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Welsh Company Issues Statement After London Cancellation of “The Golden Dragon”
Following a wave of criticism over Music Theatre Wales’ all-white cast, London’s Hackney Empire venue has cancelled its premiere of “The Golden Dragon,” originally set for October 31, 2017. The theatre issued a statement on Thursday, saying: “The debate aroused by the non-Asian casting in The Golden Dragon compromises the Empire’s commitment and position as a champion of diversity and accessibility across the theatre industry, and therefore the decision has been…
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Verdi Chorus to Showcase ‘Love’s Passions & Potions’ in Fall Concerts
The Verdi Chorus has announced its fall concert, "Love’s Passions and Potions,” which will feature two performances at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica, California, on November 18th and 19th. The concert will showcase selections from Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” and “Un Ballo in Maschera,” Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “The Elixir of Love,” Massenet’s “Manon,” and even some selections from Romberg’s “The Student Prince,” among others. The program will also showcase soprano Jamie Chamberlin, tenor Nathan Granner,…
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Soundstreams To World Premiere Vivier’s ‘Musik fur das Ende’ As Part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebration
Canadian production company Soundstreams will be presenting the world premiere of “Musik fur das Ende,” which follows the life of Quebecois composer Claude Vivier and draws upon his various works. The production will run from Oct. 27 to Nov. 4 as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration. “Musik fur das Ende” will be a three-part show staged in Crow’s Theatre, a locale which features seating on four sides to allow for an…
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Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo To Present ‘El Último Día de Francisco Pizarro’
The Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo will be presenting "El Último Día de Francisco Pizarro" this coming Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. The opera is written by Colombian-Catalonian composer Moisès Bertran and narrates the last day of life of the famous conquistador as he looks back and remembers major moments of his life. This opera is making its premiere in Colombia as part of the 150th-anniversary celebration of…
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Tickets for Cincinnati Production of Pink Floyd Opera Adaptation Go on Pre-Sale
Tickets for Cincinnati Opera's production of "Another Brick in the Wall" have gone on sale. The opera transforms Pink Floyd’s famous 1979 album "The Wall" onto the operatic stage and will appear with the company on July 26, 28, 31. Per a press release substantiated by the company's website, the special pre-sale for the production started on Oct. 2 and runs through Halloween 2017. The opera world premiered at Opéra de…
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WholeTone Opera’s Presents LGBTQIA Opera for Halloween
WholeTone Opera will present “The Werewolf,” a “fiercely queer opera” later this month. Per a press release, the plot of the opera centers on “a cursed loup-garou terrorizing a quiet village full of secrets while seducing young brides.” The opera is an adaptation of Louise Bertin’s melodrama “Le Loup-garou” with an emphasis on representing the LGBTQIA community. “Lycanthropy is such a great metaphor for sexual fluidity. Our werewolf is not…
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Opera Santa Barbara Kicks Off Season with ‘Manon’
Opera Santa Barbara kicks off its 2017-18 season with Massenet’s “Manon” on Nov. 3, 2017, with an additional showcase two days later on Nov. 5. Acclaimed soprano Sarah Coburn will star in the title role while tenor Harold Meers will appear as her lover Des Grieux. The cast will also include baritone Alex DeSocio as Lescaut, bass-baritone Colin Ramsey as Le Comte des Grieux, and tenor Benjamin Brecher as Guillot…
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Fresh Squeezed Opera Announces First Production
The Fresh Squeezed Opera has announced its first production of the 2017-18 season. The company will present its annual “Showcase” of new chamber-vocal music at the Cell Theatre, featuring Paola Prestini’s Body Maps, on Thursday Nov. 2, 2017, 8:00pm. Selected from a call for scores yielding over 200 submissions, the “Showcase” will be an evening presentation of new vocal works keeping the operatic genre alive and fresh. Prestini’s Body Maps…
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Opera On Tap Announces Release Of ‘The Parksville Murders’
Opera on Tap has announced the release of Episode 1 of the world’s first virtual reality horror opera, entitled "The Parksville Murders." The company announced that the opera will be released on Oct. 20 exclusively on Samsung VR and the episode will be featured exclusively on the Samsung VR app on Gear VR with Controller powered by Oculus and at samsungvr.com. The release will coincide with a special screening in…
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New Jersey Verismo Opera Announces ‘Tosca’ Cast
Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has announced the cast of Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca." The Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 performance is set to star soprano Carami Hilaire in the title role. Hilaire recently performed "Tosca" with the Regina Opera and has also appeared with the Sarasota and Saratoga Opera companies and is a Belvedere Competition qualifier, a Harlem Opera Finalist, and a Julian Autrey Song…