Latest Operas Stories

2008-08-29 06:00:39

By Cheryl North Seated in the single chair in front of the security man's cubicle in the lonely lobby of the Zellerbach rehearsal area in Davies Symphony Hall, I had almost given up the possibility of an interview with grand opera's gold medal-level baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

2008-08-28 18:00:36

TENOR Dean Power gave the performance of his life at the festival launch, singing the Handel aria Forte E Lieto Amore. The 22-year-old, who is to start a masters course at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, is representing the Opera Theatre Company, which will be performing in the festival.

2008-08-27 15:00:48

By MOORE, Christopher Her voice has been described as gutsy and sensual. Russian singer Elena Bocharova talks to CHRISTOPHER MOORE. . The voice from a hot and humid New York city is unmistakably, unequivocally Russian.

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.

2008-08-12 09:01:06

By Erica Hansen Deseret News "PIRATED!" Rodgers Memorial Theatre, through Sept. 6, (801-298- 1302); running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (one intermission) Romp: n. A high-spirited, carefree and boisterous play.

2008-08-08 21:00:13

ARCADIA - The music of Bernstein's most popular works, "Candide" and "West Side Story," will be featured at the California Philharmonic's "Beethoven, Bernstein and Bolero," which takes place at 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the The Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave.

2008-08-08 06:00:40

By Kenneth Walton WHEN Scottish Opera performed Kurt Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny back in the 1980s, director David Alden placed the opening scene in Margaret Thatcher's 10 Downing Street kitchen.

2008-08-04 09:00:38

By Chitra Ramaswamy Jane Irwin and Kate Valentine tell Chitra Ramaswamy why playing The Two Widows in Scottish Opera's new show fills their hearts with joy THERE can't be many who have sung the leads in Czech composer Bedrich Smetana's The Two Widows who have a relationship as significant as soprano Kate Valentine and mezzo Jane Irwin.

2008-08-03 12:00:00

By Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 3--SANTA FE, N.M.--No soap opera could outdo the plot of Handel's Radamisto. Radamisto, prince of Thrace, and his wife, Zenobia, are lovingly devoted to one another.

2008-08-03 06:00:17

By Donna Doherty, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug.

Word of the Day
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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.