Germany And The United States Take Home Medals In The American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing ChampionshipGermany And The United States Take Home Medals In The American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing Championship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The winners of the American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing ChampionshipTM have been announced! The winners have been chosen from all over the world. The competition, sponsored by American Vocal Arts, emphasizes competitive collegiate singing that spans across borders. The goal of the competition is to award the best singers from around the world who are currently enrolled or have recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in music. The winners were selected based on talent, potential, and overall presentation. (more...)

Finalists Announced For The International Collegiate Singing ChampionshipFinalists Announced For The International Collegiate Singing Championship
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

After much anticipation, the finalists have been announced for the 2019 International Collegiate Singing Championship competition presented by American Vocal Arts. In its first year, the ICSC attracted some wonderful talent, and 17 singers have been selected to move on to the next round. (more...)

Lyric's Ryan Opera Center Announces 2019/20 EnsembleLyric's Ryan Opera Center Announces 2019/20 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, the professional artist development program at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Mathilda Edge, mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty, and bass Anthony Reed, have been accepted into this prestigious program for its 2019/20 Ensemble. (more...)

BWW Review: FIND YOUR WAY HOME, Etcetera TheatreBWW Review: FIND YOUR WAY HOME, Etcetera Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 14, 2018

Alan (Anthony Cord) has decided to leave his family for Julian (Julian Bailey-Jones), his younger lover. The latter is ready to take him back after almost a year, but the arrival of his scorned wife (Julia Faulkner) interrupts their reunion. John Hopkins' Tony-nominated 1974 drama Find Your Way Home is an eye-rolling trainwreck. (more...)

NJSO Presents Mozart's RequiemNJSO Presents Mozart's Requiem
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Xian Zhang present Mozart's Requiem, March 15-18 in Newark, Princeton and Morristown. A trio of vocal pieces, including a pair of a cappella works performed by the Montclair State University Singers, open the program. (more...)

Photo Flash: In the Rehearsal Room for Tabard Theatre's THE LITTLE MATCH GIRLPhoto Flash: In the Rehearsal Room for Tabard Theatre's THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Rehearsal images have been released from the Tabard Theatre's Christmas production of The Little Match Girl, based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical that launched the Christmas single Mistletoe and Wine, will be directed by the original show's composer, Keith Strachan. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL at Tabard TheatreFull Cast Announced For THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL at Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Tabard Theatre today announces full casting for their Christmas production of The Little Match Girl, based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical that launched the Christmas single Mistletoe and Wine, will be directed by the original show's composer, Keith Strachan. Emily Cochrane leads the company in the role of The Little Match Girl and she will be joined by Jack Ayres Aimee Barrett (Josie), Charlotte Christensen (Liza), Julia Faulkner (Mrs Roberts/Winifred/ Washerwoman), Rob Hadden (Jeb), Kathryn Hamilton-Hall (Elsie/Cook/Maud), Matt Philip Harris, Ian McCurrach (Butler), Emily Whiting (Charlotte) and Anthony Williamson (Rich Man). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 7 December and runs until 31 December. (more...)

Harris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series Continues Tonight with Christine Goerke & MoreHarris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series Continues Tonight with Christine Goerke & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, has announced the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's mainstage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. (more...)

Harris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series to Continue Next Week with Christine Goerke & MoreHarris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series to Continue Next Week with Christine Goerke & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, has announced the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's mainstage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. (more...)

Lyric's Ryan Opera Center Announces 2018/19 EnsembleLyric's Ryan Opera Center Announces 2018/19 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, the professional artist development program at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Emily Pogorelc, mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker, tenor Eric Ferring, baritones Christopher Kenney and Ricardo Jos Rivera, and bass-baritone David Weigel, have been accepted into this prestigious program for its 2018/19 Ensemble. (more...)

Harris Theatre Presents BEYOND THE ARIA, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, has announced the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's mainstage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Perform in Basilica Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 10/19/2015- The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of Francesco Lecce-Chong, present MSO at the Basilica tonight and tomorrow, November 13 & 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Josaphat. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to Perform in Basilica, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 10/19/2015– The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of Francesco Lecce-Chong, present MSO at the Basilica on November 13 & 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Josaphat. This concert is a community concert and all tickets are priced at $5. The concerts will feature Bruckner's Te Deum in C major, along with Górecki's Symphony No. 3 “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” and his choral work Totus Tuus. (more...)

Lyric Opera's Ryan Opera Center Sets Singers for 2016-17 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Ann Toomey and mezzo-soprano Lauren Decker have been accepted into the prestigious program for its 2016-17 Ensemble. (more...)

Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

CHICAGO - American mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges is one of 20 international finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 competition. Bridges, a third-year member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is currently portraying Vlasta in Lyric's mainstage premiere of Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger. (more...)

Lyric's Rising Stars in Concert Showcases Ryan Opera Center Members Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrates its 40th season with its annual Rising Stars in Concert program tonight, March 21, at 7:30pm at the Civic Opera House. The talented singers and pianist of the 2014-15 ensemble will perform with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra in works of Bellini, Berg, Berlioz, Bizet, Debussy, Donizetti, Floyd, Gounod, Handel, Korngold, Mozart, Puccini, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Rossini. Rising Stars in Concert is offered in celebration of an exceptionally successful year of study and performance for these up-and-coming artists. (more...)

Lyric's Rising Stars in Concert to Showcase Ryan Opera Center Members, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrates its 40th season with its annual Rising Stars in Concert program Saturday, March 21, at 7:30pm at the Civic Opera House. The talented singers and pianist of the 2014-15 ensemble will perform with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra in works of Bellini, Berg, Berlioz, Bizet, Debussy, Donizetti, Floyd, Gounod, Handel, Korngold, Mozart, Puccini, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Rossini. Rising Stars in Concert is offered in celebration of an exceptionally successful year of study and performance for these up-and-coming artists. (more...)

Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

CHICAGO - American mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges is one of 20 international finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 competition. Bridges, a third-year member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is currently portraying Vlasta in Lyric's mainstage premiere of Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger. (more...)

Julia Faulkner Named Director of Vocal Studies at Ryan Opera Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Julia Faulkner has been named the director of vocal studies for The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago's renowned professional artist-development program, announced Lyric's general director Anthony Freud. (more...)

First Draft to Stage BRAINVILLE AT NIGHT at Jack Studio Theatre, Feb 14-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

Brainville at Night by Alexander Moschos will be presented by First Draft, Thursday 14 - Today 23 February 2013 at 7.45pm. (more...)

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