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Giuseppe Verdi News

Date Of Birth:
October 10, 1813
Date Of Death:
January 27, 1901 (87)
Birth Place:
LeRoncole, Parma, ITALY
Gender:
Male
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LA Philharmonic to Ring in Chinese New Year at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 2/19LA Philharmonic to Ring in Chinese New Year at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Los Angeles, CA (January 21, 2015) – Conductor Xian Zhang leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in its first-ever program celebrating the Chinese New Year, Thursday, Fridayand Saturday, February 19, 20 and 21, at 8 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Continues the 2014-15 Composer Portraits Series with STEFANO GERVASONI, 2/19The Miller Theatre Continues the 2014-15 Composer Portraits Series with STEFANO GERVASONI, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its 2014-15 Composer Portraits series with STEFANO GERVASONI. A rare hearing of the Italian star's 'delirious' music featuring Yarn/Wire, Mivos Quartet, and Ekmeles. On Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street) (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 SeasonCanadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company productions, four of which are new to Toronto audiences, and features the COC's first mainstage world premiere since 1999, COC premieres of opera rarities and the revival of classic masterpieces. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More!Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to serve the community through the magic of theater and music in McCaw Hall, and in learning and engagement programs across the Pacific Northwest. (more...)

Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More!Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to serve the community through the magic of theater and music in McCaw Hall, and in learning and engagement programs across the Pacific Northwest. (more...)

2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre and Opera2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre and Opera
by David Fick - Dec 31, 2014

The penultimate column in our 2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives deals with musical theatre and opera. Today we celebrate 'six of the best' opera and musical theatre productions from around the country - with two honourable mentions for an outstanding cabaret and revue - having already looked at some of the best plays and dance productions of the year. (more...)

Riccardo Muti to Conduct Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie HallRiccardo Muti to Conduct Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall presents the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in three concerts conducted by Music Director Riccardo Muti, January 30 to February 1 in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The series begins on Friday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. with Muti leading a program featuring two portraits of the sea, Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture and Debussy's La mer, paired with Scriabin's Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 43, "The Divine Poem," in which the Russian composer's newfound mysticism and fascination with touching all of the senses through music is at the core of an extravagantly scored work. (more...)

Brevard Music Center Opens 2015 Season with Pianist Andre Watts in All-Beethoven Program, 6/20Brevard Music Center Opens 2015 Season with Pianist Andre Watts in All-Beethoven Program, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) will open its 2015 season on Saturday, June 20, with superstar pianist André Watts and BMC Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta in an all-Beethoven program. Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic. He has since enjoyed a celebrated 50 year career that has taken him across the globe to concertize with major orchestras and perform in the world's musical capitals. Watts has played before European royalty and international heads of government and has received the Avery Fisher Prize, the National Medal of Arts, and was the youngest person ever to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Yale University. André Watts will perform Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with Maestra Falletta and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra on a program to include Leonore Overture No. 3 and the Seventh Symphony. The season concludes on Sunday, August 2, as Maestro Lockhart and the BMCO perform Mahler's powerful Symphony No. 1 – “The Titan.” (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTHELLO – LA H E' MUTA. L'improbabile incontro degli Oblivion con Shakespeare e VerdiBWW Reviews: OTHELLO – LA H E' MUTA. L'improbabile incontro degli Oblivion con Shakespeare e Verdi
by Valeria Venturelli - Nov 21, 2014

'Anno Domini 2013. Verdi compie 200 anni. Wagner compie 200 anni. Gli Oblivion compiono 10 anni. 200+200+10 = 410 anni in totale. 2013 - 410 = 1603 Nel 1603 Shakespeare scrive Othello. Othello e la prima opera di Verdi in cui si avverte chiaramente l'influsso di Wagner. Othello e la prima parodia mai scritta dagli Oblivion. L'inevitabile si e compiuto.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and GrippingBWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and Gripping
by Herbert Paine - Nov 18, 2014

Arizona Opera's production of Rigoletto, directed by Fenlon Lamb, is a noble and well-constructed effort in portraying the ironic misjudgments of its main characters. It is gifted with notable performances by Peter Volpe as Sparafucile, the assassin; Joseph Barron as Count Monterone; Beth Lytwynec as the assassin's sister; and Michael Corvino as Rigoletto. It is, however, Sarah Coburn, who defines and gives glory to this production in her sterling tour de force performance as Gilda. (more...)

