Palm Beach Opera Celebrates Opening MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

On Friday, January 22, 2017, Palm Beach Opera Board of Directors, Board of Governors, as well as dedicated supporters and friends gathered at The Kravis Center for Performing Arts in West Palm Beach for the Opening Night Dinner and opera performance of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini.  (more...)

Palm Beach Opera to Present MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Palm Beach Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly for one weekend only, January 27-29, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Madama Butterfly is filled with recognizable melodies and passionate drama. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera to Present MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Palm Beach Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly for one weekend only, January 27-29, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Madama Butterfly is filled with recognizable melodies and passionate drama. (more...)

Three New American Opera Projects to Premiere in Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Three new operas developed by American Opera Projects to premiere:  two on race relations in America and one on the future of sex. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: A Captivating BEAST from the Center for Contemporary Opera
by Richard Sasanow - May 19, 2016

Under the umbrella of the New York Opera Fest, The Center for Contemporary Opera presented an hour's worth of excerpts from THE WILD BEAST OF THE BUNGALOW, an episodic opera still in development by composer Rachel J. Peters and (the omnipresent) librettist Royce Vavrek. It was, frankly, spellbinding. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: PARK AND BARK - The Next Generation, from NYU and AOP
by Richard Sasanow - May 11, 2016

“Park and bark” is a term usually used derogatively when speaking about opera--a kind of old-style singing that involves standing still and bursting forth in song, with little or no acting skills involved. There certainly wasn't anything old-fashioned about the operas or the group of young singers who performed them at NYU's black box theatre on May 7 (except perhaps their good training) in “Park and Bark--6 Mini-Operas about Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park.” (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General and Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today that each of the company's 40th anniversary season productions will be presented on a different, iconic Boston stage, starting with its largest-ever undertaking—a spectacular international production of the beloved Georges Bizet opera Carmen in a provocative staging by director Calixto Bieito, co-produced with San Francisco Opera and making its American East Coast premiere at the Boston Opera House on September 23, 2016. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premieres Bach's ST. JOHN PASSION Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Music director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premiere of Bach's St. John Passion oratorio tonight, March 4, and March 6 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Premiere Bach's ST. JOHN PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Music director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premiere of Bach's St. John Passion oratorio on March 4 and 6 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

ALT Developed Operas Set for Fort Worth Opera's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

American Lyric Theater (ALT) has announced that three operas programmed in Forth Worth Opera's 2016 Season, announced earlier today by the company, are works commissioned and developed by ALT in New York City. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Presents World Premiere of ENEMIES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Tonight, February 20 the Palm Beach Opera will present the first world premiere in its 53-year history with Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story. Hailed as “one of the most eagerly anticipated premieres of the season” (WQXR), the unprecedented new production is one of several original projects designed to bring opera to a wider audience at the Florida house, which remains one of American opera's most inspirational recent success stories. Highlighting the company's creative audience engagement initiatives, ticket prices have been substantially lowered on more than 600 seats per performance this season, and tickets for family concerts reduced to a single flat fee of just $5, giving an unprecedented level of accessibility to Palm Beach Opera's current offerings. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera to Present World Premiere of ENEMIES, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On Friday, February 20 the Palm Beach Opera will present the first world premiere in its 53-year history with Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story. Hailed as “one of the most eagerly anticipated premieres of the season” (WQXR), the unprecedented new production is one of several original projects designed to bring opera to a wider audience at the Florida house, which remains one of American opera's most inspirational recent success stories. Highlighting the company's creative audience engagement initiatives, ticket prices have been substantially lowered on more than 600 seats per performance this season, and tickets for family concerts reduced to a single flat fee of just $5, giving an unprecedented level of accessibility to Palm Beach Opera's current offerings. (more...)

'Yale in New York' Series to Present Songs from the Koch Collection with Yale Opera Singers, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

? The Yale School of Music continues its acclaimed Yale in New York series when singers of Yale Opera bring manuscripts to life in a concert on Sunday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Yale School of Music Announces 2014-15 Season of YALE IN NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Yale School of Music announces the 2014-15 season of YALE IN NEW YORK. The series returns to Carnegie Hall for its eighth year, while expanding to include a special season opener at Avery Fisher Hall that features John Adams conducting the Yale Philharmonia and Brentano Quartet in a performance of Adams' Beethoven-inspired Absolute Jest and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. (more...)

Costume Designer Melissa Schlachtmeyer Passes Away at 41
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Melissa Schlachtmeyer, a costume designer for theater, dance and opera, passed away Wednesday August 6th while traveling in Florence, Italy. She was 41. The cause was complications from breast cancer. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 7/27/2014 - 8/3/2014
by BWW - Aug 3, 2014

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 7/27/2014 - 8/3/2014. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera to Stage First World Premiere in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

At a time when so many opera companies find themselves forced to cut back, Palm Beach Opera has succeeded instead in breaking new ground, presenting the first world premiere in its 53-year history. Set to a libretto by Nahma Sandrow, Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story - a dark comedy based on Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer's eponymous novel and the subsequent Academy Award-nominated film adaptation - marks a major new addition to the repertoire. Starring bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, now creating his fourth leading role in a Hollywood-inspired opera, Enemies, A Love Story will debut on February 20, with conductor David Stern leading Sam Helfrich's new production. (more...)

Stephen Belber's FAULT LINES Begins Performances 9/4 TGB Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Knife Edge Productions will present Stephen Belber's FAULT LINES, directed by Shira-Lee Shalit. Previews begin September 4 at TBG Theater. Opening night is slated for Monday, September 8. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Pittsburgh (more...)

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