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Ailyn Perez Makes Debuts as Desdemona in Houston Grand Opera's OtelloAilyn Perez Makes Debuts as Desdemona in Houston Grand Opera's Otello
October 24, 2014

Richard Tucker and Plácido Domingo Award-winner Ailyn Pérez makes her hotly anticipated Houston Grand Opera debut this Friday (Oct 24), in what also marks her role debut as Desdemona in Otello. Under ... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and MoreThe Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
August 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dicken... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGERThe Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER
July 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera capped a financially and artistically successful 2013–14 season by presenting Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger —the Polish-Jewish composer's long-suppressed Holocaust opera—to w... (more...)


Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22
March 06, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening tonight, March... (more...)


Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6
February 17, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine will conduct a revival of Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 and starring Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt in their first-ever performances of the leading roles, Wozzeck a... (more...)


Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22
January 24, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 at New... (more...)


Behind the Scenes of The LA Opera's Production of FALSTAFF and MoreBehind the Scenes of The LA Opera's Production of FALSTAFF and More
November 06, 2013

The LAO Wig Shop (currently known as 'Ye Olde Wig Shoppe') is typically the hairiest of work environs at LA Opera. But for Falstaff, some of their space doubles as a special effects make-up shop for f... (more...)


Thomas Hampson Returns in Met Wozzeck and Vienna Boccanegra, New Lyric Parsifal & MoreThomas Hampson Returns in Met Wozzeck and Vienna Boccanegra, New Lyric Parsifal & More
August 28, 2013

The new season sees Thomas Hampson – “America's foremost baritone” (International Herald Tribune) – return to the world's greatest opera houses and festivals, including London's Royal Opera House, the... (more...)


The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings TodayThe Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings Today
August 24, 2013

The Met's Summer HD Festival returns for its fifth year today, August 24, with ten free outdoor screenings of popular performances from the Met's award-winning Live in HD series. (more...)


The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings, 8/24The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings, 8/24
July 19, 2013

The Met's Summer HD Festival returns for its fifth year on August 24, with ten free outdoor screenings of popular performances from the Met's award-winning Live in HD series. The festival, which more ... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Jealousy Is a Wild-Eyed Monster Named Jose Cura in the Met's OTELLOBWW Reviews: Jealousy Is a Wild-Eyed Monster Named Jose Cura in the Met's OTELLO
by Richard Sasanow - March 13, 2013

With a popular opera by Rossini already co-opting the title OTELLO, Verdi momentarily thought about calling his work IAGO, after the story's villain. But then, he'd never seen Jose Cura's portrayal of... (more...)


Thomas Hampson to Make Met Debut as Verdi's Iago in OTELLO, March 11; Announces 2013 US EngagementsThomas Hampson to Make Met Debut as Verdi's Iago in OTELLO, March 11; Announces 2013 US Engagements
February 11, 2013

This spring, Thomas Hampson's U.S. engagements take him from opera house to concert and recital hall, and from Verdi and Mahler to the latest in contemporary American composition. The baritone makes h... (more...)


Renee Fleming, Johan Botha to Star in 'Otello' on Great Performances' AT THE MET, 2/24Renee Fleming, Johan Botha to Star in 'Otello' on Great Performances' AT THE MET, 2/24
January 29, 2013

Verdi's Shakespearean tragedy OTELLO starring Johan Botha in the title role and Renee Fleming as Otello's innocent wife, Desdemona, airs on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Sunday, February 24 at 12 noon... (more...)





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