The Family of Lorin Maazel Holds a Celebration of His Life and Work TodayThe Family of Lorin Maazel Holds a Celebration of His Life and Work Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Family of Lorin Maazel has announced a celebration of his life and work today, October 31, 2014 at 12:30PM at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (Two West 64th Street, New York City). The service will be open to the public. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTELLO Comes Into The Twenty First CenturyBWW Reviews: OTELLO Comes Into The Twenty First Century
by Barry Lenny - Oct 28, 2014

Once again, the State Opera Company of South Australia is offering a superior production that is sure to please Adelaide's opera lovers. (more...)

The Family of Lorin Maazel to Hold a Celebration of His Life and Work, 10/31The Family of Lorin Maazel to Hold a Celebration of His Life and Work, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The Family of Lorin Maazel has announced a celebration of his life and work on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:30PM at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (Two West 64th Street, New York City). The service will be open to the public. (more...)

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Presents UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Beginning TonightLos Angeles Metropolitan Opera Presents UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera (LAMet) is a local community Opera Company presenting grand opera in intimate settings and at prices almost anyone can afford. LAMet will stage Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling UN BALLO IN MASCHERA on four dates: October 25-26, and November 1-2, 2014 in downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. (more...)

State Opera of South Australia's OTHELLO Opens this SaturdayState Opera of South Australia's OTHELLO Opens this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

State Opera of South Australia's (SOSA) spectacular final production for this year, Otello takes over the Festival Theatre stage later this month in what SOSA CEO and Artistic Director Timothy Sexton describes as a 'famous tragedy in a contemporary setting' that will surprise and captivate even the most seasoned opera enthusiast. (more...)

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to Present UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, 10/25Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to Present UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera (LAMet) is a local community Opera Company presenting grand opera in intimate settings and at prices almost anyone can afford. LAMet will stage Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling UN BALLO IN MASCHERA on four dates: October 25-26, and November 1-2, 2014 in downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. (more...)

The Brevard Music Center and Asheville Lyric Opera Partner to Co-Produce Verdi's RIGOLETTO in 2015The Brevard Music Center and Asheville Lyric Opera Partner to Co-Produce Verdi's RIGOLETTO in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) and Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) announce a new partnership to co-produce Giuseppe Verdi's masterful opera Rigoletto in 2015. Performances will take place in Brevard, at the Porter Center on the campus of Brevard College, on June 25 and June 27, 2015, and in Asheville, at the Diana Wortham Theatre, on July 2 and July 5, 2015. All performances will occur during ALO's 2015 season and BMC's 2015 Summer Institute and Festival. (more...)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Announces 4th Consecutive Year of Record Fundraising and Ticket SalesThe Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Announces 4th Consecutive Year of Record Fundraising and Ticket Sales
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) released its fiscal year 2014 results at its Annual Meeting today at Symphony Center. The 2013/14 season marked the CSOA's fourth consecutive year of record-breaking ticket sales and contributions, according to Jay Henderson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the CSOA, who presented the artistic and financial highlights of the season. (more...)

Kent Tritle's 2014-15 Season Features Verdi's REQUIEM, World Premieres with Musica Sacra and MoreKent Tritle's 2014-15 Season Features Verdi's REQUIEM, World Premieres with Musica Sacra and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A performance of Verdi's Requiem that is a tripartite collaboration highlights the 2014-15 season of Kent Tritle, called 'New York's reigning choral conductor' by The New York Times. In an event emblematic of Kent's multiple roles in the city's choral life, he will conduct a performance of the massive work by the Oratorio Society of New York, of which he is Music Director, and the Symphony and Symphonic Chorus of the Manhattan School of Music, where he is Director of Choral Activities, in the grand space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist -- with a new choral configuration that features the more-than-250 singers on risers in the cathedral's Great Choir space. (more...)

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