Weekend Preview – USA (8/4-6): ‘Oklahoma!’ Dominates Weekend As ‘Dimitrij’ Has Last Hoorah

The festival season keeps on rolling along with a number of performances across the states.

At the Glimmerglass Festival you can get your helping of bel canto with “The Siege of Calais” or modern opera with “Scalia Ginsburg” on Friday. You can enjoy a musical in the form of “Oklahoma” or Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” on Saturday with an offering of the baroque opera “Xerxes” on Sunday. The festival has you covered.

For those interested in taking a look at something more outlandish and rare, then Bard Summerscape is putting on Dvorak’s “Dimitrij” which concludes its run on Friday and Sunday.

Elsewhere, Seagle Music Colony is putting on “Die Zauberflöte” on Friday and Saturday while Central City Opera showcases “Così Fan Tutte,” “Gallantry,” and “Carmen” all across the weekend.

Charlottesville Opera will put on “Oklahoma!” and Opera Steamboat will showcase “Cavalleria Rusticana.”

The Santa Fe Opera continues its festival with performances of “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” and “Lucia Di Lammermoor” on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Seattle Opera restarts with “Madama Butterfly” and West Edge Opera presents “Hamlet” and “L’arbore di Diana.”


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Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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