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2011-06-08 09:37:00

SANTA FE, NM, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - In July and August, global opera star Mark Steven Doss will once again portray Mephistopheles when he takes the stage for the Santa Fe Opera's first-ever production of Faust.  Reprising Charles Gounod's demonic villain for his seventh production, which will bring his career performances to 40, it is a role that he continues to savor. "Mephistopheles is a physically demanding role, which requires me to be on stage throughout most of the...

2011-06-07 15:03:00

Opera performances at Wolf Trap Include a new Operascape production of Sweeney Todd at the Filene Center and The Tales of Hoffmann at The Barns VIENNA, Va., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GRAMMY-nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company, a nationally acclaimed residency program for pre-eminent emerging professionals in the operatic industry, proudly presents The Curious Women, Sweeney Todd, and The Tales of Hoffmann for its 2011 summer opera performances.

2011-05-30 09:00:00

BERLIN, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Wagner Series During the 2011-12 Season Marek Janowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin will be continuing the ten-part Wagner cycle series with "Lohengrin" on November 12, 2011, "Tristan und Isolde" on March 27 and "Tannhauser" on May 5, 2012. The concert performances, to be held at the Philharmonie Berlin, are to feature top-notch Wagnerian singers such as Nina Stemme (Isolde and Elisabeth), Christopher Ventris (Lohengrin...

2011-05-26 14:15:00

"Natalie Dessay and Joseph Calleja triumph as the ill-fated operatic lovers" (Associated Press) in Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's production NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lucia di Lammermoor, with French soprano Natalie Dessay in one of her greatest roles as Donizetti's fragile heroine, will air on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 26 at 12 p.m.

2011-05-12 07:00:00

Company's Role as Champion of Contemporary Opera and Modern Composers Expands with Regional Premieres of Mark Adamo's "Lysistrata" and Jake Heggie's "Three Decembers," opposite Traditional Favorites "Tosca" and "The Marriage of Figaro" FORT WORTH, Texas, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) will kick off its 66th season and its sixth Festival with Puccini's blockbuster Tosca, followed by Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

2011-05-10 11:28:00

Celebrated director Peter Sellars makes his Met debut staging "perhaps the greatest American opera of the last quarter-century" (Associated Press) NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Opera's premiere production of John Adams' Nixon in China, conducted by the composer and staged by internationally acclaimed director Peter Sellars, will air in primetime on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Wednesday, June 1 at 9 p.m.

2011-05-05 13:06:00

Patrick Summers conducts the first revival of Stephen Wadsworth's acclaimed 2007 production NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gluck's rarely performed masterpiece, Iphigenie en Tauride, starring Susan Graham, Placido Domingo and Paul Groves, will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 29 at 12 p.m.

2011-04-19 09:00:00

2011 Festival ranges from epic to edgy with Company's new production of the ever-popular Mikado; its first Baroque opera, Handel's Julius Caesar; its largest production to date, Verdi's Il Trovatore, and its first Philip Glass piece, Hydrogen Jukebox FORT WORTH, Texas, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spanning 266 years, Fort Worth Opera's 2011 season ranges from Handel's magnificent Julius Caesar -- the company's first Baroque-era opera -- to the gritty 1990 chamber work Hydrogen...

2011-03-28 07:06:00

Broad fundamental process patent issued in the USA for Heavy-to-Light Technology CALGARY, March 28 /PRNewswire/ - Robert Friedland, Executive Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and David Dyck, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

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.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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