The London Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Two Complete Wagner Ring Cycles Conducted By Vladimir Jurowski The London Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Two Complete Wagner Ring Cycles Conducted By Vladimir Jurowski
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

In one of its boldest undertakings yet, the London Philharmonic Orchestra today [28 October 2019] announces that it will present all four operas of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen over a week at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, the Orchestra's London home. The full cycle will be performed twice from 25-31 January 2021 and 5-10 February 2021. (more...)

BWW Review: BILLY BUDD, Royal Opera House BWW Review: BILLY BUDD, Royal Opera House
by Sophia Lambton - Apr 30, 2019

In a minimalist setting, Benjamin Britten's 20th-century reflections on Herman Melville's novel are deftly captured musically and visually. (more...)

Deborah Warner's BILLY BUDD Arrives At The Royal Opera House Deborah Warner's BILLY BUDD Arrives At The Royal Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The Royal Opera presents a new production of Britten's Billy Budd, nearly 70 years after its Covent Garden premiere in 1951, and almost two decades since the Company's last performances of the work. Acclaimed British director Deborah Warner returns to The Royal Opera for the first time since directing Britten's The Turn of the Screw in 2002. She brings this production to The Royal Opera following its successful stagings by co-producers Teatro Real, Madrid, and Rome Opera. (more...)

London Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 2019/20 Royal Festival Hall Season London Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 2019/20 Royal Festival Hall Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

The London Philharmonic Orchestra today announced its 2019/20 season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, confirming its reputation for bold, creative and distinctive programming that continues to inspire audiences on a journey of exploration and adventure. The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall since it opened in 1951, becoming Resident Orchestra there in 1992. (more...)

Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino Win Big at the 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS - Full Winners List! Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino Win Big at the 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS - Full Winners List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

Music's Biggest Night - the GRAMMYs - is here! Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.  (more...)

February at the TSO To Feature Sir Andrew Davis, Barbara Hannigan, Thomas Dausgaard, and Alisa Weilerstein February at the TSO To Feature Sir Andrew Davis, Barbara Hannigan, Thomas Dausgaard, and Alisa Weilerstein
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The month of February at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) marks the returns of singer & conductor Barbara Hannigan, superstar cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Moreover, Interim Artistic Director Sir Andrew Davis celebrates his birthday on the TSO podium, and some principal players from the Orchestra Jonathan Crow, Joseph Johnson, and Kelly Zimba take centre stage performing Brahms and Debussy. (more...)

TSO Announces January 2019 Events TSO Announces January 2019 Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Launching the new year with epic music, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) features renowned guest artists like Leila Josefowiczand Pinchas Zukerman; timeless masterpieces by Stravinsky, Mozart, Sibelius, and Wagner; and the anticipated presentation of Star Wars: A New Hope-In Concert. (more...)

The Royal Opera House Announces 2019 Lineup The Royal Opera House Announces 2019 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

The Royal Opera House presents a host of world premieres and debuts across ballet and opera in 2019, alongside a diverse range of free and ticketed Front of House events for all ages. 2019 also sees the first performances by The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera in the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre, the West End's newest and most intimate theatre. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Makes Opernhaus Zurich Premiere SWEENEY TODD Makes Opernhaus Zurich Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

After nearly 30 years, there will be a musical on the stage of the Opernhaus Zurich once again. On December 9, the curtain will rise on Stephen Sondheim's musical thriller Sweeney Todd, in a production by the Opernhaus Zurich. Andreas Homoki stage directs this story of a serial-killer barber, which was also recently made into a film by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp. Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel plays Sweeney Todd - an ideal Todd if there ever was one. The role is murderously difficult and demands an outstanding performer with the darkest of vocal timbres. Terfel has already thrilled audiences as Todd at the English National Opera and at the Lyric Opera Chicago. His partner in crime is Austrian mezzosoprano Angelika Kirchschlager, making her debut as the dutiful purveyor of meat pies. At the podium of the Philharmonia Zurich is David Charles Abbell, a veteran musical theater conductor. (more...)

Photo Flash: PELLEAS ET MELISANDE at the Glyndebourne Festival Photo Flash: PELLEAS ET MELISANDE at the Glyndebourne Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Stefan Herheim, one of Europe's most exciting directors, makes his company debut with Glyndebourne's first new production of Pelleas in nearly 20 years. Check out production photos below! (more...)

Review Roundup: PELLEAS ET MELISANDE at the Glyndebourne Festival Review Roundup: PELLEAS ET MELISANDE at the Glyndebourne Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Stefan Herheim, one of Europe's most exciting directors, makes his company debut with Glyndebourne's first new production of Pelléas in nearly 20 years. (more...)

2018 International Opera Awards Winners Announced 2018 International Opera Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

The sixth International Opera Awards took place tonight at the London Coliseum. The 2018 winners were announced at the black-tie ceremony, hosted for the third year running by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic's MESSIAH to be Screened at Over 300 Cinemas this Easter Bristol Old Vic's MESSIAH to be Screened at Over 300 Cinemas this Easter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Bristol Old Vic is delighted to announce their partnership with Event cinema specialists CinemaLive to deliver the theatre's critically acclaimed 2017 production of Handel's Messiah to cinema audiences for Easter 2018. It is due to be screened in over 300 cinemas on the 28 March. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018/19 Mainstage Programming Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018/19 Mainstage Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) launches its 97th season on September 20 at Roy Thomson Hall (for a 37th season). The opening concert, with Interim Artistic Director Sir Andrew Davis on the podium, highlights the Orchestra through the music of Berlioz-Symphonie fantastique and Fantasy on Shakespeare's The Tempest. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic's MESSIAH to Stream Exclusively on Apple Music this Easter Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Bristol Old Vic is excited to announce that this Easter weekend, four short films recorded during Messiah's triumphant return to the theatre will be available to stream exclusively on Apple Music. (more...)

Toby Jones Joins Staged Performance of Handel's MESSIAH this April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

For four nights this April, four extraordinary actors will join renowned opera and concert conductor Harry Bicket, Europe's most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the glorious Erebus Ensemble and four giants of classical music Julia Doyle, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Joshua Ellicott and Brindley Sherratt for four one-off stagings of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah.  (more...)

Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Anna Netrebko will add a new role to her wide-ranging Met repertory tonight through December 3 when she sings her first company performances of the seductive, tragic heroine of Puccini's Manon Lescaut.Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon's obsessed lover des Grieux, with Christopher Maltman stars as Manon's brother Lescaut and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, Manon's older lover. The November 21, December 7, and December 10 performances will star Kristine Opolais as Manon, reprising a role she first sang with the company in last season's premiere of Sir Richard Eyre's staging. Marco Armiliato will conduct all performances of Manon Lescaut at the Met this season. (more...)

Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.) (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for MANON LESCAUT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

In order to conserve her vocal energies in a season that has included numerous performances of demanding repertory, Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from three of her eight scheduled performances of the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Met next season. In her place, Kristine Opolais—who starred in the premiere of the Met's new staging earlier this year—will sing the role of Manon Lescaut on November 21, December 7, and December 10.  (more...)

Met Opera's MANON LESCAUT on Screen at Peterborough Players This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini's passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris. Sir Richard Eyre's new production, set in the 1940s, reunites him with set designer Rob Howell, his collaborator on recent Met productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Werther, and Carmen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts the new staging, which also stars Massimo Cavalletti as Manon's cousin, Lescaut, and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, her wealthy older lover. The production will be presented in HD at the Peterborough Players on Saturday, March 5th at 1pm.  (more...)

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