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Wall Street Journal
An Opera Reset for the 'Mad Men' Era
In the Metropolitan Opera's new production of " Falstaff, " opening Friday, the singer who plays the youthful Nannetta wears pedal pushers, the kitchen in a key scene is filled with midcentury American appliances and the title character's first appearance is in a hotel room, surrounded by room-service carts.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Opera diva Netrebko opens up about son's autism
The world famous opera singer Anna Netrebko says she will carry on despite her separation from her civil partner, baritone Erwin Schrott.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Thistle Flower by Vorozhbyt 6 - The Tempest by Shakespeare 7 - On Sunday Morning She Gathered Herbs by Kobylianska 8 - The Marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais 10 - Urus Shaitan by Afanasiev 4 - Premiere.
Bolshoi Theatre's chief conductor Sinaisky quits
The music director and chief conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre, Vassily Sinaisky, has quit, the theater's spokeswoman said Monday, the latest blow to befall the legendary theater.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Verdi Gala or Bach Christmas Oratorio - the singing was fine
The OpA©ra de MontrA©al's decision to make its 2013 Gala exclusively a bicentennial tribute to Giuseppe Verdi - as if Richard Wagner never existed - made easier my own Solomonic decision to attend the first half of one event on Sunday and the second of another.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Seattle Gay News
SSO honors Speight Jenkins with glorious Requiem
The performance I attended was very fine indeed, and one of the best things about it was the way it came to be.
L'Opera de Montreal celebrates Verdi bicentennial
Hiromi Omura and Gregory Dahl in a scene from Il Trovatore. Omura co-headlines L'Opera de Montreal 's 18th annual Gala at the Maison Symphonique de Montreal Celebrated Japanese soprano Hiromi Omura will co-headline L'Opera de Montreal's 18th annual Gala at the Maison Symphonique de Montreal this weekend, in the city where she showed the opera world ... (more)
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Ernani, Teatro dell'Opera, Rome
They do things differently here. The chorus troop on, sing and troop off. The setting, ornate and decorative, makes no attempt to divine deeper meaning or draw contemporary relevance.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
SOPAC stage showcases comedy
Comedian Robert Klein entertained a near capacity audience at SOPAC last weekend, while Richard Lewis comes in next week for one night on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. SOPAC has a busy holiday schedule of performances including "The Nutcracker" by the New York Theatre Ballet on Sunday, Dec. 1, with performances at 2 and 5 p.m.; "Viva Verdi" by the ... (more)
KNO to highlight Shakespeare next year
In honor of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare in 2014, the Korea National Opera will stage two operas based on the English playwright's works next year.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Austin Chronicle
Verdi sure knew how to pack a punch. His Don Carlo , based on Friedrich Schiller's play about love and politics in 16th century Spain, is an opera lover's dream, bursting at the seams with complex philosophical tensions, powerfully effusive music, charismatic characters, and, most importantly, a resounding and pulsating heartbeat.
The Doings Weekly
Chicago Symphony Orchestra benefit opener celebrates Verdi
Music director Riccardo Muti conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the "Star Spangled Banner" before the gala opening concert at Orchestra Hall the evening of Sept.
Al Rae squirrelly over Manitoba Opera's Don Pasquale
Comic opera or opera buffa ended with a bang not a whimper when Donizetti brought his instantly popular Italian comedy Don Pasquale to the aptly named ComA©die-Italienne in Paris at the beginning of 1843.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Hawaiian baritone Quinn Kelsey taking on the great Verdi roles
There are baritones who sing opera, and then there are "Verdi baritones." Quinn Kelsey has no doubts about which camp he is in.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
The Glittering Eye
Verdi's La Traviata at Lyric Opera, 2013-2014
Last night we saw Lyric Opera's new production of Verdi's 1853 masterpiece, La Traviata , adapted from the novel and play, La dame aux CamA©lias by Alexandre Dumas, fils .
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/23/2013
Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 11/23/2013. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar .
BWW Reviews: Don Carlo Sounds Splendid But Misses Key Plot Points
When it comes to operas by Giuseppe Verdi, Don Carlo has to be the most challenging one to produce.
Brevard Symphony Orchestra Presents in Good Company Tonight
Brevard Symphony Orchestra Music Director & Principal Conductor Christopher Confessore leads the BSO for the second subscription concert of the 2013-2014 season, In Good Company tonight, November 23, 2013 at 8:00pm at the King Center for the Performing Arts.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Bicentennial Celebration of Verdi, Wagner Features Loyola Symphony, Chorus & More Tonight
A free concert commemorating the 200th birthdays of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner features the Loyola Symphony Orchestra and Loyola Chorus alongside special guests and Metropolitan Opera stars Al F Red Walker '96, Greer Grimsley '76 and Luretta Bybee.
A state of blessedness
It is not that the musically informed Calcutta audience has not heard or been aware of the works of Giuseppe Verdi.