Sunday , May 29 2022

Opera

Exclusive Interview: Conductor Gerard Schwarz on World Premiere of Michael Dellaira Opera ‘The Leopard’ (‘Il Gattopardo’) with Frost Opera and Symphony

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The world-renowned conductor spoke with us about the upcoming world premiere, in which he leads student musicians and singers along with professionals.

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Interview: Wray Armstrong and Evita Zhang of Armstrong Music & Arts on Bridging the China-West Cultural Divide

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As it manages artists and tours the agency works to facilitate cross-cultural exchange of music, opera, dance and more while building careers.

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Concert Review (NYC): ‘Handel & Hanukkah’ – Clarion Choir and Clarion Orchestra Perform ‘Judas Maccabeus’ and More, 1 December 2021

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There's more to Handel and the holidays than the 'Messiah.' A suite from his oratorio 'Judas Maccabeus' featured original instruments and superb soloists.

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Exclusive Interview: Maestro David Stern on Opera Fuoco’s ‘Figaro in the City’ and Palm Beach Opera’s Live-Audience Return

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The conductor spoke with us about reimagining opera for a young video-obsessed generation, and about the challenges and rewards of staging live opera with an audience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Opera Review (NYC): A ‘La Susanna’ for the #MeToo Era at BAM

La Susana Heartbeat Opera Opera Lafayette Russ Rowland BAM

Heartbeat Opera and Opera Lafayette have devised a superb staged production of the baroque oratorio 'La Susana,' retelling a biblical story of sexual harassment with love, humor, seductive grace, and wonderful music.

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Theater/Opera Review (NYC): Ivo van Hove’s Staging of ‘Diary of One Who Disappeared’ by Leoš Janáček

Diary of One Who Disappeared Janacek Ivo van Hove

As operatic theater this staging of Janacek's song cycle by Ivo van Hove falls short. As an opportunity to hear great music performed with dedication and finesse by fine singers, I'll take it.

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