George London Foundation Recital Series Presents Julie Adams and Emily D'AngeloGeorge London Foundation Recital Series Presents Julie Adams and Emily D'Angelo
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 10, 2019

To conclude its 23rd season, the George London Foundation Recital Series presents two women who have won George London Awards within the past four years and who are fast making their mark in the opera world. Soprano Julie Adams, a 2015 award winner, and mezzo-soprano Emily D'Angelo, who won her George London Award in 2018, are joined by Ken Noda, piano, at The Morgan Library and Museum on Sunday, May 5, 2019, (more...)

The USA Film Festival Announces Schedule of Events for 49th ProgramThe USA Film Festival Announces Schedule of Events for 49th Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

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BWW Review: Lushly Romantic THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Ushers in New Era for Street Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Lushly Romantic THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Ushers in New Era for Street Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 5, 2019

Craig Lucas' evocative libretto and Adam Guettel's lushly romantic (and Tony Award-winning) score, notwithstanding - and putting aside the momentous occasion of Street Theatre Company inaugurating a new theater venue - perhaps the most notable attribute of the Ernie Nolan-directed version of The Light in the Piazza debuting tonight is its stellar cast of artists who bring the show to life with such apparent ardor. Continuing through April 20, STC's The Light in the Piazza is beautifully sung and impressively acted by Nolan's impeccably cast ensemble in a production fairly redolent of mid-century Florence and it serves as the perfect introduction to STC's new home. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA's Lindsay Hess and Briar MoroschakFRIDAY 5 (+1): THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA's Lindsay Hess and Briar Moroschak
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 5, 2019

Today, we invite you to get to know Briar Moroschak and Lindsay Hess, who play the daughter and mother at the heart of the story, who graciously answered our questions for the latest in our continuing series of Friday 5 (+1) in order to gain some insight into the two women and to suggest why you might want to make reservations now to see the acclaimed musical at Street Theatre Company. (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces 2019 Rhode Island Pell Award WinnersTrinity Rep Announces 2019 Rhode Island Pell Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Trinity Repertory Company announced today that three area residents will be honored at its 2019 Pell Awards Gala on Monday, June 3, 2019 in Providence. Storyteller Valerie Tutson will receive the Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Central Falls High School teacher Deloris Davis Grant will receive the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts will go to Rosanne Somerson, President of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Additional honorees will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Winners Of The 2019 George London Awards Are AnnouncedWinners Of The 2019 George London Awards Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019

The winners of the 48th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place before an enthusiastic audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

Anthony Dean Griffey and Amy Owens Will Perform In A George London Foundation Recital At The MorganAnthony Dean Griffey and Amy Owens Will Perform In A George London Foundation Recital At The Morgan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor, and Amy Owens, Soprano, with Warren Jones, Piano, join for a George London Foundation Recital at The Morgan an Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 4:00 PM. (more...)

The 2019 George London Awards Present Final Round And Awards, 2/22The 2019 George London Awards Present Final Round And Awards, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

The 48th annual George London Awards Competition for opera singers final round And Awards Announcement is open to the public - Friday, February 22, 2019, At 4:00 Pm, At The Morgan Library & Museum's Gilder Lehrman Hall (more...)

British Museum Opens New Exhibition 'Reimagining Captain Cook: Pacific Perspectives'British Museum Opens New Exhibition 'Reimagining Captain Cook: Pacific Perspectives'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

To mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first voyage, the British Museum today presents a new exhibition which re-examines the explorer's relationship with the people of the Pacific. Reimagining Captain Cook: Pacific Perspectives looks at the ways Cook's explorations are viewed in the places he visited and by descendants of the people he encountered. Objects from the British Museum's collection associated with Cook's voyages are displayed alongside contemporary artworks made by artists from the region. Together, these works demonstrate that the impact of his voyages remains complex, contentious and largely unresolved. (more...)

George London Foundation For Singers Announces 2018-19 SeasonGeorge London Foundation For Singers Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. The foundation and the George London Awards (the prize of the foundation's annual competition) are named for the legendary Canadian-American bass-baritone, one of the greatest opera singers of 20th century, who devoted much of his time and energy in his later years to the support and nurturing of young opera singers. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

San Francisco Opera's presentation of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) opens tonight with the first of three complete cycles, each presented over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Encompassing four operas-Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-and more than 17 hours, Wagner's Ring is one of the most ambitious works of music, theater and stagecraft ever created. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' Closes its 17-18 Season With BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBWW Review: Circle Players' Closes its 17-18 Season With BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2018

Now onstage at the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre as the concluding production of Circle Players' 2017-18 season, Disney's Beauty and the Beast is brought to life by an eager-to-please cast and crew, giving further proof to the universality of the story and the continued delight of audiences lucky enough to score tickets (Circle Players' production has been playing to near-capacity, often sold-out, audiences in its three-week run at the Looby). (more...)

