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Alex Oll offers failed transformation of Verdi's opera into Orwellian dystopia Giuseppe Verdi often had trouble with the Austrian censure over some of the libretti of his operas, which abounded in conflicts with the establishment, but surely the worst case is Un ballo in maschera, for it deals with magnicide.
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Why does this disc of baritone arias make me think of that televised baseball game, decades ago, when PlA cido Domingo sang our national anthem? He was not exactly in his element at Yankee Stadium, or wherever that game occurred; he all too conspicuously read the words "O sA© can-i-u sA " from a crib sheet in the palm of his hand.
Penda, Pizzolato; Osborn, Ragazzo, Mastroni; Camerata Bach Choir, Poznan; Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani.
The head of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was named the next president of the Kennedy Center and will become the first woman to lead the performing arts center since it opened in 1971, officials said Tuesday.
Deborah Rutter, answers questions during a news conference in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, after Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein announced the selection Rutter as a new president of the Kennedy Center.
In his 2006 Metropolitan Opera debut as Alfredo in La Traviata , Jonas Kaufmann sounded alarmingly like a baritone.
Angela Meade as Alice, Stephanie Blythe as Mrs. Quickly, Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, and Jennifer Johnson Cano as... Read More Angela Meade as Alice, Stephanie Blythe as Mrs. Quickly, Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, and Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page in "Falstaff."
Milan opera buffs who wanted a Verdi opera to open a La Scala season in the bicentenary year of his birth got their way this past weekend, but many were not pleased with the new production of "La Traviata" they paid premium prices to see.
Inspired by Confucius, international opera star bass Tian Haojiang will host a recital at Carnegie Hall on Dec 17 to mark his 30th year since arriving in the US and celebrate his music and his story.
The Loomis Chaffee Orchestra, under the direction of Faith Miller, will present a concert, Sunday, Dec.15, at 2 p.m., in the performance hall of the Hubbard Music Center on the Loomis Chaffee campus.
On song: Melbourne Opera singers Sam Sakker, Jason Wasley, Rosamund Illing and Joanna Cole.
Hundreds gathered around Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue to bask in the local merchants' group's holiday spirit.
La Scala's gala season premiere Saturday opened with spontaneous applause for Nelson Mandela's memory and closed with mixed reviews for "La Traviata."
The world's favorite fat, foolish lover returned to the Metropolitan Opera stage last night in a new production of Verdi's Falstaff that with the splendid Anbrogio Maestri singing the knightly knave and the incomparable James Levine in the pit is an evening of pure delight.
Milan's La Scala opera house opens its 2013/2014 season on Saturday with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" on the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.