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‘Tosca’ Review: Lyric Opera’s Direct Approach Serves the Love Story Well

Opera companies often present productions that reimagine classic works, offering some sort of updated, conceptual, or otherwise unexpected dramatic takes. When such unconventional stagings succeed, they can refresh and reinvigorate a familiar mainstay in exciting and welcome ways. But when they fail, they distort the meaning of the opera and …

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Dance Reflections: a radical new performing arts festival

Dance Reflections: new progressive festival mixing art and movement The inaugural edition of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival marks a bold new step in the performing arts calendar. In London from March 9 to 23, 2022, the initiative has been conceived in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells, the …

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The composer’s music celebrated the overture to the opera and Captain Cook

Two other orchestral works from the early 1970s reveal Butterley’s thoughtful but idiosyncratic response to high-profile occasions. The piano concerto Explorations was commissioned to mark the bicentenary of James Cook’s voyage to the east coast of Australia in 1770; he received his premiere in the presence of royalty. However, it …

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The Shanghai Opera opens the season in style

Shanghai Opera presents “Das Land des Lachelns” (The Land of Smiles) at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center this weekend, which serves as the opening act for its 2022 spring and summer performance season. “Das Land des Lachelns” is a 1929 three-act romantic operetta by Franz Lehár, one of the first …

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‘Touch’: New opera will shed light on Helen Keller’s adult life

Birmingham Opera HouseAlabama’s largest professional opera company, has announced a new opera about the life of deaf-blind author and activist Helen Keller. “Touch,” slated to premiere in 2024, will focus on Keller’s adult life and the accomplishments she and her teacher and confidante, Anne Sullivan Macy, have made as humanitarians …

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The 9 Best Phantom of the Opera Adaptations

The classic horror novel by Gaston Leroux The Phantom of the Opera has been an integral part of film history since the early days of cinema. The story has a timeless quality that has led the filmmakers to return to the tale again and again. RELATED: The 5 Most Accurate …

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New opera to show Helen Keller’s life as an adult, picking up where ‘The Miracle Worker’ left off | News

“Touch,” the first opera highlighting the lives of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, is set to premiere in Alabama in 2024. Birmingham Opera House A new opera is set to shine a light on the adult life of Helen Keller, including the accomplishments of her and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, …

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REVIEW: We will rock you

Ben Elton, writer-director of We Will Rock You at the Grand Opera House in York WE Will Rock You is “intriguing, thought-provoking, painfully romantic, brutally cynical, and both sad and hilarious,” says Ben Elton, futuristic writer-director of “rock theatrical” Queen. It’s also probably the dumbest musical you’ll ever see. Even …

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Opera Australia presents Otello | News

After being postponed by pandemic restrictions just days before the Sydney Opera House opens in 2021, audiences will finally have the opportunity to see legendary German director Harry Kupfer’s highly acclaimed production of Otello opening on February 19. . One of Verdi’s most magnificent works, Otello will feature the three …

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North Texas has an exciting year for opera fans

Boosted by COVID shutdowns in 2020, the Fort Worth Opera House and the Dallas Opera each went to work on plans to engage with their communities in new ways while providing opportunities for their performers and longtime fans to experience opera safely. Last year, Fort Worth Opera filled the start …

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Comedy series blends local and national talent | Culture & Leisure

After a successful summer of laughs, The Collective Snowmass presents another live-action comedy series this season. Over nine nights of shows, the series features a mix of national, regional and local comedians with different styles and stories, bringing an accessible and versatile comedy experience to the valley. The Snowmass Live …

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Romance and tragedy in a night at the opera

Scott Hendricks as Baron Scarpia in Tosca at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. PHOTO: Tristram Kenton/Royal Opera House/ArenaPAL THE passion, politics, romance, tragedy and thrills of one of the world’s most beloved operas will come to life at the Regal Theater in Minehead when Puccini’s Tosca Royal Opera …

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‘Belfast’ opens ’22 Opera House cinema series | News, Sports, Jobs

“Belfast” will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center opens its 2022 film series with the semi-autobiographical “Belfast. “ It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Opera executive director Rick Davis notes that “Due to the continued …

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The Phantom of the Opera Musical Australia: Mysterious Truth About The Mega Blockbuster Musical Coming To Australia

A dramatic gothic tale of a disfigured musical genius who is obsessed with an innocent singer, a hit show The Phantom of the Opera packed theaters in the world for more than three decades. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tale is a work of fiction, based on Gaston Leroux’s book written over …

