In a special program of classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook, Jessye Norman mesmerizes audiences in a recital of songs by Arlen, Bernstein, Gershwin, Kern and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, and others.
Russia's famed mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova, who has performed at the world's top opera houses, died Monday at age 75. Obraztsova's cultural foundation said in a statement that she died of cardiac arrest at a clinic in Germany, but didn't provide further details. Born in Leningrad,...
Si Boris Eifman a pour habitude d’inspirer ses œuvres de la littérature russe, pour son dernier ballet, c’est à une passion française que le chorégraphe russe rend hommage. Ainsi, les 13 et 14 décembre dernier, …
Irene Dalis, the San Jose native who established a starry international career as an operatic mezzo-soprano before returning to found and run Opera San José for 30 years, died Sunday in San Jose after a brief illness. Larry Hancock, her longtime collaborator who succeeded her at the company's helm in June, confirmed her death. For the young singers in her charge, she was a nurturing but strict mentor; her co-workers and members of the company’s board soon learned that she rarely took no for an
Lenape Center proudly hosts the world premiere of the Purchase of Manhattan concert opera at Marble Collegiate Church, with the support of the Collegiate Churches of New York and Intersections International.
Was the island’s price tag really $24 worth of beads? Commissioned by the Lenape Center, Purchase of Manhattan sings-to-life the drama surrounding New York City’s beginning from the perspective of the Lenape, Manhattan's first native peoples. Purchase of Manhattan is exquisitely scored b
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The Metropolitan Opera is headed for a lockout, according to its general manager, Peter Gelb. The employees are demoralized and surprised by this prospect, but bewilderment is something they’re familiar with from the Gelb regime.