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Cast & Creative Team Announced For BREATH & IMAGINATION At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Breath & Imagination chronicles Roland Hayes's inspirational journey from a Georgia plantation to a singing career that included command performances for kings and queens. Despite his international acclaim, Roland never left behind his complex and loving relationship with his mother, his Angel Mo'. With spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is a compelling musical about one man's determination to become an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.    (more...)

Merola Announces Conductor, Director For First-Ever Commissioned Work
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

In 2019, San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program will present the first opera commissioned in the Program's history, the world premiere of If I Were You, by distinguished American composer Jake Heggie and noted librettist Gene Scheer. This ground-breaking work will be presented August 1 - 6, 2019, at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. Today it was announced the opera will be conducted by Nicole Paiement and directed by Keturah Stickann. Information is available at www.merola.org. Tickets will go on sale in Spring 2019. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Makes Significant Strides In Realizing COC365 Plan
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Canadian Opera Company's 2017/2018 season marked a year in which the organization made significant progress on key goals of its COC365 Strategic Plan by presenting boundary-pushing productions; deepening its commitment to public engagement and relationship-building with diverse communities; and laying the foundation for the exciting revitalization of 227 Front St. E., as reported today at the COC's Annual General Meeting by COC Board Chair Justin Linden and COC General Director Alexander Neef. (more...)

La Orquesta Mariinsky Tocará Por Segunda Ocasión En El Palacio De Bellas Artes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

La Sala Principal del Palacio de Bellas Artes será el escenario de la presentación, por segunda ocasión, de una de las orquestas más importantes a nivel mundial, la del Teatro Mariinsky, dirigida por Valery Gergiev. (more...)

Opera San José Presents PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

On November 17th, Opera San Jose's 35th season continues with Leoncavallo's tragedy Pagliacci. (more...)

CARMEN Returns To The Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents one of the most beloved operas in the repertory, Georges Bizet's Carmen, with performances October 30 to November 15 and again from January 9 to February 8. Starring in all performances in the title role is Clémentine Margaine, who made her celebrated Met debut in this role in 2017.  Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna share the role of Carmen's lover, Don José. Guanqun Yu, Aleksandra Kurzak, and Susanna Phillips sing the role of Micaëla, and Kyle Ketelsen, Alexander Vinogradov, and Michael Todd Simpson portray the toreador Escamillo. Conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his Met debut leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in interpreting Bizet's famous score; winter performances are conducted by Louis Langrée. (more...)

LA Opera Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL Conducted By James Conlon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's upcoming revival of Hansel and Gretel, composer Engelbert Humperdinck's uniquely charming classic for all ages. (more...)

Verdi Chorus To Receive Honors At Fall Concert In Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

The Verdi Chorus 35th anniversary season culminates with its Fall 2018 concert Passione! Opera! for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 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, this program, which marks the end of a landmark year for the company, will feature selections from three Verdi operas - Aida, Don Carlo, and the famed chorus "Va, pensiero," from Nabucco, as well as operatic sequences from Boito's Mefistofele, Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, Catalani's La Wally and Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. (more...)

Lyric Announces Guest Artists for Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce the participation of several outstanding singers in the Renee Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert & Gala*, to honor and celebrate American soprano Renee Fleming's extraordinary commitment to Chicago and her unparalleled contributions to our art form. (more...)

Celebrity Opera Series Continues With Plácido Domingo And Soprano Ailyn Pérez At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage's 2018-19 Celebrity Opera Series continues -Placido Domingo with soprano Ailyn Perez on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30pm.  Eugene Kohn conducts the orchestra. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's PLACIDO DOMINGO Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

San Francisco Opera presented Placido Domingo in concert on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. The legendary artist returned to the War Memorial Opera House with Puerto Rican soprano Ana Maria Martinez, Mexican tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Spanish conductor Jordi Bernacer for this sold-out performance of operatic scenes from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata and Simon Boccanegra, along with arias and duets from Spanish zarzuelas. (more...)

