Opera Company (930 E. Burleigh St.) invites audiences into their Riverwest
studio to experience world-class opera free of fuss. The new @ The Center series offers affordable performances
in an intimate, informal setting in the neighborhood in which the company
resides. “We don’t want to just be
One way of viewing Mozart’s operatic masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro is as a landmark embodying the final glories of 18th-century classicism—a gleaming summation of “ancient regime” European aristocracy. Set on the
Always enterprising in its efforts
to offer new and varied productions, the Florentine Opera, having won Grammy
awards for its world premiere recording of Rio
de Sangre and its brilliant CD of Elmer
Gantry, offers another departure from standard operatic fare with Benjamin
“Carmen is a woman
meant only for love and death.” These were the ominous
words that Prosper Merimee used to describe the coarse
Gypsy character he authored in his grungy 1845 novella. Yet
Carmen’s name would soon...
Terrible things befall innocent people in melodrama. By the end, evil is usually punished and the good guys rewarded or at least consoled. American composer Carlisle Floyd's 1955 opera Susannah tells the melodramatic story of a young woman falsely...