All stories by David Gewirtzman on BroadwayStars

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Master Classes: (Fake) College Schedules for Your Favorite Musical Theatre Writers by David Gewirtzman

What courses (might have) inspired Company, Bring It On, and La Cage aux Folles?

Linked From Playbill at 07:00AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Take a Look at Bartlett Sher’s New Rigoletto in Berlin by David Gewirtzman

Christopher Maltman, Nadine Sierra, and Michael Fabiano star in the production at the Berlin State Opera.

Linked From Playbill at 02:13PM
Friday, March 22, 2019

A Look at Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann in London's La forza del destino by David Gewirtzman

The new production opened at the Royal Opera House March 21.

Linked From Playbill at 12:26PM
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

First Look at Pretty Yende, Kathleen Turner, and Javier Camarena in La Fille du Régiment by David Gewirtzman

The Donizetti opera begins performances February 7 at the Metropolitan Opera.

Linked From Playbill at 04:53PM
Friday, February 1, 2019

Watch Nico Muhly’s Marnie on PBS’ Great Performances at the Met February 1 by David Gewirtzman

The Metropolitan Opera production is the latest offering in the ongoign series.

Linked From Playbill at 11:37AM
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tune In to Orphée et Eurydice and Aida on PBS' Great Performances by David Gewirtzman

The Lyric Opera of Chicago and Metropolitan Opera productions will air January 18 and 20.

Linked From Playbill at 02:25PM
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Get a First Look at the World Premiere of Jazz Opera Dear Erich by David Gewirtzman

Ted Rosenthal’s piece is presented in a co-production between New York City Opera and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.

Linked From Playbill at 03:38PM
Monday, December 17, 2018

Take a Look at the Royal Opera House’s New Hansel and Gretel by David Gewirtzman

The Engelbert Humperdinck opera runs through December 29.

Linked From Playbill at 05:02PM
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Take a Look at Teatro Real’s New Turandot, Directed by Robert Wilson by David Gewirtzman

Performances of the Puccini opera continue through December 30.

Linked From Playbill at 12:25PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Take a Look at Jonas Kaufmann in Otello at the Bavarian State Opera by David Gewirtzman

Performances continue in Munich through December 21.

Linked From Playbill at 05:33PM
Monday, November 19, 2018

First Look at It’s a Wonderful Life at San Francisco Opera by David Gewirtzman

Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s holiday opera continues through December 9.

Linked From Playbill at 02:24PM
Monday, November 5, 2018

First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago’s New Production of Siegfried by David Gewirtzman

The opera stars Burkhard Fritz, Christine Goerke, and Eric Owens.

Linked From Playbill at 05:27PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

First Look at Porgy and Bess at the English National Opera by David Gewirtzman

Eric Greene and Nicole Cabell star in the London staging.

Linked From Playbill at 05:14PM
Monday, October 15, 2018

Take a Look at the World Premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Opera Hadrian by David Gewirtzman

The Canadian Opera Company production stars Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila.

Linked From Playbill at 04:28PM
Friday, October 5, 2018

First Look at Sonya Yoncheva in Médée by David Gewirtzman

The Berlin State Opera production opens October 7.

Linked From Playbill at 05:00PM
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Take a Look at Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson in Sky on Swings Opera by David Gewirtzman

The world premiere runs through September 29 at Opera Philadelphia’s O18.

Linked From Playbill at 11:32AM
Thursday, August 16, 2018

First Look at Sonya Yoncheva in Salzburg's L’incoronazione di Poppea by David Gewirtzman

The Monteverdi opera runs at the Salzburg Festival through August 28.

Linked From Playbill at 12:55PM
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Revisit Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała, and Plácido Domingo in Luisa Miller Before It Airs on PBS by David Gewirtzman

The Metropolitan Opera production heads to the small screen August 12.

Linked From Playbill at 05:32PM
Thursday, July 19, 2018

First Look at the U.S. Premiere of Pink Floyd Opera Another Brick in the Wall by David Gewirtzman

Another Brick in the Wall opens July 20 at Cincinnati Opera.

Linked From Playbill at 05:13PM
Friday, July 13, 2018

Take a Look at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s New Ariadne auf Naxos, Directed by Katie Mitchell by David Gewirtzman

Performances of the Richard Strauss opera continue through July 16.

Linked From Playbill at 10:35AM
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

First Look at Santa Fe Opera’s New Candide, Directed by Laurent Pelly by David Gewirtzman

Performances of the Leonard Bernstein operetta continue through August 25.

Linked From Playbill at 01:19PM
Friday, June 29, 2018

First Look at Bavarian State Opera’s New Parsifal, Starring Jonas Kaufmann by David Gewirtzman

The production, directed by Pierre Audi, runs through July 31.

Linked From Playbill at 12:05PM
Monday, June 18, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018

First Look at Paris Opera’s New Boris Godunov, Directed by Ivo van Hove by David Gewirtzman

The production runs through July 12 at the Opéra Bastille.

Linked From Playbill at 01:47PM
Friday, June 1, 2018

What Do Critics Think of the U.S. Premiere of the Brokeback Mountain Opera? by David Gewirtzman

The New York City Opera production runs through June 4.

Linked From Playbill at 03:39PM
Thursday, May 31, 2018

First Look at the U.S. Premiere of Brokeback Mountain Opera by David Gewirtzman

The New York City Opera production runs through June 4.

Linked From Playbill at 04:22PM
Thursday, May 24, 2018

See Misty Copeland, Jeremy Irons, and More at the ABT Spring Gala by David Gewirtzman

The May 21 evening included the world premiere of Wayne McGregor‘s AFTERITE.

Linked From Playbill at 05:34PM
Friday, May 11, 2018

First Look at the World Premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence by David Gewirtzman

The production runs at London’s Royal Opera House through May 26.

Linked From Playbill at 11:12AM
Friday, May 4, 2018

See Phillipa Soo, Sarah Jessica Parker, and More at the New York City Ballet Spring Gala by David Gewirtzman

The May 3 evening included world premieres by Justin Peck and Warren Carlyle.

Linked From Playbill at 03:41PM
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

See John Lithgow, Patricia Racette, and Marilyn Horne in Candide at Carnegie Hall by David Gewirtzman

The April 18 gala celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein.

Linked From Playbill at 01:11PM
Friday, March 30, 2018

First Look at the World Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Coraline Opera by David Gewirtzman

The Royal Opera House production, based on Neil Gaiman’s novella, runs at London’s Barbican Theatre through April 7.

Linked From Playbill at 03:41PM

All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue