Wednesday Jul 16
Avie Records reissues a major recording of a pioneering opera
Almost exactly a year ago , Avie Records released a new recording of Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo: Favola in Musica , the myth of Orpheus rendered entirely in music, whose Wikipedia page described the composition as "the first fully developed example" of the genre that would come to be known as " opera ."
Album review: L'Arpeggiata, Improvisations on Purcell
Purists are sure to howl with outrage, but the rest of us can only exult in the inventiveness and beauty of this strange and wonderful experiment.
Allebach happy to be 'cheerleader' of Union Avenue Opera
Allebach, 54, an interior designer, sang in the chorus in 1994, UAO's first season, became friends with founder and stuck around.
Seattle Gay News
Mark Morris Dance Group's Acis and Galatea a brilliant confluence of music, dance, and drama
Two teams executing this maneuver in time to Handel's percussive chorus 'Behold the monster Polypheme! What ample strides he takes!' creates the weird illusion of a creature so massive he cannot be contained by the stage, or even Zellerbach Hall, where Mark Morris' delightful opera-dance premiered in April.
la Opera Presents Double Bill of Dido and Aeneas and Bluebeard's Castle, 10/25-11/15
General Director Plcido Domingo announced updated casting details for LA Opera's production of Henry Purcell 's Dido and Aeneas and Bela Bartk's Bluebeard's Castle, two riveting stagings of two disparate operas written more than two centuries apart that come together in a unique double bill for six performances from October 25 through November 15, ... (more)