Single Tickets For San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season Now On SaleSingle Tickets For San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season at the War Memorial Opera House are now available for purchase online at sfopera.com, in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office and by phone at (415) 864-3330. Tickets are also available for Full, Half and Design Your Own Flexible Series subscription packages, special events such as Opera Ball 2019, the San Francisco Opera Chorus in concert at the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater and The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Concert at Herbst Theatre. (more...)

Music at Kohl Mansion Announces 37th Annual Chamber Music SeriesMusic at Kohl Mansion Announces 37th Annual Chamber Music Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

Music at Kohl Mansion has announced the lineup for its 2019-2020 season of chamber concerts in Burlingame's historic Kohl Mansion, opening Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7 pm. The series will mark its 37th year with eight concerts, along with the groundbreaking Violins of Hope residency January-March 2020. Music at Kohl Mansion welcomes the American Chamber Players, the Minetti Quartett, musicians from the Valley of the Moon Music Festival, the Ariel Quartet, cellist Amit Peled, the Fauré Quartett, and the Heath Quartet. The centerpiece of Music at Kohl Mansion's Violins of Hope San Francisco Bay Area project will be the January 19, 2020 concert featuring the world premiere of a new work written specifically for the Violins of Hope by internationally renowned composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, featuring celebrated mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and violinist Daniel Hope with a string quartet of musicians from the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Bright Shiny Things commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with the release of AS ONE [BSTC-0127, 1 CD], the original-cast first recording of the highly acclaimed 75-minute chamber opera for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and string quartet. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents George Frideric Handel's ORLANDOSan Francisco Opera Presents George Frideric Handel's ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

San Francisco Opera presents George Frideric Handel's Orlando in a bold production by director Harry Fehr that updates the setting to World War II London during the Blitz. English conductor Christopher Moulds makes his Company debut leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and a cast of five leading Handelian artists, each of whom is singing their roles for the first time. Handel's rarely performed work of love and madness will be presented June 9 27 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Colburn School Playlists Now Available On PrimephonicColburn School Playlists Now Available On Primephonic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

The Colburn School, one of the country's leading performing arts institutions, and Primephonic, a premiere streaming service dedicated to classical music, have partnered to offer dedicated playlists featuring recordings of Colburn School's esteemed alumni, faculty and students. (more...)

NY City Opera to Feature Rotating Cast in AS ONENY City Opera to Feature Rotating Cast in AS ONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

New York City Opera has announced that Blythe Gaissert & Michael Kelly and Briana Elyse Hunter & Jorell Williams will comprise the rotating casts of its upcoming production of AS ONE. (more...)

92Y's Tisch Center for the Arts Announces 2019/20 Classical Season92Y's Tisch Center for the Arts Announces 2019/20 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

92Y's Tisch Center for the Arts is proud to announce its 2019/20 Classical season, with more than 50 concerts from mid-October through early June. Curated by DirectorHanna Arie-Gaifman with Artistic Administrator Nicholas Russotto, it may be 92Y's most ambitious season to date, in both size and artistic scope. From solo recitals to chamber operas, the 19/20 offerings epitomize the world-class artistry and intelligent programming for which 92Y is known. Details on individual series and programs follow, along with a chronological list of concerts. (more...)

BWW Showstopper: Getting the Jobs Done - Bates-Campbell (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS Wins Grammy for Best Opera RecordingBWW Showstopper: Getting the Jobs Done - Bates-Campbell (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS Wins Grammy for Best Opera Recording
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 11, 2019

The Mason Bates-Mark Campbell opera, THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS--which debuted at the Santa Fe Opera in summer 2017--walked off with this year's Best Opera Recording at the Grammys on Sunday night. Michael Christie conducted the Santa Fe Opera orchestra, and the cast. Directed by Kevin Newbury, included Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edward Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu. It was produced by Elizabeth Ostrow. (more...)

Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino Win Big at the 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS - Full Winners List!Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino Win Big at the 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS - Full Winners List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

Music's Biggest Night - the GRAMMYs - is here! Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Updates for 2019 Summer SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces Casting Updates for 2019 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Beginning June 5 and continuing through the 29th, San Francisco Opera presents a trio of extraordinary lyric works Georges Bizet's Carmen, George Frideric Handel's Orlando and Anton n Dvo k's Rusalka featuring powerful leading women in the title roles. Spanning three centuries and sung in French, Italian and Czech, the 2019 Summer Season repertory will occasion the Company debuts of four conductors, including two women, in productions that are new to the War Memorial Opera House stage. Some casting updates for the repertory were announced today and additional casting of supporting roles will be released at a future date. (more...)

