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Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 22- with Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 22- with Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020

Today (July 22) in live streaming:Brian Stokes Mitchell and Joe Benincasa visit Backstage Live, Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal reunite on Stars in the House and so much more!

OPERA America Invites Artists, Administrators and More to A TOAST TO 50 YEARS Photo OPERA America Invites Artists, Administrators and More to A TOAST TO 50 YEARS
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020

OPERA America is inviting artists, administrators, trustees, and audiences to 'A Toast to 50 Years,' a celebration of opera's progress and of OPERA America's 50th Anniversary, taking place today, Friday, May 15, from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

BWW Exclusive: 107 Opera Singers, a Conductor plus Tech Magic Bring Some LIGHT from M Photo BWW Exclusive: 107 Opera Singers, a Conductor plus Tech Magic Bring Some LIGHT from Moravec, Campbell and OPERA America
by Richard Sasanow - May 13, 2020

Here's a look at how 'Light Shall Lift Us; Singers Unite in Song' (for OPERA America), a video project featuring 107 opera singers in “a song of hope and solidarity” by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell, came together to help raise up the spirits of their communities as we deal with COVID-19. It went 'live' on May 14 at 1:30 pm EST.

BWW Interview: Opera Singer Natalya Romaniw Discusses Her Career, New Album and Shutd Photo BWW Interview: Opera Singer Natalya Romaniw Discusses Her Career, New Album and Shutdown Plans
by Marianka Swain - Apr 13, 2020

Natalya Romaniw has been called 'the outstanding soprano her generation'. Recent work includes the lead roles in Scottish Opera's Tosca and English National Opera's Madame Butterfly, plus making her BBC Proms debut singing Rachmaninov's The Bells with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She talks to BroadwayWorld about her remarkable career, upcoming album Arion, and keeping the music going during the shutdown.

Houston Grand Opera Presents R. Strauss's SALOME Photo Houston Grand Opera Presents R. Strauss's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

R. Strauss's powerful psychodrama Salome returns to Houston Grand Opera for the first time in 20 years in a production directed by Francisco Negrin. The revolutionary score reinvents Oscar Wilde's biblical drama of a deeply disturbed princess who has fallen in love with Jokanaan (John the Baptist). After he denies her, she performs the infamous and seductive a?oeDance of the Seven Veilsa?? for King Herod in exchange for John's head.

Anthony Minghella's Staging of MADAM BUTTERFLY Will Return to the London Coliseum Photo Anthony Minghella's Staging of MADAM BUTTERFLY Will Return to the London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

Anthony Minghella's production of Madam Butterfly returns to the Coliseum. Premiered 15 years ago at English National Opera (ENO) and now onto its seventh revival, this popular production is back to entrance audiences with its mix of stunning cinematic imagery, traditional Japanese theatre and Puccini's powerful music.

Houston Grand Opera Announces Substitution For LA FAVORITE Photo Houston Grand Opera Announces Substitution For LA FAVORITE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announces that conductor Christophe Rousset withdrew today from the HGO premiere of La favorite due to personal circumstances. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers will conduct all five performances. The production runs from Jan. 24 a?" Feb. 9, 2020 at the Wortham Theater Center.

The Metropolitan Opera Issues New Audio Release On iTunes Photo The Metropolitan Opera Issues New Audio Release On iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

To commemorate the start of Yannick Nézet-Séguin's new position as the Jeanette Lerman Neubauer Music Director, the Met is releasing an audio compilation of performance highlights on iTunes, as well as a series

George London Foundation For Singers Announces 2018-19 Season Photo 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.

George London Foundation Announces Singers for 2018-19 Season Photo 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.

Discussion of Art and Activism to Feature Groundbreaking Stage Director Peter Sellars Photo Discussion of Art and Activism to Feature Groundbreaking Stage Director Peter Sellars
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Renowned experimental, often-controversial opera and theater director Peter Sellars will join Debbie McNulty, director of Mayor Turner's Office of Cultural Affairs, and Patrick Summers, artistic director of Houston Grand Opera, in a public conversation about art and activism moderated by the Rothko Chapel's executive director, David Leslie, on Tuesday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St., Houston. The "pay what you can" event has a suggested value of $20. Registration is advised; visit rothkochapel.org or call 713-524-9839.

The 2018 George London Awards  Public Finals Round Is Friday, 2/16 Photo The 2018 George London Awards Public Finals Round Is Friday, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

On Friday, February 16, 2018, 16 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will perform with pianist Craig Rutenberg before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience at The Morgan Library & Museum. At the event's conclusion, six of them will be named this year's winners of the George London Award, an honor that has been conferred upon hundreds of the best young singers since 1971. The award, currently a $10,000 prize, is named for the legendary Canadian-American bass-baritone, one of the greatest opera singers of 20th century.

Houston Grand Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with LA TRAVIATA and JULIUS CAESAR Photo Houston Grand Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with LA TRAVIATA and JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Houston Grand Opera will open its 63rd season with a new production of Verdi's most romantic opera, La traviata, October 20 November 11 in the new HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.

BWW Review: DIE FLEDERMAUS at Santa Fe Opera Photo BWW Review: DIE FLEDERMAUS at Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - Aug 3, 2017

On August 1, 2017, Santa Fe Opera presented Johann Strauss II's operetta, DIE FLEDERMAUS (THE BAT). The original German libretto was by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée. The audience heard it sung in an English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin with dialogue adapted by Charles Ludlam from W. S. Gilbert's play ON BAIL. Gilbert based his play on a work by Meilhac and Halévy.

Washington National Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY, 5/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Washington National Opera's 2016–2017 season concludes with one of the most beloved operas in the repertory, Puccini's Madame Butterfly, May 6– 21, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Featuring some of the most enduring and memorable music in all of opera, this production also features dazzling sets and costumes by Japanese American production designer Jun Kaneko, whose dramatic designs for WNO's 2014 production of The Magic Flute amazed audiences. This new- to-Washington production from Opera Omaha and San Francisco Opera is directed by Leslie Swackhamer and conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin. A special Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance of Madame Butterfly is presented in the Opera House on Friday, May 19, 2017, and features current singers of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

Asia Society Texas Center To Hold Panel On Race And Representation In Houston Grand Opera, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Asia Society Texas Center will host Representation and 21 st Century Responsibilities in the Performing Arts, a free panel discussion and public forum in collaboration with Houston Grand Opera (HGO) on Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m.

Houston Grand Opera's 2017��"18 Season Features Long-Awaited Return of Strauss's Elektra and Bellini's Norma
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Houston Grand Opera expands its commitment to broadening the audience for opera with a 2017-18 season that includes the first presentations of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical West Side Story by a major American opera house and the world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree. HGO will present its first performances in a quarter century of two iconic works: Richard Strauss's revenge-filled Elektra with virtuoso sopranoChristine Goerke in the tempestuous title role and 2016 Richard Tucker Award-winner and HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson in her role debut as Chrysothemis, under the baton of HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers; and Bellini's grand-scale tragedy Norma showcasing the debut of stellar dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska in the notoriously difficult title role, with 2015 Tucker winner and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton as Adalgisa.

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Houston Grand Opera expands its commitment to broadening the audience for opera with a 2017-18 season that includes the first presentations of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical West Side Story by a major American opera house and the world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek 's holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree.

Houston Grand Opera Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

On Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at The Guggenheim presents a discussion with the creators and excerpts of Houston Grand Opera's upcoming world premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer.

BWW Review: ELIXIR OF LOVE at Houston Grand Opera
by Gary Laird - Oct 26, 2016

BWW Review: Houston Grand Opera opens the season with an eye-popping ELIXIR OF LOVE

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