BWW Review: PORGY & BESS, West Horsley Place BWW Review: PORGY & BESS, West Horsley Place
by Fiona Scott - Jun 9, 2019

"Summertime" has just about arrived in the UK and Grange Park Opera continue their 2019 season with George and Ira Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. The audience are whisked away from West Horseley Place's idyllic setting to Charleston, South Carolina in this production directed by Jean-Pierre van der Spuy. (more...)

The Grange Festival Announce Their 2020 Season The Grange Festival Announce Their 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

The Grange Festival 2020 season, announced today on the opening night of their 2019 Festival, is set to start on 5 June 2020 with an exciting new programme of opera and dance at The Grange, Hampshire. Their residency partnership with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continues next year with the orchestra accompanying all productions at the 2020 Festival. (more...)

BWW Feature: Santa Fe Opera Announces 2020 Season BWW Feature: Santa Fe Opera Announces 2020 Season
by Zoe Burke - May 8, 2019

The Santa Fe Opera's General Director Robert K. Meya today announced repertory and casting for the company's exciting 64th Season in 2020. On the panel joining Meya for the announcement were the President of the Board of Directors Susan G. Marineau, Andrea Fellows Walters, Director of Community Engagement, and Cori Ellison, the company's first, recently appointed Dramaturg. (more...)

BWW Interview: Espen Grjotheim: NORWAY'S PHANTOM UNMASKED BWW Interview: Espen Grjotheim: NORWAY'S PHANTOM UNMASKED
by Christian Ranke - Jan 31, 2019

On the Norwegian musical theatre scene he has originated roles such as Sky in Mamma Mia and Galileo in We Will Rock You, as well as playing Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Karl Oskar in Kristina and Freddy in Chess. Currently he is playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera for which he recently won Best Actor in a Musical at the Regional BroadwayWorld Awards. The show also won Best Muscial. (more...)

Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre Leads UK Theatre Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List! Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre Leads UK Theatre Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

The list of nominees has been announced for this year's UK Theatre Awards, the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/14 - PHANTOM, LEGALLY BLONDE, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/14 - PHANTOM, LEGALLY BLONDE, and More!
by BWW Special - Sep 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LEGALLY BLONDE, AVENUE Q and More! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - A Phantastic Phantom at Folketeatret BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - A Phantastic Phantom at Folketeatret
by Christian Ranke - Sep 8, 2018

As a Norwegian Production 'The Phantom of the Opera' is a triumphant success showcasing talents seldom seen on an Oslo stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Producer Karianne Jaeger - The Journey of Creating An All New PHANTOM OF THE OPERA BWW Interview: Producer Karianne Jaeger - The Journey of Creating An All New PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Christian Ranke - Sep 5, 2018

As I am greeted by 'The Phantom of the Opera' producer, Karianne Jaeger, and led up through the back stage's circular stairs the atmosphere in the theatre feels very focused and concentrated. Stagehands working to fit the stage pieces in the cramped wings, technicians are lighting the ballet dancers during 'Ill Muto.' The huge chandelier (bigger than the original) is looming in the ceiling over the stalls. 'We are in great shape,' Jaeger exclaims. 'We are in the middle of the final technical rehearsals, but we are working hard to make this great production even greater. It's all in the details.' (more...)

VIDEO: Interviews and behind the scenes THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Oslo VIDEO: Interviews and behind the scenes THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Oslo
by Christian Ranke - Aug 8, 2018

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will open in Oslo September 7, but instead of a replica of the original production the producers wanted to to bring it to norwgian audiences in a new way. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Folketeatret VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Folketeatret
by Christian Ranke - Jun 26, 2018

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will finally haunt Norwegian audiences. The musical will open In Oslo this Fall. Here is the first trailer. (more...)

BWW Around the world: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to premiere in Norway this fall BWW Around the world: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to premiere in Norway this fall
by Christian Ranke - Mar 9, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera' to finally haunt Norwegian audiences, as the musical will premiere in Oslo this fall. 'I am thrilled that we can finally bring the phantom to Norway. It has been a long period of negotiating. We have been working for five years to get the rights,' says producer Karianne Jaeger. (more...)

Central City Opera presents COSI FAN TUTTI Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Central City Opera continues its 2017 summer festival with the opening of a new production of Cosi fan tutte, Mozart's comedic opera about love, deceit, and fidelity, which runs in repertory in the Central City Opera House from July 15 through August 4. (more...)

Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 through August 6, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte performed in repertory in the historic Central City Opera House, and three one-act operas with limited runs—Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo—performed in smaller venues located around the town of Central City. Complementing these five widely different operas are pre-performance lectures and talkbacks, staged opera scenes, elegant opening night dinners, and post-performance socials, which make for a full and enriching experience of entertainment and culture in one of Colorado's most historic mountain settings.   (more...)

Central City Opera presents COSI FAN TUTTI 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Central City Opera continues its 2017 summer festival with the opening of a new production of Cosi fan tutte, Mozart's comedic opera about love, deceit, and fidelity, which runs in repertory in the Central City Opera House from July 15 through August 4. (more...)

Public Booking for 66th Wexford Festival Opera 2017 Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????Public booking for the highly acclaimed Wexford Festival Opera opens on Saturday, 15 April at 9.30 a.m.  Now in its 66th year, this internationally renowned festival, once again nominated for 'Best Festival' in the forthcoming International Opera Awards, will run over an extended 18-day period, from Thursday, 19 October to Sunday, 5 November.  (more...)

Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 through August 6, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte performed in repertory in the historic Central City Opera House, and three one-act operas with limited runs—Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo—performed in smaller venues located around the town of Central City. Complementing these five widely different operas are pre-performance lectures and talkbacks, staged opera scenes, elegant opening night dinners, and post-performance socials, which make for a full and enriching experience of entertainment and culture in one of Colorado's most historic mountain settings.   (more...)

Wexford Festival Opera Announces Details of 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Today, Wexford Festival Opera announced the programme and principal casting details for the forthcoming 2017 festival. Now in its 66th year, this internationally renowned festival will run over an extended 18-day period, from Thursday, 19 October to Sunday, 5 November. (more...)

Central City Opera Features CARMEN, COSI FAN TUTTE and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 to August 6, 2017, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte in repertory, along with Benjamin Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo in shorter runs. Celebrating the company's 85th season, the festival's productions offer a diverse and broad gamut of styles and time periods. (more...)

Cast Set for 64th Wexford Festival Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Artistic Director David Agler today announced the cast for the main evening operas in the forthcoming Wexford Festival, opening Wednesday, 21 October. A mixture of new and familiar voices makes up the 64-member company, comprising 20 principal roles, 32 chorus-members and 10 dancers. They hail from several different countries, including Ireland, Britain, South Africa, Canada, US, France, Italy, Australia and Malta. When including the creative teams, production team, orchestra and crew, the full company of this year's Festival is likely to be in excess of 200. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents Leonard Bernstein's ON THE TOWN, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong present Leonard Bernstein's On the Town today, January 31-February 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with soprano Georgia Jarman. The program features Bernstein's Three Dance Episodes from On the Town and On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite, Foss's Time Cycle, and Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24. (more...)

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