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Soprano Ailyn Perez Dazzles in An Impromptu Solo Recital at Washington National Opera

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

The theatrical adage "The show must go on" worked well at the Kennedy Center last night after illness forced tenor Stephen Costello to quit the stage during his much-anticipated concert with soprano Ailyn Perez.

A Conversation with Dmitri Hvorostovsky - This Week at Davies Hall

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.21.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Dmitri Hvorostovsky and pianist Ivari Ilja are in recital at Davies Hall on Sunday, May 25. The program begins with a collection of songs by a variety of Russian composers, set to the poetry of Alexander Pushkin.

Stephen Costello Riffs on Two Washington National Opera Debuts in Moby-Dick and Elixir of Love

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Costello's Washington company debut in Moby-Dick will be his third outing as Greenhorn, a character whose lyrical arias lend poignancy to this riveting epic, adapted from the Melville novel by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer. Costello created his role for the Dallas Opera premiere in 2010 and sang it again for San Francisco in 2012.