American Symphony Orchestra Opens Its Season At Carnegie Hall With Elgar's THE KINGDOMAmerican Symphony Orchestra Opens Its Season At Carnegie Hall With Elgar's THE KINGDOM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The 58th season of American Symphony Orchestra's Vanguard series at Carnegie Hall will open on October 31 with Music Director Leon Botstein leading the ASO in a performance of Edward Elgar's great choral work, The Kingdom, the second of Elgar's incomplete trilogy of oratorios. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Announces Expanded 2019-20 SeasonAmerican Symphony Orchestra Announces Expanded 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

American Symphony Orchestra announced the 58th season of its three-concert Vanguard series at Carnegie Hall, now expanded to include an additional performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. The season also marks the return of the Orchestra's popular series to New York City's Symphony Space-which originally took place between 1998 and 2015-with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in conjunction with the ASO's celebration of the great composer's 250th birthday. This series combines complete concerts of well-known, major orchestral works with interactive educational demonstrations. The full 2019-20 season runs from October 31, 2019 through March 12, 2020. (more...)

Cincinnati Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PARKCincinnati Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Cincinnati Opera kicks off its 99th Summer Festival on Sunday, June 9 with a free concert in Washington Park. Opera in the Park will feature a selection of unforgettable opera and musical theater favorites-from 'Summertime' from Porgy and Bess to Man of La Mancha's 'The Impossible Dream'-performed by stars from the 2019 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CLEMENCY OF TITUS at the Dorothy Chandler PavilionBWW Review: THE CLEMENCY OF TITUS at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Mar 3, 2019

On March 2,2019, Los Angeles Opera presented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's THE CLEMENCY OF TITUS (LA CLEMENZA DI TITO) in a production by Thaddeus Strassberger. Having directed and designed the colorful and monumental sets as well, Strassberger has achieved a major opus. Some scenes were played on the full stage and others on its frontal area with Greg Emetaz's projection of a Baroque painting on a curtain behind. (more...)

LA Opera Presents Company Premiere of THE CLEMENCY OF TITUSLA Opera Presents Company Premiere of THE CLEMENCY OF TITUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

​​​​​​​Plácido Domingo has announced the latest details about LA Opera's company premiere of Mozart's The Clemency of Titus. (more...)

WNO Presents Ryan Speedo Green In RecitalWNO Presents Ryan Speedo Green In Recital
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Named for the groundbreaking African American contralto, the Marian Anderson Vocal Award recognizes a young American singer in opera, oratorio, or recital repertoire with outstanding promise for a significant career. Washington National Opera (WNO) named bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as the 2018 recipient earlier this year and is pleased to present him in concert today, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Tickets are $39. (more...)

WNO Presents Ryan Speedo Green In RecitalWNO Presents Ryan Speedo Green In Recital
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Named for the groundbreaking African American contralto, the Marian Anderson Vocal Award recognizes a young American singer in opera, oratorio, or recital repertoire with outstanding promise for a significant career. Washington National Opera (WNO) named bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as the 2018 recipient earlier this year and is pleased to present him in concert on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Tickets are $39. (more...)

Cincinnati Opera Announces Lineup for 2019 SeasonCincinnati Opera Announces Lineup for 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Cincinnati Opera, today announced the repertoire and casting for Cincinnati Opera's 2019 Summer Festival, which will run from June 13 to July 28. The company's 99th season begins with a charming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Music Hall's Springer Auditorium. (more...)

SPAC Strikes Deal to Broadcast Philadelphia Orchestra ConcertsSPAC Strikes Deal to Broadcast Philadelphia Orchestra Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

As part of Saratoga Performing Arts Center's expanding artistic collaboration with The Philadelphia Orchestra, it announced a new partnership with public radio stations WMHT in upstate New York and WRTI in Philadelphia to record and broadcast four Philadelphia Orchestra concerts in Saratoga this summer. This new series is part of a reciprocal agreement between WRTI and WMHT and marks the first time in the Orchestra's storied 52-year residency that SPAC concerts have held a dedicated broadcast slot on WMHT and the first time that Saratoga performances have aired on WRTI in Philadelphia. The live performances slated for August 8, 10, 15 and 17 will be conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and will feature soloists Janai Brugger, the Jussen 'Piano Brothers,' Jennifer Koh, Serhiy Salov and Joshua Bell. (more...)

