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BWW Feature: ONLINE OPERA VIRTUAL TOUR OCT. 31-NOV 7 at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE OPERA VIRTUAL TOUR OCT. 31-NOV 7 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Oct 31, 2020

This weekend, tenor Frederick Ballentine returns to the L A Opera virtual stage for a spooky Halloween-themed “Living Room Recital.” He partners with mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron and pianist Kunal Lahiry to perform some of opera's most mysterious and scary songs—including the murder scene from Carmen.

BWW Feature: ONLINE OPERA VIRTUAL TOUR SEPT. OCT.3-10 at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE OPERA VIRTUAL TOUR SEPT. OCT.3-10 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Oct 2, 2020

Los Angeles Opera has a new a?oeLiving Room Recitala?? with mezzo-sopranno Taylor Raven sings with three different pianists, Jeremy Frank, Nino Sanikidze, and Brendon Shapiro. She sings two songs from Hector Berlioza??s Les Nuits da??Étè, four songs from Xavier Montsalvatgea??s Cinco Canciones Negras, and other delightful pieces.

Andrea Bocelli Releases New Album 'Believe' November 13 Photo Andrea Bocelli Releases New Album 'Believe' November 13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020

World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is set to release his new album, Believe, via Sugar/Decca Records on 13th November, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. He is joined on the record by Alison Krauss, the most awarded singer in Grammy history, for a powerful and emotional rendition of 'Amazing Grace'.

The Met Cancels 2020-21 Opera Season, Announces Premieres for 2021-22 Photo The Met Cancels 2020-21 Opera Season, Announces Premieres for 2021-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera announced today that the ongoing health crisis has resulted in the cancellation of the entire 2020-21 season, but the company also announced ambitious artistic plans for its 2021-22 season, which will open with the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

Ildiko Komlosi Tests Positive for COVID-19 Photo Ildiko Komlosi Tests Positive for COVID-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

Hungarian opera performer Ildiko Komlosi has tested positive for COVID-19

BWW Interview: Richard Stilwell of THE ASPERN PAPERS  at Dallas Opera Photo BWW Interview: Richard Stilwell of THE ASPERN PAPERS at Dallas Opera
by Erica Miner - Aug 14, 2020

A lot of repertoire you do over and over, while finding new things within those pieces, but something totally new is interesting

BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/SONG JULY 10-17 at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/SONG JULY 10-17 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jul 10, 2020

Pacific Opera Project (POP) presents a watch party of their critically acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly on July 15 at 5:00 PM Los Angeles time. This is the first true-to-story bilingual production of the opera. Performed in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo and Houston's Opera in the Heights, the opera now has a new libretto written by POP Artistic Director Josh Shaw and Opera in the Heights Artistic Director Eiki Isomura.

BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/SONG JUNE 26 - JULY 3 at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/SONG JUNE 26 - JULY 3 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jun 26, 2020

Los Angeles Opera (LAO) has an array of 25 a?oeLiving Room Recitalsa?? available for the enjoyment of those who visit the LAO website. Among them are personal concerts by: Morris Robinson, Rod Gilfry, Amanda Woodbury, Christopher Maltman, and Angel Blue. Having made a monumental impression on the American public with her portrayal of Bess in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess at the Met, Blue shows her charismatic personality and her love for the music of Richard Strauss in her a?oeLiving Room Recital.a??

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Announces Streaming Lineup For This Week Photo Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Announces Streaming Lineup For This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma has announced its streaming lineup for this week

BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/RECITAL PERFORMANCES at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/RECITAL PERFORMANCES at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jun 12, 2020

This week, Los Angeles Opera's website features a wonderful recital by the renowned bass who has portrayed so many great characters in that house, Morris Robinson.

The Metropolitan Opera's Radio Broadcast Series Continue This Weekend With TURANDOT Photo The Metropolitan Opera's Radio Broadcast Series Continue This Weekend With TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

Launched in 1931, the Met's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. This Saturday, April 25, Turandot will be broadcast.

