After a sold-out premiere in November 2012 at Dixon Place, Figaro! (90210) returns for a limited run between June 11 and 16, 2013. Morningside Opera will present the show in concert performances at The NSD Theater (151 Bank Street, west of Hudson) in the West Village. Meet the cast in the photos below!
World-renowned Tenor Anthony Kearns, the original founding member of The Irish Tenors, recently performed a benefit show for: OASIS-A Haven for Women and Children. The concert took place April 27, 2013 at 7:00PM at Patricia Sollitto Performing Arts Center, Immaculate Heart Academy, 500 Van Emburgh Avenue, Washington Township, NJ.
Jahn Sood's new folk opera The Disappearing Man received a concert reading at Joe's Pub on Monday, April 8th. A well-attended developmental reading of the musical that took place March 3rd at Shetler Studios marked the New York premiere of the show's latest incarnation, which featured significant revisions, including a new book and several new songs by Sood, as well as new orchestrations by music director Brian Cavanagh-Strong. Scroll down for photos from this month's concert!
El?na Garan?a, star of the Great Performances at the Met broadcasts of Carmen and La Cenerentola, appears in the trouser role of Sesto in the Met's rare revival of Mozart's opera of ancient Rome, La Clemenza di Tito. Check out the photos below!
Sir David McVicar's witty and efferverscent production of Handel's most popular opera, GIULIO CESARE, arrives at the Met with Natalie Dessay and David Daniels in the leading roles and Harry Bicket on the podium. BroadwayWorld has a first look below.
British composer Thomas Ades conducts the Met premiere of his contemporary Masterpiece The Tempest, an English-language opera based on Shakespeare's final play. The Met's fantastical new production by Robert Lepage airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 17 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
Opera Atelier's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute lands on The Elgin Theatre stage April 6-13. BroadwayWorld is thrilled to bring you photos of the upcoming work as well as a look back at the 2006 season production.
The Opera Institute at Boston University will present 'Owen Wingrave' with Nickoli Strommer starring in the title role. The production opens on February 21 through February 24. Click below for rehersal photos!
Jonas Kaufmann will sing the title role in a new staging of Wagner's final opera, Parsifal, conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by Francois Girard in his Met debut. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
Philippine Opera Company's (POC) Young Artists Series: BLACK BOX/A LITTLE NIGHT OF OPERA, a free public performance held last Wednesday at POC's Opera Haus, was packed with a very appreciative audience, and stellar performances from participating artists.
The World Premiere of Robert Wilson's New Opera, ZINNIAS - THE LIFE OF CLEMENTINE HUNTER, will perform January 26 - February 3, 2013. It is only when the curtain goes up that the truth is told. Get a first look at the show in rehearsals below!
ROSSINI'S LA GAZZA LADRA (The Thieving Magpie) is sung entirely in English with a full chorus and orchestra. BxO's tradition of supplying the borough with lavish musical fare as well as intimate engrossing concerts and educational programming has endured thanks to the Spierman family since 1967.
The Goteborgsoperan presents CHESS, September 8, 2012 through March 22, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. For tickets and more information, visit: http://en.opera.se/forestallningar/chess-pa-svenska-2012-2013/.
Marcello Giordani was be unable to perform in last evening's performance of the Verdi Requiem for New Jersey State Opera due to illness. William Davenport stepped in to sing the tenor role, making his NJ State Opera debut. See below for photos from last night's August 16th performance!
Last night, July 19, opera singer Jessye Norman saw A Streetcar Named Desire again and stopped backstage to see stars Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood. Check out the photo below! A Streetcar Named Desire closes on Broadway this Sunday, July 22.
Tenor Anthony Kearns performs at the Preakness Eve celebration at Sagamore Farms, owned by Kevin Plank of Under Armour, on Friday, May 18, 2012. Kearns, the original founding member of the singing sensation, The Irish Tenors, sang 'God Bless America' during the Military Tribute (Army parachute drop/ Stealth flyover) of the 137th Preakness. Check out photos from the event below!
