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SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House.

Lincoln Center Updates 2015-16 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series and the sixth season of its White Light Festival commence on October 14 with tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis in the first of three highly-anticipated Schubert song recitals.

James Conlon, Harry Connick Jr., PORGY AND BESS, 50 Premieres, Sheryl Crow, Emerson Quartet and More Set for Ravinia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Ravinia's 2015 season, jam-packed with more than 120 events from tonight, June 16 through Sept. 10, features 60 artist debuts and 55 classical works never before performed at Ravinia. More than 35 programs will feature works by new and 20th-century composers.

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.

Pianist Kirill Gerstein Replaces Jonathan Biss with the NY Philharmonic This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Pianist Kirill Gerstein will replace Jonathan Biss in the New York Philharmonic's performances of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, conducted by Susanna Ma?lkki in her New York Philharmonic debut, tonight, May 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m. Due to an arm injury suffered in a recent accident, Mr. Biss is unable to perform with the New York Philharmonic on the advice of his doctor.

Susanna Malkki Makes NY Philharmonic Debut with Jonathan Biss This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Susanna Mälkki will make her New York Philharmonic debut conducting Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Harvey's Tranquil Abiding; and Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Jonathan Biss as soloist. The concerts take place tonight, May 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m.

BWW Reviews: DIE WALKURE at Houston Grand Opera, Wunderbar
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - May 1, 2015

Incest, power trips and a rebel with a cause are a few of the things we see in Houston Grand Opera's production DIE WALKÜRE. I like to think of the opera world as an elaborate wine list. Delectable notes from a fine Merlot, Riesling or Chablis, and Houston Grand Opera's current season is packed full of operas and musicals that are sure to please any musical pallet. We are introduced to DIE WALKÜRE which is the second installment in DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN (The Ring of the Nibelung) better known as The Ring Cycle. The other operas in the cycle include DAS RHEINGOLD, SIEGFRIED and GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG.

Pianist Kirill Gerstein to Replace Jonathan Biss with the New York Philharmonic, 5/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Pianist Kirill Gerstein will replace Jonathan Biss in the New York Philharmonic's performances of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, conducted by Susanna Ma?lkki in her New York Philharmonic debut, Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m. Due to an arm injury suffered in a recent accident, Mr. Biss is unable to perform with the New York Philharmonic on the advice of his doctor.

Accompanists' Guild of SA 2015 Festival Set for July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

From 1 to 5 July 2015, the Accompanists' Guild of SA will welcome back Malcolm Martineau to Adelaide.

Susanna Malkki to Make NY Philharmonic Debut with Jonathan Biss, 5/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Susanna Mälkki will make her New York Philharmonic debut conducting Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Harvey's Tranquil Abiding; and Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Jonathan Biss as soloist. The concerts take place Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Houston Grand Opera to Present DIE WALKURE and SWEENEY TODD This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Houston, March 12, 2015—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its highly anticipated La Fura dels Baus staging of Wagner's Die Walküre with an all-star cast and Stephen Sondheim's thrilling Sweeney Todd in April, after notching critical and sales successes with its winter productions of Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Mozart's The Magic Flute. Butterfly's six performances averaged a total capacity of 102% (including resale of returned seats) while Flute's five performances averaged 104% capacity.

James Conlon, Harry Connick Jr., PORGY AND BESS, 50 Premieres, Sheryl Crow, Emerson Quartet and More Set for Ravinia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Ravinia's 2015 season, jam-packed with more than 120 events from June 16 through Sept. 10, was announced today by Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman. The season features 60 artist debuts and 55 classical works never before performed at Ravinia. More than 35 programs will feature works by new and 20th-century composers.

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.

LA Phil Presents West Coast Premiere of Unsuk Chin's ALICE IN WONDERLAND This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents the West Coast premiere of Unsuk Chin's daring Alice in Wonderland at Walt Disney Concert Hall, today and Saturday, February 27 and 28, at 8 pm.

LA Phil to Present West Coast Premiere of Unsuk Chin's ALICE IN WONDERLAND This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents the West Coast premiere of Unsuk Chin's daring Alice in Wonderland at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, at 8 pm.

Lincoln Center Announces GREAT PERFORMERS 50th Season; Launches 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series, which will run from October 14, 2015 through June 4, 2016, was announced today by Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director.

San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco.

International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

On Wednesday 14 January 2015, at HUSH in Mayfair, the finalists of the International Opera Awards 2015 were announced. These were selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph.

SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House.

Houston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

After a resoundingly successful fall season and the launch of its new holiday opera series with the world premiere of Iain Bell and Simon Callow's A Christmas Carol, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) rings in 2015 with two beloved productions: a reprise of Michael Grandage's knockout staging of Puccini's Madame Butterfly, which triumphed at its 2010 Houston debut, and the American premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's iconic English National Opera staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute in a revival directed by Ian Rutherford.

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