Monthly Archives: May 2014

Aulis Sallinen’s “Kullervo” in Finland

Kullervo by Aulis Sallinen    A rave-reviewed masterpiece The opera Kullervo by Aulis Sallinen, based on the Finnish national epic The Kalevala and the play Kullervo by Aleksi Kivi, brilliantly transfers the fanatical character of Kullervo to the world of … Continue reading

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“Don Pasquale” in Santa Fe

The SANTA FE OPERA Presents: Don Pasquale Gaetano Donizetti Overview Norina and Ernesto are young and very much in love, but Don Pasquale, Ernesto’s aging uncle, stands in their way. The road to matrimonial bliss is filled with outlandish pranks … Continue reading

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“Heggie / Dead Man Walking” in Des Moines

  PRESENTS: Heggie / Dead Man Walking* An opera in two acts Libretto by Terrence McNally after the book by Sister Helen Prejean First performance: San Francisco; San Francisco Opera, October 7, 2000 Performed in English with supertitles above the … Continue reading

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“La Traviata” in Des Moines

  PRESENTS: Verdi / La Traviata (The Fallen Woman)* An opera in four acts Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Alexandre Dumas fils’ play La dame aux camélias First performance: Venice; Teatro La Fenice, March 6, 1853 Performed in Italian … Continue reading

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CARMEN in Santa Fe

The SANTA FE OPERA Presents: Carmen 8:30 pm June 27; July 2, 5, 11, 18 8:00 pm July 28; August 2, 6, 11, 16, 20, 23 <!– read more –> What makes Carmen the world’s most popular opera? Simple: It … Continue reading

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“Il prigioniero” and “Suor Angelica” in Barcelona

  Presents: Il prigioniero / Suor Angelica Luigi Dallapiccola / Giacomo Puccini 22, 25 and 27 June and 1 and 4 July 2014 Prisoners of grief Though the musical distance between Puccini and Dallapiccola may seem to make this double … Continue reading

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La traviata in Vienna

The Vienna Opera House Presents: La traviata Giuseppe Verdi May 22, 2014 “Speaking as an expert, RIGOLETTO is my favorite opera, and speaking as a layman, LA TRAVIATA is my favorite.” (Giuseppe Verdi) CAST and Artistic Team Louis Langrée | … Continue reading

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