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March Madness Part 1: The Top Five Mad Scenes In Opera
It's officially the month of March Madness and to celebrate the month which will see "Elektra" and "Lucia di Lammermoor" open at the Metropolitan Opera, OperaWire will be writing a weekly article on our favorite mad scenes, favorite interpretations of mad scenes and some of the most iconic performances of mad scenes. Lucia di Lammermoor-"Il Dolce Suono"  Donizetti's mad scene in "Lucia" is considered the greatest written in the operatic…
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West Edge Opera 2017 Review – Hamlet: Solid Singing Can’t Overcome Opera’s Dramatic Deficiencies
Of course, it is impossible - to rewrite, even for opera, Shakespeare’s masterpiece. It is untouchable, even if the Bard wouldn’t have sized up the various Folios and Quartos and come up with a right-as-rain manuscript. But, for Ambroise Thomas, in 19th century France, (1868) to tackle the probing young man and make him sing for his supper – well, that’s a job and a half. And, for WestEdgeOpera, Bay…
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Medici.TV to Showcase Operalia Competition & Major Opera Production from Aix-En-Provence
Medici.TV is ready to give opera fans a healthy offering of their preferred art form this summer. The streaming service, which lists performances for free replays for the first 90 days after a live broadcast will showcase major opera performances from some of the biggest venues this summer. It all kicks off Thursday, July 6, 2017, with a showing of “Hamlet” from the Glyndebourne Festival. The opera is garnering rave…
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Critically Acclaimed ‘Hamlet’ To Be Live Streamed From Glyndebourne Festival
For years, the world has craved a solid Hamlet Opera. Well, it seems that that wish may have come true with Brett Dean’s new work. The opera received thunderously positive reviews from the Glyndebourne Festival and now audiences around the world will get to weigh in with their thoughts when the opera is streamed online on July 6, 2017. The stream will be available through July 13 for those who…
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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…
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Happy National Wine Day: Opera’s Most Famous Drinking Songs!
It's National Wine Day and opera definitely has moments where drinking is essential to the story! To celebrate this fine liquor let's take a look at some of the most interesting drinking songs in opera. Macbeth  As Macbeth receives his guests for the evening, he calls upon his wife to make a toast. And this starts a dance-like melody filled with devilish coloratura runs that test the high range of any…