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Penn State Centre Stage Virtual Presents THE OSAZE PROJECT Photo Penn State Centre Stage Virtual Presents THE OSAZE PROJECT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2020

Penn State Centre Stage Virtual will present The Osaze Project directed and devised by professor emeritus Charles Dumas. The project will premiere Friday, November 13, with a pre-show discussion at 7:30 p.m., and presentation at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Rossen Milanov and The Columbus Symphony Announce The 2020-21 Masterworks Season Photo Rossen Milanov and The Columbus Symphony Announce The 2020-21 Masterworks Season
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2020

The Columbus Symphony and Music Director Rossen Milanov today announced the 2020-21 Masterworks season that focuses on the expressive power of the human voice. Subscriptions go on sale at 10am on Wednesday, May 13.

BWW Review: San Diego Opera's Sly and Whimsical HANSEL AND GRETEL at the Civic Center Photo BWW Review: San Diego Opera's Sly and Whimsical HANSEL AND GRETEL at the Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - Feb 10, 2020

Engelbert Humperdinck's HANSEL AND GRETEL opened Saturday to an audience that included several dozen children, who followed their attention from beginning to end with color, movement, and singing backed by lushly orchestrated music. Even a five year-old girl sitting in front of me on a raised seat kept her eyes on the stage without a single fidget. Director Brenna Corner's playful production emphasized the fairy-tale nature of the story. During the overture a boy entered in front of the curtain, picked up a large book lying center stage and blew a cloud of dust from its cover. Fascinated, he dropped to the floor reading with a rapt expression while members of the San Diego Opera's children's chorus entered behind him, each with a letter on the front of their costumes. Once assembled the letters lit up to say, 'Once upon a time...,' and the story began. It continued after intermission with 'And then...' though not before a necessary rearrangement of the 'And...' brought a second laugh. The approving audience laughed again when the production closed with 'The end.'

BWW Interview: Ari Pelto of San Diego's HANSEL AND GRETEL at  the Civic Center Photo BWW Interview: Ari Pelto of San Diego's HANSEL AND GRETEL at the Civic Center
by Erica Miner - Jan 16, 2020

Pelto will make his much-anticipated San Diego Opera debut on Feb. 8, 2020, in their highly imaginative production

San Diego Opera's Season Continues Next Month with HANSEL AND GRETEL Photo San Diego Opera's Season Continues Next Month with HANSEL AND GRETEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020

San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 mainstage season continues with Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, which opens on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances.

HANSEL AND GRETEL Continues at San Diego Opera's Main Stage Photo HANSEL AND GRETEL Continues at San Diego Opera's Main Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019

San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 mainstage season continues with Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, which opens on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances.

San Diego Opera's Main Stage Season Continues With HANSEL AND GRETEL Photo San Diego Opera's Main Stage Season Continues With HANSEL AND GRETEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2019

San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 mainstage season continues with Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, which opens on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances. Additional performances are February 11, 14, and 16 (matinee), 2020.

Verdi Chorus Presents Fall Concert SOUND AND FURY, November 16-17 Photo Verdi Chorus Presents Fall Concert SOUND AND FURY, November 16-17
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2019

This Fall marks the culmination of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Fall Concert, Sound and Fury, for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 16 and 17.  Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum says  includes a?oesome of the most powerful moments from some of the greatest operatic works,a?? will feature selections from two Verdi operas a?" Otello and Il trovatore; two Puccini operas a?" Turandot and Tosca; as well as sequences from Lehár's The Merry Widow.

Verdi Chorus Presents Fall Concert SOUND AND FURY Photo Verdi Chorus Presents Fall Concert SOUND AND FURY
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019

This Fall marks the culmination of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Fall Concert, Sound and Fury, for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 16 and 17. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum says includes a?oesome of the most powerful moments from some of the greatest operatic works,a?? will feature selections from two Verdi operas a?" Otello and Il trovatore; two Puccini operas a?" Turandot and Tosca; as well as sequences from Lehár's The Merry Widow.

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT Is Farcical Fun at Prime Stage Photo BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT Is Farcical Fun at Prime Stage
by Greg Kerestan - May 9, 2019

It's the Bard more or less as you know and love him... but with a dash of Jerry Lewis.

BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Opera Colorado Photo BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Opera Colorado
by Jon Bee - Nov 23, 2018

Opera is not just a classical style of performance. It is the foundation for everything that would come after. Thus, knowing where we came from is just as important as knowing where we're going. In Opera Colorado's production of Verdi's La Traviata, the classical art form is presented at it's best with elements of both the past and present.

Photo Flash:: Get A First Look At Opera Colorado's LA TRAVIATA Photo Photo Flash:: Get A First Look At Opera Colorado's LA TRAVIATA
by Alan Henry - Nov 6, 2018

Opera Colorado opens its 2018-19 season in just a few weeks, with an opulent production of Verdi's La Traviata-one of the most beloved operatic works of all time. The production opens Saturday, November 3, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with additional performances on November 6, 9, and 11.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Opera Colorado's LA TRAVIATA Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Opera Colorado's LA TRAVIATA
by Alan Henry - Nov 6, 2018

Opera Colorado opens its 2018-19 season in just a few weeks, with an opulent production of Verdi's La Traviata-one of the most beloved operatic works of all time. The production opens Saturday, November 3, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with additional performances on November 6, 9, and 11.

Opera Colorado Opens LA TRAVIATA In November Photo Opera Colorado Opens LA TRAVIATA In November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

Opera Colorado opens its 2018-19 season in just a few weeks, with an opulent production of Verdi's La Traviata-one of the most beloved operatic works of all time. The production opens Today, November 3, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with additional performances on November 6, 9, and 11.

Opera Colorado Opens LA TRAVIATA In November Photo Opera Colorado Opens LA TRAVIATA In November
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2018

Opera Colorado opens its 2018-19 season in just a few weeks, with an opulent production of Verdi's La Traviata-one of the most beloved operatic works of all time. The production opens Saturday, November 3, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with additional performances on November 6, 9, and 11.

Pittsburgh Opera Presents MOBY-DICK, Herman Melville's Tragic Tale About The Price Of Photo Pittsburgh Opera Presents MOBY-DICK, Herman Melville's Tragic Tale About The Price Of Obsession
by Julie Musbach - Jan 30, 2018

As part of Pittsburgh Opera's commitment to bring new, American operas to the Benedum Center stage, we are very proud to announce the Pittsburgh premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's critically acclaimed opera Moby-Dick.  

Opera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTE Photo Opera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Thinking himself worldly and experienced, Don Alfonso decides to relieve his young friends, Ferrando and Gugliemo, of their faith in sexual fidelity. He challenges them to a bet, promising that within 24 hours their fiancees will prove unfaithful. Outraged, they accept, but find the challenge too painfully revealing and too difficult to withstand. Dressed in clown's clothes, these young men break their own hearts and the hearts of their fiancees. A comedy that is a tragedy underneath is the perfect stuff for the uncanny genius of Mozart, so clearly revealed in this dazzling score.

Opera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTE Photo Opera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Thinking himself worldly and experienced, Don Alfonso decides to relieve his young friends, Ferrando and Gugliemo, of their faith in sexual fidelity. He challenges them to a bet, promising that within 24 hours their fiancees will prove unfaithful. Outraged, they accept, but find the challenge too painfully revealing and too difficult to withstand. Dressed in clown's clothes, these young men break their own hearts and the hearts of their fiancees. A comedy that is a tragedy underneath is the perfect stuff for the uncanny genius of Mozart, so clearly revealed in this dazzling score.

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Colorado's THE SCARLET LETTER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

This month, Opera Colorado presents the world premiere of THE SCARLET LETTER -- a new adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's iconic American novel by composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason. The premiere marks yet another major milestone for Opera Colorado, which recently announced a return to a three-production season in 2016-17. Ahead of tomorrow's first performance, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company in action below!

Opera Colorado to Premiere New Adaptation of THE SCARLET LETTER
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 3, 2016

This May, Opera Colorado will present the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter—a new adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's iconic American novel by composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason. The premiere marks yet another major milestone for Opera Colorado, which recently announced a return to a three-production season in 2016-17.

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