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HERE / AFTER

HERE / AFTER

SONGS of LOST VOICES Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s NEW 2-CD set of songs released Oct 21 Features Talise Trevigne, Joyce DiDonato, Stephen Costello & Nathan Gunn October 21 marks the release of HERE/AFTER: Songs of Lost Voices, a two-CD set of recent songs and music by Jake Heggie, “the finest American art song composerContinue Reading

LOTFI MANSOURI

LOTFI MANSOURI

Lotfi Mansouri, San Francisco Opera’s distinguished fourth general director and one of the world’s leading opera stage directors, has passed away earlier this evening after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer at his San Francisco home surrounded by family. Mansouri, an exuberant and passionate advocate of opera as “the greatest art form ever created,” wasContinue Reading

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA LAUNCHES NEW MEDIA INITIATIVES

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA LAUNCHES NEW MEDIA INITIATIVES

Live Streaming of Mefistofele to European Cinemas, Oct 2 Worldwide DVD/Blu-ray Release of Moby-Dick & Lucrezia Borgia, Oct 29 PBS TV ARTS FALL FESTIVAL Great Performances to air Moby-Dick, Nov 1 Live Simulcast of Falstaff to Stanford’s Frost Amphitheater, Oct 11 SFO Returns to KQED Public Television Sept 12 – Oct 3 with Porgy andContinue Reading

KUSC BROADCASTS DUDAMEL AND LAPHIL

KUSC TO BROADCAST LIVE: GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AND THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013 AT 8:00 PM Program Includes Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto Featuring Yefim Bronfman, Schubert’s Fourth Symphony, and the World Premiere of Oliver Knussen’s Realization of Peter Lieberson’s Shing Kham WHAT: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association andContinue Reading

RICHARD TUCKER DAY

Second Annual “Richard Tucker Day” Honors Legendary Tenor’s 100th Birthday on August 28 in NYC; Tucker Foundation and Partners Celebrate Citywide and Online Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared Wednesday, August 28 the second annual “Richard Tucker Day” in New York City, marking what would have been the legendary Brooklyn-born tenor’s 100th birthday. To observe thisContinue Reading

The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold

The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold

The prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which began in September 1962, continues its yearlong celebration of its 50th Anniversary with the nationwide telecast of THE CLIBURN: 50 YEARS OF GOLD, a 60-minute documentary that traces the competition’s history as seen through the eyes of 15 of its celebrated gold medalists. Set against a backdropContinue Reading

LA Phil Celebrates Dance

LA Phil Celebrates Dance

The Los Angeles Philharmonic begins its 2012/13 season September 27 at Walt Disney Concert Hall with “The Philharmonic Dances”, its Opening Night Concert and Gala honoring the rich tradition of dance rhythms in orchestral music, led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. The Philharmonic Dances begins with a pre-concert cocktail reception at 6 pm followed, byContinue Reading

San Francisco Opera Presents “Moby-Dick”

San Francisco Opera Presents “Moby-Dick”

San Francisco Opera presents its production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick at the War Memorial Opera House, October 10–November 2, 2012. American tenor Jay Hunter Morris, who was last seen at San Francisco Opera in the title role of Wagner’s Siegfried as a part of the Company’s 2011 Ring cycle, sings the roleContinue Reading

May 2012 is “OPERA MONTH” in LA

LA Opera ends another sensational season showcasing opera’s new star couple in La Bohème as Walt Disney Concert Hall morphs into an opera house with Gustavo Dudamel and LA Phil’s bold foray into a fully-staged Don Giovanni   “This is an opera that’s all about young people and their exuberance in life and love,” saidContinue Reading

Hillary Hahn Opens LA Phil’s Colburn Celebrity Recital Series

Violinist performs selections from her ENCORES Commissioning Project November 1 Recital is LA Phil’s first Colburn Celebrity Recital of the 2011/12 Season Violinist Hilary Hahn returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall in a recital of music by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, as well as selections from her own commissioning project, In 27 Pieces: The HilaryContinue Reading

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