The Bienen School of Music will present Berlioz’s “Béatrice et Bénédict” -- based on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” -- from May 23-26Continue reading on Northwestern Now
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November 9, 2020
When COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in mid-March, Hanna Bingham thought her dreams of performing violin in the Bienen School’s planned production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo were over.
September 17, 2020
When the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the Bienen School’s spring opera production, director of opera Joachim Schamberger reconceived Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo as an online project —an experimental opera film, Orfeo Remote.
August 20, 2020
Bienen School voice and opera faculty, students, and alumni played important roles in the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s 2020 National Virtual Conference in June.
April 21, 2020
In its Chicago-area premiere, David T. Little's "Dog Days" gave Bienen School students an inside look at composing and mounting a contemporary opera.
April 10, 2020
Bienen faculty and students are embracing remote instruction: “Now is the time for us to respond with creativity and courage to a challenging situation.”
January 30, 2020
The Bienen School of Music presents Johann Strauss’ high-spirited operetta of frivolity, festivities and a practical joke gone awry, “Die Fledermaus,” from Feb. 27 to March 1 in Cahn Auditorium.
October 24, 2019
The Northwestern Opera Theater and Institute for New Music production runs November 21 to 24.
August 8, 2019
The Institute for New Music at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music will present the Chicago premiere of David T. Little’s powerful contemporary opera “Dog Days,” Nov. 21 to 24 at the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts. Bookending the Institute’s season is NUNC!
May 6, 2019
The Bienen School of Music will present Berlioz’s “Béatrice et Bénédict” -- based on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” -- from May 23-26
February 5, 2019
Equal parts tragedy and farce, Igor Stravinsky’s opera “The Rake’s Progress” follows the moral decline and fall of Tom Rakewell, who exchanges a simple life with sweetheart Anne Truelove for the worldly pleasures of London in the company of the devious Nick Shadow.