director James Levine, makes it look easy. (more...)


7) Renee Fleming to Star in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. 1/23
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

Renee Fleming will return to one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorak's Rusalka, for six performances beginning January 23. (more...)


8) Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series Today
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced that, through the generosity of The Titus Family, a brand-new recital series has been created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving the fine art of "art song." The series launch will take place tonight, January 4, 2014 in Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas) at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


9) STAGE TUBE: Susanna Phillips, Jane Archibald, & Christopher Maltman in 'Oh No, That Moves Me So' from The Met's DIE FLEDERMAUS
by Stage Tube - January 03, 2014

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met tonight, December 31, with two Broadway stars appearing. Check out the excerpt from the Act I trio of Johann Strauss's 'Die Fledermaus.' (more...)


10) Gotham Chamber Opera Presents LA DESCENTE D'ORPHEE AUX ENFERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 01, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera presents Marc-Antoine Charpentier's La descente d'Orphee aux enfers, a co-production with Trinity Church, from tonight, January 1- January 5, 2014 at St. Paul's Chapel, Broadway and Fulton, NYC. (more...)




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