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Emma Thompson has told how she hopes to "manage the fear" and avoid nausea when she returns to the London stage in a musical production of Sweeney Todd. The Oscar-winning actress will star in the show at English National Opera's London Coliseum, alongside Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel.
5 hrs ago | Examiner
WEST Tamar's historic Auld Kirk Presbyterian Church will ring with two of the North's top operatic voices for this year's ArtEntwine celebration. Opera singers Matthew Garwood and Xiao Xia will perform ArtEntwine's The Sound Experience at Auld Kirk Presbyterian Church, Sidmouth.
Muscat: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are usually portrayed as two of the most evil characters in theatre and opera, but in the Teatro Verdi Trieste production of Verdi's Macbeth, which opens at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Muscat on Thursday, the singers get to explore many sides to this dark couple. Macbeth is the story of a Scottish general who is told by three witches that one day he'll be the king.
I have seen the stage version of 'Phantom of the Opera' several times, both here and in New York City, but I've never seen it like this. The live, super talented performers of 'Vox Lumiere' which is Latin and French for 'Voices of Light ' combine singing, dancing and music , to give voice to the 1925 silent film 'The Phantom of the Opera' projected behind them.
Norm Hollingshead presents an opera preview in years past at a local library. Hollingshead will review the opera Don Giovannie in Federal Way on Thursday.
The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand opera and classical recital. Now he turns his talents with equal success to lighter fare, on an album of German operetta and film songs from 1925-35.
This CD cover image released by Sony Classical shows "You Mean the World to Me," by Jonas Kaufmann. Photo: Sony Classical, AP The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand opera and classical recital.
Every Monday morning at 9:15, I visit the Classical MPR studio to talk about some of the stories we're featuring on our website. Here are the stories Melissa Ousley and I will be discussing today.
One of Cumbria's finest purveyors of Gilbert and Sullivan operattas, SAOS certainly now how to put on a show - and this year's The Sorcerer has all the expected twists and turns and lively tunes. The magical, two-act comic opera runs from Wednesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 20 at Staveley Village Hall.
In a season featuring lesser known operatic works, Kentucky Opera's first production of the 2014-2015 season is Ludwig van Beethoven's sole work in the art form, Fidelio . Both performances, on Friday, September 19 and Sunday, September 21, are at the Brown Theatre at 315 W. Broadway.
David Barclay has apologised after impersonating the Nazi leader in front of German guests at the Three Choirs Festival, admitting his actions were "inappropriate". His outburst led to him being ejected from the festival, held between July 26 and August 2 at Worcester Cathedral.
Walking by the San Francisco Opera House at 6PM on Saturday... ...I noticed people on the mezzanine balcony, and thought it early for an opera crowd. It turned out the Opera House was being rented out for a wedding party for Toby Brown and An Tran... ...whose names and faces were on the outdoor marquees usually advertising San Francisco's opera or ballet seasons.
Below are BWWOperaWorld.com's most popular articles from 9/7/2014 - 9/14/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week! The long awaited return of the country's first full-length grand opera NOLI ME TANGERE , inspired by Jose Rizal's 1887 classic romantic novel 'Noli Me Tangere' , featuring music by National Artist Felipe de Leon and libretto by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino, held its gala performance at a nearly packed house of 1,500 theatergoers at Resorts World Manila's Newport Performing Arts Theater last night.
Last night in the Concert Hall of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the New Century Chamber Orchestra gave the first San Francisco performance of its 23rd season. The title of the program was Carmen Returns , since the entire second half revisited Rodion Shchedrin's score for Alberto Alonso's one-act ballet "Carmen Suite."
On a Thursday evening in May, a couple hundred patrons dressed in jeans or formal wear filed into the ornate lobby of Heinz Hall. They weren't there for a concert.
So how do you sell a show that was conceived and first staged more than 50 years ago--an opera at that--to a younger audience who probably haven't even heard of Verdi, Puccini, or Maria Callas ? The much-awaited return of the Filipino stage classic seems to be tackling just that. Timeless Story: Finding relevance in an old piece in an age when people's attention to substance has been glossed over by shock value, hype, and superficial what-nots is as daunting as reading the novel itself in a classroom of students who would rather text than be mesmerized by Jose Rizal's text.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:58 am
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