the golden cockerel

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Opera Profile: ‘The Golden Cockerel’
Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Golden Cockerel” has never been a major fixture of the operatic canon. And yet the opera, which first premiered on Oct. 7, 1909, is slowly finding its way into more and more opera houses in recent times. The opera is based on Pushkin’s 1834 poem, “The Tale of the Golden Cockerel” and was completed in 1907. Rimsky-Korsakov had actually decided that he didn’t want to write any more…
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Santa Fe Opera 2017 Review – Golden Cockerel: Emmanuel Villaume Leads An Impressive Cast In Rimsky-Korsakov’s Masterpiece
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov probably knew that a tale of an appallingly incompetent royal would still resonate with audiences almost 108 years after its Moscow premiere. On August 3, 2017, the Santa Fe Opera presented Rimsky-Korsakov’s seldom-performed "The Golden Cockerel," marking its SFO debut. At the podium was conductor Emmanuel Villaume, paired with famed English director Paul Curran. Years ago, when Santa Fe Opera sought to organize its 2017 season, surely the organizers couldn't realize…
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Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov & The Other Composers Influenced By Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Pushkin is one of the greatest authors in the history of the world. He is also one of the writers who has had the greatest impact in the world of opera. Perhaps only such authors as Victor Hugo or William Shakespeare have seen as many of their works adapted to the opera stage as has Pushkin. And while those other two giants have been adapted by composers the world over,…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘The Golden Cockerel’ Returns To NYC For First Time Since 1971
New Opera NYC is gearing up to present Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Golden Cockerel" in a rare appearance in NYC. According to the company's official website, the famed work has not appeared on the New York City stage since 1971 when New York City Opera did it last. Interestingly enough, the opera has also always been sung in French and English. However, this new NYC production will bring the work back to…
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Watch La Monnaie’s ‘The Golden Cockerel’ Via Opera Platform Stream
Opera Platform will be showcasing a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Golden Cockerel” from “Le Monnaie” on Friday, Decembr 23. The performance will be available on Demand starting at 2 PM EST with subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish. The performance will be available to viewers until June 22, 2017. “The Golden Cockerel” is a political satire that tells the story of a King who receives a gift…