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Artist Profile: Soprano Teresa Stratas, An Incomparable Singing Actress
Teresa Stratas, born on May 26, 1938, was a consummate singing actress. Born in Canada to Greek parents, Stratas was destined for a career defined by brilliant combination of vocal and dramatic skills. Watch any performance of hers on video and you will immediately find yourself immersed in a world she creates all on her own. At age 20 she made her professional debut as Mimì in “La Bohème,” and…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Willy Decker’s ‘Lulu’ To Be Streamed Around the Globe
The Vienna State Opera’s live streaming series continues on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, with a performance of Alban Berg’s “Lulu.” The new production, directed by Willy Decker, will be conducted by Ingo Metzmacher and features a cast that includes Agneta Eichenholz in the title role, Angela Denoke, Bo Skovhus, Herbert Lippert, and Franz Grundheber. The stream kicks off at 6:30 p.m. local time and is slated to run until around 10…
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Erich Kleiber’s Impact on the Opera World
Erich Kleiber is widely considered one of the great conductors of the mid-20th century. Born on August 5, 1890, he was in love with Wagner’s art from his childhood, playing piano transcriptions from such works as “Lohengrin” and “Tristan.” He would go on to a legendary career, particularly in the world of opera, where he had a truly profound impact. Here is a look at his major moments in the…
High Notes Pride Month
Pride Month 2017: A Look At The LGBT Operas In History
June marks the start of Pride Month, a month dedicated to commemorating the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events occur to honor the achievements of LGBT individuals. This month OperaWire will also dedicate a section to honoring LGBT individuals, operas, and achievements. It is our goal to bring visibility to works that have long been neglected and that need to be brought…
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Olivier Awards 2017: English National Opera Production Wins Top Opera Award
The prestigious Olivier Awards were handed out on April 9 and while "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" dominated the awards, the opera community had something to celebrate. Mark Wigglesworth, who conducted "Don Giovanni" and "Lulu" at London Coliseum, won the outstanding achievement in opera award beating out Stuart Skelton and Renée Fleming.  Meanwhile, the New Opera Production was awarded to Phillip Glass' "Akhnaten" at the London Coliseum. The production beat out…