North Bay Stage Company's GUYS & DOLLS Opens This Weekend at Luther Burbank Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Guys and Dolls is gangsters, gamblers, dames and more. 'This acclaimed musical, performed in-concert with a live orchestra is 'joy in its purest form!' Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, it received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Olivier's during its run on Broadway and the West End,' says John DeGaetano, artistic director for NBSC. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company's GUYS AND DOLLS to Bring Gangsters, Gamblers, Dames and More to LBC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

'Guys and Dolls is gangsters, gamblers, dames and more. This acclaimed musical is joy in its purest form,' says John DeGaetano, artistic director for LBC's resident theatre company. (more...)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to Release Historic Robert Shaw Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

In celebration of the Robert Shaw centenary, the GRAMMY Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is issuing its historic live recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, recorded in a single concert with Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. (more...)

Five Young Singers Named 2016 Winners of The Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

?After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named five young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize and the prestige and exposure that come with winning the competition that launched the careers of many of opera's biggest stars. (more...)

Met Opera Announces Finalists in Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2016 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition. The selected finalists, chosen by a panel of experts from the classical music industry, will compete on the Met stage on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. The winners will receive individual cash prizes of $15,000 and the prestigious-and potentially career-launching-title of National Council Auditions Winner. The Grand Finals Concert will feature Antony Walker conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as each finalist performs two arias. (more...)

Russian Opera Workshop to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Anton Rubinstein's THE DEMON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

In its fifth season, Russian Opera Workshop presents in-concert opera productions of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon, a Philadelphia premiere (June 23-25), and Tchaikovsky's last opera Iolanta (July 28-30). Performances are sung in Russian with English supertitles, with Founder & Music Director  Ghenady Meirson at the piano. The artists are introduced in the “preview” Russian Romances concerts Monday June 22 and July 27. All performances are free to public and start at 7:30 PM at the Helen Corning Warden Theater at the Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, 19103. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

Russian Opera Workshop Brings Tchaikovsky to Philadelphia Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Russian Opera Workshop has announced its Fourth summer season, spanning two months and two major Tchaikovsky in-concert productions. The Maid of Orleans, a Philadelphia premiere, is presented tonight, June 24-26, and timeless Eugene Onegin takes stage July 29-31. Both operas are preceded by Monday concerts of Russian Romances (June 23 and July 28), introducing the operatic singers and offering a foreword on the upcoming opera series. Performances are sung in Russian with English supertitles, with Founder & Music Director Ghenady Meirson at the piano. All shows start at 7:30 pm at the Helen Corning Warden Theater, the Academy of Vocal Arts (1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103), and are free to public. (more...)

Russian Opera Workshop Brings Tchaikovsky to Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Russian Opera Workshop has announced its Fourth summer season, spanning two months and two major Tchaikovsky in-concert productions. The Maid of Orleans, a Philadelphia premiere, is presented June 24-26, and timeless Eugene Onegin takes stage July 29-31. Both operas are preceded by Monday concerts of Russian Romances (June 23 and July 28), introducing the operatic singers and offering a foreword on the upcoming opera series. Performances are sung in Russian with English supertitles, with Founder & Music Director Ghenady Meirson at the piano. All shows start at 7:30 pm at the Helen Corning Warden Theater, the Academy of Vocal Arts (1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103), and are free to public. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Doing What He Wants To Do: Stephen Powell In San Diego Opera's PAGLIACCI
by Erica Miner - Jan 20, 2014

He has great analytical skills, approaches his roles with remarkable intelligence, and even accompanies himself at the piano. Baritone Stephen Powell, who sings his first Tonio in San Diego Opera's opening production of 'Pagliacci' this season, embodies the phrase, 'multi-talented.' (more...)

David Carpenter Presents Scenes from Opera THE AGE OF INNOCENCE Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

Scenes from the opera, 'The Age of Innocence,' music and libretto by David Carpenter, will be performed at Christ and St. Stephen's Church, 120 W. 69th Street in Manhattan, today, November 17th at 3pm, free admission. Based on the novel by Edith Wharton, the opera tells the story of a love-triangle set in New York City in the 1870s. (more...)

David Carpenter to Present Scenes from Opera THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Scenes from the opera, 'The Age of Innocence,' music and libretto by David Carpenter, will be performed at Christ and St. Stephen's Church, 120 W. 69th Street in Manhattan, Sunday, November 17th at 3pm, free admission. Based on the novel by Edith Wharton, the opera tells the story of a love-triangle set in New York City in the 1870s. (more...)

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, MOBY-DICK, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Washington National Opera's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

The 2013-2014 season of Washington National Opera (WNO) has just been announced by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. The season includes Tristan and Isolde, a new production of The Force of Destiny, the East Coast premiere of Moby-Dick, The Elixir of Love, and a new production of The Magic Flute. WNO will also present the world premiere of The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me, a holiday-themed family opera commissioned by WNO and written by acclaimed American composer Jeanine Tesori. A second season of the American Opera Initiative will continue WNO's efforts to commission new American works. (more...)

Soprano Lisa Delan Featured on THE HOURS BEGIN TO SING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

A new CD, The Hours Begin to Sing, with songs by American composers performed by soprano Lisa Delan, has just been released on the PentaTone Classics label (PTC 5186 459). (more...)

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, MOBY-DICK, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Washington National Opera's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

The 2013-2014 season of Washington National Opera (WNO) has just been announced by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. The season includes Tristan and Isolde, a new production of The Force of Destiny, the East Coast premiere of Moby-Dick, The Elixir of Love, and a new production of The Magic Flute. WNO will also present the world premiere of The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me, a holiday-themed family opera commissioned by WNO and written by acclaimed American composer Jeanine Tesori. A second season of the American Opera Initiative will continue WNO's efforts to commission new American works. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon Joins Gordon Getty's THE WHITE ELECTION, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2012

Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon will join soprano Lisa Delan and pianist Kristin Pankonin in an evening that features Gordon Getty's The White Election, a song cycle based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Ms. Nixon will read selections from Emily Dickinson's letters. The event will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 165 West 65th Street, Manhattan). (more...)

Cynthia Nixon Joins Gordon Getty's THE WHITE ELECTION, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon will join soprano Lisa Delan and pianist Kristin Pankonin in an evening that features Gordon Getty's The White Election, a song cycle based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Ms. Nixon will read selections from Emily Dickinson's letters. The event will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 165 West 65th Street, Manhattan). (more...)

7Eleven Gallery to Reopen with ALCHEMY, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2012

After a year-long sabbatical, 7Eleven Gallery -- known for inviting artists to experiment and exhibit work in unused NYC real estate -- will reopen this Thursday, January 12 in a new space located on 711 Washington St. debuting the work of over 20 artists. (more...)

7Eleven Gallery to Reopen with ALCHEMY, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2012

After a year-long sabbatical, 7Eleven Gallery -- known for inviting artists to experiment and exhibit work in unused NYC real estate -- will reopen this Thursday, January 12 in a new space located on 711 Washington St. debuting the work of over 20 artists. (more...)

7Eleven Gallery to Reopen with ALCHEMY, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

After a year-long sabbatical, 7Eleven Gallery -- known for inviting artists to experiment and exhibit work in unused NYC real estate -- will reopen this Thursday, January 12 in a new space located on 711 Washington St. debuting the work of over 20 artists. (more...)

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