The Academy of Vocal Arts Has Unveiled Details for BRAVA PHILADELPHIA!The Academy of Vocal Arts Has Unveiled Details for BRAVA PHILADELPHIA!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

The Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) has unveiled details for BrAVA Philadelphia! in celebration of its historic 85th Anniversary. On Saturday, March 28, 2020, AVA will present BrAVA Philadelphia!, a spectacular concert of opera stars at 'The Met Philadelphia', the beautifully restored opera house on North Broad Street. (more...)

Inaugural Event Of Classical Vocal Arts International Features Star Tenor Michael Fabiano For ArtSmart BenefitInaugural Event Of Classical Vocal Arts International Features Star Tenor Michael Fabiano For ArtSmart Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

On Wednesday, December 4, at 8:00 pm, let yourself be enchanted by the mesmerizing artistry of world-renowned tenor Michael Fabiano and participate in the launch of a new initiative at Merkin Hall. Classical Vocal Arts (CVA) International inaugurates its series with 'A Passion for Song,' a Benefit Program that includes works by Duparc, Liszt, Barber, Tchaikovsky, and selections from the American Songbook. Michael will be joined by members of the ArtSmart program and will be accompanied by pianist Kamal Khan. (more...)

BWW Review: All-Star RICHARD TUCKER GALA is a One-of-a-Kind Treat at Carnegie Hall with Winner OropesaBWW Review: All-Star RICHARD TUCKER GALA is a One-of-a-Kind Treat at Carnegie Hall with Winner Oropesa
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 29, 2019

It's hard to imagine the logistics in putting together a complex program like the one that the audience at Carnegie Hall was treated to on Sunday evening for the 2019 RICHARD TUCKER GALA. But New York-born conductor James Gaffigan pulled it off wonderfully with the help of members of the Met Orchestra and the New York Choral Society--and a gaggle of amazing singers, beginning with this year's winner of the Tucker Award, Lisette Oropesa. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera's MANON Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse On The Big Screen, October 26Metropolitan Opera's MANON Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse On The Big Screen, October 26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Manon's storya?"from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisonera?"is one of the great tragic tales in literature and music. Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly's revealing production of Manon for The Metropolitan Opera. Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet's sensual score. Manon comes to the big screen, simulcast LIVE in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday, October 26th at 12:55pm, part of the Classical Series, underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Liz & Steven Goldstone, and Sabina & Walter Slavin, with support from Whistle Stop Bakery. (more...)

The Broad Stage Announces Expanded ASL Interpreted Performances For 19/20 SeasonThe Broad Stage Announces Expanded ASL Interpreted Performances For 19/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

The Broad Stage announces an expanded number of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performances for the 2019-2020 season in an effort to create an inclusive environment for all audience members and ensure that as many people as possible are able to experience the magic of live performance. The first ASL interpreted performance will be The Moth Mainstage in Los Angeles on October 4. (more...)

Massenet's MANON Will Be Screened at the WarnerMassenet's MANON Will Be Screened at the Warner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

The 2019-2020 season of The Met: Live in HD will continue at the Warner Theatre on Saturday, October 26 with Massenet's MANON at 12:55 pm in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. The 2019-2020 season is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria. A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by Nunzio DeFilippis will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours before the broadcast, sponsored by Land Rover Hartford. (more...)

BWW Review: The Met's MANON a Showcase for the Charms of Tucker Award-Winner Lisette OropesaBWW Review: The Met's MANON a Showcase for the Charms of Tucker Award-Winner Lisette Oropesa
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 26, 2019

Lisette Oropesa, where have you been all my life? Of course, I've heard her before--she's appeared 100 times or so at the Met so one could hardly miss her--but never in a showpiece like the title role of Jules Massenet's MANON, opposite tenor Michael Fabiano's Chevalier des Grieux on the second night of the Met's new season. (more...)

Ridgefield to Screen the Met's MANON Live in HDRidgefield to Screen the Met's MANON Live in HD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Manon's storya?"from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisonera?"is one of the great tragic tales in literature and music.Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly's revealing production of Manon for The Metropolitan Opera. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of MANON at Metropolitan Opera?Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of MANON at Metropolitan Opera?
by Review Roundups - Sep 26, 2019

Manon just opened at the renown Met Opera and we have a reviews for you! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Metropolitan Opera's MANONVIDEO: First Look at Metropolitan Opera's MANON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Manon is about to begin performances at the renown Met Opera and we have a first look for you! (more...)

