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Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Opera Saratoga presents a New Production of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK 7/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Opera Saratoga presents a new production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, directed and choreographed by Lawrence Edelson, and conducted by noted Maestro John Mauceri (company debut), who has been responsible for many significant operatic restorations, including Blitzstein's Regina. (more...)

Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas: (more...)

Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season On Sale Monday, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season at the War Memorial Opera House go on sale Monday, June 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at sfopera.com; in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office, located at 301 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco and open Mondays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and by phone at (415) 864-3330 during Box Office hours. Full and Half Series subscription packages are also available. Tickets for the three cycles of Wagner's Ring during the summer of 2018 are available as complete, four-opera cycles only. (more...)

London Royal Ballet Presents Trio of Works By Its Founder at River Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed program of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton. This special performance will be presented at the River Street Theatre in Jaffrey on Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26. It will be shown as it was produced in London two weeks ago and captured in high definition for cinema. (more...)

KQED to Air San Francisco Opera Performances of Verdi's 'Attila' and Boito's 'Mefistofele' in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

San Francisco Opera and KQED Public Television will join forces to bring the spectacle and power of grand opera into the homes of Bay Area residents with two telecast events that combine theater, stage craft, and exhilarating musical performances. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live in Concert Set for GREAT PERFORMANCE Special, 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live in Concert - A GREAT PERFORMANCES Special continues the new Landmarks arts strand on Friday, June 30 at 10 p.m. on PBS (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut in the Met's new production of Puccini's Tosca next season replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. The Met looks forward to welcoming Ms. Opolais back in future seasons. The company is grateful to the Vienna State Opera for releasing Ms. Yoncheva from a previous commitment. (more...)

Greensboro Arts Alliance Announces 2017 Mainstage Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), under the Artistic Direction of Sabra Jones, is proud to announce its 1st Annual Opera Festival as part of the 2017 Summer Season in Vermont. Heidi Lauren Duke choreographs & directs Mezzo-Soprano Martha Prewitt in Lee Hoiby's comedy Bon Appetit!, written about the legendary chef Julia Child, from June 30 - July 5, 2017, at the Town House (20 Church St.)  in Hardwick, Vermont.  The return of opera performance marks a full circle moment for Hardwick's historic Town Hall which was, in fact, built as an opera house in 1898. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 "Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year" Award: luminous Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Monday for The Dallas Opera's 2017-18 'Motives Unmasked!' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Dallas Opera will open single ticket sales for the five outstanding productions of the 2017-2018 “Motives Unmasked!” Season on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Central). (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

World premieres, new productions, and exciting artist debuts will make the 59th season at Sarasota Opera a season not to miss. Highlights of the upcoming year include the return of Giuseppe Verdi, the 6th Sarasota Youth Opera world premiere, and operas by composers such as Vincenzo Bellini and Eugen D'Albert whose operas have not been heard on our stage. (more...)

Grant Gershon Renews Contract as L.A. Opera's Resident Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Placido Domingo announced today that Grant Gershon has renewed his contract as Resident Conductor of LA Opera through the end of the 2019/20 season.  (more...)

New Season Now on Sale at Wolverhampton Grande Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A brand new season of West End musicals, gripping dramas, dynamic dance and one night concerts on sale next week at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Season highlights include an on-stage dinner with Christopher Biggins, Tom Chambersin CRAZY FOR YOU, Phil Daniels in DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE, a Grand Theatre production of TURN OF THE SCREW and the return of smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS! (more...)

Charlottesville Opera's 40th Summer Season Begins Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The renamed Charlottesville Opera's 40th summer season begins later this month with performances at The Paramount Theater of Verdi's tragic masterpiece, Rigoletto and Rodgers and Hammerstein's landmark musical, Oklahoma!. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the roster of emerging artists engaged for the 16th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, which begins in September. (more...)

James Nelson-Joyce to Co-Star with Julian Clary in the World Premiere of LE GRAND MORT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

James Nelson-Joyce  is to co-star with the previously announced Julian Clary in the world premiere of the two-handed black comedy, Le Grand Mort. (more...)

