Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Opera House in City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia

OPERA EVENTS

Exciting Lucia Streamed from Madrid

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The applause for the sextet lasted so long they sang it a second time. Today’s Lucia di Lammermoor from Madrid starred Lisette Oropesa and Xavier Camerena, both in absolutely top form. It’s all available to stream, with English subtitles, on Opera...

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A Gounod Rarity and Kaufmann Parsifal

Ciao Opera Mavens. The 1854 Gounod opera La Nonne Sanglante (The Bloody Nun), June 2018, is available on YouTube. I originally decided to only “sample” this Paris Opera Comique rarity, but could not give it up because of the music. The production is good but very,...

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Classes, Workshops, & Lectures – July 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! There's not much going on in July so I'm also giving you heads-up on some August & September events. STANFORD CONTINUING EDUCATION https://tinyurl.com/StanfordPuccini2018 An Introduction to Puccini - Join Speight Jenkins for this five-week course...

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Check Out These Exciting New Streams

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Summer is bringing a lot of good streams. Check out: For fans of early Verdi: From Wallonie (Liege, Belgium) Macbeth, with Leo Nucci, June 14, 2018. For fans of Berlioz: Also from Wallonie La Damnation de Faust with Paul Groves, Ildebrando...

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Broadcasts – July 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for July: PBS – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=15125 La Boheme (Puccini) – Vittorio Grigolo as the poor poet Rodolfo who falls in love with the seamstress Mimi,...

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Broadcasts – June 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for June: THE SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ON KDFC https://www.kdfc.com/2018/05/the-opera-hour/ The Opera Hour - This week, Matthew and Bill get you primed for SF Opera’s Ring. Matthew takes you backstage to meet horn...

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Classes, Workshops, & Lectures – June 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your educational opera-tunities for June: OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTES More Great Voices: The Art of Singing - In this five-week course, instructor Diane Mauch will show what lies behind this stunning art form and discuss voice...

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