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Wagner with Quotes on: Richard Maxwell's 'Isolde'
Jim Fletcher as Patrick and Tory Vazquez as Isolde in Richard Maxwell's 'Isolde' Director/writer Richard Maxwell was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, an unusual, though not undeserved, honor for a theater director.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Kane Co. Chronicle
Music groups join forces for Operatic Treasures concert
Michael Zyzak – the unanimous winner of the David Popper Cello International Competition in Hungary – will perform during the Operatic Treasures concert Sunday, April 27, in Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium in Aurora.
The Times of Trenton
Stephanie Blythe pays tribute to Kate Smith in 'We'll Meet Again'
Opera singer Stephanie Blythe channels the popular singer of the radio age in "We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith" Monday at the McCarter Theatre Center's Matthews Theatre.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Das Rheingold Is a Golden Start for HGO
Houston Grand Opera gets off to a great start with the beginning of its epic march through Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Norwich to host opera festival celebrating Wagner
A Norwich theatre is getting ready to welcome a special festival of opera featuring two of German composer Wagner's epic works this summer.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Wall Street Journal
The actor David Hyde Pierce hosts a lot of events. But before the Opera News Awards on Sunday, he was more nervous than usual.
Wall Street Journal
The 'Ring' Circus Begins in Houston
Richard Wagner's "Ring" is an Olympian task for any opera company. The Houston Grand Opera, which launched its first-ever performance of the cycle with "Das Rheingold" on Friday, upped the ante by importing a high-tech production from Europe.
Solid Gold: Dazzling Das Rheingold elevates Houston Grand Opera to new heights
Melody Moore as Freia, from left, Andrea Silvestrelli as Fafner, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Fasolt and Iain Paterson as Wotan in Houston Grand Opera's production of Das Rheingold .
Das Rheingold A Stunning Spectacle of Music, Voices and Stagecraft at HGO
The set-up: Well, it's finally arrived! The "it" in question is, of course, Richard Wagner's monumental operatic myth, The Ring of the Nibelung .
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Odyssey Opera announces its first fully-staged productions for 2014
One of Boston's newest opera companies, Odyssey Opera, made its premiere in the fall of 2013 with a concert performance of Wagner's "Rienzi."
Sat Apr 12, 2014
The Washington Post
Chopin and Liszt recital forgoes nuance for showmanship
The piano repertoire of the romantic era walks a fine line between virtuosic display and vulgar excess.
The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Symphony: Players, singers soar in life, death
If one were to be poetic about it, one might describe the theme of last night's concert of the Columbus Symphony and Chorus as death in full bloom of spring.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Putting a Ring on it elevates Houston Grand Opera to new heights - and accomplishes a great dare
There's only one Ring - Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen , a mammoth endeavor comprised of four operas for which Wagner crafted both music and librettos over 26 years.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Florentine Opera plans Wagner's 'Flying Dutchman,' 'Wuthering Heights' next season
The Florentine also plans to record a concert performance of contemporary composer Carlisle Floyd's "Wuthering Heights" for a planned commercial recording.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Opera honcho celebrates special birthday in high style with arias, admirers and Ring Cycle cake
The 411 : The Rheinmaiden-themed birthday cake, a nod to HGO's upcoming production of Das Rheingold, was the clincher of Leech's birthday celebration where 75 admirers turned out to help blow out the candles.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
New Yorker critic Alex Ross talks interpreting Wagner
One thing is certain about anyone who attends New Yorker music critic Alex Ross ' talk this afternoon at 4:15 p.m. in UNC's Gerrard Hall: that Alex Ross is one of the most consistently engaging, erudite and readable critics in the country right now; His first book, The Rest Is Noise , was a detailed look at 20th century music that made accessible ... (more)
Tue Apr 01, 2014
G tterd mmerung
Lang, Haller, Prudenskaya; Ryan, Bruck, Schmeckenbecher, Salminen; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester and Rundfunkchor Berlin, Janowski.
WNYC-AM New York
Valkyries Ride All Night To Save Opera Company
American opera companies are producing as much drama in the boardroom as onstage.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Royal Opera sets accent on youth for cut-rate open...
The Royal Opera will slash ticket prices to appeal to students and young people and will revive the racy modern opera "Anna Nicole" for its season opener in September in what management said was a bid to knock this stuffing out of galas.