BWW TV: Get a First Look at FUNNY GIRL Starring Sheridan Smith; In Cinemas This Week!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 22, 2018

Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith will be broadcast in cinemas across the UK on 24 October, as part of a worldwide release of the smash-hit stage production that played to critical acclaim at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in the West End and on tour. Michael Mayer's production was filmed during the final week of its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre by Digital Theatre, and will be released in cinemas by Trafalgar Releasing. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Returns To Wortham Theater With THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Houston Grand Opera opens its 64th season with The Flying Dutchman, Wagner's eerie romance about the redeeming and transformative power of a woman's love. This new production by director Tomer Zvulun, making his HGO debut, heightens the dramatic elements of the famous legend of a cursed ghost ship. The production doubles as a welcome home for the company after being displaced by Hurricane Harvey for over an entire year.  (more...)

Lyric's RING Cycle Continues With SIEGFRIED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Join the fearless young Siegfried on his adventure-filled journey to manhood (and discovery of love) over the course of this playful, musically magnificent opera. This is the third part of Richard Wagner's epic four-part Ring of the Nibelung cycle, of which each opera is a feast on its own. No prior Ring experience is necessary. (more...)

The Met Celebrates The Centennial Of Puccini's IL TRITTICO With Performances Beginning November 23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera marks the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of Puccini's Il Trittico, which took place at the Met's original opera house in 1918, with performances November 23 to December 15, 2018.  The three one-act operas of Il Trittico include the verismo-inspired Il Tabarro, featuring Amber Wagner as Giorgetta, Marcelo Álvarez as Luigi, George Gagnidze as Michele, MaryAnn McCormick as Frugola, and Maurizio Muraro as Talpa. Suor Angelica, a tale of religious redemption, features Kristine Opolais in the title role, Stephanie Blythe as La Principessa, and Maureen McKay as Suor Genovieffa. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Additional Performance Added for the New York City Premiere of SWANSONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

L. WOLF PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce an added performance, Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm of the New York City premiere of the one-man play SWANSONG, written by Conor McDermottroe and performed by Andre de Vanny. Melbourne Fringe co-founder Greg Carroll directs. The production will now play on Tuesday, November 6th at 9:00 pm and Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm at Theatre Row's The Studio Theatre. Tickets cost $47.25 and can be purchased on line at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of SWANSONG Starring Andre De Vanny
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

L. WOLF PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce an added performance, Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm of the New York City premiere of the one-man play SWANSONG, written by Conor McDermottroe and performed by Andre de Vanny. Melbourne Fringe co-founder Greg Carroll directs. The production will now play on Tuesday, November 6th at 9:00 pm and Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm at Theatre Row's The Studio Theatre. Tickets cost $47.25 and can be purchased on line at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts New Production Of LA TRAVIATA Starring Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Flórez
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera's new production of La Traviata, opening December 4, will be the first opera conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin as the Met's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director. Soprano Diana Damrau, who made her acclaimed role debut as Violetta at the Met during the 2012–2013 season (with Maestro Nézet-Séguin on the podium), returns as the tragic heroine. (more...)

December Shows Announced At The Moonlight Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Moonlight Presents offers two holiday events in December at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Sponsored by Dr. Bronner's, the shows include the Doo Wop Project Christmas, featuring stars of Broadway's "Jersey Boys" and "Motown: the Musical," on Sat., Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Amongst the singers is San Diego native Charl Brown who began his musical theatre journey as a student at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. He would go on to appearing in a number of shows locally, including The Moonlight's "Ragtime" in 2002, before going on to Broadway. Tickets are priced $15 - $40. On Sat., Dec. 8, experience the holiday favorite "Home Alone" on a big screen with pre-movie activities including a snow play area for the kids. Tickets are $5 or $10. Both shows are on sale now through VisTix at moonlightstage.com and by phone at (760) 724-2110. (more...)

