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CD / DVD Releases – Week of June 18: Steve Jobs & Mozart Headline New Releases
Two new CDs and DVDs will be released this week. The first is a world premiere recording from one of last year's biggest hits and another of an acclaimed new production of one of Mozart's masterpieces. Here is a look! The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs  Mason Bates and Mark Campbell's "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" gets its world premiere recording from the Santa Fe Opera where it made its world…
In Review Stage Reviews
Carnegie Hall 2017-18 Review – Rinaldo: The English Concert Conquers In Hearts & Imagination in Handel Masterpiece
Concert performances of operas can be a rather mixed bag. The works themselves were concocted with the vision of being complete art forms and taking them out of this context can be difficult. Many operas can get away with it simply by the symphonic qualities of the music (see Wagner or Strauss). But this can take an even more complex life of its own in a baroque opera, with its…
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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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Top 5 Performances To See This Weekend-International (11/24-26): Roberto Alagna & Barbara Frittoli Close Out Acclaimed Production
As many companies start to prepare new productions, there are still a number of great choices with some of the world's greatest singers. Here is a look at what we recommend as the top five to look out for this weekend. "Adriana Lecouvreur" - Opera Monte-Carlo, Monaco  For audiences interested in a new production of Cilea's masterpiece, the Opera Monte Carlo has one more performance of "Adriana Lecourveur" this weekend. Roberto…
Artist of the Week News
Artist Of The Week: Sasha Cooke Creates The Role Of ‘Marnie’
Sasha Cooke is one the great exponents of  modern music, creating some of the most memorable interpretations of 21st-century music in operas like “As One,” "Doctor Atomic," "Everest,” and “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.” This week she creates another role as the iconic Marnie in Nico Muhly’s new work based on the acclaimed novel by Winston Graham at the English National Opera. The role will provide many facets for Cooke not…
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Every Singer Performing at the Aspen Music Festival 2017
We have just entered the Winter season, but the Aspen Music Festival is already getting people pumped for the season, announcing its performance slate for the months of June, July and August. Opera aficionados will find a lot to marvel at including a number of recitals. Michelle De Young will give a concert on July 25, 2017 featuring “Timothy Collins’ “Desdemona for Mezzo-Soprano and String Quartet” and Mahler’s “Rückert Lieder.”…
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4 Operas Announced For Houston Grand Opera 2016-17 Winter Season
The Houston Grand Opera has announced the second half of its 2016-17 season, which kicks off in January with the 30th anniversary of John Adams’ “Nixon in China.” The opera originally made its world premiere with Houston Grand back in 1987, though this new production is slated to play up the media and technology themes of modern-day. The opera, which presents Nixon’s visit to China, incidentally premieres on Jan. 20,…