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BWW Review: An Embrace of Dangerous Illusions, Stunningly Portrayed: M. BUTTERFLY at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 11, 2017

Bruce Randolph Nelson's portrayal of Monsieur Gallimard is authoritative: all the glibness of a would-be mandarin who cannot quite pull it off, a lyrical self-awareness that does not quite go far enough, and a touch of madness. Every line rang true. (more...)

BWW Review: OPERA REVIEW: MADAME BUTTERFLY AT THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
by Jenny Minich - May 9, 2017

Madame Butterfly is a tragic tale with a colorful beginning. Giacomo Puccini's turn-of-the-century opera is accessible and engaging, tailor-made for opera buffs and newbies alike. (more...)

Stars of Stage and Screen Launch Thrilling New Season at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Actors, Directors and Producers from across the UK gathered at Birmingham Hippodrome last week to usher in a sparkling new season of shows, featuring the best in West End musicals, world-class opera, ballet, free outdoor festivals and more. (more...)

2017 First Quarter Broadcast Television Film News: Announcing Creative Management Partners Agent Alan Morell Client Options Works Sold
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 24, 2017

(Thus review first appeared on KDHX, St. Louis.) The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-second season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and reviewers come from all across America and from five continents around the globe. This production of Butterfly is right up there with their best. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The name Nannerl Mozart has been a footnote in classical music history, but Sylvia Milo's award-winning play THE OTHER MOZART reveals the extraordinary talents and rich inner life of Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart's sister, whose artistry was stifled and whose compositions were ultimately lost to the world because of her gender. Previews begin May 31 for Rubicon Theatre Company presentation of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama the N.Y. Times describes as "strikingly beautiful." (more...)

BWW Review: MADAM BUTTERFLY - Austin Opera Thrills With Stunning Production
by Lynn Beaver - May 2, 2017

MADAM BUTTERFLY by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa is a work of tragic beauty in the hands of Austin Opera. (more...)

Opera in the City Festival Line-Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This summer, the Bridewell Theatre in the heart of the City of London will become the home of new and innovative opera productions. (more...)

Naomi O'Connell, George Dvorsky and Jim Walton to Star in KISS ME, KATE at Opera North
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

OPERA NORTH SUMMERFEST 2017 announces casting and creative teams for Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, one of three mainstage productions that run July 29 - August 13 at the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, New Hampshire. (more...)

David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON Lands at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

3…2…1… Blast Off! Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences will have the chance to experience an explosively funny space adventure as David Walliams' stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon touches down in Edinburgh this August. (more...)

Nominees For 18th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Revealed As The Entertainment Industry Celebrates The Best In Motion Picture Trailers And Television Marketing
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

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Winners of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

An elite group of nineteen of the most talented young opera singers in the country competed this weekend for prestige and prizes in the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. (more...)

George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Soprano Amber Wagner, a 2010 George London Award Winner, and baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., who won his George London Award in 2015, make their New York recital debuts at the final program in the George London Foundation Recital Series, and the final event in the foundation's season, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 4:00 pm. Alan Darling is the recital's pianist; a reception with the artists follows the concert. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg Discuss the Politics of Theatre and More!
by Andrew Burrill - Mar 6, 2017

Alain Boublil And Claude-Michel Schonberg, the artistic team behind the creation of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON chat about Hamilton, politics, new musicals and more! (more...)

Boublil & Schonberg to Chat MISS SAIGON Revival on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

This week, THEATER TALK welcomes Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, creators of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces 12th Performance Of MADAME BUTTERFLY, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

