Verdi Chorus Presents The Walter Fox Singers In LOVE IS TIMELESSVerdi Chorus Presents The Walter Fox Singers In LOVE IS TIMELESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

The 36th season of the Verdi Chorus continues with the Walter Fox Singers in Love is Timeless for one night only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on May 4, at 7:30pm.  Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Walter Fox Singers comprise the professional ensemble of the Verdi Chorus, which is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, devoted to the timeless nature of love in all of its intricacies, will feature best loved arias, duets and emsembles from the world of opera, as well as favorite songs from the canon of mid-century American musical theater (more...)

Verdi Chorus Presents The Walter Fox Singers In LOVE IS TIMELESSVerdi Chorus Presents The Walter Fox Singers In LOVE IS TIMELESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

The 36th season of the Verdi Chorus continues with the Walter Fox Singers in Love is Timeless for one night only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on May 4, at 7:30pm.  Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Walter Fox Singers comprise the professional ensemble of the Verdi Chorus, which is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, devoted to the timeless nature of love in all of its intricacies, will feature best loved arias, duets and emsembles from the world of opera, as well as favorite songs from the canon of mid-century American musical theater (more...)

Verdi Chorus To Present Spring Concert In AprilVerdi Chorus To Present Spring Concert In April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

This Spring marks the start of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Spring Concert, L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life) for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 6 and 7. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum humorously calls the Rom-Com of opera, will feature selections from two Verdi operas I vespri siciliani and Ernani, three Donizetti operas - Don Pasquale, La fille du r giment and L'elisir d'amore, as well as operatic sequences from Bizet's Les p cheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Delibes' Lakm , and Puccini's La rondine. (more...)

Twelfth Night Productions Presents Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMENTwelfth Night Productions Presents Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Twelfth Night Productions is proud to present Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN, directed by Richard Buckley. (more...)

Kate Hudson and Gabrielle Union To Be Honored at 'An Unforgettable Evening'Kate Hudson and Gabrielle Union To Be Honored at 'An Unforgettable Evening'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Women's Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with WCRF co-founders Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie, Kelly Chapman Meyer, and Jamie Tisch will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening.  The event will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and benefit the Women's Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). (more...)

The Verdi Chorus Announces Spring 2019 Concert SeriesThe Verdi Chorus Announces Spring 2019 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

This Spring marks the start of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Spring Concert, L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life) for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 6 and 7. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum humorously calls the Rom-Com of opera, will feature selections from two Verdi operas I vespri siciliani and Ernani, three Donizetti operas - Don Pasquale, La fille du r giment and L'elisir d'amore, as well as operatic sequences from Bizet's Les p cheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Delibes' Lakm , and Puccini's La rondine. (more...)

Auditions Announced for Verdi Chorus Spring Concert In Santa MonicaAuditions Announced for Verdi Chorus Spring Concert In Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Embarking on its 36th Season, The Verdi Chorus (Anne Marie Ketchum, Founding Artistic Director), announced today that auditions will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica for The Verdi Chorus Spring 2019 Concert. (more...)

Verdi Chorus To Receive Honors At Fall Concert In Santa MonicaVerdi Chorus To Receive Honors At Fall Concert In Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

The Verdi Chorus 35th anniversary season culminates with its Fall 2018 concert Passione! Opera! for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. As the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus, this program, which marks the end of a landmark year for the company, will feature selections from three Verdi operas - Aida, Don Carlo, and the famed chorus "Va, pensiero," from Nabucco, as well as operatic sequences from Boito's Mefistofele, Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, Catalani's La Wally and Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus 35th Anniversary Season Ends with PASSIONE! OPERA!The Verdi Chorus 35th Anniversary Season Ends with PASSIONE! OPERA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Verdi Chorus 35th anniversary season culminates with its Fall 2018 concert Passione! Opera! for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum.   As the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus, this program, which marks the end of a landmark year for the company, will feature selections from three Verdi operas - Aida, Don Carlo, and the famed chorus 'Va, pensiero,' from Nabucco, as well as operatic sequences from Boito's Mefistofele, Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, Catalani's La Wally and Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. (more...)

