Houston Grand Opera News - Thursday, October 30, 2014Houston Grand OperaPassion, deceit and desperation hit a fever pitch in 'Otello'Houston ChronicleThe Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, conducted by Patrick Summers, played fiercely to accentuate Otello's outbursts. It helped tell the story's subtler...HGO celebrates opening night "Otello"Houston ChronicleAfter the visceral drama of Giuseppe Verdi's "Otello" opened Houston Grand Opera's season Oct. 24, more than 400 of the company's supporters and guests...Opera singer stumbles after singing national anthem at World Series ...FOX SportsOpera star Joyce DiDonato put quite a big checkmark on her bucket list, taking the field at Kauffman Stadium to sing the national anthem. And DiDonato did just...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®In a Busy Train Station, a Postmodern Opera Takes ShapeNew York Times“Most people think of opera as institutionalized, like museums,” confides the director Yuval Sharon. “I believe that opera is an emerging art. If you look at ...Opera Colorado seeks to grow younger audience as it enters 30th ...The Denver PostLeah Bobbey, 24, a member of Opera Colorado's Young Artists, rehearses Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" at the Robert & Judi Newman Center...Wexford Opera review: Silent NightIrish TimesKevin Puts's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera received its European premiere at the Wexford Festival last week. The opera is based on Christian Carion's 2005 film...Franco Zeffirelli takes on La Scala: Legendary opera director in ...The IndependentThe ploy by the Milan opera house was, he said, part of a plan by the institution's managers to airbrush him from Italian opera history. “I have seen a sort of ...Which Verdi opera?SlippediscA new production, a famous quartet… another clue?Houston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, October 29, 2014Houston Grand OperaReview: Otello Launches New HGO Season In StyleHoustoniaVerdi's classic opera brought to thunderous life in a bravura productionOpera Star Joyce DiDonato Will Sing National Anthem at Game 7New York TimesThe opera singer Joyce DiDonato, who grew up in Kansas City as an avid baseball fan, got the call from Major League Baseball to sing the national anthem for...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®'The Death of Klinghoffer' Helps Box OfficeNew York TimesJesse Kovarsky, left, and Alan Opie in the Metropolitan Opera'sproduction of John Adams's “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York...On 'The Death of Klinghoffer,' Justice Ginsburg Finds for the DefenseWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday pronounced her verdict on “The Death of Klinghoffer”: Not guilty. The John Adams opera opened last...The Dallas Opera Launches 2014-15 Season With a Charming FigaroD MagazineThe Marriage of Figaro is not an easy opera to pull off well. The plotline of Mozart's classic romantic comedy of errors, although straightforward enough at the...WA Opera boss primed to goThe West AustralianWA Opera artistic director Joseph Colaneri is parting ways with the company next month after 2½ years in the job as a controversy over depictions of smoking on...Piedmont Opera Presents Madama ButterflyWFDDPiedmont Opera brings Puccini's dramatic masterpiece to the Triad this weekend, with its bold, three-dimensional characters, clever, and poetic dialogue and...First glimpse of Sondheim’s Into the Woods, made in HollywoodSlippediscStephen Sondheim sounds quite keen on the trailer. Can Meryl Streep sing?You decide.Houston Grand Opera News - Tuesday, October 28, 2014Houston Grand OperaHGO's Otello Great Sound and Fury Signifying Very Much IndeedHouston PressMaestro Patrick Summers showcased all the blood and thunder and rapture in Verdi's most sublime score. He's in love with this music, and we hear it.Houston Grand Opera celebrates opening night 'Otello'Houston ChronicleAfter the visceral drama of Giuseppe Verdi's “Otello” opened Houston Grand Opera's season Oct. 24, more than 400 of the company's supporters and guests ...Racy 'Cosi fan tutte' full of off-color jokesHouston ChronicleAlessandro Corbelli as Don Alfonso and soprano Nuccia Focile as Despina, in Houston Grand Opera's production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte."KC Symphony and Joyce DiDonato to perform national anthem at ...Kansas City StarMajor League Baseball has called up two big guns of classical music to perform the national anthem at the last games of the World Series: The Kansas City Symphony and homegrown opera star Joyce DiDonato.General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Review: LA Opera pushes the envelope in 'Dido' and 'Bluebeard'LA Daily NewsLos Angeles Opera has hitched its wagon to Barrie Kosky, the ultra-creative Australian director (and intendant of the Komische Oper, Berlin) who caused a..A sustainable model for operaThe AustralianTHE three-act grand opera is not the only show in town, and Queensland's state company has rethought its presentation of the art form. In the light of past deficits...Contemporary artists flock to the operaArt NewspaperThe Metropolitan Opera in New York has commissioned contemporary artists including T.J. Wilcox, Paul Chan and George Condo to create two-minute previews...Canadian Opera Company attendance numbers riseToronto StarAudiences loved the Canadian Opera Company's productions of Don Quichotte and La Boheme last season, almost