Wigmore Hall Announces 2019/20 SeasonWigmore Hall Announces 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

As its programming for 2019/20 again affirms, the spirit of Wigmore Hall is exemplified by both continuity and renewal: artists who have enjoyed decades of association with the Hall and artists it has nurtured into the primes of their careers; the indispensable composers of the past and the innovators and improvisers of today; participatory projects for older people and for children; the irreplaceable immediacy of live concerts and their mediation through technology, bringing them to ever wider audiences via Wigmore Hall's own streaming service or via partners like the BBC. (more...)

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2019-20 Season Repertory And CastingSan Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2019-20 Season Repertory And Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced repertory and casting for the Company's 97th Season, opening Friday, September 6, 2019, with a gala performance of Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet (Rom o et Juliette) starring tenor Bryan Hymel and soprano Nadine Sierra in Op ra de Monte-Carlo Director Jean-Louis Grinda's production. In keeping with the Company's time-honored tradition, the new season will be inaugurated with San Francisco Opera Guild's elegant, signature benefit and celebration, Opera Ball 2019. (more...)

BWW Overview: A Look-Back at Opera's Many-Colored Dream Coat of Performance Highs in 2018BWW Overview: A Look-Back at Opera's Many-Colored Dream Coat of Performance Highs in 2018
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 27, 2018

Well, it's that time of the year again--time for a look-back on what was worth making note of during the calendar year that's about to come to an end. It's from a totally personal, subjective point of view, of course, but frankly that's the way opera-lovers always seem to like it, n'est-ce pas? The productions worth noting come from places big, small and in-between, from composers old as the hills to freshly minted or somewhere in between (likewise the performers), from traditional or boldly modern to simply stand up and sing. (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Releases New Recording Of Mahler's Second SymphonyMinnesota Orchestra Releases New Recording Of Mahler's Second Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The Swedish label BIS Records is releasing its third album of the ongoing Mahler recording series in collaboration with Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra—a recording of Mahler's Second Symphony, Resurrection, also featuring soprano Ruby Hughes, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and the Minnesota Chorale. The album will be released on disc in the U.S. and Canada, and digitally worldwide, on February 1, 2019, but will be available in advance at Orchestra Hall and through the Minnesota Orchestra's website, minnesotaorchestra.org, beginning December 14, 2018.   (more...)

BWW Review: HANSEL AND GRETEL at Dorothy Chandler PavilionBWW Review: HANSEL AND GRETEL at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Nov 18, 2018

Los Angeles Opera presented the premiere performance of HANSEL AND GRETEL. The opera's original libretto is steeped in nineteenth century culture but Richard Sparks' translation, originally for the 2006 LA presentation of the opera, brought the text up to date and made it most appealing to contemporary children. (more...)

LA Opera's HANSEL AND GRETEL Features 39 Members Of LA Children's ChorusLA Opera's HANSEL AND GRETEL Features 39 Members Of LA Children's Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Some 39 members of Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), one of the world's leading children's choirs, are featured in LA Opera's production of Humperdinck's enchanting Hansel and Gretel conducted by James Conlon and starring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (The Witch), mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke (Hansel) and soprano Liv Redpath (Gretel). The production runs for six performances from November 17 to December 15, 2018, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. LACC's new Artistic Director, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, prepared the young choristers for their roles as the gingerbread children, noted for the purity of their sound and intricate four-part harmony. A perennial favorite, Hansel and Gretel, based on the beloved Brothers Grimm tale and sung in English, features a magical score and plot and is considered to be the composer's best-known work.  (more...)

LA Opera Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL Conducted By James ConlonLA Opera Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL Conducted By James Conlon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's upcoming revival of Hansel and Gretel, composer Engelbert Humperdinck's uniquely charming classic for all ages. (more...)

WNO Presents Ryan Speedo Green In RecitalWNO Presents Ryan Speedo Green In Recital
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Named for the groundbreaking African American contralto, the Marian Anderson Vocal Award recognizes a young American singer in opera, oratorio, or recital repertoire with outstanding promise for a significant career. Washington National Opera (WNO) named bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as the 2018 recipient earlier this year and is pleased to present him in concert today, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Tickets are $39. (more...)

WNO Presents Ryan Speedo Green In RecitalWNO Presents Ryan Speedo Green In Recital
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Named for the groundbreaking African American contralto, the Marian Anderson Vocal Award recognizes a young American singer in opera, oratorio, or recital repertoire with outstanding promise for a significant career. Washington National Opera (WNO) named bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as the 2018 recipient earlier this year and is pleased to present him in concert on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Tickets are $39. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada, an all-star cast of vocalists, the Houston Symphony and the Houston Symphony Chorus all join to afford Houston the chance to hear Dvo?ak's seldom-heard, grand choral masterwork Stabat Mater  at 8 p.m., Sept. 27 and 29, and 2:30 p.m., Sept. 30 in Jones Hall. (more...)

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