BWW Review: LA BOHÈME at KC Lyric Opera Photo BWW Review: LA BOHÈME at KC Lyric Opera
by Kelly Luck - Nov 10, 2019

KC Lyric's La Bohème revives the 2014 production with a lighter tone.

Met Opera Bass Christian Zaremba Joins GVO For Mussorgsky Photo Met Opera Bass Christian Zaremba Joins GVO For Mussorgsky
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) presents Defying Death, led by Music Director Barbara Yahr and Associate Conductor Eric Mahl, on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00pm at All Saints Church.

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Presents LA BOHEME At Kauffman Center Photo Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Presents LA BOHEME At Kauffman Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 2019-2020 season with Giacomo Puccini's timeless tale of love and loss, La bohème. An audience favorite for more than a century, this tale of four young Parisians who dedicate their lives to art and love blends bohemian rhapsodies with riveting romance in one of opera's quintessential tearjerkers.

GVO Performs PASTORAL PROJECT, Featuring Wolfgang Schmidt In Dvorak Cello Concerto Photo GVO Performs PASTORAL PROJECT, Featuring Wolfgang Schmidt In Dvorak Cello Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO), led by Music Director Barbara Yahr, opens its 2019-2020 season on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:00pm at All Saints Church by taking part in the worldwide Pastoral Project, joining artists from around the world in performances of Beethoven's 6th Symphony, a?oePastorala??, to demonstrate commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. The program also features world-renowned German cellist Wolfgang Schmidt as soloist in Dvorak's beloved cello concerto.

GVO Performs Pastoral Project, Featuring Wolfgang Schmidt In Dvorak Cello Concerto Photo GVO Performs Pastoral Project, Featuring Wolfgang Schmidt In Dvorak Cello Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019

The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO), led by Music Director Barbara Yahr, opens its 2019-2020 season on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00pm at All Saints Church by taking part in the worldwide Pastoral Project, joining artists from around the world in performances of Beethoven's 6th Symphony, a?oePastorala??, to demonstrate commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. The program also features world-renowned German cellist Wolfgang Schmidt as soloist in Dvorak's beloved cello concerto.

Greenwich Village Orchestra Announces 2019-2020 Season Concerts Photo Greenwich Village Orchestra Announces 2019-2020 Season Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) announces its 2019–2020 season concerts, led by Music Director Barbara Yahr. Now in its 33rd season, the GVO is committed to making music at the highest possible level and enriching the lives of both players and audience through emotionally charged, exhilarating performances. All concerts of the 2019–2020 season will take place at All Saints Church, 230 East 60th Street, Manhattan, unless otherwise noted.

BWW Review: A Glorious RIGOLETTO Opens at Opera Theatre St. Louis Photo BWW Review: A Glorious RIGOLETTO Opens at Opera Theatre St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - Jun 4, 2019

The Opera Theatre of St. Louis continues its 44th festival season of world class opera with a magnificent production of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto. OTSL presented a splendid Rigoletto fourteen years ago, but this production is, I think, even better. It's the best Rigoletto your ever likely to see.

BWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS at KC Lyric Opera Photo BWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS at KC Lyric Opera
by Kelly Luck - Apr 28, 2019

The 2004 San Diego Opera production of Bizet's 'Pearl Fishers' marks a visually striking end to the season.

Lyric Opera Of KC Presents THE PEARL FISHERS At Kauffman Center Photo Lyric Opera Of KC Presents THE PEARL FISHERS At Kauffman Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes the 2018-2019 season with Bizet's sensuous and exotic The Pearl Fishers, April 27, May 1, 3 and 5 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The opera will be sung in French with English subtitles.  High res photos of artists, past production photos and more can be found here.

GVO to Perform Verdi's Requiem with St. George's Choral Society Photo GVO to Perform Verdi's Requiem with St. George's Choral Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

On Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:30pm, the Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) returns to the beautiful 19th-century Church of the Incarnation (209 Madison Ave.) for its final concert of the season, Requiem Aeternam. The GVO joins forces with St. George's Choral Society, under artistic director and conductor Matthew Lewis, for Verdi's epic Requiem. Requiem's soloists will feature soprano Rebecca Farley, mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis, tenor Jonathan Tetelman, and bass Christian Zaremba. 

BWW Review: The Met's New TOSCA Tries for Beauty but Disappoints Photo BWW Review: The Met's New TOSCA Tries for Beauty but Disappoints
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 5, 2018

The trials and tribulations of the Met's new take on Puccini's TOSCA have been well documented--with all three principals replaced along with two conductors--and it would be nice to be able to say that everything came out happily-ever-after. Alas. There's nothing wrong with the company's surprise-free new take on one of Italian opera's most famous works that a stronger director couldn't come in and cure.

Portland Opera Opens David Lang Double Bill, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Portland Opera will present the West Coast premiere of a double bill of two contemporary works, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion on July 28 - the first of four performances.

BWW Review: Au Revoir, Figaro, GUILTY as Charged from On Site Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 22, 2017

Well, three cheers for On Site Opera, for completing its trilogy of works based on Beaumarchais' 18th century 'Figaro' plays and digging deep into the repertoire to deliver some lesser known works. First, a BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA not by Rossini (theirs, by Giovanni Paisiello) and then a FIGARO not by Mozart (instead, Marcos Portugal). This week, the whip-smart company presented the American premiere, in partnership with the Darius Milhaud Society, of Milhaud's LA MERE COUPABLE (THE GUILTY MOTHER), based on the least known and, to some, the unknown, among the Beaumarchais plays.

On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO's three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays.

On Site Opera Presents 2017 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Known for staging "the ultimate in intimate productions" (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) will present a trio of exciting new site-specific opera productions in 2017.

Photo Flash: First Look at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is richly reimagined in this boundary-busting production. Connecting the tale's enduring meaning with modern metaphor, this extraordinary staging combines live performance and film animation to delve deeply into the opera's surreal magic, odd characters and crazy love. Check out a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is richly reimagined in this boundary-busting production. Connecting the tale's enduring meaning with modern metaphor, this extraordinary staging combines live performance and film animation to delve deeply into the opera's surreal magic, odd characters and crazy love. Check out a sneak peek below!

Minnesota Opera with the LA Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is richly reimagined in this boundary-busting production. Connecting the tale's enduring meaning with modern metaphor, this extraordinary staging combines live performance and film animation to delve deeply into the opera's surreal magic, odd characters and crazy love.

The Minnesota Opera with the LA Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, 4/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is richly reimagined in this boundary-busting production. Connecting the tale's enduring meaning with modern metaphor, this extraordinary staging combines live performance and film animation to delve deeply into the opera's surreal magic, odd characters and crazy love.

Minnesota Opera's 2014"2015 Season Includes HANSEL AND GRETEL, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Minnesota Opera announces its 2014–2015 season, which presents a world premiere, a company premiere, two masterpieces not seen at Minnesota Opera in nearly three decades and a new production of an operatic blockbuster. All five productions are new to Minnesota audiences.

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