Latest Operas Stories

2011-08-09 08:49:00

TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - This fall, international opera star and Grammy Award winner Mark S. Doss returns home to Toronto to star as Thoas, King of the Scythians, in the four-act opera Iphegenia In Tauris (Iphigenie en Tauride) with the Canadian Opera Company (COC), the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America.  Opening the COC's 2011-2012 season, performances start in late September 2011 and run through mid-October 2011. "It is a...

2011-06-29 14:20:00

Rossini's opera, hosted by Renee Fleming, premieres in New York Thursday, July 21 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A trio of bel canto stars--Juan Diego Florez, Diana Damrau, and Joyce DiDonato--headline the Met's first-ever production of Le Comte Ory, Rossini's final comic masterpiece. Bartlett Sher's hit production will air on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 24 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will...

2011-06-22 14:12:00

Julia Novikova, Vittorio Grigolo, and Ruggero Raimondi also star with Zubin Mehta conducting the RAI National Symphony Orchestra NEW YORK, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto - recorded in high definition in the Renaissance splendor of Mantua, Italy, in the actual places and hours of the day specified in the libretto- was broadcast live around the world, or as close as time zones would allow, on September 4 and 5, 2010. Now, that critically acclaimed...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.