A lot of my peers and teachers maybe were surprised that I got an award for overcoming challenges because they didn’t know about things at home and my health.
That was deliberate. It was important to me to keep up my grades without people expecting less of me because I was having hard times.
My family’s problems started when I was 7 and Mom was diagnosed with cancer. She spent years in treatment.
I’m glad to say she’s cancer-free now, but related health problems cause severe pain. I’m amazed at ..
7 May 2019
Soprano Lisette Oropesa, winner of the 2019 Beverly Sills Artist Award
Jonathan Tichler/Met Opera
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..
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..
In Review > North America
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...
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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..
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 ..
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..
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 ..
A games publisher in China is following the path of its larger peer Tencent to back a wide spectrum of startups for financial gains. Beijing Kunlun Wanwei, or Kunlun, announced in a filing this week that it plans to inject $50 million into autonomous driving startup Pony.ai in exchange for a 3 percent stake.
Pony.ai confirmed the investment with TechCrunch in an email response, adding that the money contributes to its pre-B round of financing. The startup last pocketed $102 million, which value..
In Review > North America
NEW YORK CITY
Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater
Joseph Tancredi, Riley Bragg and Adam Goldstein in Dona D. Vaughn's production of Britten's Albert Herring at Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater
Photo by Anna Yatskevich
ALBERT HERRING, Benjamin Britten’s gently satirical take on the sanctimonious propriety of village life, received a thoroughly delectable production by Manhattan School of Music’s Senior Opera Theater...
In order to ..
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