Anthony Minghella's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Returns To The Met Stage October 11Anthony Minghella's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Returns To The Met Stage October 11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera presents Puccini's Madama Butterfly, conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi, with performances beginning October 11, 2019. Hui He returns to the role of the doomed geisha Cio-Cio-San. (more...)

Ridgefield to Screen the Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLYRidgefield to Screen the Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted companion Suzuki, and Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot adds a new role to his Met repertory as Sharpless, a role that he has previously sung at Marseilles Opera. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLYVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY! Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot and Markus Brück share the role of Sharpless, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, alternating with Maria Zifchak. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite. (more...)

Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Will Be Screened at the WarnerPuccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Will Be Screened at the Warner
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

The 2019-2020 season of The Met: Live in HD will continue at the Warner Theatre on Saturday, November 9 with Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY at 12:55 pm in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. The 2019-2020 season is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria. A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by Dr. Marguerite Mullée will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours before the broadcast, sponsored by Land Rover Hartford. (more...)

Plan Your Perfect Winter Holiday In StowePlan Your Perfect Winter Holiday In Stowe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center announces an incredible entertainment line-up for the 2019 Winter Holiday Week of December 21st - 28th!  You'll find something perfect for everyone in your family! (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Guild's 85th Annual Diamond Jubilee To Honor Martina Arroyo & Teresa StratasMetropolitan Opera Guild's 85th Annual Diamond Jubilee To Honor Martina Arroyo & Teresa Stratas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera Guild today announced that the honorees of its “Diamond Jubilee” celebration will be luminaries Martina Arroyo and Teresa Stratas.  The Guild's 85th Annual Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, November 20th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.  Special remarks by Stephanie Blythe and musical tributes by Ailyn Pérez and Matthew Polenzani will be performed during the event. (more...)

Mark Markham To Be A Featured Artist At 2019 Spring Into Art Song FestivalMark Markham To Be A Featured Artist At 2019 Spring Into Art Song Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

The esteemed vocal collaborator and pianist Mark Markham will be a featured guest at this year's Spring Into Art Festival presented by the Art Song Preservation Society of New York (ASPSNY) taking place at Manhattan School of Music. (more...)

Harry Bicket Conducts The English Concert In Handel's Semele On April 14Harry 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...)

BWW Review: THE CLEMENCY OF TITUS at the Dorothy Chandler PavilionBWW Review: THE CLEMENCY OF TITUS at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Mar 3, 2019

On March 2,2019, Los Angeles Opera presented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's THE CLEMENCY OF TITUS (LA CLEMENZA DI TITO) in a production by Thaddeus Strassberger. Having directed and designed the colorful and monumental sets as well, Strassberger has achieved a major opus. Some scenes were played on the full stage and others on its frontal area with Greg Emetaz's projection of a Baroque painting on a curtain behind. (more...)

LA Opera Presents Company Premiere of THE CLEMENCY OF TITUSLA Opera Presents Company Premiere of THE CLEMENCY OF TITUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

​​​​​​​Plácido Domingo has announced the latest details about LA Opera's company premiere of Mozart's The Clemency of Titus. (more...)

42ND STREET And More Announced For Chicago Lyric Opera 2019/20 Season!42ND STREET And More Announced For Chicago Lyric Opera 2019/20 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

A season filled with unforgettable music, riveting stories, thrilling singers from around the world, and stirring productions goes on sale by subscription Friday, January 25, at 10am. Six new and new-to-Chicago productions including three Lyric premieres and three performances of the Ring cycle will engage and entertain audiences from late September 2019 through June 2020. (more...)

Baroque Specialist Jane Glover Leads Houston Symphony In Holiday PerformancesBaroque Specialist Jane Glover Leads Houston Symphony In Holiday Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

The Houston Symphony celebrates the holiday season with what is arguably the greatest oratorio ever written: the spiritual, Baroque-era masterpiece, Handel's Messiah, at 8 p.m. Dec. 21-22 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23 in Jones Hall. Baroque specialist Jane Glover leads the orchestra, a stellar quartet of soloists and the Houston Symphony Chorus (prepared by director Dr. Betsy Cook Weber). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/7/2018
by - Jul 7, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/7/2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 SeasonVIDEO: Preview THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma. (more...)

Rossini's 'Semiramide' Starring Angela Meade And Elizabeth DeShong Comes to PBS 7/8Rossini's 'Semiramide' Starring Angela Meade And Elizabeth DeShong Comes to PBS 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, July 8 on PBS (check local listings) with a rare Met performance of Rossini's masterpiece Semiramide, starring Angela Meade as the titular Queen of Babylon and Elizabeth DeShong as the warrior Arsace. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov and Ryan Speedo Green complete the all-star bel canto cast.   (more...)

GREAT PERFORMANCES Season 12 Continues Sunday, July 8 on PBS with Rossini's SEMIRAMIDEGREAT PERFORMANCES Season 12 Continues Sunday, July 8 on PBS with Rossini's SEMIRAMIDE
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, July 8 on PBS (check local listings) with a rare Met performance of Rossini's masterpiece Semiramide, starring Angela Meade as the titular Queen of Babylon and Elizabeth DeShong as the warrior Arsace. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov and Ryan Speedo Greencomplete the all-star bel canto cast. (more...)

UMS Announces 2018-19 SeasonUMS Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

The University Musical Society (UMS), under the leadership of President Matthew VanBesien, today announces its 140th season in 2018-19 with an initial slate of 40 performances and events. One of the country's most acclaimed performing arts presenters, UMS honors its past by showcasing respected ensembles and performers with whom it has enjoyed rich relationships, and fully embraces the future as initiator, incubator, and accelerator for innovative new works and projects. This potent combination infuses the anniversary season with dynamic and diverse voices and perspectives featuring artists at the top of their game - celebrating the canon, taking risks, moving genres in new directions, disrupting stereotypes, and surprising audiences. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Announces 2018 ProgrammeEdinburgh International Festival Announces 2018 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Today the Edinburgh International Festival unveils its 2018 programme. The International Festival runs Friday 3 to Monday 27 August. The event welcomes 2,750 artists from 31 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city and attracts visitors from all over the world, with audiences expected to travel from over 80 nations to be part of Edinburgh's global celebration of culture. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: SemiramideMetropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: Semiramide
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Gareth Morrell will replace Maurizio Benini as conductor for Rossini's Semiramide at the Met on Saturday March 3, 2018, at 8.00pm. The British conductor led the opera on February 24th and 28th, 2018. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Annouced Cast Change Advisory for SEMIRAMIDEMetropolitan Opera Annouced Cast Change Advisory for SEMIRAMIDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Robert McPherson will sing the role of Idreno in Rossini's Semiramide for tonight's performance, February 28 at 7.30pm, replacing Javier Camarena who is ill. The American tenor also replaced Camarena on Saturday February 24, 2018. (more...)

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