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Romeo Et Juliette

Gounod's ultra-sensual interpretation of Shakespeare is an ideal vehicle for star soprano Anna Netrebko and the remarkable tenor Roberto Alagna, both of whom bring their incandescent appeal to the title roles.


Related Topix: Roberto Alagna, Classical

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Sydney Star Observer

Verdi's Rigoletto returns to Sydney Opera House in new production

VERDI'S Rigoletto is one of opera's finest tales of jealously and revenge, assassins, curses, betrayals and innocence, and where secrets are weapons and loved ones are best kept hidden away.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Giuseppe Verdi

Northwestern University

Last Chance to Catch 'Pirates of Penzance'

Time is running out to see the show audiences are raving about -- Gilbert and Sullivan's imaginative and hilarious operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" -- in its final performances at Northwestern University through Aug. 2. The interactive production, ripe with videos and projections, invites the audience to join in the fun by singing along and ... (more)


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Northwestern University, Theater, Arts, Evanston, IL

Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber with Angel of Music, 8/4-10

Acclaimed Broadway veterans FRANC D'AMBROSIO and GLORY CRAMPTON celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from his many beloved musicals in the wonderful salute, "Angel of Music," coming to the RRazz Room in New Hope for four very special nights beginning Thursday, Aug. 4 and concluding Sunday, Aug. 10. Featuring songs from some of Andrew Lloyd ... (more)


Related Topix: Celebrities, Classical, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Arts, Opera, Nine, The Three Tenors, Comedy Movies, Family, Musical Movies, Hello, Dolly!

Anonymous 4 sings the legend of Tristan and Isolde according to David Lang

At the end of last May, Cantaloupe Music released a recording of love fail , a cantata by David Lang first performed with staging at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven on June 29, 2012.


Related Topix: Wagner, Richard Wagner

Audience loses due to no full orchestra

THE ITALIANS' wonderful sense for bel canto, meaning the beauty of the human voice, gave their melodies that broad, elastic, flexible, freely arching line which is the birthright of the lyric stage.


Related Topix: Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti

'Incomplete' still requires further work

DANIEL Dercksen, scriptwriter, playwright, film critic, director, producer, and driving force behind the successful The Writing Studio in Cape Town, has brought his latest play, The Beauty of Incomplete Things, to the Joburg stage.


Related Topix: Maria Callas, Callas

Public Broadcasting Service

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Verdi's Birth

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's acclaimed performance under the stars in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth interspersed with archival footage.


Related Topix: Classical, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Giuseppe Verdi, Arts, Opera, Great Performances, Entertainment, Drama, Television, 9

Los Angeles Times

Dudamel coaxes a sense of urgency from two of opera's staples

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford perform at the Hollywood Bowl.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Entertainment

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Wall Street Journal

A Weber Work Comes Out of Obscurity

This year's seven-week Bard SummerScape focuses on Franz Schubert, though, as is often the case with this imaginative festival, the staged opera production explores an obscure work by one of the central composer's contemporaries.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Supernatural, Wagner

An Intimate 'La Boheme' In Clinton

The Opera Theater of Connecticut in Clinton revives Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme," one of the most popular operas in the repertoire, for the third time in its 30-year history.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Theater, Giacomo Puccini

SF Classical Voice

Audience Favorite: Pirates at Lamplighters

San Francisco's Lamplighters Music Theatre kicks off their 62nd season with a swashbuckling perennial Gilbert & Sullivan favorite, The Pirates of Penzance .


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Arts, Opera, Arthur Sullivan, Walnut Creek, CA

Townsend Times

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. Born in the province of Parma not far from Verdi's hometown, Bergonzi started his studies at age 16 as a baritone, only to discover later that his musical gifts lay in the tenor range.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Paul McGann

Film Comment

Tosca's Kiss

Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giuseppe Verdi, Movies, Entertainment

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Opera Singer Carlo Bergonzi Dies

Bergonzi passed away in Milan, Italy on Friday , and the sad news was confirmed by Stefan Zucker, President of the Bel Canto Society for opera singing.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Italy, World News

The Daily Record

Victor Herbert's 'Dream City and the Magic Knight' could be a Wooster fable

Released more than a century ago and never again performed in its entirety until last week's opening at The College of Wooster, the storyline of the Ohio Light Opera production of "Dream City and the Magic Knight" accentuates the relationship between shrinking farmland and expanding development as well as the entertainment value of a night at the ... (more)


Related Topix: Wooster, OH, The College of Wooster

The Washington Post

a Silaa charms with familiar tropes

Brass players stood like sentinels along the edge of an upthrust triangle of grass against the backdrop of a New York cityscape gilded by the late sun.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Richard Wagner, Classical, Symphony, Music, Travel, Entertainment

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

A 'Cinderella' fashion show; art show from former 'Project Runway' designer; Greyhound bus exhibit

Every woman feels like royalty when wearing the right glad rags. New York designer Csar Galindo shows how he can turn a plain girl into a princess at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N Broadway.


Related Topix: Rossini, Milwaukee, WI, Entertainment

Happenings at the Caldwell Library

Though the summer is far from over, the Caldwell Library is not on vacation. The coming weeks are packed with activities and events for all ages to beat the heat.


Related Topix: Caldwell, NJ, Verdi

Opera Review - Albert Herring' is a great catch at the Strand

Virtue is not its own reward - at least, not in Benjamin Britten's "Albert Herring," where the title character receives 25 pounds for leading a chaste life.


Related Topix: Britten, Classical, Benjamin Britten, Rossini