Romantic opera

Nostalgia Book (Australian Contemporary Opera Co)

For die-hard fans of acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen and prolific American composer Philip Glass, including those intrigued by their collaboration, Australian Contemporary Opera Co’s (ACOCo) book of desire (presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre) is an absorbing, meditative work in which Cohen’s insightful poetry is …

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10 Soap Opera Spin-Offs Every Soap Fan Should Watch

Since how I Met Your Mother for Full house for The Walking Dead, Many hit TV shows have received spinoffs over the years, but a lesser-known kind of spinoff comes from daytime soap operas. RELATED: Soap Opera Duos Who Acted Together On More Than One Show Ranging from daytime to …

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Review of Teatro Real Madrid 2021-22: The Marriage of Figaro

Originally, the Teatro Real in Madrid was to present a new production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, co-produced with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. But instead, the company presented the production of Claus Guth from Salzburg. The German director is no stranger to opera in Madrid, having directed ‘Don Giovanni’ last season …

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#TBT – Thorsten Kaye – Soap Opera Digest

This interview originally appeared in the July 30, 1996 issue of Soap Opera Digest OLTL’s tortured poet might as well keep a lid on his personal life Thorsten Kaye lives on the ground floor of a turn-of-the-century Manhattan townhouse. But don’t seek out the leather-bound volumes of Shakespeare or the …

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The young Monkey King at the China National Peking Opera Company

03:36 The Mei Lanfang Theater was almost full during the Spring Festival holiday, the audience watched the stage attentively. As the sound of drums and gongs intensified, the drama’s protagonist, the Monkey King, entered the stage surrounded by a group of small monkeys. “Tumult in Paradise” is the opening performance …

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Voss (South Australian State Opera)

Richard Meale’s Grand Opera Voss (1986) ultimately speaks of “a stranger in a foreign land”. Based on German explorer Ludwig Leichardt (after Patrick White’s magnificent 1957 novel), Johann Ulrich Voss is a man trapped in a personal fog, bewildered and alienated by and from the practicalities of life due to …

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Fort Worth Opera dazzles with 75th Diamond Anniversary celebration

Beyond being a “simple” 75th anniversary celebration, the Fort Worth Opera House Diamond Anniversary Celebration April 22 was also a long-awaited toast to the return of opera to the Bass Hall. After two years of pandemic transitions to virtual presentations, recitals and productions in smaller venues, FWO fans were able …

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La Traviata (Opera Australia)

Elijah Moshinsky’s 1994 production La Traviata is sure to delight anyone seeing it for the first time, but those who have been lucky enough to experience its Belle Époque beauty and drama many times over might become complacent. To get them to sit up and take notice may require exceptional …

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DON PASQUALE, Royal Opera House

Damiano Michieletto’s modern staging of Donizetti’s sparkling comedy Don Pasquale critics divided on its final appearance at the Royal Opera House in 2019. The story of an old man’s trickery into marrying a seemingly wise bride, only to have her quickly become a nightmarish tyrant as soon as the ring …

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Young People’s Chorus of New York appoints new creative director

Elizabeth Nunez possesses been appointed the new creation Director of the New York Youth Choir (YPC). In his new role, Nuñez is expected for will be carry out CJP Creative programming efforts. Nuñez has been associated with YPC because 2004, playing a important role in promote programs and develop opportunities …

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Cast and premieres announced for LA TRAVIATA at the Grand Opera House

Opera of Northern Ireland today announces a trio of leading female actors and creators in the stunning new adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic love story from the critically acclaimed national opera company , directed by artistic director Cameron Menzies, which will open at the Grand Opera House, Belfast in September. …

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Q&A: Courtney Lewis on ‘La Boheme’ & Jacksonville Symphony

On April 29, the Jacksonville Symphony will present a new production of “La Bohème” with a cast of stars and rising stars. Courtney Lewis will direct the production, which will be semi-directed. Lewis has been the orchestra’s musical director for six years and he recently announced an additional contract extension …

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Thomas Hampson, Christian Gerhaher and Florian Sempey lead the CD/DVD releases

This week, the public discovers the new albums of great baritones and rising stars. Here is an overview of the releases. Cosi fan tutte The Maggio Musicale releases Mozart’s masterpiece in Naxos. Conductor Zubin Mehta conducts Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s production. The March 2021 recording features Thomas Hampson, Valentina Nafornita, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, …

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Spring Opera: “Volpone” – UNCSA

Emerging Artist Series “Volpone” (“The Fox”), 2004, is a brilliant, biting comedy inspired by Ben Jonson’s classic play of the same name. Wealthy Volpone feigns fatal illness in order to trick a group of his so-called “friends” into believing that each of them will inherit his fortune. Their efforts in …

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The Toledo Opera returns to the Valentine Theater with ‘La Traviata’ – BG Independent News