Charlottesville Opera Celebrates Eric Owens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

You may have seen Eric Owens, the internationally acclaimed bass- baritone, when he sang a trio of operas at the Metropolitan Opera that included the Met premiere of Kaijo Saariaho's L'amour de Loin, a new production of Rusalka under Sir Mark Elder, and a revival of Idomeneo conducted by James Levine, all of which were broadcast through the Met's Live in HD series. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Center Announces 2019 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald today announced the 12 recipients of the 2019 Adler Fellowship. Selected from participants of the Merola Opera Program, the ten singers and two pianist/apprentice coaches begin their fellowships in January 2019. The multi-year performance-oriented residency offers advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Since its inception in 1977, the prestigious fellowship has nurtured the development of more than 180 young artists, introducing many budding stars to the international opera stage and launching active careers throughout the world as performers, production artists, arts professionals and educators. (more...)

MEFISTOFELE Returns To The Met November 8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

A deal with the devil is struck with powerful results in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele, with performances November 8 to December 1, 2018. Starring in the diabolical title role is 2018 Richard Tucker Award winner Christian Van Horn, who joins recent Tucker Award winners Angela Meade as the love interest Margherita and Michael Fabiano as the bargain-making Faust. Rounding out the cast is Jennifer Check as Helen of Troy. Not seen on the Met stage in nearly 20 years, Robert Carsen's production is conducted by Carlo Rizzi and Joseph Colaneri. (more...)

Verismo Opera Presents Classics For The Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

What do an ice princess, druids, a clown, artists, nuns, slaves, a jester, and a pharaoh have in common? They are all seen in a New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera production, just in time for the holiday season. If you missed a production, want to see a performance again, or are looking for a present for a special person, shop locally and give the gift of a Verismo Opera performance on DVD. Funds raised from the DVD sale support the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's work bringing grand opera and classical music to the community. (more...)

NYCO & NYTF To Produce World Premiere Of DEAR ERICH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

New York City Opera has announced that it will produce the world premiere of the award-winning jazz composer/pianist Ted Rosenthal's DEAR ERICH.  This new jazz opera, to be co-produced with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, will open Wednesday, January 9 and will play four performances only through Sunday, January 13 at the Edmond J. Safra Hall at 36 Battery Place, in lower Manhattan. (more...)

El INBA Superó Expectativas: 136 Mil 557 Actividades Y Atendió A 60 Millones 624 Mil 964 Personas Entre 2013 Y 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Durante la administración 2013-2018, el Gobierno de la República, a través del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), puso énfasis en el desarrollo de la excelencia artística, propició el diálogo cultural de México con el mundo y redobló esfuerzos para consolidar el arte como herramienta para el fortalecimiento del tejido social y la inserción de la institución en la Agenda Digital de Cultura. (more...)

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Presents SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, under the leadership of Harrison Lang and Caitlin Teeley, has announced that a semi-staged concert performance of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning classic Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be performed on Saturday, January 19 at 7:30pm at The Egremont Barn. (more...)

A New Production Of Cilea's ADRIANA LECOUVREUR Starring Anna Netrebko Opens New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Anna Netrebko brings her acclaimed portrayal of the passionate real-life French actress at the heart of Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in a new production that opens in a special New Year's Eve gala performance and continues through January 26, 2019. Anita Rachvelishvili, who starred opposite Netrebko in Verdi's Aida earlier this season, is the Princess of Bouillon, renewing their onstage rivalry. Piotr Becza?a is Maurizio and Ambrogio Maestri is Michonnet, the two men in love with Adriana. Rounding out the cast are Carlo Bosi as the Abbé and Maurizio Muraro as the Prince of Bouillon. Maestro Gianandrea Noseda returns to the Met to conduct Cilea's elegant score. Sir David McVicar's production—the work's first new staging at the Met in more than 50 years—brings the world of the theater to vivid life, with all of the drama playing out in a working replica of a Baroque playhouse. On January 23 and 26, the title role is sung by Jennifer Rowley. (more...)

