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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (5/4-6): Sondra Radvanovsky, Daniela Mack, & Leah Crocetto Among Major Stars To See
It’s a wild weekend around North America with many major companies winding down and others getting started. The New York Opera Fest is in full swing this weekend and you can be sure that there are some major recommendations to be had there. So here is our list of operas to see this weekend. Anna Bolena – Canadian Opera Company When Sondra Radvanovksy sings, we listen. And the soprano will…
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NY Opera Fest 2018 Preview: Why You Should See Heartbeat Opera’s Timely ‘Don Giovanni’ & ‘Fidelio’ Productions
With the New York Opera Fest 2018 officially underway, OperaWire will be showcasing small previews for each major participant at the festival, as we did during last year’s event. However, we are doing things a bit differently this year and giving the floor directly to each company to speak to you, the reader, directly. Enjoy! Heartbeat Opera has a penchant for doing things differently. Unlike most opera companies, where the…
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New York Opera Fest 2018 Announces New Slate Filled With Major World Premieres
The New York Opera Fest has been announced and it will feature a ton of new productions and performances to behold. The showcase kicks off on May 1, 2018, with an opening night launch at Opera America and runs all the way until June 26. So here is a breakdown of what’s in store for audiences. As has been the case with other season presentations, we will focus mainly on…
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Heartbeat Opera’s 2018 Festival to Feature Radical ‘Fidelio’ & ‘Don Giovanni’
Heartbeat Opera has just announced that it will be showcasing Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and Beethoven’s “Fidelio” this May in radical interpretations. “Don Giovanni,” which will play for six evenings will feature a mostly female creative team with orchestration inspired by Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet. The production will be directed by Louisa Proske with Felicia Moore as Donna Elvira, Leela Subramaniam as Donna Anna, and Samarie Alicea as Zerlina. Matthew Gamble will…
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Heartbeat Opera Unveils Theme of 2017 Halloween Extravaganza
Indie opera company Heartbeat Opera is kicking its fourth season off with its Annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza, this year’s titled "All The World’s A Drag: Shakespeare in love… with opera." This original show, based upon the work of Shakespeare, will feature the immortal bard as he encounters the work of composers such as Verdi, Bernstein, and Purcell. Praised for its bold reinterpretations of "Madama Butterfly" and "Carmen," Heartbeat Opera seeks to delight…
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Q & A: Heartbeat Opera Co-Artistic Director Louisa Proske on ‘Carmen,’ Trump & Borders, & The Process & Vision of the Company
Heartbeat Opera wants to be a gateway drug. At least that is how Co-Artistic Director Louisa Proske views many of the initiatives that her opera company has undertaken since its inception just a few years ago. Not only does the company offer unique adaptations of some of the great operatic masterpieces this spring, but it offers other “hybrid events” in the fall, intended to lure in unsuspecting audiences. The fall season is…
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Weekend Preview (5/19-21) – North America: This Is Your Last Chance for Adrianne Pieczonka’s ‘Tosca,’ Nicole Cabell’s ‘Bohème’ & Numerous Other Productions
The Metropolitan Opera season may be over, but a lot of other opera companies remain open for business. Sadly this weekend represents a great number of goodbyes for the time being. If you want opera, here are the companies to look up during the weekend. The Canadian Opera Company is finishing up its run of Puccini’s “Tosca” on Friday and Saturday with Adrianne Pieczonka and Keri Alkema in the lead…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Heartbeat Opera is Changing Things up in Two Opera Classics
Heartbeat Opera is switching up two traditional masterpieces, Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly (here known as "Butterfly")” and Bizet’s “Carmen,” for its third annual Spring Festival. The event, which takes place this year at Baruch Performing Arts Center, will feature two ninety-minute opera adaptations, each showcasing unique staging and re-orchestrated versions of the shows. “Butterfly” will start on Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. as part…
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Everything You Need to Know About the New York Opera Fest 2017
In less than one month, opera audiences in New York will be greeted with the New York Opera Fest, a massive celebration of the art form across the city. The festival kicks off on May 1 and runs all the way through the end of June thanks to the New York Opera Alliances (NYOA), a consortium of New York opera companies and producers. The showcase will feature 28 events with productions…