Barbara Cook, Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Angels in America, Where The Wild Things Are Set for LA Philharmonic

News   Barbara Cook, Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Angels in America, Where The Wild Things Are Set for LA Philharmonic
Music director Gustavo Dudamel and president Deborah Borda have announced the 2012-13 season of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Ann Hampton Callaway
Ann Hampton Callaway Photo by Bill Westmoreland

Of interest to theatre fans is The Songbook Series, which will feature performances by Tony winner Barbara Cook and Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway.

Cook will celebrate her 85th birthday at the Los Angeles venue; her concert with the Philharmonic is scheduled for Nov. 14, 2012. Callaway will perform The Streisand Songbook Feb. 10, 2013. The series will conclude April 10, 2013, with Max Raabe and Palast Orchester, who will present "original arrangements of hits, dance hall songs, and chansons, from Kurt Weill to Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, alongside Cuban rumbas, happy foxtrots and stylish tangos."

Where The Wild Things Are, Oliver Knussen’s one-act opera, inspired by Maurice Sendak's children's book, will be brought to life in a new production by U.K. director Netia Jones, using technologies that combine live images of performers with Sendak’s artwork. A co-production with the Barbican, London and the Aldeburgh Festival, performances are scheduled for October 11-14, 2012. The production will feature Claire Booth, Max, soprano; Susan Bickley, Mama, Tzippy/Female Wild Thing, mezzo-soprano; Christopher Gillett, Moise/Wild Thing with Beard, tenor; Jonathan Gunthorpe, Bruno/Wild Thing with Horns, baritone; Graeme Broadbent, Emile/Rooster Wild Thing, bass-baritone; and Graeme Danby, Bernard/Bull Wild Thing, bass.

Composer Peter Eötvös' operatic realization of Tony Kushner's Angels in America will be offered Jan. 15, 2013. Conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado and directed by David Gately, the cast will feature David Adam Moore (Prior Walter), baritone; TBA (Louis Ironson), tenor; Omar Ebrahim (Joseph Pitt), baritone; Brian Asawa (Mr. Lies), countertenor; Janice Hall (Hannah), soprano; Kelly Anderson (Roy Cohn), baritone; Julia Migenes (Harper Pitt), mezzo-soprano; and Measha Brueggergosman (Angel), soprano.

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