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by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2013
Argentine opera singer, Florencia Fabis, suffered a stroke on stage while singing Giuseppe Verdi's 'Requiem'. She died two days later at the age of 38. Below is a video of that performance.
by Barry Lenny - Sep 30, 2015
This special concert to honour Dante Alighieri took place in Elder Hall at the University of Adelaide.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015
Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today invited the public to attend 13 musical performances during September and October 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015
BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 10, 2015 – Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today invited the public to attend 14 musical performances during October and November 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014
The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) welcomes the return of internationally renowned conductor Hannu Lintu for performances of Brahms' Second Symphony, tonight, October 30 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Also on the program are Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 and Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by 20-year-old piano sensation Conrad Tao and BSO Principal Trumpet Andrew Balio. Please see below for complete program details.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014
The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens tonight, October 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014
Beginning November 10, the Met will present a rare revival of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Shostakovich's controversial 1934 opera about an adulteress whose forbidden romance leads to murder and devastation. This season's performances will be conducted by James Conlon, who also led the work's Met premiere in 1994; it has only been revived once by the company, in 2000. Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek will sing her first Met performances of the central role, Katerina Ismailova, which she has sung to acclaim at numerous leading opera houses around the world. American tenor Brandon Jovanovich sings the role of Sergei, Katerina's lover. The revival of Graham Vick's 1994 production will also star Raymond Very as Zinovy Ismailov, Katerina's ineffectual husband, and Anatoli Kotscherga as her brutal father-in-law, Boris. Dutch tenor Frank van Aken will sing Sergei in the November 21 performance.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013
Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky will reprise their acclaimed performances of one of the most famous roles in opera, the heroine of Puccini's Tosca, at the Met this season. Racette sings the role beginning tonight, October 29, opposite Roberto Alagna as Cavaradossi and George Gagnidze as Scarpia.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013
Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky will reprise their acclaimed performances of one of the most famous roles in opera, the heroine of Puccini's Tosca, at the Met this season. Racette sings the role beginning October 29, opposite Roberto Alagna as Cavaradossi and George Gagnidze as Scarpia. Radvanovsky takes the role on December 11, singing with Marcello Giordani as Cavaradossi and Gagnidze as Scarpia. Two Italian conductors, Riccardo Frizza and Marco Armiliato, lead this season's performances of Puccini's celebrated tragedy. On December 20, Portuguese soprano Elisabete Matos sings her first Met Tosca, and on December 17, Brazilian tenor Ricardo Tamura makes his Met debut as Cavaradossi. The November 9 matinee of Tosca, starring Racette, Alagna, and Gagnidze, will be transmitted live as part of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 1,950 theaters in 64 countries around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) welcomes the return of internationally renowned conductor Hannu Lintu for performances of Brahms' Second Symphony, Thursday, October 30 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Also on the program are Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 and Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by 20-year-old piano sensation Conrad Tao and BSO Principal Trumpet Andrew Balio. Please see below for complete program details.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013
Die Wiener Staatsoper und das Wiener Staatsballett sowie die Ballettakademie der Wiener Staatsoper trauern um den gestern, am 14. Oktober 2013, nach langer und schwerer Krankheit verstorbenen Prof. Karl Musil, ehemaliger Erster Solotanzer der Wiener Staatsoper.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015
Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances begin at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Friday, December 11th, 2015 and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. A special New Year's Eve performance includes a champagne and dessert reception with the artists.
by Richard Sasanow - May 17, 2013
The regular season just ended for the Metropolitan Opera--all that's left is a series of HD rebroadcasts on Lincoln Center Plaza and a couple of low profile concerts in New York City parks--and it's time for a look back at what kind of season it was. With seven new productions and 21 other operas in rep during a season that ran from the end of September to mid-May, the Met was nothing if not far-reaching in its repertoire. And that's the way it should be. But how did its ambitions work out?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016
MILWAUKEE, WIS. 03/08/2016– The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announces two concerts performed on back to back weekends at the Pabst Theater highlighting the works of Mozart. Mozart + More features guest conductor Ben Gernon and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan on March 31, April 1, and 2. Mozart's “Jupiter” features guest conductor Courtney Lewis on April 8, 9 and 10.
