Michael Capasso News

MOST HAPPY FELLA Returns to Dicapo Opera Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Dicapo Opera Theatre, whose recent production of Frank Loesser's Most Happy Fella garnered enormous critical success and sold-out performances, will bring back the musical this June for a limited run of four weeks. Opening night takes place this evening, June 14th, 8 p.m. with a special guest appearance by comedian Mo Rocca as one of the 'chefs' performing the musical's popular 'Abbondanza' song. (more...)

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne Premiere MARRYING MOZART, Now thru 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne will present the world premiere of Marrying Mozart with four performances beginning tonight, December 13, 2012. Subsequent presentations take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 14, 15 & 16, 2012. Today performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and the final performance on Sunday at 4 p.m. (more...)

Dicapo Opera Theatre Opens MARRYING MOZART Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne will present the world premiere of Marrying Mozart with four performances beginning Thursday, December 13, 2012. Subsequent presentations take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 14, 15 & 16, 2012. Thursday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and the final performance on Sunday at 4 p.m. (more...)

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne Premiere MARRYING MOZART, 12/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne will present the world premiere of Marrying Mozart with four performances beginning Thursday, December 13, 2012. Subsequent presentations take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 14, 15 & 16, 2012. Thursday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and the final performance on Sunday at 4 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mo Rocca Visits Dicapo Opera Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

The Most Happy Fella returns to Dicapo Opera Theatre from June 14th to July 8th, 2012. Mo Rocca joined the June 14th opening night cast will play a singing chef. (more...)

MOST HAPPY FELLA Returns to Dicapo Opera Theatre, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2012

Dicapo Opera Theatre, whose recent production of Frank Loesser's Most Happy Fella garnered enormous critical success and sold-out performances, will bring back the musical this June for a limited run of four weeks. Opening night takes place Thursday evening, June 14th, 8 p.m. with a special guest appearance by comedian Mo Rocca as one of the "chefs" performing the musical's popular "Abbondanza" song. (more...)

Photo Flash: DiCapo Opera Presents THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Dicapo Opera Theatre, which is presenting The Most Happy Fella. This May-September romance features a book, music, and lyrics by Tony-Award winner Frank Loesser, best known for Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The Most Happy Fela is directed by Michael Capasso and the conductor is Pacien Mazzagatti. Choreography is by Francine Harmon, set design by John Farrell, costume design by Julie Wyma and lighting design by Susan Roth. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dicapo Opera Theatre’s 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The Dicapo Opera Theatre opened its 30th season with Giacomo Puccini's Tosca. The sold out production was followed by a gala dinner at The Columbus Club. (more...)

Dicapo Opera Theatre Hosts China’s Shenzhen Lily Choir
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2011

The Dicapo Opera Theatre hosted a cultural exchange program and private concert for invited guests on Wednesday at the Dicapo's 250 seat theater on East 76th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dicapo Opera Children's Chorus Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2011

The Dicapo Opera Theatre ends the season with the Dicapo Opera Children's Chorus Concert. The concert included songs of many styles, showcasing the gifted voices of the children's chorus lead by Artistic Director, Diane Martindale. Founded in 1982 by Ms. Martindale, the Dicapo Children's Chorus offers talented children the opportunity to perform in several Dicapo Opera Theatre productions throughout the season. This season the children's chorus was featured in the productions of Puccini's 'La Boheme' and Menotti's 'The Saint of Bleeker Street'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dicapo Opera Theatre Presents THE SAINT OF BLEEKER STREET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti's The Saint of Bleeker Street, opened at The Dicapo Opera on Saturday night. The Saint of Bleeker Street, written in English and dating from 1954, is the story of a simple young girl in New York's Little Italy who is blessed (or afflicted) with the stigmata and hears voices and sees visions. (more...)

Photo Flash: La bohème Opens at Dicapo Opera Theatre
by BWW Photo Special - Oct 21, 2010

Dicapo continues its 2010-11 season with a presentation of Puccini's beloved La bohème on October 15th thru October 23rd. This production is directed by Michael Capasso with sets by John Farrell, costumes by Angela Huff, and lighting by Susan Roth. Acclaimed conductor Samuel Bill leads the ensemble. (more...)

Dicapo Opera Theatre Presents Ted Rosenthal Trio 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2010

Dicapo Opera Theatre Michael Capasso, General Director Jazz at Dicapo Ted Rosenthal, Artistic Director PRESENTS Ted Rosenthal Trio Celebrating their new CD release 'Impromptu' (more...)

Dicapo Opera Theatre Presents Ted Rosenthal Trio 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2010

Dicapo Opera Theatre Michael Capasso, General Director Jazz at Dicapo Ted Rosenthal, Artistic Director PRESENTS Ted Rosenthal Trio Celebrating their new CD release 'Impromptu' (more...)

Dicapo Opera Theatre Features Rosenthal Trio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2010

Dicapo Opera Theatre presents the Ted Rosenthal Trio in celebration of their new CD release 'Impromptu' on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 4 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dicapo Opera Theatre Wraps Up Season with Childrens' Chorus Spring Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2010

After the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre is the only opera company in New York to present an entire season of opera productions, musical theatre, concerts, family fare, and other events, and it does so in a gem of a facility tucked away on the Upper East Side at 184 East 76th Street. The Dicapo Opera Theatre is headed by General Director, Michael Capasso and Artistic Director, Diane Martindale. (more...)

Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents PORGY AND BESS 3/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2010

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess at Bass Performance Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, March 3-4, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30-$65 and are on sale now. Tickets for students with valid IDs are $10. (more...)

The Aronoff Center Presents PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2010

The Gershwins' beloved opera Porgy and Bess - recognized as an American masterpiece - plays the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 8:00 PM as part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2009-10 Season of Classic Nights Out. (more...)

CAPA Presents PORGY AND BESS at the Southern Theatre 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2010

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of George Gershwin's enduring masterpiece, a new production of Porgy and Bess has been mounted-with full approval of the Gershwin estate-by veteran opera producer Michael Capasso (General Director of New York's vibrant Dicapo Opera). Featuring a stellar cast, live orchestra, and brand new sets, costumes, and lighting, this groundbreaking opera weaves a tale of prejudice, love, and tragedy. Incorporating a wealth of blues and jazz into the classical art of opera, Gershwin considered Porgy & Bess his finest work with songs such as 'Summertime' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So.' Columbus resident and OSU graduate Eric McKeever will be performing the role of Jake for the national tour which runs through June. (more...)

Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents PORGY AND BESS 3/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2010

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess at Bass Performance Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, March 3-4, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30-$65 and are on sale now. Tickets for students with valid IDs are $10. (more...)

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