Latest News for: Verdi live opera


Commentary: Why new music has come roaring back in L.A.

The Los Angeles Times 29 Jun 2022
Phil has presented, by my casual count, works by 70 living composers, most of them premieres ... To pick a grand and traditional institution, Los Angeles Opera displays a 3-1 score sheet — two operas and one orchestral song cycle by living composers and an opera by Verdi (go back two weeks to March 19 and add a third new opera).

Despite fierce blowback, ZooMontana sticking with hosting 'Drag Queen Story Hour'

Longview News-Journal 11 Jun 2022
Let me be clearZoo Montana prides itself in being inclusive of all living beings,” Ewelt wrote ... When the Rimrock Opera Company needed a live lynx for its 2013 production of Verdi’s “Aida,” Ewelt provided one from the zoo, and a great horned owl.

Six picks for your L.A. weekend: flamenco, Cambodian rock, free opera and more

The Los Angeles Times 02 Jun 2022
Flamenco, a Swedish multimedia artist and cool Cambodian rock make our short list of Southern California cultural offerings this weekend ... Opera’s ‘Aida’ simulcast. Los Angeles Opera will stream a live performance of Verdi’s classic tragedy from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion directly to large LED screens at three locations across Southern California.


Santa Monica Daily Press 26 May 2022
Oh, I know, if you look up experts’ opinions on The Best Operas Ever, Verdi shows up a lot but not “Aida.” Feh ... LA OPERA performs VERDI’S “AIDA,” Music Center, 6/4 (also live simulcast at SM Pier), 9, 12; “GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER,” Ruskin Group Theatre, 6/3-7/17; , SONNY GREEN, LA JUKE JOINT BLUES FESTIVAL, Maui Sugar Mill Saloon, 6/4; DR.


Santa Monica Daily Press 19 May 2022
28; LA OPERA performs VERDI’S “AIDA,” Music Center, 5/29, 6/2, 4 (also live simulcast at SM Pier), 9, 12; LAURENCE JUBER, McCabe’s, 5/28; “GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER,” Ruskin Group Theatre, 6/3-7/17; , SONNY GREEN, LA JUKE JOINT BLUES FESTIVAL, Maui Sugar Mill Saloon, 6/4; DR.

Column: The opera singer with Iowa roots

Dispatch Argus 01 May 2022
In the opera world, she was Margherita Roberti, a soprano of great power and versatility who had performed on three continents, but was best known for the 17 seasons she sang in Italy. The recordings were of her live performances and cover a staggering range of roles. She seems to have been featured in almost all of Verdi’s operas.

My sinking feeling about sex in a swimming pool: PARTICK MARMION reviews Daddy

The Daily Mail 08 Apr 2022
Rating. ... Well, here he is again, in the kind of guise the unholy count might assume today. a Californian art dealer, living in idle luxury beside a sun-drenched swimming pool ... Pool party ... South African soprano Pretty Yende stars as Violetta in Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's tragic opera, broadcast live in UK cinemas from the Royal Opera House ... .

A sad truth of this war is the blurred lines between real sentiment and saccharine sentimentality

Irish Independent 31 Mar 2022
If phosphorous rains over its cities now, it will not reign over its people in the future.Because that sentiment lives in the Verdi sung before the opera house in Odesa, a Bach cello suite played in the rubble of Kharkiv, a hit from sung in an icy bomb shelter.It dwells in the ...

A musical smorgasbord as Tovey returns to Sarasota Orchestra

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 27 Mar 2022
Like so many things in the arts world of late, what you see in performance now initially was scheduled in the Before Times ... Before that second “audition” could happen, COVID struck and shut down live performances for a year. More. Sarasota Opera returns to comfortable ground with Verdi’s ‘Attila’. More ... CONCERT PREVIEW ... .

The Met puts Verdi’s ‘Don Carlos’ on the big screen

The Spokesman-Review 24 Mar 2022
The Met Live in HD presents Verdi's "Don Carlos" on Saturday and Wednesday ... Opera lovers rejoice. The Met Live in HD will screen its production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlos” three times over the next few days ... This is The Met’s first presentation of the full five-act French version of Verdi’s opera.

The Joffrey Ballet astonishes in Zellerbach Hall

The Daily Californian 22 Mar 2022
The Joffrey Ballet is in a league of its own ... The company opened with “Birthday Variations,” a series of short, playful dances set to Giuseppe Verdi’s lively opera-ballet music ... The air in Zellerbach loosened with laughter at the pair’s lively cat and mouse routine, erupting again at Yoshihisa Arai’s surprising, clever performance.

Sarasota Opera returns to a season of grand works amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 04 Feb 2022
In his 40 years of leading the Sarasota Opera, Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi has faced a variety of obstacles in building the company’s reputation as a home for the works of Verdi and productions that stay true to the intentions of the composers ... A chance to perform.Sarasota Opera artists revel in return to live performances.

5 Things To Do This Weekend

Newburyport Daily News 28 Jan 2022
Admire thespians’ work. The Amesbury High School Drama Club presents “Almost Maine’ by John Cariani in the school auditorium Friday at 7 p.m ... to hear opera sung live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Verdi’s “Rigoletto” will be performed by acclaimed singers Quinn Kelsey, Rosa Feola and Piotr Beczala ... .

At Tanglewood, a partial season in 2021 was better than no season at all

The Berkshire Eagle 30 Dec 2021
The celebration may prove to have been short-lived ... The Berkshire Opera Festival mounted a much-acclaimed production of Verdi’s “Falstaff.” Although pandemic precautions mostly prevailed — gaps between clusters of socially distanced listeners left a checkerboard effect in the 5,000-seat Tanglewood Shed — postponements began late in the year.

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