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Juilliard to Hold Its 116th Commencement Ceremony in June Photo Juilliard to Hold Its 116th Commencement Ceremony in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021

The Juilliard School today announced that its 116th commencement ceremony will be held in person on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11am, outdoors on the Lincoln Center campus for a limited audience. The ceremony will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

San Diego Opera Announces Spring Drive-In Season Featuring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and  Photo San Diego Opera Announces Spring Drive-In Season Featuring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and ONE AMAZING NIGHT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2021

Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, and provided over 300 jobs to many, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.

Desde Varios Puntos Del Planeta, Cantantes Unen Sus Voces En El Concierto Virtual Muj Photo Desde Varios Puntos Del Planeta, Cantantes Unen Sus Voces En El Concierto Virtual Mujeres Por La Esperanza 2021
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 26, 2021

En un esfuerzo y colaboración internacional y con una convocatoria de solidaridad para el mundo, México presentará el concierto Mujeres por la esperanza 2021, el cual unirá las voces de cantantes de diversas latitudes, quienes desde sus diferentes estilos y tesituras, tradiciones musicales y repertorios, enviarán un mensaje de esperanza en uno de los momentos más difíciles que vive la humanidad a causa de la contingencia sanitaria derivada de la COVID-19 que ha impactado prácticamente a todo el orbe.

'My Song For You ‚Ä" Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura' Exhibit Opens Photo 'My Song For You ‚Ä" Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura' Exhibit Opens
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 18, 2020

My Song For You ‚Äď Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura was inaugurated on October 20th with a simulcast online ceremony hosted by the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York led by Director Michael Haider, and the University of Music and Performance in Vienna, or MDW.

Robert Paterson's And David Cote's In Real Life Song Cycles Will Be Performed In Real Photo Robert Paterson's And David Cote's In Real Life Song Cycles Will Be Performed In Real Life
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2020

American Modern Ensemble (AME) emerges from the pandemic silence with a performance about a modern ritual that has confounded Millennials and Boomers alike, online dating. Composer Robert Paterson and librettist David Cote present two song cycles that explore the narratives of those looking to find true love in digital space a?" a chamber musical for the a?oeTinderellaa?? in all of us.

Opera At Florham Presents 'Our Three Tenors, A Tribute To Luciano Pavarotti' Photo Opera At Florham Presents 'Our Three Tenors, A Tribute To Luciano Pavarotti'
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2020

Come out of quarantine and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music with an optional dinner. Join in on Sunday September 20th at 2 p.m. for 'Our Three Tenors, a tribute to Luciano Pavarotti.

Broadway From Home: Documentaries for Every Theater Lover! Photo Broadway From Home: Documentaries for Every Theater Lover!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 18, 2020

Feel like you've started to run out of things to watch? We here at BroadwayWorld have you covered! We all have our favorite musicals and plays, but what about the stories behind those shows? Luckily, over the years, many documentaries have been made about some of your favorite shows!

San Diego Opera's Season Continues Next Month with HANSEL AND GRETEL Photo San Diego Opera's Season Continues Next Month with HANSEL AND GRETEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020

San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 mainstage season continues with Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, which opens on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances.

National Philharmonic Celebrates the Season With Handel's MESSIAH Photo National Philharmonic Celebrates the Season With Handel's MESSIAH
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2019

The National Philharmonic celebrates the holiday season with the largest presentation of a?oeHallelujah! Handel's Messiaha?? in the Washington area on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, which will be decorated in holiday trimmings.

National Philharmonic Celebrates the Season With Handel's Iconic Messiah t Strathmo Photo National Philharmonic Celebrates the Season With Handel's Iconic Messiah t Strathmore 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 10, 2019

The National Philharmonic celebrates the holiday season with the largest presentation of a?oeHandel's Messiaha?? in the Washington area on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore.  

HANSEL AND GRETEL Continues at San Diego Opera's Main Stage Photo HANSEL AND GRETEL Continues at San Diego Opera's Main Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019

San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 mainstage season continues with Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, which opens on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances.

