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.Houston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, October 22, 2014Houston Grand Opera$1.6 mil raised at MFAH's Grand Gala BallHouston Chronicle... Mears, Sara and Bill Morgan, Bobbie and John Nau, Fayez Sarofim and Susan Krohn, HGO's Patrick Summers, and Sharyn and Jim Weaver.UH Students Creating Videos for Houston Grand OperaUniversity of HoustonThis year, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) celebrates its 60th anniversary with a season of unforgettable works. To help promote this momentous ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®'Klinghoffer' opera does not glorify anti-Semitic violenceHaaretz Raw, uneasy, complicated and messy: Despite its faults, the Met Opera’s ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ is simply not the anti-Semitic bogeyman the protesters make it out to be.Conductor Chailly: Appeasing La Scala's 'gods' with Italian operaThe Daily StarLONDON: Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly knows that Milan's legendary La Scala opera house, where he takes over as principal conductor ...After 11-year absence, opera great Kathleen Battle returns to Philly ...Philadelphia InquirerWHEN OPERA star Kathleen Battle performs in Philadelphia Friday, she won't be singing Handel or Mozart. Instead, her lyric soprano will ring out in spirituals, ...US musicians take 38% pay cut to help save their orchestraSlippediscIt’s the biggest employer of musicians in the city. It’s looking grim.Houston Grand Opera News - Tuesday, October 21, 2014Houston Grand OperaJay Hunter Morris Replaces Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand ...Broadway WorldAmerican tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was ...Ailyn Perez Debuts as Desdemona in HGO's OtelloHouston PressSoprano Ailyn Perez, who has won both the Tucker and the Domingo awards, is making her role and Houston Grand Opera debut in the role of Desdemona, ...Opera Star Joyce DiDonato, Kansas City Native, Is Left Off Early ...New York TimesLike the Royals, she was nobody's odds-on favorite to grace the biggest stages, yet has sung more than 50 times at the Metropolitan Opera, most recently in the ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®De Blasio Blasts Giuliani For Protesting 'Klinghoffer' OperaNew York Observer“I really think we have to be very careful in a free society to respect that the cultural institutions will portray works of arts, will put on operas, plays, that there’ll be art exhibits at museums and in a free society we respect that,” Mr. de Blasio argued.Curtain should fall on immoral operaSacramento BeeI will be the first to admit that I don't know much about opera. I remember officiating at a wedding many years ago for a rabbinic colleague and his bride who ...Italian Opera's Biggest Drama Unfolds Behind the ScenesWall Street JournalMost operas don't end happily—and the unhappy narrative playing out at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma is equal to any of the dramas usually presented on its stage ...An android opera: Japan's Shibuya plots new era of robot musicChannel News AsiaJapanese composer Keiichiro Shibuya, who made a stir in 2012 when he created the first ever virtual opera, is now preparing to go a step further with a show...THE MOST FAMOUS SAX SOLO OF ALL IS NO MORESlippediscRaphael’s death was announced today. He was 60.Houston Grand Opera News - Monday, October 20, 2014Houston Grand OperaHouston Grand Opera to stage demanding 'Otello'Houston ChroniclePlacido Domingo, who practically owned the character for a generation, portrayed Otello in Houston Grand Opera's previous staging in 1989.Tenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as FerrandoBroadway WorldTenor Norman Reinhardt will sing the role of Ferrando in Houston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte, it was announced today by HGO Artistic ...Social media campaign pushes opera star for national anthem hono ...KCTVThe internationally known opera star sang the Star-Spangled Banner before a 2007 game against the Yankees, which she neatly points out that the Royals won.HOT NEW VIDEO: JOYCE GOES BALLROOMSlippediscWe informed you a couple of weeks back that the irrepressible mezzo Joyce DiDonato was about to appear late at night in a Brooklyn ballroom where no diva foot had ever trod before.General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®John Adams, 'Death of Klinghoffer' Composer, Prepares for ...Wall Street Journal ‘I wish I could say it didn’t bother me, but it disturbed me greatly all summer,’ he said of the stormy reaction to the coming New York performance.Paris opera ejects woman in Muslim veil