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Cincinnati Opera Fusion New Works Announces Fall 2018 Residencies Photo Cincinnati Opera Fusion New Works Announces Fall 2018 Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are pleased to announce that their groundbreaking joint program, Opera Fusion: New Works, will host two new operas in November and December of 2018.

DARK MONEY to Premiere on PBS Series POV this October Photo DARK MONEY to Premiere on PBS Series POV this October
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 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 Moneytraces Adams' steps and sheds light on the grassroots movement to unveil the mysterious financing behind our elections.

Kaufman Music Center Announces 2018/2019 Season At Merkin Hall Photo Kaufman Music Center Announces 2018/2019 Season At Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The new classical series Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight, featuring, among others, the world-renowned pianists Andre Watts and Ursula Oppens; the world premiere of a piano quintet by acclaimed new music composer Laura Kaminsky; and presentations by Academy and Grammy Awards winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen); Emmy, Tony, Grammy and Academy Awards winner Bobby Lopez (Frozen); Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal); and 10-time Tony winner Maury Yeston (Titanic, Nine) are among the numerous highlights of the Kaufman Music Center's diverse 2018-19 season at Merkin Hall.

PBS Series POV Releases Schedule for 31st Season Photo PBS Series POV Releases Schedule for 31st Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television's premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world's boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. Always an innovator, POV discovers fresh new voices and creates interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art of storytelling. With our documentary broadcasts, original online programming and dynamic community engagement campaigns, we are committed to supporting films that capture the imagination and present diverse perspectives.

Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces Programming For 2018-19 Season Photo Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces Programming For 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) announces programming for its 2018-2019 season, continuing its mission of bringing affordable, world-class performances of traditional and contemporary chamber music to all five boroughs of New York City. The upcoming slate of concerts marks the organization's most collaborative season to date, including partnerships with GEMAS (Gotham Early Music / Americas Society), ClassicalCafe, Brooklyn Art Song Society, New York Festival of Song, and the LGBT Center ("The Center").

PBS' POV Releases Full Schedule for 31st Season Kicking Off June 18 Photo PBS' POV Releases Full Schedule for 31st Season Kicking Off June 18
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

PBS series POV kicks off its 31st Season with the national TV debut of the acclaimed documentary feature film QUEST this Monday, June 18 at 10 PM. POV is the longest-running independent documentary series on American television. Screeners and interviews available now. POV films have won 37 Emmy® Awards. – Adam Segal, The 2050 Group - Publicity

Portland Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Photo Portland Opera Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Portland Opera is pleased to announce programming for the company's 55th season, scheduled to begin in November 2018. The season will launch with the recently announced "November classic" - Verdi's heartbreaking romance La Traviata - bringing opera back to Portland in the fall months. In March, Portland Opera will present Laura Kaminsky's brave and beautiful coming-of-age story, As One, where two voices, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone, share the role of the transgender heroine Hannah. The season will continue in the spring with the company's annual Big Night concert and a bright and vibrant production of Rossini's great Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In July, the company will present Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera for the first time, followed by the company premiere of Philip Glass's exploration of the nature of justice, In the Penal Colony, based on Franz Kafka's short story.

Renée Fleming, World Premieres, And More Set For Santa Fe Opera 2019 Season Photo Renée Fleming, World Premieres, And More Set For Santa Fe Opera 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Santa Fe Opera's General Director Charles MacKay and General Director Designate Robert Meya announced today the repertory, principal singers, conductors, directors, and designers for the company's 63rd season in 2019, along with updates to the 2018 season, which opens June 29. Joining MacKay and Meya were Santa Fe Opera Board of Directors President Susan G. Marineau, and Director of Education and Community Programs Andrea Fellows Walters.

PBS Series POV Announces 31st Season Including BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY, DARK MONEY, & M Photo PBS Series POV Announces 31st Season Including BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY, DARK MONEY, & More
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The creative, fighting spirit is alive and well in 2018. The newest slate of documentary films from PBS television series POV arrives this June with a lineup of empowering and moving stories about the strength of art and activism. From scientists setting out to save the planet to hip-hop artists carrying out the quiet duty of fatherhood, humanity's resilience amidst turmoil and tumult has never been more evident.