Auditions Announced for Verdi Chorus Fall Concert in Santa MonicaAuditions Announced for Verdi Chorus Fall Concert in Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Continuing its celebratory 35th Anniversary Season, The Verdi Chorus (Anne Marie Ketchum, Founding Artistic Director), announced today that auditions will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica for The Verdi Chorus Fall 2018 Concert. (more...)

Verdi Chorus Announces 35th Anniversary Concert With Four Guest SoloistsVerdi Chorus Announces 35th Anniversary Concert With Four Guest Soloists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

The Verdi Chorus celebrates its 35th anniversary with its Spring 2018 concert The Force of Destiny for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 28 and 29 led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. As the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus, their program will feature selections from three Verdi operas - La forza del destino, Nabucco, including the famed chorus "Va, pensiero," the opening party scene of La traviata, and conclude with beloved melodies from Strauss' Die Fledermaus. (more...)

Austin Opera Announces 2018-2019 SeasonAustin Opera Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Austin Opera today announces its 2018-2019 season and unveils Opera ATX, an adventurous new artistic series that will amplify the company's core programming with groundbreaking productions and exciting new talent. The three-opera season at the Long Center includes Verdi's spectacle of passion and betrayal Otello, the company premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night, and Puccini's enduring romantic masterpiece La boheme. Opera ATX will launch with the innovative Soldier Songs by David T. Little at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin. (more...)

BWW Review: CARMEN - Austin Opera's Stunning MasterpieceBWW Review: CARMEN - Austin Opera's Stunning Masterpiece
by Lynn Beaver - Nov 18, 2017

Austin Opera continues its tradition of masterfully recreating classic operas with Bizet's CARMEN currently playing at The Long Center. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This FallThe Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This FallThe Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

BWW Review: Get in the Groove with HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY at 59E59
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 16, 2016

'His Royal Hipness, Lord Buckley,' an outstanding production, is now at 59E59 Theaters through January 1st. Written and performed by Jake Broder and directed by David Ellenstein, there's no other stage show like it. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Vanishes Too Quickly from Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley - Nov 17, 2016

Presented during The Austin's Opera's 30th anniversary season, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN commands the historic Long Center's stage with a diverse, collective cast and belting operatic sequences. The origins of the story of The Flying Dutchman are rather skewed between timelines. The story first appeared in Travels in various parts Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1790 by John MacDonald, and again when Richard Wagner's operatic rendition came to life in 1843, after being adapted from an episode of Heinrich Heine's satirical novel The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski. More modernly, the story of The Flying Dutchman is told through the highly loved film series, The Pirates of The Carribean. Regardless of the interpretations by creative minds, one fact remains true - The Flying Dutchman refers to a ghostly ship destined to sail the seas for all eternity. Richard Wagner's rendition, sure to please both critics and audiences alike, is bringing this haunted tale to life with the reputation of precision that precedes The Austin Opera. (more...)

Austin Opera Names Annie Burridge As New General Director
by Frank Benge - Oct 29, 2016

Austin Opera Oct. 24 announced the appointment of Annie Burridge as General Director of Austin Opera. Currently the Managing Director of Opera Philadelphia, an opera company recognized for its groundbreaking audience engagement and programming model, Ms. Burridge will assume her new position in November 2016, with a 5-year contract through October 2021. The announcement was made today by Elisabeth Juen Waltz, Chairman of the Austin Opera Board of Trustees and Jon Nash, President of the Austin Opera Board of Trustees. Ms. Burridge's nomination was confirmed at a special Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, October 24th. (more...)

BWW Review: Austin Opera Dazzles in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by Michelle Hache - Apr 30, 2016

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is a beautiful, spirited production, and director Alain Gauthier along with principal conductor Richard Buckley have created a beautiful piece for Austin audiences. With only one weekend remaining, be sure to catch Austin Opera's final performance of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE on Sunday, May 1st…and catch Count Almaviva and Rosina before they elope for good! (more...)

Austin Opera to Present AN INTIMATE AFFAIR, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Austin Opera is bringing an evening filled with extraordinary classic and modern opera music to KLRU's legendary Studio 6A. 'An Intimate Affair' features performances by David Miller, tenor of Simon Cowell's 26-time platinum selling 'pop opera' crossover group Il Divo, alongside his multi-talented wife Sarah Joy Miller, star of New York City Opera's critically-acclaimed 'Anna Nicole,' based on the life of Anna Nicole Smith. (more...)

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