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BWW Review: Mason Opera's ALBERT HERRING is a Case Study in Untapped Potential Photo BWW Review: Mason Opera's ALBERT HERRING is a Case Study in Untapped Potential
by Sam Abney - Apr 21, 2018

It's never a good sign when, during an opera, you pay more attention to the orchestra than the people onstage. This is the kind of situation that befalls George Mason University's School of Music and Mason Opera's new revival of Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring. Britten's complex score is indeed a difficult one and Mason Opera tackles it head-on. They're never able to reach the necessary heights this work allows. This calls into question whether this selection was the right choice for this class of students.

STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION Coming to DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the DVD release of the popular musicals that make up the, STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION

Art Song Preservation Society and Opera America Present Virginie Verrez in Recital Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will present works by Brahms, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Duparc, Canteloube among others.

The Art Song Preservation Society Presents Virginie Verrez in Recital with Pianist Thomas Muraco, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will present works by Brahms, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Duparc, Canteloube among others. The recital is on March 21 at 2pm at the National Opera Center (330 7th Avenue) in New York City. Tickets are $25 at the door. You can purchase tickets by visiting the Art Song Preservation Society website at www.artsongpreservationsocietyny.org

The Art Song Preservation Society Presents Virginie Verrez in Recital with Pianist Thomas Muraco, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will present works by Brahms, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Duparc, Canteloube among others. The recital is on March 21 at 2pm at the National Opera Center (330 7th Avenue) in New York City. Tickets are $25 at the door. You can purchase tickets by visiting the Art Song Preservation Society website at www.artsongpreservationsocietyny.org

Art Song Preservation Society and Opera America to Present Virginie Verrez in Recital, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will present works by Brahms, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Duparc, Canteloube among others.

Tom Muraco and Michael Weygandt Set for ART SONG RECITAL at Opera America Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

ASPS (Art Song Preservation Society), will present a concert in conjunction with their first annual Summer of Song Series led by baritone Michael Weyandt and International Pianist and Collaborator, Thomas Muraco tonight, June 20 at 7pm at Opera America (330 7th Avenue).

Michael Weyandt & Thomas Muraco Set for ASPS' First Summer of Song Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

ASPS (Art Song Preservation Society), will present a concert in conjunction with their first annual Summer of Song Series led by Baritone, Michael Weyandt, and International Piano Collaborator, Thomas Muraco today, June 20 at 7pm at Opera America (330 7th Avenue). The Art Song Preservation Society is New York's premiere Art Song Organization that serves the New York City area by creating opportunities and performance in the genre of classical art song vocal literature.

Michael Weyandt & Thomas Muraco Set for ASPS' First Summer of Song Series, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

ASPS (Art Song Preservation Society), will present a concert in conjunction with their first annual Summer of Song Series led by Baritone, Michael Weyandt, and International Piano Collaborator, Thomas Muraco on Thursday, June 20 at 7pm at Opera America (330 7th Avenue). The Art Song Preservation Society is New York's premiere Art Song Organization that serves the New York City area by creating opportunities and performance in the genre of classical art song vocal literature.

Tom Muraco and Michael Weygandt Set for ART SONG RECITAL at Opera America, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

ASPS (Art Song Preservation Society), will present a concert in conjunction with their first annual Summer of Song Series led by baritone Michael Weyandt and International Pianist and Collaborator, Thomas Muraco on Thursday, June 20 at 7pm at Opera America (330 7th Avenue).

42nd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers to Run Feb 25-March 1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Over three days of preliminary auditions on February 25-27, 2013, approximately 90 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will compete to reach the final round of the 42nd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition.

42nd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Runs Now thru March 1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

Over three days of preliminary auditions today, February 25 through the 27th, 2013, approximately 90 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will compete to reach the final round of the 42nd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition.

42nd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers to Run Feb 25-March 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Over three days of preliminary auditions on February 25-27, 2013, approximately 90 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will compete to reach the final round of the 42nd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition.

