Houston Grand Opera News - Tuesday, January 27, 2015Houston Grand OperaHGO's The Magic Flute: Features Mozart's Beautiful Music and an Exotic Egyptian QuestHouston PressWhen Lisette Oropesa had to withdraw from Houston Grand Opera's upcoming production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, Heaston, who has sung the ...News HGO fundraising triumphSinfini MusicHouston Grand Opera's 2014 fundraising campaign, Inspiring Performance – The Campaign for Houston Grand Opera, has reportedly been the most ...A substitute at Lyric Opera's Tosca is a revelationChicago ReaderThe production, on the other hand, directed by John Caird and commissioned for Houston Grand Opera when Freud was there, is as dark and gloomy.General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Visiting Opera Star Shows Solidarity With Those In NeedD MagazineMezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade has reigned at the world's great opera houses in great operatic roles; that she knows and understands what it ...Opera review: 'L'amico Fritz' is an enjoyable production of an operatic raritySTL TodayComposer Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) is known as the man who invented verismoopera and established himself as a major composer in one stroke ...Vienna Opera Tenor Waldemar Kmentt Dead at 85ClassicaliteFamed Austrian tenor Waldemar Kmentt, known for his legendary Vienna Opera'sand beautiful vocal recording work, has died in Austria at the age of ...Arizona Opera's 2015-16 season thinks locallyAZ CentralThat would be the title character of Verdi's Shakespearean comedy "Falstaff," which will serve as dessert in Arizona Opera's 2015-16 season, ...Bavarian Opera goes for same-sex, mixed-race kissSlippediscCan’t see it happening at Covent Garden or the MetHouston Grand Opera News - Monday, January 26, 2015Houston Grand OperaHouston Grand Opera's 'Butterfly' is a vocal, dramatic feastHouston ChronicleMartinez played the heroine of Puccini's drama Friday, when Houston Grand Opera brought back the story of the geisha abandoned by the American ...Ana Maria Martinez Soars in HGO's Madame ButterflyHouston PressHouston Grand Opera's production is blessed by Ana Maria Martinez in the title role, who conveys a feisty stubbornness in Cio-Cio-San, as well as ...Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — Johnny Depp vigil includedCultureMap HoustonAna María Martinez as Cio-Cio-San and Alexey Dolgov as Pinkerton in Houston Grand Opera's Madame Butterfly. Photo by Lynn Lane.Two conductors talk about operatic opportunitiesHouston ChronicleBut they've both unpacked their bags for about six weeks to lead Houston Grand Opera's productions of "Madame Butterfly" and "The Magic Flute.".Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'Chicago Tribune... it goes back to 2010 in Houston, where Anthony Freud commissioned it forHouston Grand Opera, the company he headed before coming to Lyric.UH stages operatic thriller, 'Frau Margot'Houston Chronicle... in 1945, has composed more than 20 operas including "The Seagull," based on Anton Chekhov, which Houston Grand Opera premiered in 1974.General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®'La Bohème' a rousing comeback for San Diego OperaLos Angeles TimesSan Diego Opera has since worked to rebuild its board, bank accounts and, most of all, the trust of the public. In an interview Saturday, company ...With 'Penny,' WNO shows merits of American Opera InitiativeWashington PostI'm all for supporting new opera, but why put limits on it? This has been, to date, my biggest question about the Washington National Opera's American ...Review: Marriage of Figaro by Opera North just gets better and betterHuddersfield ExaminerOpera North's production is strong on characterisation and unusually natural in the delivery of the recitatives. Richard Burkhard is a relaxed and ...English National Opera denies £10 million lossEvening StandardEnglish National Opera today denied claims that £10 million had been lost under artistic director John Berry and said it was on course to balance the ...Helga’s counted them all out… and she’s still thereSlippediscWhen Helga Rabl-Stadler became president of the Salzburg Festival, Nikolaus Harnoncourt walked out.Well, that’s Salzburg, always someone walking out.Houston Grand Opera News - Friday, January 23, 2015Houston Grand OperaMozart festival, of sorts, materializesHouston ChronicleThe Houston Symphony will perform "The Abduction From the Seraglio." Houston Grand Opera will offer "The Magic Flute." Opera in the Heights will ... General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Opera Philadelphia has a bold new business modelPhiladelphia Business JournalOpera Philadelphia is in the midst