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OPERA America Announces 2022 Opera Hall of Fame Inductees and 2022 National Opera Tru Photo OPERA America Announces 2022 Opera Hall of Fame Inductees and 2022 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2021

OPERA America has announced honors for exemplary artists, administrators, advocates, and trustees in two prestigious award programs, the Opera Hall of Fame and National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards.

MABELINE'S YOU REALLY ARE A HEEL to Play The Ruba Club Photo MABELINE'S YOU REALLY ARE A HEEL to Play The Ruba Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2021

This holiday season, Whoville's celebrated cabaret star, Mabeline 'Grinchester' Diorio, better known as the ex-wife of the Grinch who stole Christmas, comes to Philadelphia for a limited-engagement cabaret experience that's sure to light the tree and spill the tea on the holiday's most notorious villain.

BWW Interview: Sidney Outlaw of MOZART AND SALIERI at Opera San José Finds Himself E Photo BWW Interview: Sidney Outlaw of MOZART AND SALIERI at Opera San José Finds Himself Entering the Prime of His Career
by Jim Munson - Sep 23, 2021

It would appear that acclaimed baritone Sidney Outlaw is having the busiest year of his career. In addition to starring as composer Antonio Salieri in Opera San José’s new virtual production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s 'Mozart and Salieri,' Outlaw will be performing 'Barber of Seville,' 'Porgy and Bess,' and 'La Bohème.' BroadwayWorld speaks with Outlaw.

Wigmore Hall Opens 2021/22 Concert Season Tomorrow
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021

A particular highlight, on 14 October, Wigmore Hall Associate Artist the British soprano Gweneth Ann Rand joins film star Adjoa Andoh for a special concert celebrating the artistry of African-American singers ‚Äď Marian Anderson, Jessye Norman and Grace Bumbry.

Amazon to Sponsor Merola Presents WHAT THE HEART DESIRES Recital and Residencies of T Photo Amazon to Sponsor Merola Presents WHAT THE HEART DESIRES Recital and Residencies of Two World Renowned Artists
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2021

Amazon offers its support for diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the music and arts community with a sponsorship of Merola Opera Program's What the Heart Desires recital featuring works by women and people of color, as well as two master classes by world renowned artists.

Schedule Updates Announced for San Francisco Opera's RING FESTIVAL Photo Schedule Updates Announced for San Francisco Opera's RING FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 12, 2021

San Francisco Opera's online Ring Festival continues throughout March with free streaming of Richard Wagner's four-part The Ring of the Nibelung and live ticketed events online. The Ring Festival schedule featuring an array of interviews, panel discussions and lectures with artists and scholars has been updated, including the addition of two new free events.

André De Shields to Star in The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival's KING LEAR as Part o Photo André De Shields to Star in The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival's KING LEAR as Part of its 2021 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021

The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival announced today that Tony, Emmy and Grammy award-winner André De Shields will star in King Lear as part of its 21st summer of free Shakespeare in Forest Park. The production marks the theater's return to live outdoor performance, one of the first scheduled in the country.

San Francisco Opera Returns To Live Performances, Presents Online Ring Festival and L Photo San Francisco Opera Returns To Live Performances, Presents Online Ring Festival and Launches New Original Digital Programming
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021

San Francisco Opera Tad and Dianne Taube General Director Matthew Shilvock announces re-envisioned Spring 2021 programming including a return to live performances with a new production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville and concerts offered in a drive-in setting at San Rafael's Marin Center in April and May.

Opera America Announces Ten Inductees To The Newly Formed Opera Hall Of Fame  Photo Opera America Announces Ten Inductees To The Newly Formed Opera Hall Of Fame 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2020

OPERA America has announced the inaugural group of inductees to the Opera Hall of Fame. The Opera Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of outstanding living American artists, administrators, and advocates who have strengthened the art form and the field. It was established in 2020 on the occasion of OPERA America's 50th anniversary, a celebration of the progress of the industry over the past half-century.