selling out both operas, the company...Everything you need to know about the Met in 10 graphsSlippediscThe composer Suby Raman has been reflecting on the state of the Met and how it might present itself itself to a graph-oriented society.Houston Grand Opera News - Monday, October 27, 2014Houston Grand OperaHouston Grand Opera brings out visceral power of Verdi's 'Otello"Houston ChronicleThe Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, conducted by Patrick Summers, lashed out fiercely to accentuate Otello's outbursts. But it helped tell the story ...Houston Grand Opera launches Its 60th Anniversary SeasonBarron's Medical JournalHouston Grand Opera (HGO) launches its 60th anniversary season on October 24 with a production of Verdi's late masterpiece, Otello. The opera ...A haunting ending gives Houston Grand Opera the chance for a spectacular 60th beginningCultureMap HoustonGiuseppe Verdi ended his illustrious career with defining adaptations of Shakespeare's Othello and The Merry Wives of Windsor, and it is Verdi's 1887 ...Così fan tutte Considers Just How Faithful Are We After AllHouston PressIn Houston Grand Opera's upcoming production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, one of the women proves more faithful than the other but even she ...Eric Jennings To Present The Songs Of Burton Lane And Johnny Mercer1:30 PMTalk of the SoundAfter graduating from the Juilliard School, she made her professional opera debut in 1986 at theHouston Grand Opera as Annie in Porgy and Bess.General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Opera crisis casts shadow on SD cultural sceneU-T San DiegoFrom left: Vincent Martin, Christopher Stevens and Education Director Nicolas Reveles cheer at news that the San Diego Opera will not have to shut ...Michigan Opera Theatre's Elektra is a bloody good timeThe Oakland PressMichigan Opera Theatre's fall 2014 season opened with Richards Strauss' German-language opera, “Elektra.” The horror-filled one-act performance ...Despite confusion, shows go on for Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Shakespeare CompanyAtlanta Journal ConstitutionThe Atlanta Opera opens its 2014-15 season with “Madama Butterfly,” Nov.8-16 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The company says it has ...Home-run diva discovers the limits of social mediaSlippediscJoyce DiDonato, Kansas City’s most celebrated daughter since Dorothy, decided she had to go to the ball.Houston Grand Opera News - Friday, October 24, 2014Houston Grand OperaThe Houston Grand Opera Launches its 60th Season with Verdi's ...Broadway WorldJoin Houston Grand Opera for an evening of celebration as it opens its 60th anniversary season with a dramatic production of Verdi's Otello followed by an ...Brandon Jovanovich to Play 'Don Jose' in CARMEN at the Met TonightBroadway WorldHe has sung the role at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Dallas Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Arena di Verona, Zurich Opera, ...Wayne Koestenbaum to Give Shannon-Clark Lecture at W&LWashington and Lee University News OfficeKoestenbaum wrote the libretto for Michael Daugherty's "Jackie O," which debuted with the Houston Grand Opera in 1997. His first solo exhibition of paintings ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®'Pizza con Funghi': A spoof of opera for the love of operaFairbanks Daily NewsFrom left, Morgan Reed as Count Formaggio, MaryCatherine Moroney as Phobia, Elijah Graham as Scorpio, and Anna Polum as Voluptua will appear in Opera ...Lyric caters to dedicated opera fans with Strauss's CapriccioThe Chicago MaroonHis Capriccio is a meta-opera: an opera about opera. Sound academic? It is. The work takes some getting used to, but the current Lyric production is to die for.UK Deputy PM: Paris Opéra is ‘ridiculous’SlippediscI do not want this country to become like France where you start prescribing by law what people can wear.Houston Grand Opera News - Thursday, October 23, 2014Houston Grand OperaJay Hunter Morris to Replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Upcoming Houston Grand Opera World ...Opera NewsTenor Jay Hunter Morris has been tapped to replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera'scompany's upcoming world premiere of A ...Chronicle critics suggest entertainment optionsHouston ChronicleMark Roberts as George, left, and Sean Patrick Judge as Lennie, in this scene from Texas Rep Theatre's production of the John Steinbeck classic "Of ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®The Vancouver Opera Presents World Premiere of STICKBOY, Now ...Broadway WorldThe murals are part of an awareness campaign leading up to Vancouver Opera's world-premiere production of Stickboy, a revolutionary new opera composed .Contemplating suicide in the opera house men's roomWBEZAt 71, American-born Scott Walker, long a cult hero to the Brits, has stretched the meaning of that phrase further and asked for more indulgence from his small ...Carmen sense: when corporate sponsors go to the operaThe ConversationDebate over WA Opera's production of Carmen reveals some faultlines in corporate arts sponsorship. Photo: Opera Australia dress rehearsal. AAP Image/Dean ...What should a conductor do in the event of disruption?SlippediscAlan Gilbert famously stopped a Mahler 9 when a cellphone went off.A German maestro asked for an intruding bird to be shot.Michael Tilson Thomas asked a front-row lady with a fidgety child to leave her seat.