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Tickets Now On Sale for WAM Production of THE LAST WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for WAM Theatre's fall Mainstage production of The Last Wife by Kate Hennig, directed by Kelly Galvin. The play premiered at the Stratford Festival in 2015 and enjoyed a completely sold-out and extended run. Performances of this Northeast Regional Premiere production are scheduled for October 13-November 5, 2017, at Shakespeare & Company's Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA. (more...)

DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS Coming to Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

The music of American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington will be celebrated at Music Theater Works, October 6-15, 2017, at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Presents THE CONSUL at the Centinela Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

On October 14, 20 and 22, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present three performances of The Consul with music and libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti, and starring Patricia Racette, making her Long Beach Opera debut at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts, Lawndale. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

L.A. Chamber Orchestra Fundraisers Pair Salon Performances with International Cuisine and Spectacular Homes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra pairs exclusive musical performances with delectable international cuisine at LACO la carte, six intimate, elegant fundraising evenings, three each in the fall and spring, celebrating Mexico, Germany and other nations in the spectacular private homes of members of the region's international community. The unique events this fall, each highlighting a single country or theme, include Los Angeles la carte at a luxurious private Beverly Hills residence on October 8, 6 pm; Mexico la carte at the Hancock Park residence of The Consul General of Mexico on October 28, 7 pm; and Germany la carte at the Hancock Park residence of The Consul General of Germany on November 30, 7 pm. (more...)

ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO To Have Industry Reading; NaTasha Yvette Williams, & More Lead Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Big Dipper Productions will present an industry reading of ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO on Friday, October 12 at Pearl Studios. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2019 Summer Festival Opera Productions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced the three operas that will be featured at the center of the company's 2019 Summer Festival, to be presented from June 29 through July 14, 2019. (more...)

Patricia Racette Returns to Chicago Opera Theater in THE CONSUL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents The Consul, a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Hailed by the New York Times as an opera of eloquence, momentousness, and intensity of expression written from the heart, The Consul is a modern opera whose subject matter has proven to have lasting relevance since its premiere in 1950. This show features direction by former COT Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek, music direction by internationally renowned conductor Kristof van Grysperre, and stars legendary soprano Patricia Racette as Magda Sorel. (more...)

THE CONSUL Coming to Chicago Opera Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Consul,' a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. 'The Consul' is a modern opera whose subject matter has proven to have lasting relevance since its premiere in 1950. (more...)

Opera By The Glass Presents Thrilling Immersive Production Of ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Artists collective Opera by the Glass will present its contemporary interpretation of Gaetano Donizetti's historical masterpiece, Anna Bolena, sponsored by the Museum of Ventura County for two special performances on Friday, November 17 (8:00pm), and Sunday, November 19, 2017 (5:00pm). (more...)

THE CONSUL Coming to Chicago Opera Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Consul,' a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. 'The Consul' is a modern opera whose subject matter has proven to have lasting relevance since its premiere in 1950. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

National Chorale presents 50th Presentation Of Handel's Messiah Sing-In, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Launches 2017-18 Season with SARATOGA SINGS FOR SENIORS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Lawrence Edelson announced the return of Saratoga Sings for Seniors, to launch his fourth season as Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga. (more...)

Maximum Velocity Summer Festivals 2017 Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

A world-class summer immersion bringing together Strictly Seattle summer dance intensive and the International Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI). Maximum Velocity is the premiere west coast summer dance festival. (more...)

Long Beach Opera presents SoCal Premiere of Opera FRIDA
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On June 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present five outdoor performances of the highly anticipated Southern California premiere of Frida. The opera celebrates the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, her vivacious spirit, sexuality, fragility, and her tumultuous life with muralist Diego Rivera. Robert Xavier Rodriguez' brilliant score captures Frida with music as rich and haunting as her art. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today 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. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

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...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces the 2018-19 Season Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

After a national search, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has chosen three new singers for the 2018-19 FGO Studio. One of the most respected and highly competitive studio programs in the nation, the FGO Studio, led by Artistic Directors Diana Soviero and Bernard Uzan, provides comprehensive career development to emerging artists who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Programs for 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today 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. (more...)

