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CD / DVD Releases – Week of June 18: Steve Jobs & Mozart Headline New Releases
Two new CDs and DVDs will be released this week. The first is a world premiere recording from one of last year's biggest hits and another of an acclaimed new production of one of Mozart's masterpieces. Here is a look! The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs  Mason Bates and Mark Campbell's "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" gets its world premiere recording from the Santa Fe Opera where it made its world…
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Joyce DiDonato & Alice Coote Show Support For Time In Kids
“Cendrillon” is a fairy tale that features a young girl whose dreams come true thanks to a faithful Fairy Godmother. At the Met, Alice Coote and Joyce DiDonato are headlining the opera about hope that has captivated children for years. On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the two mezzo-sopranos were playing the role of the Fairy Godmother for the children of Time In Kids. At a private event, located at 10…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Joyce DiDonato to Light Cinemas For 8th Time in ‘Cendrillon’
This Saturday, audiences around the world will get a chance to see Massenet's "Cendrillon” in cinemas as part of the company’s famed Live in HD broadcast. The showcase kicks off at 12:25 p.m. EDT and will star Joyce DiDonato as Cendrillon, Kathleen Kim as La Fée, Alice Coote as the Prince, Stephanie Blythe as Madame de la Haltière, and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe. Bertrand de Billy conducts the production by…
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Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Kampe & Anja Harteros Headline Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2018-19 Season
The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to include eight new productions and a number of revival productions. The season will also include a number of concert performances as well as recitals in the company's summer festival. Here is a look at all the operatic events. New Productions  Amélie Niermeyer directs a new production of Verdi's "Otello" with music director Kirill Petrenko conducting. Jonas Kaufmann stars in…
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Violetta Urmana Replaces Alice Coote In Spain
Violetta Urmana will replace Alice Coote in the Spanish National Orchestra's upcoming concert. According to a press release from the orchestra, Coote canceled the concert due to personal reasons. She was to perform in a program entitled "Cleopatra's Requiem" on Feb. 16, 17 and 18 under Sir Mark Elder. Now Urmana will take over and perform the scheduled program which includes Berlioz's "La mort de Cléopâtre" and Strauss' Ein Heldenleben. Urmana,…
In Review Stage Reviews
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – The Exterminating Angel: Thomas Adès Opera May Prove Polarizing Emotionally
Luis Buñuel’s “The Exterminating Angel” is one of the iconic surrealist masterpieces of all cinema. Set at an upper-class dinner, the film analyzes how people revert to their basest of instincts when they get stuck in a room that they inexplicably cannot escape. The film succeeds in its ability to blend the normal with the unreal in rather claustrophobic fashion, its high emotions and wide-ranging characters seemingly making it the…
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Glyndebourne Festival Presents Three Operas In Cinemas
Opera in cinemas seems to be a major trend all around the world and the Glyndebourne Festival will continue its acclaimed transmissions. The season gets off to a start on June 8, 2017, with the 2014 production of Verdi's "La Traviata" starring acclaimed tenor Michael Fabiano and Bolshoi star Venera Gimadieva. The series continues on July 10, 2017, with the brand-new opera "Hamlet" by Brett Dean, one of the most…
In Review Stage Reviews
Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review- Idomeneo: Maestro James Levine Cooks Up a Delicious Musical Feast
This review is for the premiere on opening night of the run, March 6, 2017. Mozart’s “Idomeneo” has accrued quite the history at the Met since its premiere in 1982. It has been sung by major singers that include the likes of Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Ileana Cortrubas, Hildegard Behrens, Frederica Von Stade and Carol Vaness among many others. Safe to say, all-star casts are generally the order of the…
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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Season Preview: ‘Idomeneo’s’ Rich History At Met Opera Features Pavarotti & Plácido Domingo
This Monday, March 6, Mozart’s “Idomeneo” returns to the Metropolitan Opera for a run featuring some of the world’s greatest singers. “Idomeneo” is one of the rare Mozart operas that only gets a look every once in a while. It was the composer’s 13th work for the operatic stage and came right before the ever popular “Abduction from the Seraglio.” The work, which had its premiere on Jan. 29, 1781…
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Weekend Preview – International (1/13-1/15): Daniela Fally and Juan Diego Florez Perform ‘La Sonnambula’ while Ludovic Tezier Gives a Recital
This weekend many of the international opera houses are back in session and so are many of the stars. Juan Diego Florez will be in Vienna while Yonghoon Lee will be premiering Don Carlo in Munich. Renee Fleming, Anna Smirnova and Ludovic Tezier will also be performing Austria The Vienna State Opera kicks off its weekend with a star studded Bellini's "la Sonnambula" featuring Juan Diego Florez and last week's…