Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Saturday on Stage Returns with Opera Columbus “Figaro”
Saturday on Stage begins a new season of opera broadcasts this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. We’ll be together every Saturday afternoon through November with your favorites, plus a share of operas that are rarely heard.
The festivities begin with Opera Columbus‘s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Remember the subtitle of this opera, baaed on a play by Beaumarchais is Une folle journee, One Crazy Day.
Here’s a video introduction for this weekend’s broadcast of Figaro from WOSU’s ArtZine:
Opera Columbus returns on June 4th with Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. You know the drill on that one: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy and girl kill themselves, everybody sings, curtain calls are great, and it’s all good.
Here’s the schedule through June. Saturdays at 1:30 p.m., with my own pithy (or obnoxious) commentary
- May 28 – Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Columbus)
- June 4 Â - Gounod: Romeo et Juliette (Opera Columbus)
- June 11 – Verdi: Don Carlo with Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Shirley Verrett and Montserrat Caballe, conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini
- June 18 – Offenbach: Vert-Vert, a naughty operetta from 19th century Paris
- June 25 – Mozart: Idomeneo from the 1964 Glyndebourne Festival, with Richard Lewis and Luciano Pavarotti
Join me Saturdays at 1:30 p.m., immediately following Serenata
Coming in July: Gilbert and Sullivan; Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman with Jane Eaglen and Daniel Barenboim; and Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses, with Frederica von Stade and Richard Stilwell.