Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, May 6- Christy Altomare,  Christine Ebersole and More! Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, May 6- Christy Altomare, Christine Ebersole and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020

Today (May 6) in live streaming: Richard Ridge chats Sondheim with Michael Cerveris and Melissa Errico, Christy Altomare sings R&H, and so much more! (more...)

Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces its 2020-21 Season Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces its 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

The 2020-21 Boston Symphony Orchestra season, September 16-May 1, has been specially programmed to offer the BSO's most devoted audiences and newcomers alike a fascinating and wide-ranging spectrum of musical styles and periodsa?"awe-inspiring works with an extraordinary potential to move us through their thrilling beauty, power, and brilliance. (more...)

LA BOHEME and More Announced for Week 8 of Nightly Met Opera Streams LA BOHEME and More Announced for Week 8 of Nightly Met Opera Streams
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

The Met has announced the Week 8 schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure. (more...)

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces 2020 Season Grand Teton Music Festival Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

2020 marks two momentous events: Beethoven's 250th birthday and the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. (more...)

BWW Review: Met Audiences Learn to Love WOZZECK in Kentridge Production, with Mattei, Led by Nezet-Seguin BWW Review: Met Audiences Learn to Love WOZZECK in Kentridge Production, with Mattei, Led by Nezet-Seguin
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 4, 2020

A funny thing happened the other night at the Met when the curtain came down on William Kentridge's stunning new production of Alban Berg's cruel and devastating WOZZECK. The audience didn't rush from their seats to escape into the night. They stayed and cheered for an opera with a reputation for being, well, challenging for opera-goers weaned on Figaros and Flutes, Aidas and even Ring Cycles. (more...)

May Festival Announces 2020 Season May Festival Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

The Cincinnati May Festival announced program details and artists for the 2020 Festival with nine performances taking place between May 21 and 31, 2020 at Cincinnati Music Hall as well as other locations, and an additional performance on April 5, 2020 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky. Joining the Festival's artistic leadership team of Principal Conductor Juanjo Mena and Director of Choruses Robert Porco is 2020 Artistic Partner John Adams. (more...)

Soprano Golda Schultz Makes LA Debut In Two Performances With The Los Angeles Philharmonic Soprano Golda Schultz Makes LA Debut In Two Performances With The Los Angeles Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019

Celebrated South African soprano Golda Schultz makes her Los Angeles debut in two performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Salonen & Sibelius led by Esa-Pekka Salonen on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00pm and Beethoven's Ninth led by Gustavo Dudamel on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2:00pm, both at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: THE THIRTEENTH CHILD at Santa Fe Opera BWW Review: THE THIRTEENTH CHILD at Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - Jul 28, 2019

On July 27, 2019, Santa Fe Opera added a new work to the operatic canon with its world premiere of THE THIRTEENTH CHILD by Danish composer Poul Ruders and American librettists Becky and David Starobin. The production was  co-commissioned and co-produced by Santa Fe Opera and the Odense Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Review: Finding GOLD as the Met's Ring Cycle Begins Anew BWW Review: Finding GOLD as the Met's Ring Cycle Begins Anew
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 11, 2019

If Robert Lepage's production of Wagner's Ring Cycle (formally, DER RING DAS NIBELUNGEN) had worked as smoothly when it opened in 2010 as it did at this season's marvelous premiere of its prologue, DAS RHEINGOLD, on Saturday afternoon, there probably still would have been complaints--not about its focus on technology but on its traditional approach. Personally, i liked it. (more...)

BWW Review: What's Old is Nuovo for Crutchfield with Bel Canto TANCREDI at Purchase BWW Review: What's Old is Nuovo for Crutchfield with Bel Canto TANCREDI at Purchase
by Richard Sasanow - Aug 1, 2018

It was 'out with the old (i.e., Caramoor) and in with the new (i.e., Purchase College)' for Will Crutchfield's love affair with all things bel canto this weekend, and what better way to get things rolling at his new company, Teatro Nuovo, than Rossini's TANCREDI. After all, it was the master's first big hit, written in just a month when Rossini was not yet 21. (more...)

BWW Interview: Crutchfield Builds a Fire with New Opera Enterprise BWW Interview: Crutchfield Builds a Fire with New Opera Enterprise
by Erica Miner - Jul 30, 2018

Former New York Times music critic wears multiple chapeaus as conductor, musicologist, and educator (more...)

