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Pittsburgh Opera Presents New Weekly Web Series PULL BACK THE CURTAIN Photo Pittsburgh Opera Presents New Weekly Web Series PULL BACK THE CURTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020

Beginning Thursday, July 23rd at 4:00PM Eastern time, Pittsburgh Opera will begin Livestreaming a free weekly web series called 'Pull Back the Curtain.'

Photo Flash: Kentucky Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Opens Tomorrow Photo Photo Flash: Kentucky Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

Kentucky Opera's The Marriage Of Figaro opens tomorrow with two performances over Valentine's Day weekend.

Half Waif Signs to ANTI- & Announces New Album THE CARETAKER Photo Half Waif Signs to ANTI- & Announces New Album THE CARETAKER
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

Half Waif (aka Nandi Rose) has announced her new album and first for ANTI- Records, The Caretaker, with a Kenna Hynes-directed video for its lead single 'Ordinary Talk.' The Caretaker, out March 27th via ANTI- Records, is available for pre-order now. 

2020/2021 SEASON REVEAL at Opera Omaha Photo 2020/2021 SEASON REVEAL at Opera Omaha
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 15, 2020

Opera Omaha has an outstanding 2020/2021 Season in store, filled with exhilarating productions and remarkable artists. We look forward to numerous exciting debuts as well as the return of some of Omaha's favorite artists who will thrill us once again.

BWW Review: LA BOHEME at Des Moines Metro Opera: A Breathtaking, Beautiful and Tragic Photo BWW Review: LA BOHEME at Des Moines Metro Opera: A Breathtaking, Beautiful and Tragic Production
by DC Felton - Jul 1, 2019

In 2002, I was indirectly introduced to La Boheme. My introduction came when I was introduced to a musical that had come out and became a phenomenon on Broadway just 6 years earlier. The show quickly became a favorite musical of mine and showed me the impact that theatre can have on people. Since then I've seen Rent multiple times, but did not get the opportunity to see a production of La Boheme until Des Moines Metro Opera's production which opened on June 28. While it would be easy to talk about all the influences La Boheme had on Rent I going to do my best not to, and to focus on this breathtaking production.

Atlanta Opera Celebrates Record-Breaking 2018-19 Season Photo Atlanta Opera Celebrates Record-Breaking 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

The Atlanta Opera broke new records this season. Even before its final presentation Francesca Zambello's new take on La traviata, which closed this past weekend 2018-19 was already guaranteed to be the company's highest-grossing season of the past decade, highlighted by last fall's West Side Story, the highest-selling production in the Atlanta Opera's 39-year history (Opera News).

Emily Reo Releases New Single 'Balloon' Photo Emily Reo Releases New Single 'Balloon'
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

Today, Emily Reo has shared 'Balloon,' the latest single from her upcoming album, Only You Can See It. 'Balloon' is the record's most patiently unfolding mini-epic, one bursting with the enormous energy of an expanding heart; an ode to intuition and growth. It's a song that eventually floats upward as Reo's vocals criss-cross like a hypnotic choir-of-one, meditating on navigating multiple relationships, and the necessity of self-reliance as a prerequisite for them.

Washington Concert Opera Debuts Co-Production With Wolf Trap Opera Frank Martin's LE Photo Washington Concert Opera Debuts Co-Production With Wolf Trap Opera Frank Martin's LE VIN HERBE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Washington Concert Opera (WCO) is excited to announce its co-presentation of two very special performances of Frank Martin's Le vin herbe at The Barns at Wolf Trap on February 9th and 10th, 2019.

BWW Review: Washington Concert Opera Serves Up a Seductive SAPHO Photo BWW Review: Washington Concert Opera Serves Up a Seductive SAPHO
by Sam Abney - Nov 21, 2018

If you have ever attended an opera and thought 'all of these sets and costumes are so incredibly distracting' then Washington Concert Opera would be right up your alley. Stripping away the grandiose of an opera production, WCO presents their works in their most raw form: with just an orchestra, a chorus, and principles who sing their hearts out. This minimalist style isn't likely to convert opera skeptics, but it is a great way to deepen one's appreciation for the art form. Their most recent presentation of Charles Gounod's first opera, Sapho, benefits from some strong lead performances. It's just a shame that the libretto isn't better.

The Atlanta Opera Presents WEST SIDE STORY Photo The Atlanta Opera Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Atlanta Opera opens the 2018-19 mainstage season with a production of Leonard Bernstein's classic Broadway musical, West Side Story. Francesca Zambello, General & Artistic Director of The Glimmerglass Festival and Artistic Director of Washington National Opera, who created this new production with Houston Grand Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, will direct.

