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...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.