The Atlanta Opera Opens Its 40th Season With FRIDA Photo The Atlanta Opera Opens Its 40th Season With FRIDA
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 4, 2019

The Atlanta Opera opens its 40th Anniversary season with Robert Xavier Rodríguez's biographical opera, Frida, based on the life of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

BWW Interview: Vanessa Vasquez of LA BOHEME at Santa Fe Opera Photo BWW Interview: Vanessa Vasquez of LA BOHEME at Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - Jul 13, 2019

Colombian-American soprano Vanessa Vasquez, winner of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, recently completed a residency at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. While there, she sang as Mimi in La boheme, Gilda in Rigoletto, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and Violetta in La traviata. She made her professional opera debut in summer 2017 as Liu in Turandot at the Des Moines Metro Opera. This past season, she was Violetta at Arizona Opera and, currently, she is appearing as Mimi in La boheme at Santa Fe Opera.

National Phil. Performs Beethovan's 9th & Bernstein's Chichester Psalms With Chorale  Photo National Phil. Performs Beethovan's 9th & Bernstein's Chichester Psalms With Chorale June 1
by Julie Musbach - May 24, 2019

Perhaps Leonard Bernstein's most uplifting composition is paired with one of the most significant compositions by musical master Ludwig van Beethoven's in "Bernstein and Beethoven: Part II" on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore.

Distinguished Soprano Christina Major To Perform With Morris Choral Society May 18 an Photo Distinguished Soprano Christina Major To Perform With Morris Choral Society May 18 and 19
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 13, 2019

The Morris Choral Society is pleased to announce that soprano Christina Major will perform as featured soloist in its upcoming Spring Concert "Greatest Hits from Opera and Broadway" in two performances Saturday May 18 at 8:00pm and Sunday May 19 at 3:00pm at the historic United Methodist Church on the Green in Morristown, New Jersey. MCS Music Director Jason Tramm will lead the distinguished Morris Choral Society and guest soloist Christina Major in a concert of unforgettable music written by the greatest composers of Opera and Broadway.  Due to a conflict, Christina Major will replace Susanne Burgess in the program.

Nat. Phil. Celebrates Bernstein & Beethoven With Pianist Michael Brown Photo Nat. Phil. Celebrates Bernstein & Beethoven With Pianist Michael Brown
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2019

One of Leonard Bernstein's most iconic compositions will be paired with the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven's most celebrated work in "Bernstein and Beethoven: Part I" on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. As a continued celebration of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial, world-renowned pianist Michael Brown will join Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski and the National Philharmonic in performing Bernstein's Symphony No. 2 ("The Age of Anxiety"), a genre-defying work that combines elements of symphony, concerto, and program music and is inspired by the dramatic poem The Age of Anxiety by W.H. Auden. After an intermission, Gajewski will lead the Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. This timeless work is one of the most performed, recorded, adapted, and abused of all the works in Beethoven's canonical repertoire. A pre-concert lecture will take place between 6:45-7:15 p.m. From 7-7:30 p.m., families can explore orchestral instruments with Philharmonic musicians. The concert will feature a members-only encore question-and-answer. Ticket prices are $42-$78, and young people 7-17 are free. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301.581.5100.

NY City Opera to Feature Rotating Cast in AS ONE Photo NY City Opera to Feature Rotating Cast in AS ONE
by Julie Musbach - 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.

CSO To Perform Mozart's REQUIEM Photo CSO To Perform Mozart's REQUIEM
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2019

CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov leads the Columbus Symphony, Columbus Symphony Chorus, and four brilliant guest vocalists in a haunting and enigmatic performance of Mozart's last and unfinished masterpiece. This emotional journey is preceded by a clever piece by composer Mason Bates that combines technology and live sound to depict an orchestra of historic instruments.

Jean-Claude van Itallie's THE FAT LADY SINGS Will Have World Premiere at La Mama, Sta Photo Jean-Claude van Itallie's THE FAT LADY SINGS Will Have World Premiere at La Mama, Starring Lauren Flanigan and Tony Torn
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2019

La MaMa presents the premiere of legendary playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie's The Fat Lady Sings at La MaMa's Downstairs Theater (66 East 4th Street). Directed by Drama Desk Award winner David Schweizer, the production is scheduled to begin previews on March 21, 2019, with an opening night on March 25, 2019 (running run through April 7, 2019). The cast will feature New York City Opera sensation, Lauren Flanigan, and actor, Tony Torn, known for his celebrated experimental theater work. They will be joined by Jake Horowitz, Nancy McArthur and Jose Useche.

Oratorio Society Of New York Performs Sibelius's KULLERVO Photo Oratorio Society Of New York Performs Sibelius's KULLERVO
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2019

Soprano Johanna Rusanen, in her Carnegie Hall debut, and baritone Takaoki Onishi are the soloists in Kullervo, for which the OSNY will be joined by tenors and basses of the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus.

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