2021 – 2022 ALLONS on ZOOM Discover fascinating details about Josephine Baker’s life and work with the French Resistance during World War II; learn how William Shakespeare, as a playwright and poet, has been an inspiration for operatic productions from his era through the present day; and hear about the 1851 novel by Henri Murger… Continue reading ALLONS!
Premieres Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm Tickets: $15.00 A Message to Subscribers: Your link to view this concert is secured with your subscription and will be emailed to you on April 9, 2021 from the LPO. If you do not receive the link, please check your spam folder. The performance is hosted on Vimeo,… Continue reading The Orpheum Sessions – A Night at the Opera
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Good News Friday is a monthly space to talk about positive change, share good news from the field, and enjoy a chat with friends and colleagues. In August, special guests Héctor Armienta, Shadi Ghaheri, and Nicole Paiment joined us for conversation, opera games, and a performance of “Awoke as a Butterfly” from M. Butterfly by… Continue reading Good News Friday from OPERA America
It is Act II and the setting is a Temple of Wisdom in a faraway land, place and time. Throughout the course of the opera, Papageno, a bird-catcher, has been trying to find a wife. Though he fails in most of the trials that Sarastro, the High Priest of the Temple of Wisdom asks him… Continue reading Pa-pa-pa! ACT II Duet from Die Zauberflöte
We want you to know that we can’t wait until we are able to see you again soon, but until then, please enjoy – along with Balcony Ballads – our first Behind the Scenes sessions with Maestro Robert Lyall.Dr. William Mouat, Education Director for the New Orleans Opera Beginning with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, we’ll… Continue reading Behind the Scenes
From OPERA America More than 100 opera singers unite in a song of hope and solidarity for a virtual performance of LIGHT SHALL LIFT US, a large ensemble work created by the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of composer Paul Moravec and librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell. The opera community needs your support now more than ever. Please consider… Continue reading Light Shall Lift Us
Singing “Un bel di vedremo,” soprano Betsy Uschkrat portrays Cio-cio san, a Japanese woman promised to an American naval officer during the height of late 19th Century American colonialism and cultural exploitations. She sings about the beautiful reunion with her beloved Lieutenant Pinkerton, who, unbeknownst to her, has a girlfriend in every port of call.… Continue reading Un bel di vedremo
Tenor Tyler Smith is Florestan in Ludwig van Beethoven’s opera Fidelio. The second act opens with “Gott! welch’ Dunkel hier!” which translates in English to “God, what darkness here!” Florestan is in the deepest recesses of a prison for those who have supposedly committed political crimes. Though he is innocent, he has lost all hope.… Continue reading In des Lebens Frühlingstagen
The online performance options during the COVID-19 Pandemic have been coming at us fast and furious! Most outlets are learning as they go (and I’m sure you will agree that some are far superior than others.) But even the less than professionally produced videos and streams offer us all a connection to something we long… Continue reading “Sing Out Strong: Decolonized Voices”