The scene is from a Belgian opera house. It is what one US opera chief has chosen as his Facebook pic. Strange fact: The Belgian conductor who has just been fined for taking sneaky pictures on a French nudist beach is on the staff of this same US opera company. He and the opera boss […]
"On a Theme of Paganini" "Ibsen's House" "Ghost in the Machine" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA February 15, 2018 by Rita Felciano copyright © RIita Felciano 2018 Helgi Tomasson has an astute sense for programming. Show More Summary
In the first act of The Banality of Love by Ella Milch-Sheriff, a world premiere at Regensburg Opera, the audience is showered with yellow stars in the opening act. One the opening night, some people walked out. My own reaction was mild amusement, not much more. The opera recounts the affair between the brilliant […]
Glass’ music is everywhere — in concert halls, in opera houses, on film and television soundtracks. He has created both a singular sound world and a repertoire of compositional strategies that have almost single-handedly transformed the face of contemporary music. His work has become a reference point for much of what audiences have experienced for […]
"The [Paris Opera], which celebrates its 350th birthday next year, is an unlikely contradiction to the worldwide trend of an aging audience at operas.... According to the company, it had 95,000 audience members younger than 28 last season - more than 10 percent of tickets sold and 30,000 more than just two years before."
“Romeo & Juliet” The Washington Ballet Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. February 17, 2018 by Arielle Ostry copyright © 2018 by Arielle Ostry John Cranko’s “Romeo & Juliet” performed by the...Show More Summary
"Serenade," "The Chairman Dances-Quartet For Two," "Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes" San Francisco Ballet San Francisco War Memorial Opera House San Francisco,CA February 13, 2018 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2018 The first of this season’s repertory programs was called “Bright Fast Cool Blue”. Show More Summary
The authorities in Braunschweig are investigating allegations against the former artistic director Philip Kochheim who, in addition to sexual complaints previously reported, is accused of kicking an assistant’s telephone down a flight of stairs and hitting her on the head. Two complaints were to the police. Kochheim has offered no comment. Report here. Kochheim has moved on […]
?Peter Sarkisian: Video Works? opened at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University?s downtown art gallery. The exhibition, which features video projections on sculpture, will show through April 21 in Reavley Gallery. Show More Summary
Janacek: From the House of the Dead - Welsh National Opera (Photo Clive Barda) Welsh National Opera has announced its plans for the 2018-19 season. Bold ones they are too, and to be treasured all the more warmly because this is David Pountney's final year as artistic director. Show More Summary
Colorado Ballet Announces 2018/2019 Season Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs announced the 2018/2019 season today, which will feature five productions at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
This time I was almost literally in Arthur Rothstein's footsteps when I took my Kodachrome slide of Virginia City's Piper's Opera House in August 1966, 26 years and some months after he was clicking his shutter. Had my family been there for him as they were for me, my father would have been 38, my mother 31 and my brother 2 going on 3. Show More Summary
March 1940. "Piper's Opera House. Virginia City, Nevada." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.
Appearing on CNN Monday morning, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) wanted no part in discussing the domestic abuse charges levied against two now-departed White House staffers saying the revelations are “soap opera news.” Speaking with host Chris Cuomo, Brooks tried to dismiss the spousal abuse...
Reporting about the two White House aides who left their posts in recent days after being accused of domestic violence is “soap opera news,” according to Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). During a CNN interview on Monday morning, host Chris Cuomo described the accusations made by former White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s ex-wives, including photographs […]
I finally got to see Total Control for the first time at the Opera House show. It was in Sydney so everyone basically stood there with their arms crossed the whole time, and it was... The post LISTEN: Total Control – ‘Laughing at the System’ LP appeared first on Who The Hell.
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Sergio Morabito, head dramaturg of Oper Stuttgart, will join Vienna in the same position in October. His job is to cover for the incoming director Bogdan Roš?i?, who has no experience of working in an opera house. The appointment was announced by Roš?i?’s interim operation, not by the Vienna Opera itself.
“Whipped Cream” American Ballet Theatre Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. February 1, 2018 by Ashley McKean copyright © 2018 by Ashley McKean Alexei Ratmansky's “Whipped Cream” stirred up a concoction of whimsy and merriment that lifted the mood and lightened the spirit of balletgoers on Thursday. Show More Summary