Don't tell Sara Gartland that opera plots are outlandish. This is a woman who met her future husband in an opera house, suffered a stroke while Skyping him, then had her wedding held up for 90 minutes while nine groomsmen were freed from a broken-down elevator.   Gartland will sing the title role in the upcoming Utah Opera production of Verd...

The Washington National Opera (WNO) and the Virginia Opera both spring into action this month as their 2013-2014 seasons get underway. WNO is first out the gate, opening its season at the Kennedy Center Opera House this coming Sunday afternoon with a matinee performance of Richard Wagner's epic love story, "Tristan und Isolde." The company wi...

When: Sunday, May 12, 2013 — 10 a.m. Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre — 290 Harvard Street, Brookline MA [map]As part of its "Opera in Cinema" series, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline will offer — on May 12 — a rare chance to enjoy a genre-defining masterwork by Giuseppe Verdi. Containing some of the greatest choral music ever composed, the...

La CSO e il Maestro Riccardo Muti rendono omaggio a Verdi, nell'anno del bicentenario, con un evento: portare la musica del meraviglioso compositore italiano in diretta nel mondo. E' questa una manifestazione unica nel suo genere, sì un omaggio all'autore più eseguito nel mondo, ma anche un grande atto d'amore.   Infatti, nel bicentenario di...

Composer Giuseppe Verdi's bold and fascinating opera, Rigoletto, will be presented live and fully staged in Middletown on Saturday, May 14. Performed by the acclaimed CT Lyric Opera company and CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Greater Middletown Concert Association hosts this one-night-only event at Middletown's MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 La...

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Verdi's Il Trovatore in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Sir David McVicar, conducted by Asher Fisch. It opens Monday, October 27 with 8 performances through Saturday, November 29. Performance dates: Oct. 27, Nov. 12, 15, 18, 21, and 29 at 7:30pm; and Nov. 5 and 9 at 2pm.   One of t...

The Toledo Opera's new production of Aida, which opened last night in the Valentine Theatre, delivers an impressive balance of spectacle and intimacy, with a Pharaoh's treasury of powerful singing, abundant and convincing drama, and plenty of color and action.   The Valentine stage literally bursts with life from the opening scene to the fin...

Nov 17 at 2 PM Indianapolis Opera and the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana team up to celebrate the 200th birthday of Italy's greatest opera composer.   This afternoon concert features performances by opera guest soloists, the Indianapolis Opera chorus and a special prosecco toast!

What better way to celebrate Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial than with a production of Falstaff? This opera, which adapts William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts I and II, and the Bard's The Merry Wives of Windsor, is nothing short of a sheer delight.   The title character Falstaff (baritone Roberto Frontali in makeup and a fat...

di Fabiana Yvonne Lugli   Nell'ottobre 2013 si son festeggiati i 200 anni dalla nascita di Giuseppe Verdi e le celebrazioni e gli onori resi al grande Maestro a livello mondiale confermano l'indiscusso successo che, ad oggi, ancora le sue opere e la sua immagine riscuotono in tutto il mondo. Tanti gli eventi e le celebrazioni a New York. E n...