News

Tuesday
6
20

Wolf Trap Opera in Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher

The Washington Ballet’s former Artistic Director, Septime Webre, who led the company from 1999-2016, was subsequently appointed the Artistic Director of Halcyon Stage.

 

Read the full article here.

Sunday
6
18

Philip Glass in a warehouse, with lots of goth kids

Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” cries out for music.

Sunday
6
18

Wolf Trap Opera offers a Terpsichorean, goth take on Glass’s “Fall of the House of Usher”

Those who believe opera should be a feast for the eyes as well as the ears likely reveled in Saturday evening’s sold-out performance of Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher at Wolf Trap Opera.

 

Read the full article here. 

Sunday
6
11

Small opera plus big ideas make, this weekend, for a misfit

For innovation in opera these days, you have to look small: loft opera companies and other organizations that workshop new works or are able to present less-performed ones.

 

Tuesday
6
6

Former Washington Ballet head Septime Webre to direct Hong Kong Ballet

Just a year after stepping down from the Washington Ballet, Septime Webre is taking the reins of the Hong Kong Ballet, where next month he will become the new artistic director, the company’s board announced today.

 

Tuesday
6
6

Septime Webre Named to Hong Kong Post

A year after leaving the Washington Ballet — and a few months after launching the Halcyon Stage series — Septime Webre has been named artistic director of Hong Kong Ballet, effective July 3.

 

Read the full article here. 

Wednesday
5
10

All of Union Market's a stage for the daring dancers of BalletX

If you go shopping at Union Market this weekend, you may see dancers sashaying through the parking lot or twirling on a neighboring roof. Before you join in and start dancing through the aisles yourself, consider leaving things to the professionals.

Monday
5
1

Halcyon Fosters a More Creative DC

The suggested attire for a recent event on a loading dock in DC’s Warehouse District was “revolutionary.” The “classical music rave” featured a full orchestra performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, along with world-class ballet dancers spinning beside audience members invited to dance the night away with them.

Thursday
4
20

Halcyon Stage!

Saturday night, we headed to Dock 5 at Union Market for a special performance/dance party/rave at the new Halcyon Stage. We snapped Corcoran director of development Susan Breitkopf with Third Way vice president Josh Freed, Ciao Nina's Nina O'Neil, Todd O'Neil and Halcyon CEO Kate Goodall. 

Friday
4
14

These are the three songs E. Faye Butler can’t get out of her head

Chicago-based actress and singer E. Faye Butler just finished a run in Olney Theatre’s “Sweeney Todd” and will host the Helen Hayes Awards in May.