Houston Grand Opera News - Friday, November 21, 2014Houston Grand OperaHouston Grand Opera Studio RecitalThe Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonAudiences are invited to experience the exceptional talents of up-and-coming artists from Houston Grand Opera Studio at a sparkling evening recital ...Culture scene: Nov. 20-26Houston ChronicleMetropolitan Opera National Council: Internationally known soprano Tamara Wilson, an alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, performs a ...Fine Arts Society of Liberty, Texas moves aheadLiberty VindicatorFASOLT is currently working with the Houston Grand Opera to bring “Opera To Go” to the Liberty School Auditorium in early December, and we are ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Joyful Opera Performed In Nazi Concentration Camp Revived In ChicagoNPRBrundibár, a children's opera that premiered during World War II, became both a symbol of hope and resistance and a Nazi propaganda tool. Now ...Love behind bars: Madison Opera's 'Fidelio' returns to prison for high dramaMadison.comDirector Tara Faircloth wants to "honor what's on the page and create the most beautiful thing with the instruments that I have" in Madison Opera's ...Rome's opera house saved from the brink of closureTelegraphA month after threatening to sack its entire orchestra and chorus, Rome's historic opera house has pulled back from the brink, hammering out an ...Heights' pared-down opera gets to heart of 'Hänsel and Gretel'Houston ChronicleKatie Dixon, left center in rear, plays Gretel and Hilary Ginther is Hansel inOpera in the Heights' production of Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and ...An opera tries to explore and debunk a popular Mexican border mythKUOW News and InformationCamelia La Texana, a female drug smuggler who killed her partner after he betrayed her with another woman, isn't a real person. But just try and tell ...COULD YOU PASS THE MIKE NICHOLS CLASSICAL RADIO TEST?SlippediscAndrew Patner has sent us ultimate audio of the announcer test set by Mike Nichols more than 60 years ago and still in use at WFMT Chicago.You are allowed to make one mistake. After that, it’s next candidate please…Houston Grand Opera News - Thursday, November 20, 2014Houston Grand OperaTenor Michael Fabiano: On La Bohème, Now at San Francisco OperaHuffington Post... range, musical finesse and passionate energy shine in this exciting co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Canadian Opera Company.General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®The Season at SFOWall Street JournalBut the astonishing vocal quality of the San Francisco Opera's new production of Bellini's “Norma,” which opened the fall season in September, ...LA Opera embarks on a second cruise through 'Florencia en el Amazonas'Long Beach Press TelegramVerónica Villarroel as Florencia Grimaldi performs during a rehearsal of LA Opera's production of Florencia en el Amazonas at the Dorothy Chandler ...L'Elisir d'Amore, Royal Opera House - opera review: 'Bryn Terfel relishes his appearance as a ...Evening StandardTaking over the role of the quack Dulcamara in this third revival of Laurent Pelly's keenly observed production of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, Bryn ...Opera singer Measha Brueggergosman welcomes Christmas with CDToronto StarOpera singer Measha Brueggergosman welcomes Christmas with CD. Measha Brueggergosman hits Hugh's Room Nov. 19 for tour promoting her ...WHAT BRITAIN REALLY NEEDSSlippediscimage courtesy Edition RecordsHouston 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.