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For Olga Peretyatko, the past year has seen a dizzying series of debuts that have thrust the 33-year-old Russian soprano into sudden prominence.
Ever since a chicken was slaughtered by sangomas on the Baxter stage during a performance of Brett Bailey's play iMumbo Jumbo 11 years ago, the playwright has been regarded as the over-the-top enfant terrible of South African theatre.
Houston Grand Opera gets off to a great start with the beginning of its epic march through Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.
A magical fairy tale of rags to riches will be brought to life by a national touring dance company this weekend.
SUBVERSIVE SCHEMERS: Figaro and Suzanne plot together to foil the lustful Count and finally hold their wedding ceremony in McCarter Theatre's production of Pierre Beaumarchais's "The Marriage of Figaro," second half of "The Figaro Plays" at McCarter's Matthews Theatre through May 4. Call 258-2787 or visit www.mccarter.org for tickets and further ... (more)
STOURBRIDGE opera buffs have been saddened by the death of internationally acclaimed singer Lyndsie Holland at the age of 79. She spent seven years as principal contralto with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company having made her debut for Sadler's Wells Opera two years earlier.
Bass-baritone Eric Owens plays Hercules in George Frederic Handel's oratorio staged by Canadian Opera Company and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
PLANNING: Conductor Donald Runnicles was thinking of Mahler's Ninth early to allow it to 'percolate' rather than studying it just before the performance.
Burnaby soprano ChloA© Hurst sings Mimi in Burnaby Lyric Opera's Sunday afternoon opera concert, featuring the music of La BohA me.
The 2013-2014 Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., continues Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. with Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte."
Conductor Daniel Barenboim, composer Peter Maxwell Davies and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato are among the nominees for this year's Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.
A Norwich theatre is getting ready to welcome a special festival of opera featuring two of German composer Wagner's epic works this summer.
The thief went into the Carphone Warehouse shop on Friday around 11am singing "low cost phones" repeatedly before threatening staff and an elderly customer, grabbing eight phones and walking out of the store The fledgling club, which came into being after the demise of Hinckley United with crippling debts last October, now have a Step 5 facility ... (more)
There's been so much bar-raising done over the last few years in Knoxville Opera productions that one might assume-short of going broke booking big-name singers and acquiring expensive, original sets-that there would be little more that is possible under the circumstances.
The actor David Hyde Pierce hosts a lot of events. But before the Opera News Awards on Sunday, he was more nervous than usual.
Melody Moore as Freia, from left, Andrea Silvestrelli as Fafner, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Fasolt and Iain Paterson as Wotan in Houston Grand Opera's production of Das Rheingold .