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Fort Worth Opera to Present Karen Slack And Michelle Cann In OF THEE I SING! SONGS OF Photo Fort Worth Opera to Present Karen Slack And Michelle Cann In OF THEE I SING! SONGS OF LOVE AND JUSTICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

On Sunday, November 13 at 2:00pm CT, Fort Worth Opera will present soprano Karen Slack in her critically-acclaimed recital, Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love & Justice, with pianist Michelle Cann at Texas Christian University's Van Cliburn Performance Hall.

Tenor Eric Ferring to Release 'No Choice But Love: Songs of the LGBTQ+ Community' Photo Tenor Eric Ferring to Release 'No Choice But Love: Songs of the LGBTQ+ Community'
by Michael Major - Sep 19, 2022

The two-CD length album seeks to highlight diverse LGBTQIA+ voices and perspectives, through revelatory performances of important songs by some of today’s leading composers, including the world premiere recording of Ben Moore’s Love Remained in a new version for tenor, and the commissioned title work, No Choice but Love.

Interview: Kip Cranna of SAN FRANCISCO OPERA CENTENNIAL at War Memorial Opera House - Photo Interview: Kip Cranna of SAN FRANCISCO OPERA CENTENNIAL at War Memorial Opera House - Part 1
by Erica Miner - Sep 4, 2022

Cranna’s unique history with the company extends over a 40-year period.

ACOCo and Melbourne Recital Centre Present American Opera Double Bill Photo ACOCo and Melbourne Recital Centre Present American Opera Double Bill
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022

Australian Contemporary Opera Co (ACOCo) and Melbourne Recital Centre present a one-night only double-bill of powerful works by two visionary American composers: the Australian premiere of David Lang’s The Loser and Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s To Hell and Back. Acclaimed for their emotional punch, beauty and sensitively, these works are masterpieces of recent American contemporary opera.

Lyric Fest Opens 22-23 Season With ELYSIAN FIELDS, 20th Anniversary Concert Celebrate Photo Lyric Fest Opens 22-23 Season With ELYSIAN FIELDS, 20th Anniversary Concert Celebrates Lyric Fest's Beginnings
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022

Lyric Fest opens its 20th anniversary season with Elysian Fields: Dawns, Dreams, Visions - A Celebration of Lyric Fest's Beginnings on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 3:00pm at The Academy of Vocal Arts, and on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 7:30pm at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church.

OPERA America Welcomes Six New Members to Its Board of Directors Photo OPERA America Welcomes Six New Members to Its Board of Directors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, has welcomed a new class of six board members that includes creators, administrators, artist managers, and opera company trustees. They join the Board of Directors under the ongoing leadership of Chair Carol F. Henry, esteemed philanthropist and founding trustee of Los Angeles Opera.

Review: It's THREE DECEMBERS in July at Berkshire Opera Festival in New York Photo Review: It's THREE DECEMBERS in July at Berkshire Opera Festival in New York
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 28, 2022

I’ve heard much praise about the quality of the vocal writing of Jake Heggie from singers who adore the way his music caresses their voices. But THREE DECEMBERS, performed this past weekend at the Berkshire Opera Festival at Pavilion Theatre, PS21 in Chatham, New York, was the first time I heard a complete dramatic work by the composer. As characters from FOLLIES by Sondheim--a composer whose music echoes in Heggie’s score--said about showing up at the reunion that frames that musical, “I’m so glad I came.”

Opera San José Unveils 2022-23 Resident Artists & Announces Free Virtual Showcase Photo Opera San José Unveils 2022-23 Resident Artists & Announces Free Virtual Showcase
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022

General Director Shawna Lucey has announced Opera San José’s 2022-23 Resident Company, a cohort of brilliant opera talent who will be featured in this season’s four California Theatre mainstage productions.

Berkshire Opera Festival Launches its Summer With New Production of Heggie's THREE DE Photo Berkshire Opera Festival Launches its Summer With New Production of Heggie's THREE DECEMBERS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022

Berkshire Opera Festival opens its 2022 summer season with a compelling new production of Jake Heggie's intimate THREE DECEMBERS on July 21 and 23 at PS21 in Chatham, NY, conducted by Christopher James Ray and directed by Beth Greenberg. This contemporary American opera is based on Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally's original script for Some Christmas Letters.

COMPANY's Patti LuPone Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a F Photo COMPANY's Patti LuPone Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Patti LuPone has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for COMPANY.

Jake Heggie Videos

VIDEO: Patti LuPone Shares Memories of Working With Stephen Sondheim and More on LATE VideoVIDEO: Patti LuPone Shares Memories of Working With Stephen Sondheim and More on LATE NIGHT
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2021

Patti LuPone was a guest on last night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, which she shared some of her memories working with Stephen Sondheim, and more.

VIDEO: Check Out The Dramatists Guild's Exclusive Interview Footage of Terrence McNal VideoVIDEO: Check Out The Dramatists Guild's Exclusive Interview Footage of Terrence McNally
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2020

The Dramatists Guild Opera Committee has shared exclusive footage of an interview with Terrence McNally.

VIDEO: Legendary Playwright, Librettist Terrence McNally Accepted his 2019 Lifetime A VideoVIDEO: Legendary Playwright, Librettist Terrence McNally Accepted his 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tony Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

As part of the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, legendary playwright and librettist Terrence McNally was honored with one of the Lifetime Achievement Award. A revival of his play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is currently on Broadway, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon. Watch Terrence McNally accept his 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award here.

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 28- Terrence McNally Talks MOTHERS AND SONS VideoVIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 28- Terrence McNally Talks MOTHERS AND SONS
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2019

Terrence McNally has had a remarkably far-ranging career, including at least one new work on Broadway in each of the last six decades.

VIDEO: First Look At Nathan Gunn in FLYING SOLO at San Diego Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look At Nathan Gunn in FLYING SOLO at San Diego Rep
by Alan Henry - Jun 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of Nathan Gunn - Flying Solo, written and directed by Hershey Felder. through June 10, 2018.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN to Sail to The Atlanta Opera This Fall VideoTHE FLYING DUTCHMAN to Sail to The Atlanta Opera This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

The Atlanta Opera opens its main stage season with a stunning, all-new production of Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, featuring an internationally recognized cast and extraordinary visuals to present the old folktale in a new way.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN to Sail to The Atlanta Opera This Fall VideoTHE FLYING DUTCHMAN to Sail to The Atlanta Opera This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

The Atlanta Opera opens its main stage season with a stunning, all-new production of Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, featuring an internationally recognized cast and extraordinary visuals to present the old folktale in a new way.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-sopranoFrederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bassKevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes.  Check out the interview below with mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade!

VIDEO: 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!

STAGE TUBE: Patti LuPone Sings with Gavin Creel, Jonathan Pryce & More in ENTRANCES, EXIST, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN- Episode 7
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2014

Can't get enough of Patti LuPone? A documentary following the legendary performer has just been released on Youtube, titled 'Entrances, Exits, and Everything In Between.' Creator Josh Johnston writes: 'What she and I have collaborated on is our effort to show aspiring performers and fans of the arts what it's like in the shoes of a veteran of the craft: everything from the Sunset lows to the Rainbow Highs of performing, Patti LuPone has seen and lived it all.'