Opera Star David Daniels Fired From University of Michigan Over Sexual Assault Charges Opera Star David Daniels Fired From University of Michigan Over Sexual Assault Charges
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020

On Thursday, The University of Michigan fired renowned countertenor and vocal professor, David Daniels, following 2019 sexual assault charges brought against the singer and his husband, Scott Walters. (more...)

Oakland Symphony Orchestra To Present 23rd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert Oakland Symphony Orchestra To Present 23rd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present its 23rd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 in Varner Recital Hall on the OU campus. (more...)

Multi-Genre Recording Artist Damien Sneed Releases Christmas Project, 'Joy To The World' Multi-Genre Recording Artist Damien Sneed Releases Christmas Project, 'Joy To The World'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019

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BWW Review: DIVISION STREET at CenterStage BWW Review: DIVISION STREET at CenterStage
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Nov 4, 2019

Kudos and thank you to JCC's CenterStage Theatre and playwright Jason Odell Williams for staging the world premiere of DIVISION STREET in the Rochester area. It is a pleasure to participate as a member of the audience on a work of theatre that has not been curated and delivered here. The firsthand original experience of theatre is exciting, illuminating and authentic. Being an inaugural viewer requires a unique mindset and responsibility. It is the difference between being at a birth and receiving a phone call about a birth. Being one step removed from the situation doesn't dampen the joy but the experience is less visceral, and the emotional response is influenced by the enthusiasm or concern expressed by others. What a joy to be at the delivery! In his author notes, like a proud expectant parent, Williams muses about the birth of his play. He writes, 'I hope the play makes you laugh, makes you think and feel, but most of all, I hope it entertains you and gets you talking about everything the characters address in the play.' From opening night, I am happy to report his hopes fulfilled. The audience responded at curtain with a standing ovation and as they walked out the conversations started. (more...)

Musician And Composer Damien Sneed Presents 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul' Musician And Composer Damien Sneed Presents 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

Musician and composer Damien Sneed pays homage to his mentor Aretha Franklin tonight, Monday Nights with WBGO: 'Damien Sneed Presents A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul' Monday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City. (more...)

Five Boroughs Music Festival Presents Pianist Martin Katz In Performances Dedicated To Hugo Wolf And Eduard Mörike Five Boroughs Music Festival Presents Pianist Martin Katz In Performances Dedicated To Hugo Wolf And Eduard Mörike
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

​​​​​​​Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) and the Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) present collaborative pianist Martin Katz in a three-event series, entitled Hugo Wolf: The Complete Mörike-Lieder, featuring two presentations and a free masterclass (open to the public) on the following dates: (more...)

Five Boroughs Music Festival Presents Pianist Martin Katz Five Boroughs Music Festival Presents Pianist Martin Katz
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) and the Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) present collaborative pianist Martin Katz in a three-event series, entitled Hugo Wolf: The Complete Morike-Lieder, featuring two presentations and a free masterclass (open to the public) (more...)

Harry Bicket Conducts The English Concert In Handel's Semele On April 14 Harry Bicket Conducts The English Concert In Handel's Semele On April 14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

On Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m., Harry Bicket conducts Handel's Semele at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed baroque orchestra The English Concert. In this concert presentation, soprano Brenda Rae performs the title role, joined by mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong (Juno/Ino), bass Soloman Howard, (Cadmus/Somnus), tenor Benjamin Hulett (Jupiter), countertenor Christopher Lowrey (Athamas), soprano Ailish Tynan (Iris), tenor Brian Giebler (Apollo), and bass-baritone Joseph Beutel (Priest), along with The Clarion Choir (Steven Fox, Artistic Director). (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Updates for 2019 Summer Season San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Updates for 2019 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Beginning June 5 and continuing through the 29th, San Francisco Opera presents a trio of extraordinary lyric works Georges Bizet's Carmen, George Frideric Handel's Orlando and Anton n Dvo k's Rusalka featuring powerful leading women in the title roles. Spanning three centuries and sung in French, Italian and Czech, the 2019 Summer Season repertory will occasion the Company debuts of four conductors, including two women, in productions that are new to the War Memorial Opera House stage. Some casting updates for the repertory were announced today and additional casting of supporting roles will be released at a future date. (more...)

