BWW Review: THE BARTERED BRIDE, Garsington OperaBWW Review: THE BARTERED BRIDE, Garsington Opera
by Alexandra Coghlan - May 30, 2019

We haven't seen a lot of Smetana's The Bartered Bride in the UK recently. Bohemia's best-loved opera is rapidly becoming one of the repertoire's best-kept secrets, which is a shame because it's an enchanting comedy, whose colourful, folk-filled score might be propelled by exotic polka rhythms, but whose human drama feels deliciously close to home. (more...)

BWW Review: SALOME, London ColiseumBWW Review: SALOME, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 7, 2018

In opera, there is often nothing more dangerous than female sexuality. Salome is a story where a woman's love becomes dangerous obsession, leading to bloodshed and necrophilia. From a feminist perspective, the story is challenging to say the least, but as Richard Strauss' opera, the result should be both brutal and beautiful. In this new production from the ENO, Australian Director Adena Jacobs makes her UK debut with a supposedly feminist perspective of the story that at times entertains, but more often baffles. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2017: SAUL at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Mar 3, 2017

A sensational retelling of the story of Saul and David, the first two kings of the Israelites. (more...)

BUZZCUT Festival Returns to Glasgow this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

???????//BUZZCUT// Festival returns to Govan (Glasgow) for its sixth, five-day, community focused festival of live art and experimental performance from 5th - 9th April 2017. Over five days //BUZZCUT// will base itself in the Pearce Institute, a 100 year old community centre in the centre of Govan, transforming it into the heart of the festival with delicious food by local superstars Cafe 13, our own BUZZCUT Bar and a wild, friendly, vibing environment where all are welcome. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2017 Detailed Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, the 69th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence will present an exceptional collection of artists from around the globe in five major opera productions and 16 recital, chamber music and orchestral concerts from July 3 through 22, plus more than 60 events from the Academie du Festival d'Aix. (more...)

Island City Stage Opens 5th Season with PERECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Island City Stage opens it's fifth season with the regional premiere of Topher Payne's "Perfect Arrangement" which The New York Times heralded as a "clever canape of comedy" during its premiere Off-Broadway last fall at Primary Stages. (more...)

Island City Stage Opens 5th Season with PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Island City Stage opens it's fifth season with the regional premiere of Topher Payne's "Perfect Arrangement" which The New York Times heralded as a "clever canape of comedy" during its premiere Off-Broadway last fall at Primary Stages, the same company that will be producing Michael McKeever's play "Daniel's Husband" this coming Spring which had its world premiere at Island City Stage. (more...)

J.B. Heaps' New Play THE KOAN OF SEYMOUR Begins Tonight at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

IRT Theater presents Punchline Productions' THE KOAN OF SEYMOUR by J.B. Heaps, directed by Justin Bennett, running tonight, September 2, through September 18, 2016. (more...)

J.B. Heaps' New Play THE KOAN OF SEYMOUR to Play IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

IRT Theater presents Punchline Productions' THE KOAN OF SEYMOUR by J.B. Heaps, directed by Justin Bennett, running September 2-18, 2016. (more...)

Barrie Kosky's SAUL Announced as Centrepiece of 2017 Adelaide Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

?The Adelaide Festival announces the return of the brilliant and provocative Barrie Kosky in March 2017 with his newest masterpiece, George Frideric Handel's Saul. Produced by the great Glyndebourne Opera Festival, it will form the centrepiece of the 2017 Adelaide Festival. (more...)