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OSU Alumna Eugenie Grunewald Puts Drama in Columbus Opera

18, 2012

International operatic mezzo-soprano and Ohio State University alumna Eugenie Grunewald returns to Columbus this week to serve as artistic consultant for Opera Project Columbus’ production of “A Taste of Opera: Scenes from Opera’s Best.” Performances Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at Gray Chapel on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.

Rise Stevens, Looking Wonderful at 98!

Rise Stevens as Carmen around 1950. Still wowin' 'em today at age 98.
November 10, 2011

Rise Stevens age 98 is honored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Friday Treat: “Carmen” Commotion

22, 2011

How about a bullfight for your Friday morning? Watch this video of “Les voici” from a production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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Giulietta Simionato, born May 12, 1910

4, 2010

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 [...]