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by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 6, 2019
Directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, Cindy Gold and Cassie Slater star in The Memory Show - A tale of mother and daughter and their struggle to make sense of their relationship when faced with disease and hardship. The Memory Show combines evocative and powerful contemporary music with a humorous, touching and heartfelt examination of colliding perceptions, truths, desires and memories that are inherent in familial relationships.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 5, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Resonance Works, Pittsburgh's artist-driven, multi-modal performing arts company, has announced that single tickets will go on sale September 15 for its 2019-20 season, Fresh Perspectives - New Traditions.  Hailed for the a?oeinnovative streak in its musical programminga?? (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Resonance Works' landmark seventh season draws a deep focus on the cultural reawakening and evolution that is reshaping not only the classical music universe but our global-political culture at large.  Pursuant to its stated mission to explore a?oethemes that resonate with the current climatea?? at least half of the works presented in this season's programs are composed by women (a tip of the hat to the ratification of the 19th amendment, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020) and shall urgently explore themes of multiculturalism and the ongoing evolution of gender-based power dynamics.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2019
Come experience Verdi's heartbreaking masterpiece, a?oeLa traviata,a?? the opera that moved Julia Roberts' character to tears in a?oePretty Woman.a?? Utah Opera's newly refurbished and ever-popular production features scenic elements designed by Peter Dean Beck and costumes by Susan Memmott Allred. Garnett Bruce will direct the production, and Steven White will conduct the cast, Utah Opera Chorus, and Utah Symphony. Utah Opera's performances of a?oeLa traviataa?? will take place in the newly renovated Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on October 12 at 7:30 PM, October 14 and 16 at 7 PM, October 18 at 7:30 PM and October 20 at 2 PM. This production will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets priced $29-106 are available for purchase through or by calling (801) 533-6683. Students are eligible to receive a 50 percent discount off the standard ticket price during Monday and Wednesday performances.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) today announced $6,687,310 million in grants to be distributed to 175 cultural organizations statewide in 2020 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, visual and literary arts in New York State.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2019
'I am very optimistic about opera in America,' says OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca. 'When I entered the industry decades ago, new American operas were rarely commissioned or performed. Today, the flow of creativity from American composers, librettists, directors and designers has generated an American opera repertoire that spans the gamut of styles and subject matter.'
by Julie Musbach - Oct 24, 2019
Glimmerglass Film Days will offer five days of independent films, events, art, and filmmaker talks, November 7-11 in Cooperstown. 'Adaptations' is the theme of the seventh annual film festival, which will be held in multiple locations, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Fenimore Art Museum, and the Otesaga Hotel. A record number of 37 films will be shown.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 24, 2019
a?oeI am very optimistic about opera in America,a?? says OPERA America President/CEO Marc A. Scorca. a?oeWhen I entered the industry decades ago, new American operas were rarely commissioned or performed. Today, the flow of creativity from American composers, librettists, directors and designers has generated an American opera repertoire that spans the gamut of styles and subject matter.a??
by Julie Musbach - Oct 22, 2019
The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) presents Defying Death, led by Music Director Barbara Yahr and Associate Conductor Eric Mahl, on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00pm at All Saints Church.
by Alan Henry - Oct 2, 2019
Watch as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains the origins and plot of the opera Scalia/Ginsburg! Scalia/Ginsburg is the American opera by composer-librettist Derrick Wang that ushered in the era of Supreme Court-themed books, films, and art.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019
It takes a village to create a masterpiece. OBIE Winner, José Rivera ('Marisol' and 'References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot'), premieres another powerful stage-work at the East Village's arts haven, The theater at the 14th Street Y.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019
At a board meeting on June 4th, 2019 Gordon Ostrowski, Manhattan School of Music, was elected Chair; Joan Desens, Director of Institutional Advancement, Glimmerglass Festival was elected Vice Chair; Jim Schaeffer, Center for Contemporary Opera, Director Emeritus was elected Treasurer.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2019
Steven Blier, Artistic Director a?? Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director   presents Marc Blitzstein's No For An Answer and Kurt Weill's Der Silbersee (Silverlake). Two powerful, neglected works by two masters of political theater. Each speaks passionately to the issues of our times. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2019
Camerata New York to present full Messiah with St. Jean Baptiste Festival Chorus and top soloists in St. Jean Baptiste Church, SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 7:30PM Camerata New York, now in its 19th year, kicks off the holiday season with the glorious and eternal masterpiece, Handel's Messiah.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2019
Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that American bass-baritone Ryan McKinny will portray the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni December 3-8. Unfortunately, Davide Luciano has suffered a torn muscle requiring several weeks of rehabilitation at home in Italy which will prevent him from singing in what would have been his Lyric debut. Lucas Meacham has been in the title role for the month of November and his final performance, as planned, will be November 30.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2019
American soprano Anastasiya Roytman will sing the title role in Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, the featured, fully staged opera production of the 2020 International Music Festival Český Krumlov next August. The renown festival is the longest running summer music festival in the Czech Republic. Ms. Roytman will reprise the role she inaugurated, in Tomáš Ondřej Pilar's production of Puccini's classic 1906 opera, inspired by the poem “Seven Beauties written in 1197 by Azerbaijani poet and philosopher Nizami Ganjavi, upon which Puccini's original opera was based.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2019
OPERA San Antonio's Board of Directors is pleased to announce E. Loren Meeker as the General and Artistic Director. The company is also pleased to announce the engagement of Francesco Milioto as Music Director. Garnett Bruce, who has served as Co-Artistic Advisor with Ms. Meeker, will continue as Artistic Advisor to the company.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 15, 2019
THE NEW YORKER NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG presents a new show that sheds light on Harlem's gay underground: Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do: Songs from Gay Harlem
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as David Garrison gives us a lesson on Richard Nixon and George Wallace.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) will continue the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 12, 2019
Perhaps as composer Gioachino Rossini believed, at certain times, life might resemble a comic opera. For opera aficionados in the Twin Cities area, MN Opera at the Ordway Center presents a beloved classic by Rossini--The Barber of Seville. In this story about a rapscallion, yet well to do  barber named Figaro created by the 18th century playwright known as Beaumarchais, Rossini added a compelling score to Beaumarchais' play to complement Cesare Sterbini's libretto that brings Figaro to operatic life. The fun loving, well loved barber in Seville features into several popular operas to become some of Rossini's favorites  MN Opera transforms the already comic opera into a tour de force production by combining extraordinary singing with a sublime cartoon framework in the tradition of the commedia dell'arte, where masks used by the actors often underscore the action.
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 1, 2019
Knife Edge Productions is pleased to announce their next production, Neil LaBute's In a Dark Dark House. The play runs December 6 - 21 with opening night slated for December 10 at A.R.T/New York Theatres. In a Dark Dark House is directed by the company's Resident Theatre Director, Sam Helfrich.
by Julie Musbach - May 8, 2019
The Juilliard School today announced that choreographer Alonzo King, actress Rita Moreno, and composer Kaija Saariaho will receive honorary doctorates during the school's 114th commencement ceremony
by Julie Musbach - May 30, 2019
The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players' annual Gala will honor multiple TonyAward-winning author-composer and show business tour de force Rupert Holmes, Wednesday, June 12, at the city's The Players, 916 Gramercy Park South, starting at 6:30 PM. The event supports the theatrical company's performances and arts education programs.  
by Alan Henry - May 29, 2019
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon, the sixth show of its second century, July 27 – August 2. Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon is proudly sponsored by Ameren.     
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019
Folks Operetta continues its Reclaimed Voices Series with Paul Ábraham's exotic jazz operetta, The Flower of Hawaii featuring soprano and former Ms. Illinois Marisa Bucheit (2014) as Princess Laya/Suzanne. 
by Julie Musbach - May 20, 2019
Opera San Jose is proud to introduce our new ensemble of resident artists. Conductor / Chorus Master / Principal Coach Christopher James Ray, Sopranos Kerriann Otaño and Elena Galvan, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Sanchez, and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu will join returning tenor Mason Gates during the 2019-20 season. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 15, 2019
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will host a conversation entitled 'Producing Theatre for an Ageless Audience', moderated by Linda Hartzell, SDC Foundation Trustee and Artistic Director Emerita of Seattle Children's Theatre, with luminary directors Mark Brokaw and Marcia Milgrom Dodge and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald on Monday May, 20, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at SDC, 321 W. 44th St., Suite 804.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 5, 2019
Klea Blackhurst will perform her one-woman show featuring tunes made famous by Ethel Merman at The Glimmerglass Festival on Sunday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, Blackhurst will portray Parthy Ann Hawks in the Festival's performances of Show Boat, running July 6 through August 24. Blackhurst replaces Christine Ebersole, whose commitments have changed this summer due to professional reasons, including her role in the new CBS comedy series Bob Hearts Abishola.