George London Foundation Announces Singers for 2018-19 SeasonGeorge London Foundation Announces Singers for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. The foundation and the George London Awards (the prize of the foundation's annual competition) are named for the legendary Canadian-American bass-baritone, one of the greatest opera singers of 20th century, who devoted much of his time and energy in his later years to the support and nurturing of young opera singers. (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces The 2018 Local Pell Award HonoreesTrinity Rep Announces The 2018 Local Pell Award Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Trinity Repertory Company announced today that three area residents will be honored at its 2018 Pell Awards Gala on Monday, May 21, 2018 in Providence.  Pawtucket-based designer and artist Morris Nathanson will receive a Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Longtime Providence philanthropist and arts advocate Jane S. Nelson will receive the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts will go to Jeannine Chartier in recognition of her work with VSA arts Rhode Island. Additional honorees will be announced at a later date. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN At The War Memorial Opera HouseSan Francisco Opera Presents Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN At The War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) in three complete cycles, each presented over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Encompassing four operas-Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-and more than 17 hours, the story and music of Wagner's Ring are the acme of the operatic artform and one of the most ambitious works of music, theater and stagecraft ever created. In anticipation of the performances, San Francisco Opera today announced a schedule for its Ring Festival events designed to provide the public, from first-timers to experienced Ring-goers, with enriching activities including lectures, symposia, film screenings, musical programs, public discussions and a Ring Community Day for families. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Tuesday: Arts Center of Cannon County's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETFRIDAY 5 (+1) on Tuesday: Arts Center of Cannon County's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 12, 2017

True, it's only Tuesday, but today's early-in-the-week edition of Friday 5 (+1) is so packed with interesting information and reasons for you to make reservations to see Million Dollar Quartet at Arts Center of Cannon County, we just couldn't control ourselves! And we're guessing you'll need the extra time to secure your tickets to see what director Darryl Deason promises will be one of the best shows of the year. May we suggest, therefore, that you read on in anticipation of Friday's opening night performance (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Puccini's LA BOHEME at San Francisco Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

San Francisco Opera continues its 2017 Summer Season on June 10 at the War Memorial Opera House with Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme. Coinciding with city-wide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love," this revival of one of the greatest love stories in the operatic repertory will feature a brilliant cast including sopranos Erika Grimaldi, Julie Adams and Ellie Dehn; tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Rodolfo; and baritone Audun Iversen. Carlo Montanaro conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestral and Chorus. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company onstage below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

San Francisco Opera continues its 2017 Summer Season on June 10 at the War Memorial Opera House with Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme. Coinciding with city-wide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love," this revival of one of the greatest love stories in the operatic repertory will feature a brilliant cast including sopranos Erika Grimaldi, Julie Adams and Ellie Dehn; tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Rodolfo; and baritone Audun Iversen. Carlo Montanaro conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestral and Chorus. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Schedules Summer of Classic Films at Temple of Music & Art
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

With Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) mainstage 2016-17 season completed after the run of the world premiere of Holmes and Watson, ATC has decided to leave the Temple of Music & Art theater dark this summer because it's the best way to watch movies, particularly the classics. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Merola Opera Program launches its 60th Anniversary season on Sunday, June 11 with a Benefit Gala at City Hall and a concert immediately following at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, featuring some of the acclaimed Merola program's most illustrious participants. The 60th Anniversary concert will feature performances by Merola alumni from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and current and recent participants, including: soprano Deborah Voigt (1985); mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick (1983); Mark Morash, pianist and Merola Opera Program Music Director (1987); and soprano Tracy Dahl (1985); soprano Kristin Clayton (1993), mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook (1990), Bojan Knezevic, bass-baritone (1992, 1993, 1994), and John Churchwell, pianist (1996); baritone Quinn Kelsey (2002); 2013 Merola graduates mezzo-soprano Zanda Šv?de and tenors Pene Pati and Issachah Savage; soprano Julie Adams, and bass Anthony Reed,  all from 2014; Amina Edris and Toni Marie Palmertree, sopranos; and Brad Walker, bass-baritone, both from 2015; and 2016 artists Sarah Cambidge, soprano; Amitai Pati and Kyle van Schoonhoven, tenors; Andrew G. Manea, baritone; John Elam and Jennifer Szeto, pianists; and director Aria Umezawa. (more...)

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