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2011-03-01 11:35:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Can a golf course be a place for love? That's the question posed by an innovative new production of Gaetano Donizetti's popular opera L'Elisir D'Amore, set at a contemporary golf resort. Performances will be held at New York's Arclight Theatre March 18 at 8 p.m., March 19 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and March 20 at 4 p.m. L'Elisir D'Amore ("The Elixir of Love") is one of the 20 most-performed operas in North America, according to Opera America. While the...

2011-02-07 05:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mozart never completed the lively opera. Now, 230 years later, fellow Austrian Martin Haselbock "evens" the score, ingeniously interweaving the singspiel with other complimentary works by Mozart. A tale of love, passion, and jealousy is coming to Pasadena and Santa Monica with three exclusive performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Zaide. The production is being given authentic treatment with performances played on period...

2008-10-20 15:00:20

On October 30, November 1, 8, 13 and 15, 2008 San Francisco Parlor Opera will perform W.A. Mozart's masterpiece Cosi Fan Tutte. All performances will take place at their new location at 1652 Hayes Street in San Francisco. Cosi Fan Tutte is a comic exploration of love and infidelity in spectacular Mozart style. Under the direction of Cole Grissom the story is updated and placed firmly on fashion forward. The cast includes Patricia Urbano as Fiordiligi, Elizabeth O'Neill as Dorabella, Cole...

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 00:00:24

By Anna Picard It may be slick and prettily dressed, but Cimarosa's marriage- market opera sorely lacks substance Classical Theatre Royal GLASGOW Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/Gardiner Royal Festival Hall LONDON Among the greatest and best-loved operas, very few depend on behaviour unimaginable today. Rape, revolution, murder, suicide, infidelity, exile, corruption, poverty, sickness and greed still make the headlines, and a good production of a good opera can make a...

2008-09-06 00:00:11

By Bob Strauss At the moment, Woody Allen is enjoying his most popular, best- reviewed movie in years, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." So, in typical self-sabotaging fashion, the next thing up for the 72-year-old comedian and film auteur is something he could likely get crucified for. "Unlike at movies, at the opera, they boo," says Allen, referring to his first-ever stab at directing live opera, "Gianni Schicchi," which premieres Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. "I don't know if I...

2008-07-30 15:00:00

By Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 30--SANTA FE, N.M. -- One of those only-in-Santa Fe vistas greeted the audience for Monday's performance of The Marriage of Figaro. Behind row upon row of faux flowers on the stage of the Crosby Theatre, the open upstage gave a view of real purple mountains and streaks of clouds in a yellowish sunset. The best set painter couldn't have matched the magic. Santa Fe Opera's new production of Mozart's evergreen is certainly lively and...


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