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2011-01-20 09:03:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical, in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera, proudly presents the first in a line of CD and DVD releases drawn from both the storied Met broadcast archive and the acclaimed series "The Met: Live in HD." On January 25, 2011, Sony Classical issues four multi-disc sets that represent the first official release on CD of historic Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts from 1947 to 1962, with complete live opera performances freshly...

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2009-03-17 17:29:16

An event celebrating the Metropolitan Opera House's 125th anniversary raised $6.3 million for the cash-strapped New York company. The New York Post said longtime conductor James Levine led Sunday night's gala in Manhattan with selections from Wagner's Parsifal, Mozart's The Magic Flute and Verdi's Otello. Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, who is celebrating his fourth decade with the company, performed an aria from Puccini's La fanciulla del West and scenes from Parsifal and Otello, and gave a...

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'...

2008-08-27 06:00:33

By George Loomis What a pleasure it would be to encounter a great production of "Don Giovanni" at the Salzburg Festival again, but a jinx seems to dog the venerable event's recent treatment of Mozart's core operas, this one in particular. Last year, following the Mozart anniversary year of 2006, when all 22 of the composer's operas were staged, the festival understandably took a break from new Mozart productions. But he is back this year in the Haus fur Mozart with a new "Don Giovanni" by...

2008-08-03 06:00:17

By Donna Doherty, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 3--CLINTON -- Jealousy, passion and politics -- always a volatile mix, but never more so than when Giacomo Puccini mixes them together in what is an opera singer and lover's dream, "Tosca." The Opera Theater of Connecticut celebrates the 150th birthday of Puccini by presenting the melodrama Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Andrews Memorial Hall. Tired of turning people away and mindful of the popularity of the...

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 03:00:24

By David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 15--PRINCETON -- For all of this community's affluence, superb venues, and ample IQ points, opera hasn't been the most dependable presence here, though this fifth season of Opera New Jersey may be a positive turning point. The opening-weekend productions of La Traviata and La Cenerentola filled the niche of quality summer opera in a congenial chamber setting more successfully than ever before. It's true that sets are mostly...

2008-06-19 09:00:20

By John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune Jun. 19--Casting has been announced for the Chicago premiere of the opera "Margaret Garner," which the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University will present Nov. 1-9 in association with Michigan Opera Theatre. Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, for whom composer Richard Danielpour wrote the title role, will sing the first two performances, Nov. 1 and 2. Graves is perhaps best-remembered for her smoldering Carmen in Lyric Opera's production of the Bizet...


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