BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at Washington National OperaBWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at Washington National Opera
by Jenny Minich - Nov 5, 2019

The magic of the WNO's THE MAGIC FLUTE is that it is captivating for all ages and a tempting proposition for first-timers and opera-buffs alike. (more...)

Central City Opera's 88th Annual Summer Festival Features RIGOLETTO, CAROUSEL And DIDO AND AENEASCentral City Opera's 88th Annual Summer Festival Features RIGOLETTO, CAROUSEL And DIDO AND AENEAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Central City Opera's 2020 Summer Festival opens with a bang on July 4 with Rodgers & Hammerstein's beloved musical Carousel, followed by Verdi's thriller, Rigoletto, and Purcell's bewitching, hour-long opera Dido and Aeneas. The four-week celebration of storytelling and powerful voices in the historic mountain mining town features electrifyingly close encounters with classical music's biggest talent, the Central City Opera Orchestra and rising stars from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program. (more...)

WNO Presents Mozart's Comic Masterpiece THE MAGIC FLUTEWNO Presents Mozart's Comic Masterpiece THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

The whimsical tale of The Magic Flute comes to life at Washington National Opera (WNO) at the Kennedy Center Opera House from November 2a?"23, 2019. Performed in English with projected surtitles, this production of The Magic Flute features design by famed children's author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. This light-hearted and comical opera is a delight for newcomers and opera fans alike. (more...)

Franco Fagioli Cancels ORLANDO TourFranco Fagioli Cancels ORLANDO Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Franco Fagioli was withdrawn from appearing in the Orlando tour. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO at KC Lyric OperaBWW Review: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO at KC Lyric Opera
by Kelly Luck - Sep 22, 2019

KC Lyric's 'Seraglio' delivers a fun production, despite the subject matter. (more...)

President of Salzburg Festival Speaks Out in Support of Kathryn LewekPresident of Salzburg Festival Speaks Out in Support of Kathryn Lewek
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

President of the Salzburg Festival, Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler, posted a statement to Facebook after Kathryn Lewek took to social media last week to voice her disappointment in critics who body shamed her in reviews of her performance. (more...)

Soprano Kathryn Lewek Calls Out Critics Who Body ShameSoprano Kathryn Lewek Calls Out Critics Who Body Shame
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Kathryn Lewek, known for her beautiful soprano voice, took to social media this past week to voice her disappointment in critics who body shamed her in reviews of her performance. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Kicks Off 2019-2020 Season with Mozart's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIOLyric Opera of Kansas City Kicks Off 2019-2020 Season with Mozart's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 2019-2020 season with a risqué screwball comedy, The Abduction from the Seraglio. This production transplants Mozart's glorious melodies to the golden age of Hollywood, evocative of the films It Happened One Night and Road to Morocco.  (more...)

MADAME BUTTERFLY Leads Off Nashville Opera's 2019-20 SeasonMADAME BUTTERFLY Leads Off Nashville Opera's 2019-20 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 25, 2019

Puccini's Madame Butterfly will launch Nashville Opera's 2019-20 season, which is described as "a compelling mix of beloved favorites and important 20th century works." (more...)

BWW Review: ARIODANTE at Monte-Carlo OperaBWW Review: ARIODANTE at Monte-Carlo Opera
by Marieke van den Wall Bake - Mar 1, 2019

For the first time in history, Ariodante has stepped on the Monte-Carlo Opera stage, bewildering and enchanting the Monegasque audience in this 3+ hour opera by Handel. Following the success of the Salzberg Festival production (under the keen eye of Christof Loy), the opera is set in the captivating Salle Garnier with no other than Cecilia Bartoli playing the role of Ariodante.  (more...)

Julie Taymor's Production Of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE ReturnsJulie Taymor's Production Of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Returns
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

A prince's quest to prove his worth and rescue his beloved leads to a fantastic adventure filled with danger and mysticism in the Metropolitan Opera's holiday presentation of Mozart's The Magic Flute, with performances December 19, 2018 to January 5, 2019. This English-language adaptation of the classic fairy tale, performed in a 100-minute version of the Met's popular production by visionary theater artist Julie Taymor, is the perfect introduction to opera for the whole family, as well as a holiday treat for those who are already admirers of Mozart. The performances are led by acclaimed Mozart conductor Harry Bicket. (more...)

Peterborough Players Present Special Screening Of THE MAGIC FLUTEPeterborough Players Present Special Screening Of THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

On Saturday, December at 1:00pm the Peterborough Players present, a special encore screening of THE MAGIC FLUTE presented by the Met Opera. (more...)

The Met Opera And WQXR Announce “Aria Code” A New Podcast Hosted By Rhiannon GiddensThe Met Opera And WQXR Announce “Aria Code” A New Podcast Hosted By Rhiannon Giddens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera and WQXR, New York's all classical music station, announce ARIA CODE, a new 10-episode podcast series that pulls the curtain back on some of opera's most legendary arias. (more...)

Oratorio Society Of New York Announces Expanded 2018-19 SeasonOratorio Society Of New York Announces Expanded 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

For its 2018-19 season, the 200-voice Oratorio Society of New York, led by Music Director Kent Tritle, is expanding its annual Carnegie Hall season to four concerts. (more...)

Oratorio Society Of New York Announces Expanded 2018-19 Season: Sibelius's KULLERVO, Szymanowski's STABAT MATER, Verdi Requiem And MoreOratorio Society Of New York Announces Expanded 2018-19 Season: Sibelius's KULLERVO, Szymanowski's STABAT MATER, Verdi Requiem And More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

For its 2018-19 season, the 200-voice Oratorio Society of New York, led by Music Director Kent Tritle, is expanding its annual Carnegie Hall season to four concerts. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 SeasonVIDEO: Preview THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma. (more...)

Kent Tritle Announces 2018-19 SeasonKent Tritle Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Kent Tritle is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the largest cathedral in the world; Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus; and Music Director of Musica Sacra, New York's longest continuously performing professional chorus. The 2018-19 season of “New York's choral conducting superstar” (Time Out New York) is marked by the expansion of the Oratorio Society's Carnegie Hall season from three to four concerts, which will include Kullervo, the rarely-performed symphonic poem by Sibelius, Szymanowski's Stabat Mater, and Verdi's Requiem. (more...)

BWW Review: The Washington National Opera's WNO GALA Pays Tribute to Leonard BernsteinBWW Review: The Washington National Opera's WNO GALA Pays Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
by Sam Abney - May 25, 2018

As both a celebration of the Washington National Opera and a culmination of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebration, last weekend's Opera Gala definitely found success. While the evening had its share of disappointments (Titus Burgess of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fame fell ill and was unable to perform; Patti LuPone, the top-billed artist of the evening, performed only two fairly short numbers) there was an undeniable electricity to the night. Previously, the WNO held an annual ball which, according to Kennedy Center Chairman David Rubenstein, included neither opera nor a ball. Switching the format to one with a formal gala reception, an opera-filled performance, and elegant dinners hosted by Ambassadors and foreign dignitaries proved the Kennedy Center can still pull off some new tricks. (more...)

Review Roundup: Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily PogorelcReview Roundup: Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

WNO Announces Casting Update For CANDIDEWNO Announces Casting Update For CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

American soprano Emily Pogorelc makes her Washington National Opera (WNO) debut as Candide's forlorn love interest, Cunegonde, in Leonard Bernstein's effervescent social critique that blurs the lines between opera and musical theater. Candide runs from May 5-26, 2018 at the Kennedy Center Opera House.   (more...)

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