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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 Alan Henry - 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 Macon Prickett - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Macon Prickett - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Tori Hartshorn - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Tori Hartshorn - 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.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/11/2017
by - Nov 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/11/2017.

BWW Interview: Laura Kaminsky Composer of AS ONE at Joan B Kroc Theatre, San Diego Photo BWW Interview: Laura Kaminsky Composer of AS ONE at Joan B Kroc Theatre, San Diego
by Ron Bierman - Nov 3, 2017

As One, Laura Kaminsky's first opera, premiered in September 2014. While many contemporary operas are performed once and never heard again, it has been staged more often every year since then, and is already scheduled at nearly a dozen venues for 2018. In a recent phone interview Kaminsky and I spoke about that success, her peripatetic career, and what influences the music she writes.

Gordon Getty's SCARE PAIR Double Bill to Play Danny Kaye Playhouse; Peter Rosen Docum Photo Gordon Getty's SCARE PAIR Double Bill to Play Danny Kaye Playhouse; Peter Rosen Documentary to Air on WNET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's Scare Pair, a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost - together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).

Queer|Art Announces 2017-18 Fellowship Recipients Photo Queer|Art Announces 2017-18 Fellowship Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Queer Art, the New York-based nonprofit for supporting LGBTQ artists, has just announced the eleven Fellows accepted for the 2017-2018 Queer Art Mentorship program cycle, and the Mentors with whom they will be working.

Premieres and Broadcast of Peter Rosen Documentary Begin 10/19 Photo Premieres and Broadcast of Peter Rosen Documentary Begin 10/19
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's Scare Pair, a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost -- together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues). Both works, with the libretto and music by Mr. Getty, will be sung in English and have a running time of 60 minutes each.

Sundance Institute Announces Documentary Fund Grants Across Nonfiction Formats Photo Sundance Institute Announces Documentary Fund Grants Across Nonfiction Formats
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2017

A diverse range of projects and artists on the frontlines of nonfiction storytelling received nearly $2 million in grants from Sundance Institute, furthering their work across a broad array of subjects and forms.

Gordon Getty's SCARE PAIR Double Bill to Play Danny Kaye Playhouse; Peter Rosen Docum Photo Gordon Getty's SCARE PAIR Double Bill to Play Danny Kaye Playhouse; Peter Rosen Documentary to Air on WNET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's Scare Pair, a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost - together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).

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