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  1. Repertory Opera Company plans Puccini program March 7Read the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    ... 's sixth season in Pomona, which will continue with “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” in June, “Diva Viva Verdi” concert in July; and the season will end with its popular “Manly Men of Opera” in August.


  2. Artistic director of Fort Lee opera company celebrates 90th birthday SundayRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Groong

    ... that Amara wasn't a Met star in her own right. She made a sensational debut in 1950 as the offstage Celestial Voice in Verdi's "Don Carlo," and she played many of the great lead and supporting roles during her 41-year career there: Aida, Cio-Cio San ...


  3. San Francisco Opera's 'A Masked Ball' airs on KDFCRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday |

    On the first Sunday in each month, a production from the repertoire of San Francisco Opera is broadcast on KDFC , the Bay Area's classical music station, and this month, it's Verdi 's A Masked Ball - his interpretation of the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden in 1792. The libretto for this dramatic tale of love, betrayal and revenge, is by Antonio Somma, who apparently based his text on the libretto which French dramatist Eugene Scribe had written for Daniel Auber's 1833 opera , Gustave III, ou Le bal masque .


  4. Theater: Iconic 'Lend Me a Tenor' at MCCC's Kelsey TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Times of Trenton

    ... In a way, it is already a musical because it's about the Cleveland Grand Opera Company and its efforts to stage Verdi's dramatic masterpiece "Otello" with an Italian operatic divo named Tito Merelli in the marathon title role. Merelli's name and ...


  5. Llandudno opera singer will spend hours in make-up being transformed into a witchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | IcNorthWales

    ... will include opera classics such as the 'Humming Chorus' from Puccini's Madama Butterfly and 'Va Pensiero' from Verdi's Nabucco alongside the Epigraph from Prokofiev's War and Peace and 'Alabama Song' from Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of ...


  6. N J Verismo to Celebrate Lucine Amara's 90th BirthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 |

    Opera diva Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage. Ms. Amara debuted with the Metropolitan Opera in 1950 and sang off stage the Celestial Voice in Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo, and her career took off.


  7. The Met's 2015-16 Season Includes Bartlett Sher-Directed OtelloRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Playbill

    The Metropolitan Opera announced details of its 2015-16 season, which will include Verdi's Otello , helmed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher , as well as Puccini's Manon Lescaut , directed by Richard Eyre . Sher's Otello will premiere Sept.


  8. Welsh Opera and Lesley Garrett set to cast a spellRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Salisbury Journal

    OPERA star Lesley Garrett and the Welsh National Opera are set to cast their spell in a season of magical music. The production will highlight the natural affinity between music and magic with revivals of Hansel and Gretel and The Magic Flute alongside a new production Chorus! Chorus! will include opera classics such as the Humming Chorus from Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Va Pensiero from Verdi's Nabucco alongside the Epigraph from Prokofiev's War and Peace and Alabama Song from Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.


  9. Met's 2015-16 Season to Feature New Stagings of Otello, Lulu, Manon...Read the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | Opera News

    ... Otello , which will be conducted by Yannick NA zet-SA guin; Aleksandrs Antonenko takes on the title role of Verdi's opera opposite Sonya Yoncheva, who makes her role debut as Desdemona. A1 2eljko LuA iA will sing the role of Iago and ...


  10. Met Opera commissions Muhly to compose 'Marnie' for 2019-20Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | The Times Bulletin

    ... libretto. "Marnie" will be directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer, who in his Met debut three years ago shifted Verdi's "Rigoletto" to 1960s Las Vegas. Mayer suggested to Met general manager Peter Gelb that "Marnie" be adapted into an opera, ...


  11. Bartlett Sher to Helm Metropolitan Opera 2015-16 Season Opener Otello; Complete Lineup AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Broadway

    The Metropolitan Opera's 2015-16 season will begin on September 21 with a new production of Verdi's Otello , directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher. The new staging is set to star Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello, with rising star Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona and Zeljko Lucic as Iago.


  12. Metropolitan Opera announces its 2015-16 seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 |

    The Metropolitan Opera's next season has plenty of the enticing features one might expect, including six new productions and Verdi's masterful "Otello" for opening night. But it's especially one to watch for sopranos.


  13. The Met Sets 2015-16 Season: 25 Operas, 6 Premieres & MoreRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 |

    ... repertory they have not previously performed with the company. The six new stagings will be, in chronological order, Verdi's Otello, opening the season on September 21, conducted by Yannick Nzet-Sguin and directed by Bartlett Sher; Berg's Lulu ...


  14. Music Review: a Charming but Inconsistent 'Marriage of Figaro' at Sarasota OperaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | YourObserver

    ... cast-member was Maria Antnez, Countess Almaviva. Antnez has a large, powerful, dark-hued voice that's more suited to Verdi than Mozart. Her two big arias, "Porgi amor" and "Dove sono," lacked the nuances and colors Mozart cries out for. There are no ...


  15. macbEth: There will be bloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... production of Handel's Xerxes , made possible because the dates coincided with NBR NZ Opera's own Auckland season. Verdi's Macbeth may be on the festival menu next month, but not in a version you are likely to catch at La Scala any time soon. ...


  16. Banner Lifting the Veil 315Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Opera News

    In Verdi's original Don Carlos , Princess Eboli was a full, rich creation - one that has been obscured in truncated versions of the opera. As the opera returns to the Met repertory, WILLIAM R. BRAUN fills in some of the blanks in this fascinating character.


  17. Opera Diva Angela Brown Sings Arias for Everyone Saturday at the Newman CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Denver Westword

    ... brought her even to Carnegie Hall. Her magnificent voice and powerful projection of deep feeling make her an ideal Verdi heroine, although she notes that things never end well for those heroines. "They either get killed, or everyone around them gets ...


  18. Andrea Bocelli Honors 'the Beauty and Strength of Love' and Offers Advice on LoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Broward-Palm Beach

    ... tender age of six, Bocelli also played the flute and the saxophone. Since his first operatic performance in 1994 in Verdi's Macbeth as Macduff, Bocelli has recorded with big name musicians such as Sarah Brightman, Jennifer Lopez, and Nelly Furtado. ...


  19. Preview: The Dazzling Miami City Ballet Comes...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... comparable to the bel canto style of opera. Set to ballet music that was cut from the original production of Verdi's Don Carlos , it's not done very often. It pushes the dancers, especially the lead ballerina, to dance at breakneck speed and is full ...


  20. 'Bel Canto' premieres at Lyric Opera on Dec. 7Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 |

    ... Oct. 4 in a Houston Grand Opera production), Lehar's "The Merry Widow" (Nov. 4 in a Metropolitan Opera production), Verdi's "Nabucco" (Jan. 23, 2016, in a co-production with Milan's Teatro all Scala, London's Royal Opera and Barcelona's Gran Teatre ...