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents 2017 Summer Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey opens its 2017 Summer Music Festival with an unforgettable concert performance of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme on Sunday, August 6, 3:00 PM at Dolan Hall, The College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ.     (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Announces 2018 Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Palm Beach Opera recently announced its 2018 main stage opera season that will present three audience favorites at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Season subscriptions are now available for purchase. (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Announcs 2017-2018 Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Artistic Directors Joseph Leo Bwarie and Dimitri Toscas have set the 2017-2018 Inaugural Season at the newly established nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

Boundless Theatre Company to Give Maria Irene Fornes' MUD A Rare Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Boundless Theatre Company will present a revival of Maria Irene Fornes' MUD - the first time this seminal drama by the 9-time Obie winner has been seen in New York since 1999. The production will be directed by Elena Araoz. Previews begin October 5 at Teatro Circulo in the East Village with press opening slated for October 12. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces Season Opening Festivities
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Dallas Opera announces its magnificent kick-off event of the 2017-2018 Season FIRST NIGHT. Dedicated philanthropists Dianne and Mark H. LaRoe chair the festivities and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger are Honorary Chairs. The Presenting Sponsor is Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. (more...)

Meet the Composer and Orchestra of BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

"The Bridges of Madison County" captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is a compelling, two-time Tony Award-winning musical now on stage at Peninsula Players through August 13.  "The Bridges of Madison County" is the touching story of Francesca, a lovely Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy. She is looking forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm as her family heads to the 1965 Indiana State Fair when ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions. What happens in those next four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life. (more...)

Verdi's 'La Traviata' Comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

La Traviata premiered at Venice's Teatro la Fenice in 1853, and survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire. (more...)

BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
by Abby Rowold - Jul 23, 2017

Concert:nova has certainly taken opera in Cincinnati to a new place since 'Song from the Uproar' is the first opera in Cincinnati Opera's 97-year history that was composed by a woman. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE MOTHERF*CKER WITH THE HAT Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2017

Shawn Whitsell's Destiny Theatre Experience celebrates its tenth anniversary starting tonight with the opening of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With the Hat at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater. Directed by Kurt Jarvis and featuring a cast of local stage favorites, along with some intriguing newcomers, including Michael Carlo, Megan Blevins, Matt N. Smith, Amie Lara and Tony Insignares. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017 Summer HD Festival Will Offer Free Screenings of Met Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza, will return for the ninth time this summer, with one screening each night from Saturday, August 26, to Monday September 4 (Labor Day). The series will present nine recent performances from the company's acclaimed Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, with its production of Tristan und Isolde being shown over two evenings due to its length. As a prelude to the festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in association with the Met, will present Ingmar Bergman's classic film, The Magic Flute, on Friday, August 25. (more...)

23,000 Attend San Francisco Opera's 11th Free 'Opera at the Ballpark' Simulcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

On Friday, June 30, more than 23,000 people of all ages kicked off the 4th of July weekend with an evening of opera at AT&T Park with Opera at the Ballpark, a free live simulcast from the stage of the War Memorial Opera House to the 103-foot wide scoreboard at the home of the San Francisco Giants. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Month for The MAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Falwell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage hosts a Tickets On-Sale Party and Free Community Open House Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (more...)

DIVA Starring Amelia Farrugia Comes to Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

In this exciting world premiere presented by City Recital Hall, popular soprano Amelia Farrugia stars in what promises to be an uplifting celebration of great Australian divas, taking the audience on a journey through the life and career of June Bronhill and Dame Joan Sutherland. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

21C Media Group has announced highlights from its 2017-18 selection of opera, vocal and choral music, featuring concerts, special events, broadcasts and recordings. Scroll down for details! (more...)

San Francisco Opera Holds Open Audition for Adult Supernumeraries
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of being on the War Memorial Opera House stage? San Francisco Opera is looking for adult supernumeraries (extras) to appear in the Company's upcoming Fall 2017 Season. An open audition will be held on Monday, July 31 beginning at 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Opera House. No previous experience is required and there is no fee to audition. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical MELBA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Rehearsals for MELBA A New Australian Musical developed through New Musicals Australia, commence Monday 17th of July Starring Emma Matthews, MELBA will play Hayes Theatre Co from August 11 with the season extended to September 9. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Guild Announces Opera Ball 2017 at The Imperial Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

San Francisco Opera Guild in collaboration with San Francisco Opera Association today announced details for Opera Ball 2017 at The Imperial Palace, a gala benefit celebrating the opening of the Company's 95th Season on Friday, September 8. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Direct the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct the world stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal's The Knowledge. (more...)

Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new generation of artists, including opera singers, coaches, and pianists. (more...)

Resident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) announces the six singers who will become its Resident Ensemble for the upcoming ninth season of its Composers & the Voice training program. Comprised of one each of the basic operatic/vocal categories, the singers for the 2017-18 season will be Coloratura Soprano Tookah Sapper, Lyric Soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper, Mezzo-Soprano Blythe Gaissert, Tenor Blake Friedman, Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and Bass Adrian Rosas. (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready for a very 'popular' afternoon of gravity-defying Broadway dance, singing, and acting! Music Theatre Philly, named 'Best of Philly' by Philadelphia Magazine, will be sponsoring a Wicked Broadway Master Class featuring Wicked cast member Lauren Haughton. The intensive behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway's most popular musicals will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at The Rock School (1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). (more...)

Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Cuban Ballet School Announce New Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Sarasota Opera and the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School announce an inaugural collaboration for the 2017/2018 season. The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School will participate in three of the five operas in Sarasota Opera's upcoming season. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for THE SCORPIONS' STING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Lyric Unlimited is thrilled to present the U.S. premiere of The Scorpions' Sting, an opera for families and young people with music and libretto from acclaimed Canadian composer Dean Burry. The opera follows a group of archaeology students and their professor as they uncover the Lost Temple of Isis, the ancient Egyptian goddess of healing. A mythic tale unfolds as they discover the ancient hieroglyphics, and the students learn the importance of knowledge and the power of forgiveness. The production is ideal for families with children ages 7-12. (more...)

Theatre For A New Audience Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

On the heels of winning its second Ross Wetzsteon Award for Sustained Excellence at the 2017 OBIE Awards, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) have just announced its 2017-18 season. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Appoints of Lisa Bullard Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock announced today the appointment of Lisa Bullard from The Philadelphia Orchestra as the Company's new director of marketing. Bullard will succeed Marcia Lazer, who retired in July after eleven years with the Company and a distinguished career in arts management, including tenures with the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera and South Coast Repertory. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York's 2017-18 Season Includes Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

World premieres of works by Paul Moravec and Behzad Ranjbaran that speak to humanity's quest for freedom and peace highlight the Oratorio Society of New York's 2017-18 season, led by Music Director Kent Tritle. (more...)

Free Simulcasts of L.A. Opera's CARMEN on 9/23 at Exposition Park and Santa Monica Pier
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

LA Opera's fourth season of annual live simulcasts will continue at two locations this year. At 7pm on September 23, 2017, LA Opera's season-opening production of Georges Bizet's Carmen will be sent live in high-definition video from nine cameras at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to large LED screens at Exposition Park (700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, 90037) and at Santa Monica Pier (200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 90401). The performance will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon, starring soprano Ana Maria Martinez in the title role and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Don Jose. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Columbus Symphony Opens 2017-18 with AN ALPINE SYMPHONY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will lead the Columbus Symphony in a performance of two of the world's most iconic symphonic landscapes-Respighi's The Pines of Rome and Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. (more...)

Superstar Renée Fleming Returns to LA Opera in February
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced that soprano Renee Fleming, one of the most beloved and celebrated singers of her generation, will return to LA Opera for a recital on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, joined by her frequent collaborator, pianist Hartmut Holl. (more...)

Carmina Burana to Open LA Master Chorale's New Season 9/23 & 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Performances of Carl Orff's perennially popular choral showpiece Carmina Burana and Leonard Bernstein's hope-filled plea for brotherhood, Chichester Psalms, will open the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th concert season on Saturday, September 23 at 2 PM and Sunday, September 24 at 7 PM in Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29 and are available online from lamasterchorale.org, by calling the Box Office at 213.972.7283, or in person from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office, Monday - Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM. (more...)

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