Houston Grand Opera News - Tuesday, March 24, 2015Houston Grand OperaAtlanta baritone a Metropolitan Opera competition winnerAtlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlantan Reginald Smith Jr. was one of five winners selected Sunday in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the prestigious national vocal competition.Explore in depth (12 more articles)The ultimate diamond anniversary: A blinged out diva returns home ...CultureMap Houston... world acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato let it rip ragtime style on stage in the Brown Theater where she and Houston Grand Opera music and artistic ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®L.A. Opera Did Three Shows About Figaro, and This One Is the Best ...LA WeeklyIn opera's Figaro Trilogy, true love always wins out in the end, but it first requires the intervention of a small village of scheming eavesdroppers, nearsighted ...Profile: Kids' OperaThe NationalThis is the third opera for the very young that Scottish Opera has created. It follows on from the company's hugely popular BabyO and SensoryO shows for ...Ernani, Metropolitan Opera, New York — reviewFinancial TimesDon Carlo, King of Spain, was none less than opera's most enduring, if not most endearing, overachiever, Plácido Domingo. He looked sturdy, sang steadily, ...La Tragédie de Carmen Overcomes Its Shortcomings at Opera in the ...Houston PressDo you hear that whirring deep underground? It's composer Georges Bizet spinning in his grave after the beating his immortal opera masterwork Carmen gets ...WHY I AM TAKING MY LABEL OFF-STREAMSlippediscPaul has now decided to buck industry trends and take his recordings off streaming devices such as Spotify, and freeviews such as YouTube.Paul explains why, exclusively on Slipped DiscHouston Grand Opera News - Monday, March 23, 2015Houston Grand OperaMet Competition Features Nation's Top Opera TalentWall Street JournalSome of opera's rising stars performed in a career-making concert on Sunday: the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions, a competition that helped ...Mackerras rememberedHerald ScotlandAs Patrick Summers puts it in his chapter, Sir Charles 'was a lion whose winter was uniquely rich.' Among chapters that analyse Mackerras' profound ...HGO's 60th anniversary shines bright like a diamondHouston ChronicleEverything sparkled at the Wortham Center for the Houston Grand Opera's 60thAnniversary Concert and Gala. Champagne bubbles and a slew of ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®That's opera? A new company takes a radical approach to an old art ...Oregon LiveLadies, and gentlemen, we have an opera. A Gypsy jazz opera, courtesy of Eric Stern - he of Vagabond Opera, shaved head and vaudevillian beard. And radical ...Is This Opera, or Soap Opera? NYCOs Troubled Rise From The AshesDaily BeastThe saga of New York City Opera—bankrupt, and possibly seeking resurrection—became ever more complicated, in the wake of a benefit concert.Blue Viola, a bluesy, jazzy new opera from UrbanAriasDC Theatre SceneWhat would you call the blend of music and genre in Urban Arias' world premiere Blue Viola? Standard terms like “chamber opera,” “folk opera,” or “comic opera” …Happy together: Marriage between music, story fulfills opera ...Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierCEDAR FALLS | Growing up in Ohio, composer Jake Heggie didn't know beans about opera. The kid loved his piano, though, and storytelling through music.Marilyn Monroe Opera Debuts In U.S.The InquisitrThe Long Beach Opera presents the United States debut of Marilyn Forever, an opera based on the life and emotions of screen legend Marilyn Monroe, and ...THE MOST POIGNANT PICTURE EVER TAKEN OF JOHANNES BRAHMSSlippediscAndrea Bambace has published a picture of almost mythical power and importance.Houston Grand Opera News - Friday, March 20, 2015Houston Grand OperaHouston Grand Opera Studio Recitals at Rienzi | Houston …Arts HoundThe Houston Grand Opera Studio presents Recitals at Rienzi. Intimate evenings of art and song: the artists of the Houston Grand Opera Studio in recital at Rienzi, the ...Mariachi opera 'El Pasado Nunca' has preview performance at ...Chicago TribuneThis particular opera features a story by Leonard Foglia with music accompaniment created by Pepe Martínez. The duo is already well-known for their smash hit ...