Juilliard Opera Presents Benjamin Britten's THE TURN OF THE SCREWJuilliard Opera Presents Benjamin Britten's THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Zeger, opens its opera season with Britten's The Turn of the Screw, featuring Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Steven Osgood and directed by John Giampietro, on Wednesday, November 14 and Friday, November 16, 2018, at 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 2pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. (more...)

Annie Dorsen's THE SLOW ROOM to Play Performance Space New YorkAnnie Dorsen's THE SLOW ROOM to Play Performance Space New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Performance Space New York kicks off its second themed season of performances and events-the Posthuman Series-with the world premiere of Annie Dorsen's The Slow Room (September 27-29). Dorsen has taken the idea of technological theater further than most artists. (more...)

BWW Review: GALLANTRY AND TROUBLE IN TAHITI at Center StageBWW Review: GALLANTRY AND TROUBLE IN TAHITI at Center Stage
by Maria Nockin - Apr 22, 2018

On April 21, 2018, Opera Santa Barbara presented Douglas Moore's GALLANTRY and Leonard Bernstein's TROUBLE IN TAHITI at the Center Stage theater in downtown Santa Barbara. The Center Stage is a 130-seat black box auditorium on the third floor of the chic, user-friendly Paseo Nuevo. (more...)

BWW Review: TROUBLE IN TAHITI AND GALLANTRY at Center Stage TheaterBWW Review: TROUBLE IN TAHITI AND GALLANTRY at Center Stage Theater
by Anna Jensen - Apr 18, 2018

A rare treat this weekend only, Opera Santa Barbara presents an evening of one-act comic operas in the intimacy of Center Stage Theater. Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti will be performed along with Douglas Moore's broadly comic work, Gallantry. Both showcase the talents of Opera Santa Barbara's Chrisman Studio Artists (Chelsea Melamed, Byron Mayes, Elle Valera, and Jonathan Walker-VanKuren) in featured roles. Opera Santa Barbara's Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas, praises these singers for their 'charisma and charm combined with impeccable comedic timing.' (more...)

Utopia Opera Presents The US Premiere Of Arthur Sullivan's Oratorio THE MARTYR OF ANTIOCHUtopia Opera Presents The US Premiere Of Arthur Sullivan's Oratorio THE MARTYR OF ANTIOCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7pm, Utopia Opera closes its 7th season with the US premiere of The Martyr of Antioch, a dramatic oratorio with music by Arthur Sullivan and words adapted by the composer and W.S Gilbert, in concert with orchestra, organ, choir, and soloists at Rutgers Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, NYC. The leading soloists are Alexis Cregger, Adam Klein, Caroline Tye, & Duncan Hartman and Utopia founder William Remmers conducts. This performance marks the world premiere of the first-ever critical edition of the score, edited by Robin Gordon-Powell & Martin Wright. Tickets ranging from $20 - $100 are available online and at the door. Tickets are available online at: utopiasullivan.brownpapertickets.com (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Josh Shaw of DON GIOVANNI at The VortexBWW Interview: Director Josh Shaw of DON GIOVANNI at The Vortex
by Maria Nockin - Apr 13, 2018

Artistic and Executive Director of Pacific Opera Project (POP) Josh Shaw was recently named 'One of Musical America's Top 30 Innovators in Classical Music.' Over the past six seasons, he has directed 23 productions at POP including THE RAKE'S PROGRESS, ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, and LA CALISTO. His reimagining of THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO as an episode of Star Trek has gained national attention and has been produced by seven companies. (more...)

Leonard Bernstein's Take On Marriage Circa 1950 To Get Showing At Center Stage TheaterLeonard Bernstein's Take On Marriage Circa 1950 To Get Showing At Center Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Opera Santa Barbara concludes its 2017-2018 season with a double bill of two one-act operas by American masters sponsored by the Mosher Foundation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre Honors John Kander with Stephen Sondheim AwardPhoto Flash: Signature Theatre Honors John Kander with Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

On March 19, 2018, Virginia's Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway composer John Kander with the company's ninth Stephen Sondheim Award. The Stephen Sondheim Award was presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy and will benefit Signature Theatre's artistic, education, and community programs. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at Granada TheatreBWW Review: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at Granada Theatre
by Maria Nockin - Mar 3, 2018

On March 2, 2018, Opera Santa Barbara presented Gioachino Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. Based on a libretto by Cesare and staged in a more modern manner by director Josh Shaw, the California performance of the early nineteenth century work was thoroughly amusing from overture to final bow. (more...)

