The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Discusses Verdi Chorus' L'AMORE E LA VITA, Pasadena Playhouse's RAGTIMEThe 'West of Broadway' Podcast Discusses Verdi Chorus' L'AMORE E LA VITA, Pasadena Playhouse's RAGTIME
by West of Broadway - Mar 7, 2019

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will and Lara get to speak with two of the stars of the 36th Season of The Verdi Chorus Spring 2019 Concert L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life), playing two performances only April 6-7, 2019 and First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica. Two of our guest soloists, Los Angeles Opera favorite Jamie Chamberlin and acclaimed tenor Nathan Granner, who are actually married in real life! In fact, Nathan proposed to Jamie onstage last fall at the conclusion of the Verdi Chorus 35th Anniversary concert! (more...)

The Verdi Chorus Announces Spring 2019 Concert SeriesThe Verdi Chorus Announces Spring 2019 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

This Spring marks the start of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Spring Concert, L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life) for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 6 and 7. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum humorously calls the Rom-Com of opera, will feature selections from two Verdi operas I vespri siciliani and Ernani, three Donizetti operas - Don Pasquale, La fille du r giment and L'elisir d'amore, as well as operatic sequences from Bizet's Les p cheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Delibes' Lakm , and Puccini's La rondine. (more...)

Long Beach Opera's THE BEST OF 20 Comes to The Beverly O'Neill Theatre TodayLong Beach Opera's THE BEST OF 20 Comes to The Beverly O'Neill Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

Long Beach Opera honors the man named by Opera News as "one of the 25 people that will be a major force in the field of opera in the coming decade" with The Best of 20, a celebration of Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek's 20 years with Long Beach Opera.  (more...)

Long Beach Opera's THE BEST OF 20 Comes to The Beverly O'Neill Theatre 6/2Long Beach Opera's THE BEST OF 20 Comes to The Beverly O'Neill Theatre 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Long Beach Opera honors the man named by Opera News as "one of the 25 people that will be a major force in the field of opera in the coming decade" with The Best of 20, a celebration of Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek's 20 years with Long Beach Opera.  (more...)

Long Beach Opera Announces 2018-2019 SeasonLong Beach Opera Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Long Beach Opera celebrates two milestones in the 2018-2019 season - its fortieth anniversary and the 20th anniversary of Andreas Mitisek leading the company as artistic director.  (more...)

Long Beach Opera's THE LOVE POTION Comes to The Warner Grand TheatreLong Beach Opera's THE LOVE POTION Comes to The Warner Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Long Beach Opera (LBO) presents the West Coast Premiere of The Love Potion (Le Vin Herbe), with music by Frank Martin. LBO Artistic & General Director Andreas Mitisek directs and Benjamin Makino conducts. The libretto is by Joseph Bedier; the English language translation is by Hugh McDonald. (more...)

Long Beach Opera's THE INVENTION OF MOREL Comes to The Beverly O'Neill TheatreLong Beach Opera's THE INVENTION OF MOREL Comes to The Beverly O'Neill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Long Beach Opera (LBO) presents the co-world premiere of 'The Invention of Morel,' by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police, and the London-based actor, director and playwright Jonathan Moore, who also directs the production. LBO Artistic & General Director Andreas Mitisek conducts the opera. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This FallThe Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This MonthThe Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This FallThe Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Philip Glass's Opera, THE PERFECT AMERICAN, About Walt Disney's Final Days
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Long Beach Opera is currently presenting the American Premiere of THE PERFECT AMERICAN, March 12 and 18, 2017, with music by Philip Glass and libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN, 4/22, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Perfect American,' a Chicago premiere opera by American composer Philip Glass. Based on American novelist Peter Stephan Jungk's 2001 novel, 'Der Konig von Amerika,' Glass' opera imagines the last three months of Walt Disney's life. (more...)

Delos to Release Premiere Recording of Mark Abel's First Opera, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

American composer Mark Abel brings his signature style to his first foray into opera with this, his third recording for Delos. The two-disc set features the world premieres of a poignant new opera with music and libretto by the composer, coupled with his most recent song cycle in which he sets to music the writings of Los Angeles poet Kate Gale. (more...)

MARILYN FOREVER Makes U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) takes on the private world of the most public life ever lived. The U.S premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever will be performed tonight, March 21 and March 29, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. (more...)

MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) takes on the private world of the most public life ever lived. The U.S premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever will be performed March 21 and 29, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. (more...)

Delos to Release Premiere Recording of Mark Abel's First Opera, 3/11
by Matt Smith - Jan 1, 2001

American composer Mark Abel brings his signature style to his first foray into opera with this, his third recording for Delos. The two-disc set features the world premieres of a poignant new opera with music and libretto by the composer, coupled with his most recent song cycle in which he sets to music the writings of Los Angeles poet Kate Gale. (more...)