OU Student Performers To Join OSO For 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert OU Student Performers To Join OSO For 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present its 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Varner Recital Hall on OU's campus. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Replacement for Handel's ORLANDO San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Replacement for Handel's ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

San Francisco Opera today announced it is removing countertenor David Daniels from the role of Medoro in the Company's June 2019 presentation of Handel's Orlando. The decision to part ways with Mr. Daniels, for business and professional reasons, was reached after considerable deliberation given the serious allegations of sexual assault, an on-going police investigation and a lawsuit filed against the American opera singer. While these situations remain under investigation, San Francisco Opera is unable to present the artist on the War Memorial Opera House stage. (more...)

David Daniels Removed From San Francisco Opera Season Following Sexual Assault Allegations David Daniels Removed From San Francisco Opera Season Following Sexual Assault Allegations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

San Francisco Opera today announced it is removing countertenor David Daniels from the role of Medoro in the Company's June 2019 presentation of Handel's Orlando. The decision to part ways with Mr. Daniels, for business and professional reasons, was reached after considerable deliberation given the serious allegations of sexual assault, an on-going police investigation and a lawsuit filed against the American opera singer. While these situations remain under investigation, San Francisco Opera is unable to present the artist on the War Memorial Opera House stage. (more...)

BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at JCC CenterStage Theatre BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at JCC CenterStage Theatre
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Oct 8, 2018

It wouldn't be odd to presume that a one-woman show about America's most famous sex therapist would be mostly about...well, sex. While sex and the role it plays in our lives is certainly a part of the story, Becoming Dr. Ruth, currently playing at JCC's CenterStage, is much deeper than that. It examines history, religion, family, love, loss, intimacy, and the many forces that shaped the life and career of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the German-born, Jewish immigrant who survived the Holocaust and went on to become a pop culture icon, media personality, and author. (more...)

Updated Casting Announced For San Francisco Opera's 2018"19 Season Updated Casting Announced For San Francisco Opera's 2018"19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

San Francisco Opera announces updated casting for its 96th Season, which opens Friday, September 7, with the double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, and two galas, Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche! and the BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala. The 2018-19 Season features eight productions that are new to the War Memorial Opera House stage, including a new staging of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca and the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life. Highlights also include Placido Domingo in Concert on October 21 and a roster of returning artists, debuting soloists and conductors. (more...)

$100K Grand Prize Winner Announced At Chamber Arts Competition $100K Grand Prize Winner Announced At Chamber Arts Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

After two days of semifinals and finals concerts at the University of Michigan, the Aizuri Quartet has won the $100,000 M-Prize for the third annual chamber arts competition hosted by the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.   (more...)

Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Studio Artists Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Michigan Opera Theatre is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artists. The roster includes the return of tenor Michael Day and baritone Harry Greenleaf. Joining them are soprano Cheyanne Coss, mezzo-soprano Katherine DeYoung and bass Allen Michael Jones. (more...)

Acclaimed Countertenor John Holiday To Perform In Des Moines Acclaimed Countertenor John Holiday To Perform In Des Moines
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) announces an exciting concert and reception featuring internationally acclaimed countertenor John Holiday on Sunday, April 8 at 7:00pm. Featuring an eclectic mix of opera, jazz and gospel selections, the concert will be held in the sanctuary at Plymouth Church in Des Moines. Scott Arens, DMMO's director of marketing and public relations, will be joining Mr. Holiday at the piano for the performance. (more...)

Boston Baroque Announces 2018-2019 Season Boston Baroque Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Conducted by music director Martin Pearlman, the season is anchored by a powerful new performing version of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea by Pearlman. The season includes the Boston Baroque debuts of countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and soprano Layla Claire, with performances by renowned Baroque interpreters such as David Daniels, Nicholas Phan, Amanda Forsythe, and clarinetist Eric Hoeprich. (more...)

Harry Bicket Conducts The English Concert In Handel's Rinaldo At Carnegie Hall, 3/25 Harry Bicket Conducts The English Concert In Handel's Rinaldo At Carnegie Hall, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

On Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m., Harry Bicket conducts Handel's Rinaldo at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed baroque orchestra The English Concert. In this concert presentation, countertenor Iestyn Davies performs the title role joined by sopranos Jane Archibald (Armida) and Joélle Harvey (Almirena), bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni (Argante), mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke (Goffredo), and countertenors Jakub Józef Orli?ski, (Eustazio), and James Hall (A Christian Magician). (more...)

YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT to Feature Student Performers with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT to Feature Student Performers with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Four of Oakland University's most promising music students will perform with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO) during the 21st Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert, which takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 in Varner Recital Hall on OU's campus. (more...)

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