BWW Reviews: A Great Week for Haircuts at the Met, from BARBIERE to NIXON BWW Reviews: A Great Week for Haircuts at the Met, from BARBIERE to NIXON
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 2, 2020

The Met on Demand had another week of exciting performances, from the divine [Rossini's IL  BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA] to the, well, the divine [Adams's NIXON IN CHINA]. (more...)

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, April 1- with Joe Iconis, David Hyde Pierce and More! Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, April 1- with Joe Iconis, David Hyde Pierce and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020

Broadway might be dark this month, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway today, April 1, 2020. (more...)

Met Opera Adds New Titles and Extended Viewing Hours For Streaming Productions Met Opera Adds New Titles and Extended Viewing Hours For Streaming Productions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020

A day after canceling upcoming performances due to concerns around the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL at London Coliseum? Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL at London Coliseum?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

The world premiere of Iain Bell's Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel, following his critically-acclaimed In Parenthesis is playing at the London Coliseum through April 12, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL, London Coliseum BWW Review: JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 31, 2019

In February this year, historian Hallie Rubenfold brought out a poignant book describing the backstories of the five women killed in 1888 by a murderer nicknamed Jack the Ripper. It has always seemed a poor reflection on society that the victims of such horrific crimes have been almost forgotten in the midst of the ever-increasing celebrity and mystery of Jack himself. (more...)

Photo Flash: ENO New Opera JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL Photo Flash: ENO New Opera JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2019

The world premiere of Iain Bell's Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel, following his critically-acclaimed In Parenthesis.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On MARNIE at The Met Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On MARNIE at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Nico Muhly's new opera Marnie, starring Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, and Iestyn Davies, with Robert Spano conducting Michael Mayer's production is now on stage at The Met! (more...)

BWW Review: Muhly's MARNIE, in Mayer's Cinematic Production, Is a 'Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma' BWW Review: Muhly's MARNIE, in Mayer's Cinematic Production, Is a 'Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma'
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 22, 2018

Nico Muhly's MARNIE, aided and abetted by Nicholas Wright's libretto, dramaturg Paul Cremo and the sweeping production of Michael Mayer--which had its US premiere Friday night at the Met--is that fabled “riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” Nothing is quite what it seems or results in easy answers--for the characters or the audience. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Presents North American Premiere Of Nico Muhly's MARNIE Metropolitan Opera Presents North American Premiere Of Nico Muhly's MARNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents the North American premiere of Marnie, an original Met commission by composer Nico Muhly and librettist Nicholas Wright, on October 19, 2018, with performances continuing until November 10. Based on Winston Graham's haunting novel, which also inspired the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Marnie is conducted by Robert Spano in his Met debut and directed by Michael Mayer, who created the staging for the opera's world premiere at English National Opera in 2017. The November 10 matinee will be transmitted live to movie theaters throughout the world as part of the Met's Live in HD series. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre BWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jun 26, 2018

Britten's celebrated opera re-imagined for a summer evening pregnant with ill-resolved threat. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and ENO's THE TURN OF THE SCREW Photo Flash: First Look at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and ENO's THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and ENO present THE TURN OF THE SCREW. Get a first look at production images below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and ENO's THE TURN OF THE SCREW Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and ENO's THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The Turn of the Screw is a co-production with English National Opera. Timothy Sheader directs with music by Benjamin Britten, Libretto by Myfanwy Piper and after a story by Henry James. (more...)

The Met: Live In HD's 2018"19 Season Kicks Off On October 6 With Anna Netrebko In The Title Role Of Verdi's AIDA The Met: Live In HD's 2018"19 Season Kicks Off On October 6 With Anna Netrebko In The Title Role Of Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met's grand production of Verdi's Aida, starring one of the world's most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. (more...)

Broadway Talent Tapped for 2018/2019 Season at the Met Broadway Talent Tapped for 2018/2019 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Accelerating his arrival as Music Director by two seasons, Yannick Nezet-Seguin will take up the post in time for the start of the Metropolitan Opera's 2018-19 season, it was announced today. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre And ENO Announce Casting For THE TURN OF THE SCREW Regent's Park Open Air Theatre And ENO Announce Casting For THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The Prologue and role of Peter Quint will be shared by Elgan Ll?r Thomas and William Morgan. Elgan Ll?r Thomas makes his English National Opera debut as a new ENO Harewood Artist having also covered the role of Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville. A 2016/17 Scottish Opera Emerging Artist, credits include The Elixir of Love, and The Trial with other credits including Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Mananan International Festival), Paul Bunyan (Welsh National Youth Opera) and Eugene Onegin (Garsington Opera). He is currently singing in The Barber of Seville with the Theatre des Champs-Elysees. (more...)

Helios Collective Presents DIDO AND...at King's College London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

To bring fresh new meaning to a play is a virtue, to do it to a musical score is sacrilege.  But why? Why shouldn't musicians be as creative as actors?  As part of PLAY, the 2016 Arts & Humanities Festival at King's College London, Helios Collective present a reimagined reading of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas as Dido & …. (more...)

Walt Disney Opera By Philip Glass Now Streaming
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 7, 2013

THE PERFECT AMERICAN, a two-act opera with prologue by renowned opera, film and experimental composer Philip Glass is now available to view in full as presented by medici.tv (more...)

medici.tv Presents World Premiere of Philip Glass' PERFECT AMERICAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Tonight, February 6, medici.tv will present a live webcast of the historic world premiere production of The Perfect American, Philip Glass's new opera about Walt Disney. At 75, Glass is one of the towering figures of 20th-century music, and perhaps the most successful composer alive today. The world premiere of his new opera will take place at Madrid's Teatro Real, which commissioned the piece. (more...)

medici.tv to Present World Premiere of Philip Glass' PERFECT AMERICAN, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

On February 6, medici.tv will present a live webcast of the historic world premiere production of The Perfect American, Philip Glass's new opera about Walt Disney. At 75, Glass is one of the towering figures of 20th-century music, and perhaps the most successful composer alive today. The world premiere of his new opera will take place at Madrid's Teatro Real, which commissioned the piece. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera to Premiere NIXON IN CHINA on PBS, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

The Metropolitan Opera's premiere production of John Adams' 'Nixon in China,' conducted by the composer and staged by internationally acclaimed director Peter Sellars, will air in primetime on THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances at the Met' Wednesday, June 1 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (more...)

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