Monthly Archives: April 2014

AUDITIONING FOR THE MET ORCHESTRA

by William Short, principal bassoonist; as published on http://www.MetOperaMusicians.org Winston Churchill once said, “[Democracy] is the worst form of government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.” Much the same can be said for orchestral … Continue reading

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San Diego Opera Continues Its Battle for Survival

From: By Erica Miner On Thursday, April 17, controversy over the closure of San Diego Opera took a startling turn when a Town Hall meeting with the theme, “San Diego Opera Moves Forward: Alternative models of Opera in America” for supporters of the … Continue reading

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MOSES und ARON in Wales

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA PRESENTS: Moses und Aron Schoenberg New Production Imagine you’ve been told the most important thing man has ever been told. What you have been told will change the world and save mankind. You must now share what … Continue reading

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Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci in Copenhagen

The Royal Danish Opera Presents: Stage: Operaen Store Scene Title: Cavalleria Rusticana & Bajadser Artform: Opera Performance period: 17. May. – 10. Jun. 2014 Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval. Price: 795kr – 125kr Dates: 17/05, 20/05, 24/05, 27/05, … Continue reading

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Nabucco in Wales

 WELSH NATIONAL OPERA PRESENTS: NABUCCO Giuseppe Verdi New Production When Nabucco is struck by lightning he proclaims himself to be a god. Others think he is a mad man, a tyrant, yesterday’s news, a father and possibly even a liberator. … Continue reading

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Rigoletto in Tel Aviv

Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi  The womanizing Duke sings La donna e` mobile as he enjoys his ongoing conquests, while his jester Rigoletto plans a personal vendetta in Verdi’s popular opera about blind love, hate and the wish for revenge. Libretto: Francesco … Continue reading

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TURANDOT in Montreal

   PRESENTS: TURANDOT Giacomo Puccini DURATION: 3 HRS. INTERMISSION: 2 HALL: WILFRID-PELLETIER VENUE: PLACE DES ARTS PREOPERA : 6:30 pm  17 May 2014  20 May 2014  22 May 2014  24 May 2014 Synopsis Puccini TURANDOT Puccini’s last opera is his most impressive and most lavish. … Continue reading

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