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With Acrobats and Cake, a Paris Opera Celebrates Its Rebirth
With Acrobats and Cake, a Paris Opera Celebrates Its RebirthPARIS — The Opéra Comique has stood, in one form or another, on the discreet Place Boieldieu in central Paris since 1783, making it one of the oldest performance sites in the city. Its current home, a gracious building with tall columns and classical ...read more
Source: New York Times
Published on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:55:00 GMT
'Jerry Springer: The Opera' Coming to Off-Broadway
'Jerry Springer: The Opera' Coming to Off-BroadwayAn Off-Broadway production of Jerry Springer: The Opera, the cult mash-up of high art and the lowest form of television, will arrive in New York this winter, over a decade after plans to bring the stage show to Broadway fell through. Strippers who kill!read more
Source: Rolling Stone
Published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:15:00 GMT
Opera parts ways with its music director
Opera parts ways with its music directorThe Washington National Opera announced today that the contract of its music director, Philippe Auguin, will not be renewed beyond the 2017-2018 season. He will become music director emeritus. “Philippe has done wonderful things for the orchestra and for ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:01:00 GMT
Sleepy seals react to opera opera signing
Sleepy seals react to opera opera signingAn amusing video has emerged of a woman waking up a herd of seals as she sings a high note to them. The footage, shot in Santa Cruz, CA, USA on June 12, shows the seals all lifting up their heads at the same time as the singing comes to their ears.read more
Source: MSN
Published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:03:00 GMT
Watch American Opera Projects' AS ONE Online in Celebration of Pride Month
Watch American Opera Projects' AS ONE Online in Celebration of Pride MonthIn celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, American Opera Projects (AOP) will make available to the public the video of their 2014 World Premiere production of the opera As One from June 23-30, 2017 on the AOP website at www.aopopera.org/AsOne/worldpremiere.read more
Source: Broadway World
Published on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:00:00 GMT
The life of Frida Kahlo, an opera waiting to happen
The life of Frida Kahlo, an opera waiting to happenLONG BEACH, Calif.—Time was, when the lovely young unibrowed woman stunningly dressed in Mexican folk costume who stood beside her world-famous painter husband was introduced as Diego Rivera’s wife. Given the meteoric rise in her notoriety in the years ...read more
Source: People's World
Published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:47:00 GMT
Opera Nuova gives Edmontonians rare chance to see large-cast masterpieces
Opera Nuova gives Edmontonians rare chance to see large-cast masterpiecesTake a stage filled with butterflies, crows, a dragonfly, a badger, a little vixen (and her fox mate and cubs), a mosquito and various other forest creatures. Add a forester and a gamekeeper (and his dog), and you have perhaps the most magical opera of all ...read more
Source: Edmonton Journal
Published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:34:00 GMT
History in a pillar of salt: New opera explores transformation through the biblical story of Lot’s wife
History in a pillar of salt: New opera explores transformation through the biblical story of Lot’s wifeIf your only escape from mass death and ­destruction was to vow to a God-like figure that you’d never look back at the past and those left behind, would you do it? In “The Woman of Salt,” an original English opera composed by Eugene amateur musician ...read more
Source: Register-Guard
Published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:27:00 GMT
Alberta 150: The fullback, the opera singer and the geologist
Alberta 150: The fullback, the opera singer and the geologistIn honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun are profiling 150 Albertans who helped shape our province and Canada. Born: Jan. 7, 1928, in Broadview, Sask. (Died Feb. 18, 1985, at Mount Duffy ...read more
Source: Calgary Herald
Published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:05:00 GMT
THE SCOOP | Music Critics Association Chooses The Year's Best New Opera
THE SCOOP | Music Critics Association Chooses The Year's Best New OperaThe Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) has announced the winner of their inaugural MCANA Opera Award, for which Musical Toronto’s Arthur Kaptainis was a jury member. According to its guidelines, the award honours “musical and theatrical ...read more
Source: musicaltoronto.org
Published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:57:00 GMT