Minnesota Opera Revamps 2020 Season, to Present 3D ‘Das Rheingold’

Minnesota Opera has officially announced updates for its 2020-21 season. First off, the company has canceled all productions previously announced as part of the 2020-21 season. “There are so many in our opera family—artists, creatives, staff, audience, students and community members—who rely on our artmaking as a source of inspiration, income, healing and security,” said President and General Director Ryan {…}

Arizona Opera 2018-19 Review: Silent Night

“Silent Night,” Puts’ first opera, received its premiere at Minnesota opera in 2011 and won a Pulitzer Prize the following year. According to its libretto, during a late December in World War I, French, German and Scottish troops found it possible to declare an unofficial “truce” and celebrate a common holiday in brotherhood. This story has been told in several other artistic formats including the French film “Joyeux Noël” on which Campbell based his libretto.

Michael Adams, Michael Chioldi & Nicole Heaston Highlight Utah Opera’s 2019-20 Season

Utah Opera has announced its 2019-20 season. The season will open with Verdi’s “La Traviata,” directed by Garnett Bruce, in the newly renovated Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. Anya Matanovic will star as Violetta Valéry, alongside Rafael Moras making his Utah Opera debut as Alfredo and Metropolitan Opera-regular Michael Chioldi as Germont. Steven White will conduct. Performance Dates: Oct. 12 {…}

Washington National Opera To Celebrate WWI Centennial With ‘Silent Night’

The Washington National Opera will celebrate the centennial of the WWI Armistice with Kevin Puts’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera “Silent Night.” The acclaimed work based on the wartime ceasefire depicted in the Oscar-nominated ” Joyeux Noël” will feature current members and alumni from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and WNO Chorus. The cast will include Raquel González, Michael Adams, Aleksey Bogdanov, {…}