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Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Metropolitan Opera in New York

Il Barbiere di Siviglia Metropolitan Opera, NYC Tuesday, November 18, 2014   7:30 pm Approximate running time 3 hrs. 0 min. In Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s most popular opera, Isabel Leonard is the beautiful and feisty Rosina, who won’t … Continue reading

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Opera fans around the world are grieving for the loss of famed soprano Licia Albanese, who died on August 15, 2014, at the age of 105, in her home in Manhattan.

Born Felicia Albanese in Torre a Mare near Bari, Italy, in 1909, she debuted in Milan in 1934, replacing another soprano in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. In forty years, she sang more than 300 performances of Cio-Cio-San, a role for which … Continue reading

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MANON LESCAUT in Baden Baden

Festspielhouse Baden Baden Presents: Puccini: MANON LESCAUT Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle Sat., 12. April 2014, 18:00 o’clock Wed., 16. April 2014, 18:00 o’clock Mon., 21. April 2014, 18:00 o’clock  Eva-Maria Westbroek © pr A rococo beauty who … Continue reading

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FLORIDA GRAND OPERA Presents “TOSCA”

FLORIDA GRAND OPERA Presents Tosca Giacomo Puccini This opera favorite recounts the melodramatic story of a beautiful opera singer, Floria Tosca, and a lecherous police chief, Baron Scarpia, who unleashes a lustful plan. The tale plays out to a murderous … Continue reading

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HANSEL UND GRETEL in Montreal

     PRESENTS: HÄNSEL und GRETEL Engelbert Humperdinck DURATION: 3 HRS. INTERMISSION: 2 HALL: WILFRID-PELLETIER VENUE: PLACE DES ARTS PREOPERA : 6:30 PM     22 March 2014 25 March 2014  27 March 2014  29 March 2014   ‎   Synopsis Humperdinck HÄNSEL und GRETEL An enchanting … Continue reading

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“A MASKED BALL” in San Diego

  Presents A MASKED BALL by Giuseppe Verdi MARCH 8, 11, 14, 16, 2014 What a cast! Polish tenor Piotr Beczala is today’s hot lyric tenor and a star at every major opera house in the world including La Scala, … Continue reading

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FLORIDA GRAND OPERA Presents “TOSCA”

FLORIDA GRAND OPERA Presents: Tosca Giuseppe Verdi This opera favorite recounts the melodramatic story of a beautiful opera singer, Floria Tosca, and a lecherous police chief, Baron Scarpia, who unleashes a lustful plan. The tale plays out to a murderous … Continue reading

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“La clemenza di Tito” in Munich

  PRESENTS: “La clemenza di Tito” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Caterino Mazzolà after Pietro Metastasio Opera seria in two acts In 1791, the commission at short notice to compose a coronation opera forced Mozart, the free spirit, to fall … Continue reading

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“DARK SISTERS” in Pittsburgh

PITTSBUGH OPERA PRESENTS: DARK SISTERS January 25, 28, 31; February 2, 2014 CAPA Theater Music by Nico Muhly • Libretto by Stephen Karam DARK SISTERS is part of Pittsburgh Opera’s 2014 American Opera Series RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES: MEDIA FRENZY … Continue reading

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“Il Trittico” performed by Opera Carolina

OPERA CAROLINA PRESENTS: Performance Belk Theater (130 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202) Saturday, January 18th, 2014 @ 8:00pm Belk Theater (130 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202) Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 @ 7:30pm Belk Theater (130 North Tryon St., … Continue reading

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