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BWW Review: Five Years and 26 Productions Later, AS ONE Makes a Splendid Return to Ne Photo BWW Review: Five Years and 26 Productions Later, AS ONE Makes a Splendid Return to New York at City Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 3, 2019

The spectacularly musical, touchingly dramatic, surprisingly funny and profoundly moving chamber opera, AS ONE, by Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed and Mark Campbell, made its long-overdue return to New York on Thursday, in a production by Matt Gray as part of New York City Opera's spring season.

Laura Kaminsky-Mark Campbell-Kimberly Reed's AS ONE Opens This Thursday Photo Laura Kaminsky-Mark Campbell-Kimberly Reed's AS ONE Opens This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

New York City Opera's (under the direction of Michael Capasso, General Director) co-production of AS ONE will open this Thursday, May 30 at 8pm and run for four performances only through Thursday, June 6. The opera, a co-production with American Opera Projects and Kaufman Music Center, has music and was conceived by Laura Kaminsky, a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, original film by Kimberly Reed, direction by Matt Gray, and will run at the Merkin Hall (129 West 67th Street).

5BMF, NYFOS, And The Center Commemorate 50 Years Since The Stonewall Uprising With Tw Photo 5BMF, NYFOS, And The Center Commemorate 50 Years Since The Stonewall Uprising With Two Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF), in collaboration with the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) and the LGBT Community Center (The Center), will celebrate WorldPride in two programs featuring LGBT composers and librettists, both commemorating 50 years since the Stonewall uprising

Folks Operetta Presents THE FLOWER OF HAWAII Photo Folks Operetta Presents THE FLOWER OF HAWAII
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

Folks Operetta continues its Reclaimed Voices Series with Paul Ábraham's exotic jazz operetta, The Flower of Hawaii featuring soprano and former Ms. Illinois Marisa Bucheit (2014) as Princess Laya/Suzanne. 

Bright Shiny Things Releases World Premiere Recording Of AS ONE: THE PIONEERING OPER Photo Bright Shiny Things Releases World Premiere Recording Of AS ONE: THE PIONEERING OPERA ABOUT A TRANSGENDER PERSON'S JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Bright Shiny Things commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with the release of AS ONE [BSTC-0127, 1 CD], the original-cast first recording of the highly acclaimed 75-minute chamber opera for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and string quartet.

Cast And Schedule Announced For Laura Kaminsky's AS ONE At Merkin Hall Photo Cast And Schedule Announced For Laura Kaminsky's AS ONE At Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

As One, composer Laura Kaminsky's chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, comes to Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall for a run of four performances: Thursday, May 30 (8 pm); Saturday, June 1 (9 pm), Tuesday, June 4 (8 pm), and Thursday, June 6 (8 pm).

Utopia Opera Presents New York Premiere of SOME LIGHT EMERGES Photo Utopia Opera Presents New York Premiere of SOME LIGHT EMERGES
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

On June 7 at 8pm, June 8 at 6pm, and June 9 at 3pm, Utopia Opera presents the New York Premiere of SOME LIGHT EMERGES, a chamber opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, & Kimberly Reed, in a fully-staged production performed with its original orchestration at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue). Drama Desk Award-nominee David Schweizer directs and Utopia founder and artistic director William Remmers conducts. Q&A sessions with Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed, and members of the cast and crew follow each performance.

Cincinnati Opera Announces 100th Anniversary Season & Programming Photo Cincinnati Opera Announces 100th Anniversary Season & Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, today announced a host of programs celebrating the company's upcoming 100th anniversary in 2020, along with repertoire and casting highlights of the 2020 Summer Festival.

NY City Opera to Feature Rotating Cast in AS ONE Photo NY City Opera to Feature Rotating Cast in AS ONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

New York City Opera has announced that Blythe Gaissert & Michael Kelly and Briana Elyse Hunter & Jorell Williams will comprise the rotating casts of its upcoming production of AS ONE.

Verdi Chorus To Present Spring Concert In April Photo Verdi Chorus To Present Spring Concert In April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

This Spring marks the start of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Spring Concert, L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life) for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 6 and 7. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum humorously calls the Rom-Com of opera, will feature selections from two Verdi operas I vespri siciliani and Ernani, three Donizetti operas - Don Pasquale, La fille du r giment and L'elisir d'amore, as well as operatic sequences from Bizet's Les p cheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Delibes' Lakm , and Puccini's La rondine.

Composer/Performer Kate Soper Hosts & Curates NYFOS Photo Composer/Performer Kate Soper Hosts & Curates NYFOS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Guggenheim fellow, and Radcliffe alum, Kate Soper's music has been described as 'exquisitely quirky' (The New York Times) and 'epic' (WQXR). As a performer, she has been praised as a 'dazzling vocalist' (The New Yorker) and likened to 'Lucille Ball reinterpreted by Linda Blair' (Pitchfork). 

