Richard Strauss News

 

Richard Strauss News

Date of Birth: June 11, 1864
Date of Death: September 08, 1949 (85)
Birth Place: Munich, GERMANY
Gender: Male
Leigh Barrett to Lead SOUVENIR at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!Leigh Barrett to Lead SOUVENIR at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

Utah Symphony's Opening Masterworks Concerts feature Beethoven, Saint-Saens and DvorakUtah Symphony's Opening Masterworks Concerts feature Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Dvorak
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Utah Symphony opens its 2017-18 Masterworks season with Music Director Thierry Fischer as he leads the orchestra from the podium at Abravanel Hall in performances of Beethoven's Violin Concerto on September 15 and 16, and Dvo? k and the start of a cycle of all five symphonies by Camille Saint-Sa ns the following weekend on September 22 and 23. Tickets are priced from $32 to $77 and can be purchased at http://www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Acclaimed American soprano Ren e Fleming performs in recital with pianist Inon Barnatan on Monday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The program includes works by Brahms, Egon Kornauth, Andr Previn, selections from Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, and the world premiere of a new work by Caroline Shaw, commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commissions Project. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Launches 95th Season with Opening Weekend CelebrationsSan Francisco Opera Launches 95th Season with Opening Weekend Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

San Francisco Opera inaugurated its 95th season with a weekend of celebrations and performances beginning on Friday, September 8 with two galas Opera Ball 2017 at The Imperial Palace and the BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala and a performance of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot in artist David Hockney's colorful production. At the opera's conclusion, San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti, who conducted the performance, was awarded the San Francisco Opera Medal. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Staging of ELEKTRA Thrills at San Francisco OperaPhoto Flash: New Staging of ELEKTRA Thrills at San Francisco Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

San Francisco Opera's production of Richard Strauss'Elektra opens in a new staging by acclaimed English director Keith Warner at the War Memorial Opera House on Saturday, September 9. Absent from the Company's repertory for two decades, Strauss' 1909 opera, with a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and based on the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, returns with a powerful cast headlined by soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Hungarian conductor Henrik Nanasi makes his Company debut leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra (more...)

Photo Flash: TURANDOT Opens at San Francisco OperaPhoto Flash: TURANDOT Opens at San Francisco Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

San Francisco Opera inaugurates its 95th season on Friday, September 8, with Puccini's Turandot, staged in the iconic production by English artist David Hockney and conducted by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti, and two opening night galas. Saturday, September 9 features the opening of a new production of Richard Strauss' Elektra. The festivities continue on Sunday, September 10, with San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park, an annual Bay Area tradition celebrating the opening of the opera season with a free concert in Golden Gate Park. (more...)

Actor Jeremy Irons to Speak at New York Philharmonic's UMS Closing ConcertActor Jeremy Irons to Speak at New York Philharmonic's UMS Closing Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) announces that British actor Jeremy Irons will be the Speaker for the Hill Auditorium performance of Bernstein's Symphony No. 3 ('Kaddish') that closes the 2017 New York Philharmonic residency on Sunday, November 19. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, October 25-November 14, 2017,celebrating the former Philharmonic Music Director and Laureate Conductor on the centennial of his birth. The festival - which is part of the worldwide salute to the legacy of the renowned composer, conductor, pianist, and educator - will center on Bernstein's symphonic cycle, conducted by Alan Gilbert and Leonard Slatkin, complemented by other Bernstein works as well as by music by composers he admired and championed. In addition, the Philharmonic will present a Young People's Concert - the series that Bernstein famously brought to national attention through the television broadcasts - titled Inspirations and Tributes: "Celebrating Leonard Bernstein," conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featuring pianist Makoto Ozone on November 11. A number of other events - ranging from a marathon of Bernstein's Mahler recordings to a partnership with Harvard and University of Michigan to explore Bernstein as an educator and conductor - complement the concerts throughout the centennial season. Bernstein served as the Philharmonic's Music Director from 1958 to 1969, when he was named Laureate Conductor, a title he held until his death in 1990. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

On September 11th at 4 PM, Utah Opera in partnership with the University of Utah School of Music hosts world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming at Libby Gardner Hall in an eye-opening free lecture exploring the connections between music, health, and the brain. "Music & The Mind" is an hour-long multimedia presentation with Renee Fleming and Norman L. Foster, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Senior Investigator of The Brain Institute at the University of Utah and Director of the Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research. Tickets are not required but seating is limited and first come first served - doors open at 3:30 pm. (more...)

