Daniela Barcellona and Joyce DiDonato have won Olivier Awards for Best Achievement in Opera for their roles in The Royal Opera House's production of Semiramide.Semiramide was also the winner of Best New Opera Production at the annual award ceremony, this year held at the Royal Albert Hall.Barcellona accepted both of the awards on behalf of DiDonato who is rehearsing a new … [Read more...] about Daniela Barcellona collects Olivier Awards for Semiramide
While it's great to see 87-year-old working choreographer Gillian Lynne get a special award, there is Marianela Núñez in the running for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, a nomination richly deserved by the Royal Ballet's most radiant and thrilling ballerina. Another welcome name for dance is designer Lez Brotherston who has collaborated with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures … [Read more...] about Olivier Award 2013 nominations announced: dance and opera
John Wood - who won a Tony award in 1976 and appeared in numerous films and TV dramas and appeared in films such The Madness of King George and Shadowlands - has died at the age of 81.Wood, who was made a CBE in 2007 for services to drama, won the Tony for his role in a Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties. The Derbyshire-born star died peacefully in his sleep … [Read more...] about British actor John Wood dies at 81
Certainly not-to-be-missed, the blurb from the ENO site announces the London performances of Romeo and Juliet with Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova: This July, for 9 performances only, Bolshoi superstars Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova, with sensational Danish ballet star Alban Lendorf, will perform a twenty-first century re-staging of Sir Frederick Ashton’s Romeo & … [Read more...] about The ‘new Nureyev’? Can’t that be crossed out of the journalists’ handbook?
Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Twyla Tharp and Olivier Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi will receive honorary doctoral degrees at the Juilliard School's 106th commencement ceremony in May.Tharp (Movin' Out, The Times They Are A Changing, Come Fly Away) and Jacobi (King Lear, "Gladiator," "Gosford Park") will receive honorary doctor of fine arts degrees.Also … [Read more...] about Twyla Tharp, John Adams, Herbie Hancock and Derek Jacobi to receive honorary doctorates from Juilliard