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The New Arts Season, Part 1

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They want YOU to go to the opera
2:00PM
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.
4:19PM
June
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

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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.
1:16PM
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
2:36PM
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

2:50PM
May
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

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Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci was the composer's first great success
11:24AM
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.

A Preview of the 2009-2010 Arts Season

Theater Chairs in the Southern Theatre
Your seat awaits for the 2009-2010 Fall Arts Season
4:10PM
September 9, 2009

Here’s a list of performances and events in Central Ohio’s new arts season about which I’m most excited.

The History of Opera in Columbus

Bayreuth 1876 - 1st performance of Rheingold
Opera In the Days Before it Came to Columbus...
10:03AM
June
24, 2009

The meanest Buckeye linebacker is no match for a prima donna.