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2012-02-02 11:55:00

Mariusz Kwiecien makes his Met role debut as the infamous serial seducer with Barbara Frittoli, Ramon Vargas, Luca Pisaroni, and debuting sopranos Marina Rebeka and Mojca Erdmann NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads his first Met performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage in his Met debut, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 26 at 12 p.m. on PBS...

2010-05-07 06:08:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Madness has descended on Fort Worth by means of its resident opera company. Fort Worth Opera's annual practice of rehearsing 3-4 operas simultaneously and all the craziness that goes with it has inspired a TV producer and agent to create a reality show, which may one day be seen on a station near you. In the meantime, the behind-the-scenes preparations for the 2010 Festival continue. This year, the Festival will feature: Mozart's Don...

2010-01-11 07:00:00

BYSO: Only US Youth Orchestra to perform complete operas. BOSTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The BYSO premier ensemble, Boston Youth Symphony (BYS), will perform Mozart's Don Giovanni at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at 3 p.m. with professional soloists and choral singers. This semi-staged production will include English supertitles. BYSO Artistic Director Federico Cortese said: "The performance of a full opera by a youth orchestra is an...

2008-10-12 12:00:09

By Edward Reichel Deseret News One benefit in heading the orchestra department at a university is the prospect of conducting a broad variety of music. And that makes Brigham Young University's Kory Katseanes very happy. "One of the highlights of my career here is the opportunity to do opera," he said in a phone interview. Since his appointment to direct the school's orchestras, Katseanes has conducted a large number of operas, including Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," Johann Strauss'...

2008-10-12 03:00:13

By Tanner, Michael Cavalleria rusticana & I Pagliacci English National Opera Don Giovanni Royal Opera Cavalleria rusticana and I Pagliacci tend to be regarded by opera buffs as a couple of blowsy old tarts, still plying their trade long after they could plausibly expect any decent customers, and only to be contemplated or tolerated if they are wearing heavy disguise rather than merely thick layers of cosmetics. It's to the credit of ENO and the team that has mounted the new...

2008-08-27 06:00:33

By George Loomis What a pleasure it would be to encounter a great production of "Don Giovanni" at the Salzburg Festival again, but a jinx seems to dog the venerable event's recent treatment of Mozart's core operas, this one in particular. Last year, following the Mozart anniversary year of 2006, when all 22 of the composer's operas were staged, the festival understandably took a break from new Mozart productions. But he is back this year in the Haus fur Mozart with a new "Don Giovanni" by...

2008-07-01 00:10:00

Don Giovanni New Vic Theatre IF YOU haven't already bought tickets for the New Vic's current production of Don Giovanni, then I suggest you head straight to the box office, because once news spreads of how good it is it'll be difficult to get your hands on any. A grand show of illusion sets the scene for Chris Monks's new adaptation of Mozart's classic opera, which takes the characters into a fog-filled Victorian London where the infamous Count Zhivarny is working his literal and...