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John MacFarlane Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Achievement in Opera

John MacFarlanePeter Grimes and Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk

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Video: Go Behind The Scenes Of ELEKTRA's Load-in Time at The Dallas Opera

Witness the epic transformation of the Winspear Opera House as we load in Strauss’ ‘Elektra’ set in this mesmerizing time-lapse.

The Royal Ballet's SWAN LAKE Returns to the Royal Opera House

This Spring, The Royal Ballet's sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House's Main Stage. Opening in Spring and returning in Summer, the production remains to this day one of the best-loved works in the classical ballet canon, demanding delicacy, grace, and strong, virtuosic technique from the dancers that take on its central roles.  

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Will Premiere Lowell Liebermann's Flute Concerto No. 2 in March

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by the charismatic Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki, will perform the world premiere of GRAMMY Award-nominated American composer Lowell Liebermann's Flute Concerto No. 2 on March 21, 2024 at Symphony Center.

Joffrey Ballet to Continue 2023-24 Season With Mixed Rep Program STUDIES IN BLUE

The Joffrey Ballet continues their 2023-24 season with a mixed rep program titled 'Studies in Blue,' featuring captivating and meditative original works by Liam Scarlett and Andrew McNicol.

Joffrey Ballet to Present STUDIES IN BLUE in February

The Joffrey Ballet presents 'Studies in Blue' with original works by Liam Scarlett, Andrew McNicol, and a world premiere by Stina Quagebeur from February 15-25, 2024.

Distinguished Composer Lowell Liebermann To Curate 'Thornwillow Concerts At Calvary' In Newburgh

Distinguished Composer Lowell Liebermann curates Thornwillow Concerts At Calvary in Newburgh, NY. GRAMMY-Award winning organist Paul Jacobs performs on the newly restored historic Skinner Pipe Organ at Calvary Presbyterian Church on November 4, 2023.

Sir Peter Wright And Birmingham Royal Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Returns To The Stage This Christmas

Following the sell-out success of Black Sabbath -The Ballet this autumn, the award-winning Birmingham Royal Ballet will make a spectacular return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage this Christmas with their beloved staging of Sir Peter Wright's The Nutcracker.

Crypt Sessions to Present US Premiere Of Lowell Liebermann's Acclaimed Frankenstein Suite For Piano in October

Piano version of Lowell Liebermann's Frankenstein Suite will be premiered in the US on October 10, 2023. The performance will take place at the Crypt Chapel in New York City. Full program and ticket information available.

Two Works By Composer Lowell Liebermann To Be Performed by The Kazakh State Symphony At Carnegie Hall

The Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Andreas Delfs, will make its American debut at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall on October 9, 2023 at 8 p.m. EDT. Learn how to purchase tickets!

The Joffrey Ballet Opens 2023-24 Season with Chicago premiere of Liam Scarlett's FRANKENSTEIN

The Joffrey Ballet opens its 68th season with the highly anticipated Chicago premiere of Liam Scarlett's critically acclaimed interpretation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians Reveal 2023�"2024 Concert Season Programs in Evanston and Chicago

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians, Chicago's flagship ensemble covering the full spectrum of classical chamber music, has announced its 34th concert season, 2023-2024, comprising five programs to be performed at venues in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois.

Bad Hats/Soulpepper's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Leads Dora Award Nominations

At a press conference held at Meridian Hall, the Toronto Alliance for the  Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 228 nominations for the 43rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto for the 2022-2023 season. Also announced at the press conference was the recipient of the Province of Ontario’s Pauline McGibbon Award. 

Review Roundup: Critics Visit ASPECTS OF LOVE, Starring Michael Ball

The reviews are in for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love in London's West End! See what the critics had to say!

Wagner's DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER to Return to the Met This Month

Wagner’s ghostly drama Der Fliegende Holländer returns to the Met for four performances, May 30–June 10.

World Premiere of THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY & More Set for Dallas Opera 2023/2024 Season

 The Dallas Opera’s 2023/2024 Season has been announced! See how to purchase tickets!

Gritty New MACBETH Opens Spring at the COC

Ruthless ambition, supernatural forces, and cold-blooded violence collide in the Canadian Opera Company’s thrilling new Macbeth featuring epic sets and costumes, and the powerhouse vocals of Quinn Kelsey and Sondra Radvanovsky.

The Joffrey Ballet Sets 2023-24 Season Featuring Christopher Wheeldon's THE NUTCRACKER, a World Premiere & More

The Joffrey Ballet's 2023–2024 Season at Lyric Opera House, has been announced featuring a Chicago debut of a full-length gothic masterpiece set in the dawn of modern science; a mixed rep program featuring a world premiere, and more.

VIDEO: Eric Einhorn Discussing the Production of HANSEL & GRETEL

Based on the beloved fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, HANSEL AND GRETEL gets a whimsical makeover in this popular production. Watch director Eric Einhorn bringing this production to life on stage.

What You Need to Know About Humperdinck's HANSEL AND GRETEL at Lyric Opera of Chicago

A classic fairytale returns to life as Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel comes to Lyric Opera of Chicago in a universally acclaimed production, back by popular demand for six performances, January 25–February 3, 2023.

Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE, Royal Opera House

As the wrangles continue over the funding of the arts in general – and London opera in particular – up pops David McVicar’s The Magic Flute to show just what the fuss is all about. @royaloperahouse #opera


John MacFarlane has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

John MacFarlane has not appeared in the West End.

John MacFarlane has been nominated for several awards in the field of opera and dance. He has been nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Opera at the Olivier Awards for his work on "Peter Grimes" and "Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk." Additionally, he has been nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Dance at the Olivier Awards for his work on "The Nutcracker." These nominations recognize his exceptional contributions to these productions.

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