Gabby's World Shares WINTER, WITHDRAW New Album 'Beast on Beast' Out 11/2 Photo Gabby's World Shares WINTER, WITHDRAW New Album 'Beast on Beast' Out 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Gabby's World, the project of Gabrielle Smith (fka Eskimeaux, ร“), has shared 'Winter, Withdraw,' the opening track from her new album, Beast on Beast. The FADER, who premiered the song today are saying 'the electric rock track builds into a satisfying, stadium-sized finale.' Beast on Beast is available for pre-order now and due out November 2nd via Yellow K Records.

Washington Concert Opera Announces 2018/2019 Season Photo Washington Concert Opera Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Washington Concert Opera (WCO) is excited to announce its 2018-2019 lineup, a season that celebrates strong women and the return of beloved opera stars. WCO kicks off the year with their second annual Opera Outside at Washington D.C.'s Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park on Oct 27th, followed by performances at Lisner Auditorium of Charles Gounod's Sapho on November 18th, 2018 and Gioachino Rossini's Zelmira on April 5th, 2019. Also, for the first time ever, WCO will co-present two very special performances of Frank Martin's Le vin herbe at The Barns at Wolf Trap on February 9th and 10th, 2019.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera of Kansas City Photo BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera of Kansas City
by Alan Portner - Sep 23, 2018

Lyric Opera of Kansas City steps off its 2018-2019 season with a bravura interpretation of 1957's "West Side Story." It is difficult to say enough good things about this Lyric Opera of Kansas City presentation.

Gabi Releases WILD SUNFLOWERS Off EMPTY ME, Out 10/5 via Double Double Whammy Photo Gabi Releases WILD SUNFLOWERS Off EMPTY ME, Out 10/5 via Double Double Whammy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

GABI, the moniker of New York-based experimental singer and composer Gabrielle Herbst, has released 'Wild Sunflowers,' the most recent single from her upcoming album, Empty Me. LISTEN TO 'WILD SUNFLOWERS'

Lyric Opera Of KC Kicks Off 2018-19 Season With New Production Of WEST SIDE STORY Photo Lyric Opera Of KC Kicks Off 2018-19 Season With New Production Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 2018-2019 season with the award-winning work that transports Romeo & Juliet to the streets of New York City, a NEW PRODUCTION of West Side Story

GABI Shares SLEEP And Announces Fall Tour, EMPTY ME Out 10/5 Photo GABI Shares SLEEP And Announces Fall Tour, EMPTY ME Out 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

GABI, the moniker of New York-based experimental singer and composer Gabrielle Herbst, has released 'Sleep,' the latest from her upcoming album, Empty Me. Gorilla vs Bear, who premiered the song today are calling it 'otherworldly... GABI's haunting operatic vocals are swathed by gorgeous instrumentation - a hypnotically twinkling piano line, dramatic harp and bass clarinet, Steve Hauschildt's starry synth, and GABI herself on drums for the first time - as her stirring refrain/mantra 'I sing to heal my head' soars in and out of the swirling production.'

BWW Review: The WEST SIDE of the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY Photo BWW Review: The WEST SIDE of the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 25, 2018

Yes, it's still the Leonard Bernstein centennial and what better way to celebrate than at the Glimmerglass Festival with WEST SIDE STORY. It remains a unique creation, the collaboration of four geniuses: Bernstein himself, of course, Jerome Robbins (choreographer-director), Arthur Laurents (book) and then-newcomer Stephen Sondheim (lyricist/co-lyricist). Directed here with a deft hand by Francesca Zambello, the Festival's Artistic & General Director, and choreographed by Julio Monge

GABI Signs to Double Double Whammy + New Album Out this Fall Photo GABI Signs to Double Double Whammy + New Album Out this Fall
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2018

Double Double Whammy are happy to announce the addition of Brooklyn, NY artist GABI to its roster. The label will release her anticipated sophomore album this fall.

Houston Grand Opera Presents WEST SIDE STORY, NORMA, and More This Spring Photo Houston Grand Opera Presents WEST SIDE STORY, NORMA, and More This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Houston Grand Opera presents Bernstein's West Side Story (April 20 - May 6), Bellini's Norma (April 27 - May 11), and return of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (May 17, 19, 20) at HGO Resilience Theater World's first mariachi opera returns after New York triumph Houston, January 29, 2018 - Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the first major American opera house production of Leonard Bernstein ' s landmark musical West Side Story, April 20 - May 6, and Bellini's vocal powerhouse Norma, April 27 - May 11, in the HGO Resil i ence Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Eric Ferring Wins Sullivan Grant Photo Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Eric Ferring Wins Sullivan Grant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Eric Ferring was named a winner of the prestigious 2017 William Matheus Sullivan Foundation Singer Auditions earlier this week, where he earned a Career Development Grant. This is the third consecutive year a Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist has won an award at the exclusive competition. Soprano Claudia Rosenthal won a Sullivan Award in 2016, and baritone Brian Vu did in 2015.

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