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Date of Birth: April 15, 1972 (47)

Birth Place: Allentown, PA, USA
SPCO's Liquid Music to Present Sarah Kirkland Snider's UNREMEMBERED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Sarah Kirkland Snider's Unremembered, "one of the most significant and harrowing releases of [2015]" (Thought Catalog), explores the fragility and nuance of memories and emotions in an hour-long, 13-part song cycle inspired by poems and illustrations by Nathaniel Bellows. (more...)

SPCO's Liquid Music to Present Sarah Kirkland Snider's UNREMEMBERED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Sarah Kirkland Snider's Unremembered, "one of the most significant and harrowing releases of [2015]" (Thought Catalog), explores the fragility and nuance of memories and emotions in an hour-long, 13-part song cycle inspired by poems and illustrations by Nathaniel Bellows. (more...)

Review Roundup: Harold Prince's CANDIDE at NYC Opera- Updated!
by Review Roundups - Jan 11, 2017

Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera, opening January 6th and running through January 14th. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents MOBY-DICK, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Dallas Opera is very proud to present the eagerly anticipated revival of an historic Dallas Opera production: Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's critically acclaimed twenty-first century masterpiece: MOBY-DICK, starring world-renowned heldentenor Jay Hunter Morris as Captain Ahab. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents MOBY-DICK, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Dallas Opera is very proud to present the eagerly anticipated revival of an historic Dallas Opera production: Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's critically acclaimed twenty-first century masterpiece: MOBY-DICK, starring world-renowned heldentenor Jay Hunter Morris as Captain Ahab. (more...)

Isabel Leonard & Jared Bybee Launch George London Foundation 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Last April, the George London Foundation for Singers concluded the 20th year of its celebrated George London Foundation Recital Series with a gala featuring some of opera's most prominent American and Canadian stars.  The foundation has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971, and the annual series presents pairs of outstanding opera singers, many of whom were winners of a George London Award, the prize of the foundation's annual vocal competition. (more...)

Ensemble 212 Presents SONOROUS STRINGS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Ensemble 212 presents Sonorous Strings: Orchestra Concert, the second show of its 2013-14 season tonight, November 13th at 8pm. Representative of a true kaleidoscope of styles, the evening will feature music of the Baroque and Romantic eras as well as that of the 20th and 21st centuries. (more...)

Lantern's HEROES Extends at St. Stephen's Theater Through 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Lantern Theater Company's Philadelphia premiere of Tom Stoppard's Heroes will be extended an additional week through Sunday, June 16 to accommodate audience demand-the fifth consecutive production of the 2012/13 season to be extended. (more...)

Angela Meade to Perform with Cleveland Orchestra, Deutsche Oper and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

Less than five years after making her professional operatic debut, substituting for an ill colleague as Elvira in Verdi's Ernani at the Metropolitan Opera, Angela Meade is fast becoming one of the world's top-billed interpreters of Verdi and Bellini. The soprano-winner of the 2011 Richard Tucker Award and the 2012 Beverly Sills Award from the Metropolitan Opera-has a number of notable "firsts" during the 2012-13 season, including a house debut at the Vienna Staatsoper as Elena in I vespri siciliani (Sept 9-18), Leonora in her first staged Il trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera (Jan 16), and her first staged Norma-the role that catapulted her to prominence at the 2010 Caramoor Festival-at Washington National Opera in a new production directed by Anne Bogart (March 9-24). More Bellini is in the offing for Meade at Carnegie Hall this season: a concert performance of Beatrice di Tenda with the Collegiate Chorale (Dec 5). The soprano also sings Mozart's Donna Anna in Don Giovanni for her debuts at Los Angeles Opera (Oct 11-14) and Cincinnati Opera (June 13-15). Noteworthy concert engagements in 2012-13 include Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs with the Ontario Philharmonic in Toronto (Jan 29), Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Pittsburgh Symphony under Manfred Honeck (April 26-28), and her recital debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (Nov 10). (more...)

American Opera Presents BLESSED ART THOU AMONGST WOMEN Tonight, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

Tonight, July 21 at 2:00pm, and Sunday, July 22 at 7:30pm, American Opera Projects, in association with Opera New Jersey, will premiere Blessed Art Thou Amongst Women (more...)

The JACK Quartet to Perform at Rite of Summer Musical Festival, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2012

Pianists and Artistic Directors Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg present the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2012 on Governors Island, New York City. (more...)

St. Lawrence String Quartet to Perform Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's 'Voyage' in Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

In the 2011-12 season, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich premiered three new works-Shadows for piano and orchestra, Commedia dell'Arte for violin and orchestra, and a Quintet inspired by Schubert's "Trout" Quintet that was performed across the country. (more...)

Roulette Announces Fall Season: Meredith Monk, Oliver Lake and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Roulette today announced its 2012 Fall season which kicks off September 7 with Mary Halvorson Septet. (more...)

American Opera to Present BLESSED ART THOU AMONGST WOMEN, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

On Saturday, July 21 at 2:00pm, and Sunday, July 22 at 7:30pm, American Opera Projects, in association with Opera New Jersey, will premiere Blessed Art Thou Amongst Women (more...)

Luca Pisaroni Makes Lyric Opera of Chicago Debut in Handel's RINALDO, 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012

Luca Pisaroni will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Argante in a new production of Handel's Rinaldo (Feb 29-March 24), reprising a role that he played to acclaim at the UK's Glyndebourne Festival last summer. (more...)

Luca Pisaroni Makes Lyric Opera of Chicago Debut in Handel's RINALDO, 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

Luca Pisaroni will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Argante in a new production of Handel's Rinaldo (Feb 29-March 24), reprising a role that he played to acclaim at the UK's Glyndebourne Festival last summer. (more...)

American Opera Projects Receives NEA Funding for Two Operas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2012

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces that composer Huang Ruo's The Weeping Camel and composer Gregory Spears's Paul's Case are awarded $10,000 each from the National Endowment of the Arts's ART WORKS initiative to support developmental workshop productions with AOP and producing partners. Both operas will be developed through AOP's First Chance series that presents concert readings of new operas in an intimate format that allows for direct conversation between audience and artist. Operas that receive fully-staged premieres after passing through First Chance include Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness (London's Royal Opera House), Jorge Martín's Before Night Falls (Fort Worth Opera), and Stephen Schwartz's Séance on a Wet Afternoon (New York City Opera, Opera Santa Barbara), among many others. (more...)

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Quintet Makes New York Premiere 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

On Tuesday, November 29, Carnegie Hall will present the New York premiere of a new Quintet by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, a composer whose music is among the most-performed of that of any of her American colleagues, and who was the first person named to the Carnegie Hall Composer's Chair in 1995. (more...)

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Quintet Makes New York Premiere 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2011

On Tuesday, November 29, Carnegie Hall will present the New York premiere of a new Quintet by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, a composer whose music is among the most-performed of that of any of her American colleagues, and who was the first person named to the Carnegie Hall Composer's Chair in 1995. (more...)

Miller Theatre at Columbia University Presents NINE RIVERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

Miller Theatre opens the 2011-12 season with an ambitious, three-night staging of James Dillon's Nine Rivers, a symphonic cycle of monumental proportions, and one of the most talked-about new works of the past few years. (more...)

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