Topics :: Opera

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Rarely Performed Weill One Act Opera to Receive American East Premiere in Fire Island Pines

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Kurt Weill's first one act opera, "The Protagonist" will receive its American east coast premiere production August 23 and 24 in a site specific production at the famed Pavilion Nightclub as part of the Fire Island Opera Festival's 2014 season.

Dallas Opera Goes Couture to Launch New Season

By Matthew Wexler | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
The Dallas Opera goes couture this fall with a stunning fashion show featuring styles by Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, as well as six custom-made gowns created by internationally renowned designers inspired by each of the operas presented this season.

A "Quartet" Not Only for Queens

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Do you have to be a true opera queen to appreciate "Quartet"? Ronald Harwood's touching play, now being presented at the Old Globe Theatre is about a group of former opera singers who reunite at a retirement home to recreate a performance of "Rigoletto.

Opera Singer Calls Gays "Fecal Masses," Then Blames Husband

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Jun 22, 2014
An opera singer who posted an anti-gay rant in which she referred to gays as "fecal masses" and encouraged violent attacks against them at a Pride parade now blames her "very religious" husband for the move.

The Pop Opera of UrbanArias

By Doug Rule | Sunday Jun 8, 2014
"When I founded the company I was looking for things to do that would bring more people into the operatic fold," says Robert Wood of UrbanArias.

’Thaïs’: Religious Eroticism on the Florida Opera Stage

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Apr 28, 2014
Florida Grand Opera has become known for taking exciting chances and its 2013-14 Season continues in this vein, concluding with Jules Massenet’s beautiful, but seldom-produced, "Thaïs," opening May 3 at the Arsht Center.

Marian Anderson’s Concert Dress Goes on View in DC

By Brett Zongker | Friday Apr 11, 2014
For the first time, the dress Marian Anderson wore to sing at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago after being denied access to a Washington concert hall because she was black, is going on display at the Smithsonian.

Die Fledermaus

By Kevin Kline | Monday Feb 24, 2014
The most frequently presented opera by the proclaimed, "waltz-king," receives an innocuous release in this 2-CD package from Capriccio Records.

Der Vampyr

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Jan 3, 2014
The works of Heinrich Marschner have been, for the most part, neglected during the 20th and 21st centuries, but this 2001 re-release from Capriccio Records deserved listening.

Desperate Living :: Bringing Stephen King to the Opera House

By Philip Campbell | Friday Sep 27, 2013
Tobias Picker’’s new opera "Dolores Claiborne," based on the novel by Stephen King, has finally received its world premiere.

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