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Met Opera Opens Monday - Season Highlights Here

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.23.2016 | Arts

Soprano Nina Stemme in Met Opera's 'Tristan und Isolde;' photo: Kristian Schuller Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, September 23, 2016 Fall is ...

Opera Trio In Historic Arena di Verona

Lina de la Torre | Posted 08.01.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

What better way to experience the many layers of the history of Italy than to see Italian operas in a 1st century arena located in the heart of the city of Verona?

Carmen In Verona: Fusion Of Cultures And Spectacle

Lina de la Torre | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

The opera Carmen centers around the main character, a gypsy woman named Carmen, but it goes beyond the central character. Elements taken from the Spanish and Gypsy cultures along with the very melodic score by Bizet help make it a very cohesive work.

Tenor Brian Jagde Is Don José In 'Carmen' -- Opera At The Ballpark, July 2

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.30.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Brian Jagde is Don José in San Francisco Opera's presentation of Calixto Bieito's Carmen through July 3. The Saturday performance, July 2 at 7:30 wil...

Janacek's 'Jenufa' at SF Opera: End of the Season(s)

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2016 | Entertainment
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

A scandalous Carmen (which I called high-end Eurotrash), Verdy's Don Carlo (star-studded with spectacular singers) and finally a bold leap into the 20zh century with Janacek's Jenufa.

"Tacky, Tawdry and Tasteless:" Carmen at San Francisco Opera

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Carmen (Irene Roberts) as a hapless little street whore who takes her panties off to straddle her Don José (Brian Jagde) in a parking lot? And who pu...

Tattoo Interview -- Todo

Carmen Lehtimaki | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts
Carmen Lehtimaki

Todo is a renowned tattoo artist who has tattooed rock stars and popular recording artist such as 2 Chainz. He also came up with realism and chrome tattoos. He talked with us about how he got his start with inventing that and he gave advice for up and coming tattoo artists.

Paving the Road with Gold

Carmen Lehtimaki | Posted 09.02.2016 | College
Carmen Lehtimaki

In a couple of weeks I will begin my last full year of graduate school. It feels exciting and rewarding, but there is a large sense of pressure that tags along with it, as well. I did well this past year. However, I saw many opportunities I didn't partake in.

How To Bring Out Your Inner Witch, According To Our Favorite Feminist Occult Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.28.2015 | Arts

Marjorie Cameron was born in Belle Plaine, Iowa in 1922. At the age of 18, she joined the Navy as a cartographer, where she honed her childhood intere...

My Truth: Grad School

Carmen Lehtimaki | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Carmen Lehtimaki

Going back to school has benefited me greatly, but the biggest lesson it's taught me is to always keep reaching for what you really want. If you are at a job you hate then create a way to make a living doing what you love.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Deepak Chopra's NYC Building Hosts Bizet's Leading "Carmen" Opera by NYCO Renaissance

David Drake | Posted 05.29.2016 | Arts
David Drake

Last week, 80 New York socialites attended an intimate and luxurious evening of live opera at the Wellness Building on 66 East 11th Street where both Deepak Chopra and Leonardo DiCaprio have purchased apartments.

A Fiery and Doomed "Carmen" Opera

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Few operas can match Bizet's Carmen for passion, jealousy, revenge, and ultimate tragedy, set to stirring and glorious music, and the Met Opera's sweeping production by Richard Eyre brings it all vividly to life.

It's Pink Martini and Balanchine for Oregon Ballet Theatre at 25

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The legendary Bart Cook was on hand Saturday to whip Agon into shape -- that 1957 masterpiece that, after Apollo and The Four Temperaments, cemented the classic Balanchine style: cerebral, steely, stripped down.

All Women Have a Carmen Within

Amancay Tapia | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Amancay Tapia

Believe there is a "Carmen" lurking inside most of us and getting her out from time to time is particularly important in relationships, where we tend to see things with rose-colored glasses and ignore the red lights telling us to stop and change direction.

Mezzo-Soprano Sasha Cooke: Unmasked at SF Symphony's Masquerade Ball

Sean Martinfield | Posted 02.23.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

I would run into people in my neighborhood, colleagues, singers who - when you mention Mary Magdalene - have a very strong reaction or an immediate idea.

PHOTO: Is This The Most Memorable Movie Outfit Ever?

Posted 11.09.2013 | Style

Few women could capture a screen like Dorothy Dandridge did. The late actress' presence was enough to keep men's jaws dropped... and women attentively...

The Singer's Addiction Act II: The Pain

Adria Firestone | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Adria Firestone

Discover what it is in you that is calling out to be heard. Read books, watch movies, take walks and talk with those you love. Explore other aspects of yourself. Yes, a singer is an artist, but higher still, you are the creator of a far greater work -- your life.

Ray Manzarek: A Friend's Tribute

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Lauren Cahn

When I heard that Ray Manzarek had died, I immediately grabbed my iPod and clicked on The Doors' "Riders on the Storm." I listened as the sound of rain transformed into Manzarek's cascading keyboards.

Risë Stevens: A Brief Tribute

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Until my late teens Risë Stevens was all I knew of opera. I am sure mom wore out the grooves listening to the overture, and the arias "Habañera" and "Séguidilla". I knew these, too, by osmosis.

Tenor Noah Stewart Debuts With Berkeley Symphony in World Premiere of New Work by Steven Stucky

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.19.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

"We're inundated with so many messages on TV and the radio. We need to go back to the simplicity of a voice and a piano in a space where you can feel the energy of your neighbors."

In Sydney, Opera Grabs the Bull by the Horns

Joyce Morgan | Posted 05.10.2013 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

Outdoor opera is artistically risky. Some say it compromises the art form and that amplifying the singers' voices destroys opera's unique element, the sound of the unadulterated human voice. As a means to draw new audiences, the gamble is paying off.

Romantic Madame Butterfly Coming to L.A. Opera

Jay Weston | Posted 12.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

This heartbreaking tragedy of the beautiful geisha, Cio-Cio-San, who falls madly in love with the caddish American naval lieutenant who is unworthy of that love, is heart-rendering.

The Met Opera Season Analysis, Part One: What to Expect From September to October

Opera Teen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Opera Teen

On September 24th, the Metropolitan Opera opens its doors with a production of L'Elisir d'Amore for a whole new season. You can't help but be excited!

Trouble in the Opera Corner of iTunes Land

Opera Teen | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Opera Teen

Hello opera fans. Now I don't normally do short little posts like this, but I would like to tell you all about something weird (and possibly funny) ab...

Highlights From the Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano