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Virtual Theatre This Weekend: August 8-9- with Liz Callaway, Marlo Thomas, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: August 8-9- with Liz Callaway, Marlo Thomas, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2020

Today (August 8-9) in live streaming: Free to Be... You and Me returns for an Encore, Liz Callaway performs with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

The Met Announces Week 21 Schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams Featuring PARSIFAL,  Photo The Met Announces Week 21 Schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams Featuring PARSIFAL, AGRIPPINA and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020

The Met has announced the Week 21 schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure.

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2020: BREAKING THE WAVES at Adelaide Festival Theatre,  Photo BWW Review: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2020: BREAKING THE WAVES at Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Mar 14, 2020

Mazzoli's music is sensational.

Adelaide Festival 60th Birthday Finishes On A Triumphant High Photo Adelaide Festival 60th Birthday Finishes On A Triumphant High
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020

The 2020 Adelaide Festival curated by Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy has seen a triumphant 17 day event unfold with sold out shows, the biggest schools program in Festival history and box-office success. With two days still to go the Adelaide Festival has increased its total audience attendance by 24.8%, has smashed its box office target (of $4.7 million) and generated the second highest box office in the event's 60-year history, so far achieving a total box office income in excess of $5.3 million (figure is inclusive of umbrella shows, but does not include WOMADelaide).

Review Roundup: BREAKING THE WAVES at Edinburgh International Festival Photo Review Roundup: BREAKING THE WAVES at Edinburgh International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019

Breaking the Waves is now playing at the Edinburgh International Festival! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: BREAKING THE WAVES, King's Theatre Photo EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: BREAKING THE WAVES, King's Theatre
by Daniel Perks - Aug 22, 2019

Lars von Trier's 1996 film Breaking The Waves has no underscore. So, while the subject matter is perfectly apt for yet another opera where a woman debases herself at the whims of a man, composer Missy Mazzoli has little to musically draw inspiration from.

Photo Flash: First Look at HANSEL AND GRETEL at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at HANSEL AND GRETEL at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

With 7 lead performers at each performance, an ensemble of 30, and an orchestra of 19, plus conductor, Hansel and Gretel will be the Open Air Theatre's largest Company.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with HANSEL AND GRETEL Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with HANSEL AND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Get a peek inside rehearsals for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's Hansel and Gretel, a co-production with English National Opera, which plays 14 - 22 June. Sung in English, two casts will sing at alternate performances.

Programme Announced for 2019 Edinburgh Festival Photo Programme Announced for 2019 Edinburgh Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Edinburgh International Festival returns for its 73rd year on 2 - 26 August 2019, bringing the best of theatre, music and dance from across the world to Scotland's capital.

Boston Lyric Opera Announces Spring 2019 Season - THE HANDMAID'S TALE, LUCRETIA, and  Photo Boston Lyric Opera Announces Spring 2019 Season - THE HANDMAID'S TALE, LUCRETIA, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) season of rebels and dissenters continues into Spring 2019 with tales of strong women helmed by women directors. BLO's productions of THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA and THE HANDMAID'S TALE tell startlingly relevant stories -- both with extraordinary music, and both produced in distinctive, non-traditional spaces. Artistic and General Director Esther Nelson says the spring season highlights stories from which female characters emerge as moral and societal touchstones.

Julie Taymor's Production Of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns Photo Julie Taymor's Production Of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

A prince's quest to prove his worth and rescue his beloved leads to a fantastic adventure filled with danger and mysticism in the Metropolitan Opera's holiday presentation of Mozart's The Magic Flute, with performances December 19, 2018 to January 5, 2019. This English-language adaptation of the classic fairy tale, performed in a 100-minute version of the Met's popular production by visionary theater artist Julie Taymor, is the perfect introduction to opera for the whole family, as well as a holiday treat for those who are already admirers of Mozart. The performances are led by acclaimed Mozart conductor Harry Bicket.

Vittorio Grigolo and Nicole Car to Star in Puccini's LA BOHEME Photo Vittorio Grigolo and Nicole Car to Star in Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the repertory in the opening week of the 2018-19 season, with 11 performances of Franco Zeffirelli's beloved production from September 25. Initial performances feature three much anticipated Met debuts

Review Roundup: LA BOHEME at The Metropolitan Opera Photo Review Roundup: LA BOHEME at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Giacomo Puccini's LA BOHEME will play at The Metropolitan Opera through March of 2018, and the critics are weighing in!

American Soprano Angel Blue Makes Her Metropolitan Opera Debut in Puccini's LA BOHEME Photo American Soprano Angel Blue Makes Her Metropolitan Opera Debut in Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Puccini's La Boh me, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the repertory this season with 15 performances of Franco Zeffirelli's production from October 2, 2017 to March 10, 2018. Initial performances feature soprano Angel Blue making her Met stage debut as Mim , with the role sung later in the season by Anita Hartig and Sonya Yoncheva. Three acclaimed tenors, Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas and Michael Fabiano, share the role of Rodolfo. Sopranos Brigitta Kele and Susana Phillips play Musetta with baritones Lucas Meachem and Michael Todd Simpson as Marcello.

Houston Grand Opera Announces Complete Schedule for Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Houston, March 28, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its spring repertory with Siegfried, the much- anticipated third installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, on April 16. The ground-breaking Ring by Carlus Padrissa of Catalan theater company La Fura dels Baus, with its cutting-edge visuals and acrobats in tableaux of human scenery, has thrilled Houston audiences and played to sold-out houses.

Photo Coverage: English National Opera's LA BOHEME
by Roy Tan - Oct 18, 2015

Opera's greatest love story, LA BOHEME, will return to ENO's London Coliseum this winter in Jonathan Miller's stunning production, weaving together true love with heartbreak in this enduring and devastating story. Check out photos from the show below!

Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Prince of Players by eminent American composer Carlisle Floyd, the Lynn Wyatt Great Artist for 2015–16; Dvoák's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro; a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and The Root of the Wind is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast.

Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 2015-Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015-16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players; Dvo?ak's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro and a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and another chamber opera, by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast.