BWW Overview: A Look-Back at Opera's Many-Colored Dream Coat of Performance Highs in 2018BWW Overview: A Look-Back at Opera's Many-Colored Dream Coat of Performance Highs in 2018
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 27, 2018

Well, it's that time of the year again--time for a look-back on what was worth making note of during the calendar year that's about to come to an end. It's from a totally personal, subjective point of view, of course, but frankly that's the way opera-lovers always seem to like it, n'est-ce pas? The productions worth noting come from places big, small and in-between, from composers old as the hills to freshly minted or somewhere in between (likewise the performers), from traditional or boldly modern to simply stand up and sing. (more...)

BWW Review: PROVING Mazzoli's Place in the New Opera Scene at the Miller in New YorkBWW Review: PROVING Mazzoli's Place in the New Opera Scene at the Miller in New York
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 1, 2018

Missy Mazzoli had me with BREAKING THE WAVES, her 2016 opera written with librettist Royce Vavrek at Opera Philadelphia and PROTOTYPE 2017. With PROVING UP--same librettist and with a production also conceived by James Darrah--which had its New York debut this week at Columbia University's Miller theatre, she proved she's a force to be reckoned with. (more...)

International Contemporary Ensemble Announces Fall 2018 Concerts And Incoming Executive Director, Rebecca SigelInternational Contemporary Ensemble Announces Fall 2018 Concerts And Incoming Executive Director, Rebecca Sigel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) announces their fall 2018 season and the appointment of Executive Director Rebecca Sigel. (more...)

Miller Theatre Opens its Season With the NY Premiere Of PROVING UPMiller Theatre Opens its Season With the NY Premiere Of PROVING UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens its 30th Anniversary 2018-19 Season and launches its new Chamber Opera Commissioning Initiative with the New York Premiere of PROVING UP, adapted from the short story "Proving Up" by Karen Russell. (more...)

Exclusive Interview: Georgia Shreve Discusses Her Debut Album PARADISEExclusive Interview: Georgia Shreve Discusses Her Debut Album PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

Georgia Shreve, composer and writer, announced the release of her first album entitled “Paradise” featuring the Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble on May 17th worldwide. The album is made up of three original compositions by the New York composer: Dante's Paradise, Portraits of the 20thCentury, and Fantasia on Celtic Themes. A digital release of the album is now available on iTunes, Spotify,GooglePlay, and Amazon. (more...)

IlluminArts Presents Tenor Michael Slattery and La Nef in Dowland in Dublin at the Betsy HotelIlluminArts Presents Tenor Michael Slattery and La Nef in Dowland in Dublin at the Betsy Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

IlluminArts, Miami's Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music series, will present internationally acclaimed tenor, Michael Slattery, in performance with the award winning Canadian baroque ensemble La Nef on January 28, 2018 in the beautiful gallery space of The Betsy Hotel at 7:00 PM. (more...)

5BMF Presents Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island Premieres of FIVE BOROUGH SONGBOOK, Volume II5BMF Presents Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island Premieres of FIVE BOROUGH SONGBOOK, Volume II
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) presents the Staten Island, Bronx, and Brooklyn premieres of the Five Borough Songbook, Volume II, completing the Songbook's journey across all five boroughs of New York City, which began during 5BMF's tenth anniversary season. (more...)

Five Boroughs Music Festival Season Features Concerts by Rolston Quartet, Lorelei Ensemble, ICE, UpBeat NYC, and TENETFive Boroughs Music Festival Season Features Concerts by Rolston Quartet, Lorelei Ensemble, ICE, UpBeat NYC, and TENET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) announces programming for its 2017-2018 season, continuing its mission of bringing affordable, world-class performances of traditional and contemporary chamber music to all five boroughs of New York City. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today an eclectic 2017/18 Season designed to please die-hard opera fans as well as newcomers to the art form.  Each of the Company's productions will be presented on a different area stage, starting October 13-22, 2017 with a new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca featuring the American debut of award-winning rising global star Elena Stikhina in the title role. The World Premiere of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare (a.k.a. Burke & Hare) by composer Julian Grant and librettist Mark Campbell follows November 8-12, 2017.  From March 16-25, 2018, BLO presents Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's pivotal early-20th century work The Threepenny Opera.  BLO closes its Season in May with Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, paired with his Arias and Barcarolles, to mark the Lawrence, Mass.-born composer's centennial. (more...)

MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Adam Lau, Jennifer Zetlan, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss,and Daniel Okulitch,with New York Baroque Incorporated. (more...)

MasterVoices Presents ST. JOHN PASSION At Carnegie Hall, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

MasterVoices to Present Bach's ST. JOHN PASSION at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

MasterVoices Invites Audience To Take Part In Performance Of St. John Passion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Adam Lau, Jennifer Zetlan, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss,and Daniel Okulitch,with New York Baroque Incorporated. (more...)

OPERA America to Highlight Five Works in NEW OPERA SHOWCASE at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place today, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Town Hall in the heart of New York City's Times Square. (more...)

Opera America Announces Details of NEW OPERA SHOWCASE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place on Today, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Town Hall in the heart of New York City's Times Square. (more...)

Opera America Announces Details of NEW OPERA SHOWCASE, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place on Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Town Hall in the heart of New York City's Times Square. (more...)

OPERA America to Highlight Five Works in NEW OPERA SHOWCASE at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place on Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Town Hall in the heart of New York City's Times Square. (more...)

MasterVoices Presents St. John Passion at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).   (more...)

MasterVoices Presents ST. JOHN PASSION At Carnegie Hall, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

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