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1 hr ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

First produced in 1885, only three years after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, The Mikado was Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic opera.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Theater, Arts

2 hrs ago | Wisconsin Gazette

'Master Class' is a master work about the ultimate opera legend

Terrence McNally's Master Class imagines a lesson that three fictitious students might have received from 20th-century operatic legend Maria Callas at New York's The Juilliard School in the 1970s.


Related Topix: Callas, Arts, Opera, Maria Callas, The Juilliard School, Milwaukee, WI

3 hrs ago | Opera News


Harnisch; Jordi, Petean, Baykov, Bakan; Chorus and Orchestra of the Flemish Opera; Carignani.


Related Topix: Donizetti

7 hrs ago | Opera News

Lawrence Brownlee: "Virtuoso Rossini Arias"

When it comes to bel canto singing, audiences are enjoying a feeding frenzy, especially in New York City, where in one month it was possible to see two Bellini operas , as well as Rossini's Cenerentola , with three superb tenors - superstar Juan Diego FlA3rez; Javier Camarena, the city's new hero; and American Lawrence Brownlee.


Related Topix: Bellini, Rossini, Symphony, Arts

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Age

John Malkovich and Sydney opera house.

But "hideous", John? Only suitable for a circus? Really? Your attack today on the building that has spawned some of the most rewarding Lego puzzles of our time feels, frankly, a bit harsh.


Related Topix: Red 2, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Being John Malkovich, John Malkovich, Arts, Opera

Opera News

ROSSINI: Maometto Secondo

S. Davies, Hulcup; Nilon, Jeffery, Diffey, Dowling; Garsington Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Parry.


Related Topix: Rossini, Arts, Opera

Opera News

Ailyn P rez and Stephen Costello: "Love Duets"

Everyone loves a good love story, and when art and life converge, resistance is futile.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Domingo

Opera News

SULLIVAN: The Beauty Stone

R. Evans, Shaw, Thomas, Wyn-Rogers; Spence, Gadd, Opie, Stout; BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, Macdonald.


Related Topix: Arthur Sullivan, Arts, Opera

Los Angeles Times

Dudamel conducts 'Cav' and 'Pag' at the Hollywood Bowl

Julianna Di Giacomo and Gustavo Dudamel performing Verdi's Requiem with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in 2013.


Related Topix: Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Classical, Arts, Opera, Entertainment

Northwest Asian Weekly

"Yellowface" controversy over the "The Mikado" - Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

Protestors at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Front kneeling: Christina Seong. Middle row: Lizzie Lin, Iris Carrera, Diane Laguerta, Sonia Huang, Gei Chan, Iris Parker Pavitt, Laurie Shiratori.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Asian-American

Buenos Aires Herald

Juventus Lyrica revisit Cherubini's Med e

As in the first decades of the last century, opera is blooming in Buenos Aires. Not only in the Coln, of course, but also in several other places, such as the Teatro Avenida.


Related Topix: Cherubini, Arts, Opera, Classical, Maria Callas, Callas

Jerusalem Post

Figaro here, Figaro there

The Haifa Symphony closes its season with a semi-staged production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville on Sunday and Monday.


Related Topix: Rossini, Symphony, Arts, Israel, World News, Middle East, Opera, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The New York Observer

Opera Was in Superb Form at the Caramoor Festival Last Weekend

Put together a luxurious country estate, gorgeous summer weather and a couple of examples of truly appalling parenting, and what do you get? Well, a BBC drama series, usually, but last weekend the result was two nights of enchanting opera.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Family, Parenting, Katonah, NY, Theater, Donizetti, Gaetano Donizetti

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Savoyards - re-vamp' Gilbert & Sullivan classicSavoyards - re-vamp'...

Savoyards 're-vamp' Gilbert & Sullivan classic Group has been producing Gilbert and Sullivan's work since 1961 Check out this story on The cast of the Summer Savoyards production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe: Re-Vamped" includes, clockwise from upper left, Greta Volka William Clark Snyder , Joannie ... (more)


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Arthur Sullivan, Entertainment

Ailyn Pérez Will Return Home to Chicago for Don Giovanni at Ravinia, 8/14-16

Ailyn Prez, born and bred in Chicago, returns to her hometown's famous Ravinia Festival for two performances as Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni - a role that the Dallas Morning News has said shows her to be "a singer of considerable nuance."


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Classical, Verdi

Monterey County Herald

On stage

"Oklahoma!" Megan Root as Ado Annie, Peter Hoffman as Will, , Lori Schulman as Laurey, Dale Thompson as Curly, Katie Day as Aunt Eller.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Gilbert and Sullivan, Salinas, CA

SF Classical Voice

Music News: July 22, 2014

"This just in" - The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis is receiving a $400,000 award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support innovative performances in classical music, residencies by major American orchestras and festivals connected to academic programs.


Related Topix: UC Davis, Classical, Arts, Opera, Rossini

Korea Herald

Creating the world of - Romeo & Juliette'

The man who created the African savanna on stage for the Broadway musical "Lion King" is trying to revive his sense of a romantic, atmospheric setting, working on the world's most famous love story, "Romeo and Juliette."


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Italy, World News,

Cincinnati CityBeat

CCM Alums Take on the Baritone Bad Boys of - La Calisto'

He's responding to a statement about operas characterized by long, florid arias and often-static staging.


Related Topix: Classical, Arts, Opera, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Opera House To Screen - La Fanciulla Del West'

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen Giacomo Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" as part of its Live at the Met Summer Encore Series of operas on Thursday at 7 p.m. "We're very excited to be presenting encore broadcasts of two of the Metropolitan Opera's most highly acclaimed Live in HD transmissions this summer," said Rick Davis, Opera House ... (more)


Related Topix: Giacomo Puccini, Arts, Opera, California