'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.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
The Globe and Mail
Lyric tenor Carlo Bergonzi was leading Verdi interpreter
'I have tried to learn to act through the voice,' said Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, seen here at a 2009 event in Cannes, France.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
'Master Class' is a master work about the ultimate opera legend
Terrence McNally's Master Class imagines a lesson that three fictitious students might have received from 20th-century operatic legend Maria Callas at New York's The Juilliard School in the 1970s.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Buenos Aires Herald
Juventus Lyrica revisit Cherubini's Med e
As in the first decades of the last century, opera is blooming in Buenos Aires. Not only in the Coln, of course, but also in several other places, such as the Teatro Avenida.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
BELLINI: I Puritani
Some might be puzzled to see Mirella Freni's name heading a cast of I Puritani. But it is instructive to remember that while Maria Callas's vocally opulent Elvira restored dramatic vibrancy to Bellini's heroine in the early 1950s - and successors such as Joan Sutherland and Beverly Sills contributed vocal virtuosity to their performances of the ... (more)
Wed Jul 16, 2014
BWW Reviews: Leslie Uggams Makes History as GYPSY's First African-American Rose at UConn
By Lauren Yarger History is being made over at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus as Leslie Uggams becomes the first African-American actress to star as Rose in an Equity production with a mixed race cast for the musical Gypsy .
Tue Jul 15, 2014
National Public Radio
New Mix: Robert Plant, Jeff Tweedy, Sarah Jaffe, Sinkane, The Bug, More
On this week's All Songs Considered , Bob kicks off the show with The Juan MacLean's "A Place Called Space," an ecstatic dance-rock number from the group's upcoming album In A Dream .
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Opera Singer Maria Callas Complete Studio Recordings Now Remastered
Warner Classics presents the most ambitious and extensive project ever undertaken in the name of the Maria Callas catalogue: a groundbreaking remastered edition of her complete recordings.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Milwaukee Opera Theatre 2014-'15 season includes 'Master Class,' 'Lucy,' 'The Mikado' and more
Artistic director Jill Anna Ponasik has the nimble, singer-centered company performing in five different locations during the 2014-'15 season.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Queen Latifah, Beyonce and Jay Z heading to HBO
Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network.
HBO Confirms Meryl Streep as Callas in Master Class Film
Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will star in a film adaptation of Terrence McNally 's Tony-winning Master Class for HBO, network executives officially confirmed July 10. Filming on the production begins in early 2015.
Whether San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley intentionally saved opera's newest love couple, soprano Ailyn Perez and her husband, tenor Stephen Costello , for second-cast honors remains to be seen.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
MCT to Present Master Class, 8/7-24
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre begins its 40th Anniversary, the 2014-2015 Season, with MASTER CLASS the Tony Award-winning play by Terrence McNally .
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Leslie Uggams Starring As Mama Rose In Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 'Gypsy'
Leslie Uggams is used to taking on roles that, in a different era, no one would expect an African-American actress to take on.