BWW Review: THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Winter OperaBWW Review: THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Winter Opera
by Steve Callahan - Feb 1, 2019

There's that initial low, stealthy tip-toeing pizzicato, like a Warner Brothers cat creeping up on a clever mouse. Then an oboe slips in, and other woodwinds, some piccolo. Then (SURPRISE!) a racing, romping foretaste of the musical fun to follow. It's the utterly delicious overture to Giochino Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri-The Italian Girl in Algiers. It's another bright success in Winter Opera's long list of delights. (more...)

BWW Review: LA CENERENTOLA  at JUDY Bayley TheatreBWW Review: LA CENERENTOLA at JUDY Bayley Theatre
by Maria Nockin - Jun 11, 2018

Cinderella has fled the royal ball having left her bracelet with the Prince as a remembrance. On June 8, 23018, Opera Las Vegas presented a jubilant version of Gioacchino Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA) in Las Vegas at the University of Nevada's Judy Bayley Theatre. Director Audrey Chait injected some form of comedy, often slapstick, into every possible situation and the result was an evening of one laugh after another. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Lucia di Lammermoor at The MetPhoto Flash: First Look At Lucia di Lammermoor at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Lucia di Lammermoor is now open at The Metropolitan Opera! Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hermann Baumer, Barry Banks and More Set for Crested Butte Music Festival's 2014 OPERA IN PARADISE, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

The 18th annual Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) announces a superb lineup of performances and world-class artists for Opera In Paradise, running from today, July 12 - 27, 2014. Opera lovers will experience the power and passion of opera in intimate settings from Home Soirees in beautiful mountain residences to fully staged productions of Puccini's Suor Angelica and Verdi's Rigoletto at Center for the Arts Crested Butte. (more...)

Hermann Baumer, Barry Banks and More Set for Crested Butte Music Festival's 2014 OPERA IN PARADISE, 7/12-27
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The 18th annual Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) announces a superb lineup of performances and world-class artists for Opera In Paradise, running from July 12 - 27, 2014. Opera lovers will experience the power and passion of opera in intimate settings from Home Soirees in beautiful mountain residences to fully staged productions of Puccini's Suor Angelica and Verdi's Rigoletto at Center for the Arts Crested Butte. (more...)

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Announces 2012-2013 Highlights, Board Governance Changes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

On Tuesday, November 19 2013, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) held its Annual Meeting to share results of its 2012-13 season and the organization's audited financial statements. The results of its highly successful international tour were shared, its Community Partnership Program evaluation research was disclosed, and 2013-14 board officers and directors were announced. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

Madison Opera announced plans today for the company's 51st season, which will feature three company premieres and the annual summer concert, Opera in the Park. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011

Madison Opera announced plans today for the company's 51st season, which will feature three company premieres and the annual summer concert, Opera in the Park. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Union Avenue Opera's Production of LA FILLE DU REGIMENT
by Chris Gibson - Aug 4, 2010

A romantic comic opera with militaristic undertones sounds like a rather odd juxtaposition of style and substance, but LA FILLE DU REGIMENT(Daughter of the Regiment) pulls off that feat with a delightful combination of tuneful melodies, along with a considerable amount of charm that's hard to resist. With their second offering of the season the Union Avenue Opera have produced a winning combination of mirth and merriment with their staging of this work. (more...)

Madison Opera Closes THE TURN OF THE SCREW 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2010

Madison Opera's The Turn of the Screw will close on January 31 at The Playhouse at the Overture Center for the Arts. (more...)

Madison Opera Presents THE TURN OF THE SCREW 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2010

Madison Opera continues the 2009-2010 season with Benjamin Britten's haunting chamber-opera The Turn of the Screw in The Playhouse at the Overture Center for the Arts, Jan. 28 - 31, 2010. (more...)

Madison Opera Presents THE TURN OF THE SCREW 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2010

Madison Opera continues the 2009-2010 season with Benjamin Britten's haunting chamber-opera The Turn of the Screw in The Playhouse at the Overture Center for the Arts, Jan. 28 - 31, 2010. (more...)