Lisette Oropesa Named as Winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 Beverly Sills Artist Award

7 May 2019 Soprano Lisette Oropesa, winner of the 2019 Beverly Sills Artist Award Jonathan Tichler/Met Opera L ESS THAN A MONTH after being named as the winner of the 2019 Richard Tucker Award, soprano Lisette Oropesa has been named as the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera's 2019 Beverly Sills Artist Award, the company announced today. The $50,000 prize, which is annually given to an extraordinarily gifted young singer with a rising Met career, is bestowed each year in honor of t..

A New Wotan Reigns in the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Ring’

It is one of the pinnacle roles in all of opera: Wotan, king of the gods in Wagner’s epic “Ring.” It’s a nearly fathomless part that demands a beautiful voice, power, subtle acting, keen intelligence and stamina. Great Wotans don’t exactly grow on trees. At the Metropolitan Opera, the German baritone Michael Volle has donned an eye patch and picked up a spear to sing his first complete “Ring” cycle (performances continue through May 11). Here, three of The New York Times’s classical music writer..

Meet the micro-cinema: ‘Gray Duck Theater’ opens in Rochester

The new concept combines a coffeehouse and a movie theater.Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse A groundbreaking new approach to the movie theater has officially arrived in Minnesota. On Friday, Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse opened in Rochester with a showing of Charlie Chaplin's "The Gold Rush." The 66-seat theater is the brainchild of Andy Smith, a Los Angeles native, and his Minnesotan wife Anna Smith, both of whom wanted to start "a vibrant and accepting film community in Rochester." Drive..

Don Giovanni – Opera News

In Review > North America TULSA Tulsa Opera 5/3/19 Lucia Lucas and Jana McIntyre in Tulsa Opera's Don Giovanni Photo by Shane Bevel TULSA OPERA CLOSED ITS seventy-first season in early May with an intriguing production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (seen May 3 and 5). Lucia Lucas, an American transgender woman who has been forging a su... In order to view this article, you must be a subscriber. If you already have an account, please enter your username and password. If you are not a..

5Point film fest returns to opera house Saturday

The 5Point Adventure Film Festival will be bringing the festival’s films upvalley this weekend. The annual Aspen Encore event will be held at the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday at 7 p.m., according to a news release. The event will feature highlights and winners from the festival, which took place last week in Carbondale. 5Point Executive Director Regna Jones and Program Director Meredith McKee will be hosting the screenings. According to the release, they will feature the following festival-wi..

Framingham movie theater evacuated after gun scare – Boston 25 News

Framingham movie theater evacuated after gun scare FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Police evacuted a movie theater on Friday night after a teen yelled out 'I have a gun' during a nighttime showing of The Avengers. The AMC Framingham 16 theater was cleared, row by row, after the incident around 7 p.m., police said. Police said a group of teenagers ran away after one teenager yelled out the threat, which was unfounded. Officers responded to the theater at 22..

Tivoli theater closes – film classes move back to campus – University News |...

Westport’s Tivoli Cinemas, one of the metro’s last art houses, closed its doors Friday after 36 years of operation. The cinema was a haven for small, independent artistic films that weren’t traditionally played in mainstream movie theaters. The Tivoli sought exclusive runs for films that were not being screened at any nearby cinemas, which eventually became more of an obstacle for the theater and less of a selling point. According to Mitch Brian, a UMKC film professor who has held classes at t..

Opera education hitting a high note – News from southeastern Connecticut –

Have you ever smashed a glass with your voice? Neither have most singers from Stonington-based Salt Marsh Opera, but they've heard the question before from the fifth and sixth graders in local schools who over the past seven years have been attending workshops and performances of world-renowned operas for free. It's all part of Salt Marsh's education programming that will culminate this year in a condensed one-hour performance of Mozart's "Magic Flute" in English on April 22 ..

Opera In Hong Kong Features Donald Trump Character – NPR

In the story, Trump discovers his twin brother in China. The author says his opera has no serious political meaning. He just knew using Trump would grab attention. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with an advance in culture. In Hong Kong, an opera features a man with a red tie and an enormous, blond wig. (SOUNDBITE OF OPERA, "TRUMP ON SHOW") UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (As character) Mr. Donald Trump. (SOUNDBITE OF GONG BANGING) INSKEEP: The character Donald Trump e..

Ellen Reid’s prism Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Music – Opera News

15 April 2019 COMPOSER ELLEN REID'S p r i s m, a dramatically and sonically daring opera about the effects of sexual and emotional abuse, has won this year's Pulitzer Prize for music. The work, which features libretto by Roxie Perkins, had its world premiere in November 2018 as part of LA Opera's Off Grand initiative before coming to New York in January as part of the 2019 Prototype Festival. Produced by Beth Morrison Projects in association with Trinity Church Wall Street, p ..

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