From the TOLEDO OPERA Toledo Opera will present “La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi on Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. at the Valentine Theater, 400 North Superior, Toledo. For tickets visit: toledopera.org Performed by Toledo Opera for the first time in 10 years, …

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Dana presents the opera from April 22 to 24

Actors Marlina Karimi and Emilio Santiago. YSU Dana School of Music Presents Opera L’amico Fritz Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 22, 23, and 24 at the Spotlight Theater in Bliss Hall on campus. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday matinee show begins at 2 p.m. …

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GH’s Amanda Setton reflects on Brook Lynn’s evolution

Soap Opera Digest: It’s been such an important storyline period for Brook Lynn, who played a starring role in the Baby Bailey saga. Did you imagine, when all this baby ruse started, that it would end up carrying such emotional weight and shattering so many of Brook Lynn’s defenses? Amanda …

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On the Wings of ‘Madame Butterfly,’ Opera Returns to Honolulu

April 10 – More than two years after the curtain fell on ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, opera is finally back in full swing at the Blaisdell Concert Hall with the Hawaii Opera Theater’s production of ‘Madame Butterfly’. Although it opened on Friday, there are still two more stagings, today and …

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Korngold Festival celebrates ‘Die Kathrin’, an opera about lasting love | Chicago News

Folks Operetta at the cast of “Die Kathrin” (Credit: Anthony Nguyen) True love is indestructible, and perhaps the more it is tested, the stronger it becomes. This is what should be remembered from “Die Kathrin”, the 1937 operetta by Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957). The Austrian Jewish composer first established himself …

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#TBT Greg Vaughan – Soap Opera Digest

This interview originally appeared in the October 15, 2002 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Greg Vaughan (Diego, YOUNG AND RESTLESS) proudly admits his big breakthrough came “the day I met Aaron Spelling.” It was on the prime-time show MALIBU SHORES that the actor made his soapy debut as Josh. The …

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Things to do: MSO Masterworks, Rep tour, UM opera | Arts & Theater

Here’s a quick guide to some upcoming arts and cultural events happening around Missoula ahead. Final Concert of Symphony and Chorale Masterpieces (Saturday-Sunday April 9-10) The concert, “Spirit, Song and Remembrance,” marks the last Masterworks concert of the season for the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. The three pieces vary …

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Fabio Biondi discovers Carlo Monza’s quartets on Opera In Musica; Released April 22

On April 22, Naïve Classiques will release an album of six previously unreleased string quartets by 18th-century Milanese composer Carlo Monza, performed by violinist Fabio Biondi and members of his Galante Europe together: violinist Andrea Rognoni, violist Stefano Marcocchi and cellist Alessandro Andriani. With their cheerful tone and flirtatious style, …

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Review: Eugene Onegin at Opera in the Heights

I knew trouble awaited me in the physical production of Tchaikovsky’s Opera in the Heights Eugene Onegin (1879) when I saw the large portrait on the back wall. It looks like an early Stalinist-era propaganda recruiting poster, a kind of Communist Rosie the Riveter. On a red background, the unsmiling …

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Editorial: Cancel Me – Opera Wire

I tried to write again today, but I can’t write. The war has been going on for a month. Every time I start an article, I burst into tears. My writing is only a few paragraphs long. Today everyone is talking about the so-called cancellation of [Russian] culture. And in …

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Louise Loves: Alice’s Adventures – The Opera is coming to Limerick!

OPERA Collective Ireland will present the Irish premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, an opera for the whole family based on Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s book.Composed by Will Todd with a libretto by Maggie Gottlieb, this entertaining and engaging opera received rave reviews when it premiered at Opera Holland Park …

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CAPITOL wins – Soap Opera Digest

Remembering the CBS foamer on the 40and anniversary of his debut. Premiere date: March 29, 1982 Final date: March 20, 1987 Created by: Stephen Karpf and Elinor Karpf Overview: Set in the fictional Washington, DC suburb of Jeffersonia, CAPITOL followed the exploits of the politically connected Clegg, Denning and McCandless …

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Virginia Opera announces 2022-2023 season

Figaro Marriage DetailsVirginia Opera is pleased to release details of its 48th season of opera production. Performances will take place at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, Va., the Carpenter Theater at the Dominion Energy Center in Richmond, Va., and the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in …

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Stage and Heard – Soap Opera Digest

Ariane Zucker was totally on board when DAYS decided to review Nicole and EJ’s relationship with Dan Feuerriegel. “I love these two characters [together]and i like it when Aliit’s [Sweeney, Sami] in the mix,” says Zucker. “We have a hoot together in everything we do. It’s awesome. I am happy …

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Lynn Nottage and Ricky Ian Gordon Turn ‘Intimates’ into Opera

On March 4, 2022, Lynn Ratingtwice Pulitzer Prize Winner and associate professor at Theater program to School of Artsjoined composer Ricky Ian Gordon for a lively and illuminating online discussion about their experiences transforming Nottage’s 2003 piece, intimate clothes, in opera. Moderated by drama teacher SoA Christian Parkerthe conversation ranged …

