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Jonathan Tetelman Replaces Piotr Beczala At Tanglewood
Tenor Jonathan Tetelman will replace Piotr Beczala in “La Bohème” at Tanglewood. Beczala was supposed to take on his signature role alongside soprano Kristine Opolais but opted for performing in “Lohengrin” at the Bayreuth Festival when Roberto Alagna stepped down from the production. Tetelman sang his first performances of Rodolfo in the Puccini masterpiece at the Fujian Grand Theatre in China. He has also appeared in performances at the Milan…
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Artist Profile: Hei-Kyung Hong, A Met Opera Star
Hei-Kyung Hong, born on July 4, 1959, has built up a fascinating career that has resulted in a long-lasting association with the Metropolitan Opera. The South Korean soprano kicked off her studies at the Yea Won Music School in Seoul but wound up heading to the United States at the age of 15 to study at the Juilliard School of Music and the American Opera Center. She won the 1982…
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Royal Opera House 2017-18 Review – La Bohème: Matthew Polenzani, Maria Agresta & Company Trapped In Camp Direction
The word “Bohemian” – much like the popular terms “retro,” “Goth,” or “vintage” – is yet another label that has offered countless inferences over a plethora of different times. The “Bohème” clique of Puccini, undercut by the whimsy and exuberance of Italian verismo, would contrast with a play rendition of its source, Henri Murger’s “Scènes de la Vie de Bohème.” Bohemian niches across modern adaptations of the tale – whether…
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Stone Brewing In Berlin Presents ‘La Bohème’
Berlin features some of the most prominent opera companies in the business. But this week, a fifth company is taking the spotlight. The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Berlin, a famed restaurant with more than 50 craft and artisanal beers, is set to showcase Puccini’s “La Bohème” on May 31, June 1 and 2. The three-day event will be directed by the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s ensemble member Andrew Dickenson,…
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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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Florida Grand Opera Presents Its 2018-19 Season
The Florida Grand Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring four productions. The season opens with Puccini's timeless tale "La Bohème." Performances will be held in Miami and then in Fort Lauderdale with a cast to be announced at a later moment. Performance Dates: Nov. 3-17, 2018 Mozart's masterpiece "Le Nozze di Figaro" follows with such famous arias as "Voi che sapete" and some of the composer's greatest ensembles. Performance…
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The Royal Opera & BP Big Screens Celebrate 30th Anniversary With ‘La Bohème’ & ‘Don Giovanni’
The Royal Opera House and BP will celebrate their 30-year partnership this summer with two opera screenings and one ballet. Now in its 30th year, the partnership between BP and the Royal Opera House will present a new production of "Swan Lake" on June 12, 2018 followed by Puccini’s "La Bohème" on June 26, 2018 and Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" on July 12, 2018. Audiences will get exclusive backstage footage, competitions and…
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From Refugee To Mimì – Soprano Elizabeth Caballero On Her Journey From Cuban Outcast to Opera Star
“La Bohème” is arguably the most popular opera in the world. It is full of intense intimacy, universal emotions, and ultimately allows us to revel characters that we, at some point, have known and experienced. For soprano Elizabeth Caballero, that Puccini classic is almost akin to a leitmotif in her life. On March 2, 2018, one of her greatest artistic triumphs occurred when she stepped in for an ailing Sonya…
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Finding His Own Voice – How Lucas Meachem Went From Mimicking His Favorite Artists To Becoming An Opera Star
Who doesn’t love kicking back as a child and copying your favorites singers while imagining that you are that artist and taking the world by storm? That the spotlights are on you and that you have transitioned from a dreaming child to a worldwide star. That’s Lucas Meachem right now. The baritone, who is currently singing the role of Marcello at the Metropolitan Opera, is about to get one of…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Sonya Yoncheva & Michael Fabiano Star in ‘La Bohème’
This Saturday, audiences around the world will get a chance to see Puccini’s “La Bohème” 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 Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì, Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo, Susanna Phillips as Musetta, Lucas Meachem as Marcelo, Alexey Lavrov as Schaunard, and Matthew Rose as Colline. The performance will be led by conductor…