of rehearsing for the East Coast premiere of "Oscar," a new American opera based on Oscar Wilde that's set to ...New York City Opera Selects Investor Group to Revive OperaWall Street JournalThe board of the shuttered New York City Opera selected an investor group's $1.25 million offer as the winner in a battle over the right to revive the ...San Diego Opera begins 50th seasonKUSISAN DIEGO (KUSI) - The San Diego Opera will launch a brand new season on its main stage with performances of the grand opera, La Boheme.New opera about the Patriots blaming a household pest for supposedly chewing on the footballsWashington PostIt's called … … Deflatermouse.Swedish mezzo-soprano attacks Birgit Nilsson banknoteSlippediscMalena Ernman has good intentions, but her political opposition to Birgit Nilsson in a Wagner role on a new banknote is plain silly. And the media suggestion that Nilsson was antisemitic is based on a selective misreading of her autobiography.Houston Grand Opera News - Thursday, January 22, 2015Houston Grand OperaBefore the Opera Begins This story by director Ian Rutherford explains the events that could have ...Houston Grand OperaBefore the Opera Begins. This story by director Ian Rutherford explains the events that could have set the stage for the events of The Magic Flute.Houston Grand Opera Names Brian Speck Director of HGO StudioBroadway WorldHouston Grand Opera (HGO) Managing Director Perryn Leech and Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers today announced the appointment of ...Culture scene: Jan. 22-28Houston ChronicleNicholas Phan and Eliot Fisk: Phan, a Houston Grand Opera Studio alumnus, and Fisk team in songs by John Dowland, William Walton and Benjamin ...Dallas Opera set to premiere 'Everest' on Jan. 30Fort Worth Star Telegram... Past Is Never Finished, a mariachi opera that will premiere in March at Lyric Opera of Chicago and then travel to Houston Grand Opera in May.WWU music department presents 'Opera Scenes'Bellingham HeraldOver the years I worked with Houston Grand Opera, The Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, and this past summer ...Mystery and romance reign supreme in Nashville Opera's production of Florencia en el AmazonasNashville ScenePremiered in 1996 by Houston Grand Opera, Florencia was the first Spanish-language opera ever commissioned by a major U.S. opera company, and ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Review: Kaufmann's 'Chenier' opera has added relevance after France eventsReutersGerman tenor Jonas Kaufmann gave his legions of fans what they pay for in a revival of Umberto Giordano's French Revolution opera "Andrea ...Tchaikovsky: Iolanta CD review – Netrebko champions little-knownoperaThe GuardianWritten to form a double bill with The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's last opera has long divided opinion. Part fairytale, part religious parable, it deals with a ...New York’s musicians don’t face the conductorSlippediscBizarre cover for the NY Philharmonic’s season brochure.Houston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, January 21, 2015Houston Grand OperaOpera Star Joyce DiDonato [former HGO Studio artist], by the NumbersWall Street JournalGrammy Award–winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, 45, returns to New York this winter to sing at Carnegie Hall and to star in Rossini's La ...Meet the 2015 MasterMinds Winners: A Historian, an Artist and a Student Mariachi OrchestraHouston PressHouston Grand Opera began its journey through Wagner's Ring Cycle with Das Rheingold, as well as launching a new winter holiday opera ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®When the Opera Acts Like It's Never Seen a Black Person BeforeJezebelThe man at the opera tells me I'm disgusting, but in a lot of ways, he's lucky. There is no moisture in the air. I slept the night before in braids.My Opera Singer Wife Will Never Get Out From Under the Student LoansHuffington PostShe sings opera, I'm a personal trainer. we simply don't make enough. She pays $500.00 a month and it only goes to the interest. We've been looking ...'24-Hour Opera' gets fierce and funnyCreative Loafing AtlantaHEAR THEM ROAR: Jonathan Spuhler (from left), Jayme Alilaw, and Abigail Halon at last year's 24-Hour Opera Project.Long Beach Opera Presents Steamy Season Opener: 'Thérèse Raquin'Long Beach PostIn case you missed the Long Beach Opera (LBO) and Art Theatre's boozy screening of Thérèse Raquin: The Adultress, Marcel Carné's 1953 ...Helga Schmidt is free. Her arrest is a scandal.SlippediscWas it necessary to arrest a woman in her 70s at 1.30 in the morning, drive her to her workplace for five hours of evidence gathering and then subject her to daylong police interrogation?