New Book Will Give a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Liam Scarlett's New Production of SWAN LAKE For The Royal BalletNew Book Will Give a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Liam Scarlett's New Production of SWAN LAKE For The Royal Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

Liam Scarlett's new production of Swan Lake for The Royal Ballet opened in May 2018, to great critical and audience acclaim. The production also received an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, recognising John Macfarlane's exceptional set and costume designs. Ahead of the first revival of this production in March 2020, Oberon Books and The Royal Ballet present an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Swan Lake, featuring an array of photographs taken by acclaimed performing arts photographer Bill Cooper. Charting the creative process from design and studio rehearsal through to stage performance, the book beautifully captures all the spectacle and excitement of the production, as well as the backstage craftsmanship and creative vision breathing new life into this most iconic of classical ballets. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's RUSALKAPhoto Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's RUSALKA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019

San Francisco Opera presents Antonin Dvo?ak's Rusalka at the War Memorial Opera House, June 16-28, in David McVicar's "thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed" (Chicago Tribune) production. The Czech fairy tale opera features a cast headed by Rachel Willis-Sorensen in her role debut as Rusalka,Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Jamie Barton as Ježibaba, bass Kristinn Sigmundsson as Vodnik and Sarah Cambidge as the Foreign Princess. South Korean maestra and Houston Grand Opera Principal Guest Conductor Eun Sun Kim leads the cast and San Francisco Opera Orchestra in her first Company engagement. Chorus Director Ian Robertson prepares the chorus. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Dvorak's RUSALKA, June 16-28San Francisco Opera Presents Dvorak's RUSALKA, June 16-28
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

San Francisco Opera presents Anton n Dvo k's Rusalka at the War Memorial Opera House, June 16 28, in David McVicar's thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed (Chicago Tribune) production. The Czech fairy tale opera features a cast headed by Rachel Willis-S rensen in her role debut as Rusalka, Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Jamie Barton as Je ibaba, bass Kristinn Sigmundsson as Vodn k and Sarah Cambidge as the Foreign Princess. South Korean maestra and Houston Grand Opera Principal Guest Conductor Eun Sun Kim leads the cast and San Francisco Opera Orchestra in her first Company engagement. Chorus Director Ian Robertson prepares the chorus. (more...)

COMPANY, COME FROM AWAY & THE INHERITANCE Win Big at 2019 Olivier Awards!COMPANY, COME FROM AWAY & THE INHERITANCE Win Big at 2019 Olivier Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2019

We'll be updating the list of nominees LIVE throughout this evening's Olivier Awards from London's Royal Albert Hall - winners are indicated IN BOLD! (more...)

COMPANY and COME FROM AWAY Lead Olivier Award Nominations - Full List!COMPANY and COME FROM AWAY Lead Olivier Award Nominations - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Today (Tuesday 5 March), actors Sheila Atim and Giles Terera announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard, which takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford. (more...)

Bach Week Festival Announces 2019 SeasonBach Week Festival Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

The Chicago area's Bach Week Festival has announced its 46th annual concert programs, with performances in Evanston and Chicago April 26 to May 3, 2019, featuring several Johann Sebastian Bach works never before heard at the festival; the return of pianist Sergei Babayan, praised by The New York Times for his 'consummate technique and insight'; and a first-time collaboration with gifted pre-college musicians of the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Updates for 2019 Summer SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces Casting Updates for 2019 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Beginning June 5 and continuing through the 29th, San Francisco Opera presents a trio of extraordinary lyric works Georges Bizet's Carmen, George Frideric Handel's Orlando and Anton n Dvo k's Rusalka featuring powerful leading women in the title roles. Spanning three centuries and sung in French, Italian and Czech, the 2019 Summer Season repertory will occasion the Company debuts of four conductors, including two women, in productions that are new to the War Memorial Opera House stage. Some casting updates for the repertory were announced today and additional casting of supporting roles will be released at a future date. (more...)

BWW Review: ASPHODEL MEADOWS/THE TWO PIGEONS, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: ASPHODEL MEADOWS/THE TWO PIGEONS, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jan 20, 2019

With the last remains of glittery Nutcracker magic now behind us for another year, just two days after the end of the run of the festive classic, the Royal Ballet return with a fun, bright and uplifting mixed bill to ease us through January. (more...)

