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Adrienne Warren & More to Perform at DIFFA 40th Anniversary Gala

DIFFA will present its 40th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in NYC. See who is performing at the gala and learn more!
V&A Museum to Explore 'Opera: Passion, Power and Politics', This Fall

This autumn the Victoria and Albert Museum, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, will create a vivid and immersive journey through nearly 400 years of opera, exploring its passion, power and politics.
Corinthia Hotel London Release Additional Tickets for Emily Hall's New Promenade Opera

The Corinthia Hotel London has today released more tickets for the premiere of Emily Hall's site-specific opera, Found & Lost. Hall's brand new piece was conceived in collaboration with the internationally renowned sound designer David Sheppard during her stay at the distinguished five-star hotel as its Artist in Residence. It will be performed for audiences of 12 at a time in the beautiful rooms, intimate spaces, and restricted areas of the hotel from bedrooms through to boiler rooms. The piece invites audiences to embark on a sonic journey of discovery in a promenade performance where they will be led by a live choir and find musicians where least expected accompanied by specially recorded music. Rooms will spontaneously break into song and drama will unfold along the corridors. An opera unlike any other, Found & Lost will have its official opening night at the hotel on 27 January.
Corinthia Hotel London to Present FOUND & LOST, Jan. 25

The Corinthia Hotel London has today released more tickets for the premiere of Emily Hall's site-specific opera, Found & Lost. Hall's brand new piece was conceived in collaboration with the internationally renowned sound designer David Sheppard during her stay at the distinguished five-star hotel as its Artist in Residence. It will be performed for audiences of 12 at a time in the beautiful rooms, intimate spaces, and restricted areas of the hotel from bedrooms through to boiler rooms. The piece invites audiences to embark on a sonic journey of discovery in a promenade performance where they will be led by a live choir and find musicians where least expected accompanied by   specially recorded music. Rooms will spontaneously break into song and drama will unfold along the corridors. An opera unlike any other, Found & Lost will have its official opening night at the hotel on 27 January. 
BWW Review: PROTOTYPE vs. CITY OPERA - The King is Not Dead. Long Live a Different King.

It seems ironic--to me at least--that New York's venerable City Opera would be returning to life at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, just as the “Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now” festival was finishing up its run at alternative venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Prototype “unleashed a powerful wave of opera-theatre and music-theatre from a new generation of classical and post-classical composers and librettists”--their words, not mine, but I won't dispute it--while City is doing a warhorse.
St. Ann's Warehouse Presents American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL Tonight

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin Adams and Katherine Manley, actor Mikel Murfi, and an ensemble of New York's finest contemporary players, conducted alternately by André de Ridder and Alan Pierson, will deliver this “searingly powerful new chamber work” (The Guardian). Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse and co-presented withPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now andIrish Arts Center, The Last Hotel comes to New York after tremendously acclaimed engagements at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Royal Opera House in London.
2016 PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Kicks Off Today

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE present the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running today, January 6, through January 17, 2016, in New York City.
New Dennehy/Walsh Opera THE LAST HOTEL to Play St. Anne's Warehouse

Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera Show Comes to the New St. Ann's Warehouse Steinberg Theater January 8-17, 2016 for Seven Performances Only, Following Highly Acclaimed Engagements at Edinburgh International Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival and London's Royal Opera House
St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin Adams and Katherine Manley, actor Mikel Murfi, and an ensemble of New York's finest contemporary players, conducted alternately by André de Ridder and Alan Pierson, will deliver this “searingly powerful new chamber work” (The Guardian). Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse and co-presented withPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now andIrish Arts Center, The Last Hotel comes to New York after tremendously acclaimed engagements at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Royal Opera House in London.
Cast Announced for 2016 PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival This January

