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New York City Opera Will Present the U.S. Premiere of
By Ryan McPhee | 05/24/2017
The operatic adaptation of the 2005 film was originally commissioned by the company nearly a decade ago.
Porgy and Bess,
A Work that Blurs Genre Lines, Heads to the Metropolitan Opera with Bartlett Sher
By Alexandra Svokos | 05/19/2017
The Gershwin show has a history of navigating between the opera and musical theatre worlds.
Singer Brian Owens Proves Johnny Cash Isn’t Just Country
By Benjamin Pesetsky | 05/17/2017
Owens and The St. Louis Symphony merge genres and to show why the connection between Johnny Cash to soul music isn’t a strange one.
Broadway Folk Cast in Opera North’s
Kiss Me, Kate
By Andrew Gans | 05/16/2017
Brothers Jim and Bob Walton will play the vaudevillian gangsters.
Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and More Reflect on Leonard Bernstein's Legacy
By Ryan McPhee | 05/11/2017
Read what the stars had to say about why the composer's work resonates in 2017.
Former New York City Ballet Star Named Juilliard’s Next President
By Ruthie Fierberg | 05/11/2017
Damian Woetzel will become the famed arts institution’s seventh president.
Opera Star Renée Fleming Takes on Comedy at the Met
By Philipp Brieler | 05/05/2017
The star, who made her Broadway debut in
Living on Love
, explores the lighter side of opera through May 13.
Casting Complete for
The Tender Land,
Incorporating American Sign Language
By Andrew Gans | 05/04/2017
Hartford Opera Theater will present the limited run of the Aaron Copland work.
Waves of Tradition
Fest Takes Over Brookfield Place
By Playbill Staff | 05/04/2017
The day-long musical events at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place are free and open to the public.
Why Musician Angélique Kidjo Put an African Spin on David Byrne and Talking Heads
By Jeff Tamarkin | 05/04/2017
This composer brings rock music back to Africa—and to Carnegie Hall.
Why This New Ballet is Bigger and More In-Your-Face Than Ever
By Margaret Fuhrer | 05/03/2017
As the spring Here/Now Festival continues, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky creates a new work for the company at New York City Ballet.
How Last Year’s Broadway Revival of
She Loves Me
Inspired A Local Theatre
By Chloe Riley | 05/02/2017
On the heels of a successful Broadway revival,
She Loves Me
gets the local treatment at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
How Ella Fitzgerald Inspired a New Generation of Artists
By Scott H. Thompson | 04/29/2017
Jazz at Lincoln Center hosts three evenings of concerts in honor of the legend’s birthday.
Shuler Hensley to Star in Atlanta Opera’s
By Olivia Clement | 04/27/2017
The Tony winner will take on the title role in the Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler musical.
Nadine Sierra Wins the Richard Tucker Award, Honoring Young Opera Performers with Promising Careers
By Ryan McPhee | 04/18/2017
The 28-year-old soprano recently sang in Mozart's
at the Metropolitan Opera.
Kelli O’Hara Discusses 'Crossing Over' from Musical Theatre to Opera
By Ryan McPhee | 04/15/2017
“I got my degree in opera almost 20 years ago and left the dream to go to acting school. But people still dream.”
First Look at Seattle Opera’s Production of
The Magic Flute
By Marc J. Franklin | 04/11/2017
The popular opera, conducted by Julia Jones, returns May 6.
Heartbeat Opera Will Present New Interpretations of
By Ryan McPhee | 04/06/2017
The New York company presents stripped-down adaptations of classic operas.
Renée Fleming Ponders the Future of Her Opera Career
By Ryan McPhee | 04/05/2017
Her starring role in the Met's new
may be her last staged opera performance.
Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival Line Up
By Beret Leone | 04/05/2017
The Colorado opera company will celebrate its 85th anniversary this coming season.
Another Brick in the Wall,
an Opera Based on Roger Waters’ Album, Will Make U.S. Debut in 2018
By Andrew Gans | 04/05/2017
The opera will be part of Cincinnati Music Hall’s 2018 Summer Festival.
Watch as Broadway Artists and Politicians Come Together at the Rally to Save the Arts
By Ryan McPhee | 04/04/2017
The April 3 event was in response to the Trump administration’s proposed elimination of the NEA.
LA Opera to Stage 2 Free Performances of
By Beret Leone | 03/30/2017
The production will feature 500 Los Angeles-based amateur performers.
