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Opera For Beginners
Artist Profile: The Contessa Herself, Dorothea Röschmann
Born on June 17, 1967, German soprano Dorothea Röschmann has enjoyed a solid career to date. The soprano studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg before heading to Bremen, Los Angeles, Tel Aviva, and London. Her 1995 Salzburg debut as Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” gave her international repute and since, she has performed all over the world, including La Scala, the Berlin State Opera, the Royal…
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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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Opera Profile: Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro,’ the Greatest Opera of All Time?
Is “Le Nozze di Figaro” the greatest opera of all time? A fair share of artists certainly uphold this belief of the Mozart and Da Ponte work, which premiered on May 1, 1786. And why not? The work features one glorious piece of music after another in a complex plot featuring some of opera’s most iconic characters. Throw in Mozart’s penchant for the brilliant use of musical form and you…
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Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – USA (3/23-25): NY City Dominates With Star Cast At Carnegie Hall, New Met Production & Other Gems
This weekend's choices are a unique mix. Yes, New York City dominates in four of our five choices, but once you take a look, you'll see why. Rinaldo - Carnegie Hall Let's just look at this cast under Sir Harry Bicket: Iestyn Davies, Jane Archibald, Joélle Harvey, Luca Pisaroni, Sasha Cooke, James Hall, and Jakub Joszef Orlinski. This is going to be a showcase of great singing at the temple…
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Ailyn Pérez, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Frederica Von Stade Lead San Diego Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The San Diego Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, which will feature a number of repertory staples as well as major debuts from international artists. The season opens with Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro,” starting on Oct. 20, 2018. The cast will include John Moore, Nicholas Brownlee, Caitlin Lynch, Sarah Shafer, all in their company debuts. Other cast members will include such returning artists as Emily Fons, and Ashraf Sewailam.…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Le Nozze di Figaro: Three Latinas Lead One of Best Casts of Season
It was Latin night at the Met on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, with three Latin American artists headlining a revival of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Ailyn Pérez, Isabel Leonard, and Nadine Sierra all topped the billing of a cast that also included two Eastern Europeans, Ildar Abdrazakov and Mariusz Kwiecien, as Figaro and the Count Almaviva respectively. To put it succinctly, every one of these five major artists had…
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Top 6 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (12/29-30): Met Opera’s ‘Tosca’ Plus Eugene Opera, Amore Opera Holiday Specials Dominate Weekend
As 2017 comes to a close, the US opera scene fades out almost completely. Last week we saw only a handful of operas from the Metropolitan Opera featured on the weekend. This weekend is slightly different with two other companies joining the fray. Here are the operas to see this weekend. The Barber of Seville - Eugene Opera, Amore Opera Eugene Opera will close out 2017 with two performances of…
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Top Three Operas to See this Weekend – North America (12/22-24): Met Opera Offers Up Three Holiday Specials
Let’s be clear. This weekend is not one generally associated with opera in the US or North America at large. With Christmas just a few days away, most companies are not keen on risking small audiences simply because most of their greatest supporters are away with family or other activities. So for the first time in weeks, there will be no piece dedicated to “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” The…
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Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – North America (12/8-10): More ‘Amahl,’ A Rare Opera & Fan Favorites
With the holiday season in full swing, the opera schedule is winding down across the country. In fact, only a few weeks ago there were over 70 performances over the weekend. This weekend the number has dropped quite drastically, Fortunately, that doesn’t mean there is no opera for the opera-craved. Here are five performances to get your fill. Le Nozze di Figaro – Metropolitan Opera The Metropolitan showcases its second performance…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: Latin Americans & International Artists Dominate ‘Le Nozze Di Figaro’ Revival
It’s going to be a busy December with the Met showcasing a number of revivals leading up to a major new production on the final day of the year. The first work to makes its return to the repertoire is one of its finest (it was even named the Greatest Opera of All Time in a recent survey) – Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Starting on Dec. 5, the Met…