Latest The Marriage of Figaro Stories

2014-01-14 16:22:11

MOZART: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - AVAILABLE MARCH 25, 2014 NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Conductor Teodor Currentzis, with his orchestra & choir MusicAeterna, has made a no-compromise studio recording cycle of Mozart's three Da Ponte operas. -Committed to avoiding "the factory approach to the production of mainstream classical music," Currentzis demanded specific and ideal recording conditions creating a unique artistic...

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. Well-known for its reputation for...

2008-10-12 12:00:09

By Edward Reichel Deseret News One benefit in heading the orchestra department at a university is the prospect of conducting a broad variety of music. And that makes Brigham Young University's Kory Katseanes very happy. "One of the highlights of my career here is the opportunity to do opera," he said in a phone interview. Since his appointment to direct the school's orchestras, Katseanes has conducted a large number of operas, including Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," Johann Strauss'...

2008-09-14 00:00:00

By Ian Griggs A younger, less elitist audience wants to see stars who move athletically on stage and look like the characters they portray. Ian Griggs reports Traditionally, it isn't over until the fat lady sings. But it seems it will soon be over for the singing fat lady. The stereotypical large woman in a horned helmet and braids belting out Wagner is preparing for her swansong as opera embraces a new, younger audience. The drive to reach out to these fans is resulting in slimmer,...

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...

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