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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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BWW Reviews: Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour's AIDA Combines The Timeless Story of Love and War With The Sydney SkylineBWW Reviews: Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour's AIDA Combines The Timeless Story of Love and War With The Sydney Skyline
by Jade Kops - Mar 28, 2015

Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA, written to open the Khedivial Opera House in Egypt in 1871, proves its timelessness as Director Gale Edwards blends old and new worlds on the waterfront stage. With a 18meter tall partial ruins of the head of Nefertiti towering over Farm Cove, the original setting in Egypt has been retained but the line between classical and modern Egypt is blurred as ancient religion and traditional costumes sit alongside futuristic soldiers and military officers reminiscent of European World War I and World War II strategists. (more...)

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA to Present Brahms  Strauss & Mozart with Conductor Xian ZhangNEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA to Present Brahms Strauss & Mozart with Conductor Xian Zhang
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello-featuring Concertmaster Eric Wyrick and Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz-Mozart's Symphony No. 39 and Strauss' Serenade for Winds, April 30-May 3 (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ballet Master Johnny Eliasen Talks Mastering Etudes in Houston Ballet's MODERN MASTERSBWW Interviews: Ballet Master Johnny Eliasen Talks Mastering Etudes in Houston Ballet's MODERN MASTERS
by Katricia Lang - Mar 19, 2015

Houston Ballet's MODERN MASTERS is excellence personified. It is an electrifying demonstration of the precision, perfection and artistry in movement. (more...)

LA BOHEME, AIDA, VERDI FESTIVAL and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 SeasonLA BOHEME, AIDA, VERDI FESTIVAL and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce its plans for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, the most climactic in the company's 56 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle - The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowess, awe-inspiring choruses, sumptuous scenery, and luxurious costumes. In addition, Sarasota Opera will present Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, and Mozart's Così fan tutte. (more...)

Casting Set for Beautiful Soup's Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCasland, Beginning 5/6Casting Set for Beautiful Soup's Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCasland, Beginning 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, McCasland's plays will return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they'll present six plays beginning on May 6th, 2015, with a company of actors performing in repertory. All of the plays focus on historical figures, including Laurette Taylor, Billie Holiday, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and more. (more...)

Florida Opera Festival, Under Baton of Daniel Lipton, Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 SeasonFlorida Opera Festival, Under Baton of Daniel Lipton, Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Tampa, Fla. ? The 2015-2016 Florida Opera Festival presented by Opera Tampa is certain to exhilarate every opera buff and fascinate any curious opera novice. It promises to be a magnificent festival of love, lust and loss featuring the work of Mozart and Verdi. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet Proves World-Class Status With MODERN MASTERSBWW Reviews: Houston Ballet Proves World-Class Status With MODERN MASTERS
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Mar 16, 2015

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet Proves Excellence With MODERN MASTERS (more...)

Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Superstar bass-baritone and native Philadelphian Eric Owens comes home to make his much-anticipated role debut as King Philip II in a new production of Don Carlo, Verdi's grand opera of passion and political intrigue. Five performances will be staged at the Academy of Music, April 24-May 3. Tickets are available via Ticket Philadelphia at 215-893-1018 or operaphila.org. (more...)

Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Opera San José is hosting a memorial concert for its former general director and founder, Irene Dalis, at the California Theatre on May 16, 2015 at 8 p.m. The concert will feature arias and ensembles performed by over 20 current and former members of Opera San José's resident company, accompanied by the Opera San José Orchestra and Chorus. (more...)

Andrés Orozco-estrada to Conduct Houston Symphony,  Soloists & Houston Symphony Chorus In Verdi's RequiemAndrés Orozco-estrada to Conduct Houston Symphony, Soloists & Houston Symphony Chorus In Verdi's Requiem
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra, the Houston Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists on March 20-22 in Verdi's Requiem, a towering masterpiece by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi featuring dramatic operatic moments, brilliant symphonic writing and virtuosic solo performances. (more...)

Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

HOUSTON (March 9, 2015) – Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra, the Houston Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists on March 20-22 in Verdi's Requiem, a towering masterpiece by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi featuring dramatic operatic moments, brilliant symphonic writing and virtuosic solo performances. (more...)

Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Oratorio Society of NY & Manhattan School of Music to Present Verdi's REQUIEM, 3/26Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Oratorio Society of NY & Manhattan School of Music to Present Verdi's REQUIEM, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

For the first time ever, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with the Oratorio Society of New York and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony and Symphonic Chorus, will present a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. (more...)

Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Composer-conductor Thomas Ade?s will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut leading the U.S. Premiere of his Totentanz, featuring mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and baritone Mark Stone; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1; and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The audited financial results for San Francisco Opera's 2013–14 season (FY14) were announced today by San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin: a deficit of $348,244 on an operating budget of $74,119,493. The Company's 91st season presented eight main stage works at the War Memorial Opera House in addition to numerous concerts, recitals, workshops and community engagement events attracting more than 271,954 individuals. (more...)

The Soloists of La Scala and Nazzareno Carusi to Play at The Wallis, 3/19The Soloists of La Scala and Nazzareno Carusi to Play at The Wallis, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") presents clarinetist Fabrizio Meloni and violist Danilo Rossi -- two renowned soloists of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra (I solisti del Teatro alla Scala) join pianist Nazzareno Carusi to perform a program of chamber music by Mozart, Schumann and Schubert on Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next WeekNew Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage. (more...)

Met Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next WeekMet Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage. (more...)

Vancouver Opera Releases Complete Schedule for 2015-2016 SeasonVancouver Opera Releases Complete Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ A powerful and current Canadian premiere, two favourites of grand opera and a modern classic of musical theatre are highlights of Vancouver Opera's 56th season. The 2015-2016 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's dark and tragic Rigoletto (September 26 - October 4, 2015), followed by the Canadian premiere of Oscar-nominated composer Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters, a thought-provoking exploration of polygamy in a renegade Mormon community (November 26 - December 12, 2015, at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre). VO then presents Giacomo Puccini's heartbreakingly beautiful Madama Butterfly (March 5 - 13, 2016) and closes the season with a treat for lovers of musical theatre: the company premiere of Evita, by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (April 30 - May 8, 2016). (more...)

Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERAOpera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Opera Philadelphia's 41st Season serves as a reminder that the company is, as The Washington Post reports, “taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” As General Director & President David B. Devan and Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovarisannounced today, the carefully curated 2015-2016 lineup offers two new American operas: the East Coast Premiere of Cold Mountain, by composer Jennifer Higdon and librettist Gene Scheer and starring the dream team of Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, and Jay Hunter Morris (February 2016); and the World Premiere of ANDY: A Popera, a Warhol-inspired opera-cabaret featuring a score by Dan Visconti and original songs by Heath Allen (September 2015). (more...)

The Ohio State University School of Music to Present REQUIEM, 3/8The Ohio State University School of Music to Present REQUIEM, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

More than 160 vocalists, four soloists and a large orchestra will join together to perform Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, the dramatic funeral mass first performed in Italy in 1874, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 in Ohio State's Mershon Auditorium. Marshall Haddock, Ohio State's director of orchestral studies, will conduct the performance. (more...)

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