Company XIV, in association with Morningside Opera and SIREN Baroque, presents the World Premiere of Judge Me Paris, a Baroque Burlesque Opera, directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick. Judge Me Paris includes excerpts from John Eccles and John Weldon's Baroque opera The Judgment of Paris, sung by Morningside Opera, with a libretto by William Congreve, Baroque music performed by SIREN Baroque, and additional text by Jeff Takacs. The show opens tonight, May 17, in Brooklyn.
The Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center is set to present AINADAMAR, the operatic biography of Federico Garcia Lorca, late this month for a limited engagement. The show is scheduled to perform for two nights only on May 20 and May 26. See photos of Suzan Hanson, Peabody Southwell and Ani Maldjian on stage below!
The Bronx Opera follows the famed mischievous brother and sister into Ilsenstein forest to meet the echoing trees, the little Sandman, the 14 angels of protection, the little Dew Fairy, and the evil witch and her tempting gingerbread house in this classic opera based on the famed Brother Grimm story. Filled with parables about family life and struggles that ring true today. The chorus for this production is made up almost entirely of children from RiverArts Children's Chorus, part of the Rivertowns Arts Council in Hastings-on-Hudson.
The Met: Live in HD presents the cinematic premiere of Wagner's Ring Cycle and the behind-the-scenes documentary Wagner's Dream. The two-week event begins May 7 across the U.S. and Canada. See photos from each of the operas below!
Company XIV, in association with Morningside Opera and SIREN Baroque, presents the World Premiere of JUDGE ME PARIS, a Baroque Burlesque Opera, directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick. Judge Me Paris includes excerpts from John Eccles and John Weldon's Baroque opera The Judgment of Paris, sung by Morningside Opera, with a libretto by William Congreve, Baroque music performed by SIREN Baroque, and additional text by Jeff Takacs.
Tenor Anthony Kearns, kicked off his Spring Tour on March 2, 2012 at Kansas City Union Station's Grand Opening Gala and a special performance at the VooDoo Lounge (North Kansas City) on March 3. He wrapped up his multi-city solo tour on March 27 at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston, MA. We have a photo of Kearns with accompanist Dale Morehouse of the University of Missouri Kansas City and publicist Kirsten Fedewa.
Hundreds of lunchtime diners in downtown Chicago were treated to a surprise performance 12:30-1 p.m. today by soprano Renée Fleming, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a Lyric Opera of Chicago pianist, and 100 high-school chorus members from Lake View High School, Chicago High School for the Arts, and Merit School of Music.
Travelers at the Miami Int. Airport were treated to a surprise performance by Florida Grand Opera singers on Feb. 29th, courtesy of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's 'Random Acts of Culture' program. A total of six surprise opera performances took the airport by storm. Singers sat and stood casually among other bystanders waiting for flights in terminal D. Then, suddenly, the music began and was shortly followed by seven vocalists performing ' Libiamo' (the Drinking Song) from Verdi's La Traviata.
On Saturday August 27, 2011, BroadwayWorld.com's CEO/Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond, in the midst of Hurricane Irene married actress Jennifer Hallie Rosen after a 17 month engagement. The two were introduced by a friend of Rosen's, who wasn't able to make the wedding, as a result of the weather and warnings throughout all the boroughs. The BroadwayWorld.com News Desk stayed feverish all weekend while the couple said 'I Do', as news was coming fast about theatre cancellations, schedule changes and travel advisories in addition to all things that were happening in other parts of the country and the world, not affected by the Northeast's local weather.
Met Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts his first house performances of Richard Strauss's tragicomic opera-within-an-opera, Ariadne auf Naxos. The three-performance run features the Met role debuts of Joyce DiDonato as the Composer and Robert Dean Smith as Bacchus, opposite the acclaimed interpretations of Violeta Urmana as Ariadne, Kathleen Kim as Zerbinetta, and Thomas Allen as the Music Master.
