Sarasota Opera Announces 2019 Season For Opera and Classic Movies SeriesSarasota Opera Announces 2019 Season For Opera and Classic Movies Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2019 season of "HD at the Opera House" and "Classic Movies at the Opera House."  The "HD at the Opera House" series will open on Sunday, May 19th and run through October 6th. (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2019-20 SeasonThe Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-M st announced details of their 2019-2020 season which encompasses 76 concerts over 26 weeks. One significant highlight includes a festival designed to explore music and art that was banned, marginalized, and destroyed during the Nazi's Degenerate Art movement, and the continuing impact of censorship on creative expression in society today. The festival will center on Alban Berg's Lulu, one of the 20th century's most influential operas, and includes partner programming with the area's notable arts institutions. (more...)

FROM THE HOUSE OF DEAD Premieres On 21 May 2018FROM THE HOUSE OF DEAD Premieres On 21 May 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Director Frank Castorf makes his house debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper with Leoš Janaek's last opera, From the House of Dead. Frank Castorf has already staged a large part of the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky at the Volksbuhne in Berlin. Simone Young conducts another premiere at the Bayerische Staatsoper following the new production of Palestrina (2009). (more...)

Harris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series Continues Tonight with Christine Goerke & MoreHarris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series Continues Tonight with Christine Goerke & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, has announced the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's mainstage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. (more...)

Harris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series to Continue Next Week with Christine Goerke & MoreHarris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series to Continue Next Week with Christine Goerke & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, has announced the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's mainstage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. (more...)

Ensemble Pi Dedicates Its Next Concert To 18th-century Woman Composer Marianna MartinesEnsemble Pi Dedicates Its Next Concert To 18th-century Woman Composer Marianna Martines
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

For its 2017 fall season, the socially conscious new-music collective, Ensemble Pi, turns its focus on the life and compositional oeuvre of one of the most accomplished, prolific and intriguing composers of the late eighteenth-century Vienna, Marianna Martines (1744-1812). (more...)

2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series concludes on Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., with a recital by a trio of San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows featured with collaborative pianist Warren Jones in a program of Italian and French repertoire. (more...)

San Francisco Opera And Merola Opera Present 2017 SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES, 3/26-4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 34th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, opening on March 26 and continuing through April 30. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program Present 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 34th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, opening on March 26 and continuing through April 30. The four-recital series offers music lovers an opportunity to hear opera's next generation of stars in the intimate and state-of-the-art Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Music Staff
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the promotion and addition of new members to its music staff. Katherine Kozak, continuing in the position of Chorus Master at Florida Grand Opera and celebrating 20 years in the opera industry, will be promoted to also serve as Head Coach of the company's Young Artist Program. Howard Lubin will serve as Senior Coach, and Paul Schwartz and Paul Kovacovic will fill the roles of staff accompanists. (more...)

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Begins Fourth Year of Merola Opera Program's Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch present a free screening of Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) at the next Merola Goes to the Movies, on Sunday, September 11th, 1:00 pm, in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street). Admission is free. (more...)

Harris Theatre Presents BEYOND THE ARIA, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, has announced the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's mainstage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Jun 9, 2015

Bei der Verleihung des Österreichischen Musiktheaterpreises im Wiener Ronacher wurden Kunstlerinnen und Kunstler fur ihre Leistungen in der Spielsaison 2013/14 in elf Kategorien ausgezeichnet. Die Preistrager fur das Lebenswerk (Neil Shicoff), fur das Beste Festival (Wiener Festwochen | Markus Hinterhauser) sowie der ORFIII Preis an Piotr Beczala standen bereits im Vorfeld fest. Der Krone Musicalpreis ging an Uwe Kroger. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe & Warren Jones to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

On Friday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall presents celebrated mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe in recital with pianist Warren Jones in a program of popular songs by Poulenc, Ferré, Brel, Britten, and Coward. One of the most respected and versatile artists of her generation, Ms. Blythe recently starred as Gertrude Stein in the world premiere production of Ricky Ian Gordon's Twenty-Seven, an opera commissioned for her by the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. In 2013, Innova Records released Ms. Blythe's first crossover album As Long as There are Songs, featuring selections from the Great American Songbook arranged together with pianist Craig Terry. Together Ms. Blythe and Mr. Jones have performed recitals in major concert halls across the United States. (more...)

The Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2014 Raises Over $550,000
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

OPERATHON 2014, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT, celebrated its 35th anniversary by raising more than $550,000 (gross) during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturday, October 11. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2014 Raises Over $550,000
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

OPERATHON 2014, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT, celebrated its 35th anniversary by raising more than $550,000 (gross) during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturday, October 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming and More in Lyric Opera's CAPRICCIO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago's spectacular 60th Anniversary season continues with Capriccio, starring Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as Countess Madeleine and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Richard Strauss's final masterpiece reunites these longtime collaborators in performance and colleagues as Lyric's creative consultant and music director respectively. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Star in CAPRICCIO at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 10/6-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th anniversary season continues with Capriccio, starring Renée Fleming and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, longtime collaborators in performance and colleagues as Lyric's creative consultant and music director respectively. Richard Strauss's final opera “reunites Renée in a signature role with Sir Andrew, in a lovely production previously seen here in 1994,” says Anthony Freud, Lyric's general director. (more...)

Harris Theater Announces Partnership with Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Michael Tiknis, President and Managing Director of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, today unveiled Beyond the Aria, a new performance series produced by Harris Theater in a unique first-time association with Lyric Unlimited, on the Pritzker Pavilion Stage at Millennium Park. (more...)

Renee Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann Headline Lyric's Subscriber Appreciation Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Lyric's annual Subscriber Appreciation Concert, which this year features renowned soprano and Lyric creative consultant Renee Fleming and celebrated tenor Jonas Kaufmann, has only a few seats left. Tonight's program, which begins at 7:30 pm, is a thank-you performance for Lyric's more than 25,000 subscribers. The concert with the Lyric Opera Orchestra, conducted by Lyric Music Director Sir Andrew Davis includes selections by Verdi, Massenet, Gounod, and others. (more...)

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