Jake Heggie News

Seven Artists Selected for 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development ProgramSeven Artists Selected for 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Sets 2017-18 Centennial SeasonSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Sets 2017-18 Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has announced the details of its 2017-18 centennial season. (more...)

Opera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTEOpera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Thinking himself worldly and experienced, Don Alfonso decides to relieve his young friends, Ferrando and Gugliemo, of their faith in sexual fidelity. He challenges them to a bet, promising that within 24 hours their fiancees will prove unfaithful. Outraged, they accept, but find the challenge too painfully revealing and too difficult to withstand. Dressed in clown's clothes, these young men break their own hearts and the hearts of their fiancees. A comedy that is a tragedy underneath is the perfect stuff for the uncanny genius of Mozart, so clearly revealed in this dazzling score. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival ProgramOpera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

IT'S WONDERFUL LIFE Opera Recording Now Available in Digital Formats and CD Pre-OrdersIT'S WONDERFUL LIFE Opera Recording Now Available in Digital Formats and CD Pre-Orders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

It's Christmas in August. Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) world premiere of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's opera It's a Wonderful Life is now available for audio streaming, high resolution download, and CD pre-orders on the PENTATONE website. The CD will be released worldwide on September 1. It's a Wonderful Life is the newest addition to PENTATONE's American Opera Series.  (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival ProgramTHE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Lawrence Opera Theater Announces Season 2017 ProgramsLawrence Opera Theater Announces Season 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Season 2017 programs This summer 's fully-staged opera production is W. A. Mozart's well-known Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), a story of love and dedication overcoming trials and separation. The music will be sung in German, but director Grant Preisser has created new English dialogue to fit in with his avant-garde concept of the opera. Preisser's career has started to take off, and he has spent the last two summers working at Music Academy of the West, where he was Assistant Director for two productions in 2017. He has also done scenic and costume design for Opera Orlando. (more...)

STL Opera Collective presents TESLA'S PIGEON and TO HELL AND BACK, 9/8 & 9/9STL Opera Collective presents TESLA'S PIGEON and TO HELL AND BACK, 9/8 & 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

STL Opera Collective is thrilled to present the St. Louis premiere of Tesla's Pigeon by Melissa Dunphy and To Hell and Back by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer on September 8 & 9, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Kranzberg Arts Center Studio Theater, 501 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103. Tickets are $18 and are available at 314-545-1111 or at www.metrotix.com. (more...)

CCO Opens 35th Season with Premieres of Two Getty OperasCCO Opens 35th Season with Premieres of Two Getty Operas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's "Scare Pair," a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost -- together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).  Both works, with the libretto and music by Mr. Getty, will be sung in English and have a running time of 60 minutes each. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young ArtistsWashington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the roster of emerging artists engaged for the 16th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, which begins in September. (more...)

Lyric Opera Announces Casting for Spring Run of FELLOW TRAVELERSLyric Opera Announces Casting for Spring Run of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lyric Unlimited has announced casting for the Chicago premiere of Fellow Travelers. Tenor Jonas Hacker and baritone Joseph Lattanzi will sing the lead roles of Timothy Laughlin and Hawkins Fuller, two men who fall in love during the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington D.C. Devon Guthrie will sing the role of Mary Johnson, Hawkins's assistant and Timothy's confidante. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gerald SteichenBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gerald Steichen
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 24, 2017

Today's subject Gerald Steichen is currently living his theater life in the orchestra pit in the Kennedy Center's Opera House as the musical director for the national tour of The King And I. The show is in town through August 20th. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera TrainingComposer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera TrainingComposer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

21C Media Group has announced highlights from its 2017-18 selection of opera, vocal and choral music, featuring concerts, special events, broadcasts and recordings. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: Shilvock, Part 2: Leadership, Creating a New Canon, and SustainabilityBWW INTERVIEW: Shilvock, Part 2: Leadership, Creating a New Canon, and Sustainability
by Erica Miner - Jul 10, 2017

The quest for power, the greed for success and frenzy of people coming together trying to find quick wealth (more...)

Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas OperaConductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas: (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the YearDallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 "Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year" Award: luminous Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCKOpera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and MoreCasting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

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