Laverne Cox, Anna Deavere Smith, Richard Smallwood, Dance Theatre Of Harlem Join Cast Photo Laverne Cox, Anna Deavere Smith, Richard Smallwood, Dance Theatre Of Harlem Join Cast Jessye Norman At 75: A Celebration
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2020

Black Opera Productions LLC, and Presenting Partner, Brookfield Place, will present Jessye Norman at 75: A Celebration LIVE on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET, to commemorate the legendary singer's first birthday in memoriam, presented in support of the Estate of Jessye Norman and Jessye Norman School of the Arts, and the forthcoming documentary film Black Opera. 

Metropolitan Opera Guild's 85th Annual Diamond Jubilee To Honor Martina Arroyo & Tere Photo Metropolitan Opera Guild's 85th Annual Diamond Jubilee To Honor Martina Arroyo & Teresa Stratas
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera Guild today announced that the honorees of its ‚ÄúDiamond Jubilee‚ÄĚ 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 P√©rez and Matthew Polenzani will be performed during the event.

BWW Interview: Sean Patrick Murtagh Debuts MARIO! at The Green Room 42 Photo BWW Interview: Sean Patrick Murtagh Debuts MARIO! at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 6, 2019

Sean Patrick Murtagh pays tribute to his mentor from beyond, famed tenor Mario Lanza, in his NYC solo nightclub debut at Green Room 42

Dr Jonathon Welch AM Will Direct Play It Forward's New Brisbane Branch Of MEN ALOUD! Photo Dr Jonathon Welch AM Will Direct Play It Forward's New Brisbane Branch Of MEN ALOUD!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2019

All Dads, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, cousins and mates are invited to join MEN ALOUD! A very special choir for men and boys of all ages, that will rehearse once a month leading up to Queensland Music Festival's ground breaking mass choral event Help Is On Its Way with Glenn Shorrock on Saturday July 27.

Review Roundup: Darko Tresnjak's SAMSON ET DALILA at The Met Photo Review Roundup: Darko Tresnjak's SAMSON ET DALILA at The Met
by Alan Henry - Sep 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at SAMON ET DALILA at The Met Opera! Check out photos of the Darko Tresnjak directed production below!

Photo Flash: Darko Tresnjak's SAMSON ET DALILA at The Met Photo Photo Flash: Darko Tresnjak's SAMSON ET DALILA at The Met
by Alan Henry - Sep 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at SAMON ET DALILA at The Met Opera! Check out photos of the Darko Tresnjak directed production below!

The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 84th Annual Luncheon Will Honor Anna Netrebko Photo The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 84th Annual Luncheon Will Honor Anna Netrebko
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera Guild today announced that the honoree of the 84th Annual Guild Luncheon will be legendary soprano Anna Netrebko. The celebration will take place on Friday, October 26th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

The Metropolitan Opera Guild Announces Anna Netrebko As Honoree of 84th Annual Lunche Photo The Metropolitan Opera Guild Announces Anna Netrebko As Honoree of 84th Annual Luncheon
by Macon Prickett - Jun 20, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera Guild today announced that the honoree of the 84th Annual Guild Luncheon will be legendary soprano Anna Netrebko. The celebration will take place on Friday, October 26th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Wynton Marsalis To Deliver The Commencement Address At Juilliard's 113th Commencement Photo Wynton Marsalis To Deliver The Commencement Address At Juilliard's 113th Commencement Ceremony
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2018

The Juilliard School today announced that alumnus Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, director of Juilliard Jazz Studies, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, will address the graduates at the school's 113th commencement ceremony, which takes place Friday, May 18, 2018, at 11am in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Mr. Marsalis received an honorary doctor of music degree from Juilliard in 2006. This will be the final commencement for Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi, who has had a long association with Mr. Marsalis and asked that he be the commencement speaker. In July, Damian Woetzel will begin as the school's seventh president.

James Levine to Conduct TOSCA Next Season at the Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

James Levine will conduct the Met's new production of Puccini's Tosca next season, replacing Andris Nelsons, who has withdrawn.

Warner Bros. presents BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II with the NJSO
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2017

WARNER BROS. presents BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II -a spectacular fusion of classical music and classic animation that celebrates the world's most famous and beloved cartoons and their equally famous music-with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, June 3-4 in Newark and New Brunswick. Conducted by Emmy Award-winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and Emmy Award-winning producer David Ka Lik Wong, the production is a celebration of the world's favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live full symphony orchestra accompaniment.

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