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Opera Ithaca and Ithaca College collaborate on an original opera | The music

ITHACA, NY – The Orkney Islands off the northeast coast of Scotland provide an evocative setting for an original opera, “We Wear the Sea Like a Coat.” The five performances, unfortunately brief, recently marked the world premiere of this collaboration between Opera Ithaca and the music and theater departments of …

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Review: Opera North’s Alcina – La Mancunion

At first glance, the stage at the Lowry Theater shows rows of stage lights suspended just above ground level. Upon closer inspection, you see a minimalist office-like setting with several green chairs and cushions. The bearskin rug with its big head is eye-catching, but other than that it seems like …

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‘Tosca’ Review: Lyric Opera’s Direct Approach Serves the Love Story Well

Opera companies often present productions that reimagine classic works, offering some sort of updated, conceptual, or otherwise unexpected dramatic takes. When such unconventional stagings succeed, they can refresh and reinvigorate a familiar mainstay in exciting and welcome ways. But when they fail, they distort the meaning of the opera and …

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SWAN LAKE, Royal Opera House

Some nights in Covent Garden are heavy with a sense of occasion, and this particular performance by Swan Lake, which was set a week after opening night, was definitely one of them. by Liam Scarlett Swan Lake isn’t even four years old as a production in the Royal Ballet’s repertoire, …

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Arizona Opera presents a captivating production of Sondheim’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

Last fall, as local companies announced their different seasons, one show in particular made my eyes widen and I thought, “WHO DOES WHAT? I’m talking about the Arizona Opera bringing to Phoenix and Tucson a fully orchestrated presentation of the seldom-produced work of jaw-dropping brilliance Stephen Sondheim musical, A LITTLE …

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DON JUAN at the Wroclaw Opera

A romantic burlesque turns out to be an abstract path to nothingness through perverse vanity. To have. Let me start by saying: this is amazing. Latex, satin and velvet seen at the opera like never before. The license can be glamorous. Dark atmosphere, great sense of humor, movements close to …

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Met Opera will host a benefit for Ukraine on March 14

The Metropolitan Opera will hold a benefit concert on March 14 for relief efforts in Ukraine that will be broadcast on radio worldwide ByThe Associated Press March 7, 2022, 7:58 p.m. • 1 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera will hold …

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Soprano Nadine Sierra releases MADE FOR OPERA

Nadine Sierra’s childhood intuition – that she was born to sing opera – proved correct in every way and is reflected in the title of her second solo album, Made for Opera, out today. today on Deutsche Grammophon. The dramatic presence, searing passion and technical brilliance for which the American …

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Forgotten treasure: A suffragette opera will be performed at Glyndebourne for the first time in 80 years

The Wreckers drew comparisons with the British composer, Benjamin Britten’s last opera, Pierre Grimes. As a result of Britten’s compelling post-war narrative, who later took over musical composition direction, it has been suggested that the pre-war period, of which Smyth was a part, is often easily overlooked. in the history …

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The composer’s music celebrated the overture to the opera and Captain Cook

Two other orchestral works from the early 1970s reveal Butterley’s thoughtful but idiosyncratic response to high-profile occasions. The piano concerto Explorations was commissioned to mark the bicentenary of James Cook’s voyage to the east coast of Australia in 1770; he received his premiere in the presence of royalty. However, it …

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Opera Review: Puccini’s “Turandot” at Maryland Lyric Opera

The three imperial ministers Ping (Javier Arrey), Pang (Joseph Michael Brent) and Pong (Yi Li). Photo by Julian Thomas Photography. Turandot’s story has appeared in a surprising number of works, including an 18th-century play by Carlo Gozzi, a romantic drama by Friedrich Schiller, and even a modernist offering by Bertolt …

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The Shanghai Opera opens the season in style

Shanghai Opera presents “Das Land des Lachelns” (The Land of Smiles) at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center this weekend, which serves as the opening act for its 2022 spring and summer performance season. “Das Land des Lachelns” is a 1929 three-act romantic operetta by Franz Lehár, one of the first …

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MOON AND ARIES – OPERA DUO SYNTH POP is about to release a new album

German composer and producer Tom Aries and Canadian writer and singer Jordana Moon team up as MOON AND ARIES. To bring warmth and assurance for a better future. The new album wraps captivating retro synthesizer sounds with ethereal vocals – the result: A very calm, relaxed, romantic and relaxed general …

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First black actress to play Christine in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera to make history

Emilie Kouatchou Matthew Murphy Emilie Kouatchou in The Phantom of the Opera Emilie Kouatchou go down in history as first black actress to play Christine Daaé in Broadwaythe production of The Phantom of the Opera. Talk to sheinelle jones on Thursday’s episode of Today show, said Kouatchou Phantom was the …

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Celebrating homosexuality in an opera and cabaret mashup CD – People’s World

Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond. The very urban venues of opera and cabaret have always attracted a strong quota of queer people. There’s something about “I Am What I Am”, the hit song by La Cage aux Folles—in the exaggerated expressiveness of both genres, desire and desperation over …

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‘Touch’: New opera will shed light on Helen Keller’s adult life

Birmingham Opera HouseAlabama’s largest professional opera company, has announced a new opera about the life of deaf-blind author and activist Helen Keller. “Touch,” slated to premiere in 2024, will focus on Keller’s adult life and the accomplishments she and her teacher and confidante, Anne Sullivan Macy, have made as humanitarians …

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The 9 Best Phantom of the Opera Adaptations

The classic horror novel by Gaston Leroux The Phantom of the Opera has been an integral part of film history since the early days of cinema. The story has a timeless quality that has led the filmmakers to return to the tale again and again. RELATED: The 5 Most Accurate …

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New opera to show Helen Keller’s life as an adult, picking up where ‘The Miracle Worker’ left off | News

“Touch,” the first opera highlighting the lives of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, is set to premiere in Alabama in 2024. Birmingham Opera House A new opera is set to shine a light on the adult life of Helen Keller, including the accomplishments of her and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, …

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REVIEW: We will rock you

Ben Elton, writer-director of We Will Rock You at the Grand Opera House in York WE Will Rock You is “intriguing, thought-provoking, painfully romantic, brutally cynical, and both sad and hilarious,” says Ben Elton, futuristic writer-director of “rock theatrical” Queen. It’s also probably the dumbest musical you’ll ever see. Even …

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GH’s Laura Wright Talks Sonny/Carly Split

The outlook didn’t look good for five-times married supercouple Sonny and Carly after she caught him in bed with Nina, and this week Carly is meeting with a lawyer to initiate their divorce. According to Laura Wright, Sonny’s infidelity runs particularly deep given the identity of the other woman. “Carly …

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Holocaust victim’s opera stored for years in a vault finally premieres | Germany

An opera score salvaged from a basement in San Francisco had its world premiere in a German theater, exuberantly enlivened by more than 150 musicians and performers nearly 80 years after its composer was assassinated by the Nazis. Grete Minde, a late romantic opera of 1920s jazz-inspired melodies and grand …

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Review: The Magic Flute at Houston Grand Opera

Presentation by the Houston Grand Opera of Mozart’s last masterpiece, The magic flute, a co-production between Komische Oper Berlin and London’s avant-garde theater company 1927, is one for the ages. You haven’t seen anything like it. It’s haunting, incredibly theatrical, cutting-edge, and deeply compelling. A feat of theatrical conjuring of …

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The San Diego Opera is back in person this weekend

San Diego Opera is back to in-person productions at the Civic Theater after experimenting with drive-in performances during the pandemic. of Mozart”Cosi Fan Tutte“Arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day. The San Diego Opera back in person with “Cosi Fan Tutte” If there’s anything the pandemic has taught us, it’s …

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This Kentucky Opera production of ‘Orfeo’ is a sonic journey through time – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

This opera story does not focus on what happens on stage, but rather what happens below, in the orchestra pit. The Kentucky Opera production of Christoph Willibald Gluck”Orpheus“, an opera about love, loss and second chances set at the Brown Theater in downtown Louisville on Friday and Sunday, is a …

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‘Carmen’ Gets Darker New Look In Opera San Jose Revival

For Nikola Printz, reprising the title role of “Carmen” at the San José Opera is like coming home. The mezzo-soprano says their connection to Bizet’s masterpiece has always had a special meaning. “I have a long history with ‘Carmen’,” says Printz, who dazzled audiences as the doomed Queen of Carthage …

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Opera Australia names Matilda Moran and Bianca Bruce as stepsisters in CINDERELLA

Lyndon Terracini for Opera Australia and John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia today announced the two talented actors who will star as Cinderella’s stepsisters in one of the greatest musicals of all time. The Tony® Award-winning production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will open at the Regent Theater in Melbourne …

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Review of the Palau de les Arts 2021-22: The Tales of Hoffmann

After battling the general increase in COVID infections, the Palau de Les Arts managed to raise its curtain to present “The Tales of Hoffmann” on 23rd from January, after canceling the original premiere date of January 20and. Expectations were high, as this production used one of the most comprehensive critical …

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ICYMI Linsey Godfrey Interview – Soap Opera Digest

After a nearly year-long absence from the screen, Linsey Godfrey is finally back on DAYS as Sarah. “It was very strange and completely alien, but familiar at the same time,” Godfrey says, describing his first day back at work. “I had to do things where I was kind of flying …

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Madame Butterfly: guide to Puccini’s famous opera and his best recordings

In the summer of 1900, Giacomo Puccini was in London supervising a performance of Tosca at Covent Garden. During his visit he went to see a new play which was being performed at the Duke of York’s Theater on nearby St Martin’s Lane: David Belasco’s Lady Butterfly. What is the …