The Met Opera And WQXR Announce "Aria Code" A New Podcast Hosted By Rhiannon Giddens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera and WQXR, New York's all classical music station, announce ARIA CODE, a new 10-episode podcast series that pulls the curtain back on some of opera's most legendary arias. (more...)

OHP Presents MARGOT LA ROUGE and LE VILLI in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Investec Opera Holland Park will stage a double bill of Margot la Rouge and Le Villi in 2020. Le Villi has been on OHP's planning board for some time and the performance will mark the opera's first major London staging. (more...)

Gustavo Dudamel Makes His Metropolitan Opera Debut Conducting Verdi's OTELLO On December 14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents Verdi's towering Shakespearean masterpiece Otello, with performances December 14, 2018, to January 10, 2019. Otello marks the Met debut of conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who over the last decade has transformed the Los Angeles Philharmonic into one of the most closely watched classical ensembles in the world. Starring in the title role of Shakespeare's doomed Moor is Stuart Skelton, with Sonya Yoncheva as the devoted Desdemona and Željko Lu?i? as the treacherous Iago. The cast also features Jennifer Johnson Cano as Emilia, Alexey Dolgov as Cassio, and Met stalwart James Morris as Lodovico. Julianna DiGiacomo sings the role of Desdemona on December 28. (more...)

Donizetti's Comic Romp LA FILLE DU REGIMENT Returns to the Met February 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera presents Donizetti's comedy La Fille du Régiment, with performances February 7 to March 2, 2019. Pretty Yende stars as Marie, the young canteen girl of the local regiment. Javier Camarena is the boy with whom she falls in love, Tonio, whose show-stopping aria “Ah! mes amis” is famous for its remarkable nine high Cs. Stephanie Blythe is the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield, and Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro share the role of the comical sergeant Sulpice. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 9, 2019

Something Rotten! is Something Awkwardly Awesome (more...)

Pianist Brian Ganz Nears Conclusion Of 'Extreme Chopin' Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Renowned pianist Brian Ganz continues his unprecedented journey through the complete works of Fr d ric Chopin with Brian Ganz Plays Chopin: Recollections of Home at The Music Center at Strathmore at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. (more...)


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Original Production of LES MISERABLES in London Will Take Hiatus and Re-Open With New Staging
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Les Miserables is continuing to break records all over the world, with new productions springing up across the US, UK, and beyond. Currently, the Queen's Theatre in London is the only place to catch the show with its original staging, but that soon will change. When the show reopens, after a brief hiatus, it will have new staging, orchestrations, and a new cast. (more...)

Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Returns To The Met January 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera presents Mozart's timeless drama Don Giovanni, with 12 performances January 30, 2019, to April 18, 2019. All performances of Michael Grandage's production are conducted by Cornelius Meister in his Met debut. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera's 2019-20 Season Features A Lineup Of Seven Productions Never Before Seen By Houston Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its 2019-20 season with a broad repertoire of operas in productions that have never been seen by Houston audiences. The 65th season will open October 18, 2019, with Verdi's classic Rigoletto. Tomer Zvulun returns to direct the season opener after successfully opening the 2018-19 season with his production of The Flying Dutchman. American baritone Brian Mulligan sings his first Rigoletto leading an outstanding cast filled with renowned HGO Studio alumni, including Mexican tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz as the Duke of Mantua and Armenian soprano Mane Galoyan as Gilda. Paired with Rigoletto is the North American  premiere of the dramatic oratorio Saul in a much-lauded and imaginative production by Barrie Kosky. Christopher Purves returns to the title role after his celebrated performance at the Glyndebourne Festival and is joined by countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen and Korean soprano Pureum Jo, both HGO Studio alumni. (more...)

Director Robyn Cohen To Helm THE ELEPHANT MAN at El Portal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Co-Producers Tom Vitorino and Alice L. Walker (Thursday Night Theater Club), have signed acclaimed director/actor, Robyn Cohen for The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance at The El Portal Theatre MainStage.  Both Vitorino and Walker are thrilled to have Robyn Cohen at the helm directing their cast of twelve. This will be her second time to direct with Thursday Night Theater Club. (more...)