See The Royal Ballet's New Production Of SWAN LAKE In U.S. Cinemas From TodaySee The Royal Ballet's New Production Of SWAN LAKE In U.S. Cinemas From Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

The Royal Opera House's 2017/2018 cinema series concludes with The Royal Ballet's critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake with new choreography by Liam Scarlett. Filmed in high definition at The Royal Opera House in London's iconic Covent Garden Theatre, the production is screening in cinemas throughout the USA from July 14 through September 15, with most major markets screening on Today, July 31.    (more...)

See The Royal Ballet's New Production Of SWAN LAKE In U.S. Cinemas From 7/31See The Royal Ballet's New Production Of SWAN LAKE In U.S. Cinemas From 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

The Royal Opera House's 2017/2018 cinema series concludes with The Royal Ballet's critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake with new choreography by Liam Scarlett. Filmed in high definition at The Royal Opera House in London's iconic Covent Garden Theatre, the production is screening in cinemas throughout the USA from July 14 through September 15, with most major markets screening on Tuesday, July 31.    (more...)

Jaffrey to Hold Screening of New Royal Ballet's SWAN LAKEJaffrey to Hold Screening of New Royal Ballet's SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Jaffrey's River Street Theatre  (RST) presents The London Royal Ballet's new production of Tchaikovsky's magnificent classical ballet, SWAN LAKE this Sunday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 18.  (more...)

BWW Review: SWAN LAKE, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: SWAN LAKE, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - May 24, 2018

There is no greater anticipation in the ballet world than that for a new Swan Lake. The unenviable pressure of this task has fallen to one of the Royal Opera House's current Artists in Residence, Liam Scarlett. Scarlett's more recent works for the Royal Ballet include the Age of Anxiety and Frankenstein, as well as the heart-wrenching No Man's Land for English National Ballet's Lest We Forget programme. (more...)

45th Annual BACH WEEK Festival To Open This Week In Evanston45th Annual BACH WEEK Festival To Open This Week In Evanston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The 45th annual Bach Week Festival, with concerts April 27 and 29 in Evanston, Ill., and May 4 in Chicago, will feature new twists on presenting music by the event's namesake, German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. (more...)

45th Annual BACH WEEK Festival To Open 4/27 In Evanston45th Annual BACH WEEK Festival To Open 4/27 In Evanston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The 45th annual Bach Week Festival, with concerts April 27 and 29 in Evanston, Ill., and May 4 in Chicago, will feature new twists on presenting music by the event's namesake, German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. (more...)

BWW Review: BERNSTEIN CENTENARY, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: BERNSTEIN CENTENARY, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Mar 19, 2018

Following on from the Royal Ballet's popular story ballets such as Giselle and The Winter's Tale, the company now turn their attention to work of Leonard Bernstein to mark a century since his birth. It comes in the form of a stylish mixed bill of Bernstein's compositions created for the concert hall. The bill features two new works, first up is Wayne McGregor's Yugen, a short piece to the distinctive Chichester Psalms. It is, as expected, an intellectual and calculated McGregor work executed with precision to a collection of choral, but unexpectedly jazzy Hebrew texts. (more...)

BWW Review: The Met's New TOSCA Tries for Beauty but DisappointsBWW Review: The Met's New TOSCA Tries for Beauty but Disappoints
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 5, 2018

The trials and tribulations of the Met's new take on Puccini's TOSCA have been well documented--with all three principals replaced along with two conductors--and it would be nice to be able to say that everything came out happily-ever-after. Alas. There's nothing wrong with the company's surprise-free new take on one of Italian opera's most famous works that a stronger director couldn't come in and cure. (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on TOSCA at The MetReview Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on TOSCA at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Emmanuel Villaume conducts the Met's new production of Puccini's Tosca, on December 31, 2017, and January 3, 6, 9, 12, 23, and 27, 2018, replacing James Levine. (more...)

Photo Flash: TOSCA Lives for Her Art at the MetPhoto Flash: TOSCA Lives for Her Art at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2017

Emmanuel Villaume will conduct the Met's new production of Puccini's Tosca, on December 31, 2017, and January 3, 6, 9, 12, 23, and 27, 2018, replacing James Levine. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

Twyla Tharp Featured in Royal Ballet's 2017/18 Season
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2017

Details of The Royal Ballet's 2017/18 Season have been announced. The full production list is as follows: (more...)

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