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Regional Opera Company of the Week: Dallas Opera Regional Opera Company of the Week: Dallas Opera
by BWW Features - April 18, 2013

More than half a century of artistic excellence and community engagement has earned The Dallas Opera a major role in shaping the national/international cultural reputation of Dallas. TDO has also made-and continues to make-an important contribution to the economic impact of the performing arts in No... (more...)
Regional Opera Company of the Week: Mississippi Opera Regional Opera Company of the Week: Mississippi Opera
by Scott Frost - April 11, 2013

Mississippi Opera, once known as the Jackson Opera Guild was started in 1945 mainly by the efforts for Mignonne Caldwell, the wife of John Caldwell. Her hard work with the support of an ever growing number of vocal and instrumental performers in the Jackson area created what was at the time one of ... (more...)
Regional Opera Company of the Week: PORTopera Regional Opera Company of the Week: PORTopera
by Scott Frost - April 04, 2013

PORTopera has quite an interesting inception story, dating back to the 1970s when Bruce Hangen, at that time Music Director for the Portland Symphony dreamed of forming an opera company in Maine. In 1985, Hangen accepted the Music Director position for the Omaha Symphony in Nebraska. This did not en... (more...)
Regional Opera Company of the Week: Tulsa Opera Regional Opera Company of the Week: Tulsa Opera
by Scott Frost - March 28, 2013

The first recorded opera performance in Tulsa dates back to 1904 with a production of Faust- just six years after the city was incorporated. Forty-four years later, in 1948, an official company was started, known today as Tulsa Opera. In the early years the Company presented opera and operettas tw... (more...)
Regional Opera Company of the Week: Seattle Opera Regional Opera Company of the Week: Seattle Opera
by Scott Frost - March 21, 2013

Seattle Opera has been one of the leading American opera companies since being founded in 1963. Presenting a mixture of European classics as well as new works of American opera, the company's five opera seasons continually advance the cultural life of the Pacific Northwest through education and per... (more...)



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