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The West Michigan Symphony has prepared a rich smorgasbord of music, performers and tributes to celebrate its 75th anniversary concert season in 2014-15.
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.
CARMEL >> Fine classical music heads our way this week in the form of choral, orchestral and chamber concerts.
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.
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.
Javier Camarena as Don Ramiro and Joyce DiDonato as Angelina in Rossini's "La Cenerentola."
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.
La Cenerentola , Rossini's delirious drama giocoso , was written in 1817, but it did not reach the Met until 1997.
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.
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.
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.
AM DRAM HERO Bill Springthorpe as Sergeant Meryll in Barrow Savoyards' production of Yeoman of the Guard in 2004.
WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theatre 4/26-4/26/2014 Michael Rosen 's award-winning book We're Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in this fun-filled adaptation with a lively score.
Mozart's "CosA Fan Tutte" is now an opera standard, but it wasn't always that way.
"A Most Ingenious Paradox," a musical revue of Gilbert and Sullivan, will be presented by the Heartland Opera Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in Corley Auditorium, Missouri Southern State University.