Monthly Archives: April 2015

Cinderella at the Washington National Opera

      Saturday, May 09, 2015 – Thursday, May 21, 2015 Rossini’s retelling of the Cinderella story adds a few twists in a whimsical production featuring two mezzo-sopranos alternating in the title role: Isabel Leonard, the 2013 Richard Tucker Award winner, … Continue reading

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Ariadne auf Naxos at the Seattle Opera

Ariadne auf Naxos By Richard Strauss May 2 – 16, 2015 THE SHOWS MUST GO ON! A wealthy patron has commissioned two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, … Continue reading

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WORLD PREMIERE of “Daniel”, an oratorio by Dan Montez in Westchester

an oratorio by Dan Montez In English WORLD PREMIERE! On the heels of last year’s premiere, Jonah, based on the famous prophet of whale fame, Taconic Opera presents another world premiere, Daniel, based on the prophet sent to the den … Continue reading

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Fidelio at the Operhaus in Zurich

Fidelio Opera in two acts Disguised as a man and under the name of Fidelio (the faithful one), Leonore has herself employed as the gaoler’s assistant in a state prison. The governor of the prison is keeping her husband, his … Continue reading

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Cherubini’s Medea in Geneva

Tragedia in 3 acts by Luigi Cherubini Libretto by François-Benoît Hoffmann, based on Euripides’ tragedy and Pierre Corneille’s play. Italian translation by Carlo Zangarini. First performed on 13 March 1797 at the Théâtre Feydeau, Paris and on 30 December 1909 … Continue reading

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I Due Foscari at the Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona with Placido Domingo

Verdi was just starting to be Verdi when I due Foscari was first performed. But this was also his period of intensive work, which he dubbed “his galley-slave years”. This sixth opera was his most dramatic to date. Contemporary critics … Continue reading

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The Czech National Opera presents “Don Giovanni”

Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Musical preparation: Tomáš Netopil Conductor: David Švec Stage director: SKUTR (Martin Kukučka a Lukáš Trpišovský) Sets: Jakub Kopecký Costumes: Linda Boráros Chorus master: Pavel Vaněk Choreography: Jana Burkiewiczová Dramaturgy: Beno Blachut National Theatre Orchestra National Theatre … Continue reading

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