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BWW Review: Perez Entices but Finley Triumphs in Massenet's THAIS at the Met Photo BWW Review: Perez Entices but Finley Triumphs in Massenet's THAIS at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 14, 2017

Is it time for a re-evaluation of Massenet's place in the current repertoire and put it up a notch? I wondered after seeing the season's opening performance of the Met's John Cox production of Massenet's THAIS on Saturday afternoon. With the right performers, there's a good case for his juicy, melodic writing--among the plethora of BOHEMES, TURANDOTS and BUTTERYFLYs on the season's schedule--although the stipulation of right performers is, as always, the catch.

Ailyn Perez to Make Title Role Debut in THAIS at The Metropolitan Opera Photo Ailyn Perez to Make Title Role Debut in THAIS at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017

American soprano Ailyn P rez makes her role debut as the glamorous courtesan in the title role of Tha s, opening November 11 for seven performances.

Ailyn Perez to Make Title Role Debut in THAIS at The Metropolitan Opera Photo Ailyn Perez to Make Title Role Debut in THAIS at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

American soprano Ailyn P rez makes her role debut as the glamorous courtesan in the title role of Tha s, opening November 11 for seven performances.

THE PARIS OPERA Set for New York City Release Today Photo THE PARIS OPERA Set for New York City Release Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

This fall, film movement takes audiences behind the scenes of a drama-filled season at one of the world's greatest cultural institutions with THE PARIS OPERA.

Go Behind the Scenes of THE PARIS OPERA, Opening Theatrically Today Photo Go Behind the Scenes of THE PARIS OPERA, Opening Theatrically Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

In turns ironic, light-hearted and cruel, encompassing both music and ballet, THE PARIS OPERA puts the spotlight on great artistic passions and tells the story of life backstage at this iconic and indispensable performing arts institution.

Go Behind the Scenes of THE PARIS OPERA, Opening Theatrically 10/18 Photo Go Behind the Scenes of THE PARIS OPERA, Opening Theatrically 10/18
by Emily Bruno - Oct 10, 2017

In turns ironic, light-hearted and cruel, encompassing both music and ballet, THE PARIS OPERA puts the spotlight on great artistic passions and tells the story of life backstage at this iconic and indispensable performing arts institution.

THE PARIS OPERA Set for New York City Release 10/18 Photo THE PARIS OPERA Set for New York City Release 10/18
by Emily Bruno - Sep 5, 2017

This fall, film movement takes audiences behind the scenes of a drama-filled season at one of the world's greatest cultural institutions with THE PARIS OPERA.

The Royal Conservatory of Music Announces Jam-Packed 2017-18 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, revealed today the details of the ninth concert season since the opening of Koerner Hall in 2009.

Early Music Vancouver Presents the Celestial Sounds and Angelic Voices of Globally Celebrated Choir of King's College, Cambridge
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2017

 Early Music Vancouver (EMV), proudly presents one of the world's most respected and recognized choral ensembles,The Choir of King's College, Cambridge at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, March 26, 2017 at 2pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. In a rare Vancouver appearance, revered Director of Music, Dr. Stephen Cleobury, will lead the iconic choir of Men and Boys in a mixed programme of repertoire from across the centuries. 

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by Christina Mancuso - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season.

Luisi Returns to Philly Orch, SFS, Tours with Voigt and Danish National Symphony
by Julie Musbach - Jan 27, 2017

Fabio Luisi This winter and spring, Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winning conductor Fabio Luisi looks forward to several high-profile guest conducting appearances, including return engagements with the Philadelphia Orchestra - to help celebrate 'Andre Watts's 60-Year Legacy' - and the San Francisco Symphony, as well as a return to conduct two different programs with the London Symphony. He also tours California with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO), of which he is the newly appointed Principal Conductor, with concerts featuring beloved soprano Deborah Voigt; and tours Europe with Philharmonia Zurich and special guest Anne-Sophie Mutter. Rounding out the conductor's busy season are concerts with Japan's NHK Symphony in Tokyo; returns to Filarmonica della Scala and the Munich Philharmonic; and a concert at Florence's Opera di Firenze, where Luisi assumes the post of Music Director starting in the spring of 2018.

BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 1, 2016

Composer Kaija Saariaho is a woman of few words but potent music, judging by her comments about her acclaimed opera, L'AMOUR DE LOIN, and the excerpts performed at the Guggenheim's Works & Process series several weeks ago, in preparation for the opera's much-anticipated Met debut on Thursday, December 1.

BWW Review: Where is Heroic GUILLAUME TELL Now that We Need Him? On Stage at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 13, 2016

Always looking for new worlds to conquer, Gioachino Rossini wrote GUILLAUME TELL in French, as Paris became the center of the opera world. Despite his successes there, this was to be his operatic swan song, a story glorifying a revolutionary character--with a message that resonated, loud and strong, at the performance the night after the troubling American election.

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

A new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met on October 18 in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed by Pierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times. Gerald Finley will star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Princess Mathilde;  Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold; Maria Zifchak as Tell's wife Hedwige; Janai Brugger as their son Jemmy; Italian bass Marco Spotti in his Met debut as Walter Furst; Kwangchul Youn as Arnold's father Melcthal; and John Relyea as Gesler. 

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/15/2016
by - Oct 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/15/2016.

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, 10/18
by Christina Mancuso - Oct 14, 2016

A new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met on October 18 in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed by Pierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times. Gerald Finley will star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Princess Mathilde;  Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold; Maria Zifchak as Tell's wife Hedwige; Janai Brugger as their son Jemmy; Italian bass Marco Spotti in his Met debut as Walter Furst; Kwangchul Youn as Arnold's father Melcthal; and John Relyea as Gesler. 

Marianna Pizzolato Replaces Elizabeth DeShong in Met Opera Debut as 'Isabella' in L'ITALIANA
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 27, 2016

Marianna Pizzolato will make her Met debut as Isabella, the title character in L'Italiana in Algeri, which she now sings in all performances of Rossini's comedy at the Met this season. The Italian mezzo-soprano replaces Elizabeth DeShong, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness.

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details!

Over 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Lincoln Center and Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss announced today the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, with events taking place across Lincoln Center July 22-August 27, 2016.

Over 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Lincoln Center and Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss announced today the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, with events taking place across Lincoln Center July 22-August 27, 2016.

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