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OAC concludes its season with an Offenbach farce and two settings of Pushkin

OAC concludes its season with an Offenbach farce and two settings of Pushkin | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Last night in the Southside Theater at Fort Mason, the Opera Academy of California (OAC) Summer Program For Emerging Singers gave the first of four performances
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Voix des Arts: A Voice for the Performing Arts throughout the World: CD REVIEW: Darius Milhaud – L’ORESTIE D’ESCHYLE (L. Phillips, D. Kempson, S. Outlaw, S. Delphis, B. Rae, T. Mumford, J. Lane, J....

Voix des Arts: A Voice for the Performing Arts throughout the World: CD REVIEW: Darius Milhaud – L’ORESTIE D’ESCHYLE (L. Phillips, D. Kempson, S. Outlaw, S. Delphis, B. Rae, T. Mumford, J. Lane, J.... | OperaMania | Scoop.it
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New York Philharmonic Taps Jaap van Zweden as Its Next Maestro

New York Philharmonic Taps Jaap van Zweden as Its Next Maestro | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The appointment of Mr. van Zweden ends nearly a year of speculation about who would succeed Alan Gilbert as music director when he steps down next year.
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In garage opera, lovers of an old art form seek a fresh twist

In garage opera, lovers of an old art form seek a fresh twist | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Saturday's was the first of four garage opera performances by Madison's Fresco Opera Theatre.
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Opera world pays tribute to Germanwings crash victims Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak

Opera world pays tribute to Germanwings crash victims Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Bryjak’s beautiful bronzed tone and Radner’s rich, deep and true contralto will be missed on the stages of Europe
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Jessye NormanMark Markham

Jessye NormanMark Markham | OperaMania | Scoop.it
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.
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Russian Opera Diva Obraztsova Dies at 75

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,...
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Rodin et son éternelle idole - Boris Eifman - l'Artichaut

Rodin et son éternelle idole - Boris Eifman - l'Artichaut | OperaMania | Scoop.it
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, …
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Ten Notable Performances and Recordings of 2014

Ten Notable Performances and Recordings of 2014 | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Contemporary music in the classical world is making headway, ever so gradually.
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UMS Director Michael Kondziolka to Receive Chevalier Award

UMS Director Michael Kondziolka to Receive Chevalier Award | OperaMania | Scoop.it
UMS Programming Director Michael Kondziolka was recently named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Minister of Culture. This distinction recognizes eminent artists and writers, and those who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world. Kondziolka receives the award in recognition of his significant contributions to bringing French performing arts to the United States. Said UMS National Council member Marylene Delbourg-Delphis: As a French citizen, I am thrilled to learn that Michael Kondziolka is now a Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters). The significance of this prestigious award is that it recognizes a continuous series of achievements and, as a result, is very hard to get. I am glad that my country values how effectively Michael evangelizes the French performing arts and I am sure that many other countries will follow suit. Michael's personal acumen, [...]
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Opera Singer Turned Neuroscientist Uses Music as Medicine for Dementia, Autism, and More

Opera Singer Turned Neuroscientist Uses Music as Medicine for Dementia, Autism, and More | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Listening to the right music can benefit the brain. (Page 1)
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A Veteran Opera Singer’s Biggest Challenge

A Veteran Opera Singer’s Biggest Challenge | OperaMania | Scoop.it
After performing more than 20 roles with the Metropolitan Opera since her 1991 debut, American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham is facing what she calls her toughest musical challenge yet.
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6 reasons why family-owned businesses are smoking the competition

6 reasons why family-owned businesses are smoking the competition | OperaMania | Scoop.it
"It's good business to keep it all in the family."
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Composer Matti Kovler realizes dream of reviving fairy-tale opera in Boston - The Boston Globe

Composer Matti Kovler realizes dream of reviving fairy-tale opera in Boston - The Boston Globe | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Composer Matti Kovler, the first composer-in-residence at Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, revives a whimsical fairy-tale opera he wrote as a high schooler in Israel.
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A tribute to Irving Guttman, the father of Western Canadian opera | Toronto Star

A tribute to Irving Guttman, the father of Western Canadian opera | Toronto Star | OperaMania | Scoop.it
As director of the Vancouver Opera, and later the Edmonton and Manitoba operas, Guttman had a remarkable ear for vocal talent
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Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Enjoy an evening of art and activities celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.
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Impresario Irene Dalis of Opera San José dies at 89

Impresario Irene Dalis of Opera San José dies at 89 | OperaMania | Scoop.it
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
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