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OPERA NEWS

Ringhead Alert and Other Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Some good streaming coming up plus great news about our local Maestro Paiement, who is about to conduct Opera Parallele’s new production of Jonathon Dove’s comic opera Flight. BBC offers the “North Opera” acclaimed production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle...

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Opera Travel Goodies

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Some exciting opera travel opportunities coming up: Travel with Carol Rabin to the Met (4 operas) and SantaFe (4 operas) TWO EXCITING OPERA TOURS for 2017 Metropolitan Opera, April 24 - 30, 2017 Santa Fe Opera, August 1 - 6, 2017   Creative...

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Opera News with Some Crossover

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Hope you all have a very happy holiday season. Here are some news items you might find worthwhile. Baritone Dimitri Hvorostovsky cancels all future operas. Has balance problems. Amazing list of Great Drunk Composers. The question is, can you hear...

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Remember That Trump Tower Figaro Back in 1988?

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The NY Times interviewed Director Peter Sellars about the time, back in 1988, when he set Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in Trump Tower. Remember When Figaro Was Set in Trump Tower? An OperaBobb Side-bar: On Sunday afternoon Nov 13 we zipped down...

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A Fix for Mefistofele + a Great Find

Ciao, Opera Mavens. In the last OperaBobb post there was a link for Boito’s Mefistofele. That link stopped working the day after the posting. It became “not available” in the U.S. HOWEVER, I found a different link which works. It is, by the way, an exciting production...

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Opera Potpourri

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’re some opera goodies you should know about: From Stanford University and Valhalla Productions, Wagner's Siegfried, complete and fully staged, with orchestra and English and German titles: ---> Sat Nov 26 at 6:30pm and Sun Nov 27 at 3pm at...

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Now! Incredible Wealth of Opera Streams Available

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Tons of new opera productions are available for the taking. Here are a few I have recently seen. Verdi's Otello 2016 from Teatro Real, Madrid, Director David Alden, with Gregory Kunde, English subtitles. Verdi's Nabucco Oct 26, 2016 from Wallonie,...

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RIP John Del Carlo

Ciao, Opera Mavens. So sad to report that baritone John Del Carlo (Merola 1977) has passed away. He sang more than 30 roles at the San Francisco Opera starting in 1973. Below, enjoy the Barber of Seville Act 1 Finale from the Met 2007 production....

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Newsy Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s a catch-up on opera news: The annual Richard Tucker Gala will be streamed live from Carnegie Hall at 3pm on Sunday Oct 30. Among the star-studded performers will be Joyce DiDonato (Merola1997) and Nadine Sierra (Adler 2011-2012). Justice...

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