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Monday films on the main features “Phantom of the Opera”

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous musical, “The Phantom of the Opera”, from the Royal Albert Hall in London, features over 200 actors, orchestral musicians and luminaries involved in “The Phantom of the Opera” over the past 25 years. The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with Old Town …

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This week in A + E: from December 16 to 22 | Arts and entertainment

Thusday Janet Williams aka The Tennessee Tramp 7 p.m. at McCurdy’s Comedy, 1923 Ringling Blvd. 25 $ Visit McCurdysComedy.com Here is the funny one. Janet Williams has been on tour for two decades, and her end-of-life turn as a stand-up comedian came after a divorce left her with plenty to …

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SAN DIEGO OPERA PRESENTS ARTURO CHACÓN-CRUZ at the California Center For The Arts, Escondido

Arturo Chacon-Cruz Variety seems to be the spice of classical music and opera in San Diego. The city’s symphony orchestra plans to perform in a dozen or more venues next year, and the opera company has used a different venue for each of its three recent recitals. The last of …

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Cover of an “unknown Wagner” on the 2022 season of Pocket Opera

Leslie Sandefur (Isabella) and Patrick Hagen (Luzio) in Wagner’s No love allowed | Credit: Véronique Kherian As if it wasn’t enough to keep an opera company on the go, the the late Donald Pippin always experienced with little-known works presented by his Pocket Opera over the decades. About thirty years …

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KLASEY: The opera was the first theater in Kankakee | Local news

The history of theaters in Kankakee began, literally, on a good note. On November 14 and 15, 1884, Mrs. Abbie Carrington and a touring company of opera singers performed excerpts from Faust and other operas. The performance took place in Kankakee’s first building designed specifically as a theater – the …

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The Boston Ballet is finally back at the Opera with “The Nutcracker”

After a forced absence by COVID in 2020, the Boston Ballet’s heartwarming production of “The Nutcracker” is back at Citizens Bank Opera House. Well, most of them are back. Because children under 12 were not eligible for the vaccination until recently, only older students at Boston Ballet School are participating …

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Heather McMahan to Tour Lexington Opera House

Opera House on January 14.” title=”Stand-up comedian Heather McMahan is touring the Lexington Opera House on January 14.” loading=”lazy”/> Stand-up comedian Heather McMahan is touring the Lexington Opera House on January 14. Submitted photo Stand-up comedian, actress and “high-level burning mess” Heather McMahan will bring her farewell tour (billed as …

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Emily Mwila: The Kiwi songbird singing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York

As she weaves her way through the labyrinth of backstage corridors at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Emily Mwila contemplates her surroundings: those huge portraits of Pavarotti, of Callas – the big names with the big voices she has listened to over the years. “It’s like, wow! I’m really here, ”she …

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Arts calendar published on November 3, 2021

Willmar, November 4, 6 p.m., Whitney Music / Jazz N Java; Gravel Road music with John A-Fram Beck and Friends; free hat basket for musicians; call to reserve at 320-214-9433 or email [email protected] Marshall, November 5-6, 7:30 p.m., October 30-31, November 6-7, 2 p.m., Southwest Minnesota State University; $ 10, …

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Redlands Bowl mourns the loss of Maestro Frank Fetta | Culture & Leisure

Venetian singer Giada Valenti and Frank Fetta, artistic director of symphonic programming, share an aerial kiss during the premiere performance at the Redlands Bowl this year. Redlands Community News file photo by Joseph Ellis Maestro Frank Paul Fetta will long be remembered for his warmth and creativity, which transcended the …

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THE MUSICAL arrives at Citizens Bank Opera House January 2022

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, is now on tour and coming to Citizens Bank Opera House January 18-30, 2022 as part of the season Lexus Broadway in Boston. Starring Broadway superstar and Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal as Edward …

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The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest-running musical, resumes performances | Broadway Buzz

Meghan Picerno and Ben Crawford in “The Phantom of the Opera” (Photo: Matthieu Murphy) Let your fantasies unfold because The Phantom of the Opera is officially back on Broadway. The longtime musical resumes performances at the Majestic Theater on October 22, marking its first show since the theater closed in …

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Mercer University Opera presents Dido and Aeneas

MACON – Mercer University Opera to present Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas to 21-23 Oct at 7:30 p.m. and October 24 at 3 p.m. The show takes place in the environment of ancient Greece. Queen Dido of Carthage offers her hospitality to Prince Aeneas and his soldiers, who escaped …

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State Opera South Australia announces 2022 Opera on the Beach

State Opera South Australia has announced a new one-night-only production of Puccini Bohemian to be performed at Glenelg Beach in Adelaide on March 26, 2022. The new event follows the success of the 2019 outdoor production Carmen in the square. Soprano Desiree Frahn on Glenelg Beach. Photo provided. The new …

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The day – How is Goodspeed’s first performance at the Opera since the start of the pandemic?