BWW Feature: BROADWAY VS. HOLLYWOOD Parte 3°    I Film tratti dai Musical Di Sir And Photo BWW Feature: BROADWAY VS. HOLLYWOOD Parte 3° I Film tratti dai Musical Di Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Mar 26, 2020

Chi non ha in casa almeno un cd in cui non ci sia una canzone di Andrew Lloyd Weber: che sia un original cast recording, una compilation o semplicemente una cover, le composizioni di Lloyd Weber sono tra le più conosciute canzoni di musical al mondo. Tutti i più grandi interpreti si sono prima o poi cimentati in una delle sue composizioni tanto che sarebbe impossibile citarli tutti. Se i musical di Sir Andrew sono tra i più visti al mondo e detengono record invidiabili di durata in cartellone sia a Broadway che nel West End, altrettanto non si può dire delle versioni cinematografiche che non sempre sono ben riuscite. Cerchiamo di analizzarne il perché.

BWW Review: Is the Met's TURANDOT Different on PBS' Great Performances Than in the Op Photo BWW Review: Is the Met's TURANDOT Different on PBS' Great Performances Than in the Opera House?
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 22, 2020

In these crazy days when no theatres are open to the public, the Live in HD series on PBS is a lifeline to the Met; last Friday, on PBS' Great Performances (on WNET in New York, at least) there was this fall's TURANDOT with a first-rate cast.

Wake Up With BWW 3/19: Seth Rogen Live-Tweets CATS, Upcoming Online Events, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/19: Seth Rogen Live-Tweets CATS, Upcoming Online Events, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2020

Today's top stories: read Seth Rogen's live-tweet of the CATS film, plus check out our list of today's upcoming live-streamed events you can attend from your own home!

The Metropolitan Opera Has Announced its 2020��"21 Season Photo The Metropolitan Opera Has Announced its 2020��"21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

Today, the Metropolitan Opera announced its 2020-21 season, the first in which Yannick Nézet-Séguin assumes his full breadth of musical duties as the company's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting six productions. His schedule includes the Met premiere of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, the first contemporary opera conducted by the maestro on the Met stage, as part of his ongoing commitment to opera of our time at the Met, which will expand in the seasons to come.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Has Announced 2020-21 Season Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago Has Announced 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

A season filled with thrilling music, captivating stories, world-class singers, and exciting productions goes on sale by subscription Thursday, February 13. Eight new-to-Chicago productions, including three Lyric premieres plus two original Lyric productions, will entertain and thrill audiences from September 2020 through June 2021.

Photo Flash: LBC Talent's 'Hunterdon's Brightest, Home For The Holidays' Charity Caba Photo Photo Flash: LBC Talent's 'Hunterdon's Brightest, Home For The Holidays' Charity Cabaret Brings Tears & Cheers!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Broadway vets, Danette Holden, who was last seen in Sacramento as Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone and in New York City in the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Cagney, the Musical and Kevin Csolak, currently in Ivo Van Hove's new West Side Story as Arab hitting the Broadway stage December 10th in previews and who just completed shooting Steven Spielberg's reboot of West Side Story as Diesel hosted the 2019 Stangl Stage Cabaret, Hunterdon's Brightest, Home for the Holidays charity event this past Saturday, November 30th at the historic Stangl Stage. 

Netflix Will Preserve New York's Iconic Paris Theatre Photo Netflix Will Preserve New York's Iconic Paris Theatre
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

New York's iconic Paris Theatre is back! The Paris, one of the oldest art houses in the United States, and the last single-screen theater in New York, was shuttered earlier this year and was re-opened earlier this month to a successful run of Marriage Story, by acclaimed New York filmmaker Noah Baumbach. Today Netflix announced a lease agreement to keep the theater open and save the beloved institution. The company plans to use the theater for special events, screenings, and theatrical releases of its films. Terms of the lease were not disclosed.

Netflix Announces Lease Agreement to Keep the Iconic Paris Theatre Open Photo Netflix Announces Lease Agreement to Keep the Iconic Paris Theatre Open
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

New York's iconic Paris Theatre is back! The Paris, one of the oldest art houses in the United States, and the last single-screen theater in New York, was shuttered earlier this year and was re-opened earlier this month to a successful run of Marriage Story, by acclaimed New York filmmaker Noah Baumbach. Today Netflix announced a lease agreement to keep the theater open and save the beloved institution. The company plans to use the theater for special events, screenings, and theatrical releases of its films. Terms of the lease were not disclosed.

Netflix Announces Preservation of New York's Iconic Paris Theatre Photo Netflix Announces Preservation of New York's Iconic Paris Theatre
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

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