High Notes On This Day
5 Handel Operas That Deserve the Spotlight
There is perhaps no other Baroque composer with as wide a repertory as George Frideric Handel. Though a handful of his operas are still widely performed in Europe, his operas don’t typically get much attention from the major houses in the United States. Even the few shows that are still regularly staged are recycled in succession, such as "Giulio Cesare," "Alcina" and, of course, "Messiah (not an opera, but close…
San Francisco Opera 2018-19 Season To Feature Plácido Domingo, Matthew Polenzani, Sondra Radvanovsky, José Cura & Many More
The San Francisco Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, which features eight operas and one important concert performance. All of the productions will be brand new for the 2018-19 season. The season opens on Sept. 7, 2017, with the famed “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” as directed by Jose Cura. The production will star Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Aronica, and Dimitri Platanias in “Cavalleria” with Marco Berti and Lianna Harotounian in “Pagliacci.”…
‘Don Pasquale,’ Don Giovanni’ and ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ Headline Opera Orlando’s 2017-18 Season
Opera Orlando is opening its new 2017-2018 season in the park! The company's first production will open on August 21, 2017, at 2 P.M., featuring Mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider. The next weekend "The Three Baritones," Nathan Stark, Brain Myer, and Gabriel Pressier, will perform. Finally, Tenor Marco Panuccio will end the summer series for Opera Orlando. All of the concerts will feature special guest Robin Stamper on piano and highlight the…