AVA Hosts Evening Of Singing And Vocal Fireworks At Bel Canto CompetitionAVA Hosts Evening Of Singing And Vocal Fireworks At Bel Canto Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

The Academy of Vocal Arts' annual favorite vocal competition returns to the Kimmel Center this fall. (more...)

BROAD FEST Returns To The Broad Stage, September 1BROAD FEST Returns To The Broad Stage, September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019

The Broad Stage's annual Broad Fest returns on Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 2:00pm a?" 7:00pm. This free, all-ages festival features music and dancing, activities for kids and adults, plus sweets and food available for purchase. Start on the plaza, groove with a live DJ or make an art project, then explore the lobby, theaters and Music Hall for an array of performances and activities to pique your creative spirit and celebrate the arts in your community. (more...)

Michigan Opera Theatre Single Tickets On Sale Next MondayMichigan Opera Theatre Single Tickets On Sale Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

Single tickets for Michigan Opera Theatre's (MOT) 2019-20 season will go on sale Monday, Aug. 12. The MOT opera series features a?oeDon Giovanni,a?? a?oeSweeney Todd,a?? a?oeGianni Schicchi/Buoso's Ghost,a?? a?oeChampiona?? and a?oePagliacci.a?? The dance series includes performances by the Joffrey Ballet, Malandain Ballet Biarritz and Dance Theatre of Harlem and concludes with American Ballet Theatre's (ABT) a?oeSwan Lake.a?? (more...)

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Will Present 2019 Gala Concert Featuring Lisette Oropesa At Carnegie HallRichard Tucker Music Foundation Will Present 2019 Gala Concert Featuring Lisette Oropesa At Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation presents one of the most highly anticipated events of the opera season, the 2019 Richard Tucker Gala, on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 6:00pm in Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Announcing- Musical Theater, Comedy, Opera, And Drama On Screen At Spruce Peak Arts!Announcing- Musical Theater, Comedy, Opera, And Drama On Screen At Spruce Peak Arts!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Spruce Peak Arts is pleased  to announce an inspiring season of HD films featuring performances by London's Theatre Royal, National Theatre Live, the Bolshoi Ballet, and the Met Opera: (more...)

Soprano Lisette Oropesa Wins The Met's 2019 Beverly Sills Artist AwardSoprano Lisette Oropesa Wins The Met's 2019 Beverly Sills Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera has named soprano Lisette Oropesa as the winner of the 14th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award. The $50,000 award is given to extraordinarily gifted singers with rising Met careers. Given in honor of the legendary American soprano Beverly Sills, the award was established in 2006 by an endowment gift from the late Agnes Varis, a managing director on the Met's Board of Directors. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces 2019 Season For Opera and Classic Movies SeriesSarasota Opera Announces 2019 Season For Opera and Classic Movies Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2019 season of "HD at the Opera House" and "Classic Movies at the Opera House."  The "HD at the Opera House" series will open on Sunday, May 19th and run through October 6th. (more...)

BWW Review: FAUST, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: FAUST, Royal Opera House
by Fraser MacDonald - Apr 12, 2019

Bruno Ravella sparks new magic into David McVicar's production, refreshing the feel of the piece whilst ensuring its original spark is retained. Although the fifth revival of McVicar's take on the classic, Ravella ensures that the original text is delivered to ensure the story is allowed to speak for itself. (more...)

North Carolina Opera Announces 2019-20 SeasonNorth Carolina Opera Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

North Carolina Opera has announced the company's 2019-20 season, which includes fully-staged productions of Mozart's The Magic Flute (Apr. 3 & 5, 2020) and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (Jan. 24 & 26, 2020), a concert performance of Act III from Wagner's Siegfried (Nov. 10, 2019), and a vocal recital by superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee (Feb. 18, 2020). The announcement was made by the company's General Director Eric Mitchko at the 2019-20 Season Reveal, which was held on Tuesday, March 26 at CAM Raleigh and graciously sponsored by the Meredith College Department of Music, CITRIX, Mitchell's, Queen of Wines, Savills, Glenwood Agency Real Estate, and Hibernian Pub. (more...)

Programme Announced for 2019 Edinburgh FestivalProgramme Announced for 2019 Edinburgh Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Edinburgh International Festival returns for its 73rd year on 2 - 26 August 2019, bringing the best of theatre, music and dance from across the world to Scotland's capital. (more...)

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