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Opera Australia presents Otello | News

After being postponed by pandemic restrictions just days before the Sydney Opera House opens in 2021, audiences will finally have the opportunity to see legendary German director Harry Kupfer’s highly acclaimed production of Otello opening on February 19. . One of Verdi’s most magnificent works, Otello will feature the three …

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RIP actor Donald May, star of ‘The Edge of Night’ soap opera, dies at nearly 95

Homepage Television RIP actor Donald May, star of the soap opera “The Edge of Night”,… Back when there were only five television channels – yes, only five – afternoon soap operas had millions and millions of viewers. Donald May, the actor who played dashing Adam Drake on ‘The Edge of …

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The Classical Review » » Dashing ‘Zorro’ Captures Hearts at Fort Worth Opera’s World Premiere

It’s courtship and swordplay for Ana Maria (Gabriella Enríque) and undercover nobleman Diego (César Delgado) in Fort Worth Opera’s rousing production of Zorro. Photo: Ryan Scott Lathan/FWO Héctor Armienta, composer, librettist and history buff, took about ten years to complete his new opera Zorro, a risque reimagining of the century-old …

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North Texas has an exciting year for opera fans

Boosted by COVID shutdowns in 2020, the Fort Worth Opera House and the Dallas Opera each went to work on plans to engage with their communities in new ways while providing opportunities for their performers and longtime fans to experience opera safely. Last year, Fort Worth Opera filled the start …

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Metropolitan Opera Review 2021-22: Sonya Yoncheva and Malcolm Martineau in recital

On January 23, 2022, soprano Sonya Yoncheva returned to the Metropolitan Opera stage for a special recital of French and Italian art songs, joined by pianist Malcolm Martineau. French finesse Opening the program, four selections by Henri Duparc. The first, “L’invitation au voyage”, quickly created a tender but urgent atmosphere …

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Pamplin Media Group – Canadian Opera Lesbians: Get Used to Them

The US premiere of chamber opera ‘When the Sun Comes Out’ finally hits the Portland Opera studio stage Composer Leslie Uyeda was amazed when she realized there had never been an openly lesbian opera: “Two women falling in love,” as she succinctly put it. She was determined to write one, …

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‘La Bohème’: What to know about the Utah Valley School Opera Show

La Bohème” is a story set in 1830s Paris where a poor poet and seamstress lives in the Latin Quarter, a neighborhood rife with nightlife, restaurants and artists. They indulge each other while struggling to survive with their friends. The characters in this opera “are struggling young artists trying to …

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Opera Magic – Eugene Weekly

A a lot of people think opera is just weird. But Wolfgang Mozart The magic flute is bizarre even by operatic standards. Take a conventional quest story – Tamino seeks wisdom through a series of trials – layer a romantic quest – boy (Tamino) seeks/loses/gains a girl (Pamina) – and …

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San Francisco Opera to Debut Adams’ ‘Antony and Cleopatra’

John Adams’ version of “Antony and Cleopatra” will have its world premiere on September 10 during the opening weekend of the San Francisco Opera’s 100th season ThroughThe Associated Press January 20, 2022, 00:42 • 1 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SAN FRANCISCO — John Adams’ version …

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Metropolitan Opera Review 2021-22: La Bohème

January 13, 2022 saw the second performance of Puccini’s “La Boheme” at the Metropolitan Opera. While Zeffirelli’s eternally fine production continues to delight, the evening’s cast, led by maestro Carlo Rizzi, managed to showcase their passion and vitality in front of the audience. Exceptional tracks Fresh off his job with …

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Romance and tragedy in a night at the opera

Scott Hendricks as Baron Scarpia in Tosca at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. PHOTO: Tristram Kenton/Royal Opera House/ArenaPAL THE passion, politics, romance, tragedy and thrills of one of the world’s most beloved operas will come to life at the Regal Theater in Minehead when Puccini’s Tosca Royal Opera …

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Odyssey Opera releases The Queen by Gounod

by Charles Gounod Queen of Sheba, libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, performed at Jordan Hall in 2018 with Kara Shay Thomson (Queen Balkis), Michelle Trainor (Bénoni), Dominick Chenes (Adoniram), Kevin Thompson (King Solomon), conducted by Gil Rose. BMOP/sound OO1004 [3 CDs] 165 minutes of one. Click on HERE …

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Charlottesville Opera Company Celebrates Soprano in Fat Pig

Miriam Gordon-Stewart is not surprised that the world of opera has attracted great performers. The creative director of Victory Hall Opera in Charlottesville says it takes a certain body to produce the big sound associated with this art form. “Singers are so often taller than normal people. Their bodies are …

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Australian ballet boy becomes passionate about opera | The Murray Valley Standard

Switching from one art form to another is a difficult career change that few people can achieve. It requires transferable skills as well as lateral thinking and a propensity to learn quickly and on the move. Luckily for Shane Placentino, cover director of three Opera Australia productions this year, he …

