Opera North News

The Playground Theatre to Premiere PICASSO as Opening ProductionThe Playground Theatre to Premiere PICASSO as Opening Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Today, London's newest theatre announces its opening production. On November 1, The Playground Theatre will open its doors for the first time with the world premiere of Picasso by Terry D'Alfonso. (more...)

Peter Brathwaite and Katie Bray to Star in Gate Theatre and English National Opera's EFFIGIES OF WICKEDNESSPeter Brathwaite and Katie Bray to Star in Gate Theatre and English National Opera's EFFIGIES OF WICKEDNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Artistic Director Ellen McDougall today announced performers for the Gate Theatre's groundbreaking collaboration with English National Opera opening in May next year. (more...)

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE and More Nominated For UK Theatre Awards; Full List!EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE and More Nominated For UK Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

UK Theatre has announced the nominations for the UK Theatre Awards 2017. (more...)

Vivaldi, Bach & Handel Featured in The Falmouth Chorale's BAROQUE SPLENDORVivaldi, Bach & Handel Featured in The Falmouth Chorale's BAROQUE SPLENDOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Falmouth Chorale, under the direction of John Yankee, presents Baroque Splendor in two fall concerts on Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22, 4 pm at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street in Falmouth. (more...)

Maiden Phoenix and Simple Machine Present ORMaiden Phoenix and Simple Machine Present OR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Spy or poetess? Lust or love? Wrong or righteous? History or comedy? Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company and Simple Machine present the brilliant and bawdy Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, September 8 through 23 at the newly-opened black box at Chelsea Theatre Works in Chelsea, Massachusetts. (more...)

DON GIOVANNI to Headline A Festival of Sex, Love and DeathDON GIOVANNI to Headline A Festival of Sex, Love and Death
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

HeadFirst Productions brings opera to the Pleasance Theatre for the very first time with its production of Don Giovanni as A Festival of Sex, Love and Death's flagship production. Led by an all-female creative team (Conductor, Director, Designer), this production puts women at the front and centre of what is ostensibly a story about male lust. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with Beethoven's 9thPrinceton Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with Beethoven's 9th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

On Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm and Sunday, September 17 at 4 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) opens its six-concert Classical Series with two iconic works in the orchestral repertoire - Beethoven'sSymphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral" and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. The Beethoven's 9th concert marks the first collaboration with the highly regarded Westminster Symphonic Choir since Rossen Milanov became PSO music director in 2009. Both performances will be held at historic Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University and include a free Pre-Concert Talk for ticket holders featuring Mr. Milanov and choir director Joe Miller. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Kicks Off 60th Anniversary 2017-2018 Season with EUGENE ONEGINLyric Opera of Kansas City Kicks Off 60th Anniversary 2017-2018 Season with EUGENE ONEGIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 60th Anniversary season with Tchaikovsky's compelling masterpiece, Eugene Onegin (oh-nyeh-gin with hard 'g') Sept. 30, Oct. 4, 6 and 8 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Russian with English subtitles.   (more...)

Opera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTEOpera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Thinking himself worldly and experienced, Don Alfonso decides to relieve his young friends, Ferrando and Gugliemo, of their faith in sexual fidelity. He challenges them to a bet, promising that within 24 hours their fiancees will prove unfaithful. Outraged, they accept, but find the challenge too painfully revealing and too difficult to withstand. Dressed in clown's clothes, these young men break their own hearts and the hearts of their fiancees. A comedy that is a tragedy underneath is the perfect stuff for the uncanny genius of Mozart, so clearly revealed in this dazzling score. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival ProgramTHE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Lyric Opera Announces its 2017-18 Resident ArtistsLyric Opera Announces its 2017-18 Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler has announced the selection of the artists for the Resident Artists Program for the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of SON OF A PREACHER MANFull Casting Announced for UK Tour of SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The full cast is announced for heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man. Joining Diana Vickers, Debra Stephenson and Ian Reddington in the 2017 tour are Michael Howe, Michelle Long, Kate Hardisty, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Lewis Kidd, Liam Vincent-Kilbride, Jon Bonner, Rachel McAllister, Ellie-Jane Goddard, Gary Mitchinson and Jess Barker. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/29/2017
by - Jul 29, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/29/2017. (more...)

Boundless Theatre Company to Give Maria Irene Fornes' MUD A Rare RevivalBoundless Theatre Company to Give Maria Irene Fornes' MUD A Rare Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Boundless Theatre Company will present a revival of Maria Irene Fornes' MUD - the first time this seminal drama by the 9-time Obie winner has been seen in New York since 1999. The production will be directed by Elena Araoz. Previews begin October 5 at Teatro Circulo in the East Village with press opening slated for October 12. (more...)

Tobacco Factory Theatres Announces Ambitious 2017 Season, Creation of Factory CompanyTobacco Factory Theatres Announces Ambitious 2017 Season, Creation of Factory Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

This week Tobacco Factory Theatres launches its most ambitious ever season of productions for Aug - Dec 2017, including five in-house productions throughout the autumn and at Christmas. In addition, the theatre announces a new chapter in its history: the creation of the Factory Company which will perform two electrifying plays between February and May 2018. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive ProgramParticipants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

Maiden Phoenix and Simple Machine Present ORMaiden Phoenix and Simple Machine Present OR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Spy or poetess? Lust or love? Wrong or righteous? History or comedy? Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company and Simple Machine present the brilliant and bawdy Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, September 8 through 23 at the newly-opened black box at Chelsea Theatre Works in Chelsea, Massachusetts. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Calls on Theatre Makers to Protect the Arts in Acceptance SpeechAndrew Lloyd Webber Calls on Theatre Makers to Protect the Arts in Acceptance Speech
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

In an acceptance speech for outstanding achievement at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards  this week, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber stressed the need for arts funding and the urgency of protecting the arts during these uncertain political times.   (more...)

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