Met Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Today, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents 'Brava, Jessye!' to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

Met Guild to Salute Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On Friday, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents "Brava, Jessye!" to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

Metropolitan Opera & The Juilliard School to Welcome Singers from Marcus Institute & More for A CONCERT OF OPERAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School announce casting for 'A Concert of Comic Operas' featuring varied excerpts and scenes from operas by Berlioz, Donizetti, and Mozart, and Stravinsky's rarely-performed Mavra, conducted by James Levine. The program includes Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Act 1); Stravinsky's Mavra; Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (Act 1, Scene 1); and Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore (Act 1, Part 2). Performances take place on Tuesday, February 11 and Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8 PM; and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 PM in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Met Opera Music Director James Levine conducts the Juilliard Orchestra and singers from the Met Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, as well as singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at Juilliard. Director Edward Berkeley will direct the program in a semi-staged concert version. (more...)

James Levine to Conduct Series of Opera Scenes at Juilliard, 2/11-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present an evening of opera featuring Act I of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Stravinsky's rarely-performed one-act comedy Mavra; Act I, scene 1 of Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini; and Act I, part 2 of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore in the fourth collaboration between the two institutions on Tuesday, February 11 and Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8 PM and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 PM in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Met Music Director James Levine conducts the Juilliard Orchestra and singers from the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, as well as singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at Juilliard. Director Edward Berkeley will stage the program in a semi-staged concert version. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, 10/24 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Pacific Symphony's 35th anniversary season continues with the sizzling sounds of 20th-century Spain igniting in the hands of Music Director Carl St.Clair as he leads the orchestra into the exotic world of flamenco, guitar and Spanish poetry. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Pacific Symphony's 35th anniversary season continues with the sizzling sounds of 20th-century Spain igniting in the hands of Music Director Carl St.Clair as he leads the orchestra into the exotic world of flamenco, guitar and Spanish poetry. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Guild to Honor Music Director James Levine at Annual Luncheon, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

On Monday, November 11, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon presents "Welcome Home, Jimmy!" to salute music directorJames Levine on his triumphant return to the Met podium. A perennial highlight of the opera season, the luncheon will bring together a host of artists who have collaborated with the preeminent conductor over the course of his long and celebrated Met tenure, as well as opera fans and an array of New York's society, business, and civic leaders. "Welcome Home, Jimmy!" will feature musical tributes by Dolora Zajick, "a mezzo in a class by herself" (New York Times); Thomas Hampson, "America's foremost baritone" (International Herald Tribune); and Grammy Award-winning bass-baritone Eric Owens, all accompanied by the Met's Director of Music Administration, Craig Rutenberg. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Guild's education programs in New York City and throughout the country. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, 10/24 - 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Pacific Symphony's 35th anniversary season continues with the sizzling sounds of 20th-century Spain igniting in the hands of Music Director Carl St.Clair as he leads the orchestra into the exotic world of flamenco, guitar and Spanish poetry. (more...)

Inside the Opera Studio Presents Mondanaro and Melano in 'The Life and Music of Maria Callas' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Inside the Opera Studio starts off the season tonight, September 6 (7:30 pm) and Sunday, September 8 (2pm) with The Life and Music of Maria Callas. This one-of-a-kind program by Soprano Francesca Mondanaro and narrator Fabrizio Melano (world renowned director and close personal friend of Maria Callas) is not to be missed. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF MARIA CALLAS
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2013

Inside the Opera Studio starts off the season on Friday, September 6 (7:30 pm) and Sunday, September 8 (2pm) with The Life and Music of Maria Callas. This one-of-a-kind program by SopranoFrancesca Mondanaro and narrator Fabrizio Melano (world renowned director and close personal friend of Maria Callas) is not to be missed. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Inside the Opera Studio Presents Francesca Mondanaro and Fabrizio Melano in 'The Life and Music of Maria Callas', 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Inside the Opera Studio starts off the season on Friday, September 6 (7:30 pm) and Sunday, September 8 (2pm) with The Life and Music of Maria Callas. This one-of-a-kind program by Soprano Francesca Mondanaro and narrator Fabrizio Melano (world renowned director and close personal friend of Maria Callas) is not to be missed. (more...)

OperaDelaware Announces 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

A baritone who sang with New York's Metropolitan Opera. An amazing soprano who wowed audiences with The Boston Symphony. A tenor who has been described as a 'rising star' whose performances are 'laser focused.' Add astounding costumes and sets from the renowned Sarasota Opera, and casts that feature great local, regional, national and international talent, and you have a glimpse of OperaDelaware's 2013-2014 season. (more...)

Met Opera & Juilliard Announce a Semi-Staged Concert of Gluck's Armide
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2012

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School jointly announced plans today for a semi-staged concert performance of Gluck's Armide, the second collaboration between the two institutions, following last season's acclaimed new production of The Bartered Bride, conducted by James Levine and staged by Stephen Wadsworth. (more...)

Staged Reading of The Chosen Plays Museum Of Jewish Heritage 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2012

On Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m., the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present the New York premiere of The Chosen, a staged reading of the play based on the 1967 novel by Chaim Potok. (more...)

Staged Reading of The Chosen Plays Museum Of Jewish Heritage 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2012

On Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m., the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present the New York premiere of The Chosen, a staged reading of the play based on the 1967 novel by Chaim Potok. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

Jonathan Solari's multi-media performance, 'The Love Letter You've Been Meaning to Write New York,' in which a 51-member ensemble performs in the street while an audience looks on from inside a theatre, receives its world premiere in a four-week engagement produced by Peace Belt Productions. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2011

Jonathan Solari's multi-media performance, 'The Love Letter You've Been Meaning to Write New York,' in which a 51-member ensemble performs in the street while an audience looks on from inside a theatre, receives its world premiere in a four-week engagement produced by Peace Belt Productions. (more...)

Met Opera & Juilliard Announce a Semi-Staged Concert of Gluck's Armide
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2011

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School jointly announced plans today for a semi-staged concert performance of Gluck's Armide, the second collaboration between the two institutions, following last season's acclaimed new production of The Bartered Bride, conducted by James Levine and staged by Stephen Wadsworth. (more...)

Juilliard Opera to present Dialogues of the Carmelites at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

On Wednesday, April 21 at 8:00pm conductor Anne Manson will lead the Juilliard Orchestra and Vocal Artists in Francis Poulenc's highly emotive Dialogues of the Carmelites, the final production of The Juilliard Opera Center season, directed by Fabrizio Melano. (more...)

Anne Manson Conducts 'Dialogues des Carmelites' at Juilliard 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

On Wednesday, April 21 at 8:00pm conductor Anne Manson will lead the Juilliard Orchestra and Vocal Artists in Francis Poulenc's highly emotive Dialogues of the Carmelites, the final production of The Juilliard Opera Center season, directed by Fabrizio Melano. (more...)

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