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Australian ballet boy becomes opera lover | the islander

Switching from one art form to another is a tricky career change that few people can achieve. It requires transferable skills as well as lateral thinking and a propensity to learn quickly and on the move. Luckily for Shane Placentino, director of the revival of three Opera Australia productions this …

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‘Belfast’ opens ’22 Opera House cinema series | News, Sports, Jobs

“Belfast” will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center opens its 2022 film series with the semi-autobiographical “Belfast. “ It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Opera executive director Rick Davis notes that “Due to the continued …

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Peter Seiffert retires from Deutsche Oper Berlin’s “Tannhäuser”

(Credit: © Studioline Photography) Legendary entenor Peter Seiffert has retired from performances of Wagner’s romantic opera “Tannhäuser” at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin on February 12 and 20, 2022. As a result, Stephen Gould and Klaus Florian Vogt will reprise the title role. Gould and Vogt join a cast that …

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Phantom of the Opera haunts West End for spectacular 35th anniversary – Jessica Beackon The Boswells School

Although COVID has cruelly forced theaters to close, The Phantom Of The Opera is back in the West End to celebrate its 35th anniversary. The Phantom of the Opera is full of the shock of twisted romance, the thrill of booming organs sending chills of awe and the breath of …

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Gulfshore Opera offers an inspiring season 8 program

KEARNS The 8th season of the Gulfshore Opera sees the return of large-scale productions, exciting new venues and touring productions. The Bat’s Revenge (Die Fledermaus), Opera Meets Broadway and Tosca will tour the three counties of the Gulfshore Opera Southwest Florida region: Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. Anthony Kearns in …

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The Phantom of the Opera Musical Australia: Mysterious Truth About The Mega Blockbuster Musical Coming To Australia

A dramatic gothic tale of a disfigured musical genius who is obsessed with an innocent singer, a hit show The Phantom of the Opera packed theaters in the world for more than three decades. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tale is a work of fiction, based on Gaston Leroux’s book written over …

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Soap Opera News, recaps and spoilers for the week of December 27, 2021

Howard Wise / JPI, John Paschal / JPI, Jill Johnson / JPI, CBS Screenshot, ABC Screenshot Plus, sneak peeks of what’s to come! Christmas is over, but for those of us celebrating, we’re willing to bet that the last week has been pretty crazy. So chances are you haven’t had …

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Carlos Marin, member of the Il Divo pop opera quartet, dies at 53

NEW YORK (NTYTIMES) – Spanish singer Carlos Marin, a member of the successful multinational quartet Il Divo, died in Manchester, England on Sunday (December 19), according to the band and local media. He was 53 years old. “It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our friend …

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CD review: L’Inconnue Pauline Viardot

The history of Italian opera is inextricably linked with Manuel Garcia and his children who shone in the works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Balfe and Gounod to name a few. They established themselves as icons of the 19th century whose culture and societal life of the sisters Maria, known as …

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Bryton James (Devon, Y&R) gives insight into his alter ego

What do you like / dislike about your character? “What I like about Devon is also what I don’t like about him. They are the same and the most different from me. He does not think before acting or speaking. He doesn’t have that filter, so it allows him to …

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Monday films on the main features “Phantom of the Opera”

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous musical, “The Phantom of the Opera”, from the Royal Albert Hall in London, features over 200 actors, orchestral musicians and luminaries involved in “The Phantom of the Opera” over the past 25 years. The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with Old Town …

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DECEMBER OPERA REVIEW, by John Raso

Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess is the rare American opera that is truly American. The music was written by George Gershwin who wrote many Broadway musicals in the 1920s with his brother Ira as the lyricist, who wrote the lyrics for the opera centerpieces. The text is by DuBose …

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Soap couple reportedly split 8 weeks after getting married

Soap stars Courtney Hope and Chad Duell recently broke up, just eight weeks after celebrating a lavish wedding in Malibu, Calif., In September. The couple dated for five years before getting engaged on Valentine’s Day. Hope, 32, stars as Sally Spectra in The young and the restless, while Duell, 34, …

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Royal Opera Review 2021-22: Tosca

© The Royal Opera, 2021. Photos by Tristram Kenton Jonathan Kent’s production of “Tosca” for Covent Garden has its tenth cover, under the direction of Oksana Lyniv. It’s a regular device and a bestseller – although this particular race has faced two dramas before. First, the cancellation of the first …

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Snowy Day opera premieres in Houston

Raven McMillon as Peter in The snowy day | Credit: Lynn Lane Photography The brief ultra-romantic orchestral introduction by Snow day when it premieres in person and online on Thursday from Houston Grand Opera bridges the gap between Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors and that of Amazon Boyz II …

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SAN DIEGO OPERA PRESENTS ARTURO CHACÓN-CRUZ at the California Center For The Arts, Escondido

Arturo Chacon-Cruz Variety seems to be the spice of classical music and opera in San Diego. The city’s symphony orchestra plans to perform in a dozen or more venues next year, and the opera company has used a different venue for each of its three recent recitals. The last of …

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ICYMI Dan Feuerriegel Interview – Soap Opera Digest

After nine months of working at DAYS, Dan Feuerriegel finally shows off his best face – and his best physique – as EJ DiMera. His hair is longer, his body is leaner, and he wears facial scarves. “My appearance during my initial hearing was quite similar to what I have …

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Opera Santa Barbara presents Handel’s “Semele”, a comedy set in the 1920s | Culture & Leisure

Posted on December 9, 2021 | 09h00 Opera Santa Barbara opens the new year with its third debut company of the season: a 90-minute adaptation of Handel’s comedy “Semele”, set in the silent movie era in Hollywood. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 14 and at 2:30 …

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Don Pasquale, Royal Opera critic, Norwich Theater

Posted: 7.15 a.m. December 9, 2021 Update: 9:16 a.m. on December 10, 2021 Travel back in time to the romantic past with a story that feels all too familiar – forbidden love, but with a touch of humor. Don Pasquale from Glyndebourne’s opera tells about a love triangle: an elderly …

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Iconic opera Carmen arrives on a new stage – comics

Carmen is considered one of the greatest operas of all time, and after being performed around the world, it reaches a new milestone: comics. Arizona Opera has teamed up with writer / artist P. Craig Russell, artist Aneke, scholar Hassan Otsmane-Elahou and singer / opera director Alek Shrader to adapt …

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Cover of an “unknown Wagner” on the 2022 season of Pocket Opera

Leslie Sandefur (Isabella) and Patrick Hagen (Luzio) in Wagner’s No love allowed | Credit: Véronique Kherian As if it wasn’t enough to keep an opera company on the go, the the late Donald Pippin always experienced with little-known works presented by his Pocket Opera over the decades. About thirty years …

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Obituary: tenor Marco Panuccio dies at 48

Widely admired by his colleagues, Panuccio was an EMMY nominated singer who performed over 25 major roles featuring a diverse repertoire ranging from Baroque to Contemporary to Romantic times. Highlights include Rodolfo in Puccini’s “La Bohème”; Des Grieux in “Manon” by Massenet; Edgardo in “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Donizetti; Alfredo …

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KLASEY: The opera was the first theater in Kankakee | Local news

The history of theaters in Kankakee began, literally, on a good note. On November 14 and 15, 1884, Mrs. Abbie Carrington and a touring company of opera singers performed excerpts from Faust and other operas. The performance took place in Kankakee’s first building designed specifically as a theater – the …

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Houston opera in the heights still relies heavily on online performances

Dane Suarez and Natalie Polito in Opera in the Heights “Il Trovatore” Photo: Opera on the heights This holiday gift comes on a screen, not under the tree: Houston opera fans can now enjoy the recent Opera in the Heights production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore”, streaming free through December 30 …

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Donizetti Opera Festival 2021 Review: Medea in Corinto

Giovanni Simone Mayr was the maestro di Cappella of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, and a prolific opera composer during the first half of the 19th century. He composed “Medea in Corinto” for Naples in 1813 and premiered a second version in Bergamo in 1821 with Felice Romani rewriting the …

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54 Below Review: Paulo Szot: Una Noche Encantada

On November 25, 2021, baritone Paulo Szot performed a special Thanksgiving concert at Feinstein’s / 54 Below. Audiences were treated to a special menu and selections of musicals, songs, zarzuela and operettas from one of the leading men of Broadway and opera. A notable change from Szot’s previous performances at …

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Eklund Opera Program will host an annual student show on December 1

Eklund opera scenes (courtesy CU Presents) The Eklund Opera Program at the University of Colorado’s College of Music at Boulder will feature its annual student performance with selected opera and musical theater stages, all conducted by graduate students. The performance will take place at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday 1 December …

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Klára Kolonits in Bravery Roles in Hungarian State Opera’s New Production The Tales of Hoffmann

After a 25-year hiatus, Offenbach’s magnum opus returns to the repertoire of the Hungarian State Opera in a much anticipated staging by Kriszta Székely. The production of The Hoffmann Tales is presented in double distribution at the Erkel Theater, the premiere on December 4, 2021 stars Klára Kolonits, Boldizsár László …

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The Boston Ballet is finally back at the Opera with “The Nutcracker”

After a forced absence by COVID in 2020, the Boston Ballet’s heartwarming production of “The Nutcracker” is back at Citizens Bank Opera House. Well, most of them are back. Because children under 12 were not eligible for the vaccination until recently, only older students at Boston Ballet School are participating …

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Review: Met Opera’s ‘Eurydice’ Tries To Raise The Dead

How does that sound when you’re dead? “There are strange high-pitched noises”, writes a character in Sarah Ruhl’s play “Eurydice” to her daughter, who is still in the land of the living, “like an overflowing kettle”. Slippery, stony sounds, as if you hear sour milk being poured, mark our first …

