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59 min ago | Contra Costa Times

Berkeley community briefs: Reception with painter Squeak Carnwath; West Edge Opera Summer Festival

The 30th annual Berkeley Bicycle Club Criterium will bring some 400 to 450 entrants who will race in various brackets starting at 7 a.m. of up to 60 riders at a time.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Arts, Albany, CA, El Cerrito, CA, Oakland, CA

4 hrs ago | Galway Advertiser

The whole opera is enthralling

OPERA GETS its turn at the Galway International Arts Festival tonight and tomorrow at 8pm when Atalante and Resurgam combine to present Luigi Rossi's Orfeo at St Nicholas's Collegiate Church.


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8 hrs ago | The New York Observer

Opera Was in Superb Form at the Caramoor Festival Last Weekend

Put together a luxurious country estate, gorgeous summer weather and a couple of examples of truly appalling parenting, and what do you get? Well, a BBC drama series, usually, but last weekend the result was two nights of enchanting opera.


Related Topix: Arts, Family, Parenting, Katonah, NY, Theater, Opera, Donizetti, Gaetano Donizetti

12 hrs ago |

David Bedella & Sarah Ingram to Lead Twickenham Theatre's...

Olivier Award winner David Bedella will play razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd and Sarah Ingram his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, in an intimate new production of the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.


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16 hrs ago | River Front Times

The Muny

The Muny notes that it is "America's oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre," but it should probably add "most magical" to that list of superlatives as well.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Musical Theater, Porgy and Bess, Boat Disaster

20 hrs ago |

Michigan Opera Theatre offers outdoor performance

Called "Grand Songs of the Stage," the performance is scheduled for Wednesday during the Summer in the Park series at Grand Circus Park.


Related Topix: Arts

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Opera House To Screen - La Fanciulla Del West'

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen Giacomo Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" as part of its Live at the Met Summer Encore Series of operas on Thursday at 7 p.m. "We're very excited to be presenting encore broadcasts of two of the Metropolitan Opera's most highly acclaimed Live in HD transmissions this summer," said Rick Davis, Opera House ... (more)


Related Topix: Opera, Giacomo Puccini, Arts, California

The Georgia Straight

UBC grads lure new fans to timeless operas with Cantanti d'Oro

Cantanti d'Oro, a small ensemble of grads from UBC's opera program at the school of music, will sing music from two of the art form's best-known works, Giacomo Puccini's La BohA me and Georges Bizet's Carmen , in concerts this weekend at Christ Church Cathedral and venues in West Vancouver and Aldergrove.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giacomo Puccini, Canada,


Soprano Michelle Bradley, Pianist Michael Gaertner Win Music...

Soprano Michelle Bradley and pianist Michael Gaertner have been named winners of the 2014 Music Academy of the West Marilyn Horne Song Competition, which took place Saturday at the Music Academy's Hahn Hall.


Related Topix: Classical, 9, New York, Arts

Eastern Daily Press

Cast and crew of more than 200 prepare to stage epic Wagner operas at Norwich Theatre Royal

The great music of German composer Richard Wagner is to fill Norwich's Theatre Royal in two epic productions that are among the biggest to have been performed on the city stage.


Related Topix: Richard Wagner, Opera, Arts, Theater

Connect Savannah

Opera fest to include Don Giovanni

Mozart's Don Giovanni forms the centerpiece of the 2014 Savannah VOICE Festival, a two-week celebration of opera Aug. 1-17.


Related Topix: Arts, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

Long Beach Opera to Present 'I Was Looking at the Ceiling,' 8/23

An earthquake romance. A genre-defying song play. With a score by leading contemporary composer John Adams and a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky was written as an homage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake.


Related Topix: Arts, Earthquake, Classical, John Adams, Natural Disasters, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

Clive Rowe to Return to Hackney Empire in Mother Goose, Nov. 22

Celebrated grande dame of pantomime Clive Rowe will make his much-anticipated return to Hackney Empire this Christmas in Mother Goose .


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Chorus, Cats, Musical Movies, Arts

Opera News

Jarmila Novotn : Opera Recital

Arias and duets by DvoATMA k, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Rossini, Smetana and Verdi; with Jobin, Melton, Peerce, Singher, Kipnis and Pinza, King, piano; Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Philharmonic and various orchestras, Abravanel, Beecham, Black, Breisach, Gould, Panizza, Pelletier, Toscanini, Voorhees, Wallenstein, Walter and Weissmann.


Related Topix: Arts

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Washington Times-Herald

Sparring justices find little disagreement at the opera

It's hard to imagine two Supreme Court justices who differ more than liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg and conservative Antonin Scalia.


Related Topix: Arts, US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Theater

Opera News

Max Emanuel Cencic: "Rokoko: Opera Arias by Hasse"

Johann Adolf Hasse , once a footnote in articles on his wife, diva Faustina Bordoni, or on his rival Georg Frideric Handel, seems to be back with a vengeance, at least in the recording studio.


Related Topix: Classical, Johann Adolf Hasse, Arts, Handel

The Campbell Reporter

John Adams talks storied career, Cabrillo Festival

Composer John Adams often has described his transformation from born-and-bred New Englander to born-again West Coaster.


Related Topix: John Adams, Classical, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Beetle, Convertible, Hatchback, Arts, Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Music, Entertainment

James Conlon leads LA Opera's West Coast premiere of 'The Ghosts of Versailles'

Music Director James Conlon and LA Opera launch Figaro Unbound: Culture, Power, and Revolution at Play , a three-month celebration of the French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais that centers on three operas based on the adventures of Figaro as originally told in Beaumarchais's series of three stage comedies.


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Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

The music of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has always proven thought-provoking without ever crossing into presumptuousness.


Related Topix: Classical, Peter Maxwell Davies, Arts


Opera singers arrive for production of Carmen

NEWS RELEASE SOO THEATRE PROJECT ***************************** Opera singers arrive in the Upper Peninsula! SAULT STE.


Related Topix: Arts, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Rudyard, MI