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 28, 2019
Something old, something new…there's still plenty going on for fans of opera and classical vocal music in the Northeast now that summer is upon us. Here's a taste of what to look for.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2019
AVA is pleased to welcome six new Resident Artists to the opera academy. The incoming class of Resident Artists includes Emily Margevich (soprano), Cody Muller (bass), Zachary Rioux (tenor), Sahel Salam (tenor), Anne Marie Stanley (mezzo-soprano) and Griffen Hogan Tracy (bass). These singers come from across the country, from Philadelphia and Colorado, to Chicago and Princeton, as well as New Brunswick, Canada.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2019
SWELL is a music-theatre work that weaves together ten original avant-garde/new music compositions written by ten richly inventive composers drawing from their personal histories as immigrants and children of immigrants. Their unique, surprising, and deeply human stories are told through voice, piano, cello, and violin in this music-based contribution to the global immigration narrative.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2019
Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opened at The Glimmerglass Festival July 6 in the company's first-ever production of America's original "musical play."
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2019
A new production of Giuseppe Verdi and Francesco Maria Piave's La traviata debuted on the Festival's Alice Busch Opera Theater for the 2019 Glimmerglass season on July 7.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2019
The Glimmerglass Festival hosts best-selling author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Friday, August 2, at 4 p.m. in a discussion moderated by Teresa Miller, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer for the State University of New York system. A Q&A session follows the discussion.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 2, 2019
With The Glimmerglass Festival's 2019 season approaching, the Cooperstown-based opera and musical theater company has announced programming for 2020, as well as the 2020 Festival's pair of Artists in Residence.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 18, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2019/20 Season in advance of single tickets going on sale July 30, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2019
Musicologist, writer, and opera-lover Naomi Andre has been appointed Seattle Opera's inaugural Scholar in Residence. She is the author of Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement, which The New York Times describes as "A necessary exploration of how race has shaped the opera landscape in the United States and South Africa." Additionally, Andre works as a professor at the University of Michigan, teaching Women's Studies, Afroamerican/African Studies, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2019
John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles delighted operagoers at The Glimmerglass Festival July 13 in the company's new production of the work.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2019
Blue, a new work by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson, had its world premiere at The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York, this weekend.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 12, 2019
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces that Laverne Cox, Woolly Mammoth, and Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater will present a reading of Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi's For Black Trans Girls...
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2019
Since the summer of 2005, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) has continued to bring world-class music to Hawaii Island. Over the past fifteen years, HPAF has garnered an international reputation as a premiere training and performance program for aspiring young artists worldwide, many of whom have gone onto significant careers as singers, conductors, directors, orchestral musicians, and teachers. Each season, HPAF assembles an exceptional roster of faculty artists who provide instruction and appear in a series of events for the Big Island community. From June 24 through July 21, HPAF will present nearly 20 public performances at a number of notable island venues from Kona to Hilo, featuring both student and faculty artists.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 2, 2019
Wagnerian vaudeville, parody pastiche, and Bayreuth burlesque await guests at DAS RHINESTONE, an evening of serious singing, sequins, and plenty of WTF operatic moments to get you in or distract you from the holiday spirit. Zachary James, appearing courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera, brings Wagner's diva daddy Wotan to glittering, semi-nude life at this one night only event on December 23 at New York's The Slipper Room (167 Orchard Street).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 9, 2019
San Francisco Opera announces Canadian soprano Andriana Chuchman as the winner of the 2019 Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Emerging Stars Competition. Chuchman made her Company debut as Mary Hatch in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's It's a Wonderful Life last fall and was named a?oe2019 Emerging Star of the Yeara?? based on a popular vote conducted online at from July 9a?"July 31, 2019. As winner of the competition, now in its fourth year, Chuchman receives a $10,000 cash prize.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 28, 2019
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present singer/actress Klea Blackhurst with a brand new solo show, “One Of The Girls,” a tribute to Jerry Herman.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 20, 2019
Directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, Cindy Gold and Cassie Slater star in The Memory Show - A tale of mother and daughter and their struggle to make sense of their relationship when faced with disease and hardship. The Memory Show combines evocative and powerful contemporary music with a humorous, touching and heartfelt examination of colliding perceptions, truths, desires and memories that are inherent in familial relationships.
by Richard Sasanow - Aug 2, 2019
A summer's trip to Cooperstown, NY, is for two distinct audiences: Those who come for the Baseball Hall of Fame and those, like me, who come for the opera--the Glimmerglass Festival, under General Director Francesca Zambello, where i caught up with the John Corigliano-William Hoffman THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, the brand-new BLUE by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson and a program with Supreme Court Justice (and opera buff) Ginsburg commenting on some of her favorite works.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 19, 2019
General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the selection of the artists for the Resident Artist Program for the 2019-2020 season.
by Alan Henry - Aug 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Glimmerglass Festival production of SHOW BOAT! Check out photos of the cast in action!
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2019
The Mac-Haydn Theatre concludes its 51st season with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Oklahoma!, running August 22 through September 1.