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BWW Review: The Washington National Opera's LA TRAVIATA is an Exquisite Revival Photo BWW Review: The Washington National Opera's LA TRAVIATA is an Exquisite Revival
by Sam Abney - Oct 10, 2018

Even if you've never seen an opera, you know at least one or two of the tunes from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, which has become one of the most popular modern representations for classical opera. While the work was jeered at the time of its premiere, this tragic tale has aged beautifully-with a lush score featuring some of the greatest duets. The Washington National Opera's newest production injects new life into this piece, thanks to smart directorial choices by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and a top-notch creative team.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera of Kansas City Photo BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera of Kansas City
by Alan Portner - Sep 23, 2018

Lyric Opera of Kansas City steps off its 2018-2019 season with a bravura interpretation of 1957's "West Side Story." It is difficult to say enough good things about this Lyric Opera of Kansas City presentation.

BWW Review: The WEST SIDE of the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY Photo BWW Review: The WEST SIDE of the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 25, 2018

Yes, it's still the Leonard Bernstein centennial and what better way to celebrate than at the Glimmerglass Festival with WEST SIDE STORY. It remains a unique creation, the collaboration of four geniuses: Bernstein himself, of course, Jerome Robbins (choreographer-director), Arthur Laurents (book) and then-newcomer Stephen Sondheim (lyricist/co-lyricist). Directed here with a deft hand by Francesca Zambello, the Festival's Artistic & General Director, and choreographed by Julio Monge

BWW Review: A Weekend in the Country at Glimmerglass Festival, Part One, SILENT NIGHT Photo BWW Review: A Weekend in the Country at Glimmerglass Festival, Part One, SILENT NIGHT
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 24, 2018

None of the three pieces that I saw at the Glimmerglass Festival near Cooperstown, NY, last weekend was exactly what it seemed to be: Is CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN a fairy story or a cautionary tale? Is WEST SIDE STORY simply in a class of its own? Does SILENT NIGHT find that war is hell‚ÄĒor that hell is simply other people? Let's begin with SILENT NIGHT.

Cincinnati Opera Announces Lineup for 2019 Season Photo Cincinnati Opera Announces Lineup for 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Cincinnati Opera, today announced the repertoire and casting for Cincinnati Opera's 2019 Summer Festival, which will run from June 13 to July 28. The company's 99th season begins with a charming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Music Hall's Springer Auditorium.

Chichester Festival Theatre Announces Its 2018 Season Photo Chichester Festival Theatre Announces Its 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley said: 'We're enormously grateful for the warm welcome extended to us by our local community and those visiting from further afield during our first season, which welcomed Chichester's largest-ever Festival audience.

Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Featuring Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming and More Photo Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Featuring Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

A season filled with unforgettable music, thrilling singers from around the world, and stirring new productions goes on sale via subscription Wednesday, February 7 at 10am.  Seven new and new-to-Chicago productions, including four Lyric premieres, will engage and entertain audiences from October 2018 through June 2019. 

FIRST WIVES CLUB Reboot Gets Second Life; Series Was to Star Megan Hilty Photo FIRST WIVES CLUB Reboot Gets Second Life; Series Was to Star Megan Hilty
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Tracy Oliver will adapt the hit 1996 film FIRST WIVES CLUB for a half-hour TV series, heading to the Paramount Network and Paramount TV. A reboot of the movie was originally in development and picked up by TV Land.

The Glimmerglass Festival Adds Performance of Popular PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival opened its 2017 season last night with The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.  Due to popular demand, The Glimmerglass Festival has added a performance to the Festival schedule on Tuesday, August 15, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Busch Opera Theater.

WEST SIDE STORY, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Margaret Atwood and More to Shine at 2018 Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has released the details of its 2018 schedule. For a second year, the Festival's programming will explore themes of home and country.