The McCammon Voice Competition Announces The 2018 McCammon Semi-Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

The 2018 McCammon Voice Competition judges have chosen the semi-finalists for the eighteenth biennial competition, to be held on March 16, 2018 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The finals will be held March 17, 2018 at Bass Performance Hall. This year's competitors are David Araujo, Amanda Blue, Nicolette Book, Ryan Bradford, Rachael Braustein, Kathleen Buccleugh, Chelsea Coyne, Danielle Davis, Peter Scott Drackley, Helen Huang, Hao Hu, Emily Michiko Jensen, Abigail Kempson, Chonghwa Kim, Abigail Levis, Brandon Morales, Elizabeth Moran, Langelihle Mngxati, Chong Yoon Noh, Brittany Nickell, Yulan Piao, Anthony Reed, Michael St. Peter and Andrew Wannigman. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 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. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Laco À La Carte Events Pair Gourmet Cuisine With Intimate Salon Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra pairs exclusive musical performances with delectable international cuisine at LACO a la carte, three intimate, elegant fundraising evenings this spring celebrating Australia, Turkey and China in the spectacular private homes and settings of the region's international community.  The unique events, each highlighting a single country or theme, include "Australia a la carte" at a luxurious private Brentwood residence of The Consul General of Australia on April 19, 7 pm; "Turkey a la carte" at the beautiful Hancock Park residence of The Consul General of Turkey on May 11, 7 pm; and "China a la carte" at the highly regarded USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena on June 5, 7 pm.  Providing a decidedly cosmopolitan flair to LACO's wide ranging musical offerings, each program includes a reception and dinner featuring an array of gourmet specialties and beverages of the host country complemented by a salon performance spotlighting LACO musicians and guest artists.  The LACO a la carte series, now in its ninth year, illustrates that music truly knows no boundaries.  Proceeds help support the education and community engagement programs of LACO, proclaimed "America's finest chamber orchestra" by Public Radio International. (more...)

Young Voices Come Together In Support Of NYC March For Our Lives Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Students from the Badiene Magaziner Vocal Studio will be performing 'Shine' a song written by Sawyer Garrity and Andrea Pena of the Stoneman Douglas High School Drama Club, at this Saturday's March For Our Lives event in Central Park. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Free Refugee Voices Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced Refugee Voices, two special events to complement the company's new production of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Free Refugee Voices Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced Refugee Voices, two special events to complement the company's new production of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti. (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...)

Opera Saratoga Announces DISCOVER!OPERA New Free Ticket Program For Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

 Opera Saratoga announced DISCOVER!OPERA, a new program to introduce area high school and college students to opera by providing free tickets to select performances as part of the company's annual Summer Festival, as well as access to related programs. This summer, Opera Saratoga will provide free tickets to students for two performances through the DISCOVER!OPERA program.   (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces DISCOVER!OPERA Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Opera Saratoga announced DISCOVER!OPERA, a new program to introduce area high school and college students to opera by providing free tickets to select performances as part of the company's annual Summer Festival, as well as access to related programs. This summer, Opera Saratoga will provide free tickets to students for two performances through the DISCOVER!OPERA program. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Welcomes Lidiya Yankovskaya as New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) announces the appointment of Lidiya Yankovskaya as the company's new Music Director. (more...)

BWW Preview: Summertime and the Music is Easy, in the Northeast
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 11, 2018

If you can't get enough of operas, symphonic concerts and a few musical theatre pieces thrown in for good measure, have I got a summer for you! Start in New York City and head north--almost around the corner, or a weekend (or more) away--and you'll find more than enough to keep you happy during the sultry weather ahead. (Even if it doesn't turn out quite so sultry…) It covers the gamut from Handel to Puccini, from serial podcasts to light opera, from dramma serio to musical comedy, with an added emphasis on Leonard Bernstein as the music world celebrates his 100th birthday. (more...)

BWW OperaView: Calling HAMILTON by That Dirty Name
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 9, 2018

When Stephen Sondheim was asked was asked about whether his great musical drama SWEENEY TODD was a musical or an opera, he once responded, “When it's done in a theatre, it's a musical. When it's done in an opera house, it's an opera.” Well, then, what about HAMILTON, the musical sensation of our time? Is it possible that it's (gasp!) an opera waiting to emerge? (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...)

Jim Stanek and Janet Metz to Lead WILLY WONKA and 'JOSEPH' at NewArts This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

NewArts, a not-for-profit theatrical production organization based in Newtown, CT that was recently featured in the award-winning documentary film, Midsummer in Newtown, continues its mission of fostering healing and strength through the performing arts and character development as it produces Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for its Summer 2017 season. (more...)

