The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents Leonard Bernstein's ON THE TOWN, 1/31-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong present Leonard Bernstein's On the Town on 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...)

WAR HORSE Author Michael Morpurgo's New Work Set for Ypres on WWI Centenary; Virginia McKenna Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2013

According to the Telegraph, War Horse author Michael Morpurgo has written a new play in tribute to the centenary of World War I. An abridged version of the play will be performed on the battlefield at Ypres on or around August 4, the day Britain declared war on Germany in 1914. Virginia McKenna will be part of the cast. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago is offering lectures, special events & benefits!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

Lyric's fabulous 2012-13 season is about to begin! To help audiences make the most of their opera experience, Lyric Opera of Chicago offers an array of lectures, tours, galas, and other special events during its 58th season, October through May. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2012-13 Season Today, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

Single tickets go on sale to the general public today, Aug. 1, for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 58th season. The internationally renowned company will present grand opera with exceptional casts and productions in its beautiful home, the historic Civic Opera House. Lyric will offer 68 performances of 9 operas in the 25-week season, including 6 new-to-Chicago productions, Saturday, October 6, 2012, through Saturday, April 6, 2013. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2012-13 Season, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Single tickets go on sale to the general public Wed., Aug. 1, for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 58th season. The internationally renowned company will present grand opera with exceptional casts and productions in its beautiful home, the historic Civic Opera House. Lyric will offer 68 performances of 9 operas in the 25-week season, including 6 new-to-Chicago productions, Saturday, October 6, 2012, through Saturday, April 6, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Santa Fe Opera Opens Season with Startling Production of TOSCA
by Anya Sebastian - Jul 4, 2012

In the best tradition of grand opera, Tosca has it all; love, lust, evil, betrayal, hate, suicide, even an execution. Add to all that, Giacomo Puccini's stirring music, highlighted by a couple of particularly memorable arias (famously performed by operatic legends Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti) and you have the makings of an evening of fine, traditional artistry. (more...)

Thomas Hampson Continues 2012 Summer Tour in Israel, Salzburg, Santa Fe, Berlin and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2012

Thomas Hampson - recently honored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild with the third installment of its prestigious "Met Mastersinger" series -started his summer at the Zurich Opera, where he brought "sensuality, warmth, and depth" (Die Welt) to the title role of Hindemith's Mathis der Maler. Next the baritone joins the Prague Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of Sylvia Bodorova's orchestral song cycle Linqua Angelorum ("The Language of Angels"), before performing Bloch, Mahler, and Noam Sheriff on multiple dates in Israel and at the Salzburg Festival with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic; portraying Puccini's Scarpia in Tosca at the Santa Fe Opera; and singing Charles Ives with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under Kent Nagano in Berlin. Hampson also appears in recital with pianist Wolfram Rieger in Austria, singing lieder by Schumann, Mahler, and Dvorak at the Salzburg Festival and songs by Barber and Schumann in Grafenegg. (more...)

60th Season Wexford Opera Festival 2011 To Include La Cour de Celimene
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

The 60th season Wexford Festival Opera 2011 will kick off with La Cour de Célimène by Ambroise Thomas, a show that has not been seen since 1855 (more...)

Schedule Announced For Wexford Opera Festival, Oct-Nov 2011
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

The programme for the 60th Wexford Opera Festival has been announced (more...)

60th Season Wexford Opera Festival 2011 To Include La Cour de Celimene
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

The 60th season Wexford Festival Opera 2011 will kick off with La Cour de Célimène by Ambroise Thomas, a show that has not been seen since 1855 (more...)

Rita Moreno Hosts Opera Series, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2010

San Francisco Opera announced plans to return to KQED Public Television 9, a Northern California public broadcast station, with four grand operas recorded live in high definition at the historic War Memorial Opera House. The four opera series for television will be distinguished by program host Rita Moreno, artist and recipient of the four most coveted awards in the entertainment industry: the Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy. (more...)

Rita Moreno Hosts Opera Series, Opens 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2010

San Francisco Opera announced plans to return to KQED Public Television 9, a Northern California public broadcast station, with four grand operas recorded live in high definition at the historic War Memorial Opera House. The four opera series for television will be distinguished by program host Rita Moreno, artist and recipient of the four most coveted awards in the entertainment industry: the Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy. (more...)

Rita Moreno Hosts Opera Series, Opens 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2010

San Francisco Opera announced plans to return to KQED Public Television 9, a Northern California public broadcast station, with four grand operas recorded live in high definition at the historic War Memorial Opera House. The four opera series for television will be distinguished by program host Rita Moreno, artist and recipient of the four most coveted awards in the entertainment industry: the Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy. (more...)

Met Presents New Year's Eve Premiere of Puccini's LA RONDINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2008

After an absence of 82 years, Puccini's bittersweet romance La Rondine returns to the Met in a new production with a gala premiere performance on New Year's Eve. La Rondine stars Angela Gheorghiu as Magda, the Parisian socialite, and Roberto Alagna as Ruggero, her lover. Lisette Oropesa, Marius Brenciu, in his Met debut, and Samuel Ramey are the other principal singers. Marco Armiliato conducts. (more...)

Friedman, Terfel, Quast, Evans Set for London 'Sweeney'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2007

Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman and Welsh opera star Bryn Terfel will star in the Royal Festival Hall's production of the macabre Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler classic Sweeney Todd (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago is offering lectures, special events & benefits!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

Lyric's fabulous 2012-13 season is about to begin! To help audiences make the most of their opera experience, Lyric Opera of Chicago offers an array of lectures, tours, galas, and other special events during its 58th season, October through May. (more...)

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