Lyric Opera Hosts EMPOWER an Original Opera from EmpowerYouthLyric Opera Hosts EMPOWER an Original Opera from EmpowerYouth
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League's collaborative program, EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through the Arts, is excited to present Empower, an original opera developed with local African-American high-school students. Tickets are $10-20 and are available here for the one-night-only performance, which will take place Thursday, May 31 at 7:00pm at the Lyric Opera House.  (more...)

Palm Beach Opera To Present Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGAROPalm Beach Opera To Present Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Palm Beach Opera concludes the 2017-2018 mainstage season with a triumphant production of Mozart's poignant masterpiece Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), a new co-production between Palm Beach Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Philadelphia, and San Diego Opera. The popular opera will have three performances March 23-25 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. (more...)

Test Performance of New Edition of The Gershwins PORGY AND BESS to Take Place at U-MTest Performance of New Edition of The Gershwins PORGY AND BESS to Take Place at U-M
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

'Porgy and Bess' has been called the first great American opera, made all the more significant by being set in a black American community and performed by black artists in 1935, a time when black culture was exoticized by the country's white majority. (more...)

Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Featuring Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming and MoreLyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Featuring Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

A season filled with unforgettable music, thrilling singers from around the world, and stirring new productions goes on sale via subscription Wednesday, February 7 at 10am.  Seven new and new-to-Chicago productions, including four Lyric premieres, will engage and entertain audiences from October 2018 through June 2019.  (more...)

Grant Park Music Festival 2018 Season Begins June 13Grant Park Music Festival 2018 Season Begins June 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar today announced a rich array of programming for the Festival's 2018 season, including a large-scale world premiere commission for orchestra and chorus by the Latvian composer, ?riks E envalds. Kalmar will lead the Grant Park Orchestra, along with Chorus Director Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Chorus, in a ten-week season, taking place from June 13 August 18 at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion and other venues throughout the city. (more...)

Puccini Saved The Best For Last- TURANDOT Opens 12/5Puccini Saved The Best For Last- TURANDOT Opens 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

An icy princess is terrified of love. A mysterious prince solves three riddles and melts her heart while breaking another's. Love triumphs, but it's complicated. Starring Amber Wagner, Stefano La Colla, Maria Agresta/Janai Brugger (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Uzo Aduba, and More Announced for Placido Domingo 50th Anniversary ConcertKristin Chenoweth, Uzo Aduba, and More Announced for Placido Domingo 50th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Uzo Aduba, Garth Brooks and Kristin Chenoweth will join a host of opera stars featured at the Pl cido Domingo 50th Anniversary Concert. LA Opera's gala event will take place on November 17, 2017, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 50 years to the day since Mr. Domingo made his Los Angeles debut on the very same stage. (more...)

Free Concert STARS OF LYRIC OPERA Announced at Millenium ParkFree Concert STARS OF LYRIC OPERA Announced at Millenium Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season with the 17th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert. Join us at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Friday, September 8, at 7:30pm. The free outdoor performance, presented in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, annually attracts capacity crowds to the pavilion, great lawn, and surrounding areas of the park. (more...)

BWW Review: MOSTLY MOZART Opens with Totally Terrific Focus on Young People's Chorus
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 29, 2017

Well, no one can accuse Mostly Mozart of being in a rut. Even though the name of this season's first program, “The Singing Heart,” under Music director Louis Langree (heard on the 26th), is not so different from last year's opener, “The Illuminated Heart,” the two evenings couldn't have been more different. They did have one thing in common: They were both wonderful. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Announces 2018 Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Palm Beach Opera recently announced its 2018 main stage opera season that will present three audience favorites at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Season subscriptions are now available for purchase. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 Announces Opening Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival , one of New York's premier summer performance series, kicks off its 51st season on July 25. Among the highlights in the first two weeks are a special opening concert led by Louis Langrée, Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director, featuring traditional and indigenous songs from Mozart's time; a choral presentation by Les Arts Florissants; and guest conductors Edward Gardner and Gianandrea Noseda; festival debuts by more than 10 artists, including Kit Armstrong, Janai Brugger, Jennifer Johnson Cano, S? Percussion, Beatrice Rana, Ksenija Sidorova, and the Young People's Chorus of New York City; and the New York premiere of David Lang's concerto for percussion, man made. A complete listing of events from July 25 through August 6 follows. (more...)

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