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Jean Cocteau Headshot
Date Of Death:
October 11, 1963
Birth Place:
Maisons-Laffitte, FRANCE
 
Jean Cocteau Headshot
Date of Death: October 11, 1963

Birth Place: Maisons-Laffitte, FRANCE
BWW Review: OEDIPUS REX Online From Los Angeles Opera Photo BWW Review: OEDIPUS REX Online From Los Angeles Opera
by Maria Nockin - Jun 19, 2021

On June 18, 2021, I watched Los Angeles Opera’s film of Stravinsky’s 1927 opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex. Jean Cocteau, who wrote the libretto, based it on the ancient Greek tragedy Sophocles wrote ca. 429 BCE. Right now LAO is featuring it online for free.

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jun 12, 2021

Los Angeles Opera’s presentation of Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky is available online from June 17 to July 18, 2021. The libretto is by Jean Cocteau. The cast includes: Oedipus, Russell Thomas; Jocasta, J’nai Bridges; Creon, John Relyea; Tiresias, Morris Robinson; Narrator, Stephen Fry; Conductor, James Conlon.

The Show Must Go Online Announce MONTH OF MARLOWE Photo The Show Must Go Online Announce MONTH OF MARLOWE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021

Drawing inspiration from classic surreal, expressionist films by Ingmar Bergman and Jean Cocteau, Edward II will be live on Wednesday 9 June at 7pm BST, and available on catch-up thereafter. The Show Must Go Online's Month of Marlowe comes after the collective performed the entirety of William Shakespeare's First Folio in weekly livestreamed readings over 36 consecutive weeks last year. 

BWW Review: LA VOIX HUMAINE Opens At Saint Louis Opera Theatre Photo BWW Review: LA VOIX HUMAINE Opens At Saint Louis Opera Theatre
by Steve Callahan - Jun 7, 2021

Alone on stage. Alone, alone and desperate. Alone forever. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and that courageous soprano Patricia Racette bring us Francis Poulenc’s one-act opera LA VOIX HUMAINE. It’s a solo piece, a true tour de force for the singer. And Ms. Racette carries it off magnificently.

HBO Max Celebrates Pride 2021 With Spotlight Pages, Concert Series, Comedy Showcases  Photo HBO Max Celebrates Pride 2021 With Spotlight Pages, Concert Series, Comedy Showcases & More
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 1, 2021

As part of this spotlight page, viewers will get exclusive access to concerts, never before seen clips and interviews within their ‚ÄúYour Pass to Pride 2021‚ÄĚ Collection, produced by¬†Human by Orientation¬†throughout the month.

Long Beach Opera Presents LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES By Phillip Glass Photo Long Beach Opera Presents LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES By Phillip Glass
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2021

Long Beach Opera presents Philip Glass's Les Enfants Terribles, performing May 21, 22 and 23, 2021 at the 2nd and PCH rooftop garage at 2nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach. 

Boston Ballet's Digital Season to Conclude With BB@YOURHOME: PROCESS & PROGRESS Photo Boston Ballet's Digital Season to Conclude With BB@YOURHOME: PROCESS & PROGRESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2021

Boston Ballet’s digital season will conclude with BB@yourhome: Process & Progress, an approximately one-hour long program featuring a collection of dance films by international choreographic and new-to-North America voices Ken Ossola and Nanine Linning, boundary-breaking choreographer Lex Ishimoto, and Boston Ballet Principal Dancer John Lam.

Long Beach Opera Announces Revised 2021 Season Photo Long Beach Opera Announces Revised 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021

Long Beach Opera has announced a revised 2021 Season, which will include an exciting return to live opera performance in May with an immersive drive-in Phillip Glass opera, the company’s first venture into longform digital content with a world premiere operatic television series in June, and an outdoor live performance of two operas in August.

Helen Mirren and Olga Garay-English Deliver International and U.S. World Theatre Day  Photo Helen Mirren and Olga Garay-English Deliver International and U.S. World Theatre Day Messages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021

The Global Theater Initiative, a partnership between Theatre Communications Group and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University, is inviting all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 60th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2021.

