From the House of the Dead, NYC

From the House of the DeadOpera Three ActsMusic by Leoš JanáčekText (Czech) the composer, based on Dostoevsky's novelWorld Premiere: Brno, National Theater, April 12, 1930U.S. Premiere: NET Television, December 3, 1969Metropolitan Opera Premiere: November 12, 2009 Conductor: Esa-Pekka SalonenFilka  ...

Kepler, Brooklyn Academy

 KeplerPart of the 2009 Next Wave FestivalNov 18, 20 & 21, 2009 at 7:30pmAn Opera by Philip GlassLibretto by Martina WinkelBruckner Orchestra LinzConducted by Dennis Russell Davies www.bam.org  Philip Glass always does the unexpected. Or, as he said  ...

Macbeth, Dublin

Macbethby Giuseppe Verdi Opera IrelandDublin: Gaiety Theatre 14th - 22nd November, 2009http://www.operaireland.ie/Verdi’s avowed intention with Macbeth was to introduce true dramatic force to his work, previously dominated by historical and religious subjects that provided power largely by inference. Macbeth  ...

Lohengrin-Houston

LohengrinMusic and Libretto by Richard WagnerHouston Grand OperaNovember 8, 2009Houston, TXwww.houstongrandopera.orgSimon O'Neill (Lohengrin) and Adrianne Pieczonka (Elsa) in Wagner's LohengrinCredit: Courtesy of Houston Grand Opera; Photo by Felix SanchezWhat is it about do-gooders who want to remain anonymous? Whether  ...

Otello, San Francisco

OtelloOpera by Giuseppe VerdiLibretto by Arrigo BoitoAfter the play by William ShakespeareSan Francisco OperaConducted by Nicola LuisottiDirected by Stephen BarlowNovember 8-December 2, 2010www.sfopera.comJohan Botha (Otello) and Zvetelina Vassileva (Desdemona) photo by Cory WeaverWhen the great Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi  ...

Elixir of Love, Houston

The Elixir of Loveby Gaetano DonizettiHouston Grand OperaOctober 24, 2009Houston, TXwww.houstongrandopera.orgEktarina Slurina (Adina)  HGO Chorus. Photo: Felix Sanchez. Attention sensitive men of questionable self esteem, sometimes you get thegirl, and if you are lucky, the money too. So it goes  ...

Abduction from the Seraglio, SF

The Abduction From the SeraglioOpera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLibretto by Johann Gottlieb StephanieDirected by Chas Rader-ShieberConducted by Cornelius Meister/Giuseppe FinziSan Francisco OperaSept. 23, 26 and 29; October 2, 11, 17 and 23, 2009http://sfopera.com/o/286.aspAnna Christy (Blonde). Photo  ...

Ariadne auf Naxos, Washington D.C.

Ariadne auf Naxos Music by Richard Strauss Libretto by Hugo van Hofmannsthal Conducted by Andreas Delfs Directed by Chris Alexander Washington National Opera October 24-November 13, 2009 http://www.dc-opera.org/ Photo: Karin Cooper Transformation is the focus of Richard  ...

Falstaff, Washington D.C.

Falstaff Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Arrigo Boito based on William Shakespeare’s plays The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV Conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing Directed by Christian Räth Washington National Opera October 10-30, 2009 http://www.dc-opera.org/ Photo:  ...

Ancient Sounds: Music of Iraq and India

 Ancient Sounds : Music of Iraq and India> Rahim AlHaj and Alam Khan and musicians> 19 Sept 2009 Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA> www.ciis.eduAlam Khan>>While this concert was hardly opera, all music is, to some degree,> theatrical, and dramatic  ...