Operas to Stream this Week: RIGOLETTO, TOSCA and More Operas to Stream this Week: RIGOLETTO, TOSCA and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020

We have compiled a list of operas available to stream this week, including productions from The Met, Opéra National de Paris and more. (more...)

New York Virtual Opera Fest Continues This Summer New York Virtual Opera Fest Continues This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020

Presented by the New York Opera Alliance, with support from OPERA America, the 2020 New York Opera Fest has become the 2020 New York Virtual Opera Fest due to the social distancing restrictions put into place by the state government. (more...)

BREAKING THE WAVES to Receive Broadcast Premiere as Part of DIGITAL FESTIVAL O BREAKING THE WAVES to Receive Broadcast Premiere as Part of DIGITAL FESTIVAL O
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020

Opera Philadelphia's adaptation of Lars von Trier's searing, Oscar-nominated 1996 film Breaking the Waves made its world premiere in September 2016. It has since earned the Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA)'s inaugural Best New Opera Award, an International Opera Award nomination for Best World Premiere. (more...)

Music Academy Of The West Extends Remote Learning Institute Through July 25 Music Academy Of The West Extends Remote Learning Institute Through July 25
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020

Music Academy of the West extends Remote Learning Institute through July 25; first four weeks previously announced have been extended for two more weeks (more...)

Elvis Perkins Shares New Single 'Anonymous' Elvis Perkins Shares New Single 'Anonymous'
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2020

Elvis Perkins is excited to share a new single, “Anonymous,” out today via MIR/Petaluma Records.  (more...)

BWW Preview: Welcome to the 21st Century (and 1816) at Opera Philadelphia's Digital Festival, including BREAKING THE WAVES BWW Preview: Welcome to the 21st Century (and 1816) at Opera Philadelphia's Digital Festival, including BREAKING THE WAVES
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 30, 2020

Over the last five years, Opera Philadelphia has presented an impressive group of new operas it has commissioned, along with some classics from the standard rep. Starting tomorrow, we'll get a look at some of the best of them, with the company's Digital Festival running through May 29, available on YouTube and the company's website. (more...)

BWW Feature: OPERA PERFORMANCES ONLINE May 1-7 at Computer Screens BWW Feature: OPERA PERFORMANCES ONLINE May 1-7 at Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Apr 29, 2020

Now that the Metropolitan Opera has had a major success with its At-Home Gala, there are other opera companies with similar ideas. The Florence May Festival, (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), will offer its presentation on Friday, May 1, 2020, at noon. P.D.T. Since many opera lovers are working from home, the audience should be enormous.  (more...)

LAO At Home Events Announced For Week Of April 27 LAO At Home Events Announced For Week Of April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020

During its unplanned hiatus from public performances, LA Opera has created an extensive array of online programming under the banner LAO at Home. Here's what's on tap for next week. (more...)

Du Yun's ANGEL'S BONE Will Stream On LAO At Home Du Yun's ANGEL'S BONE Will Stream On LAO At Home
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020

Angel's Bone, the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by composer Du Yun and librettist Royce Vavrek that was to have been a highlight of LA Opera's Off Grand programming for the spring of 2020, will instead be made available for online streaming on May 1. (more...)

The American Opera Project Adds THE ECHO DRIFT To AOPTV The American Opera Project Adds THE ECHO DRIFT To AOPTV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020

The 2018 World Premiere production of the experimental opera The Echo Drift is now available for audiences to watch for free on The American Opera Project website, www.aopopera.org. (more...)

Music Academy Of The West Uses Distance Learning During The First Half Of Annual 2020 Summer School And Festival  Music Academy Of The West Uses Distance Learning During The First Half Of Annual 2020 Summer School And Festival 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020

The Music Academy of the West announces the introduction of the Music Academy Remote Learning Institute this summer. Over the first four weeks of the Academy's annual Summer School and Festival (June 15-July 10), all 139 full-scholarship fellows will receive mentorship online from faculty, guest artists, and industry leaders. (more...)

LAO Announces At Home Events For Week Of April 20 LAO Announces At Home Events For Week Of April 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

During its unplanned hiatus from public performances, LA Opera has created an extensive array of online programming under the banner LAO at Home. Here's what's on tap for next week. (more...)

The Crossing Releases CARTHAGE, Featuring Six Works By James Primosch, On Navona Records The Crossing Releases CARTHAGE, Featuring Six Works By James Primosch, On Navona Records
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020

On Friday, May 22, 2020, GRAMMY-winning choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, releases CARTHAGE, an album featuring six striking pieces by composer James Primosch, on Navona Records. Internationally recognized and prolific, Primosch is the 2020 winner of The Virgil Thomson Award for Vocal Music from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. (more...)

How To #meetopera Online This Week How To #meetopera Online This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2020

Opera companies across North America are offering a rich array of streaming content, allowing audiences to #meetopera online. Here is what's available: (more...)

Center for an Urban Future Study Finds NYC's Small Arts Groups Facing Unprecedented Financial Challenges Center for an Urban Future Study Finds NYC's Small Arts Groups Facing Unprecedented Financial Challenges
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020

A new report published today by the Center for an Urban Future finds that small and mid-sized arts organizations across New York City are facing unprecedented financial challenges, with many independent theatres, nightclubs, galleries, museums, and performance venues teetering on the brink of insolvency. (more...)

New York Opera Alliance Announces Virtual Events in April New York Opera Alliance Announces Virtual Events in April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020

Compiled by the New York Opera Alliance, with support from OPERA America, opera fans can turn to NYoperafest.com, a complete list of events hosted by local, New York City-based opera companies. More than 40 virtual events are scheduled for the month of April alone (scroll below for complete calendar). (more...)

BWW Feature: LOS ANGELES OPERA at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion And Online BWW Feature: LOS ANGELES OPERA at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion And Online
by Maria Nockin - Mar 29, 2020

Recently, Los Angeles Opera has had to announce the cancellation of the final performance of Roberto Devereux on the main stage as well as both performances of Angel's Bone, which was to have been presented in partnership with Beth Morrison Projects at the Broad Stage. At present, the governor's closure order for Los Angeles remains in place through April 19, and the opera has not yet canceled additional performances. Noting that they are vigilantly watching for updates that would affect the remaining May and June performances, the company is still holding out hope. The priority is, of course, the safety of patrons and company members, so they're taking it one day at a time. (more...)

Rachel Chavkin, Andre de Shields, Taylor Mac and More Launch THE TRICKLE UP to Aid Artists Loss of Income Due to Covid-19 Rachel Chavkin, Andre de Shields, Taylor Mac and More Launch THE TRICKLE UP to Aid Artists Loss of Income Due to Covid-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020

A group of over 50 other New York City artists-including Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Fellowship and OBIE Award winners spanning numerous disciplines-have launched The Trickle Up, a subscription video service to help artists hurt from the COVID-19 shutdown. (more...)

San Diego Opera's Upcoming Performances of AGING MAGICIAN Have Been Cancelled San Diego Opera's Upcoming Performances of AGING MAGICIAN Have Been Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020

San Diego Opera's upcoming performances of Aging Magician have been cancelled. The performances were to be held Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at the Balboa Theatre. Aging Magician was being produced by Beth Morrison Projects. (more...)

Ted Hearne's 'Place,' Out April 3 On New Amsterdam Ted Hearne's 'Place,' Out April 3 On New Amsterdam
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

On Friday, April 3, New Amsterdam Records will release composer Ted Hearne's Place, a 72-minute work created in collaboration with renowned poet Saul Williams as 'a fiery meditation on gentrification and displacement,' in Williams' words. (more...)

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