There we were, nestled in the ornate auditorium of the Goodspeed Opera House, as talented actors sang catchy and melodious tunes on stage. It had been a while. For 21 months, the East Haddam Theater was closed to the public due to COVID. If my Wednesday visit was any indication, …

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The State Opera brings La Bohème to the beach

The one-night-only performance, announced today, will be directed by company artistic director Stuart Maunder, with an all-Australian cast including soprano Cathy-Di Zhang and tenor Rosario La Spina as Young Lovers. unhappy Mimi and Rodolfo. . “They fall head over heels in love, blind to any possibility that there may be …

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“I thought it would be a great job to do”

1967-73 BRIAN DICKIEFirst visit to the 1962 festival. Last visits 2019 The biggest attraction?Being able to do my own thing. I had five years of experience at Glyndebourne. But using all of those relationships, with colleagues, agents and deploying people my way, it was extremely appealing. I have held three …

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Barn Opera’s ‘La traviata’: a champagne evening for everyone | Vermont Arts

Editor’s note: Tenor Christopher Plaas, who was scheduled to sing Alfredo Germont, has stepped down citing concerns about COVID. He will be replaced by Joshua Collier. When Brandon’s Barn Opera House opens “officially” next weekend, it will be with one of the repertoire’s most beloved gems, “La traviata” by Giuseppe …

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Wellington Opera to help reopen St James Theater with La Traviata

Wellington Opera House will help reopen the capital’s under construction St James Theater next year for a big start to La Traviata, the Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. La Traviata will take place from July 9 at the Courtenay Place site, which in 2015 was prone to earthquakes and has …

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Opera Australia announces Melbourne’s 2022 season

In a second Australian premiere, Boito’s only complete opera Mefistofele will be presented in concert with one of the world’s most sought-after basses, Ferruccio Furlanetto, singing the title role. American soprano Leah Crocetto returns to Melbourne, after wowing audiences at Aida earlier this year, as Margherita, alongside Australian soprano Natalie …

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Portland Opera Block Performing Arts Center Gears Up For New Season

Portland – The Portland performing arts studio has grown in space and attendance as it prepares for season three. Portland’s Opera Block Performing Arts Center is gearing up for next season with additional lineup and expanded space. The center is located at 140 1/2 Kent St in downtown Portland. It’s …

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A playlist of his compositions

The godfather of world music, Pandit Ravi Shankar was one of the most influential and prolific Indian sitar maestros. His exceptional talent, his enormous contribution to music catapulted him to celebrity rank and to this day he is considered the most famous representative in the world of Indian classical music. …

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Art Alert: Egypt celebrates the compositions of Farouk El-Sharnoubi in concert – Music – Arts & Culture

The Cairo Opera House will host an event in honor of Egyptian composer Farouk El-Sharnouby on Thursday, February 4. The evening will feature many renowned singers: Ali El-Haggar, Marwa Nagi, Ahmed Sa’ad and Mohamed El-Sharnouby, presenting a selection of the work of Farouk El-Sharnouby accompanied by an orchestra conducted by …

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Romantic opera still speaks so loudly to us today

ONE of the most romantic of all operas, this production of Bohemian came to Kenton courtesy of Opera Holloway. This traveling company of young singers was formed to promote opera and the careers of young artists and to present shows accessible to the public, especially to new audiences. The story …

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Carl Maria von Weber’s German romantic opera Der Freischutz (The Marksman) returns to Melbourne

Chundy says, “We took inspiration from films such as Nosferatu and Metropolis, and painters such as van Gogh and Munch, who have given us creative ways to portray horror – the oozes and drips of paint, heavy lighting and shadow, color and gray. “ The magical scenes are in garish …

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Beloved “Boheme”: Puccini’s Romantic Opera has something for everyone

Brent Wojahn, OregonianSoprano Alyson Cambridge lights up the second act of “La Bohème” as the tumultuous Musetta. that of Puccini perhaps the most beloved work of all opera. Its romantic story of starving artists and Parisian courtesans falling in love and facing poverty makes audiences’ hearts beat faster. His great …

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