Seattle Opera Unveils 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

With a mix of new and traditional takes on opera, Seattle Opera unveils a 2019/20 Season that offers something for everyone. Audiences will experience new-to-Seattle productions of Rigoletto, Cinderella, and Eugene Onegin; the company premiere of Charlie Parker's Yardbird; and the return of a beloved classic, La boh me. (more...)

Glyndebourne Festival 2019 Season To Present 6 Major Operas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Under the leadership of Executive Chairman Gus Christie, the Glyndebourne Festival, in its 85th year, will present an exceptional collection of artists from around the globe in six major opera productions from May 18 through August 25, 2019. Surrounded by rolling English countryside, Glyndebourne is located in East Sussex, south-east England, four miles from the county town of Lewes. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Presents Iconic LA TRAVIATA At Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Palm Beach Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's iconic opera "La traviata" at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for one weekend only, on Jan. 25-27 (more...)

Zum Tod Von Theo Adam
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Die Wiener Staatsoper trauert um den großen deutschen Opernsanger Theo Adam, der am gestrigen Donnerstag, 10. Janner 2019 in seiner Heimatstadt Dresden im Alter von 92 Jahren verstorben ist. (more...)

NSAL Florida East Coast Chapter Seeks Actors And Singers For Competitions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

The National Society of Arts and Letters has discovered an array of stars including actress Shirley MacLaine, opera singer Jessye Norman, Broadway great Megan Hilty. Now, the Florida East Coast Chapter, (including the Keys to Orlando) is seeking dramatic actors and operatic singers to compete for their moment in the spotlight! Applications for The National Drama Competition and the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Competition are now open at www.nsalfloridaeast.org. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Berberian Sound Studio conceived for the stage by Joel Horwood and Tom Scutt. Joining the previously announced Tom Brooke, Enzo Cilenti and Tom Espiner are Eugenia Caruso, Sidney Kean, Lore Lixenberg, Luke Pasqualino, Lara Rossi, Beatrice Scirocchi and Hemi Yeroham. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tenor Javier Camarena - High Cs and 'High Fives' at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 5, 2018

Tenor Javier Camarena--who completes his run as Nadir, the love-struck tenor lead in Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES (THE PEARL FISHERS) this Saturday--isn't finished wow-ing Met audiences for the season. Not by a long shot. He's back in February to throw off those nine High Cs in “Ah, mes amis!” the show-stopping aria--that toast to love and camaraderie--in Donizetti's LA FILLE DU REGIMENT (DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT) that Luciano Pavarotti made famous for modern opera audiences. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At LA TRAVIATA at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Michael Mayer's richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 19th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Florez returns to the Met for the first time since 2015 to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta's hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo's father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruci?ski, and Placido Domingo. (more...)

Stephen Costello Joins The Metropolitan Opera's LA TRAVIATA on December 26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

American tenor Stephen Costello will sing the role of Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera on Wednesday, December 26, replacing Juan Diego Flórez, who is ill. (more...)

The Double Bill Of IOLANTA/BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Returns To The Met Repertory January 24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents a double bill of two rarely performed one-act operas, Tchaikovsky's romantic fairy tale Iolanta and Bartók's harrowing Bluebeard's Castle, with six performances January 24 to February 14, 2019. Iolanta stars Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of a blind princess and Matthew Polenzani as Vaudémont, the knight who loves her. Bluebeard's Castle stars Angela Denoke as Judith, an innocent young bride who discovers the terrifying truth about her new husband, the menacing Bluebeard, sung by Gerald Finley. Henrik Nánási makes his Met debut conducting both operas, which are presented in a production by acclaimed director Mariusz Trelinski. (more...)

Inkwell's World Premiere SISTERS THREE Opens 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Inkwell's World Premiere 'Sisters Three' opens December 14th at 8pm (more...)

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