Celebrate World Theatre Day with HUNCHtheatre Photo Celebrate World Theatre Day with HUNCHtheatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 22, 2021

Join HUNCHtheatre on 27th March, World Theatre Day, for the premiere of a short video of Jean Cocteau's call to arms, with Masha Alekhina of Pussy Riot, currently under house arrest in Moscow, and other theatre makers and artists facing different  obstacles across the world. 

Water People Theater Presents FIT 2.0, International Online Festival of Latino Theatr Photo Water People Theater Presents FIT 2.0, International Online Festival of Latino Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2021

Water People Theater will present¬†FIT 2.0, an international Online Festival of Latino Theatre, March 18 ‚Äď 27. This Festival, representing plays from around the world, features live performances¬†via¬†Zoom on select dates. Tickets are $7 per play, with complimentary viewing available for those who apply.¬†

BWW Feature: We Saw Them First/The Actors - Five Plays Whose Male Players Later Becam Photo BWW Feature: We Saw Them First/The Actors - Five Plays Whose Male Players Later Became Stars
by Matt Wolf - Feb 1, 2021

Many British screen stars may seem to have burst on to the screen as comparative unknowns, except to theatre devotees who knew them already from the stage. What follows is a list of five actors from five storied plays whom I managed to catch live before celluloid fame came to call.

THE HUMAN VOICE Released at City Opera Online Photo THE HUMAN VOICE Released at City Opera Online
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 11, 2021

City Opera Vancouver's first online opera will be released on Monday 11 January 2021, beginning at noon. It is free to all, on our YouTube channel.

JULESWORKS FOLLIES #STAYHOMESAFE SHORT FAREWELL 2020 SLIGHTLY PROFOUND FUNNY ENTERTAI Photo JULESWORKS FOLLIES #STAYHOMESAFE SHORT FAREWELL 2020 SLIGHTLY PROFOUND FUNNY ENTERTAINING OFFERING Premieres Next Week
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 16, 2020

Premiering on Sunday December 27th 2020 at 3pm MST, Julesworks Follies #StayHomeSafe Short Farewell 2020 Slightly Profound Funny Entertaining Offering a little bit of JW greatest hits mixed with new material in an attempt to also test going live on line while offering a little bit of JW style edutainment for the holidays and the #stayhomesafe important movement has just been confirmed.

VIDEO: On This Day, November 4- WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Opens on Br Photo VIDEO: On This Day, November 4- WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Opens on Broadway!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 4, 2020

Today we celebrate the Broadway production of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, which opened on this day in 2010.

Julesworks Presents Follies #64 Election Relief Photo Julesworks Presents Follies #64 Election Relief
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 21, 2020

The crew of Julesworks have regrouped to finally stage their second not live live variety show offerings, as Santa Fe's longest running show presenting a true hodgepodge medley variety in their Follies show which has been being presented for approaching a decade.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Opens 2020-21 Season with Re-Imagined Programs focused on  Photo Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Opens 2020-21 Season with Re-Imagined Programs focused on Healing Through Music
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2020

In an offering of unity, inspiration and healing through the power of music, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera has announced plans to open its 2020-21 season in September with a reimagined schedule of live performances, and new health and safety protocols designed to prioritize the wellbeing of artists, staff and audiences.

ON THE ROCKS From Sofia Coppola Will Premiere at New York Film Festival Photo ON THE ROCKS From Sofia Coppola Will Premiere at New York Film Festival
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 27, 2020

Variety reports that the Rashida Jones/Bill Murray led 'On the Rocks' will make its premiere at the New York Film Festival. Sofia Coppola directs.

Helios Opera to Debut with Pandemic-Driven Performance Initiative Photo Helios Opera to Debut with Pandemic-Driven Performance Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2020

In its debut performance, Helios Opera, a newly formed opera company driven by its mission to use sustainable, business-minded practices to bring opera into the future, will premiere a new virtual opera through its Modular Opera Project (MOP) initiative.

Helios Opera Debuts With Pandemic-Driven Performance Initiative Photo Helios Opera Debuts With Pandemic-Driven Performance Initiative
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 27, 2020

In its debut performance, Helios Opera, a newly formed opera company driven by its mission to use sustainable, business-minded practices to bring opera into the future, premieres a new virtual opera through its Modular Opera Project (MOP) initiative. 

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