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Bio:
A well established Singer and Stage/Television Actress most recently playing 'Veronica' in Jennifer Saunders' Jam and Jerusalem for the BBC. She is a well-known West End performer and has played many leading roles including 'Christine' in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera at Her ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
A well established Singer and Stage/Television Actress most recently playing 'Veronica' in Jennifer Saunders' Jam and Jerusalem for the BBC. She is a well-known West End performer and has played many leading roles including 'Christine' in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera at Her ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: San Francisco Opera Streams SIEGFRIED Photo BWW Review: San Francisco Opera Streams SIEGFRIED
by Maria Nockin - Mar 22, 2021

On March 20, 2021, San Francisco Opera presented a free stream of Richard Wagner’s opera Siegfried as part of Francesca Zambello’s 2017-2018 American Ring. Forest projections set the mood for Runnicles and Zambello’s nature-friendly, quasi-impressionistic rendering of the opera. Lighting Designer Mark McCullough illuminated the opening scene as though it was  a dream.

BWW Review: San Francisco Opera Presents Virtual DIE WALKUERE Photo BWW Review: San Francisco Opera Presents Virtual DIE WALKUERE
by Maria Nockin - Mar 14, 2021

On the weekend of¬† March 13 and 14, San Francisco Opera streamed its 2018 production of Richard Wagner‚Äôs Die Walk√ľre to opera lovers around the world. Director Francesca Zambello moved the story to a modern time in which Wotan was a captain of industry and Hunding was a hunter with a house full of trophies, one of which was his fair-tressed wife.

Schedule Updates Announced for San Francisco Opera's RING FESTIVAL Photo Schedule Updates Announced for San Francisco Opera's RING FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - 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.

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 BWW News Desk - 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.

MultiStages To Present World Premiere of OMINOUS MEN Photo MultiStages To Present World Premiere of OMINOUS MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

MultiStages today announced that in association with the 14th Street Y, the company will present the world premiere of Desi Moreno-Penson's OMINOUS MEN, a new dark play about race, poverty, drugs, misogyny and violence in America told through a gothic horror and magic realism lens.

Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN Opens Tonight At The War Memorial Opera Hou Photo Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN Opens Tonight At The War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

San Francisco Opera's presentation of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) opens tonight with the first of three complete cycles, each presented over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Encompassing four operas-Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-and more than 17 hours, Wagner's Ring is one of the most ambitious works of music, theater and stagecraft ever created.

San Francisco Opera Presents Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN At The War Memo Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN At The War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) in three complete cycles, each presented over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Encompassing four operas-Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-and more than 17 hours, the story and music of Wagner's Ring are the acme of the operatic artform and one of the most ambitious works of music, theater and stagecraft ever created. In anticipation of the performances, San Francisco Opera today announced a schedule for its Ring Festival events designed to provide the public, from first-timers to experienced Ring-goers, with enriching activities including lectures, symposia, film screenings, musical programs, public discussions and a Ring Community Day for families.

Photo Flash: First Look at TEMPLE OF SOULS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

MULTISTAGES, in association with Dr. Judy Kuriansky and Jane Velez-Mitchell, is pleased to present a first look at  the award-winning musical, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, co-written by poet Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris,  and MultiStages Artistic Director Lorca Peress. Peress also helmed the production, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, choreography by Enrique Brown, and visual design by Obie-winner Jan Hartley. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is currently playing a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances began last night  Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. 

The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Will Be the Subject of a New Musical- First Listen!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the new musical by award-winning Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, Enrique Brown, choreographer, and directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23.

The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Are the Subject of a New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

MULTISTAGES is pleased to announce the new musical by award-winning Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer and directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. Press are invited to all performances.  

BWW Interview: Lucy O'Byrne On Playing Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Marianka Swain - Oct 21, 2016

Following her success on The Voice, singer and actress Lucy O'Byrne took on the iconic role of Maria Von Trapp in the UK tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's indelible The Sound of Music; she's since performed the show more than 250 times. Next week, it makes a London stop at New Wimbledon Theatre.

Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the casting and schedule for the Company's summer 2018 presentations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The four-opera cycle of Das Rheingold,Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-widely considered the greatest and most ambitious work ever conceived for the lyric stage-will be presented in three complete cycles from June 12 through July 1, 2018. 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Sing at The Bristol Hippodrome This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Bill Kenwright's production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, arrives at The Bristol Hippodrome from Today 30th August - Saturday 3rd September 2016.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Sing at The Bristol Hippodrome This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Bill Kenwright's production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, arrives at The Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 30th August - Saturday 3rd September 2016.

Full Cast Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour, Coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Bill Kenwright's production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, will tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 October 2016.

Lucy O'Byrne & Andrew Lancel to Appear in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

BBC1's The Voice star Lucy O'Byrne to play Maria and Coronation Street's Andrew Lancel to play Captain Von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music' at Birmingham Hippodrome this May.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour to Welcome Andrew Lancel to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Bill Kenwright's production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, recommences its UK tour on Wednesday 18 May at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

BWW Review: THE RHINEGOLD Magically Opens WNO's The Ring Cycle
by Keith Tittermary - May 3, 2016

In 2006, then Washington National Opera Artistic Director Placido Domingo announced that the Opera would take on their first complete cycle of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). In the subsequent years, the opera produced the first three of the four-some, but not in quick succession. As the opera and the nation suffered an economic downturn, the complete cycle was never realized. Until now.

Catherine Foster, Nina Stemme, Daniel Brenna and More Star in WNO's THE RING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents its first complete presentation of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring cycle. Three full cycles will be presented from tonight, April 30, to May 22, 2016 and will be directed by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin.

Full Cast Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Martin Connor, choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer, musical direction by David Steadman, this wonderfully lavish staging of the classic musical coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film version - the most successful movie musical in history.

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