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Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On FALSTAFF at The Met Opera Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On FALSTAFF at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Baritone Ambrogio Maestri brings his larger-than-life portrayal of the title role back for the first time since his Met role debut in the 2013-14 season. Robert Carsen's insightful production-which moves the action to postwar England in the 1950s-features an exceptional cast that includes soprano Ailyn Perez as Alice Ford and soprano Golda Schultz as Nannetta.

Review Roundup: RIGOLETTO at The Met Opera Photo Review Roundup: RIGOLETTO at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Verdi's tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer's neon-bedecked, Las Vegas-themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano Nadine Sierra reprises her portrayal of Gilda, the role that helped launch her now-blossoming Met career. Tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Bryan Hymel share the role of the lascivious Duke, and Nicola Luisotti conducts.

2019-2020 Princeton Symphony Orchestra Announces Rossen Milanov's 10th Anniversary Se Photo 2019-2020 Princeton Symphony Orchestra Announces Rossen Milanov's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) announces its 2019-2020 Season celebrating Music Director Rossen Milanov's 10th Anniversary. Mr. Milanov is honored to have recently been named the inaugural Edward T. Cone Music Director.

Kaufman Music Center Launches New Concert Series 'Only At Merkin With Terrance Mcknig Photo Kaufman Music Center Launches New Concert Series 'Only At Merkin With Terrance Mcknight'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019

In early 2019, Kaufman Music Center will launch a new classical concert series at Merkin Hall, 'Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight.' Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight and showcasing some of the classical world's most acclaimed and celebrated artists, these evenings of insightful conversation and virtuosic performances will enlighten and inspire, deepening the audience's understanding and appreciation of the music, the composers, and the artists' creative process.

BWW Exclusive: The Story of How RENT Came to Be Photo BWW Exclusive: The Story of How RENT Came to Be
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 27, 2019

Tonight, FOX will air their third live musical production. Following in the footsteps of Grease and A Christmas Story, the network will be presenting Jonathan Larson's Rent, a rock musical that is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera, La boheme. The story follows a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

New Amsterdam Singers Will Perform Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) Photo New Amsterdam Singers Will Perform Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

In the second concert of its 51st season, New Amsterdam Singers (NAS) will perform Brahms's popular Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs), along with choral works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Wolf, and recent pieces by contemporary American composers Carol Barnett and Robert S. Cohen. The concert will take place Friday, March 8, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Broadway at 114th Street.

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the Met's ADRIANA LECOUVREUR Photo Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the Met's ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
by Review Roundups - Jan 2, 2019

Anna Netrebko brings her acclaimed portrayal of the passionate real-life French actress at the heart of Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in a new production that opens in a special New Year's Eve gala performance and continues through January 26, 2019. Let's see what the critics had to say.

Kaufman Music Center Launches New Concert Series 'Only At Merkin With Terrance Mcknig Photo Kaufman Music Center Launches New Concert Series 'Only At Merkin With Terrance Mcknight'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

In early 2019, Kaufman Music Center will launch a new classical concert series at Merkin Hall, 'Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight.' Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight and showcasing some of the classical world's most acclaimed and celebrated artists, these evenings of insightful conversation and virtuosic performances will enlighten and inspire, deepening the audience's understanding and appreciation of the music, the composers, and the artists' creative process.

Experiments in Opera Presents MODULARIAS At The Flea Theater Photo Experiments in Opera Presents MODULARIAS At The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

EXPERIMENTS IN OPERA Presents 'Modularias' Friday November 2, 2018 at 7:00pm and Today November 3, 2018 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm.

Experiments in Opera Presents MODULARIAS At The Flea Theater Photo Experiments in Opera Presents MODULARIAS At The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

EXPERIMENTS IN OPERA Presents 'Modularias' Today November 2, 2018 at 7:00pm and Saturday November 3, 2018 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm.

New Amsterdam Singers Launches 51st Season With Psalms And Celebrations Photo New Amsterdam Singers Launches 51st Season With Psalms And Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, launches its 2018-19 season with a program of little-known psalm settings, most written for double chorus, by composers from different centuries. They include Bach, Schein, Schutz, Wesley, Viadana, and Vaughan Williams. The concerts will take place

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On MARNIE at The Met Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On MARNIE at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Nico Muhly's new opera Marnie, starring Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, and Iestyn Davies, with Robert Spano conducting Michael Mayer's production is now on stage at The Met!

Review Roundup: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST at The Met Photo Review Roundup: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Get a first look at LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST at The Met below! Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini's gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Lu?i? is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. 

Review Roundup: Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company Photo Review Roundup: Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presented the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor. The opera recounts the epic love story of Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young lover, Antinous. Erased by history, their story is reclaimed for the 21st century by its creators in a star-studded production from renowned Canadian director Peter Hinton. Hadrian runs for seven performances through October 27, 2018.

November Events Announced At The Royal Conservatory Of Music Photo November Events Announced At The Royal Conservatory Of Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

A new series for the 10th anniversary concert season brings Canadian trailblazers, each with a unique voice and perspective. The series continues with Canadian saxophone and flute master Jane Bunnett & Maqueque All-Stars on November 30. Bunnett once again brings the soul of Cuba to the hearts of Canadian music lovers with current and former Maqueque band members, including vocalist Dayme Arocena.

Review Roundup: Darko Tresnjak's SAMSON ET DALILA at The Met Photo Review Roundup: Darko Tresnjak's SAMSON ET DALILA at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at SAMON ET DALILA at The Met Opera! Check out photos of the Darko Tresnjak directed production below!

Experiments in Opera Presents MODULARIAS At The Flea Theater Photo Experiments in Opera Presents MODULARIAS At The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

EXPERIMENTS IN OPERA Presents 'Modularias' Friday November 2, 2018 at 7:00pm and Saturday November 3, 2018 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm.

Review Roundup: New Music Director Jaap van Zweden Debuts With NY Philharmonic Photo Review Roundup: New Music Director Jaap van Zweden Debuts With NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Conductor Jaap van Zweden has become an international presence on three continents over the past decade. The 2018–19 season marks his first as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. He continues as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012. Guest engagements this season include the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, San Francisco Symphony, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra — where he is Conductor Laureate, having just completed a ten-year tenure as Music Director. He has appeared as guest conductor with many other leading orchestras around the globe, among them the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre national de France, and London Symphony Orchestra.

Saul Williams And Mivos Quartet Come to The Ford Theatre in September Photo Saul Williams And Mivos Quartet Come to The Ford Theatre in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

The Ford Theatres presents legendary poet and performer Saul Williams, known for his distinctive marriage of "firebrand politics with metaphysical word play," joining with the adventurous Mivos Quartet, hailed as 'one of America's most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles' (The Chicago Reader) on Thursday, September 6 at 8:30pm.

Review Roundup: THE CREATION, Part Of Mostly Mozart At Lincoln Center Photo Review Roundup: THE CREATION, Part Of Mostly Mozart At Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

The radically inventive Catalonian theater collective Fura dels Baus transforms Haydn's Enlightenment-era oratorio into an immersive theatrical experience in THE CREATION at Lincoln Center. Including visual pyrotechnics, three dozen large helium balloons, a 20-foot-tall crane, and a 250-gallon water tank, the work touches upon subjects from philosophy to genetics. Laurence Equilbey conducts Insula Orchestra, a period-instrument ensemble, along with three daring soloists and the accentus choir, who enact this musically and visually stunning portrayal of the emergence of life coupled with the continued presence of original sin. The concert is sung in German with English supertitles

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