Monthly Archives: March 2014

La bohème in Tel Aviv

The Israeli Opera Presents: La bohème Giacomo Puccini The ultimate and most touching operatic love story. Mimi and Rodolfo fall in love in a shabby Parisian attic and when the curtain goes down on the same attic Mimi falls dead … Continue reading

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CINDERELLA in Omaha

OPERA OMAHA PRESENTS: CINDERELLA GIOACHINO ROSSINI Friday April 25, 2014 Sunday April 27, 2014 Orpheum Theater ABOUT THE PRODUCTION AbouttheProduction Bring the entire family to relive the cherished fairy tale of an impoverished girl tormented by two stepsisters in her … Continue reading

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SEATTLE OPERA PRESENTS: International Wagner Competition

SEATTLE OPERA PRESENTS: International Wagner Competition A Special One-Night Only Event Returns at McCaw Hall Thu, Aug 7, 2014 7:00 PM The world will be watching as an elite group of up-and-coming Wagnerians take the stage for our third International … Continue reading

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TOSCA at Florida Grand Opera

TOSCA Music by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica “Poetry and again poetry; tenderness mixed with pain; sensuality; a drama surprising and burning; and a rocketing finale.” ―Giacomo Puccini The passionate and beautiful singer, Floria Tosca, is … Continue reading

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To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczała at San Diego Opera

To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczała at San Diego Opera By Erica Miner (Used by permission) Gracious, charming, highly intelligent and perceptive, Polish-born artist Piotr Beczała (dubbed “Piotr the Great” in San Francisco), first graced the San Diego Opera stage in his 2010 Bohème debut, … Continue reading

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Verdi and his operas: Picture Cards

PICTURE CARDS: Aida, 1891 Based on drawings by Florence Edel (1871-1944) Typography: Gebrüder Klingenberg; Detmold Liebig advertisement, London. Series of 6 picture cards Museo della Figurina, Modena             Atto I Scena V                                      Atto II Scena I              Atto II … Continue reading

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“Le dernier jour d’un condamné”: Interview with Frédérico Alagna

Interview with Frédérico Alagna by Natalia DiBartolo. Translated from the original Italian text by Natalia DiBartolo. As appeared on L’Idea Magazine, March 19, 2014 (www.lideamagazine.com) Standing Ovation at the Opéra Grand Avignon on Sunday, March 9, 2014. An extraordinary success for … Continue reading

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Statues and Monuments Dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi

Statues and Monuments  Dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi From: Verdi200 (http://www.giuseppeverdi.it) Bust, Vincenzo Gemito, Villa S.Agata, Villanova d’Arda, Italy Monument to Verdi, Busseto, Italy Monument to Verdi, Cagliari, Italy Monument to Verdi, Milano, Italy Monument to Verdi, New York, USA Monument to Verdi, Palermo, Italy Monument to Verdi, Parma, … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC FLUTE AT THE DEUTSCHE OPER IN BERLIN

Deutsche Oper Berlin Presents The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) Opera in two acts; Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder; First performed on 30. September, 1791 in Vienna; Premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 24. September, 1991 In … Continue reading

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Nikolai Rimski-Kórsakov’s “The legend of the invisible city of Kitezh” in Barcelona

Presents: The legend of the invisible city of Kitezh Nikolai Rimski-Kórsakov 13, 16, 22, 26 and 30 April 2014 The eternal dream of the Slavic soul An innocent country girl named Fevroniya saves her town from a Tartar attack: she … Continue reading

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