after cast refuses to singRTA woman in niqab, a traditional Muslim veil, was asked to leave the opera in Paris after the cast said they wouldn't perform if a solution wasn't found. She had to...Life on the Moon and Ottone, English Touring Opera, Hackney ...The IndependentNow out on the road, English Touring Opera has some unexpected tricks up its sleeve, most notably a production of Haydn's charming Il mondo della luna which...VIENNA OPERA FINDS ‘LOST’ BUDGETSlippediscThe Staatsoper woke up 333,000 Euros richer this morning.Houston Grand Opera News - Friday, October 17, 2014Houston Grand OperaIllness knocks tenor out of HGO's upcoming 'Cosi fan tutte'Houston ChronicleHouston Grand Opera has suffered its first cancellation of the upcoming season. Tenor Stephen Costello has bowed out of "Cosi fan tutte" because of ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Heart-tugging story, wonderful music define first-ever mariachi operaArizona Daily StarPHOENIX — Arizona Opera last Friday night opened its 2014-15 season with the world's first mariachi opera featuring arguably the world's finest ...When art sings: How paintings have fared on the musical and opera stageWashington PostMussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition” is one of the most famous works of concert music; even if you think you don't know it, you know it. You don't ...Haydn the opera composer - why are his stage works neglected?The GuardianThanks to English Touring Opera, there's a rare opportunity to see one of them ... This autumn, thanks to the efforts of English Touring Opera, who are putting on...Met Opera Director Peter Gelb Responds To Controversy Surrounding 'The Death of Klinghoffer'Huffington Post"Klinghoffer" is slated to open October 20 at the Met Opera, and is expected to be met with great opposition.Houston Grand Opera News - Thursday, October 16, 2014Houston Grand Opera'Porgy' holds up well on small screenHouston ChronicleThe production that Gockley oversaw in 1976 as general director of Houston Grand Opera was decisive in changing perceptions of George Gershwin's work.RGENERATION to Play Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 4-8 NovBroadway WorldHis opera libretto The Little Prince (music by Rachel Portman) was premiered at Houston Grand Opera in 2003 and his opera for television, Buzz on the Moon, ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®The Obscure and Zany, RediscoveredWall Street JournalGotham Chamber Opera makes a point of seeking out obscure works, and its most recent discovery, a pair of zany comedies from the 1930s by the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinú, was an inspired choice.OperaToberFest offers German beers and opera, benefits ...Flip Side PAWhat do you get when you blend opera and German heritage together in October? The word "Opera-ToberFest" came to mind for Bill Dewan, the executive ...'Pizza and Puccini' finally brings opera to local opera houseSmyrna-Clayton Sun TimesFor the first time in more than 10 years, the Smyrna Opera House will feature opera music. But, it's not your grandfather's opera. This is modern opera.ALL I EVER WANTED TO BE WAS CONCERTMASTERSlippediscFailed dreams of a madman(viola player that is).Houston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, October 15, 2014Houston Grand OperaMet Opera Star Ana María Martínez [former HGO Studio artist] to Perform in Kingwood, Nov. 7Your Houston NewsAn alumnae of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Martínez maintains a strong relationship with HGO, portraying some of her most beloved characters there, and ...AFA and Brazos Bookstore collaborate to make new musicYour Houston NewsMany AFA programs are offered in collaboration with Houston's world-class arts presenters including Houston Grand Opera HGOco, Da Camera of Houston's ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®With New 'Death of Klinghoffer,' Furor Only GrowsNew York Times One protester labeled the baritone a “fascist.” Another called for the set to be “burned to the ground.” Others hinted they would try to disrupt opening night.Richard Tucker Benefit Concert Showcases Opera VocalistsNew York TimesThe soprano Anna Netrebko, who has triumphed recently as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera (the run ends Saturday), has announced many scheduled ...Catching up with the San Diego OperaU-T San DiegoHe will develop and coordinate the company's educational efforts, which had been curtailed in recent seasons but as part of the opera's renewed community...Does pot improve the sound of classical music?SlippediscOnly one place to find out. In Colorado, where the symphony orchestra does invitation-only pot concerts.