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Houston Grand Opera Reveals 2024-25 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2024

Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2024-25 season, featuring a spectacular, new, season-opening production of Il trovatore; the return of charming, family-friendly Cinderella, classic tragedy La bohème, and blockbuster musical West Side Story; Houstonians’ first-ever chance to see award-winning opera Breaking the Waves; and a lushly beautiful new production of Tannhäuser.

Shereen Pimentel and Brenton Ryan To Lead WEST SIDE STORY At Houston Grand Opera; Full Season Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2024

Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2024-25 season, which includes a concert presentation of the Broadway masterpiece, West Side Story, led by Broadway's Shereen Pimentel and tenor Brenton Ryan.

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Unveils 2024/25 Season At The Winspear Centre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2024

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has unveiled its 2024/25 season at the Winspear Centre. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

GROUNDED by Jeanine Tesori to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 2024�"25 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2024

The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled the 2024–25 season lineup. Learn about the operas being presented and see how to purchase tickets.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2024�"25 Season Including CARMEN, LA BOHÈME and More
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2024

The 2024–25 Season includes six mainstage opera productions along with concert presentations including a one-night-only performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on October 26, honoring the work's 200th anniversary and, in the summer of 2025, a special Pride Concert celebrating San Francisco's LGBTQIA+ community.

Review: TOSCA, Royal Opera House
by Franco Milazzo - Feb 6, 2024

Even with its scenes of torture, sexual extortion, execution and suicide, this thirteenth revival of Jonathan Kent’s take on Tosca digs deep into the romantic story at its heart.

TOSCA Returns to the Royal Opera House in February
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2024

This February, The Royal Opera’s Tosca returns to Covent Garden. Jonathan Kent’s staging receives its 14th revival since its premiere in 2006 and this year will showcase debut performances from several artists new to the Royal Opera House stage.   

Pacific Chorale, Announces Bold And Dynamic Programming For 2023-2024 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 7, 2023

Pacific Chorale, celebrated for its artistic innovation and compelling performances, announces a range of bold and dynamic programming for the 2023-24 season, showcasing the sublime power of the human voice raised in song.

Philip Glass's AKHNATEN, Verdi's IL TROVATORE & More Set for The Met 2023 Live in HD Summer Encores
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2023

Beginning Wednesday, July 26, the Metropolitan Opera will present Summer Encores of past performances from its acclaimed Live in HD series of cinema presentations.

Review: AKHNATEN, London Coliseum
by Franco Milazzo - Mar 19, 2023

Who’s up for a three-hour long opera about the relatively unknown pharaoh Akhnaten? With the singing in Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian? With no surtitles? Based on the music of minimalist composer Phillip Glass? And with an entire troupe of jugglers? Us, that's who.

The Seattle Symphony Announces Its 2023/2024 Season At Benaroya Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2023

The Seattle Symphony's 2023/2024 season marks the orchestra's 120th season and the 25th anniversary of Benaroya Hall's opening. The season launches with recreations of the Symphony's and the Hall's first-ever concerts; featuring Seattle Symphony Conductor Emeritus Ludovic Morlot and soprano Alexandra LoBianco.

AKHNATEN Returns to the ENO With Anthony Roth Costanzo in the Title Role
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2023

This spring, the Phelim McDermott production of Philip Glass's Akhnaten returns to the London Coliseum for its second English National Opera (ENO) revival since its premiere in 2016.

Review: BBC PROMS AND THE ENO at Printworks London
by Alexander Cohen - Sep 4, 2022

The Proms, Printworks, and multimedia mayhem. Created and co-produced by award winning counter tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, Philip Glass's meditative Minimalism and Handel's Baroque elegance crash together in a cacophony of artistic media.

Calgary Philharmonic Reveals 2022/2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, the Calgary Philharmonic and Music Director Rune Bergmann return to the Jack Singer Concert Hall for Opening Night of the 2022/2023 Season. To launch its 67th Season, the Calgary Phil offers an uplifting performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

BWW Review: AKHNATEN at the Met Opera
by George Weinhouse - May 26, 2022

One of the greatest successes of recent Met seasons is Philip Glass's AKHNATEN, first seen in 2019.I saw it three times that year and fell under its spell each time.It is being revived this season.

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For RIGOLETTO
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

Karen Kamensek will conduct the May and June performances of Verdi's Rigoletto, replacing Karel Mark Chichon.

Philip Glass's AKHNATEN to Return to the Metropolitan Opera
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Philip Glass’s Akhnaten will return to the Metropolitan Opera for six performances, May 19–June 10, 2022.

Find Out Who Won at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards - All the Winners!
by Michael Major - Apr 21, 2022

The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards featured a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, a win for Barlow and Bear's 'Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,' Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for their 'Love For Sale' Cole Porter duets album, Olivia Rodrigo, and more. Check out the full list of winners now!

Pacific Symphony Announces 2022-23 Classical Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022

Music Director Carl St.Clair and President John Forsyte today announced programming for Pacific Symphony’s 2022-23 season.

BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE Brings New Life to a Classic at Lyric Opera
by Kathleen Anwar - Nov 7, 2021

A boy and girl falling in love, a vengeful mother-in-law hunting an alleged kidnapper, and ... a group of Freemasons completing their initiation rituals? Mozart's The Magic Flute is full of surprises at Chicago's Lyric Opera. For opera fans, the greatest surprise of all may be the show's unusual production style which relies exclusively on a projected animated backdrop for both set and props, hearkening back to the Nickelodeon era of the 1910s. Spectators who delight in edgy and creative reinterpretations of classic pieces will be sure to enjoy this production-but those who appreciate the extravagance of the traditional opera may find it wanting.

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