 Due to overwhelming demand, Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce a 12th performance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly has been added for Sunday, March 12th at 7:30pm. Since the opera opened on February 11th, every performance has been a sell-out with limited ticket availability for upcoming performances. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini'sheart-wrenching Madame Butterfly. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. The stellar international cast features one of today's most famous interpreters of the role of Cio-Cio-San, (Butterfly), the extraordinary Chinese soprano Hui He, as well as Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova (Lt. B.F. Pinkerton); each in their Dallas Opera debuts.  Renowned Italian conductor Donato Renzetti will be at the podium in this San Francisco Opera production directed by the distinguished British stage director, John Copley. (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2017 Celebrating Andrew Litton and Doc Severinsen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra announces plans today for Sommerfest 2017, unveiling a celebratory summer festival in which the Orchestra salutes two of its artistic leaders: Doc Severinsen on his 90th birthday, and Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton, who has announced that this summer will mark his final season as the head of the festival. Running from July 3 to August 5, Minnesota Orchestra's summer season includes two tribute concerts to Pops Conductor Laureate Severinsen; performances by Litton and his friends André Watts, William Wolfram and New York City Ballet dancers; and culminates with the opera Litton has long wanted to conduct in Minnesota, Strauss' Salome. The summer season also involves the annual Symphony for the Cities concerts, two previously announced regular season programs and the return of the Minnesota Orchestra Fantasy Camp. (more...)

Melinda Hughes Returns to Live At Zedel This March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Melinda Hughes makes a very welcome return to Live At Zedel on March  14 & 15 following her sell out shows last year.   (more...)

Seattle Opera to Address Imperialism and More with Community Events for MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

With stylized sets inspired by Japanese theater and lush, colorful kimono worn by singers, Seattle Opera's grand production of Madame Butterfly coming this August may seem like business-as-usual. But there's a dramatic difference that sets this Butterfly apart: the broader conversation taking place on cultural appropriation, yellowface, and Asian American representation. While certainly not new to many Asian and Pacific Islanders, these conversations have permeated the Puget Sound theater scene for the past several years following a production of The Mikado that made national news. (more...)

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...)

WONDER WOMAN Tops Winners of 18th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Winners of the 18th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS were announced last night at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. The annual awards show honors achievements in motion picture marketing, including film trailers, posters and television advertisements. (more...)

Philippe Auguin to Become Music Director Emeritus of the WNO Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) and its Executive Director Michael L. Mael today announce that Music Director Philippe Auguin will become Music Director Emeritus of the WNO Orchestra at the beginning of the 2018-2019 season. (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...)

Kelsey Grammer to Star in LA Opera's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Kelsey Grammer will make his LA Opera debut in the company's 2018 production of Candide, composer Leonard Bernstein's 1956 Broadway classic.  (more...)

BWW Review: TITUS at OTSL - Grand Opera With No Deaths, No Vengeance?
by Steve Callahan - Jun 13, 2017

The Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened the fourth and last production of it's forty-second festival season. It's Mozart's final opera, La clemenza di Tito, or (as it's billed for this English-language performance) simply Titus. Everything about this production - from its glorious voices and orchestral display to the set, costumes, lights and sound - is as near perfect as could be imagined. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces Summer Fest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Come one, come all: Bring the whole family and spend the afternoon at McCaw Hall for Seattle Opera's Summer Fest on July 15. Admission is free! (more...)

Opera & Broadway of the Hamptons Presents Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

In the great tradition of the last 26 years, opera and Broadway favorites will once again come to the Hamptons through the annual favorite concert 'Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends' taking place on Saturday, July 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. (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...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gerald Steichen
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 24, 2017

Today's subject Gerald Steichen is currently living his theater life in the orchestra pit in the Kennedy Center's Opera House as the musical director for the national tour of The King And I. The show is in town through August 20th. (more...)

Casting Announced for PAGEANT at the Camden Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Legendary musical writer and director Bill Russell (Side Show, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) reunites with actor Miles Western for a brand new production of Pageant, which ran in the West End and won Western an Olivier for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. (more...)

SoBe Arts to Present World Premiere of TESLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

This September, SoBe Arts will present the world premiere of TESLA, a multidisciplinary opera, by Carson Kievman and Thomas Babe, about the exceptional life, explorations and brilliant inventions of Nikola Tesla.  We are please to announce our amazing cast and creative team and share the story of Tesla. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25. (more...)

Welsh National Opera Announce Spring Season Of Intoxicating Love Stories
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Two classic Puccini operas and a hidden opera gem make up Welsh National Opera's Love's Poisoned Chalice season, taking audiences on a journey of love, passion, heartbreak and tragedy through some of opera's greatest tear jerking music. (more...)

Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2017-18 season in recognition of the company's 40th anniversary. (more...)

