Romanian National Opera House – Bucharest, Romania

OPERA NEWS

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 1962 – 2017

From his official Facebook page:  "On behalf of the Hvorostovsky family, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dmitri Hvorostovsky – beloved operatic baritone, husband, father, son, and friend – at age 55. After a two-and-a-half-year battle with...

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Subtitles on Your Cellphone and Other News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The Vienna Staatsoper streams its subtitles on your cellphone. There’s an app for it. See Subtitles for Iphone/Ipad and Android. You aim your phone toward your sound source and the sound triggers the subtitles. I tested this on Nov 4 with Vienna’s...

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For Fans of Eleazar Rodriguez (Merola 2009, 2010)

Trailer for English National Opera's Barber of Seville with Eleazar Rodriguez as Count Almaviva. https://www.eno.org/collections/barber-seville-trailer/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=171009-Barber-post-opening%20(1)&utm_content=&crmid=...

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A World Premiere and Other Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. A brand new Hamlet opera from Glyndebourne plus a new, unique 12-episode streaming opera, plus news of two important musicologists who are locally familiar. The World Premiere of Hamlet by Brett Dean. From Glyndebourne with an all-star cast. At 9am...

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More June Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Great opera news keeps rolling in. Ojai Festival at Berkeley, June 15-17. Opera fans will be especially interested in the Friday, June 16 performance. Fri, June 16 7pm, Zellerbach Playhouse Pre-performance Talk With Ojai at Berkeley music director...

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Take Me Out to the Ballpark (for Don Giovanni)

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s the invitation you’ve been waiting for. San Francisco Opera says: You’re cordially invited to join us for our free AT&T Park Simulcast of Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI on Friday evening, June 30th at 7:30pm. Be part of this spectacular San Francisco...

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Time-Sensitive Opera Cruise Message

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Below is a time-sensitive message from Opera Cruisemeister Tom Taffel. NOW through May 25 we can offer an exclusive $1,100 shipboard credit per suite on our Mediterranean OPERA group sailing for next May, 2018 aboard “the world’s most luxurious...

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Racette News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. For fans of Patricia Racette (Adler 1989 1990): Racette to Receive Honorary Doctorate from SF Conservatory of Music Racette Turns Opera Director in St. Louis...

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Cornucopia of Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s the latest opera news: Done With Opera (Sort Of) Renée Fleming Heads To Broadway from Washington Post Soprano Nadine Sierra (Adler 2011-2012) Wins $50K Richard Tucker Award from New York Times. Quite a few other Merolini were also awarded:...

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Special Message from Berklee College of Music TODAY

Ciao, Opera Mavens. In this timely message TODAY, Berklee College of Music seeks to increase student happiness with a new musical innovation. Just sayin’ . . . Click here or go to: https://www.berklee.edu/. An OperaBobb sidebar: Saw Hamilton at the Orpheum. All the...

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