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Orpheus in the Underworld - 1956 - New York

A Gallic version of the legend of Orpheus’s pursuit of his wife Eurydice after she is kidnapped by Pluto and brought to Hades.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
1917. In a remote English village there are rumours of an enchanted wood. One of the inhabitants - a mysterious old man - invites eight strangers to stay. They all have something in common. When, one evening, the wood miraculously appears the guests feel compelled to enter. What happens there has the power to change their lives forever…
by Alan Henry - Sep 12, 2019
As general director, president & CEO Anthony Freud announced today, big changes are underway at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Acclaimed and beloved music director Sir Andrew Davis plans to conclude his two-decade-long tenure at the end of the 2020|21 season. Eminent Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola has been named as Lyric's music director designate, effective immediately, and will become Lyric's music director beginning with the 2021|22 season. As Davis continues his substantial responsibilities while overseeing the transition, Mazzola looks forward to his role in leading Lyric through the next, dynamic chapter of the iconic company's journey.
by Alan Henry - Oct 8, 2019
Lucia Lucas made history as the first transgender woman to sing as part of the English National Opera. Lucas played Public Opinion in Orpheus in the Underworld at the English National Opera on October 5th at the London Coliseum.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017
La rondine will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Runtime is approximately 2.5 hours. Opera San Jos presents six performances of this opera, opening in San Jos 's California Theatre on November 11, 2017, closing November 26, 2017. The California Theatre is at 345 S. First Street in downtown San Jos .
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017
Miles Richardson leads an 11-strong cast of J. M. Barrie's rarely performed play DEAR BRUTUS in its centenary year at Southwark Playhouse, presented by Troupe Theatre and directed by Jonathan O'Boyle.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
Following the critical and public success of Tristan and Isolde and Der Rosenkavalier, Melbourne Opera will complete its powerful 2018 season with the Australian premiere of Rossini's dramatic masterpiece Otello.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017
Miles Richardson leads an 11-strong cast of J. M. Barrie's rarely performed play DEAR BRUTUS in its centenary year at Southwark Playhouse, presented by Troupe Theatre and directed by Jonathan O'Boyle.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 22, 2017
National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with the 50th presentation of Handel's Messiah Sing-In onFriday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are $30-100 and are available at www.nationalchorale.com, or by calling (212) 333-5333.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 20, 2020
NYU Skirball will co-present the digital tour of Daniel Jamieson's The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, a play with music and dance directed by Emma Rice, on Friday, December 11 at 7:30 pm EST (available for streaming through December 18).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017
La rondine will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Runtime is approximately 2.5 hours. Opera San Jos presents six performances of this opera, opening in San Jos 's California Theatre on November 11, 2017, closing November 26, 2017. The California Theatre is at 345 S. First Street in downtown San Jos .
by Julie Musbach - May 9, 2019
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer, announces its 2019 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. The free, public concerts will be held every Wednesday evening at 7pm from July 17 to August 21, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017
Comic opera company Opera della Luna are making their first visit to Chester's exciting new Storyhouse venue with a new production, presented by the city's very own Jeff Clarke at the helm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2020
Acclaimed German director Tatjana Gürbaca and designer Klaus Grünberg make their English National Opera (ENO) debuts with ENO's first new Rusalka in two decades, with Corinne Winters in the title role and David Butt Philip as the Prince.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2018
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. Single tickets, as well as subscription packages, are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2020
DIANA is officially in previews on Broadway! Tony Award®-winning director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan) bring us face-to-face with one of the 20th century's most compelling figures in this landmark musical event, featuring an epic and sweeping contemporary score with music supervision and arrangements by Olivier Award® winner Ian Eisendrath, choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and Diana's iconic style reimagined by six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2018
The York Symphony Orchestra will present April in Paris on Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts in York. The performance will feature guest conductor, Kelly Corcoran, who was named "Best Classical Conductor" in 2015 by the Nashville Scene, and world-class vocalist, Mandy Barnett. Single tickets starting at $9 for adults and $5 for students are available online at www.YorkSymphony.org and by calling 717-846-1111.
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.
