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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
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The New York TimesWednesday, October 29, 2014
Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Will Sing National Anthem at Game 7
Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Will Sing National Anthem at Game 7
By Karen CrouseThe New York TimesWednesday, October 29, 2014
The Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie was not the only person with Kansas City ties who spent Tuesday fervently hoping for the opportunity to perform on Wednesday at a World Series Game 7. The opera singer Joyce DiDonato, who grew up in Kansas City as an avid baseball fan, got the call from Major League Baseball to sing the national anthem for the game, should it be necessary.
Miami HeraldTuesday, October 28, 2014
Florida Grand Opera comes to Hialeah
Florida Grand Opera comes to Hialeah
By Marisol MedinaMiami HeraldTuesday, October 28, 2014
The visit is part of Opera Lab, a Florida Grand Opera program that visits South Florida high schools throughout the school year to show students how opera can relate to their classes, how they can learn about backstage careers and how to appreciate the centuries-old art form.
Bradenton HeraldTuesday, October 28, 2014
Sarasota Opera caters to connoisseurs and opera-phobes
Sarasota Opera caters to connoisseurs and opera-phobes
By Marty ClearBradenton HeraldTuesday, October 28, 2014
If you're not an opera fan, your image of the art form is probably shaped by the stereotypes from TV sitcoms or movies. People in tuxedoes sitting in balcony boxes. A large woman in a Viking helmet and pigtails over-emoting as she sings foreign words with an annoying voice. Men who have been forced to attend by their wives falling asleep as the opera stretches into it sixth hour. Or maybe you've just heard opera on the radio and you think it's unintelligible. Those perceptions are wrong.
Albuquerque JournalTuesday, October 28, 2014
Opera Southwest premieres long-forgotten Hamlet opera
Opera Southwest premieres long-forgotten Hamlet opera
By StaffAlbuquerque JournalTuesday, October 28, 2014
For Artistic Director Anthony Barrese this was a labor of passion, perhaps obsession. But labor certainly and nonetheless a formidable task. The fruits of his painstaking work at long last came to fruition on Sunday at the National Hispanic Cultural Center when Opera Southwest gave the stunning premiere of the long lost and forgotten “Amleto” (Hamlet) by Franco Faccio. The opera had been performed only once before, the 1865 premiere given by an ailing tenor badly received, causing Faccio to withdraw the work and never compose again.
The StarTuesday, October 28, 2014
Canadian Opera Company attendance numbers rise
Canadian Opera Company attendance numbers rise
By Trish CrawfordThe StarTuesday, October 28, 2014
Audiences loved the Canadian Opera Company’s productions of Don Quichotte and La bohème last season, almost selling out both operas, the company announced Monday. The report of the 2013-2014 season presented to the COC’s annual general meeting celebrated an average audience capacity of 94 percent, up four percent from the previous year.
Portland Opera makes dramatic move to summer seasons beginning in 2016: 'We want to avoid death by 1,000 paper cuts'
By David StablerThe OregonianTuesday, October 28, 2014
Portland Opera is planning to undergo the biggest change in its 50-year history. Beginning in 2016, the company will perform its entire season in a compressed, 12-week summer period.
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