by Scott Frost - Mar 8, 2013
We all sat waiting anxiously for the curtain to rise on Riccardo Zandonai's 'Francesca da Rimini' after almost a 27 year hiatus on the Met stage; but with each passing act, one could sense the audience waiting for the closing curtain just as intently. Not to say that the performances or design weren't a wonder to behold. The opera and production as a whole just seemed a bit trivial in comparison. Despite the story however, the musical prowess of Zandonai's score, the meticulously detailed sets, and exquisite costuming gave Monday nights opening of 'Francesca da Rimini' redeeming beauty amid a insipid story.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013
The Metropolitan Opera will commemorate the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth with three complete performances of his epic four-opera masterwork, Der Ring des Nibelungen. The Ring cycles will begin April 6 at 1 p.m. with Das Rheingold and continue through the last day of the Met season, May 11, with an 11 a.m. matinee of Gotterdammerung.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015
Željko Lucic has withdrawn from his spring Met engagements due to illness. In his place, George Gagnidze will sing Alfio in the new production of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Gagnidze, who will also sing Tonio in Pagliacci as originally scheduled, will join Marcelo Álvarez in performing in both halves of the evening's double bill; Álvarez sings both Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013
Composing in the early 1900's, Riccardo Zandonai was thought to be the logical heir to Puccini. Brilliant and musically gifted, he was so popular for a time that he was considered to complete Puccini's unfinished Turandot.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015
DALLAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013
The Met: Live in HD Series continues on Saturday, March 16 at 12pm at the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre with Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013
The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical KUSC continue their annual radio broadcast partnership, reaching over half a million listeners in Southern and Central California. The 13 concerts, recorded during the LA Phil's 2012/13 season, feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors. The first broadcast features Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil in Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess, the world premiere of Steven Stucky's Symphony and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and airs locally on KUSC-FM 91.5 Los Angeles, Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 7 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013
The Met: Live in HD series will present Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai, to be broadcast live on the Peterborough Players big screen on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at noon. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013
The poignant and provocative new musical, A Minister's Wife, makes its West Coast premiere at San Jose Rep June 20 - July 14, 2013.
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 30, 2013
Ghenady Meirson's annual young vocalists program begins with a recital of Rachmaninov art songs and more
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013
The poignant and provocative new musical, A Minister's Wife, makes its West Coast premiere at San Jose Rep today, June 20 - July 14, 2013. Based on George Bernard Shaw's well-known play Candida, this musical soars with its emotive and dazzling score by the award-winning composer of Adding Machine, Joshua Schmidt, and its beautiful lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen. The smart script by Austin Pendleton, a Tony-nominated director, actor and playwright, and graceful directing by the originator and award-winning director, Michael Halberstam, shape this musical into an adventurous evening of theatre. The Wall Street Journal says, 'This is the most important new musical since The Light in the Piazza ... to say that you mustn't miss it is to grossly understate the case.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2013
The Opera Orchestra of New York presents an opera-in-concert performance of Umberto Giordano's verismo opera, Andrea Chénier conducted by Music Director Alberto Veronesi at Avery Fisher Hall today, January 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Tenor Roberto Alagna sings the title role of Andrea Chénier, one of opera's most dramatic lyric-tenor roles, for the first time, with soprano Kristin Lewis as Maddalena di Coigny, baritone George Petean as Carlo Gérard, with a special appearance by mezzo soprano Rosalind Elias as Madelon.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013
Conductor Hannu Lintu will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and pianist Stephen Hough in Liszt's Second Piano Concerto on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Friday, February 8, 2013 and Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8pm at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Also on the program are Tchaikovsky's symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini and Sibelius' Second Symphony. Please see below for complete program details.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013
Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer will make his Met debut with a new production of Verdi's Rigoletto, in a staging that moves the opera's tragic events from a decadent 16th-century Italian court to the glitzy, depraved setting of the Las Vegas strip circa 1960.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013
Conductor Hannu Lintu will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and pianist Stephen Hough in Liszt's Second Piano Concerto tonight, February 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Friday, February 8, 2013 and Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8pm at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Also on the program are Tchaikovsky's symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini and Sibelius' Second Symphony. Please see below for complete program details.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013
Composing in the early 1900's, Riccardo Zandonai was thought to be the logical heir to Puccini. Brilliant and musically gifted, he was so popular for a time that he was considered to complete Puccini's unfinished Turandot.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015
DALLAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013
