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Opera Columbus presents a new way to experience Puccini’s beloved La boheme, Sundays through November 18 at Shadowbox. FREE.
This is my twice yearly “Cow town, my ___ (bottom) post. Here are a few of the arts events I’m looking forward to as the 2012-2013 season gets under way. Just a few mind you. Remember, you’ll hear these concerts and more, broadcast on Classical 101. As a part of this preview, I’ve indicated a which [...]
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.
Someone once said that we’re all embarrassed by Puccini operas, but that many of us would also have to admit that Puccini’s operas are what turned us into opera lovers in the first place. Embarrassed? It’s those long, lush, romantic melodies that make us feel like lovesick teenagers. It’s the faux boheminaism, the faux orientalism, [...]
Sony Classical continues to release Saturday afternoon Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts from days gone by. The latest in their series is a performances of Puccini’s La Boheme from 1958.
Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi starred in many of Giacomo Puccini’s operas, including La Boheme. Here her sing her heart out as Mimi alongside Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling.
WOSU’s Jennifer Hambrick reviews Eric Siblin’s new book, The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece.