Zachary James Brings Wagner-Themed DAS RHINESTONE Burlesque To The Slipper Room Zachary James Brings Wagner-Themed DAS RHINESTONE Burlesque To The Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Wagnerian vaudeville, parody pastiche, and Bayreuth burlesque await guests at DAS RHINESTONE, an evening of serious singing, sequins, and plenty of WTF operatic moments to get you in or distract you from the holiday spirit. Zachary James, appearing courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera, brings Wagner's diva daddy Wotan to glittering, semi-nude life at this one night only event on December 23 at New York's The Slipper Room (167 Orchard Street). (more...)

Opera Santa Barbara Announces Masterclass With Warren Jones, Pianist And Conductor Opera Santa Barbara Announces Masterclass With Warren Jones, Pianist And Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Opera SB welcomes back world-renowned pianist and conductor, Warren Jones to work with its 19|20 Chrisman Studio Artists on November 9th, 2019 from 1:30PM - 4PM at Braille Institute Santa Barbara, 2031 De La Vina St. Held in partnership with the Braille Institute in Santa Barbara, this masterclass is free and open to the public. (more...)

Paul Jacobs To Perform Horatio Parker's Organ Concerto With Nashville Symphony & Giancarlo Guerrero Paul Jacobs To Perform Horatio Parker's Organ Concerto With Nashville Symphony & Giancarlo Guerrero
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Grammy-award winning American organist Paul Jacobs appears as soloist in Horatio Parker's renowned Organ Concerto with the Nashville Symphony and conductor Giancarlo Guerrero (more...)

Organist Paul Jacobs To Give Solo Recital At San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall Organist Paul Jacobs To Give Solo Recital At San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

Grammy-award winning American organist Paul Jacobs will return to San Francisco Symphony's Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102) to open the organization's Organ Recital Series, Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019, at 3 pm. His program will include an array of organ showpieces, from the intricate beauty of J.S. Bach's Passacaglia, Mozart's delightful Fantasia for clockwork organ, to Vierne's grandly scaled Organ Symphony. (more...)

BWW Review: Union Avenue Opera Gives St. Louis a Brilliant CANDIDE BWW Review: Union Avenue Opera Gives St. Louis a Brilliant CANDIDE
by Steve Callahan - Jul 8, 2019

Run, don't walk, to see the brilliant CANDIDE at the Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis! This is the opening production of their twenty-fifth festival season, and it is, for my money, the most wonderful of the many lovely shows they've done. (more...)

Paul Jacobs to Undertake Recital Series of French Organ Music at Three Important NYC Venues Paul Jacobs to Undertake Recital Series of French Organ Music at Three Important NYC Venues
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Grammy Award-winning American organist Paul Jacobs-deemed 'a grand New York institution' by James R. Oestreich of The New York Times (February 18, 2018)- will launch the fall season by highlighting the organ on the New York concert scene, performing in a three-recital series for solo organ in September 2019. Although months in the planning, these French programs assumed new meaning the night of April 15 to 16, 2019, when the Grand Organ of Notre-Dame Cathedral survived the devastating inferno in Paris. (more...)

Union Avenue Opera Celebrates 25th Festival Season Union Avenue Opera Celebrates 25th Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

Over 21 artists will make their Union Avenue Opera (UAO) debut this summer as the company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season. The seven-week summer season will open Friday, July 5 with Bernstein's hilarious, philosophical, and fast-paced take on Voltaire's 1759 biting satire of the same name, Candide and will feature the return of Christine Brewer to the UAO stage. The season continues through August 24th with performances of Puccini's operatic blockbuster La boheme, a tribute to UAO's tradition of presenting operas in original languages, and the St. Louis premiere of Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied, the true saga of Vietnam veteran Colonel Jim Thompson, the longest-held American POW in US history. (more...)

Union Avenue Opera Presents CANDIDE Union Avenue Opera Presents CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

War! Earthquakes! Disease! Very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too). When young Candide's marriage proposal to a baron's daughter doesn't quite go as planned, this naive student of optimism is thrust into an eye-opening odyssey across lands near and far, discovering the horrors of existence at every turn. (more...)

George London Foundation For Singers Presents 2019-20 Season George London Foundation For Singers Presents 2019-20 Season
by Sarah Hookey - May 8, 2019

The 2019-20 season of events presented by the George London Foundation for Singers continues this legacy with two duo recitals featuring four George London Award winners, and the esteemed George London Foundation Competition. (more...)

