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Library Of Congress Hosts Preview Of Spears/Smith's Opera CASTOR AND PATIENCE Photo Library Of Congress Hosts Preview Of Spears/Smith's Opera CASTOR AND PATIENCE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022

In anticipation of its world premiere this July at Cincinnati Opera, former U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and composer Gregory Spears (Fellow Travelers) will discuss their new opera Castor and Patience in a free performance preview event at the Library of Congress's Coolidge Auditorium, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington DC, on Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm.

Houston Grand Opera Announces Bold New 2022-2023 Season Photo Houston Grand Opera Announces Bold New 2022-2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022

Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2022–23 season, featuring a new production of Dame Ethel Smyth's rarely-performed masterpiece The Wreckers, the triumphant return of HGO-commissioned mariachi opera El Milagro del Recuerdo, the U.S. premieres of Opéra National de Paris and Royal Opera House's production of Werther and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia's production of Salome, and beloved HGO classics La traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, and Tosca.

BWW Review: San Diego Opera's MOZART'S COSI FAN TUTTE at San Diego Civic Center Photo BWW Review: San Diego Opera's MOZART'S COSI FAN TUTTE at San Diego Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - Feb 17, 2022

I admire the plucky inventiveness of the San Diego Opera. On an annual budget of roughly three percent of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, it has managed to mount a consistently appealing and entertaining variety of productions, traditional and contemporary, in both good times and plague times. The latter even forcing an excellent performance of a much-edited La bohème in a hockey-rink parking lot with an audience seated in an armada of vehicles. But although it was an enjoyable performance over all, now and then I was glad to be wearing a California-mandated mask so that no one would know I was at the current Civic Center staging of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.

VIDEO: San Diego Opera Presents Mozart's COSĂŚ FAN TUTTE Photo VIDEO: San Diego Opera Presents Mozart's COSĂŚ FAN TUTTE
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2022

San Diego Opera presents Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego, February 12-20, 2022.

Cincinnati Opera Announces Revised Dates For World Premiere Of Spears/Smith CASTOR AN Photo Cincinnati Opera Announces Revised Dates For World Premiere Of Spears/Smith CASTOR AND PATIENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2022

Originally commissioned for Cincinnati Opera's 100th anniversary in 2020 and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Castor and Patience receives its much-anticipated world premiere in July 2022.

Cincinnati Opera Announces Cast, Production, And Schedule Updates For 2022 Summer Fes Photo Cincinnati Opera Announces Cast, Production, And Schedule Updates For 2022 Summer Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2022

Cincinnati Opera today shared updated cast, production, and schedule details for its 2022 Summer Festival, which will take place June 18 through July 31, 2022. After two seasons away, the company returns this summer to its longtime performance venues, Cincinnati Music Hall and the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA).

BWW Interview: Reginald Smith, Jr. in SAN DIEGO OPERA'S COSI FAN TUTTE at San Diego C Photo BWW Interview: Reginald Smith, Jr. in SAN DIEGO OPERA'S COSI FAN TUTTE at San Diego Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - Feb 10, 2022

'I'm just Reggie from Atlanta' baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. explained during our hour-long discussion on Zoom. That may be how he would like to view himself, but it's hardly how most others do since he's also a Grammy winning opera star who's performed at the Met. Until high school, neither opera, much less the Met were in his plans. Then when 13 he saw an Atlanta Opera production of Tosca. 'A classical voice was not new to me.' But the spectacle of unamplified voices together with theatrical staging, an orchestra, and eye-catching scenery was a revelation. 'I vividly remember the show going along, the tenor comes out, the soprano. But when Scarpia made his first big entrance, I thought Whoa, that's a different voice. It just went, boom, you know, like, like an arrow right into my heart. And I thought, what is this person?'

San Diego Opera's Main Stage Season Begins With COSI FAN TUTTE At The San Diego Civic Photo San Diego Opera's Main Stage Season Begins With COSI FAN TUTTE At The San Diego Civic Theatre Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2022

Mozart's opera, Così fan tutte, opens on Saturday February 12, 2022 for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Additional performances are February 15, 18, and 20 (matinee), 2022. These performances mark the Company's safe return to the Civic Theatre since February of 2020 and the first time Così fan tutte has been presented by the Company since 2005 in a new production directed by “opera provocateur” Timothy Nelson.

San Diego Opera's Main Stage Season Begins February 2022 With New Production Of COSI  Photo San Diego Opera's Main Stage Season Begins February 2022 With New Production Of COSI FAN TUTTE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2021

Mozart's opera, Così fan tutte, opens on Saturday February 12, 2022 for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Additional performances are February 15, 18, and 20 (matinee), 2022. These performances mark the Company's safe return to the Civic Theatre since February of 2020 and the first time Così fan tutte has been presented by the Company since 2005 in a new production directed by “opera provocateur” Timothy Nelson..

