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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: Sonya Yoncheva & The Met’s 15 Other ‘Luisa Miller’ Interpreters
When Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” hits the stage on Thursday, March 29, it will be the first time the opera is staged with the company in exactly 12 years. The cast will include Plácido Domingo and Piotr Beczala among the male leads, but will also showcase the third major work headlined by Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva at the Met in 2017-18. The role of Luisa is highly demanding, asking the lead…
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Continuing A Legacy – Former Met Opera Star Lucine Amara On The Future Of Opera Through the NJ Verismo Opera
What do you do once you have retired from singing? Some opera singers dedicate themselves to teaching while others begin directing. Others, still, begin young artist programs. For legendary soprano Lucine Amara, now 92, it's about all of these as she has devoted her energy to building an opera company that gives an opportunity to young singers. For the past years, she has served as Artistic Director of the New…
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Lucine Amara & Verismo Opera Announce Registration for 29th Annual International Vocal Competiton
The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s 29th Annual International Vocal Competition is right around the corner and artistic director Lucine Amara is making a formal invitation for competitors of all ages to submit their applications. The competition itself will take place later this fall, but the registration period has two major deadlines. The early bird registration ends on July 31, 2017, while the final application deadline is on Oct.…
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Lucine Amara & Verismo Opera Are Doing Open Auditions For a New ‘Tosca’
Want to perform in a production of Puccini’s “Tosca?” Well, Verismo Opera is giving you the chance to do just that as the company’s Artistic Director Lucine Amara is inviting soloists in all vocal categories to audition for solo roles in the company’s upcoming production. Per a press release, the auditions will take place on Tuesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 15 between 6:30 p.m. EDT and 10 p.m. at…
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Metropolitan Opera Star To Sing ‘Aida’ With Verismo Opera
Raul Melo will make his Verismo Opera debut as Radamès in Verdi's "Aida. Lucine Amara announced the news with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera which will be presenting Verdi’s grand opera, "Aida," on April 23, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey Melo debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2005 as Duca in "Rigoletto" and was heard in the 2008 Sirius…
High Notes On This Day
On This Day – How Rudolf Bing Transformed the Metropolitan Opera Forever
Rudolf Bing’s name towers in the world of opera. The Austrian-born impresario, born on January 9, 1902, has an enduring legacy, in many ways tainted by the scandals and feuds Bing was known to have with the opera’s greatest figures and lesser-known figures during many of the company’s most tumultuous years. But to see the general manager who wielded his power like a tyrant overlooks many of the essential things…