Winners Of The 2019 George London Awards Are Announced Winners Of The 2019 George London Awards Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019

The winners of the 48th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place before an enthusiastic audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

The 2019 George London Awards Present Final Round And Awards, Today The 2019 George London Awards Present Final Round And Awards, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

The 48th annual George London Awards Competition for opera singers final round And Awards Announcement is open to the public - Today, February 22, 2019, At 4:00 Pm, At The Morgan Library & Museum's Gilder Lehrman Hall (more...)

The 2019 George London Awards Present Final Round And Awards, 2/22 The 2019 George London Awards Present Final Round And Awards, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

The 48th annual George London Awards Competition for opera singers final round And Awards Announcement is open to the public - Friday, February 22, 2019, At 4:00 Pm, At The Morgan Library & Museum's Gilder Lehrman Hall (more...)

Norm Fosters Comedy LOOKING Comes to The Old Opera House Norm Fosters Comedy LOOKING Comes to The Old Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

From one of Canada's most popular playwrights comes this hilarious comedy! Val is an O.R. nurse, Andy is in the storage business, Nina is a police officer, and Matt is the host of a morning radio show. They're middle-aged, single, and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper, and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. What follows is hilarious, touching, and so very true to life. A wonderful show for you and your Valentine's date! (more...)

George London Foundation For Singers Announces 2018-19 Season George London Foundation For Singers Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. The foundation and the George London Awards (the prize of the foundation's annual competition) are named for the legendary Canadian-American bass-baritone, one of the greatest opera singers of 20th century, who devoted much of his time and energy in his later years to the support and nurturing of young opera singers. (more...)

George London Foundation Announces Singers for 2018-19 Season George London Foundation Announces Singers for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. The foundation and the George London Awards (the prize of the foundation's annual competition) are named for the legendary Canadian-American bass-baritone, one of the greatest opera singers of 20th century, who devoted much of his time and energy in his later years to the support and nurturing of young opera singers. (more...)

Dallas Opera Appoints General Director And CEO Designate Dallas Opera Appoints General Director And CEO Designate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

The Dallas Opera is both pleased and proud to announce that, after an international search supported by Arts Consulting Group, TDO has hired Kentucky Opera General Director Ian Derrer to become the eighth general director in its history, effective this July. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE LAST ROUNDUP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS at Old Opera House BWW Previews: THE LAST ROUNDUP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Mar 7, 2018

Get ready for the return of some hysterical Southern fried comedy this weekend as The Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens debuts at the Old Opera House in Charles Town! (more...)

Six Young Opera Singers Win $10,000 Prize From the 2018 George London Awards Six Young Opera Singers Win $10,000 Prize From the 2018 George London Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

The winners of the 47th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place before an enthusiastic audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

George London Foundation Presents Heidi Melton & Kyle van Schoonhoven in Recital George London Foundation Presents Heidi Melton & Kyle van Schoonhoven in Recital
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Soprano Heidi Melton is the 2009 George London-Kirsten Flagstad Award winner who in February sings the role of Sieglinde in the New York Philharmonic's concert performance of Act I of Wagner's Die Walküre led by Jaap van Zweden, and tenor Kyle van Schoonhoven is the winner of the Nicolai Gedda Memorial Award at the 2017 George London competition as well as a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions winner. These two young rising stars join pianist Craig Rutenberg to perform a joint recital, the final event of the George London Foundation's 2017-18 season, on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 4:00 pm, at the Morgan Library and Museum's Gilder Lehrman Hall. (more...)

Organist Paul Jacobs To Perform Three Major Organ Concertos Organist Paul Jacobs To Perform Three Major Organ Concertos
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Grammy-Award winning American organist Paul Jacobs will appear as the featured soloist in three organ concertos with conductor Julian Wachner and his NOVUS Orchestra at Trinity Church Wall Street (75 Broadway, New York, NY 10006), Thursday afternoon, February 22nd, 2018, 1 pm. The program will include Francis Poulenc's Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G minor; the New York premiere of Christopher Rouse's Organ Concerto; and Julian Wachner's 'Logos,' the first movement of his Triptych for Organ and Orchestra. (more...)

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