Category Archives: Music

Premiere performance of “Dr. Sun Yat-sen” in Santa Fe

THE SANTA FE OPERA PRESENTS: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Huang Ruo One of the most enthralling historical operas, Dr. Sun Yat-sen by the distinguished Chinese-born American composer Huang Ruo makes its American premiere. Charles MacKay calls Ruo “one of the most … Continue reading

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“Madame Butterfly” in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI OPERA PRESENTS: Madame Butterfly July 24 & 26 • 7:30 p.m. Music Hall Music by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa THE OPERA The 94th Summer Festival closes with Giacomo Puccini’s heartbreaking tragedy Madame Butterfly in … Continue reading

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“The Impresario” & “Le Rossignol” in Santa Fe

THE SANTA FE OPERA PRESENTS: The Impresario & Le Rossignol  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Igor Stravinsky For the first time since 1993, The Santa Fe Opera presents two shorter operas paired as a double bill. Divas vie for a plum role … Continue reading

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“La Calisto” in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI OPERA PRESENTS: La Calisto July 17, 20, 23 & 25 • 7:30 p.m. July 27 • 3:00 p.m. SCPA’s Corbett Theater Music by Francesco Cavalli Libretto by Giovanni Faustini THE OPERA Cincinnati Opera presents its first-ever Baroque opera with … Continue reading

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“Fidelio” in Santa Fe

THE SANTA FE OPERA PRESENTS: Fidelio Ludwig van Beethoven For the true meaning of heroism expressed in some of the noblest music ever composed, look to Fidelio. Beethoven’s only opera is a testament to the human spirit and a test … Continue reading

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“The Tragedy of Carmen” in Iowa

  PRESENTS: Bizet/Brook / The Tragedy of Carmen An Opera in One Act Libretto after Prosper Mérimée, Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy First performance: Viviane Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, 1981 July 10, 2014 7:00pm & 9:00pm July 19, … Continue reading

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Puts’ “Silent Night” in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI OPERA PRESENTS: Silent Night Music by Kevin Puts Libretto by Mark Campbell July 10 & 12 • 7:30 p.m. Music Hall THE OPERA To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, Cincinnati Opera will present Silent Night, winner … Continue reading

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Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory” in Iowa

  PRESENTS: Rossini / Le Comte Ory (The Count Ory) Opéra in two acts Libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles-Gaspard Delstre-Poirson after their own play First performance: Paris; Paris Opéra, August 20, 1828 Performed in French with English supertitles above … Continue reading

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“La traviata” in Vienna

Theater an der Wien (The New Opera House) Presents: La traviata Melodramma in three acts (1853) Music by Giuseppe Verdi In Italian with German supertitles                 cast   role Conductor Sian Edwards Director … Continue reading

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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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