Although Benjamin Britten’s opera “Billy Budd” is undeniably a tragedy, there’s also an element of sweetness to the title character whose innocence leads to his demise. There’s another element of sweetness to Los Ang
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.
After many seasons of anchoring its seasons with classics — 'Carmen,' 'Tosca,' 'La Traviata' and 'The Magic Flute' to name a handful — the Kentucky Opera is taking a turn next season by performing rare works, masterworks that the company has not produced and new works that tell the story of American life.