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Hispanic Heritage Month 2017: 8 Essential Spanish-Language Operas
It is Hispanic Heritage month! The Latin American community has, particularly in recent years, been a major boon to the opera world, providing it with great singers and composers, and a number of great operas. As the first part of this weekly series, we look at some of the most popular Hispanic operas ever written. We are not looking at Zarzuela in this edition, though we might (hint, hint) do…
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10 Anticipated Opera Productions Of The Fall 2017-18 Season [USA]
It's that time of the year when opera seasons return and when some of the biggest stars grace the world's most prominent stages. In the case of United States, there will be a number of world premieres as well as rising stars and established stars who have some fascinating performances planned for this year. With hundreds of different shows, OperaWire has curated a list of must-see operas for this fall and winter…
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Des Moines Metro Opera Receives $1 Million Gift For Words & Music at the Carnegie Capital Campaign
The Des Moines Metro Opera has been awarded a generous gift from the Lauridsen Family Foundation. According to a press release, the gift is for a whopping $1 million in support of the Company’s Words & Music at the Carnegie Capital Campaign. The campaign has been set up to support the “restoration and expansion of DMMO’s headquarters—the historic Carnegie Library in Indianola, Iowa—to better support the Company’s performances and its…
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Wagner’s ‘Das Rheingold’ To Be Centerpiece of Fort Worth Opera’s 2018 Festival
Fort Worth Opera’s 2018 Festival is slated to be monumental. The company has announced that it will be opening its weeks-long event with a production of “Das Rheingold,” the first installment in Wagner’s Tetralogy “Der Ring des Nibelungen.” “This is the first production of ‘Das Rheingold,’ or any opera from Wagner’s Ring Cycle, to be done in Fort Worth,” says FWO Music Director Joe Illick, according to the Star-Telegram. The…