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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...

2011-06-08 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...

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. But Tiridate, king of Armenia, has the hots for Zenobia -- to the extent that he's ready to discard his own devoted wife, Polissena, and invade Thrace. Meanwhile, Tiridate's commander Tigrane is in love with Polissena. Now add the gender-bending conventions of baroque opera,...

2008-07-30 15:00:00

By Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 30--SANTA FE, N.M. -- One of those only-in-Santa Fe vistas greeted the audience for Monday's performance of The Marriage of Figaro. Behind row upon row of faux flowers on the stage of the Crosby Theatre, the open upstage gave a view of real purple mountains and streaks of clouds in a yellowish sunset. The best set painter couldn't have matched the magic. Santa Fe Opera's new production of Mozart's evergreen is certainly lively and...

2008-07-15 15:00:35

By D.S. Crafts For the Journal Once again we are at sea with the Santa Fe Opera. Several years ago the company successfully staged Benjamin Britten's opera about the mad fisherman Peter Grimes. Now an arresting new production of that same composer's "Billy Budd" opened Saturday night, the opera's first mounting of the revised version of the piece from 1961. This story of the merciless execution of a young seaman aboard HMS Indomitable from the pen of Herman Melville takes place during...

2008-07-13 15:00:14

He knew At the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Unity Santa Fe, the Rev. Brendalyn Batchelor will discuss, "He Knew Who He Was." She will offer those who attend the key to unlocking their potential by knowing their true spiritual identity. The message is one in a series based on Don Daniel Ortiz's The 99 Success Secrets of Jesus. Batchelor says she intends, through the series, to support participants in re-wiring their "Jesus buttons" from a negative to a positive charge. "You will get to...

2008-07-11 18:00:23

By Emily Van Cleve For the Journal According to Santa Fe New Music director and conductor John Kennedy, instrumental music written during the past several decades reflects the diversity of styles employed by contemporary composers. But when it comes to music written for voices, "much of the choral music of the last decades has sometimes lived in its own parallel universe, focused more on expressing choral tradition than the musical vocabulary being developed in other genres," he said....


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