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Columbus Becomes Mozart’s Home Town

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Mozart this Sunday
April 25, 2013

This weekend, Opera Columbus presents Canada’s Opera Atelier in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Southern Theatre, and you can hear Mozart’s Requiem at King Avenue United Methodist Church.

My Favorite Columbus Performances of 2012

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Linda Dorff and Matt Clemens in "Souvenir"
December 19, 2012

My favorite performances given by our arts community in 2012. Just one fella’s opinion. What were your favorites? Let us know!

A La boheme for Columbus

La boheme on your lap and in your face at Shadowbox. A good time had by all!
October 17, 2012

Opera Columbus presents a new way to experience Puccini’s beloved La boheme, Sundays through November 18 at Shadowbox. FREE.

Columbus Collaborates

Columbus, Ohio: The arts are thriving here
September 28, 2012

Columbus is blessed with performing arts organizations dazzling us separately, and together.

The New Arts Season, Part 1

They want YOU to go to the opera
August 23, 2012

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 [...]

This Weekend: Opera Columbus Presents The Pirates of Penzance

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This weekend Opera Columbus presents Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance at the Southern Theatre.
9, 2011

This weekend Opera Columbus presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Pirates of Penzance in three performances at the Southern Theatre.

Central Ohio To Celebrate Life of Roger Stephens on June 13

Roger L. Stephens passed away last February in Knoxville, TN where he had been Director of the School of Music at the University of Tennessee since 2001.
June 8, 2011

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.

After a 272-Year Wait, Handel’s Faramondo Appears

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Handel's Faramondo gets a long-awaited view
May 17, 2010

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

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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 [...]

Opera Columbus Presents Pagliacci

Ruggero Leoncavallo
Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci was the composer's first great success
October 20, 2009

I want you to attend Opera Columbus’s production of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at the Ohio Theatre, Columbus, this Friday and Sunday. There’s no reason for this verismo classic not to be a sellout.