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Lady Gaga steals the show in exaggerated Italian soap opera “Casa Gucci” – Designer Women

After revolutionizing the music scene, Lady Gaga decided to bet her chips on another sphere of entertainment and migrated to comedy. Winning a Golden Globe for her acclaimed performance in “American Horror Story: Hotel” and an Oscar nomination for her flawless work on the musical novel “A Star Is Born”, …

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Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Guy Noble (State Opera South Australia)

Bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes is one of Australia’s most beloved singers, whose repertoire spans opera, musical theater, folk song and even pop. A man with the common touch, his popularity has remained intact, attracting a larger and more loyal fan base than perhaps any other classically trained singer in Australia. …

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Heather McMahan to Tour Lexington Opera House

Opera House on January 14.” title=”Stand-up comedian Heather McMahan is touring the Lexington Opera House on January 14.” loading=”lazy”/> Stand-up comedian Heather McMahan is touring the Lexington Opera House on January 14. Submitted photo Stand-up comedian, actress and “high-level burning mess” Heather McMahan will bring her farewell tour (billed as …

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Emily Mwila: The Kiwi songbird singing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York

As she weaves her way through the labyrinth of backstage corridors at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Emily Mwila contemplates her surroundings: those huge portraits of Pavarotti, of Callas – the big names with the big voices she has listened to over the years. “It’s like, wow! I’m really here, ”she …

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Season 2 has a soap opera flair

Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq St. Patrick in Power Book II: GhostPhoto: Starz Seven years ago, viewers discovered Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.), the 12-year-old son of drug lord James “Ghost” St. Patrick and his wife Tasha St. Patrick. , in Power. Throughout the six seasons of the series …

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Yellowstone Could Be the Perfect Political Soap for Our Divided Era | Opinion

By Fletcher McClellan and Andrew Furman Last week the modern western series Yellowstone kicked off its fourth season on the Paramount Network with a bang. The first of two episodes drew more than eight million viewers, the largest audience for a scripted cable series since 2018. Yellowstone is the co-creation …

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Review of ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’: the Spanish-language opera arrives at the Lyric Opera on a grand scale

The lush, vibrant and intensely green jungle, saturated with sunlight, is the first thing that strikes you when you take a seat at the Lyric Opera in Chicago. The spectacle is dense and glorious – then vaguely disturbing – as one becomes aware of the mysterious twinkles behind the leaves. …

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The opera workshop ‘Love and laughter’ takes the stage

Colton Duncon performs “HmHmHm” by Mozart. 15 students performed hilarious, heartfelt and powerful songs in their first opera workshop in two years. The student singers performed famous comic-romantic scenes from several popular operas last weekend in the “Love and Laughter” opera workshop at Plaster Auditorium. They performed scenes from famous …

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Giselle at the Royal Opera House – rich and exultant

Balletomaniacs are not like normal people (the clue is in the name). Where theatergoers relish the prospect of a new work, the ballet crowd loves a story they can hum. Die-hard fans won’t hesitate to see a work they already know backwards three or four times in a season, either …

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Couch Opera presents Vienna in Hollywood and Broadway at Camelot Theater

Jewish artists fleeing Nazi persecution into the Golden Age of American musicals inspired by From Vienna to Hollywood and Broadway, an operetta, film and stage composition pastiche by writer-director Gregory Yurisich performing at the Camelot Theater in Mosman Park. Think, Cabaret 2: The Aftermath. It’s a good fit for Couch …

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Manitoba Opera rings for season opener

Hi! Hi! Nearly two years of pandemic silence since its last fully staged production in November 2019, Manitoba Opera has decided to return to the show Friday night on a ringtone and a prayer, featuring two intimate chamber operas inspired by the humble phone. . The company, now 49, is …

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Wiener Staatsoper & Osterfestspiele Salzburg announce co-production of “Lohengrin”

(Credits: ORF / Lalo Jodlbauer) The Wiener Staatsoper and the Osterfestspiele Salzburg have announced their cooperation on a new production of “Lohengrin” by Wagner. In a joint press release, the two companies noted that a new production of Wagner’s romantic opera would be presented at the Wiener Staatsoper in the …

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Opera Theater presents “Speed ​​Dating Tonight! November 4 and 5

The Opera Theater of the Department of Music performs the 2013 romcom opera by Michael Ching, “Speed ​​Dating Tonight!” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, November 4 and 5, at the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center. In this one-act comedy opera, several young adults participate in a speed …

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LA Opera presents the holiday production of CINDERELLA by Rossini

Just in time for the holidays, LA Opera presents Gioachino Rossini’s fairytale romance Cinderella (La Cenerentola) from November 20 to December 12 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This delightfully entertaining take on the ultimate wealth to riches story finds our brave heroine (no damsel in distress here) seizing the opportunity …

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