BWW Review: MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Aratani TheatreBWW Review: MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Aratani Theatre
by Maria Nockin - Apr 16, 2019

On Sunday April 14 Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented Giacomo Puccini's 1904 opera, Madama Butterfly, in Japanese and English in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo. The company also live-streamed it online. Did anyone ever think an American Navy officer would speak to a young Japanese lady in Italian? l'd expect him to speak English and the lady from Nagasaki to speak Japanese. That is what happened at the performance on Sunday. Despite translations from Goro, the marriage broker, and Sharpless, the American consul, Pinkerton and Butterfly had trouble understanding each other as they came from completely different cultures. (more...)

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Presents Bach's B Minor MassSydney Philharmonia Choirs Presents Bach's B Minor Mass
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Join Sydney Philharmonia Choirs on Easter Saturday, for an epic presentation of one of JS Bach's greatest choral works, his majestic B Minor Mass. Composed over the course of 16 years at the pinnacle of his power, this much lauded example of 18th Century sacred music was the largest and most adventurous undertaking of a mass settings of its time. Weaving moments of grandeur with intimate solo arias, the symphony draws on elements from across Bach's lifetime of compositions, conveying every aspect of the genius that gives his music its timeless power. (more...)

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs presents JS Bach's B Minor Mass, Sydney Opera House Concert HallSydney Philharmonia Choirs presents JS Bach's B Minor Mass, Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs presents  JS Bach's B Minor Mass. One concert only, The Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, 1pm, Easter Saturday, March 31 (more...)

Kent Tritle to Lead World Premiere of Organ Transcription of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music and Oratorio Society of New York, presents the world premiere of a transcription for organ, vocal soloists, and choruses, of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, on Thursday, April 7th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. This event follows the two performances of the symphony in its original orchestration at the Cathedral on February 24th and 25th. (more...)

MSM Students to Offer Sneak Peek of New Opera THE LEOPARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Brooklyn's American Opera Projects (AOP) and the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) will present scenes from a new opera The Leopard by composerMichael Dellaira (The Secret Agent) and librettist J. D. McClatchy (Emmeline), an adaptation of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's internationally acclaimed 1958 novel. (more...)

Kent Tritle to Lead Mahler's Symphony No. 8 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music and Oratorio Society of New York, presents two unprecedented Great Music in a Great Space performances of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, featuring more than 450 musicians, on Wednesday, February 24th and Thursday February 25th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals of Pinchgut Opera's Production of THE CHIMNEY SWEEP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Pinchgut Opera is celebrating Christmas in July as they present The Chimney Sweep by Salieri. Now it's only six months between drinks! You no longer have to wait a full 12 months to hear Pinchgut do what they do best as they bring you two productions in 2014. More information about tickets can be found below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals of Pinchgut Opera's Production of THE CHIMNEY SWEEP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Pinchgut Opera is celebrating Christmas in July as they present The Chimney Sweep by Salieri. Now it's only six months between drinks! You no longer have to wait a full 12 months to hear Pinchgut do what they do best as they bring you two productions in 2014. More information about tickets can be found below. (more...)

2013 Australian Singing Competition's Semi-Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Ten young singers have been chosen from more than 80 entrants around Australia and New Zealand to compete in the Semi-Finals of the 2013 IFAC Australian Singing Competition. The Competition is regarded as Australasia's richest and most prestigious singing competition that aims to identify and encourage talented young classical singers. This year's competitors are vying for a number of career-building awards and opportunities valued at more than $170,000. (more...)