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4 hrs ago |

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras Presents Their Spring Concert, 5/5

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras concludes their 2013-2014 season on May 5 at 7 pm at the Tivoli Theatre featuring all four orchestras and featured soloists, including Justin Smith, Oboist, and Isabella Vanderhoof, PAL Vocal Competition winner.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Chattanooga, TN, Star Trek, Vocal, Puccini, Lee University, University of Georgia

5 hrs ago | Financial Times

Cendrillon, Juilliard Opera, New York

It seems to be Cinderella time in New York. The mighty Met recently revived its grotesque burlesque of Rossini's semi-comic La Cenerentola , intermittently redeemed by virtuoso vocalism.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Rossini, Massenet

9 hrs ago | EDGE

'ThaAs': Religious Eroticism on the Opera Stage

Florida Grand Opera has become known for taking exciting chances and its 2013-14 Season continues in this vein, concluding with Jules Massenet's beautiful, but seldom-produced, "Thais," opening May 3 at the Arsht Center.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Florida, Massenet, us Travel, Travel

10 hrs ago | CBC News

Ben Heppner, star tenor, announces retirement from singing

Dramatic tenor Ben Heppner announced on Thursday, April 24, 2014 that he is retiring from his singing career, saying 'the time has come for a new era in my life.'


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Arts, Opera, Verdi,

14 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

Gelber receives well-deserved tribute in BA

Famous Argentine pianist opens season at AMIJAI with all-Beethoven concert Argentina currently has three famous septuagenarian pianists: Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim and Bruno Leonardo Gelber.


Related Topix: Classical, Beethoven, Barenboim, Martha Argerich

18 hrs ago | Thetelegraphand Argus

Dramatic day at historic Bolling Hall

A topsy-turvy tale of the men guarding the Tower of London is being presented by Bingley Gilbert and Sullivan Society.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan

Wed Apr 23, 2014

West Michigan Symphony Announces 75th Anniversary Concert Season

The West Michigan Symphony has prepared a rich smorgasbord of music, performers and tributes to celebrate its 75th anniversary concert season in 2014-15.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Michigan, Wagner, Carl Orff, Classical, Grand Haven, MI

Gazette Series

HMS Pinafore sets sail for Bath as the Carl Rosa Company brings...

ALL ABOARD as the acclaimed Carl Rosa Company brings its joyful staging of Gilbert and Sullivan's hit comic opera, HMS PINAFORE to the Theatre Royal Bath from Monday, April 28 to Saturday, May 3. Romance and high spirits abound in this classic production, performed by Carl Rosa Opera's superb cast, chorus and orchestra, directed by Peter Mulloy.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Arts, Opera

Monterey County Herald

Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: Acclaimed composer to have world premiere

CARMEL >> Fine classical music heads our way this week in the form of choral, orchestral and chamber concerts.


Related Topix: Classical, Symphony, Arts, Saint-Saens, Rossini, Opera, Gioachino Rossini

Hays Daily News

FHSU opera was a real crowd-pleaser

Last weekend, Gaetano Donizetti's opera "The Elixir of Love," popular since its premiere in 1832, was performed by students and faculty of the FHSU Department of Music and Theatre.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Gaetano Donizetti, Donizetti, Theater

Salisbury Journal

Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte

COSI fan Tutte, Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love, is being screened live from the Metropolitan Opera at Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, James Levine

Toledo Blade

Toledo Opera to bring 'Faust' to life

In front of the aging philosopher he dangles an irresistible opportunity: ink a deal with the devil and lose decades, regain charm, win the maiden.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The New York Observer

The Recipe for Great Opera: The Met Serves Up a Delectable 'La Cenerentola'

Javier Camarena as Don Ramiro and Joyce DiDonato as Angelina in Rossini's "La Cenerentola."


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Rossini

St. Petersburg Times

All-male cast gender bends 'The Mikado' at Freefall Theatre

Just what are you missing in your life? Is it Kabuki? Is it Las Vegas? Is it RuPaul's Drag Race ? If so, Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg has a combination of all three for you with an all-male staging of The Mikado , Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera set in feudal Japan.


Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL, Gilbert and Sullivan

Financial Times

La Cenerentola, Metropolitan Opera, New York

La Cenerentola , Rossini's delirious drama giocoso , was written in 1817, but it did not reach the Met until 1997.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Rossini

Hispanic Business

Macbeth: 'ugly' drama made beautiful

SOUTH AFRICAN opera singers and an orchestra from a problematic European war zone telling the story of a play originally set in at the beginning of next month.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Verdi

Korea Herald

Domestic operas to highlight festival

Two Korean operas and classic Italian, French and German operas will highlight this year's Korea Opera Festival set for May 2-June 1. In its fifth year, the monthlong festival will present five stage productions which organizers say will help deepen, broaden and diversify the local opera scene.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, South Korea, World News, Asia, Giacomo Puccini,


Marina Abramovic's homage to 'Seven Deaths'

Marina Abramovic loves Greece and is a regular visitor to the country, which reminds the artist of her homeland, Serbia.


Related Topix: Callas, Maria Callas, Arts, Opera, Medea, Drama Movies

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

freeFall stages The Mikado with a twist

The Mikado stars Patrick Ryan Sullivan as The Mikado of Japan, Larry Alexander as Pooh-Bah and Tampa Bay's favorite actor/drag performer Matthew McGee as Katisha, the elderly lady.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Opinion

North-West Evening Mail

Colourful tribute to honour amazing Cumbria man

AM DRAM HERO Bill Springthorpe as Sergeant Meryll in Barrow Savoyards' production of Yeoman of the Guard in 2004.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan