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Nick Hornby’s ‘Fever Pitch’ Novel on Arsenal FC To Receive Opera Treatment
The Highbury Opera Theatre has commissioned Nick Hornby's legendary soccer/football novel "Fever Pitch." Marking the novel's 25 anniversary, this opera will be the first ever musical adaptation of the work. The opera will be composed by Scott Stroman (HOT's Artistic Director) and written by librettist Tamsin Collison. Both have reimagined it as a comedy/drama featuring a cast of five professional actors and ten professional musicians (to be announced in Summer 2017)…
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Robert Paterson’s ‘Three Way’ To Make Its New York Premiere
Robert Paterson's "Three Way" will have its New York premiere at BAM in a co-production with Nashville and American Opera Projects. The trio of comic one-act operas for eight singers and chamber orchestra, with a libretto by David Cote, will have four performances from June 15 to 18, 2017. "Three Way" had its world premiere at the Nashville Opera in January and scored rave reviews. The three acts of "Three Way" explore the…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Experiments In Opera Showcases 6 New ‘Flash Operas’
As part of the second ever New York Opera Fest, Experiments in Opera is showcasing its Flash Opera. The company has partnered with Symphony Space to commission six new short operas. The six, new works will each last 15 minutes apiece but will be fully staged in an evening-length program in the Thalia Theater. Up first will be Peter Mehlman’s “Mandela Was Late” with music by Nicole Murphy. A.M. Homes’ “Things…
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Raising the Bar – Opera on Tap Founder and Executive Director Anne Hiatt On VR, Children’s Programs & The Future
Would you go to the opera if you knew it was being performed at a bar? That was the central questioning floating around in the mind of Anne Hiatt in 2005 as she hung out at Freddy's Bar and Backroom, a locale in Brooklyn one night. She was watching a voice student perform and from talking with the bartender, she got her own night to perform. And that is how…
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Odyssey Opera Caps Off ‘Wilde Opera Nights’ Honoring Famed Author
The Odyssey Opera started its series of Oscar Wilde operas this past season in March, with Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” and with another performance, Zemlinsky’s “Der Zwerg” in April. The company is currently continuing its program with a final performance of Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert’s “Patience, Or Bunthorn’s Bride.” Odyssey Opera’s Artistic Administrator Linda Osborn noted that the event came about from making an unexpected discovery. “We…
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Long Beach Opera Premieres New Transgender Opera “As One”
Long Beach Opera (LBO) presents “As One” starting on May 13, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at the Beverly O’Neill Theater in Long Beach, CA. There will be two more performances, one on May 20 at 2:30 and May 21 at 2:30 as well. The highly anticipated debut of the production is a story about identity, consideration, and more. Its music and concept are by composer Laura Kaminsky with librettists Mark…
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Opera Holland Park Releases the Casts for their 2017 Season!
Investec Opera Holland Park introduced its cast lists for their 2017 season. The season features many of its Opera Holland Park (OHP) performers, house premiers from known singers, and new talent incorporating numerous young British performers that have been part of OHP’s Young Artists Scheme. The company's opening production, Puccini’s “La rondine,” will celebrate its centenary in 2017, showcasing Elizabeth Llewellyn as Magda. Llewellyn played the Countess in OHP’s 2011…
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What to Look Forward to at the NY Opera Fest This Summer
The New York Opera Fest gave a taste of what to expect in the New York City opera scene this summer. One thing is for sure, there is definitely something for everyone with such a diverse group of operas. In association with the New York Opera Alliance, the event kicked off with a more traditional piece from “L’Elisir d’amore,” called “Una parola o Adina” from Regina Opera, with music by Gaetano…
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The Hartford Opera Theatre Presents an Opera for All
The Hartford Opera Theater will introduce Copeland’s “The Tender Land” this summer. The main stage production includes music by Aaron Copeland and libretto by Horace Everett. Kristy Chambrelli will direct the performance, with the music conducted by Joseph Hodge. But the company has a big surprise for everyone. As part of their “Opera Without Borders” initiative, the Hartford Opera Theater is partnering up with the American School for the Deaf, engaging…
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It’s All About Rossini at OperaDelaware’s 2017 Festival
OperaDelaware will celebrate the 225th anniversary of Rossini’s birth by performing “Semiramide” and “La Cenerentola” as a part of the company's 2017 festival. Starting on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. OperaDelaware presents Rossini’s final Italian opera, “Semiramide.” This rarely performed masterpiece will appear again on May 7 at 2:00 p.m. Maestro Anthony Barrese will conduct as Dean Anthony directs. Soprano Lindsay Ohse will star as Semiramide while mezzo-soprano Aleksandra…