Lyric Opera's BEL CANTO Set For PBS' Great Performances Series, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is excited to announce that Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET New York has selected the world-premiere production of Bel Canto – The Opera to be part of the prestigiousGreat Performances series on PBS. The WNET team will be in Chicago to film performances January 5 and 8. Bel Canto will air nationally during the 2016/17 television season.  (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 9th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 9, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Details on the arrivals of 'Hamilton' and 'If/Then,' and Bill Pullinsi's and Michael Flatley's retirements mark the end of two eraa. 'Far From Heaven' and 'Heathers' will premiere locally, and 'Bel Canto' bows at the Lyric Opera. 'Daddy Long Legs' streams, 'Option Up!' debuts new works, and voting for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards heats up! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeongcheol Cha, Andrew Stenson, J'nai Bridges & More in Chicago Lyric Opera's BEL CANTO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the eagerly awaited world premiere of Bel Canto. This is Lyric's seventh full-length operatic world premiere.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BEL CANTO, Opening Tonight at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the eagerly awaited world premiere of BEL CANTO tonight, December 7. This is Lyric's seventh full-length operatic world premiere. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present BEL CANTO, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the eagerly awaited world premiere of Bel Canto, which opens on Monday, December 7 for seven performances. This is Lyric's seventh full-length operatic world premiere. Composer Jimmy López (music) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz(libretto) are the creators of Bel Canto. Lyric's music director Sir Andrew Daviswill conduct the new opera, which was curated by Lyric's creative consultant Renée Fleming. Bel Canto is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Ann Patchett. The production will be directed by Kevin Newbury. (more...)

Tickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Single tickets go on sale July 8 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 61st season. (more...)

Summer Stages: NYC Classical Music Summer Festivals
by Peter Danish - Jun 2, 2015

There's always something going on in the city that never sleeps, but this summer the classical music offerings are plentiful and wonderful! (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza each summer, will return with 10 screenings of performances featuring the company's leading artists in a varied selection of operas by Bartók, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, and Verdi, running on consecutive nights from August 29 through September 7. (more...)

THE KING AND I, Renee Fleming & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago will begin a new chapter in its history with its 61st season - the first to be fully planned by general director Anthony Freud and music director Sir Andrew Davis. Lyric's two artistic leaders announced the repertoire and casting for the 2015-16 season today. (more...)

Andriana Chuchman to Replace Danielle de Niese in Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Andriana Chuchman will sing the role of Valencienne in this season's April and May performances of Lehár's The Merry Widow, replacing Danielle de Niese, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy. (more...)

Renee Fleming Stars in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)

New Cast to Lead Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Beginning Tonight at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Richard Eyre's acclaimed new production of Mozart's comic masterpiece Le Nozze di Figaro returns to the Met stage tonight, December 4. (more...)

New Cast to Lead Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Beginning 12/4 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Richard Eyre's acclaimed new production of Mozart's comic masterpiece Le Nozze di Figaro returns to the Met stage December 4. (more...)

BWW Interview Part 2: Danielle de Niese, Out of Africa and Into Opera
by Erica Miner - Oct 31, 2014

When I got back from Tanzania I was presenting in the Proms on television for the BBC. It was so surreal to try to piece all of that together. (more...)

BWW Interview Part 1: Danielle de Niese Is Making a Difference
by Erica Miner - Oct 30, 2014

'I am honored to use my voice to help raise awareness and support for the world's most vulnerable … their determination to build a better future.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's PARTENOPE Starring Danielle de Niese, David Daniels and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of George Frideric Handel's comedy Partenope in six performances October 15-November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. Winner of London's 2009 Olivier Award for 'Best New Production,' this production is directed by Christopher Alden with sets designed by Andrew Lieberman. Set in 1920s Paris, the production's surrealist aesthetic is inspired by the artwork of Dadaist Man Ray. Lyric soprano and baroque specialist Danielle de Niese stars in the title role opposite leading countertenor David Daniels, who thrilled audiences in 2011's Xerxes, as her suitor Arsace. Argentinean mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack is the crafty Rosmira, Arsace's scorned lover who attempts to use a cross-dressing disguise to enact her revenge. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo makes his Company debut as another of Partenope's admirers, Armindo, and tenor Alek Shrader is Emilio. Grammy-nominated American conductor Julian Wachner makes his San Francisco Opera debut with these performances. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Guild to Host Insight Panel, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

San Francisco Opera Guild presents an Insight Panel discussion exploring George Frideric Handel's comic opera Partenope. Insight Panels feature renowned cast and production team members sharing behind-the-scenes experiences and inspirations during moderated discussions. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Handel's PARTENOPE, 10/16-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of George Frideric Handel's comedy Partenope in six performances October 15-November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Photo Flash: Julian Wachner Makes San Francisco Opera Debut in PARTENOPE, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced that Grammy-nominated American conductor Julian Wachner will make his San Francisco Opera debut conducting George Frideric Handel's Partenope, presented October 15–November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. Mr. Wachner replaces British conductor Christian Curnyn, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. Check out a look at the cast below! (more...)

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