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  1. A Charming Rossini Lightens the Met's Stormy, Newsy SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The New York Observer

    ... years Mr. Sher has never managed to recapture the magic of that Rossini staging (perhaps he'll have better luck with Verdi's Otello next season?) but it's pleasing to report that the Barbiere , which returned to the repertory last week, retains its ...


  2. Glimmerglass Festival Sets 2015 Events: Concerts, Live Theatre & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday |

    ... public master classes and more. In 2015, Glimmerglass will present new productions of Mozart's The Magic Flute, Verdi's Macbeth, Vivaldi's Cato in Utica and Bernstein's Candide. The Festival, which runs July 10 through August 23, also features ...


  3. Macbeth shines light on war horrorsRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | Arab Times

    What if Shakespeare's tragic general Macbeth was a warlord from the strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo? The African nation may be a long way from Scotland, but a new opera in Paris imagines the Bard's dark tale about the ruinous effects of political ambition set in one of the most scarred corners of the continent and the scene of one of its longest and bloodiest wars. South African director Brett Bailey - known for his sometimes controversial exploration of race and the post-colonial landscape - takes Italian composer Verdi's Macbeth opera, chops it up and plunges it into what he calls an "invisible" part of the world.


  4. Best Bets, Nov. 21, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Pocono Record

    Actress and singer Ana Gasteyer will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Pocono Community Theater, 88 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg. Born in Washington, District of Columbia, Gasteyer's first professional job was as a child ghost in Verdi's “Macbeth” at age 13. With an education background in voice and theater, she developed comedy experience with the Los Angeles improv-sketch comedy group The Groundlings.


  5. 4 reasons every expat should visit the Dutch National Opera & BalletRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | IamExpat

    ... the Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Many major opera and ballet companies rely on performing traditional works (think Verdi's La Traviata , Puccini's La Bohme , or Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ) to fill seats throughout the season. Important as it is to ...


  6. The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir Proudly Welcomes Tenor Richard Margison as PatronRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 |

    ... singer." Hailed for his ringing top notes and spine-tingling power, Margison is renowned for his interpretations of Verdi, Puccini, Strauss and Beethoven. Recent seasons have included performances of Un Ballo in Maschera (Montral, Hamburg, the ROH ...


  7. Tarrytown Students Stage Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Tarrytown Daily Voice

    ... about Shakespeare to me is that he influenced great writers like Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy and musicians like Verdi. Writers and artists were influenced by him and his plays on human nature. His play showed a lot about human flaws." Wave ...


  8. The Met's Vivid 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk' Heralds Sweeping Changes for the Opera WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The New York Observer

    Not so very long ago as operatic history goes, the Met was what is known as a "grand opera" house, specializing in expensive, starry presentations of the bread-and-butter standards of the repertoire. AA da , La BohA me and Carmen head the list of most-performed operas there, followed by equally familiar works by Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Mozart and the usual suspects.


  9. The Season at SFORead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Wall Street Journal

    Taken altogether, I prefer the better operas of Mozart, Verdi and Wagner-along with a few works by modern composers-to those of Vicenzo Bellini. But the astonishing vocal quality of the San Francisco Opera's new production of Bellini's "Norma," which opened the fall season in September, convinced me that it may be the one perfect opera, even if it is almost impossible to get it right.


  10. BWW Reviews: Austin Opera's a Masked Ball Takes a Backseat to Previous ProductionsRead the original story

    Monday Nov 17 |

    The atmosphere was festive on Thursday night at the Long Center as patrons arrived for Austin Opera's new and updated take on Verdi's opera , Un Ballo in Maschera , or A MASKED BALL. I have always loved opera companies that have the ability to evolve and recreate productions for modern audiences; in these difficult economic times, where companies are closing down across the country, this adaptability is opera's greatest hope for survival.


  11. Picketing VerdiRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 15 | Alex Ross

    Just for pleasure, and also to impress a visitor from Europe, your announcer dropped in last Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera for a performance of Verdi's Don Carlo ... It was something of a surprise to learn that the performance was being picketed. Investigation revealed the following facts.


  12. Mobile's main opera man will direct a grand vocal gala at USARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Alabama Live

    ... Brent Nowell, Tjaden O'Dowd Cox, Michael Devery, and Carly York Fulmer. Pieces to be performed include selections from Verdi's "Falstaff" and "Nabucco," Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" and "Cosi fan tutte," Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of ...


  13. Lurid 'Lady Macbeth' comes to Met Opera in surrealistic productionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Columbia Spectator

    ... on the Metropolitan Opera's stage since the company opened its season in late September. Apart from a riveting run of Verdi's "Macbeth" early on and John Adams' controversial "The Death of Klinghoffer" last month, many of the performances have been ...


  14. Cape Symphonya s opera program a thrillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 | Cape Cod Times

    ... Brian Thorsett, who might have been the greater among equals, sailed through "La donna mobile," the showstopper from Verdi's "Rigoletto." In short order all the soloists had shown their stuff, and the extensive orchestra - Pak did not skimp on ...


  15. Cape Symphonya s opera program a thrillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 | Cape Cod Times

    ... Brian Thorsett, who might have been the greater among equals, sailed through "La donna mobile," the showstopper from Verdi's "Rigoletto." In short order all the soloists had shown their stuff, and the extensive orchestra - Pak did not skimp on ...


  16. The Hand That Rules the ChorusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 | A Cappella News

    ... during a 2009 run-through of Rossini's "Barbiere di Siviglia," breaking a wrist. He conducted the offstage choruses in Verdi's "Aida" later that day. In a lull during a recent rehearsal for a rare revival of Shostakovich's scorching "Lady Macbeth of ...


  17. SFO summons first-rate musical talents for Rossini's Cinderella operaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 |

    This afternoon at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco Opera presented the first of their six performances of La Cenerentola , Gioachino Rossini's imaginative retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale. The conductor for the occasion was JesAos LA3pez-Cobos; and this was his first visit to the orchestra pit since the 1971 season, when he conducted two Giuseppe Verdi operas, Luisa Miller and Otello .


  18. Opera review: Cast elevates seldom-staged 'Otello'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Until Saturday night at the Benedum Center, it had been almost a quarter-century since Pittsburgh Opera last produced Verdi's "Otello." Written late in the composer's career, the opera is a masterpiece not only for its music but for its libretto, by Arrigo Boito, that successfully adapted Shakespeare's tragedy for the operatic stage.


  19. Dating at age 91 - The Boston GlobeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 |

    ... was to escort was an old friend of hers - they'd been graduate students together at Brandeis years ago. We were to see Verdi's Macbeth, a Met opera being aired simultaneously at theaters across the planet. I admit to having second thoughts. I am a ...


  20. Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation remembers soprano, honors Stephen...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    ... sang for the San Francisco Opera for 20 years, is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her singing of the "Otello" duet (Verdi) with Mario Lanza in the 1956 film "Serenade." Other supporters of the Foundation mentioned were longtime state Sen. Roy M. ...