Mozart's COSĂŚ FAN TUTTE Opens San Diego Opera's Mainstage Season, February 12 Photo Mozart's COSĂŚ FAN TUTTE Opens San Diego Opera's Mainstage Season, February 12
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

Mozart's opera, Così fan tutte, opens on Saturday February 12, 2022 for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Additional performances are February 15, 18, and 20 (matinee), 2022. These performances mark the Company's safe return to the Civic Theatre since February of 2020 and the first time Così fan tutte has been presented by the Company since 2005.

San Diego Symphony Announces Its Winter-Spring 2022 Concert Season Photo San Diego Symphony Announces Its Winter-Spring 2022 Concert Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2021

The San Diego Symphony today announced its winter-spring 2022 concert season, offering 31 performances of classical and contemporary masterworks and chamber music from January 15 through May 28. Presented as “Hear Us Here,” the season will give the San Diego Symphony the opportunity to bring its music to a wider audience, with concerts performed at nine venues in the city and across the County, including the Symphony's newest venue, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park.

Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera to Present LA TRAVIATA at The Joe Photo Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera to Present LA TRAVIATA at The Joe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021

Using Charleston's own ballpark - 'The Joe' - set in 1986 on the eve of game 7 of the World Series, this 90- minute drama, complete with vintage cars, a fireworks display, and a chamber orchestra, is told through references to mid-1980's America, while staying true to the classic story of doomed love.

Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of Spears/Smith CASTOR AND PATIENCE Photo Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of Spears/Smith CASTOR AND PATIENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2021

Originally commissioned for Cincinnati Opera's 100th anniversary in 2020 and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Castor and Patience receives its much-anticipated world premiere in July 2022.

San Diego Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo San Diego Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021

San Diego Opera has announced its 2021-2022 season, which returns to theatres indoors, after a reduced 2020-2021 season that saw the Company perform innovative drive-in productions during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Cincinnati Opera Announces Reimagined 2021 Summer Festival  SUMMER AT SUMMIT Photo Cincinnati Opera Announces Reimagined 2021 Summer Festival SUMMER AT SUMMIT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021

Cincinnati Opera will return to the outdoors for its reimagined 2021 Summer Festival, Summer at Summit. The season will take place July 11-31 at Summit Park, located in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio, and will feature internationally renowned artists, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Atlanta Opera to Present Live Spring Premieres Of New Bizet & Weill Opera Adaptations Photo Atlanta Opera to Present Live Spring Premieres Of New Bizet & Weill Opera Adaptations
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2021

After the success of its acclaimed fall offerings, now The Atlanta Opera presents an equally innovative spring lineup of live, in-person events, highlighted by the world premiere productions of new adaptations of two iconic operas.

Angela Brown Teams Up With Opera Companies To Spotlight Rising Black Voices in OPERA. Photo Angela Brown Teams Up With Opera Companies To Spotlight Rising Black Voices in OPERA...FROM A SISTAH'S POINT OF VIEW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2021

Throughout her career, opera soprano Angela Brown has been on a mission to dispel outdated myths about opera, including what to wear, how to act, and who belongs in the audience and on the stage. Her one-woman show Opera...from a Sistah's Point of View has been presented across the country to do just that.

The Atlanta Opera Presents Jamie Barton, Kevin Burdette and Morris Robinson in LOVE L Photo The Atlanta Opera Presents Jamie Barton, Kevin Burdette and Morris Robinson in LOVE LETTERS TO ATLANTA
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2021

The Atlanta Opera has now released the first three Love Letters to Atlanta. Hailed as “a series of affecting short films” (Wall Street Journal), this new video series gives individual members of the Atlanta Opera Company Players – twelve world-class singers hired for the duration of the season, all of whom are resident in Atlanta and the southeast – the chance to celebrate the Georgia capital and its inhabitants by singing a song of personal significance at an iconic Atlanta venue.

Cincinnati Opera Announces All-Digital WINTER FESTIVAL Photo Cincinnati Opera Announces All-Digital WINTER FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021

Cincinnati Opera steps into winter with its first-ever, all-digital Winter Festival. Featuring three, free streamed programs premiering in February and March, Cincinnati Opera’s Winter Festival spotlights celebrated singers, actors, and instrumentalists in an eclectic variety of artistic genres.

Atlanta Opera Spotlight Media Launches Next Month Photo Atlanta Opera Spotlight Media Launches Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2020

Next month marks the launch of Atlanta Opera Spotlight Media. Already available for pre-order, this digital subscription service will give home audiences around the world long-term access to exclusive new video content from The Atlanta Opera.

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