The Czech Center Museum Houston presents THE CHARALAMPOUS COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

On January 18, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Czech Center Museum will host a reception for the art exhibit entitled, From the Caribbean through The Gulf of Mexico to Texas. This art exhibition contains a spirited selection from The Charalampous Art Collection, a private collection of Dr. Kanellos Charalampous. Dr. Charalampous is a renowned psychiatrist and professor who is now retired living in Houston, Texas. His collection spans countries from around the globe and his joy is in sharing this collection with others. (more...)

L.A. Chamber Orchestra's 2018-19 Season Features Three World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation's premier music ensembles and a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, announces broadened collaborations and inventive new programming for its 2018-19 season.  Opening in September 2018 and continuing into May 2019, the season spotlights LACO's virtuosic artists and builds upon the Orchestra's five decades of intimate and transformative musical programs.   (more...)

Opera Saratoga's 2017 Fiscal Year Closes With National Acclaim For Artistic Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

At Opera Saratoga's Annual Meeting, Rosemarie Rosen, President of the Board of Directors, announced results from the company's 2017 fiscal year, which closed on September 30, 2017. The company reported another year of artistic and financial success thanks to the generosity, engagement and partnership of communities throughout the lower Adirondack and the New York State Capital Region. (more...)

The Czech Center Museum Houston presents THE CHARALAMPOUS COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

On January 18, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Czech Center Museum will host a reception for the art exhibit entitled, From the Caribbean through The Gulf of Mexico to Texas. This art exhibition contains a spirited selection from The Charalampous Art Collection, a private collection of Dr. Kanellos Charalampous. Dr. Charalampous is a renowned psychiatrist and professor who is now retired living in Houston, Texas. His collection spans countries from around the globe and his joy is in sharing this collection with others. (more...)

Target Margin Theater Announces Casting, Creative Team For PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE GIRL's Debut Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Following a five year search for a permanent home, Target Margin Theater (Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf, General Manager Lu Liu) is proud to present the world premiere of Pay No Attention To The Girl (March 29-April 21), which marks the Company's debut off-Broadway performances in their new 3,250 sq. ft. home in Brooklyn. Directed by Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Pay No Attention To The Girl is an interlocking set of tales about the deceptions of the sexes that lead us deep into the labyrinth of The Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Silk Road, MENA (Middle Eastern / North African), and South Asian stories. (more...)

Verdi Chorus Announces 35th Anniversary Concert With Four Guest Soloists
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Yoshiki To Perform At Japan House Grand Opening In Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

YOSHIKI will create a special musical performance to celebrate the Grand Opening of Japan House Los Angeles at Hollywood & Highland on Friday, August 24th. Japan House Los Angeles is a premiere venue designed to showcase Japan's art, culture, business, technology, and entertainment to help strengthen cultural ties between Japan and the world. YOSHIKI serves as an advisor for Japan House along with honorary advisor Larry Ellison. With facilities in London and São Paulo, this will be the first time Japan House will open its doors in L.A. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2019 Summer Festival Opera Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced the three operas that will be featured at the center of the company's 2019 Summer Festival, to be presented from June 29 through July 14, 2019. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2019 Season Including World Premiere Of ELLEN WEST By Ricky Ian Gordon And Frank Bidart
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three operas that will be featured at the center of the company's 2019 Summer Festival, to be presented from June 29th through July 14th, 2019. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Special Celebration Concert Commemorating The 100th Anniversary Of The Founding Of Czechoslovakia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

During Pacific Symphony's 40th Anniversary Season, the orchestra will celebrate cultural, scientific and historic bridges between old and new worlds. Through the performance and exploration of Antonin Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," Pacific Symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair will reveal extraordinary artistic and historic links between United States and Czechoslovakia. The highlight of the concert will be a commemoration of the founding of Czechoslovakia 100 years ago. Dignitaries from the Czech Republic as well as from southern California will join the audience for this unique celebration. Featuring multimedia elements, this special concert entitled, "Bridges of Awakenings: From Czech Lands to America and Beyond," will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (more...)

Tom Lehrer's TOMFOOLERY Comes to Melbourne Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The words and music of acclaimed American musician, singer-songwriter satirist and Harvard mathematician Tom Lehrer is celebrated in TOMFOOLERY. The musical revue comes to Melbourne for a limited season as part of the Melbourne Fringe from 12 - 22 September 2018 at Gasworks, Albert Park. (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...)

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