Latest Operas Stories

2010-03-26 07:00:00

Composer Carlisle Floyd and Soprano Phyllis Curtin reunite for historic production BOSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five decades after its premiere, the Boston University School of Music and School of Theatre will produce the classic American opera Susannah with composer and librettist Carlisle Floyd and original soprano Phyllis Curtin in residence.

2010-03-01 06:03:00

MIAMI, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 75th anniversary of George Gershwin's enduring masterpiece, a new production of Porgy and Bess starring Miami native tenor Reggie Whitehead as Sportin' Life, soprano Kishna Davis as Bess, baritone Patrick Blackwell as Porgy, and bass-baritone Phillip Boykin as Crown, takes the stage in Miami on March 14th. Porgy and Bess, produced with the full approval of the Gershwin Estate by veteran opera producer Michael Capasso (General Director of New...

2010-02-02 07:25:00

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2009-09-29 11:22:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A 5,500-seat amphitheatre will be constructed at the base of the towering plateau fortress of Masada in the Dead Sea region of Israel for use for one weekend only - June 3 - 5, 2010.

2009-09-04 22:58:00

A man who lied to get into a movie set at a Boston zoo, then fell into a fake lion's den, probably won't be charged, police say. Arnold Milfort, 27, of Dorchester, had posed as a Boston Zoo employee to get into the set for The Zookeeper Wednesday and fell 30 feet into a makeshift lion's den, where a net broke his fall, authorities said. Milfort was taken to Boston Medical Center with a serious head injury, the Boston Herald reported. He was not identified until he arrived at the medical center.

2009-06-27 12:00:00

One of Italy's last bastions of male privilege has been breached with the coming of the first female gondolier in Venice, observers said.

2009-05-15 10:54:52

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2009-04-06 08:00:00

TAMPA, FL, April 6 /PRNewswire/ - Global opera star and Grammy Award winner Mark S. Doss will appear in his first production with Opera Tampa when he takes the stage as Mephistopheles in Faust on April 17 and 19, 2009. Mephistopheles is one of Mr.

2009-02-09 20:55:53

Iconic Las Vegas entertainers Siegfried & Roy have agreed to allow ABC to interview them and tape their farewell performance for a special edition of 20/20. Elizabeth Vargas is to anchor the one-hour ABC News program, Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Returns, which is scheduled to air March 6 on the network. A one-night, one-time illusion, for one cause.

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