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2020
This week, you can stream opera from all over the world - from Cincinnati to New York to Barcelona, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2019
Bristol Old Vic today announced the full cast for its major autumn production - Cyrano - directed by Tom Morris, in what amounts to a Bristol All-Stars line-up of the theatre's most charismatic actors from some of the best-loved productions of recent years, with six of the seven living in the South West.
by Alan Henry - Jul 10, 2019
Something great is coming! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the classic Leonard Bernstein musical West Side Story is making its return to Broadway this winter directed by Ivo van Hove, and the revival has found its cast (including 23 Broadway debuts!) In honor of the occasion, we've getting to know the production's cast of Jets and Sharks! Check it all out below!
by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2018
The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL), under the baton of music director David Hayes, will appear at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium (881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019) with Where Even the Sea Sings, Sunday afternoon, February 11, 2018, at 3 pm. This program juxtaposes three composers of very different backgrounds and styles, inspired by a shared commonality in theme: the grandeur of the 'sea.'
by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2020
Calixto Bieito's critically praised production of Carmen returns to the London Coliseum this January.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 24, 2019
Set in Paris during the 'naughty '90's' (1890s) period known as La Belle Epoch 'Beautiful Era', CAN-CAN! is a fun and frivolous new musical comedy adapted from Offenbach's original operetta Orpheus in the Underworld. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 17, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents West End star Zachary Morris (Secret Garden, Spring Awakening, Rocky Horror) and international conductor Ben van Tienen (Funny Girl, West Side Story) making their Feinstein's/54 Below debut with Instructions for Dancing, a night of singing and storytelling. In a time filled with so much doubt and unrest, let yourself be transported into their world of acceptance and empowerment, reminding you through their heartfelt stories that we are all good enough as we are. Take a haunting journey through words, music, and consciousness as they cover the songs from Alan Menken and Jerry Herman to Fleetwood Mac and the Magnetic Fields. Mesmerizing and magical, Instructions for Dancing invites you to come and rediscover yourself at Feinstein's/54 Below. Instructions for dancing the album was created by Zach and Ben in 2016 during their time on the Rocky Horror Show and is available for download on all major music retailers. http://www.instructionsfordancing.com
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2019
Arthur Miller's rarely seen adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's thriller 'An Enemy of the People' opened at the Union Theatre in Southwark last week to sell-out performances. Set in the Trump era, Phil Willmott's bold staging and talented cast is attracting new and diverse audiences.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020
English National Opera (ENO) today (14 January) announces the next phase of a strategy aimed at making the opera industry more accessible and representative of the society in which we live.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2019
Set in 1890s France during the Golden Age period known as La Belle Epoque "Beautiful Era", CAN-CAN! is a fun and frivolous new dance musical adapted from Offenbach's original operetta Orpheus in the Underworld and features a 17 strong all-singing, all-dancing cast.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 8, 2018
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 49th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-nominated actor/singer and 2016 Rosie Award-winner Norm Lewis. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Brad Oscar will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2020
Anthony Minghella's production of Madam Butterfly returns to the Coliseum. Premiered 15 years ago at English National Opera (ENO) and now onto its seventh revival, this popular production is back to entrance audiences with its mix of stunning cinematic imagery, traditional Japanese theatre and Puccini's powerful music.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2019
The Riverside Opera Company(ROC) and Richmond County Orchestra(RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia presents the 2nd Annual Staten Island Has Talent @NYPL. The performers are winners of open public auditions held by the RCO and ROC . They will sing and perform selections of their choosing. The performance is free and open to the public on Saturday, March 16th at 2:30 p.m. at the RichmondTown branch of the New York Public Library located at 200 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island. For information contact: riversideoperacompany@gmail.com or call Riverside Opera Company at 212-729-4792.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2018
The Verdi Chorus celebrates its 35th anniversary with its Spring 2018 concert The Force of Destiny for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 28 and 29 led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. As the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus, their program will feature selections from three Verdi operas - La forza del destino, Nabucco, including the famed chorus "Va, pensiero," the opening party scene of La traviata, and conclude with beloved melodies from Strauss' Die Fledermaus.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2018
Brahms' A German Requiem is a work that surpasses religious context to convey peace and hope through the power of music. Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and featuring guest vocalists Abigail Rethwisch and Jarrett Ott, as well as the Columbus Symphony Chorus, this program pairs the music of Brahms with Leino Songs, a mystical song cycle by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2019
CAN-CAN! The New Offenbach Dance Musical running at the Union Theatre in Southwark is high-kicking its way into the hearts of music hall lovers and Strictly Come Dancing fans.
