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Opera Tampa’s 2018-19 To Feature A World Premiere By Anton Coppola
Opera Tampa has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to include four operas including one world premiere. Here is a look at what the season has to offer. The season opens with Johann Strauss' exquisite "Die Fledermaus." Joseph Mechavich conducts the work, which is known for its catchy waltzes and unforgettable melodies. Performance Dates: Nov 30 - Dec 02, 2018 The second opera of the season will be Anton Coppola's "Lady Swanwhite." It…
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Top 5 Operas of the Weekend – North America (3/2-4): ‘Faust,’ ‘Don Carlo’ & Other Repertory Favorites Dominate Weekend
It’s a big weekend around the United States with two high-profile opera companies showcasing the debut of major productions. In this week’s picks, you will see a mix of major stars and big companies with up-and-comers at smaller organizations. Here are our top five picks in alphabetical order by company.  Faust – Lyric Opera of Chicago Superstar soprano Ailyn Pérez makes her long-awaited Lyric Opera of Chicago operatic debut as…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (Feb. 2-4): Lyric Opera of Chicago & Others Showcase Classic Repertory Staples
The opera world continues to showcase more and more around the continent and this week’s recommendations stretch around the US and Canada, with the focus solely on staples of the operatic canon. If last week’s emphasis on the modern was too much for the more conservative opera goer, then this week will offer a “palette cleanser” of sorts. I Puritani – Lyric Opera of Chicago Albina Shagimuratova and Lawrence Brownlee…
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Opera Tampa Taps Three Guest Conductors For 2017-18
Opera Tampa has named guest conductors for the 2017-2018 season. The news comes after the resignation of previous artistic director Daniel Lipton. The result is three conductors for the company. The first will be Jorge Parodi, now a vocal coach and music director of the Senior Opera Theater at the Manhattan School of Music. The Argentine native will conduct Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" (Feb. 2 and 4). Parodi is currently…
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Opera Tampa’s Artistic Director Resigns
Opera Tampa is going to have to go looking for a new artistic director as Daniel Lipton, who has held the post for the last five years, resigned on Monday. Lipton, 76, was on the fifth of a six-year contract after having replaced 95-year-old Anton Coppola. But now it seems that the company will have to make another swift change, though there has been no indication on whether they will…
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Everything You Need to Know About Opera Tampa’s 2017-2018 Season
Over the last few weeks, major opera houses around the world have announced their offerings for 2017-18. Now Opera Tampa has now joined the fray, revealing three major works. To kick off their sixth season, Opera Tampa will showcase Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” on Feb. 2, 2018, with a second performance on Feb. 4, 2018, at the Carol Morsani Hall. That will be promptly followed by Mozart’s “The Marriage of…
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Weekend Preview (4/7-9) – USA: Anna Netrebko, Lawrence Brownlee & Eric Owens Lead Busy Weekend Which Features Performances in Memphis, Nashville, Tampa & Palm Beach Among Others
It is going to be a busy opera weekend around the US with a plethora of companies, both large and small, giving new productions and old. Opera Memphis will showcase three works throughout the weekend including Peter Hilliard’s “Blue Viola” on Friday and Saturday, Jake Heggie’s “Three Decembers” on Saturday,” and John Musto’s “Later the Same Evening” on Saturday. Palm Beach Opera will present performances of “The Pirates of Penzance”…