Houston Grand Opera News - Thursday, August 28, 2014Houston Grand OperaThe Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and MoreBroadway WorldHouston Grand Opera has long taken the lead when it comes to creative casting. Just as it was HGO that presented Christine Goerke in her first major Wagnerian role, as Lohengrin's Ortrud, it is in Houston that the soprano will make her first U.S. appearances as Brünnhilde, alongside the first complete Sieglinde of Karita Mattila's distinguished career and the resumption of Iain Paterson's first staged portrayal of Wotan. Cast Change - Jamie Barton to Sing 'Adalgisa' in San Francisco ...Broadway WorldMs. Barton's 2014-15 Season includes Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena) with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Fricka (Die Walküre) with Houston Grand Opera, .Composer-librettist Carlisle Floyd gives opera its voice in 'Susannah'San Francisco ChronicleIt's not his favorite of his own creations — that would be “Cold Sassy Tree,” which premiered at the Houston Grand Opera in 2000 with Racette in a lead role ...AmiciHGOGuildMeetupAmiciHGOGuild is the Meet Up group for Amici, the social group of the HoustonGrand Opera Guild, which is the support group for the Houston Grand ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®LA Opera to host screening of 'La Traviata' at Santa Monica PierLos Angeles TimesPlacido Domingo, left, will appear in the Los Angeles Opera'sproduction of "La Traviata" starting in September. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los ...In Surprise Finale at Metropolitan Opera's Labor Talks, Both Sides ...New York TimesA tentative deal was reached Monday in negotiations between the Metropolitan Opera and the unions representing its orchestra and chorus.Opera lover beat taxi driver round the head with walking stick ...MirrorAn opera lover beat a cabbie over the head with his walking stick because he feared he would miss a performance of Puccini. Retired doctor ...Turin Opera's Music Director Threatens to LeaveNew York TimesIn recent years, many Italian opera houses have been better known for financial, managerial and labor tumult than for their way with bel canto ... Most cultured city in the USA?SlippediscThe highest has to be New York, right? WrongHouston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, August 27, 2014Houston Grand OperaOh, Susannah: San Francisco Opera Opens Its Golden GateSan Francisco Classical Voice-by Jeff Kaliss-17 hours agoShareThe two men had become close collaborators since Gockley was appointed general director of the Houston Grand Opera, in 1972, and Floyd joined the faculty ...Aperio will spotlight music of the Americas and beyondHouston ChronicleMay 14: “Silences,” Japanese-influenced music by Marty Regan, who in 2013 composed “The Memory Stone” for Houston Grand Opera's Song of Houston ...BPZ Energy Announces the Addition of Robert L. Sovine to the ...MarketWatch... of Human Resources Management, a volunteer mediator for the Harris County Texas Dispute Resolution Center, and a trustee for the Houston Grand Opera.General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®'Opera Olympics' returns to Los AngelesTelegraphOperalia, the world's biggest opera competition, is currently taking place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The 2014 contest marks the first time ...Ottawa's Opera Lyra replaces singer fired for remarks during Pride ...Ottawa CitizenA singer fired by Ottawa's Opera Lyra for comments he made about a man wearing bejewelled fingernails is denying the remarks were homophobic. Valerian ...St. Petersburg Composer's Opera Incites ViolenceThe St. Petersburg TimesThe premiere of a new opera was canceled in St. Petersburg last week after both the refusal of yet another venue to hold it and an assault on the opera's ...Major US music foundation is liquidatedSlippediscThe Corbett Foundation, which distributed some $70 million to arts and education causes over 60 years, has been shut down with immediate effect.Houston Grand Opera News - Tuesday, August 26, 2014Houston Grand OperaHouston Grand Opera presents A Christmas CarolBayou City DailyWhen Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol appeared in 1843, it delighted Victorian London and still inspires imaginations today. Iain Bell, a pr.The Opera Industry's Struggle to Remain RelevantHighbrow MagazineSome of the Met's headlining stars began their careers either abroad or in smaller opera houses – Renée Fleming started off at the Houston Grand Opera and ...Hidden Houston: The Theater DistrictNews 92 FMThe Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony, the Ballet and the Alley Theater. Venues include the Wortham Theater Center, Hobby Center, Jones Hall, ...Tulsa Opera