Houston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, November 19, 2014Houston Grand OperaPerformances wowed at UH's Moores Aplenty luncheonHouston Chronicle... Blake Wilkins, Shirley and Jay Marks, and Patrick Summers were recognized for their individual contributions to the arts education community.LA Opera embarks on a second cruise through 'Florencia en el Amazonas'Long Beach Press TelegramThe production — a revival of a co-production by Los Angeles Opera with Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Opera de Colombia and the Opera de ...The VSO presents acclaimed Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint in his VSO debutWire Service CanadaHe led performances of Marriage of Figaro at the Houston Grand Opera in spring 2011, made his debut at the Vienna State Opera later that year ...Lyric Opera has plenty of something with a moving, vocally resplendent “Porgy and Bess”Chicago Classical ReviewJohn DeMain's Houston Grand Opera production (and subsequent recording) in 1976 helped to raise awareness of the work, but progress was slow, ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Rome Opera's Management and Musicians Agree to End StandoffNew York TimesBacking away from its proposal to fire 182 musicians and hire them back as freelancers, the management of the Rome Opera announced on Tuesday ...An Opera of Voice, Space, and PlaceHyperallergicFor artists-in-residence Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self's The Fool, an operadébuting at Brooklyn's Issue Project Room, the stage is set for a mystical, ...BWW Reviews: The Met's LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK is 'Opera Noir' and Utterly WonderfulBroadway WorldFor an opera perhaps best known for being condemned by Stalin in 1936 and banned in the Soviet Union for nearly 30 years, LADY MACBETH is a ...RENÉE FLEMING: I’M HEADING FOR BROADWAYSlippediscA dedicated Fleming watcher has sent us this interview with the diva, from littlerock.com. The news-making quote is:Houston Grand Opera News - Tuesday, November 18, 2014Houston Grand OperaHouston Grand Opera's Storybook Opera - ChrysanthemumHouston Public LibraryGet your library card for access to: Over 6 million books, ebooks, songs, movies, audiobooks, & more; Search 130 databases; Use and rent laptops ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Opera Colorado's "Butterfly" suffers in all the right waysThe Denver Post"Madama Butterfly" is the great miracle of opera. Its enduring popularity contradicts every small insult we like to throw at contemporary audiences.'50 Years of Seattle Opera': a glittering historyThe Seattle Times“50 Years of Seattle Opera” chronicles the history of one of Seattle's premier arts organizations, and how it came to flourish under the direction of ...The Opera Stalin HatedThe New York Review of BooksNo performance of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk can ever escape the circumstances of the opera's suppression in 1936. The story has ...Mariachi opera draws crowd to Oval ParkVisalia Times-DeltaJulie Ruiz Gonzalez said she would like to see more family-oriented, community-oriented events to come to the Lincoln Oval Park in Visalia.Opera Delaware back on solid financial groundWDDE 91.1 FM | Delaware's NPR News stationThe company retooled their 70th season which included cancelling their SpringOpera, in favor of launching several scaled down performances.VIDEO: WHEN A 9 YEAR-OLD OUTPLAYS KREISLERSlippediscThis is Jennifer Panebianco, 9 years old, playing a Kreisler allegro at the Farnham Competitive Music Fest in London, this weekend.Words fail.Houston Grand Opera News - Monday, November 17, 2014Houston Grand OperaWant to see the plans for Houston's future? New vision for the city being laid out by power playersCultureMap Houston... Houston Ballet executive director James Nelson, Miller Outdoor Theatre Cissy Segall Davis, Houston Grand Opera managing director Perryn Leech, ...Houston Grand Opera: Free "Informance" ConcertPearl Fincher Museum of Fine ArtsThe Pearl is pleased to present a free “Informance” concert on Thursday, December 11, 2014featuring Houston Grand Opera Studio members D'Ana ...Lost in translation: A lyrical look at Houston Grand Opera's showMidland Reporter-TelegramThe Midland Opera Theater hosts the Houston Grand Opera's Opera To Go educational program this week for area schools culminating in a concert ...THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Begins Tonight at Rice UniversityBroadway WorldRecent directing credits include "Bound" for the Houston Grand Opera's East + West Series and Rice University's outdoor production of a "Midsummer ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®SF Opera review: 'La Bohème' is a double-dip delightSFGateThe San Francisco Opera's new production of Puccini's “La Bohème,” which opened over the weekend at the War Memorial Opera House, is being ...Glare review – Søren Nils Eichberg's 'robot opera' strains to find its voiceThe GuardianIt's no spoiler to reveal that Lea, the character in Søren Nils Eichberg's newopera played by soprano Sky Ingram, is not human. But perhaps it ought to ...A first timer's experience at Bayreuth, Glyndebourne operafestivalsChicago Daily HeraldSoprano Christiane Karg played Sandrina and baritone Gyula Orendt played the servant Nardo in the Glyndebourne Festival Opera's 2014 premiere ...We Became Digital Characters in Montreal's Baroque OperaNoiseyWe were getting digitized for Le Pop d'époque, a digital baroque operafeaturing a cast of several dozen performers, cutting-edge artwork, and music ...MOT's 'Butterfly' long on polish, short on fireworksDetroit Free PressUh-oh, here comes trouble. U.S. Navy Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, on the short list of the greatest cads in all of opera, is on the prowl in Nagasaki.