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE are pleased to announce full casting for the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 6-17, 2016, in New York City. Deemed "suddenly indispensable" (New Yorker), this 'bracingly innovative' Festival, founded, directed, and curated by Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of BMP), and Kim Whitener (of HERE), has quickly become 'a point of reference" in the field (The New York Times) over three astoundingly successful seasons.
Corinthia Hotel London to Premiere Emily Hall's FOUND & LOST in Jan. 2016

Emily Hall, the 2015 Artist in Residence at Corinthia Hotel London, is to present the premiere of her site-specific opera, Found & Lost, in January 2016. Hall's brand new piece, conceived in collaboration with the internationally renowned sound designer David Sheppard, will be performed for audiences of 12 at a time in the beautiful rooms, intimate spaces, and restricted areas of the hotel. The piece, developed during a month's residency at the distinguished five-star hotel, invites audiences to embark on a sonic journey of discovery in a promenade performance, where rooms will spontaneously break into song and drama will unfold along the corridors. 
ICA Boston Presents a Matthew Ritchie Performance Tonight

Matthew Ritchie's ICA residency continues with a site-specific performance of musical experimentation and visual engagement featuring Bryce Dessner of The National, composer and sound designer David Sheppard, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, and composer and MIT Professor of Music Evan Ziporyn. Beginning at the ICA and concluding at the historic Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel, located near the museum, the performance connects Boston's seafaring history with its new identity as a hub of technology and innovation.
ICA Boston Presents a Matthew Ritchie Performance, 3/29

Matthew Ritchie's ICA residency continues with a site-specific performance of musical experimentation and visual engagement featuring Bryce Dessner of The National, composer and sound designer David Sheppard, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, and composer and MIT Professor of Music Evan Ziporyn. Beginning at the ICA and concluding at the historic Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel, located near the museum, the performance connects Boston's seafaring history with its new identity as a hub of technology and innovation.
William Peace University to Welcome South Carolina Broadcasters Harmonic Trio, 11/7

William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will be host the South Carolina Broadcasters harmonic trio in concert Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The South Carolina Broadcasters will sing in Kenan Auditorium as part of the university's 2013-2014 performing arts season.
DIFFA Presents A Tribute to Honor David Rockwell 11/9

On Wednesday, November 9th, DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS will present a 'Tribute to Honor David Rockwell,' DIFFA Board Chairman and world-renowned New York based architect and designer, for 12 years of commitment and dedication to the organization.
DIFFA Presents A Tribute to Honor David Rockwell 11/9

On Wednesday, November 9th, DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS will present a 'Tribute to Honor David Rockwell,' DIFFA Board Chairman and world-renowned New York based architect and designer, for 12 years of commitment and dedication to the organization.
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek of CORONATION OF POPPEA

One of the earliest operas, written in the 1640s, Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea, is to get a fresh treatment by Mark Ravenhill and Alex Silverman, with a new jazz-inspired orchestration, and featuring a cast of exciting singing talents.
THE CORONATION OF POPPEA Plays London's Little Opera House 4/5-5/19

One of the earliest operas, written in the 1640s, Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea, is to get a fresh treatment by Mark Ravenhill and Alex Silverman, with a new jazz-inspired orchestration, and featuring a cast of exciting singing talents.
THE CORONATION OF POPPEA Plays London's Little Opera House 4/5-5/19

One of the earliest operas, written in the 1640s, Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea, is to get a fresh treatment by Mark Ravenhill and Alex Silverman, with a new jazz-inspired orchestration, and featuring a cast of exciting singing talents.
Mark Ravenhill Set to Direct CORONATION OF POPPEA, Apr. 12

Mark Ravenhill is set to make his directorial debut with King's Head Theatre's production of THE CORONATION OF POPPEA. The show will run from April 12 through May 19. Cast members include: Rebecca Caine (Ottavia), Tom Lowe (Arnalta), Jassy Husk (Drusilla), Jessica Walker (Nero), David Sheppard (Ottone), Zoe Bonner (Poppea), Adam Kowalczyk (Liberto/Soldier) and Marcin Gesla (Seneca).

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