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PBS To Air Met Opera’s ‘La Bohème’ Starring Sonya Yoncheva & Michael Fabiano
PBS will showcase Puccini’s “La Bohème” from the Metropolitan Opera as part of its Great Performances Series on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The broadcast will kick off at 12 p.m. EDT and will showcase soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the tragic Mimì. This was the second of Yoncheva’s big season, during which she appeared on three Live in HD broadcasts. Her “Tosca” was not presented in this season’s PBS slate. Michael…
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Opera Carolina’s 2018-19 Season To Feature Three Productions
Opera Carolina has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring three opera productions and a number of rising stars. Here is a look at what this season will offer. Sarah Coburn sings the title role in Donizetti's "La Fille du Regiment" with David Walton as Tonio. Steven Condy rounds out the cast as Suplice. Performance Dates: Nov. 10, 15 & 18, 2018 Alyson Cambridge takes on the title role of Bizet's "Carmen"…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – La Bohème: Michael Fabiano In Top Form Alongside Splendid Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Lucas Meachem & Others
Puccini’s “La Bohème” made a return to the Metropolitan Opera on Friday, February 16, 2018, with a cast that is slated for an HD performance a week from today. On the evidence of this opening night performance, that transmission the world over should be quite special. Zeffirelli’s production needs no introduction (though if you want some commentary, check out these previous reviews from Operawire, here and here) but it must…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: How Many Times Have the Stars of ‘La Bohème’ Taken On Their Roles At the Met?
On Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, the Met Opera revives Puccini’s “La Bohème” with a star-studded cast. Every single one of the major artists to take on the opera is a veteran in the part at the Met. So here is a look at their Met trajectory in their respective roles to date. Sonya Yoncheva – Mimì The Bulgarian soprano’s second-ever production with the Met was “La Bohème.” She appeared in…
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Perpetuating the Legacy of a Dear Friend – Gastón Ormazábal on Creating & Developing the Hildegard Behrens Foundation In Honor of the Historic Soprano
It was 1980, and Hildegard Behrens was at the Metropolitan Opera singing “Fidelio” with Jon Vickers. Gastón Ormazábal was but a student at Columbia University, where he is today a Senior Research Scientist. The two were about to meet for the first time. Neither knew that they would develop a friendship that would transcend Behrens’ lifetime. As Ormazábal, now the President and Founder of the Hildegard Behrens Foundation, noted, that…
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Alexey Lavrov To Sing ‘Pagliacci’ In Metropolitan Opera Matinee
Alessio Arduini has canceled the matinee performance of "Pagliacci" at the Metropolitan Opera. The Met announced via Twitter that due to illness the Italian baritone would not be able to sing the role of Silvio in the Met's broadcast. As a result, Alexey Lavrov will take over. The Russian baritone is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and made his company debut in the 12-13…
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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review – La Bohème: This Is No Routine Production As Fabiano, Pérez & Co. Deliver Vivacity to Powerful Tragedy
This review is for the performance on Wednesday January 11 and is written jointly by David & Francisco Salazar. Applause rang from every corner of the Metropolitan Opera, the audience awaiting the final performer to step onstage so that she too could get her accolades. The moment Ailyn Pérez walked out of the iconic golden curtain, she was not only serenaded with applause, but with a flying bouquet of flowers.…