The Old Vic to Present THE MISSING LIGHT Puppetry Show for Kids This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

As part of its programme for families, The Old Vic will present The Missing Light, an enchanting puppetry show for ages 7+ about hopes, dreams and true friendship, created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do. The production will run for 12 performances only, 23 Mar - 4 Apr 2017. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini'sheart-wrenching Madame Butterfly. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. The stellar international cast features one of today's most famous interpreters of the role of Cio-Cio-San, (Butterfly), the extraordinary Chinese soprano Hui He, as well as Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova (Lt. B.F. Pinkerton); each in their Dallas Opera debuts.  Renowned Italian conductor Donato Renzetti will be at the podium in this San Francisco Opera production directed by the distinguished British stage director, John Copley. (more...)

Dallas Opera Presents Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini's heart-wrenching Madame Butterfly. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. (more...)

Director Lee Blakeley Passes Away Age 45
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Lee Blakeley, director of opera, musical theatre and theatre has died at the age of 45 of a heart attack. Lee was born in Yorkshire and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and at the University of Glasgow, graduating with the prize for directing. (more...)

David Shannon, Gina Beck, Tom Edden, and Marianne Benedict Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical has announced its new adult cast with David Shannon playing Miss Trunchbull alongside Gina Beck as Miss Honey and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood. The multi award-winning production is currently playing its sixth year in the West End and is booking until 27 May 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Creates Magic in Opening Night MADAME BUTTERFLY
by Erica Miner - Aug 6, 2017

A number of key company debuts marked Seattle Opera's 2017-18 season opening (more...)

Meet the 100-Person Cast of THE ODYSSEY at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

It's nearly here! An initiative and production years in the making comes to the Seattle Repertory Theatre Bagley Wright Theatre stage in just two short weeks in the form of a musical adaptation of The Odyssey, featuring an over-100-person cast. (more...)

Seattle Opera Presents AN AMERICAN DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

In a time where those perceived as outsiders continue to face discrimination in the U.S., Seattle Opera presents an American story of justice denied. The forced removal of Japanese Americans during World War II is the subject of An American Dream, composed by Jack Perla with libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo. (more...)

Opera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Thinking himself worldly and experienced, Don Alfonso decides to relieve his young friends, Ferrando and Gugliemo, of their faith in sexual fidelity. He challenges them to a bet, promising that within 24 hours their fiancees will prove unfaithful. Outraged, they accept, but find the challenge too painfully revealing and too difficult to withstand. Dressed in clown's clothes, these young men break their own hearts and the hearts of their fiancees. A comedy that is a tragedy underneath is the perfect stuff for the uncanny genius of Mozart, so clearly revealed in this dazzling score. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (December 8, 2017 and April 6, 2018) while expanding its presence in New York to include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center (November 7, 2017) and as part of the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival (January 12-14, 2018). ACO continues to take its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings (June 21 and 22, 2018) for emerging composers, now in its 27th year, and through EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

In connection with its twenty-year commitment to address a long-standing gender imbalance at podiums throughout the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that this year's annual reunion of the Fellows of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera will take place at the famed War Memorial in San Francisco, California, in partnership with the San Francisco Opera. (more...)

Washington National Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY, 5/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Washington National Opera's 2016–2017 season concludes with one of the most beloved operas in the repertory, Puccini's Madame Butterfly, May 6– 21, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Featuring some of the most enduring and memorable music in all of opera, this production also features dazzling sets and costumes by Japanese American production designer Jun Kaneko, whose dramatic designs for WNO's 2014 production of The Magic Flute amazed audiences. This new- to-Washington production from Opera Omaha and San Francisco Opera is directed by Leslie Swackhamer and conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin. A special Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance of Madame Butterfly is presented in the Opera House on Friday, May 19, 2017, and features current singers of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. (more...)

Utah Opera Closes 2016-17 Season with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

In May 2017, Utah Opera will present Mozart's “Don Giovanni,” a tale of love, seduction, and murder as seen through the stylized lens of a 1950s “film noir” cinematic approach. This production will be performed five times at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on May 13, 15, 17, 19 at 7:30 PM and May 21 at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $21-$92, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Royal Opera House Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, announced today their premiere schedule of The Royal Opera & Ballet which is being added to their expanding Stage to Screen series. The River Street Theatre is currently the exclusive venue presenting the Royal Opera House HD screenings in northern New England. (more...)

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