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Italian Opera Flourishes In Guanajuato, Mexico

Lina de la Torre | Posted 09.01.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

Each year there are productions across Mexico and the well-informed audiences tend to respond with great enthusiasm. So, it is no surprise that you would find a world-class opera production like Lucia di Lammermoor being performed at a theatre in Central Mexico.

Chat With Giacomo Sagripanti In Seattle

Lina de la Torre | Posted 08.22.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

The talented and engaging Giacomo Sagripanti was in Seattle, Washington to conduct the Seattle Opera production of Count Ory. He made his first appearance as conductor for Seattle Opera conducting their production of Cenerentola (Cinderella) in 2013.

Words and Birds: Jamie Barton in Recital and "The Thieving Magpie" at Glimmerglass

Opera Teen | Posted 08.16.2016 | Arts
Opera Teen

Summer opera and classical music festivals walk a fine line: should the goal be to buoy the spirits through the hot summer months or present the same,...

Rare Rossini and Hot Jazz at Caramoor

ZEALnyc | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

Photo by Gabe Palacio By Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, July 15, 2016 Let's talk about Caramoor. I have spent many a night lying on the law...

Magical Evening in Milan

Lina de la Torre | Posted 12.31.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Looking for the chance to spend a magical evening in Milan? Attending an opera at the famous La Scala theatre in the...

Giornale Adriatico-Mediterraneo: Pesaro

Francis Levy | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Francis Levy

At night jasmine makes the air sweet in Pesaro. It's a timeless resort on the Adriatic where you can see down the waterfront by way of a neon lit carousel. There's no boardwalk with ski ball or bumper cars like on the Jersey shore or Long Beach.

A Time-Out With Isabel Leonard: In 'L'Heure Espagnole' at San Francisco Symphony, 6/4-6

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.01.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard appears with conductor Charles Dutoit and the San Francisco Symphony this week in Ravel's one-act comic opera, L'Heure espagnole

I Like My (Operatic) Meat Well Done

George Heymont | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

If one searched for the polymaths who made the greatest contributions to opera during the second half of the 20th century, two names would instantly come to mind.

Rossini's Hot Playlist

Lew Whittington | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

What is it about Rossini operas that make them still hot tickets? Could it be those galloping orchestrals or heart-stopping vocal vaults? Or perhaps those preposterous story lines are needed distractions in a time of stress.

A Fun-Filled "Barbiere di Siviglia" With Leonard and Maltman

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Few operas can provide an evening of such pure delight as Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and few productions of Rossini's comic gem are as much fun as the o...

Norma at San Francisco Opera

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Call me Norma. I am a Druidic priestess and I have a tool shed. My toolshed is in the Druidic barn (did we have barns back in ancient Gaul? never mind) and that's where I keep the kids I bore Pollione, our Roman enemy.

A Conversation with Lucas Meachem -- San Francisco Opera's Barber of Seville

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.25.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Conducted by Giuseppe Finzi and directed by Emilio Sagi, the production is a fine blend of Commedia dell'Arte Lite and drawing room humor played outside.

Opera As Team Sport

Kim Witman | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Kim Witman

We are currently producing an opera with 12 soloists. As our director said, that's at least eight or nine more than any opera needs.

What Artists Do While Waiting for the Next Inspiration

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

No artist is free from dry periods or mental blocks, when the old ideas seem to lead nowhere and new ones are hard to find. Different artists have approached the problem in various ways.

A Decadent 24-Hour Le Mans Menu

Honest Cooking | Posted 08.11.2011 | Home
Honest Cooking

It has been more than difficult to track down culinary traditions from Le Mans day, as you see it around the Super Bowl, World Cup Finals and other major sporting events. Something has to be done, right?

Chicago Opera Theater's Brian Dickie on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Brian Dickie, the general director of the Chicago Opera Theater, stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout, to discuss the 2010 Spring Festival.

What are we here for?

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

At the end of our short season it seems to be a legitimate question to ask. And it is a question that I ask from time to time during the rest of the ...