Houston Grand Opera Presents Donizetti's Bel Canto Drama LA FAVORITE Houston Grand Opera Presents Donizetti's Bel Canto Drama LA FAVORITE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

a?oeSecret love bound by silence.a?? Once the most performed opera of its time, Donizetti's bel canto drama, La favorite, features some of the most challenging arias ever written. Woven into this nowa?"rarely performed opera is a classic love triangle among a noblewoman, king and warrior. Set in early 14th century Spain, this triangle involves the King of Castile Alphonse XI, the beautiful Léonor and a novice monk, Fernand. In the background, the Moors have invaded Spain, and a power struggle has begun between church and state. Opera powerhouse and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton and international star Lawrence Brownlee return to Houston for this HGO premiere. World-renowned opera, film, theater and event director Kevin Newbury directs La favorite. (more...)

BWW Review: WERTHER, Royal Opera House BWW Review: WERTHER, Royal Opera House
by Alexandra Coghlan - Sep 18, 2019

Fashions in love (and lovers) swing as wildly as hemlines between the centuries. Massenet's Werther a?' brooding, poetic, Romantic to a fault a?' is pure 19th century, his heart beating to the fluttering pulse of lyric couplets. He translates poorly into today's more pragmatic world, but thanks to Charles Edwards' handsome designs his ill-fated passion for married Charlotte returns to the Royal Opera with plenty of nostalgic appeal. (more...)

Washington Concert Opera Announces 2019/2020 Season Washington Concert Opera Announces 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

Washington Concert Opera (WCO) announces its 2019-2020 lineup, a season that champions rare works and celebrates award-winning voices. The season will start in November with Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet. Then in April they will present Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, a truly stunning work that has not been heard in D.C. since 1998. In addition to these GWU Lisner Auditorium performances, the season will feature a third annual Opera Outside series at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park. (more...)

BWW Review: BILLY BUDD, Royal Opera House BWW Review: BILLY BUDD, Royal Opera House
by Sophia Lambton - Apr 30, 2019

In a minimalist setting, Benjamin Britten's 20th-century reflections on Herman Melville's novel are deftly captured musically and visually. (more...)

Deborah Warner's BILLY BUDD Arrives At The Royal Opera House Deborah Warner's BILLY BUDD Arrives At The Royal Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The Royal Opera presents a new production of Britten's Billy Budd, nearly 70 years after its Covent Garden premiere in 1951, and almost two decades since the Company's last performances of the work. Acclaimed British director Deborah Warner returns to The Royal Opera for the first time since directing Britten's The Turn of the Screw in 2002. She brings this production to The Royal Opera following its successful stagings by co-producers Teatro Real, Madrid, and Rome Opera. (more...)

20 Singers From 15 Countries Announced For BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2019 20 Singers From 15 Countries Announced For BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Twenty of the world's most outstanding classical singers are today [4 March 2019] announced for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019. The biennial competition returns to Cardiff between 15-22 June 2019 and audiences in the UK and beyond can follow all the live drama of the competition on BBC TV, radio and online. (more...)

The Royal Opera House Announces 2019 Lineup The Royal Opera House Announces 2019 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

The Royal Opera House presents a host of world premieres and debuts across ballet and opera in 2019, alongside a diverse range of free and ticketed Front of House events for all ages. 2019 also sees the first performances by The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera in the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre, the West End's newest and most intimate theatre. (more...)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet And Marina Abramovic Bring A New Production Of Debussy's PELLEAS ET MELISANDE Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet And Marina Abramovic Bring A New Production Of Debussy's PELLEAS ET MELISANDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

In the Claude Debussy year of 2018, the centenary of his death, Opera Vlaanderen has chosen an exceptional artistic team for this prestigious, new production of Debussy's only completed opera, Pelleas et Melisande. (more...)

BEL CANTO To Premiere Nationally On GREAT PERFORMANCES PBS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Lyric's world premiere production of the opera Bel Canto - recorded in Chicago last January - will air nationally on Great Performances Today, January 13 at 9pm CST on PBS (Check local listings). B (more...)

PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The world premiere production of Bel Canto the Opera - recorded in Chicago last January - airs on Great Performances Today, January 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/13
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The world premiere production of Bel Canto the Opera - recorded in Chicago last January - airs on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

BEL CANTO To Premiere Nationally On GREAT PERFORMANCES PBS, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Lyric's world premiere production of the opera Bel Canto - recorded in Chicago last January - will air nationally on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9pm CST on PBS (Check local listings). B (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PEARL FISHERS at ENO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The life-long friendship of Nadir and Zurga has survived their precarious existence on the treacherous sea-shore. But with the arrival of Leila, a grave threat to the bond between them is about to be unveiled. Can their friendship survive? Only if one of them is willing to sacrifice all. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS, London Coliseum, 19 October 2016
by Alexandra Coghlan - Oct 20, 2016

You have to get through an awful lot of shell to even glimpse the jewel at the core of The Pearl Fishers. Bizet's opera is much more than just a good duet - the score is glossy with melody, propelled along by some rollicking choruses - but the situation is so awkward, the plot so absurd (yes, even by operatic standards) that getting to the good stuff can prove almost impossible. Penny Woolcock's 2010 production, revived here for the second time, does a seductive visual dance in a desperate attempt to distract from the opera's flaws, but ends up just drawing more attention to them. (more...)

Lyric Opera's BEL CANTO Set For PBS' Great Performances Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago is excited to announce that Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET New York has selected the world-premiere production of Bel Canto – The Opera to be part of the prestigiousGreat Performances series on PBS. The WNET team will be in Chicago to film performances tonight, January 5, and January 8. Bel Canto will air nationally during the 2016/17 television season.  (more...)

Lyric Opera's BEL CANTO Set For PBS' Great Performances Series, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is excited to announce that Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET New York has selected the world-premiere production of Bel Canto – The Opera to be part of the prestigiousGreat Performances series on PBS. The WNET team will be in Chicago to film performances January 5 and 8. Bel Canto will air nationally during the 2016/17 television season.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeongcheol Cha, Andrew Stenson, J'nai Bridges & More in Chicago Lyric Opera's BEL CANTO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the eagerly awaited world premiere of Bel Canto. This is Lyric's seventh full-length operatic world premiere.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BEL CANTO, Opening Tonight at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the eagerly awaited world premiere of BEL CANTO tonight, December 7. This is Lyric's seventh full-length operatic world premiere. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present BEL CANTO, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the eagerly awaited world premiere of Bel Canto, which opens on Monday, December 7 for seven performances. This is Lyric's seventh full-length operatic world premiere. Composer Jimmy López (music) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz(libretto) are the creators of Bel Canto. Lyric's music director Sir Andrew Daviswill conduct the new opera, which was curated by Lyric's creative consultant Renée Fleming. Bel Canto is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Ann Patchett. The production will be directed by Kevin Newbury. (more...)

THE KING AND I, Renee Fleming & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago will begin a new chapter in its history with its 61st season - the first to be fully planned by general director Anthony Freud and music director Sir Andrew Davis. Lyric's two artistic leaders announced the repertoire and casting for the 2015-16 season today. (more...)

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