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Resonance Works Ends Season With Pittsburgh Premiere Of Dvorak’s ‘Rusalka’
Resonance Works will close its fifth season with a fully staged production of Dvořák’s "Rusalka" on Friday, May 11, 2018. The performance will continue an exciting partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts and will be presented with generous support from the Heinz Endowments. Director Andrew Nienaber, who previously directed Resonance Works’ acclaimed "Elixir of Love," will return to direct the new production. “I love ‘Rusalka,’ because it is…
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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.”…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Krassimira Stoyanova Leads ‘Rusalka’
Audiences around the world will get a chance to see Antonín Dvorák’s “Rusalka” live on their computers from the Vienna State Opera on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, as the latest addition to the company’s live streaming service. The Sven-Eric Bechtolf production will be headlined by Krassimira Stoyanova with Dmytro Popov as her prince and Jongmin Park as her father. Elena Zhidkova and Monika Bohinec round out the cast as the…
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Metropolitan Opera HD ‘Rusalka’ to Air on PBS
This Sunday, the Metropolitan Opera’s recent production of “Rusalka” will hit TVs around the country as part of PBS’s Great Performances series. The performance will air on June 18 at 12 p.m. EDT. The opera stars Kristine Opolais in the title role, Jamie Barton as the witch Jezibaba, Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, and Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince. The new production, which premiered in February, was directed by Mary…
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Russian Opera Workshop To Present Rare ‘Rusalka’ And ‘The Queen Of Spades’
The Russian Opera Workshop has announced its summer season presenting two main operas and a number of masterclasses. The company will first present Tchaikovsky’s "The Queen of Spades" starting on June 27, with the run concluding on the 29th.  It will then present Alexander Dargomyzhsky's "Rusalka," a rarely performed bel canto-inspired lyric opera starting August 1 and running through the 3rd.  The company will also perform two concerts on June 26 and July…
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The Detective Diva – Soprano Marina Rebeka On How She Rigorously Prepares Every Role, Her New Rossini Album & Future Projects
“It’s like having a crime and then trying to justify it and find why it was committed.” That is how soprano Marina Rebeka, currently making her role debut as Donna Elvira at the Metropolitan Opera, approaches every single opera role or artistic endeavor she takes on. The soprano recently spoke with OperaWire regarding her upcoming projects, putting a spotlight on her desire to leave no stone unturned in her passionate…
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Life & Art Imitate One Another – How Ana María Martinez Uses Real Life to Immerse Herself In Her Characters
During a conversation with OperaWire regarding her upcoming performances of “Madama Butterfly” at the Royal Opera House, soprano Ana María Martinez related a story regarding her deep connection with the work. She narrated how during her first production of the opera at the Houston Grand Opera in 2010, her son was around the same age as the title character’s child and that she was going through a separation with her…
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The Similarities & Differences Between ‘Rusalka,’ ‘The Little Mermaid’ & ‘Undine’
Dvorak’s “Rusalka,” which premiered back on March 31, 1901, is among the most popular Czech operas in the standard repertoire. Unbeknownst to many, the work was not actually an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid or “Undine” by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. In fact, librettist Jaroslav Kvapil based his libretto on the work of Karel Jaromir Erben and Bozena Nemcová. And yet, the works of Anderson and…
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The Non-Verdi Roles Dolora Zajick has Dominated Throughout Her Career
Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is synonymous with Verdi. She’s been the leading Azucena at the Metropolitan Opera house over the last few years, singing the role a whopping 58 times since her debut on October 8, 1988, also in that very role. In Verdi’s “Aida,” she has performed the role of Amneris 80 times at the house. Throw in 17 performances as Eboli in “Don Carlo” coupled with another 18 as…
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Weekend Preview (2/24-26) – USA: A Western, A Heggie & A Floyd Make Major Premieres This Weekend
A new opera starts its life on Saturday while a rarity gets its premiere in a major city and a modern masterwork arrives in our nation’s capital. Yes, opera is finally starting to bloom around the States, with many smaller companies getting in on the act. Arizona Opera is showcasing the world premiere of Bohmler’s “Riders of the Purple Sage.” The work is a western that is set to bring…