Opera Saratoga Announces 2023 Season

Opera Saratoga is pleased to announce their 2023 summer season: Don Pasquale, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and The Selfish Giant – all to be performed at Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs, NY. Tickets will be available for Subscribers in January 2023. Single Tickets…

UMass Opera to Present “Love & Lust: Lost & Found”

Selections from operas by Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, others accompanied by UMass Symphony AMHERST (Mass.) – The UMass Opera program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance is pleased to present their annual performance on Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. Love and Lust: Lost and Found will feature arias,…

Williams Opera Workshop Presents “Die Zauberflöte”

Williams Opera WorkshopMonday, January 23, 7:30pmWednesday, January 25, 7:30pmChapin HallFREE Williams Opera Workshop (WOW) is a project involving talented Williams student singers working together to prepare operatic scenes. This offers singers the opportunity to further develop skills in stage acting and character development while working as part of an ensemble. This…

An Opera singer in the Time of Covid

CATSKILL- “When I graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2020,” says Rachel Wagman, “all my final performances and graduation were cancelled.”  The promising young opera singer had no opportunities, no video footage.  “I basically got thrown out into the pandemic world.  There was absolutely nothing for me career-wise.” And so, she…

“Medea” kicks off Met Opera Live in HD season at Mahaiwe

Great Barrington, Mass.—The Metropolitan Opera’s 2022-23 “Live in HD” season will open Saturday, October 22 at 1 p.m. with Cherubini’s Medea. The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will broadcast the production — and subsequent operas — on its big screen with state-of-the-art audio and visual technology.   “Medea, a new production directed and designed by David McVicar, will be a great…

REVIEW: Berkshire Opera Festival’s “Don Giovanni”

by Barbara Waldinger In the age of Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein, how is a director embarking on a production of one of the many versions of the Don Juan story to approach the lasciviousness of the main character?   Beginning in the Middle Ages, across multiple genres and cultures…

Berkshire Opera Festival Presents its 2022 Mainstage Production “Don Giovanni”

On August 20, 23, and 26, Berkshire Opera Festival‘s 2022 season culminates with the summer’s most ambitious undertaking: a new staging by BOF co-founder Jonathon Loy of Mozart’s comedy-tragedy masterpiece DON GIOVANNI at the historic, intimate Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA. BOF Artistic Director and co-founder Brian Garman, called a “wizard” with complex scores by Bachtrack, conducts the Berkshire Opera…

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