‘A culture of command and obedience’ at BayreuthSlippediscThe quote comes from Jonathan Meese, the 2016 Parsifal director who has just been fired by the hereditary Wagner women.They must be taken with a pinch of salt, given Meese’s own Nazified antics.Houston Grand Opera News - Thursday, November 13, 2014Houston Grand OperaBubbly Così DelightsConcertoNetAs always, HGO has assembled an excellent cast for this ensemble-heavy opera.Classy Cast in Classic “Cosi fan Tutte”Opera WarhorsesSporting a cast consisting of veteran operatic comedians Nuccia Focile as Despina and Alessandro Corbelli as Don Alfonso, it provides the vehicle for showing the talents of four young rising stars of opera.Free mariachi opera to play at Oval ParkVisalia Times-DeltaRosalinda Verde brings a new tradition to Visalia — a mariachi opera. She wrote "El Bracero" after interviewing a friend whose late father was a ...John Killacky: Bill T. Jones on John CageVt diggerOperatic collaborations include Houston Grand Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Munich Biennale, Boston Lyric Opera and New York City Opera.General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®LA Opera's doubleheader 'like Bambi Meets Godzilla'89.3 KPCCOff-Ramp commentator Marc Haefele reviews the L.A. Opera doubleheader of Henry Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas" and Bela Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle ...Drama clouds opera 2015 season launchThe West AustralianThe unceremonious departure of artistic director Joseph Colaneri from WAOpera has overshadowed the company's launch of its 2015 subscription ...Opera about NZ's only suicide bomberStuffNew Zealand's only known suicide bomber is to be immortalised in an opera – paid for by the taxpayers. Self-proclaimed Auckland anarchist Neil ...“Interstellar” merges space and opera in the best possible wayNorth Country Public RadioI'm also a huge fan of opera. I love the muchness of it, the sense that stories don't have to quite hang together, the idea that all the rules of theater and ...RENEE FLEMING: I MAY QUIT OPERA IN 2018SlippediscThe soprano, 55, tells Reuters she’s booked for three more years of new productions, but after that she might give up opera.Houston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, November 12, 2014Houston Grand OperaHouston Grand Opera on Twitter: ".@TMagazine's story about modern, community #opera ...TwitterHouston Grand Opera @HouGrandOpera Nov 10 .@TMagazine's story about modern, community #opera - something the #HGO family is passionate...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Opera, Anyone?Hometown PasadenaDS: I don't think the people of Pasadena need much convincing to see great opera in their own backyard. I've wanted to run my own opera company...Here's a startup idea: take opera, add beer, put it in BrooklynFortuneBut the long-held view among New York opera-goers—that there is the Met, and then there is everything else—may be a little less true these days...Review: Austin Opera's “A Masked Ball”austin360Newly rebranded, Austin Opera celebrated the opening of its 2014-14 season this weekend, with Verdi's “A Masked Ball,” and threw in pre-concert...Another Opera Company on the BrinkSan Francisco Classical VoiceFlorida Grand Opera General Director Susan T. Danis, who joined the company two years ago, has written to patrons saying the company's business...Bayreuth names new conductor for ‘trashy’ RingSlippediscNot many people were happy with the Frank Castorf Ring. That included its conductor, Kirill Petrenko.He has pulled out from the 2016 revival.Houston Grand Opera News - Tuesday, November 11, 2014UH's Keith Houk Directing Future Filmmakers, Video ProsHouston ChronicleRecently, a group of Houk's students were presented the opportunity to produce promotional videos for Houston Grand Opera (HGO). With Houk's guidance...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®The Opera in Rome Is a Hotbed of ChaosNew York TimesRiccardo Muti, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma's former “conductor for life,” leading Verdi's “I Due Foscari” at the opera house in 2013.The Death of OperaTown HallIf opera were a game of Clue, the solution to this case would be simple: Mr. Political Correctness did it with a libretto in the conservatory. The victim? American...Milwaukee Opera Theatre delivers an evocative world premiere in ...Milwaukee Journal SentinelDid you hear the one about the chimpanzee, the toy piano and theopera world premiere? It's a pity if you didn't, because it was a compelling, involving, moving...Florida Grand Opera Ain't Over 'Till The Community SpeaksWLRNThe Florida Grand Opera is trying to stay afloat after years of decline. It hosted a series of town hall meetings this past weekend to reach out to the community for...BREAKING: VANESSA-MAE IS BANNEDSlippediscShe finished last in her event and used the stunt as a publicity vehicle to reignite a faltering career.