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New York Opera Fest 2017: The Martina Arroyo Foundation Presents Ken Benson in 2017 Master Series
As part of this year’s New York Opera Fest, The Martina Arroyo Foundation’s young artist program presents a masterclass taught by Ken Benson at 12:00 p.m. EDT on June 26, 2017 at the Brecher Hall at Hunter College. As part of the organization's Prelude of Performances, Benson, the famed agent and opera expert, will speak to the singers about the business of opera. He is known as leading representative of…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Check Out New Works With OperaRox Productions
As the New York Opera Festival draws ever closer to its grand finale, OperaRox Productions is looking to make a big statement. The company is showcasing its New Works Concert this weekend, which will feature new music by different composers and one singer being paired together to a create a new piece of music. As per the program, the concert’s pairings include (composer and singer), Dana Kaufman and Melissa Serluco,…
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American Opera Projects Celebrates Pride With Free Stream Of ‘As One’
American Opera Projects is celebrating  LGBTQ Pride Month making the 2014 World Premiere production of the opera "As One" available to the public. The opera will be available from June 23-30, 2017 on the AOP website. The opera was written by Laura Kaminsky with an original libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed and has become one of the most-produced contemporary American operas written in the past 50 years with eight…
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Opera Parallèle Adds Top Attorney To Board of Directors
Opera Parallèle is making some changes to its administration, adding San Francisco Attorney Jerome C. Roth to its Board of Directors. Roth is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson, with a specialization in business and international litigation in addition to white collar criminal defense.  He has been called one of the top lawyers on white collar litigation in California and in 2016 was even…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: On Site Opera Presents ‘La Mère Coupable’
Opera on Site (OSO) partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the world renowned International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) to bring to life the U.S. premiere of “La Mere Coupable” (The Guilty Mother) as part of the 2017 New York Opera Fest. On June 20 and 22 at 7:00 p.m. EST, Darius Milhauds’ fully staged work will be showcased at the Garage in the Manhattan. The performance will celebrate the 125…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: The Martina Arroyo Foundation Presents Stefano Mazzonis in Master Series 2017
As part of the New York Opera Fest’s 2017 culmination and celebration of opera around the area, Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera will join the Martina Arroyo Foundation in the Master Series on June 21 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Mazzonis is the General Artistic Director of Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liege and former General/ Artistic Director of Teatro Comunale di Bologna. He will work with certain selected Prelude singers this month. Originally…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Apotheosis Opera Showcases Strauss’ ‘Capriccio’
Starting on Friday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m., EDT, Apotheosis Opera presents Strauss’ “Capriccio,” with a follow-up performance on Sunday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The last opera by the great German composer allows the audience to get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes in theater while positing important philosophical questions about the relationship between music and text. The plot for this romantic comedy revolves around the…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Opera On Tap Presents ‘Elixir of Love: The Playground Opera’
This Thursday, June 15, 2017, Opera on Tap is putting on Gaetano Donizetti's “The Elixir of Love” as part of its annual Playground Opera Series.  The series was started several years ago and takes part in the playground of a public school in the NYC area. The program allows school children to get involved in the creation, production, and performance of the opera.  The students are guided by professionals in…
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Virginia Opera Announces 2017-18 Season
Virginia Opera has announced its 2017-18 season, which will feature four masterworks from the repertoire. The season opens in late September with a production of Saint-Saëns’ “Samson and Delilah.” The work will get three performances in Norfolk on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 and 3, 2017. It heads to Fairfax the following weekend, on Oct. 7 and 8, before shifting over to Richmond on Oct. 13 and 15. In mid-November, Norfolk…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Isola Jones to Give Masterclass as Part of Master Series With Martina Arroyo Foundation
You’ve heard Fred Plotkin. You’ve heard Sharon Sweet. Now the Martina Arroyo Foundation and New York Opera Fest bring you mezzo-soprano Isola Jones as part of the Master Series. The masterclass is slated for June 14, 2017, starting at 7 p.m. EDT at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College on East 68th Street. It will feature performances from Prelude to Performance singers. Jones’ career is linked to…