Welcomes New Managing DirectorGreater Tulsa Reporter NewspapersPrior to his tenure with Geva, Weber served as Technical Director forHouston Grand Opera from 1993 to 2006, overseeing all production elements, as well as ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®A role worth dying forThe IndependentSwedish Woman of the Year, the Opera News Award, the City of Stockholm Honorary Prize, Gramophone awards and many more have all winged ...Streaming Opera To Your TV: The Bad, The Good, And The Rather EnjoyableArts Journal “It all makes one long for some Netflix-like behemoth — Netclassix? — that could easily stream works from all over to all televisions, tablets, ...Opera, knife juggling, surfer girls - Juventus star Andrea Pirlo literally isn't impressed by anythingMirrorThe Juventus and Italy star is known for his cultured passing and his imperious midfield play, but he's also one hell of a hard-faced devil. Now Italian ...Guerilla Opera to Open 8th Season with LET'S MAKE A SANDWICHBroadway WorldGuerilla Opera presents Let's Make a Sandwich, an experiment in opera production, which includes two world premiere operas with music and librettos by ...Oh, no! Now Atlanta faces lockout threatSlippediscThe players have been given two weeks to accept a package involving unspecified cuts. The board wants fewer players and cheaper health care.Houston Grand Opera News - Monday, August 25, 2014Houston Grand OperaUPDATED The 2014 Houston Theater Awards: A Year Filled With Sound, Fury and LaughterHouston PressBest Artistic Directors: Finalist - Patrick Summers (Houston Grand Opera)Best Season: Finalist – Houston Grand Opera Get ready for S.F. Opera season with DVDs and videosSan Francisco Chronicle... Frederica von Stade (Deutsche Grammophon), the other starring Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez conducted by Patrick Summers (Decca).UH class has strong showing in international ad competitionHouston ChronicleThe teams at UH, which created campaigns for the Houston Grand Opera and Space Center Houston, took second and third place, respectively, in the ...Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails to benefit Houston Grand Opera's HGOcoBayou City DailyHouston Grand Opera's award-winning community collaboration initiative, HGOco, will partner with Fresh Arts for an evening of Cultured Cocktails at ...Fort Bend Symphony announces new season, directorYour Houston NewsDuring the Houston Grand Opera's past two seasons, she served as music director for its Opera to Go! performances at schools and community ...General Opera News COMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®My favourite Mozart operaTelegraphTake a straw poll of the world's favourite Mozart opera and I guess Die Zauberflöte or Le Nozze di Figaro would come out top. But I think my vote would ...Santa Fe Opera shines in the high desertSt. Louis TodaySANTA FE, N.M. • An unusually wet summer has left the high desert unusually green. At the Santa Fe Opera, perched atop a tall foothill, the dramatic ...Why is opera so expensive?TelegraphOne question I am frequently asked in my capacity as an opera critic is why tickets are so expensive. It's a complicated issue, but here are some pointers.Early start on Halloween costume? Lyric Opera holds saleChicago TribuneThe Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold a high-culture rummage sale of sorts potentially featuring more than 3,000 pieces of costumes dating to the 1960s, opera ...How the Met’s finances will be run in futureSlippediscHere’s how the Met musicians, in a statement today, see the future financial control of the house, with the manager Peter Gelb dependent on the approval of an external scrutineer.Houston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, August 13, 2014Houston Grand OperaSan Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle ...Broadway WorldCarlisle Floyd has written a total of 11 operas and is currently completing his twelfth, Prince of Players, commissioned by Houston Grand Opera. San Francisco ...The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE ...Broadway WorldWashington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2014-2015 season with the ... in Die Walkure at both Canadian Opera Company and Houston Grand Opera.Greg Weber Named Tulsa Opera Managing DirectorBroadway WorldTulsa Opera today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Greg Weber ... at San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Geva Theatre Center.General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®A spate of accolades as Jenkins departs Seattle OperaThe Seattle TimesAfter 31 years, Speight Jenkins is honored as he departs Seattle Opera; Brooks honors inspiring running coaches from around the country; and the ...Opera Australia 'social media' contractWA todayOpera Australia 'social media' contract (01:01). Opera Australia will include social media clauses in future contracts after soprano Tamar Iveri's ...La Traviata review – Verdi's tragedy reworked for senators and ...The GuardianLa Traviata: Lawrence Olsworth-Peter as Alfredo and Louisa Tee as Violetta in Opera Up Close's updated production. Photograph: Alastair Muir.Why are mezzos nicer than sopranos?SlippediscEvery mezzo I have ever come across or worked with has been a privilege and a pleasure, some developing into lasting friendships, others parting in mutual respect.Sopranos, on the other hand….Now, why is that?Houston Grand Opera News - Tuesday, August 12, 2014Houston Grand OperaHouston Ballet Welcomes New Chief of Development Angie LaneBroadway WorldFrom 2008 to 2014, she served as Director of Development at Houston Grand Opera. From 1999 to 2008, she worked at American National Red Cross, rising to ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Met Opera extends lockout deadline in labor disputeReutersA lockout could derail the new opera season, which is set to open next ... of about 16 percent if the company is to survive waning interest in opera.For A Bit Of Luck, Opera Singers Say A Melange O' ToisBoise State Public RadioBLOCK: Toi, toi, toi - spelled T O I. That was sent to us by listener Michelle Hackman of Cary, Illinois. She's a professional opera singer and she told us .Fort Worth Opera casts the Kennedys for 'JFK'Fort Worth Star TelegramThe piece, which is being co-developed with the American Lyric Theater, will premiere at the Fort WorthOpera's 2016 festival, in conjunction with the ...A Pianist amidst Palestinian RuinsSlippediscThis is the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk in the south of Damascus, which has been pounded to rubble by President Assad’s army for the start of the Syrian insurrection.Houston Grand Opera News - Monday, August 11, 2014Houston Grand OperaGood Idea: Saving storiesHouston ChronicleThe bottom line: Houston Grand Opera is planning a song series about Emmeline in 2015. Without Davidson's help, we would never know about the amazing ...OperaFrequencyHouston Grand Opera - 2012 Concert of Arias - Second-place winner Natalya Romaniw. 2y ago. SOURCE. opera .General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Wolf Trap Opera presents engaging French duo: Sailors and breastsWashington PostOpera audiences are often handicapped by their own and others' preconceptions of what they are supposed to like. Twentieth-century French ...Jonas Kaufmann review – a technical master with devilish charmThe GuardianWith a face that has graced Vogue, this tenor is the operaworld's closest thing to a Hollywood heartthrob. But does he have more style than substance ...Indy Opera Looking to FutureInside Indiana BusinessThe Indianapolis Opera says it will work this fall to develop a new business model reflecting "the realities of today's arts and culture landscape.Queen's favourite singer strips down for steamy bondage-style photo shootDaily StarNot content with being one of the biggest selling classical artists in the UK, Laura is embarking on a new project – fusing exercise with opera.Why Richard Wagner should be banned in GermanySlippediscTitle of a new memoir by the Austrian Wagner baritone Bernd Weikl. Can’t wait.Houston Grand Opera News - Friday, August 8, 2014Houston Grand OperaThe upcoming opera seasonHouston Chronicle19 Houston Grand Opera 60th anniversary concert and dinner: Featuring mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato with Houston Grand Opera Studio members and ...Theater District hosts open houseHouston ChronicleNine organizations will stage events: Alley Theatre; Broadway at the Hobby Center; Da Camera of Houston; Houston Ballet; Houston Grand Opera; Houston ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Met Opera Standoff Threatens $60 Million Theater BusinessHollywood ReporterMovie theater owners throughout the world are fretting over the possibility of a lockout at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The Met's live ...Saluting Speight Through OperaHuffington PostThe curtain is falling on Speight Jenkins' 30-year tenure as General Director of the Seattle Opera. He is not just one of the giants of the opera world ...Opera's 'urchins' are burgeoning talents on stageSanta Fe New MexicanBoys sing in a chorus during a performance of Carmen at The Santa Fe Opera on Thursday. The boys range in age from 10 to 14, and many perform ...Seattle Opera director pays tribute to his stage unionsSlippediscSpeight Jenkins, General Director of the Seattle Opera since 1983, is stepping down this weekend. But not before he sent the following handwritten note to his stage crew.