Julliard Presents KOMMILITONEN! Opera Nov. 16-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

This November, in Juilliard School's Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Anne Manson will conduct the U.S. premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Kommilitonen! (Young Blood!) - an opera co-commissioned by Juilliard and the Royal Academy of Music - which received its world premiere in London this past March to remarkable critical acclaim. The production opens Juilliard's 2011-12 Vocal Arts season on Wednesday, November 16 at 8 PM, with additional performances on Friday, November 18 at 8 PM and Sunday, November 20 at 2 PM. David Pountney, librettist of the opera, provides stage direction, sets and costumes are by Robert Innes Hopkins, and choreography is by Carolum Choa.

Julliard Presents KOMMILITONEN! Opera Nov. 16-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2011

This November, in Juilliard School's Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Anne Manson will conduct the U.S. premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Kommilitonen! (Young Blood!) - an opera co-commissioned by Juilliard and the Royal Academy of Music - which received its world premiere in London this past March to remarkable critical acclaim. The production opens Juilliard's 2011-12 Vocal Arts season on Wednesday, November 16 at 8 PM, with additional performances on Friday, November 18 at 8 PM and Sunday, November 20 at 2 PM. David Pountney, librettist of the opera, provides stage direction, sets and costumes are by Robert Innes Hopkins, and choreography is by Carolum Choa.

Julliard Presents KOMMILITONEN! Opera Nov. 16-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2011

This November, in Juilliard School's Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Anne Manson will conduct the U.S. premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Kommilitonen! (Young Blood!) - an opera co-commissioned by Juilliard and the Royal Academy of Music - which received its world premiere in London this past March to remarkable critical acclaim. The production opens Juilliard's 2011-12 Vocal Arts season on Wednesday, November 16 at 8 PM, with additional performances on Friday, November 18 at 8 PM and Sunday, November 20 at 2 PM. David Pountney, librettist of the opera, provides stage direction, sets and costumes are by Robert Innes Hopkins, and choreography is by Carolum Choa.

Tenor Paul Appleby Performs At Alice Tully Hall 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010

Tenor Paul Appleby is joined by pianist Brian Zeger for a solo recital as the winner of Juilliard's 14th annual Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital Award on November 30 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th Street). The program features Schubert's song cycle, 'Die schöne Müllerin', on poems by Wilhelm Müller.

Tenor Paul Appleby Performs At Alice Tully Hall 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2010

Tenor Paul Appleby is joined by pianist Brian Zeger for a solo recital as the winner of Juilliard's 14th annual Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital Award on November 30 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th Street). The program features Schubert's song cycle, 'Die schöne Müllerin', on poems by Wilhelm Müller.

James Conlon Leads Chicago Symphony Orchestra in COSÌ FAN TUTTE & THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2010

Ravinia celebrates opera with Mozart's Così fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by James Conlon and joined by all-star casts as well as members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus. Both operas will be presented in the Martin Theatre and will receive two performances, Così on Aug. 5 and 7 and Figaro on Aug. 6 and 8. Cosi fan tutte features 'one of America's finest artists and singers' (New York Times), mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, portraying Despina; Grammy Award winning soprano Ana Maria Martinez, who last appeared at Ravinia with Plácido Domingo at the festival's 2007 Gala, as Fiordiligi; Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, who recently appeared as Veronica Quaife in The Fly at L.A. Opera, making her Ravinia debut as Dorabella; Russian baritone Rodion Pogosov, who made his Metropolitan Opera debut playing Papageno in the 2004 production of Die Zauberflöte, portraying Guglielmo in his festival debut; and Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu, who made his US debut singing Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at LA Opera, conducted by Conlon and directed by Woody Allen, appearing as Ferrando in his festival debut.

BWW Blogs: 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 21st, 2010
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 22, 2010

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Shrek,' 'Rock Of Ages,' Ravinia Festival, 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' 'She Loves Me,' more....

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