by Gary Naylor - Feb 15, 2019
Phil Willmott tries to rescue two shows with the plot of a third, but his show also never quite coheres, for all the energy expended by the hard-working cast.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
Musica Viva NY presents legendary pianist, teacher, and composer Seymour Bernstein in a special benefit concert, Reintroducing Seymour, on Sunday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m at All Souls Church on the Upper East Side (Lexington Avenue at 80th Street).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 10, 2019
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces the 2019 Associate Artists a?" actor Alan H. Green, composer Joe Iconis, costume designer Sara Jean Tosetti and actress Peggy Pharr Wilson.
by Student Blogger: Blake Velick - Aug 3, 2020
Whether you have been performing and designing forever or just started in college, you are welcome in the theatre. Everyone has a place in the theatre.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 29, 2018
Following the critical and public success of Tristan and Isolde and Der Rosenkavalier, Melbourne Opera will complete its powerful 2018 season with the Australian premiere of Rossini's dramatic masterpiece Otello.
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.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2018
With a career spanning three decades, actor, performer and host, Todd McKenney will be 'in conversation' at the Ensemble Theatre in September with four very special guests, Nancye Hayes, his mum Peta McKenney, David Campbell and Carlotta for an hour featuring songs, stories and conversation. This follows the success of his first The Casting Couch series held at Ensemble Theatre two years ago.
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.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2020
Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre has made the decision to postpone the previously announced 2020-21 Season due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. In conjunction with this announcement, the company is launching HOT Digital, an extension of the brand that will allow people to experience HOT at homes and take opera out in the community in new and unique ways throughout the year.   
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 30, 2020
ALL ARTS, the broadcast and digital platform created by New York Public Media company WNET, is excited to announce the Never in New York Festival, a broadcast and streaming celebration of international film, opera and theatrical works rarely presented to the New York audience. 
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 25, 2017
Led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, the Utah Symphony embarks upon a 1,200-mile tour of Utah from August 29 to September 2, 2017, connecting with rural communities through free outdoor performances and educational activities that pay homage to the state's landscape and the country's Native American heritage. Supported by Signature Sponsor the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, this “Great American Road Trip” tour comprises three full orchestra concerts and two chamber performances at state parks and national monuments. Maestro Fischer conducts symphonic works that complement the natural beauty of Utah, as well as music by Native American composer Brent Michael Davids, who performs in his own work as a wood flute soloist. The tour's educational outreach includes in-school assemblies and pre-concert interactive presentations revolving around the role of wind in music making and the region's natural sciences, while post-concert “star parties,” hosted by local astronomy groups and park rangers, allow visitors to experience and learn about Utah's night sky. Utah Symphony's “Great American Road Trip” tour builds on the successes of the orchestra's 2014 Mighty 5® Tour and its collaboration with KUED on the 2015 Emmy Award-winning documentary National Park Symphony.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 2, 2018
After a critically acclaimed East Coast Tour last month which included a Carnegie Hall debut on March 22, Apollo's Fire launches a new production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (Orpheus in the Underworld) starting on April 13 in Cleveland. Conducted by founding artistic director Jeannette Sorrell and directed by British stage director Sophie Daneman, the semi-staged production will include a historically reconstructed version of the work's original ending, as well as period dancers, digital scenic projections, and a stellar cast of singers. Apollo's Fire will present Monteverdi's L'Orfeo on tour at three leading American performing arts institutions; return visits to University Musical Society in Ann Arbor on April 15 and Cal Performances in Berkeley on April 20, and a debut at Green Music Center in Sonoma on April 22.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2021
The NYC-based musician will release a new single, video this Friday. 'Number 4' is from his self-titled debut album. 'I want to emphasize the vulnerability in sharing these songs...they might have an upbeat melody to them, but the lyrics still have this sense of coming of age, of nostalgia to them.' - Nouhi's Nomad
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 12, 2017
Music Director Xian Zhang and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Schubert's “Great” Symphony and works by Sibelius and Mozart, May 11–14 in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick. Violinist Jennifer Koh—Musical America's 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year—returns for Sibelius' Violin Concerto. The program opens with Mozart's Così fan tutte Overture.