Tenor Salvatore Licitra is in grave condition following a motorcycle accident in Catania earlier this week. He’s not stranger to dramatic events. The world of opera prays for him.
Linda Esther Gray has written a splendid biography of her mentor, soprano Eva Turner (1892-1990). Dame Eva was the first British born soprano to have a huge international career-and she was quite the character on and off stage. Beautifully illustrated-its a book for anyone who loves music-in no way a “diva memoir.”
Heart of a Solider is a new opera by Christopher Theofanidis and Donna DiNovelli-set betwe Vietnam in the 60s and 9/11.
Richard Strauss’ delightful opera ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Listen to a classic recording this Saturday, August 13, at 1.30 p.m. on Classical 101.
This weekend Opera Columbus presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Pirates of Penzance in three performances at the Southern Theatre.
Roger L. Stephens was a world class singer, stage director, teacher and raconteur. He is remembered with a concert and celebration at OSU on June 13.
Saturday on Stage begins a new season of “Opera and More” this Saturday at 1:30. The series runs through November. Opera Columbus’s productions of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet begin the season.
The Opera Department at The Ohio State University’s School of Music presented the American stage premiere of Handel’s Faramondo in the Southern theater over the past weekend
Giulietta Simionato died earlier today in Rome-aged 99. May 5, 2010 The Italian mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato celebrates her 100th birthday next week. A few months ago she was peppy and energetic on an Italian TV program-she even sang. Sadly, my buddy Alessandro phoned yesterday to report that she took a bad turn last week and [...]
Hamlet was Ambroise Thomas’s sixth opera. The new production to be seen on March 27 is new to the Met but has been making the rounds for several years.