BWW Preview: More Music in the Northeast This Summer BWW Preview: More Music in the Northeast This Summer
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 21, 2018

If you didn't find a performance to attend in the first part of this series--or you simply can't get enough operas, symphonic concerts and musical theatre pieces thrown in for good measure--here's more to choose from. It covers the gamut from the Mozart REQUIEM to Bernstein, Bernstein and more Bernstein. (more...)

Teatro Nuovo Announces its Inaugural Bel Canto Festival Teatro Nuovo Announces its Inaugural Bel Canto Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Teatro Nuovo, the new organization led by Will Crutchfield, is proud to announce its inaugural Bel Canto Festival at Purchase College, The Dawn of Romantic Opera, July 28-August 5 2018, in collaboration with The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. (more...)

Teatro Nuovo Announces Its Inaugural BEL CANTO FESTIVAL at Purchase College This Summer Teatro Nuovo Announces Its Inaugural BEL CANTO FESTIVAL at Purchase College This Summer
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Teatro Nuovo, the new organization led by Will Crutchfield, is proud to announce its inaugural Bel Canto Festival at Purchase College, The Dawn of Romantic Opera, July 28-August 5 2018, in collaboration with The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. The Festival will present semi-staged productions of Rossini's Tancredi, Mayr's Medea in Corinto, two operas premiered in 1813; one by a mature master and the other by a budding genius, both pointing the way for opera's Romantic century. The Festival will also include a second version of the Rossini score, Tancredi rifatto, incorporating extensive music that the composer wrote for later revivals. Teatro Nuovo will also introduce a radical new adventure with early 19th-century performing style and period orchestral instruments. (more...)

Jamie Bernstein Announced as Artist-in-Residence for Tucson Desert Song Festival Jamie Bernstein Announced as Artist-in-Residence for Tucson Desert Song Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Jamie Bernstein, daughter of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, will serve as the Tucson Desert Song Festival's (TDSF) Artist-in-Residence for 2018. Ms. Bernstein, a narrator, writer and broadcaster, will share insights and memories of her father and his work and will provide context to help understand the complex life and career of Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announces 2017 Holiday Concerts - Seal, Peaches Christ & Armistead Maupin; A Charlie Brown Christmas Live, Peter and the Wolf & More San Francisco Symphony Announces 2017 Holiday Concerts - Seal, Peaches Christ & Armistead Maupin; A Charlie Brown Christmas Live, Peter and the Wolf & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

San Francisco Symphony's (SFS) 2017 holiday season at Davies Symphony Hall offers a festive array of concerts for all ages... (more...)

Thierry Fischer and Utah Symphony Release Mahler 8 Recording With Morman Tabernacle Choir and The Madeleine Choir School Thierry Fischer and Utah Symphony Release Mahler 8 Recording With Morman Tabernacle Choir and The Madeleine Choir School
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Music Director Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony's recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand, with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and choristers of The Madeleine Choir School is released on Friday, November 17 on Reference Recordings. (more...)

Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir's New Recording Released 11/17 Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir's New Recording Released 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Music Director Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony's recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand, with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and choristers of The Madeleine Choir School is released on Friday, November 17 on Reference Recordings. Pre-orders are currently available through Amazon. (more...)

The Frick Collection Announces 2017-18 Classical Concerts Series The Frick Collection Announces 2017-18 Classical Concerts Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

This fall, The Frick Collection presents its 79th season of classical music concerts. (more...)

Tanglewood OPERA GALA PROGRAM Begins 8/26 Tanglewood OPERA GALA PROGRAM Begins 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, at 8 p.m. soprano Kristine Opolais and bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel join BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for an evening of opera and song,including Act II of Puccini's Tosca. In addition to Ms. Opolais in the title role and Sir Bryn as Scarpia, the Tanglewood Festival performance of Tosca will feature tenor Russell Thomas as Cavaradossi, bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel as Scarpia, tenor Matthew DiBattista as Spoletta, and baritone Douglas Williams as Sciarrone (in his BSO debut). Ms. Opolais and Sir Bryn recently performed Tosca in concert together at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on July 4, 2017, under conductor Gareth Jones. (more...)

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