Giuseppe Verdi News

Date Of Birth:
October 10, 1813
Date Of Death:
January 27, 1901 (87)
Birth Place:
LeRoncole, Parma, ITALY
Gender:
Male
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Presents AIDA led by Music Director Robert Spano, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Chorus in a concert staging of Verdi's Aida June 5, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., June 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., and June 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. This will be the ASO premiere of Aida, and these performances will mark the end of the Orchestra's 2013-14 season. (more...)

Teatro Regio Torino to Launch First North American Tour at Harris Theater, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance today confirmed that a major event of the 2014-2015 Harris Theater Presents season will be the North American debut performance of the Turin, Italy-based Teatro Regio Torino orchestra and chorus, under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Teatro Regio Torino will open its first-ever North American tour at the Harris Theater on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7PM with a historic, one-night-only concert performance of Gioachino Rossini's opera William Tell. Teatro Regio Torino's four-stop tour-with performances in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and New York's Carnegie Hall-also marks the first time an Italian opera house will tour an opera in concert form in North America. The December 3 production will feature soprano Angela Meade as Matilde, tenor John Osborn as Arnoldo, and baritone Fabio Capitanucci in the title role of Guglielmo Tell. Century old high jewelry house Buccellati, which recently opened a boutique on Oak Street, will be one of the sponsors for the debut performance at the Harris Theater. North American tour sponsors include Eataly, Lavazza and Del Cambio, a legendary Torino restaurant. Special events are being planned around this historic performance. (more...)

Sarasota Youth Opera Receives a $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Sarasota Opera is one of 886 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Sarasota Opera is recommended for a $25,000 grantto support Sarasota Youth Opera programs. (more...)

Bainbridge Chorale & Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and the Bainbridge Chorale team up in an historic collaboration this spring. Maestro Michael Austin Miller, Music Director of the Bainbridge Chorale, will lead the combined orchestra and choir in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music. Next, Maestro Wesley Schulz of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will take the baton to lead members of these two incredible musical organizations in Giuseppe Verdi's monumental Requiem. (more...)

The Odyssey Opera Announces its 2014 Season, Which Includes UN GIORNO DI REGNO, ZANETTO and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Odyssey Opera Artistic and General Director Gil Rose today announced the details of the company's 2014 Season, which gives Boston operagoers a chance to hear exceptional international talent shine in rarely performed gems. FromJune 11 to 14, Odyssey presents fully-staged productions of three unique operatic treats, starting with Verdi's boisterous Un giorno di regno followed by a double header of succinct one-act vignettes, Mascagni's Zanetto and Wolf-Ferrari's Il segreto di Susanna. Then, on September 13 for one night only, Odyssey revives an important 20th-century masterpiece, Korngold's Die tote Stadt, in a Boston premiere concert performance celebrating the Boston debuts of tenor Jay Hunter Morris and soprano Meagan Miller. See below for details. (more...)

Verismo Opera Named House Company of bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) of Fort Lee and the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) has announced Verismo Opera is the theatre's House Opera Company. (more...)

Pianist Ramin Bahrami Performs A TRIP TO ITALY, Featuring Bach and Scarlatti, at the Wallis Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents acclaimed classical pianist Ramin Bahrami in a program entitled 'A Trip to Italy,' a recital of Bach and Scarlatti, tonight, April 9 at 8pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Babes With Blades Theatre Presents L'IMBECILE, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

In a world premiere production, Babes With Blades Theatre Company is proud to present L'Imbecile, by Aaron Adair, at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago. Previews will be today, April 5, Thursday April 10, and Friday April 11 at 8PM. The opening is Saturday, April 12 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Fridays at 8PM and Saturdays at both 4PM and 8PM from April 12-May 10. (more...)

Babes With Blades Theatre Present World Premiere of L'IMBECILE, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

In a world premiere production, Babes With Blades Theatre Company will present L'Imbecile, by Aaron Adair, at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago. Previews will be today, April 5, Thursday April 10, and Friday April 11 at 8PM. The opening is Saturday, April 12 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Fridays at 8PM and Saturdays at both 4PM and 8PM from April 12-May 10. (more...)

LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

When the curtain rises in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production La Traviata, the audience will recognize several familiar faces on the stage. The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera presents its spring production, La Traviata, this Sunday at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC). Last performed by the nonprofit company in 2006, Verismo Opera will present Giuseppe Verdi's opera on April 6, 3:00 p.m., at the bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood. (more...)

Fawzi Haimor Upped to Resident Conductor of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Fawzi Haimor, assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 2012, has been promoted to resident conductor, effective immediately, a title he will share with Lawrence Loh, resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony since 2007. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Promotes Fawzi Haimor to Resident Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Fawzi Haimor, assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 2012, has been promoted to resident conductor, effective immediately, a title he will share with Lawrence Loh, resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony since 2007. (more...)

Tickets for the Glyndebourne Festival are Still Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

This will be Robin Ticciati's first Glyndebourne Festival as Music Director. He is only the seventh conductor to hold the post in Glyndebourne's 80- year history, following in the distinguished line of Fritz Busch, Vittorio Gui, John Pritchard, Bernard Haitink, Andrew Davis and Vladimir Jurowski. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera in the Height's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR is Evocative and Atmospheric
by David Clarke - Mar 31, 2014

Gaetano Donizetti was a tremendous influence on the operas of Giuseppe Verdi and laid the foundation for the popularity of Italian opera in the latter half of the nineteenth century. At Opera in the Heights, their rousing production of the tragic opera fully exposes audiences to why this opera has had such staying power and was popular enough to be performed almost once a season at New York City's Metropolitan Opera from 1903 until 1972. (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2014 Bank of America Chamber Music Series Programs; Festival Runs 5/23-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Geoff Nuttall, now in his fifth year as Spoleto Festival USA's Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director for Chamber Music, today announced details of the Bank of America Chamber Music series comprising 11 programs, each performed three times at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina from Friday, May 23 through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes TOSCA, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Sarasota Opera has announced its 2014 2015 Fall and Winter season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Highlights include the return of some of Sarasota Opera's most popular productions, acclaimed artists, and the Sarasota Opera premieres of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel as well as the Verdi masterpiece Don Carlos in its original form. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Launch of New Opera Broadcast and Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the launch of its new opera broadcast and film series. This new series will allow Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from the fall and winter season to year-around. All showings will occur in the William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre at the Sarasota Opera House. (more...)

Sarasota Opera to Launch New Opera Broadcast and Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the launch of its new opera broadcast and film series. This new series will allow Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from the fall and winter season to year-around. All showings will occur in the William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre at the Sarasota Opera House. (more...)

Sarasota Opera to Host HOMAGE TO VERDI Exhibit from Rome Opera, 3/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Sarasota Opera has announced it will be host to an exhibition from the Rome Opera House entitled 'Homage to Giuseppe Verdi; Celebrating the Bicentennial of his Birth' March 8 - March 25, 2014. The exhibition, underwritten by Piero and Rachele Rivolta, tells the story of the most famous performances of Verdi's operas, and of the great performers, singers, set designers, and costume designers who have kept the legend of Giuseppe Verdi alive. (more...)

Pianist Ramin Bahrami to Perform A TRIP TO ITALY, Featuring Bach and Scarlatti, at the Wallis, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents acclaimed classical pianist Ramin Bahrami in a program entitled 'A Trip to Italy,' a recital of Bach and Scarlatti, on Wednesday, April 9 at 8pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

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