Levine will conduct upcoming performances of Wozzeck (April 6, 9, 13. and 16), the new production of Die Walküre (April 22, 25, 28, May 2, 5, 9, and 14), and two concerts with the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall (April 10 and May 15) as scheduled.
A revival of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades will open at the Met on March 11, with a cast led by Karita Mattila as Lisa, a role she sang in the production's 1995 premiere. Mattila's three co-stars are singing their roles for the first time at the Met: Vladimir Galouzine, one of the world's leading interpreters of Hermann; Swedish baritone Peter Mattei as his romantic rival Yeletsky; and dramatic mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick as the Countess. The energetic Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons leads the opera for the first time at the Met, in a revival of Elijah Moshinsky's 1995 staging. The opera, which is based on a Pushkin story, will also feature Tamara Mumford as Pauline and Alexey Markov as Tomsky.
Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti's The Saint of Bleeker Street, opened at The Dicapo Opera on Saturday night. The Saint of Bleeker Street, written in English and dating from 1954, is the story of a simple young girl in New York's Little Italy who is blessed (or afflicted) with the stigmata and hears voices and sees visions.
Anna Netrebko reprises her celebrated portrayal of Norina, the irresistible and clever romantic heroine of Don Pasquale, in a revival of Donizetti's comic opera that begins performances Friday, October 29. James Levine, in his first-ever performances of this opera, will conduct a cast that also features Matthew Polenzani as the lovelorn Ernesto, Mariusz Kwiecien as the duplicitous Dr. Malatesta, and John Del Carlo as the title character. Renowned Austrian director Otto Schenk will return to the Met to direct the first revival of his production, which The New York Times praised as 'wonderful' and 'insightful' when it premiered in 2006.
Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group and the Opera Company of Philadelphia announced the commission of a new American opera, DARK SISTERS, composed by Nico Muhly with libretto by Stephen Karam, conducted by Neal Goren, and directed by Rebecca Taichman at The Chelsea Art Museum on Thursday, October 28. The three organizations have co-commissioned and will co-produce the opera, which will have its World Premiere in November 2011 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC, one of the first works to be presented at the Theater following the creation of a new lobby at the space. The cast will be headed by Caitlin Lynch and Kevin Burdette, with Kristina Bachrach, Jennifer Check, Eve Gigliotti, Brenda Harris, and Jennifer Zetlan. Dark Sisters will also be presented in June 2012 as part of the Opera Company of Philadelphia's chamber opera series at the Perelman Theater.
Takesha Meshé Kizart will make her Met debut as Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème on October 16. She also sings performances on October 20, 23, 28, November 1, and 5, replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn.
Giuseppe Verdi's popular masterpiece Rigoletto returns to the Met this season featuring five artists in their Met debuts and four performers singing major roles for the first time with the company. On September 29, Lado Ataneli sings the hunchback court jester and Christine Schäfer is his daughter Gilda, both adding new roles to their Met repertory. Conductor Paolo Arrivabeni makes his Met debut, as does Francesco Meli as the Duke of Mantua, Nino Surguladze as Maddalena, and Andrea Silvestrelli as Sparafucile. On October 5, George Gagnidze returns to the role of Rigoletto which he sang at the Met in 2009.
Today, July 13, the cast of Giuseppe Verdi's opera ATTILA held a dress rehearsal at St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre. The opera will officially premiere tonight. The cast includes Ildar Abdrazakov, Maria Guleghina, Vladimir Vaneyev, and Yevgeny Akimov. BroadwayWorld brings coverage of the event below.
In St Petersburg, Russia, on June 11, 2010, singers Willard White and Yelena Zhidkov lead a performance of Bela Bartok's opera 'Duke Bluebeard's Castle' at the Mariinsky Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage below.