Bookings Open for CTO and the CTPO's DUET GALA CONCERT Headlined by Levy SekgapaneBookings Open for CTO and the CTPO's DUET GALA CONCERT Headlined by Levy Sekgapane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Bookings open today for The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Cape Town Opera's DUET GALA CONCERT, which takes place on 24 October. South African tenor, Levy Sekgapane, a first prize winner of Placido Domingo's prestigious Operalia 2017 competition, will headline the one-night-only concert at the Artscape Opera House in support of the fundraising efforts of The Duet Endowment Trust. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's 2017-18 Artistic Partnerships Begin in Program Led by Paavo JarviNew York Philharmonic's 2017-18 Artistic Partnerships Begin in Program Led by Paavo Jarvi
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen and Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Leif Ove Andsnes will both launch their 2017-18 Philharmonic residencies in a Scandinavian-themed program led by Paavo Jarvi. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Celebrates 95th Season With Free OPERA IN THE PARK ConcertSan Francisco Opera Celebrates 95th Season With Free OPERA IN THE PARK Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 95th Season with Opera in the Park, presented by the San Francisco Chronicle, at Sharon Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Sunday, September 10 at 1:30 p.m. This free concert features acclaimed artists from the Company's 2017 Fall Season performing arias and other operatic favorites with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti. In the event's time-honored finale, the audience joins with the singers for a rousing rendition of the brindisi (drinking song) from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata. San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock serves as master of ceremonies for the afternoon. (more...)

New Recording of Beethoven Piano Concerti Nos. 3 & 5 Now Available on Decca RecordsNew Recording of Beethoven Piano Concerti Nos. 3 & 5 Now Available on Decca Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

A new recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor and Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, 'Emperor' is now available on Decca Records (8808678135671) featuring acclaimed conductor JoAnn Falletta leading the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Norman Krieger. (more...)

Lush Lyric Comedy ARABELLA to Make COC Premiere in Opulent StagingLush Lyric Comedy ARABELLA to Make COC Premiere in Opulent Staging
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2017/2018 season with the lush orchestration and soaring vocal lines of Richard Strauss' lyrical comedy about love, money and sex, Arabella. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Met's first new production since 1969 of Strauss's rich, romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite El?na Garan?a as Octavian, the impulsive young title character, on Great Performances (more...)

San Francisco Opera 2017 National Broadcast Series on the WFMT Radio NetworkSan Francisco Opera 2017 National Broadcast Series on the WFMT Radio Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The 2017 national radio broadcast series of San Francisco Opera performances on the WFMT Radio Network begins on Saturday, September 2 with a 1979 archival broadcast of Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda. The cast features soprano Renata Scotto in the title role and tenor Luciano Pavarotti as Enzo Grimaldi, each singing their role for the first time on any stage. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update for Puccini's TURANDOTSan Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update for Puccini's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

San Francisco Opera announced today a casting update for its season-opening production of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, running from September 8 through 30 at the War Memorial Opera House. American soprano Toni Marie Palmertree will sing Liu, replacing Maria Agresta who has withdrawn due to illness. Originally scheduled to portray Puccini's tragic heroine on September 24 and 30, Palmertree will now perform in all six September performances. (more...)

Lawrence Opera Theater Announces Season 2017 ProgramsLawrence Opera Theater Announces Season 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Season 2017 programs This summer 's fully-staged opera production is W. A. Mozart's well-known Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), a story of love and dedication overcoming trials and separation. The music will be sung in German, but director Grant Preisser has created new English dialogue to fit in with his avant-garde concept of the opera. Preisser's career has started to take off, and he has spent the last two summers working at Music Academy of the West, where he was Assistant Director for two productions in 2017. He has also done scenic and costume design for Opera Orlando. (more...)

Arizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the ValleyArizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the Valley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The 27th annual Arizona Musicfest festival season brings a diverse lineup of exceptional artists to Valley audiences from country superstars Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lee Ann Womack to Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, and from famed singer/pianist Michael Feinstein to internationally celebrated Pink Martini and the iconic bandleader/trumpeter Doc Severinsen. (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Opening Night Set for 9/9Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Opening Night Set for 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will commence its 19th concert season with Opening Night: Don Juan - Cabrera Conducts Strauss, Adams & Brahms on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  Music Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-concert conversation in Reynolds Hall one hour prior to the performance (6:30 PM) for patrons who want to learn more about the history and meaning behind the music to be performed that evening.  Following the performance, the Philharmonic will host a champagne, wine and dessert reception on-stage ($50 per person) to toast to the new season.  (more...)

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