Houston Grand Opera News - Friday, October 17, 2014Houston Grand OperaIllness knocks tenor out of HGO's upcoming 'Cosi fan tutte'Houston ChronicleHouston Grand Opera has suffered its first cancellation of the upcoming season. Tenor Stephen Costello has bowed out of "Cosi fan tutte" because of ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Heart-tugging story, wonderful music define first-ever mariachi operaArizona Daily StarPHOENIX — Arizona Opera last Friday night opened its 2014-15 season with the world's first mariachi opera featuring arguably the world's finest ...When art sings: How paintings have fared on the musical and opera stageWashington PostMussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition” is one of the most famous works of concert music; even if you think you don't know it, you know it. You don't ...Haydn the opera composer - why are his stage works neglected?The GuardianThanks to English Touring Opera, there's a rare opportunity to see one of them ... This autumn, thanks to the efforts of English Touring Opera, who are putting on...Met Opera Director Peter Gelb Responds To Controversy Surrounding 'The Death of Klinghoffer'Huffington Post"Klinghoffer" is slated to open October 20 at the Met Opera, and is expected to be met with great opposition.Houston Grand Opera News - Thursday, October 16, 2014Houston Grand Opera'Porgy' holds up well on small screenHouston ChronicleThe production that Gockley oversaw in 1976 as general director of Houston Grand Opera was decisive in changing perceptions of George Gershwin's work.RGENERATION to Play Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 4-8 NovBroadway WorldHis opera libretto The Little Prince (music by Rachel Portman) was premiered at Houston Grand Opera in 2003 and his opera for television, Buzz on the Moon, ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®The Obscure and Zany, RediscoveredWall Street JournalGotham Chamber Opera makes a point of seeking out obscure works, and its most recent discovery, a pair of zany comedies from the 1930s by the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinú, was an inspired choice.OperaToberFest offers German beers and opera, benefits ...Flip Side PAWhat do you get when you blend opera and German heritage together in October? The word "Opera-ToberFest" came to mind for Bill Dewan, the executive ...'Pizza and Puccini' finally brings opera to local opera houseSmyrna-Clayton Sun TimesFor the first time in more than 10 years, the Smyrna Opera House will feature opera music. But, it's not your grandfather's opera. This is modern opera.ALL I EVER WANTED TO BE WAS CONCERTMASTERSlippediscFailed dreams of a madman(viola player that is).Houston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, October 15, 2014Houston Grand OperaMet Opera Star Ana María Martínez [former HGO Studio artist] to Perform in Kingwood, Nov. 7Your Houston NewsAn alumnae of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Martínez maintains a strong relationship with HGO, portraying some of her most beloved characters there, and ...AFA and Brazos Bookstore collaborate to make new musicYour Houston NewsMany AFA programs are offered in collaboration with Houston's world-class arts presenters including Houston Grand Opera HGOco, Da Camera of Houston's ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®With New 'Death of Klinghoffer,' Furor Only GrowsNew York Times One protester labeled the baritone a “fascist.” Another called for the set to be “burned to the ground.” Others hinted they would try to disrupt opening night.Richard Tucker Benefit Concert Showcases Opera VocalistsNew York TimesThe soprano Anna Netrebko, who has triumphed recently as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera (the run ends Saturday), has announced many scheduled ...Catching up with the San Diego OperaU-T San DiegoHe will develop and coordinate the company's educational efforts, which had been curtailed in recent seasons but as part of the opera's renewed community...Does pot improve the sound of classical music?SlippediscOnly one place to find out. In Colorado, where the symphony orchestra does invitation-only pot concerts.Houston Grand Opera News - Tuesday, October 14, 2014Houston Grand OperaAs a travel destination, Houston ranks right up where?Houston ChronicleHere are some of the top tourist attractions I've never visited: Space Center Houston, Theatre Under the Stars, the Menil Collection, Houston Grand Opera, ...El Mariachi Vargas y la Houston Grand Opera, juntos en una nueva ...La Voz de HoustonEl legendario Mariachi Vargas de Tecalittlán regresa a Houston para actuar otra vez en una ópera en español con la producción de la Houston Grand Opera en ...Brandon Jovanovich in for Aleksandrs Antonenko at Tonight's ...Broadway WorldHe has sung the role at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Dallas Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Arena di Verona, Zurich Opera, ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Lori Laitman and Dana Gioia Talk About Their New Opera, Opening ...Huffington PostThe premiere of a new American opera is always a cause for celebration, and a work for children is especially heartening since today's youth should be ...Opera San Antonio Looks AheadTexas Public RadioAfter a successful production of his family opera "Fantasic Mr. Fox" at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Opera San Antonio's Artistic Director Tobias ..A Jewish night at the operaNew Jersey Jewish NewsPeople tend to think of opera as either an Italian phenomenon or possibly French or German and don't consider that there is a real connection, and has been for ...Kafka's 'The Trial' brought to life in Philip Glass' operaThe Malay Mail OnlineKafka's work provides a chilling new context for Glass's opera.— AFP picLONDON, Oct 14 — American minimalist composer Philip Glass's new opera The Trial, ..Opera Singer Cannot Perform Due to Injuries from SurgeryJD JournalSummary: An opera singer from Kentucky has filed a lawsuit following an episiotomy during the birth of her son that has caused her to struggle in her career.THE WORST PRESS OFFICES IN THE MUSIC WORLDSlippediscHere for your consideration is Slipped Disc’s current black list of the world’s worst music press offices. Marks are given 0-10.Houston Grand Opera News - Monday, October 13, 2014Houston Grand Opera'Cinderella' story with a twistHouston ChronicleHouston Grand Opera's “Opera to Go!” will present the original production “Cinderella in Spain” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the meeting room of George ...A Reason to 'Sing for Hope'Huffington PostToday, thanks to the contributions of United Airlines, the support of Houston Grand Opera, the vibrancy of Bering Omega Community Services, and the ...Arizona Opera to mount first-ever mariachi operaArizona Daily StarArizona is the fourth company to mount the piece, which Houston Grand Operacommissioned in 2009 and premiered in 2011. Since then it has been ...Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Kauffman Center, 11/8-16Broadway WorldIn addition to charming critics with his 'smooth, rich baritone" (Albuquerque Journal), his Mustafa in Houston Grand Opera won raves. "As the opera's ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Inspiring new ways in opera: A South African "Magic Flute"People's WorldThe Metropolitan Opera in New York City has seen declining ticket sales in recent years, for reasons not entirely understood. High ticket prices no ...Va. Opera's 'Sweeney Todd' rides on operatic voices, despite mikingWashington PostAmong opera companies, putting on musicals is all the rage. There are, the companies assure us, plenty of artistic reasons to do it: Musicals are the ...Only opera can make Andy McNab cry - but which one?Classic FMThe opera in question, according to The Times , was a performance at ... Tutte, which - as opera lovers will know - is essentially a classical romcom.Austin Lyric Opera rebrands as new season kicks offAustin Business JournalAustin Lyric Opera has rebranded itself as simply Austin Opera as a way to present a simplified and clearer message to the public ahead of the Nov.Opera Philadelphia celebrates 40 years with groundbreaking initiativesThe Philadelphia TribuneThe Delaware Valley is the creative hub for the future of opera. Since 1975, Opera Philadelphia has been committed to delivering outstanding ...Danielle de Niese: An opera pop starSFGate“I want to see the day when opera singers are on Letterman and Jay Leno,” said de Niese, in between rehearsals for “Partenope,” which opens ...PETER GELB PUTS HIS MONEY IN TOILET PAPERSlippediscThe Metropolitan Opera has commissioned a series of short films, , using animation, video, and film to illuminate current productions and fill out the HD intermissions. The first release is Macbeth. It’s… crap.Houston Grand Opera News - Thursday, October 9, 2014Houston Grand OperaHoustonia Magazine reveals 2014 Fall Arts GuideKPRC HoustonLET'S TALK ABOUT THE HOUSTON GRAND OPERA SEASON AS WELL. YES. IT IS EXCITING. WHAT I'M MOST EXCITING IS ABOUT THE OPERA ...Houston Grand Opera commissions opera based on the Columbia space shuttle tragedyHobby SpaceThe Houston Grand Opera received a A $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will help commission five new musical works, ...Cypress Lakes students featured in Dia de los Muertos exhibitYour Houston NewsChildren's activities will be available, and the day will feature performances by Houston Grand Opera, Mixteco Ballet Folklorico and Secret Admirer ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®'I'm severely deaf - and a successful opera singer'MSNI was studying French, but my dream was to become a professional opera singer. I'd been singing since the age of 13. So I joined the university's ...Watch: Thaddeus Strassberger on I due FoscariRoyal Opera HouseAmerican director Thaddeus Strassberger makes his Royal Opera debut this month with the UK premiere of his production of Verdi's I due Foscari.Moores Opera Center Delivers Steampunk Update of 'The Tales of Hoffmann'University of HoustonAudiences can find out when the Jacques Offenbach's opera fantasy “The Tales of Hoffmann” comes to life at the University of Houston. The creative …Ben Heppner enjoying post-opera life as he joins 'Titanic' musical castNews957TORONTO – Renowned Canadian tenor Ben Heppner says he doesn't regret announcing in April that he's retiring from singing opera. “I have loved it ...10 works or composers we need to hear moreSlippediscAt the instigation of Mahan Esfahani, we’re presenting an upbeat alternative to yesterday’s list of downers.Houston Grand Opera News - Wednesday, October 8, 2014Houston Grand OperaHouston Grand Opera to present second mariachi-style work in MayHouston Chronicle... traditions of storytelling and family, and both traditions connect directly to the heart," Houston Grand Opera artistic director Patrick Summers said.The Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13-17Broadway WorldHouston Grand Opera (HGO) will present El Pasado Nunca Se Termina/The Past Is Never Finished, an opera featuring the internationally renowned ensemble Mariachi Vargas de TecalitlanGockley Announcement Makes WavesSan Francisco Classical VoiceHouston Grand Opera premiered 33 works during his tenure [in Houston], including John Adams' Nixon in China, Philip Glass' The Making of the Representative ...General Opera NewsCOMPOSERS DATEBOOKReminding you that all music was once new®Opera review: Female singers lift S.F. Opera's 'Ballo'SFGatePlaying to Music Director Nicola Luisotti's strengths and the company's current orientation toward Italian opera, San Francisco Opera's third production ...REVIEW: 'Capriccio' by Lyric Opera of ChicagoChicago TribuneStrauss called his valedictory opera a "conversation piece" rather than a music drama. "Capriccio" is an opera about opera, or, more specifically, about the glory ...Met Cancels MetTalk for Controversial Opera The Death of KlinghofferPlaybillThe Metropolitan Opera has canceled its scheduled talk for the The Death of Klinghoffer, the controversial opera protested in September.WA Opera butts out Carmen over smoking themes after securing ...ABC OnlineThe West Australian Opera has announced it will not program theopera Carmen in the next two years, after it secured $400,000 in sponsorship from Healthway, ...The Rumors of Opera's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (Pt. 2)Huffington PostThe whole idea of presenting an opera with open rehearsals where the entire process becomes a piece of art is an intriguing enough concept, but when you ...VIENNA PHILHARMONIC AWARDS PRIZE TO ITSELFSlippediscIt will donate the prize to its own archives – a resource it has used astutely for seven decades to conceal its activities in the Third Reich.