Librettist Cerise Jacobs Announces PERMADEATH Video Game OperaLibrettist Cerise Jacobs Announces PERMADEATH Video Game Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs – hailed by Opera magazine as “intrepid and artistically ambitious” – is quickly establishing a body of original operatic work that blends two of her great passions, myth and technology, in compelling and relevant contemporary stories. Her latest venture, premiering at Boston's Cutler Majestic Theater on September 27-29 of this year, is the video game opera PermaDeath, co-written with her son Pirate Epstein, founder of the video game company SqueePlay and a former New England Halo champion. Composed by Dan Visconti, perhaps best known in the opera world as the composer of Opera Philadelphia's recent Andy Warhol-themed ANDY: A Popera, the opera is directed by New York-based opera director Sam Helfrich, who helmed the first performances in New York of Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös's Angels in America at New York City Opera last year. PermaDeath is produced by White Snake Projects, headed by Boston producer and Artistic Director of TEDxCambridge Georgia Lyman, with Jacobs as Executive Producer. (more...)

John Kander to Receive Signature Theatre's 2018 Stephen Sondheim Award in D.C.John Kander to Receive Signature Theatre's 2018 Stephen Sondheim Award in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

On March 19, 2018, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor legendary Broadway composer John Kander with the company's ninth Stephen Sondheim Award. (more...)

Opera Santa Barbara Announces Dual Role For Kostis ProtopapasOpera Santa Barbara Announces Dual Role For Kostis Protopapas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

The Board of Directors of Opera Santa Barbara is pleased to announce that its Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas has accepted additional responsibilities as General Director for the organization. At their November 27th meetings, the Executive Committee and the full board unanimously approved a proposal to create a new position for Mr. Protopapas as both Artistic and General Director. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Central City Opera presents COSI FAN TUTTI Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Central City Opera continues its 2017 summer festival with the opening of a new production of Cosi fan tutte, Mozart's comedic opera about love, deceit, and fidelity, which runs in repertory in the Central City Opera House from July 15 through August 4. (more...)

Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 through August 6, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte performed in repertory in the historic Central City Opera House, and three one-act operas with limited runs—Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo—performed in smaller venues located around the town of Central City. Complementing these five widely different operas are pre-performance lectures and talkbacks, staged opera scenes, elegant opening night dinners, and post-performance socials, which make for a full and enriching experience of entertainment and culture in one of Colorado's most historic mountain settings.   (more...)

Central City Opera presents COSI FAN TUTTI 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Central City Opera continues its 2017 summer festival with the opening of a new production of Cosi fan tutte, Mozart's comedic opera about love, deceit, and fidelity, which runs in repertory in the Central City Opera House from July 15 through August 4. (more...)

Central City Opera Opens 2017 Summer Festival with CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Central City Opera opens its 85th summer festival with Georges Bizet's Carmen, running in repertory from July 8 through August 6, in the historic 550-seat opera house in Central City. (more...)

Pacific Opera Presents A Mothers' Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Pacific Opera presents A Mothers' Day Concert in SYDNEY! Featuring Maestro Simon Kenway (Artistic Director of Pacific Opera) and the 2017 Young Artists, this concert includes a complimentary afternoon tea before the concert in the beautiful surrounds of the historic Independent Theatre in North Sydney. (more...)

Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 through August 6, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte performed in repertory in the historic Central City Opera House, and three one-act operas with limited runs—Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo—performed in smaller venues located around the town of Central City. Complementing these five widely different operas are pre-performance lectures and talkbacks, staged opera scenes, elegant opening night dinners, and post-performance socials, which make for a full and enriching experience of entertainment and culture in one of Colorado's most historic mountain settings.   (more...)

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