“Nixon In China” Visually StunningThe ExaminerWhen “Nixon In China” premiered at the Houston Grand Opera in 1987 it received mixed reviews. By 2011, two recordings, a Metropolitan Opera debut and a production in Toronto it has picked up speed and is now considered to be a ‘significant, influential and lasting contribution to American opera in the last few decades. General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Pretty Yende: An Opera Star Whose Rise Began With A FallNPRWhen Pretty Yende took the stage as Adèle in Rossini's Le Comte Ory, her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, her performance didn't go quite as ...Stanton Williams wins approval for plans to open up the Royal ...DezeenArchitecture office Stanton Williams has unveiled its plans to upgrade the entrances and public spaces of London's Royal Opera House, which have just been ...REVIEW: Dallas Opera's 'La Boheme'Dallas VoiceThe fourth opera in Dallas Opera's season, Puccini's timeless tale of tragic love La Boheme, is one of the most popular in the standard repertoire: There's nary a ...Culture Ministry to Probe 'Blasphemous' Novosibirsk OperaThe Moscow TimesThe Novosibirsk State Theater of Opera and Ballet's recent production of the opera, directed by Timofei Kulyabin, features a variety of provocative scenes ...Opera about Iraq War to Be Performed at USFWUSF NewsThe opera, "Fallujah," is a work in progress. Playwright Heather Raffo has been developing the biographical story of U.S. Marine Christian Ellis for about five ...Vienna bug: Stephen Costello is wiped out of TraviataSlippediscThe US tenor is the latest victim of Viennitis. He was down to appear with Marina Rebeka but fell sick shortly before showtime.Houston Grand Opera News - Thursday, March 19, 2015Houston Grand OperaThe Houston Grand Opera Presents 60th Anniversary Gala Concert With Joyce DiDonato TonightBroadway WorldHouston Grand Opera (HGO) invites patrons to celebrate 60 years of producing and performing world-class opera in Houston at a gala anniversary concert featuring renowned mezzo-soprano and HGO Studio alumna …IAA and SPARC to Present Shobana's 'Krishna' in May 2015NewsHub.orgThe IAA, has earned the respect of Houstonians and today its repute is on par with institutions like the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Performing Arts and ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®New season, new adventure for Michigan Opera TheatreDetroit Free PressMichigan Opera Theatre opens and closes its 2015-16 season with two of the most popular works in the repertoire — Puccini's "La Boheme" and Mozart's "The ...Why were Southwest High students allowed to see lurid opera?Imperial ValleyWe recently learned that the Southwest High School orchestra students were taken to see Mozart's opera, “Il Don Giovanni.” Whose idea was this? The subject ...Big spending brought down operaThe AustralianBARITONE Lucas de Jong was working overseas when he was invited to sing a principal role in a production of Lakme with the Victoria State Opera. He had ...Royal Opera's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny review: far too ...SpectatorThink of 1994 and now, no time at all, and not only for an ageing opera reviewer. Both works tend to be routinely referred to as masterpieces, but seeing them ...Exclusive: The ultimate feminist demolition of ‘Mrs Bach’SlippediscOn the eve of BBC4’s screening of the hyperbolic film claiming that Bach’s late cello suites were written by his wife, an authority on Bach’s compositional processes has taken both the thesis and its Australian author to the cleaners.Houston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, March 18, 2015Houston Grand OperaMet Opera: Shagimuratova[former HGO Studio artist] Goes Brilliantly Mad In 'Lucia di ...Huffington PostAnd with the return of Lucia di Lammermoor to the Met Opera stage last night, Albina Shagimuratova is one of the best things now going for Donizetti.Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26Broadway WorldThis big, grand opera features the debuts of some of the world's most talented ... as Marta in the world premiere of The Passenger at Houston Grand Opera.Rhinecliff library hosts performance by Katherine Johnson, Richard ...The Daily Freeman-10 hours agoDuring her career, she has been heard at some of the finest opera houses of the ... Opera, Los Angeles Music Center Opera, Houston Grand Opera, L'Opéra de ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Opera Theatre crafts strategic plan to bolster operating fundsSt. Louis Business JournalOn paper, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis looks financially strong. While it holds a significant endowment, the specific restrictions on some of that money have ...More Copyright, More "Quality Works"? Not Quite, New Study of ...Iowa Public RadioThey compiled a database of no fewer than 2,598 Italian operas written between 1770 and 1900, and - in a virtuoso masterstroke - came up with ways to put ...Taconic Opera: La Traviata - like you've never experienced it before!The Daily VoiceAfter its success in 2013 with a Lucia di Lammermoor sing-a-long and a sold-out crowd, Taconic Opera returns to White Plains with Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata ...Lyric Names Civic Opera House Stage After Kenneth G. PigottBroadway WorldLyric Opera general director Anthony Freud announced that the stage of the Civic Opera House has been named for Kenneth G. Pigott, who served as Lyric's ...CNN publishes list of ‘the world’s greatest orchestras’SlippediscClick here for the top ten.