Zachary James Steps Down From Opera Ithaca Zachary James Steps Down From Opera Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Opera Ithaca has announced that Zachary James, Founder and General Director of Opera Ithaca, has stepped down from his position. Opera Ithaca has planned a national search for the vacant position while Artistic Director Lynn Craver and Board of Directors Treasurer Dan Taylor will run the company in the interim. Opera Ithaca's previously announced 5th season will continue as scheduled with James returning to the company to direct Hamlet and sing Carl Magnus in a Little Night Music. (more...)

Female Telling of the Story Of Matt And Ben To Conclude Kitchen Theatre Company's 2017-2018 Season Female Telling of the Story Of Matt And Ben To Conclude Kitchen Theatre Company's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Kitchen Theatre Company concludes its 2017-2018 Season with a female-led production of Matt & Ben by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers, a comedy about friendship, fame, and two well known public figures. Performances of Matt & Ben begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Performance Space on May 27 and run through June 10. (more...)

Opera Ithaca Announces 2018/2019 Season Opera Ithaca Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Opera Ithaca announces their 5th season since the company's founding in 2014. The 2018/2019 season will include Hamlet, A Little Night Music, La bohème and a double bill of Francesca Caccini's Liberation (La Liberazione di Ruggiero) and the world premiere of Kamala Sankaram and Rob Handel's Enchantress. (more...)

SONG FROM THE UPROAR Closes Opera Ithaca's 4th Season SONG FROM THE UPROAR Closes Opera Ithaca's 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Opera Ithaca presents Song from the Uproar: the lives and deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt, a 75-minute, English-language contemporary opera from composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek about the life of Swiss writer and explorer, Isabelle Eberhardt. (more...)

Opera Ithaca Presents CARMEN Opera Ithaca Presents CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2018

Opera Ithaca presents Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen, March 9th and 11th at the Hangar Theatre in a production by director-designer team Adrianna Desier Durantt and Andrew Boyce, lighting designer Seth Reiser and Associate Designer Anna Grigo. (more...)

Opera Ithaca Presents BULLY PULPIT Opera Ithaca Presents BULLY PULPIT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Opera Ithaca presents the regional premiere of Bully Pulpit, a 20 minute English-language opera electronica from composer Kristin Hevner and librettist Royce Vavrek. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Launches 2017-18 Season with SARATOGA SINGS FOR SENIORS Opera Saratoga Launches 2017-18 Season with SARATOGA SINGS FOR SENIORS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Lawrence Edelson announced the return of Saratoga Sings for Seniors, to launch his fourth season as Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga. (more...)

Opera Ithaca to Open 4th Season with PAGLIACCI Opera Ithaca to Open 4th Season with PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Opera Ithaca opens their 4th Season with Ruggero Leoncavallo's hit operatic thriller, Pagliacci, September 23rd thru September 30th at Ithaca's Circus Culture and September 25th at NYC's Slipper Room, marking the 125th anniversary of the opera's world premiere. (more...)

Opera Ithaca to Open 4th Season with PAGLIACCI Opera Ithaca to Open 4th Season with PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Opera Ithaca opens their 4th Season with Ruggero Leoncavallo's hit operatic thriller, Pagliacci, September 23rd thru September 30th at Ithaca's Circus Culture and September 25th at NYC's Slipper Room, marking the 125th anniversary of the opera's world premiere. (more...)

Opera Ithaca Presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Opera Ithaca presents Rossini's comic masterpiece, Cinderella, May 12th thru 14th at the Hangar Theatre marking the 200th anniversary of the premiere of the opera. Norm Johnson directs with choreography by Tucker Davis and featuring the dance ensemble of the Tucker Davis Dance Company. Opera Ithaca Music Director, Richard Montgomery, conducts the orchestra in a reduced orchestration by Magnus Gilljam from London's touring production with English Pocket Opera. (more...)

International Voice Competition Comes to Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Opera Ithaca presents the Edward M. Murray Competition of Voice Finals Sunday March 19, 2017 from 2pm thru 7pm at the Community School of Music and Arts. The first annual competition attracted seventy-five highly accomplished professional singers from all over the world, as far reaching as Russia, South Korea and Europe as well as all over the United States. (more...)

Opera Ithaca New Year's Eve Gala to feature Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Opera Ithaca presents their second annual New Year's Eve Gala at the Kitchen Theatre to feature an impressive and accomplished cast in Mozart's virtuosic comedy, Abduction from the Seraglio.  (more...)

THUMBPRINT, A New Opera About Mukhtar Mai's Struggle with Women's Rights in Pakistan, Comes to Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Opera Ithaca presents the regional premiere of Thumbprint, a 90 minute English-language contemporary opera from composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowtiz about Mukhtar Mai and her heroic fight for women's rights in Pakistan.   (more...)

MASQUERADE, CINDERELLA, THUMBPRINT and More Set for Opera Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Opera Ithaca will open its third season with a grand celebration entitled Masquerade, followed by the regional premiere of Kamala Sankaram's opera based on the story of Mukhtar Mai, Thumbprint, a New Year's Eve Gala to include Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio and a spring 2017 production of Rossini's Cinderella, in addition to several concerts and community events. (more...)

Bill Clinton Opera, BILLY BLYTHE, to Make World Premiere, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The World Premiere of BILLY BLYTHE by Bonnie Montgomery, libretto by Brittany Barber will take place on April 8, 9 and 10, 2016 at the Kitchen Theatre.  The director is Norm Johnson with musical direction by Richard Montgomery. (more...)

Lynn Craig, Christopher de Angelis & More to Star in PIRATES OF FINANCE at NYMF; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

The 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Pirates Musical LLC present The Pirates of Finance a world premiere musical comedy written by Charles Veley with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Gary Slavin directs a cast of twelve including Lynn Craig*, Christopher de Angelis*, Preston Ellis*, Amber Nicole Guest*, Alex Krasser*, Janice Landry*, Heather Lundstedt, Carter Lynch*, David Macaluso*, Sydney Ransom, Deborah Jean Templin*, and Jacob Thompson*. (more...)