Riccardo Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini will return to the Met March 4 for its first company performances since 1986.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced its 2015-16 season, presented by Dawn and Jacques Lipson, this evening in grand style in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. With the entire orchestra performing selected excerpts on stage, 12th Music Director Ward Stare previewed his inaugural -- and the RPO's 93rd -- season to an enthusiastic full house that included longtime patrons, local VIPs, media, and the general public.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014
Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, opens December 18 and will star Aleksandra Kurzak, Heidi Stober, and Andriana Chuchman as Gretel; Christine Rice and Jennifer Johnson Cano as Hansel; Michaela Martens and Dwayne Croft as Gertrude and Peter, the wayward children's parents; and Robert Brubaker as the wicked Witch who captures them. Sir Andrew Davis will conduct all seven performances of the opera, which plays through January 8. There will be special weekday matinees at 11 a.m. on December 23 and December 30.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015
Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English with special discount pricing for families this December and January. This year's production, Rossini's madcap comedy The Barber of Seville, opens December 16 and stars Isabel Leonard and Ginger Costa-Jackson as Rosina; David Portillo and Taylor Stayton as Count Almaviva; Elliot Madore and David Pershall as Figaro; Valeriano Lanchas as Dr. Bartolo; and Robert Pomakov as Don Basilio. Antony Walker conducts all nine performances of the opera, which runs through January 2.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2012
Tenor Marcello Giordani has decided to withdraw from the remaining four performances of Berlioz's Les Troyens, permanently retiring the role of Aeneas from his repertory. In his place, American tenor Bryan Hymel will make his Met debut, singing the role on December 26, December 29 matinee, January 1, and January 5 matinee (the date of the global HD transmission).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2012
Tenor Marcello Giordani has decided to withdraw from the remaining four performances of Berlioz's Les Troyens, permanently retiring the role of Aeneas from his repertory. In his place, American tenor Bryan Hymel will make his Met debut, singing the role tonight, December 26, December 29 matinee, January 1, and January 5 matinee (the date of the global HD transmission).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014
Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, opens tonight, December 18.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015
Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances begin at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, today, December 11th, 2015 and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. A special New Year's Eve performance includes a champagne and dessert reception with the artists.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015
Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today invited the public to attend 13 musical performances during September and October 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013
Riccardo Zandonai's masterpiece Francesca da Rimini, staged by the Met for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 18 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) Check out the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015
BOCA RATON, Fla., August 14, 2015 - Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the Conservatory's ambitious 2015-2016 season. "Our talented students and extraordinary faculty look forward to sharing the beautiful world of music during our sixth season in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, a world-class concert hall that enhances our performing artists' musical offerings,' said Robertson. 'Our 2015-2016 season will present a variety of musical offerings designed to enrich the artistic spirit and nourish the soul. Please join us for a magnificent season."
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015
Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the Conservatory's ambitious 2015-2016 season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015
The Met's first new production in 45 years of the enduringly popular verismo double bill, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, will open April 14.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2013
The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical KUSC continue their annual radio broadcast partnership, reaching over half a million listeners in Southern and Central California. The 13 concerts, recorded during the LA Phil's 2012/13 season, feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors. The first broadcast features Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil in Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess, the world premiere of Steven Stucky's Symphony and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and airs locally on KUSC-FM 91.5 Los Angeles, tonight, April 7, 2013, at 7 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013
Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer's critically acclaimed new production of Verdi'sRigoletto, which moves the opera's tragic events from a decadent 16th-century Italian court to the glitzy, depraved setting of the Las Vegas strip circa 1960, will return to the Met stage on April 13. Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who made a much-heralded company debut in 2010, returns to the Met to sing the role of the Duke, presented in this production as an amoral lounge singer. Georgian baritone George Gagnidze sings Rigoletto, the Duke's world-weary jester, and rising American soprano Lisette Oropesa sings her first company performances as the innocent Gilda, Rigoletto's daughter and the Duke's victim. Venezuelan bass Enrico Giuseppe Iori makes his Met debut as the assassin-for-hire Sparafucile, and Spanish mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera sings the role of his seductive sister, Maddalena. Italian conductor Marco Armiliato returns to lead five performances of Verdi's towering drama. Mayer's production also features the work of debuting artists Christine Jones (set design), Susan Hilferty (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design), andSteven Hoggett (choreography).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015
FRANCES CHUNG and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancers of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's joint production of Swan Lake Act III on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will be dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux as part of this production. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will also teach master classes prior to this performance.