BWW Review: Big Nose, Big Heart, Big Performance from Roberto Alagna as Met's CYRANO
by Richard Sasanow - May 7, 2017

I first heard tenor Roberto Alagna in the days when he was being touted as ‚ÄúThe 4th Tenor‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒchutzpah that only a record company could come up with, placing him in the hallowed company of Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti. Fast forward more than 20 years and he's still here. As Cyrano, the soldier-poet with a nose that embarrasses him, in Francesca Zambello's attractive production, Alagna was wonderful‚ÄĒperhaps the best I've ever seen him.

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup - William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule.

Fotos! Welturauff√ľhrung von DON CAMILLO UND PEPPONE in St. Gallen
by Iris Moebius - May 19, 2016

Aktuell kann man am Theater St.Gallen das Musical Don Camillo & Peppone von Michael Kunze und Dario Farina in seiner Weltpremiere erleben. In Koproduktion mit den Vereinigten Buhnen Wien bringt das Theater St.Gallen die zwei beruhmten Streithahne aus den gleichnamigen Kultfilmen und mit ihnen eine ganze Dorfgemeinschaft voll sudlandischer Lebensfreude auf die Buhne. Entstanden ist ein Musical fur die ganze Familie uber menschliches Miteinander, Toleranz und die Kraft der Versohnung. Die Hauptrollen werden von bekannten Musicalstars wie Maya Hakvoort (Die alte Gina), Andreas Lichtenberger (Don Camillo) und Frank Winkels (Peppone) verkorpert. Der Schweizer Schauspieler und Kabarettist Walter Andreas Muller halt als Grossvater Nonno nicht nur das ganze Dorf, sondern vor allem die Lehrerin Laura Castelli (Femke Soetenga) auf Trab. Ab Fruhjahr 2017 wird das Musical dann im Ronacher in Wien als osterreichische Erstauffuhrung zu sehen sein.

The Dallas Opera to Conclude 2015-16 Season with SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present the final production of the company's ambitious 2015-2016 Season, composer Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's SHOW BOAT.  This groundbreaking 1927 masterpiece marks TDO's first ever presentation of a Great American Musical, providing a showcase for a host of stars from both the opera world and Broadway, as well as the company's first major artistic collaboration with Dallas Black Dance Theatre in the Winspear Opera House.

Dallas Opera Opens Applications for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. 

The Dallas Opera Presents MANON, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

 The Dallas Opera resumes the 2015-2016 Season in early spring with Jules Massenet's heart-wrenching and seductive tale of love, lust, and spectacularly bad choices: MANON, opening March 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House for the first of four performances.

The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company. 

Dallas Opera Receives Major Gifts Totaling $2 Million from The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Mrs. Eugene (Margaret) McDermott
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

The Dallas Opera¬†is the proud recipient of two extraordinary new gifts, totaling $2 million,¬†from¬†The Eugene McDermott Foundation¬†and¬†Mrs. Eugene (Margaret) McDermott, who have requested that the position of Dallas Opera General Director and CEO be known henceforth as the¬†‚ÄúKern Wildenthal General Director and CEO‚Ä̬†in honor of the longtime Dallas Opera Board Member and Past Chairman.¬† Dr. Wildenthal currently serves the company as an Officer-at-large on TDO's Executive Committee.

GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, ‚ÄúSeeking the Human Element,‚ÄĚ to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.

Die Gewinner des √Ėsterreichischen Musiktheaterpreises 2015 stehen fest
by Iris Moebius - Jun 9, 2015

Bei der Verleihung des √Ėsterreichischen Musiktheaterpreises im Wiener Ronacher wurden Kunstlerinnen und Kunstler fur ihre Leistungen in der Spielsaison 2013/14 in elf Kategorien ausgezeichnet. Die Preistrager fur das Lebenswerk (Neil Shicoff), fur das Beste Festival (Wiener Festwochen | Markus Hinterhauser) sowie der ORFIII Preis an Piotr Beczala standen bereits im Vorfeld fest. Der Krone Musicalpreis ging an Uwe Kroger.

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