The Astaire Awards, Honoring the Best in Dance, Are Now the Chita Rivera Awards
By Ryan McPhee | 03/30/2017
The inaugural ceremony will take place in September.
Goddesses & Demonesses
Will Play City Center
By Andrew Gans | 03/29/2017
The three-night engagement features the work of Spanish dancer and choreographer Blanca Li.
How the New York Philharmonic’s European Tour is the Perfect Farewell and Fresh Start
By Stephen Greco | 03/20/2017
Music Director Alan Gilbert shares his vision of today’s New York Philharmonic on their final tour together.
Music Director Pieced Cole Porter’s Lost Musical,
The New Yorkers,
By Olivia Clement | 03/19/2017
The behind-the-scenes details of City Center’s “biggest and most creative reconstruction job.”
Why You Can’t Forget New York Philharmonic Maestro Arturo Toscanini
By Edward Lovett | 03/19/2017
Watch footage of Toscanini on tour circa 1930 and more as the New York Philharmonic digs into his archives to celebrate the titan’s 150th birthday.
The Met’s Mounting of Beethoven’s
Puts a Strong Woman in the Spotlight
By Jay Goodwin | 03/18/2017
Star soprano Adrianne Pieczonka reveals her take on the refreshing role.
After 87 Years, City Center Revives Cole Porter’s Lost “Pre-Code” Musical
By Jack Viertel | 03/14/2017
Where did City Center’s mounting of Porter’s lost musical,
The New Yorkers
, come from?
Metropolitan Opera Announces Live Cinema Broadcast Dates for 2017–18
By Robert Viagas | 03/03/2017
Season will open in October with a new production of
How Sutton Foster Embodies the American Spirit
By Barry Singer | 02/24/2017
The two-time Tony winner brings the American Songbook to life alongside Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens.
This Tribute Band of a Tribute Band Plans to Rock Jazz at Lincoln Center
By Scott H. Thompson | 02/22/2017
Famed saxophonist Joshua Redman is Still Dreaming of Ornette Coleman.
Before They Were Famous, These Artists Made This
By Larry Rothe | 02/18/2017
Cal Performances celebrates John Adams and his collaborators with a revival of
Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Star in Opera
Così fan tutte
By Robert Viagas | 02/15/2017
The star of
The King and I
returns to the Met stage.
Experience Lincoln Center at Your Fingertips
By Kaitlyn Zafonte | 02/13/2017
Whether you live in New York City or not, now you can go inside the rehearsal room and more with Lincoln Center digital.
Carnegie Hall Tackles the Masters in February Concert Series
By Stephen Raskauskas | 02/11/2017
From Beethoven to Bach to Gesualdo, pianist Jonathan Biss reinvigorates the late works of great musicians.
How Music Changed One Inmate’s Life
By Dexter Nurse | 02/09/2017
Through Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program, music turned a prison cell into a composer’s studio.
The New York Philharmonic Takes Tchaikovsky to the Next Level With Its Festival
By Maya Pritsker | 02/06/2017
Conductor Semyon Bychkov proves Tchaikovsky is more than just “great melodies.”
Carnegie Hall Offers a Musical Passport to Italy
By Stephen Raskauskas | 02/03/2017
The three-week February festival celebrates La Serenissima—the cultural heart of Venice—through a stunning presentation of orchestral brilliance.
Reflecting National Dialogue Through Dance
By Robert Johnson | 01/23/2017
Ailey shines a spotlight on Apartheid, police brutality, the cradle-to-prison pipeline, and more.
New York City Ballet Presents the Here/Now Festival
By Terry Trucco | 01/23/2017
The Company showcases 30 years of new choreographers in the four-week spring celebration.
Budapest’s Iván Fischer: Master Innovator
By Madeline Rogers | 01/23/2017
When the Budapest Festival Orchestra performers Beethoven, it’s never business as usual
Don’t Be Intimidated By Bruckner
By Carnegie Hall Staff | 01/23/2017
Conductor Daniel Barenboim on how to enjoy the maestro’s complex sound.
Pushing New York City Ballet to a New Pointe
By New York City Ballet Staff | 01/23/2017
Swedish choreographer Paul Lidberg tackles his first-ever ballet for NYCB.
Free Art for All at Lincoln Center
By Amanda MacBlane | 01/23/2017
The David Rubenstein Atrium places New York’s unparalleled diversity at the heart of its free artistic programming.
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