BWW Review: JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL, London ColiseumBWW Review: JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 31, 2019

In February this year, historian Hallie Rubenfold brought out a poignant book describing the backstories of the five women killed in 1888 by a murderer nicknamed Jack the Ripper. It has always seemed a poor reflection on society that the victims of such horrific crimes have been almost forgotten in the midst of the ever-increasing celebrity and mystery of Jack himself. (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...)

BWW Review: LA BOHEME, London ColiseumBWW Review: LA BOHEME, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 1, 2018

The best versions of La boheme are simple enough to let the genius of Puccini's opera shine, rather than distracting the audience with quirky updates and subliminal messages. The ENO's decision to return to Jonathan Miller's luscious production for the fourth time in a decade, is a beautifully pitched celebration of beauty in penury, love and heartbreak. (more...)

Investec Opera Holland Park Announces 2019 Season Casts And DatesInvestec Opera Holland Park Announces 2019 Season Casts And Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Manon Lescaut, sponsored by Viking Cruises, opens the season with the British lyric soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn in the title role. Named 'Best newcomer in opera' by The Telegraph in 2010 following her operatic debut as Mimi in La boheme at English National Opera, Llewellyn has gone from strength to strength on the international stage. She was last at OHP in 2017, as Magda in La rondine. The Welsh bass-baritone Paul Carey Jones makes his OHP debut as Lescaut. His recent career highlights include his Royal Opera House debut in The Nose and the Scottish premiere of Philip Glass's The Trial with Scottish Opera. (more...)

Investec Opera Holland Park Offers Hope For Grenfell One Year OnInvestec Opera Holland Park Offers Hope For Grenfell One Year On
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Investec Opera Holland Park (OHP) marked one year since the tragic Grenfell fire with the Hope for Grenfell Memorial Gala on Wednesday, 13 June. The concert was given in memory of Debbie Lamprell, a much-loved member of OHP's staff who was lost in the disaster, and all the fire's victims. All proceeds will be donated to the Rugby Portobello Trust (RPT) and the final total is still being calculated, but it is hoped to exceed £100k. (more...)

Finalists Revealed for the 2018 International Opera AwardsFinalists Revealed for the 2018 International Opera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

The International Opera Awards are pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph: 'It's gratifying to see how the International Opera Awards just keep growing. With a record number of nominations to consider, and our biggest and most international jury yet, I'm delighted to say that our exciting shortlists-covering six continents and around 30 countries-reflect the truly cosmopolitan nature of the art form. Despite the challenges faced by opera companies almost everywhere, opera is vibrantly alive.' (more...)

Welsh National Opera Return To Birmingham Hippodrome With Three Epic Works Marking Centenary Of Russian RevolutionWelsh National Opera Return To Birmingham Hippodrome With Three Epic Works Marking Centenary Of Russian Revolution
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

This autumn, Welsh National Opera return to Birmingham Hippodrome with a major presentation of three epic Russian-themed works which marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. (more...)

Welsh National Opera Comes to The Bristol HippodromeWelsh National Opera Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

This autumn, Welsh National Opera return to Bristol Hippodrome with two Russian-themed operas which mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution.  Performing from 15 - 18 November, the Company will bring its productions of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Jana?ek's From the House of the Dead, based on the book by Dostoevsky to the city. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIE WALKURE at Houston Grand Opera, Wunderbar
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - May 1, 2015

Incest, power trips and a rebel with a cause are a few of the things we see in Houston Grand Opera's production DIE WALKÜRE. I like to think of the opera world as an elaborate wine list. Delectable notes from a fine Merlot, Riesling or Chablis, and Houston Grand Opera's current season is packed full of operas and musicals that are sure to please any musical pallet. We are introduced to DIE WALKÜRE which is the second installment in DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN (The Ring of the Nibelung) better known as The Ring Cycle. The other operas in the cycle include DAS RHEINGOLD, SIEGFRIED and GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG. (more...)

The Glyndebourne Tour Brings Three Shows to The Marlowe Theatre, Now thru Nov 8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Canterbury welcomes the Glyndebourne Tour next month (November). (more...)

The Glyndebourne Tour to Bring Three Shows to The Marlowe Theatre, Nov 4-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Canterbury welcomes the Glyndebourne Tour next month (November). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PASSENGER Makes Welcome Stopover at the Park Avenue Armory and Lincoln Center Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 14, 2014

The Houston Grand Opera's brilliant production of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, directed by David Pountney, was a stunning visitor to the Park Avenue Armory last week as a coproduction with the Lincoln Center Festival. It's not an easy experience, but well worth the effort. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's CARMEN is Sultry and Opulent
by David Clarke - Apr 27, 2014

Closing their 2013-14 Season, HGO is presenting Georges Bizet's acclaimed CARMEN. For this production, Award winning Broadway Director and Choreographer Rob Ashford took the reins and has created a CARMEN that is as beautiful as it is exciting. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is Extraordinarily Gorgeous
by David Clarke - Mar 9, 2014

Ever since it premiered on Broadway in 1973, Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, with a book by Hugh Wheeler, has been a favorite of musical theatre fans. The Michigan Opera Theatre was the first American opera company to present the piece in 1983, and other companies followed suit. It last graced Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) stages in 1999. Now, the musical, with an extraordinary set and gorgeous costumes by Isaac Mizrahi, is thrilling Houston audiences again with HGO's latest production of this American masterpiece. (more...)

DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Press as 'the latest coup for a company known for producing new works'-took the national and local press by storm, and where the company's Rigoletto revival was pronounced 'glorious' (Theater Jones). These accolades come at an exciting time for the company, which continues this season's extraordinary line-up with the launch of the first American presentation of a visionary and groundbreaking treatment of Das Rheingold by La Fura dels Baus; the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's A Coffin in Egypt, named one of the twelve 'must-see opera events of the season' (Opera News); a new HGO production of Carmen from Broadway sensation Rob Ashford; and Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, which boasts designs by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi. (more...)

DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Press as 'the latest coup for a company known for producing new works'-took the national and local press by storm, and where the company's Rigoletto revival was pronounced 'glorious' (Theater Jones). These accolades come at an exciting time for the company, which continues this season's extraordinary line-up with the launch of the first American presentation of a visionary and groundbreaking treatment of Das Rheingold by La Fura dels Baus; the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's A Coffin in Egypt, named one of the twelve 'must-see opera events of the season' (Opera News); a new HGO production of Carmen from Broadway sensation Rob Ashford; and Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, which boasts designs by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's IL TROVATORE is Spellbinding and Spectacular
by David Clarke - Apr 29, 2013

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Houston Grand Opera Studio Announces New Studio Artists for 2012-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) today announced that six new artists will join its young artist development program in the 2012-13 season. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012

Houston Grand Opera today announced the finalists for the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, to be presented in the Cullen Theater on Thursday February 2, at 7:30p.m. (more...)