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A Conversation with Figaro By Way Of Opera Columbus

Opera Columbus brings Mozart's Marriage of Figaro to the Southern Theatre this week
March 3, 2015

Opera Columbus performs Marriage of Figaro in English this week at the Southern Theatre.

The Arts in Columbus (continued)…An Ongoing Feast

Columbus's Art Scene has been alive and kicking this February, and it looks as if we can only expect more.
2, 2015

The arts are thriving in Columbus Ohio. But a ticket to anything.

Who is This Guy Figaro, Anyway?

Adam Cioffari, Figaro for Opera Columbus. From Westerville High School to Berlin, Houston, Stuttgart and Santiago...back to Columbus!
March 2, 2015

Opera Columbus performs Mozart’s comedy of manners, The Marriage of Figaro, at the Southern Theater. Perfect for people who think they hate opera.

I Loves You, Porgy… and Bess

Porgy on his knees
Singer Cynthia Haymon; a famous Bess: "Isn't it ironic that it's one of the only roles that a black man has in an operatic repertoire, and he's on his knees the whole evening? There are all kinds of jazz notes. There are blues notes. I can't think of another score that's richer, that's got some of everything in it."
16, 2015

This weekend the Columbus Symphony Orchestra will feature Jonita Lattimore and Kevin Deas singing selections from the American opera that has sparked creativity and debate for nearly a century.

Valentine’s Day with Classical 101

Suites for your Sweetie
Join Classical101 this Valentine's Day for music fit for romance, and be sure to catch a local performance with your date.
13, 2015

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to enjoy a concert, or five, with your sweetie. Luckily, Columbus and Classical101 have plenty of suites to suit.

Opera Abbreviated Podcast: The Merry Widow

Renée Fleming as Hanna Glawari in Lehár's The Merry Widow.
Renée Fleming as Hanna Glawari in Lehár's The Merry Widow.
January 15, 2015

Opera Abbreviated tells you everything you need to enjoy this week’s live in HD broadcast of Lehar’s The Merry Widow.

Rolando Villazón’s Resume: Tenor and Cartoonist?

15, 2015

Tenor Rolando Villazón had a congenital cyst lodged in his left vocal fold, something you go after with a scalpel…something which causes everyone who uses their voice for a living to recoil in horror. Good thing he had a backup plan.

WOSU TV Airs PBS’s Met Broadcast of The Marriage of Figaro

Isabel Leonard as Cherubino and Marlis Petersen as Susanna in Mozart’s
Isabel Leonard as Cherubino and Marlis Petersen as Susanna in Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro" airing on “Great Performances at the Met.”
January 9, 2015

Friday, January 16th you can watch a broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro from your own living room, courtesy of WOSU TV.

Saying Goodbye to 2014

Claudio Abbado was considered one of the world's finest conductors.
December 31, 2014

The world of music lost many voices in 2014.

A New Biography of Tenor Roland Hayes

roland hayes
Roland Hayes: Legacy of an American Tenor by Christopher Brooks and Robert Sims
December 17, 2014

A new biography of the first African America classical musician to have an international career.