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Opera doesn't have to be big, it doesn't have to have massive sets or a chorus 100 strong.
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In the Metropolitan Opera's new production of " Falstaff, " opening Friday, the singer who plays the youthful Nannetta wears pedal pushers, the kitchen in a key scene is filled with midcentury American appliances and the title character's first appearance is in a hotel room, surrounded by room-service carts.
Many of San Francisco's prime event venues don't have kitchens; I'm talking about places like City Hall or the tents that are put up yearly for the ballet, opera and symphony openings.
"The Phantom of the Opera" is the longest-running show in Broadway history with more than 10,000 performances But what becomes a legendary show most? A remounting.
OPERA singer Lynsey Docherty will join four internationally celebrated performers for an evening journeying through opera's most beloved melodies next week.
If you have a taste for experimental performance, Margaret Cameron's Opera for a Small Mammal is likely to be right up your alley.
HUGH Hetherington, a fine interpreter of Benjamin Britten, will join Fordingbridge Choral Society for a concert in the town next weekend.
Escape to a magical and mysterious evening beginning at the very first notes of Tchaikovsky's overture to "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Rave Cinemas Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter Road.
"ANGELINA Ballerina the Mousical" is coming to town, promising young audience members a feast of hip-hop, ballet and backstage rodent drama when Camembert Academy wins the opportunity to appear in "Dancing with Mice!".
Flitting around Europe to report on art events this Fall threw up evening opportunities to enjoy opera on either side of what was once the Iron Curtain.
A benefit concert with orchestra and chorus, featuring mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook and a cast from recent West Bay Opera productions, will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, in Atherton.
BACH'S ST. MATTHEW PASSION WITH THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY, CHORALE, AND NORTHWEST BOYCHOIR "There is nothing like it in all music," Leonard Bernstein said of the eruptive moment in Bach's St. Matthew Passion when the main choir splits into two and is accented by a third, releasing a torrent of layered sound.
The bass baritone will play the lead role in a special production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
The world famous opera singer Anna Netrebko says she will carry on despite her separation from her civil partner, baritone Erwin Schrott.
And a new production of " Die Fledermaus " opens New Year's Eve at New York 's Metropolitan Opera , the Met announced today.
The delightful young professional voices of Opera San Jose grace Sunset Center at 8p.m. Tuesday as a highlight of the Carmel Music Society's 2013-14 season.