Baritone Matthew Worth to Join SFCM Faculty Photo Baritone Matthew Worth to Join SFCM Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of baritone Matthew Worth to its voice faculty. Worth will lead a full studio at SFCM beginning in Fall 2019, joining the voice department led by chair Cesar Ulloa. Worth's appointment comes just after the announcement of Rhoslyn Jones joining SFCM's faculty.

The Verdi Chorus Announces Spring 2019 Concert Series Photo The Verdi Chorus Announces Spring 2019 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

This Spring marks the start of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Spring Concert, L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life) for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 6 and 7. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum humorously calls the Rom-Com of opera, will feature selections from two Verdi operas I vespri siciliani and Ernani, three Donizetti operas - Don Pasquale, La fille du r giment and L'elisir d'amore, as well as operatic sequences from Bizet's Les p cheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Delibes' Lakm , and Puccini's La rondine.

Portland Opera Presents The Portland Premiere Of Laura Kaminsky's AS ONE Photo Portland Opera Presents The Portland Premiere Of Laura Kaminsky's AS ONE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Portland Opera is delighted to bring Laura Kaminsky's beautiful chamber opera to Portland audiences for the first time. In this stunning coming-of-age story, two voices-a mezzo-soprano and a baritone-share the role of our transgender heroine Hannah as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world. Celebrated as one of the most important new works in the world of opera, Hannah's story sheds light on universal truths of self-love and identity.

POV Acquires Sixth Oscar-Shortlisted Film, THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS Photo POV Acquires Sixth Oscar-Shortlisted Film, THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Five POV feature films and one POV Shorts documentary have made it to the shortlists of their respective categories. Minding the Gap, Dark Money, The Distant Barking of Dogs On Her Shoulders and The Silence of Others are among 15 feature films being considered for the Documentary Feature Oscar for the 91st Academy Awards. A Night at the Garden, which was produced by Field of Vision, is among ten films that will advance in the Documentary Short Subject category. 

BWW Review: Utopia Opera Takes on Thea Musgrave's STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN Photo BWW Review: Utopia Opera Takes on Thea Musgrave's STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 15, 2018

Short on financial resources but long on ambition, Utopia Opera started its eighth season last weekend with a New York premiere: Thea Musgrave's THE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN. It's a 90-minute chamber version, orchestrated by composer Julian Grant, of Musgrave's full-length, two-act HARRIET, THE WOMAN CALLED MOSES, which debuted in 1985 at the Virginia Opera, with some fervent portrayals by its cast of about two dozen, including the stellar soprano MaKayla McDonald as Harriet and mezzo Karmesha Peake as her mother, Rit.

FREE SOLO, MINDING THE GAP Lead Critics' Choice Documentary Awards Nominations Photo FREE SOLO, MINDING THE GAP Lead Critics' Choice Documentary Awards Nominations
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have announced the nominees for the third annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards. The winners will be presented their awards at a gala event, hosted by science educator and television personality Bill Nye, on Saturday, November 10 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

DARK MONEY to Debut on PBS Television Series POV Photo DARK MONEY to Debut on PBS Television Series POV
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Your vote can be bought, but at what cost? Dark Money follows local Montana journalist John S. Adams, who is determined to uncover the truth about funding in his state's elections. The film gains insights over the course of three election cycles, as it solves an increasingly complicated and blurred puzzle. Dark Money traces Adams' steps and sheds light on the grassroots movement to unveil the mysterious financing behind our elections.

PBS to Premiere Political Thriller Documentary DARK MONEY Photo PBS to Premiere Political Thriller Documentary DARK MONEY
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Your vote can be bought, but at what cost? Dark Money follows local Montana journalist John S. Adams, who is determined to uncover the truth about funding in his state's elections. The film gains insights over the course of three election cycles, as it solves an increasingly complicated and blurred puzzle. Dark Money traces Adams' steps and sheds light on the grassroots movement to unveil the mysterious financing behind our elections.

New York City Opera Announces Additional Productions For Its 2018-2019 Season Photo New York City Opera Announces Additional Productions For Its 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

The New York City Opera, under the leadership of General Director Michael Capasso, announces three new productions in addition to its previously announced June 2019 premiere of Iain Bell and Mark Campbell's opera, STONEWALL. City Opera's 2018-19 season will open Monday, October 22 at (le) Poisson Rouge with a production of Astor Piazzolla's “tango operita” MARIA de BUENOS AIRES. The fourth installment in the company's popular Ópera en Español series, this co-production with Atlanta Opera features soprano Catalina Cuervo, the world's foremost interpreter of the title role. The intimate production, conducted by Jorge Parodi and directed by Atlanta Opera General director Tomer Zvulun, has been praised by Opera News for its “undeniable authenticity.”

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