OPERA America Awards $1.2M In Innovation Grants Photo OPERA America Awards $1.2M In Innovation Grants
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion of American opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of the second cycle of Innovation Grants, generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

Nashville Film Festival Announces The 2018 Competition Features In Narrative, Documen Photo Nashville Film Festival Announces The 2018 Competition Features In Narrative, Documentary, And Graveyard Shift
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Following the announcement of kicking off Opening Night with the world premiere of Steven Tyler's documentary OUT ON A LIMB, the Nashville Film Festival continues its lineup for the ten-day festival (May 10-19, 2018) with the announcement of 48 additional feature films in Narrative, Documentary, New Directors and Graveyard Shift competitions. Capturing the essence of today's most relevant social issues, historical stories and more, these 48 films hail from China, South Africa, Netherlands, Denmark, India, France and more, as well as 31 from the U.S. A jury of industry professionals will select the winning films that will take home up to $20,000 in cash and prizes.

BWW Review: Only One Weekend Left to See Skylark Opera Theatre's Beautifully Moving C Photo BWW Review: Only One Weekend Left to See Skylark Opera Theatre's Beautifully Moving Contemporary Opera AS ONE
by Jill Schafer - Mar 22, 2018

The new incarnation of Skylark Opera Theatre, under new Artistic Director Robert Neu, is presenting their third work of accessible, intimate opera. As someone who usually stays on the musical theater side of the music-theater spectrum, this approach seems like a good one for me, sort of bridging that gap between opera and music theater. After last year's stripped down adaptation of CARMEN and an immersive DON GIOVANNI, they're now presenting a contemporary opera about a very timely subject. AS ONE is a two-person 90-minute English language opera about Hannah, a transgender woman becoming herself. She is played by both a man and a woman, pre- and post-transition. It's a beautiful, heart-breaking, inspirational, ultimately hopeful story gorgeously told through music. The intimate new space that is North Garden Theater, in St. Paul's West 7th neighborhood, is the perfect location to experience this sparse-in-spectacle but rich-in-substance opera. But act fast - only three more performances remain this weekend.

Skylark Opera Theatre Presents AS ONE Photo Skylark Opera Theatre Presents AS ONE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

SKYLARK OPERA THEATRE IS THRILLED TO PRESENT The Minnesota premiere of AS ONE. Music and Concept by Laura Kaminsky. Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. Film by Kimberly Reed. Starring Luke Williams as Hannah Before and Bergen Baker as Hannah After Robert Neu, Director Jeffrey Stirling, Music Director

Offscreen at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: Panels and Events Photo Offscreen at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: Panels and Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Offscreen at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: Panels and Events

Offscreen at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: Panels and Events Photo Offscreen at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: Panels and Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Offscreen at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: Panels and Events

OPERA America Awards $225,000 In Grants To Develop New American Operas Photo OPERA America Awards $225,000 In Grants To Develop New American Operas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through the Repertoire Development Grants program, supported by The Opera Fund. These grants provide vital financial support to opera companies developing new American opera and music-theater works.

New Works by Jeanine Tesori, Sarah Ruhl and More Receive OPERA America Grants Photo New Works by Jeanine Tesori, Sarah Ruhl and More Receive OPERA America Grants
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through the Repertoire Development Grants program, supported by The Opera Fund. These grants provide vital financial support to opera companies developing new American opera and music-theater works.

2018 Sundance Film Festival Feature Films Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Sundance Institute showcases bold, independent storytelling at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with today's announcement of feature films selected across all categories. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18 28.

Transgender Opera AS ONE to Open Des Moines Metro Opera's 46th Season Photo Transgender Opera AS ONE to Open Des Moines Metro Opera's 46th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Des Moines Metro Opera opens its 46th Season on November 17 with As One, a one-act chamber opera for two voices and string quartet with music by Laura Kaminsky and libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed.

BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S PRODUCTION OF AS ONE at Joan B Kroc Theatre Photo BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S PRODUCTION OF AS ONE at Joan B Kroc Theatre
by Ron Bierman - Nov 14, 2017

If a spouse transitions from one sex to another in a state where gay marriage is illegal, is the marriage still valid? There are many possible reactions to that question, including heated discussion, juvenile giggling, or reactionary distaste. Composer Laura Kaminsky chose empathy for those most directly affected. The result was her first opera, and it is a striking statement at a time when empathy for anyone different is in short supply. As one, a chamber work for two singers and string quartet, does a compelling job of describing a transgender's struggle with sexual identity. It is the latest offering in the San Diego opera's d tour series, which features smaller-scale works outside the usual operatic repertoire. Kaminsky's choice of artistic partners was as fortunate as her timing. Kimberly Reed, a transgender woman, and Mark Campbell, one of today's most successful librettists, collaborated to produce a story that feels real and has emotional impact.

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