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Berkshire Opera Festival Launches Fundraiser
The Berkshire Opera Festival is hosting a dollar for dollar fundraising campaign. According to a press statement, BOF board member Barbara McCullough made a match gift challenge of $100,000 with a deadline of July 31, 2017. As a result, the company is launching a campaign where every dollar donated will be matched and hopes to raise the total of $100,000. The funds donated will help for the 2017 season which…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Light Opera of New York – My Song Vol. 2
This Thursday, June 8, 2017, Light Opera of New York presents “My Song Goes 'Round the World, Volume 2." The performance will showcase and explore composers and performers that delineated operetta on both sides of the Atlantic in the first half of the twentieth century. The production's music director, Matthew Stephens, received his master's in collaborative piano from the University of North Carolina School of Arts. He was then selected for…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Sharon Sweet & Martina Arroyo Foundation Team Up For Master Class
The New York Opera Fest and the Martina Arroyo Foundation will continue their joint lecture series on June 7 with a master class by soprano Sharon Sweet with members of the foundation's Prelude to Performance young artist program. Sweet of course made a name for herself at the Metropolitan Opera. In all, she did 88 performances with the company, her first coming on April 27, 1990, in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” From there…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Victor Herbert’s ‘Natoma’ Re-Emerges From Obscurity
Victor Herbert is best known for his operettas and his powerful impact on the musical theater scene. But he also wrote an opera that unfortunately never managed to get its rightful place in the repertory. “Natoma” is largely forgotten due to major feuds between Oscar Hammerstein I and the Metropolitan Opera Company. Now New York audiences will get a chance to learn more about the work on June 6, 2017,…
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Opera America Gives Out $1.4 Million In Grants
Opera America continues its advocacy for up-and-coming opera companies. The organization recently announced grant awards for female composers. Now it is turning toward helping companies looking to change the opera world. In a press release, the organization revealed that it would be giving out $1.4 million to 27 companies, including American Lyric Theater, American Opera Projects, Anchorage Opera, Arizona Opera, The Atlanta Opera, Austin Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, Central City…
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360 Of Opera And Shoperatic Perform At Port Authority
How do you do you engage new audiences? The answer is one 360 of Opera and Shoperatic seem to know very well. You bring it immediately to them. And that is exactly what they did at the Port Authority Bus Terminal00 on May 31, 2017. Joining Sing for Hope and pianist Mary Pinto, sopranos Maria Natale, Suzanne Vinnik- Richards, Jasmina Halimic, Eugenia Forteza, and Kaleigh Rae Gamaché dressed up in lavish…
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New York Opera Fest 2017 : ‘Les Indes Galantes Part IV’ Gets A Showcase With Opera Lafayette
This Friday, June 2, 2017, Opera Lafayette will present “Les Indes Galantes- Part IV." The production will start at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The storyline is set in North America and is a multinational love story between a Frenchman Damon, a Spaniard, and an American Indian named Adario who are all fighting for the chief's daughter Zima. In the end, Zima, who is played by Sherezade Panthaki, chooses Adario, who is…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Opera on Tap Presents ‘New Brew – Pint Sized Opera Edition’
New York Opera Fest and producers, New York Opera Alliance, and Opera on Tap present "New Brew- Pint Sized Opera Edition," which will consist of a bunch of very short operas that were written by numerous interesting and exciting new composers. Each performance will feature an enthusiastic singer, who's looking forward to the direct contact with the audience and immediate and upfront feedback from them.  The night will take place…
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Eugene Opera Raised Enough For Its 2017-2018 season
Coming back from a financial scare the Eugene Opera has successfully raised enough money to reopen for the 2017-18 season as announced on Tuesday. After canceling the last two shows of its 2016-17 season because of low ticket sales and a budget gap of $200,000, the company has raised $60,000 from community donations that were matched by several major supporters. On top of that, it has also obtained 40% of…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Fred Plotkin To Give Talk on Social Media and Opera Singers
New York Opera Fest is not only offering live performances or staged productions. The event is also showcasing major lectures with some of the industry’s greatest thinkers. Among them is Fred Plotkin, who is easily THE opera expert in the United States. Throughout his career, Plotkin has showcased his knowledge and skill as a writer (you should check out his work over at WQXR.com) and as a speaker, consultant, and teacher.…