A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA The Final Leg
This three-week journey through central China capped off my 11-month stay in China. After it, I returned to my China home of Zhuhai for two days of preparations, reflection, and final good-byes to all... Posted on 9/29/12 at 7:47 AM
THE NEW FORTY Vive la différence!
It's that time of year again - time to admit that I watch America's Got Talent faithfully all summer long. When I am traveling or unable to watch it live I DVR it. I don't want to miss a single zany, ... Posted on 6/14/12 at 7:18 PM
BEMIDJI ARTS NEWS Emails about upcoming events are coming in at a dizzying rate.
I am so excited about the upcoming theatrical events this coming summer season. Yesterday, I had a short coffee break with Abe Hunter, the artistic director of the Loon Opera Company. Abe has shown th... Posted on 5/27/11 at 1:55 PM
THE DULLUM FILE Lisbon Opera House
As far as I know I've never spoken in a building that's part of the National Register of Historic Places--until last night. Last night I was invited to entertain the folks who work for First National ... Posted on 12/12/10 at 6:13 AM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Barbarella Plus Music Plus Mustache Equals... Milk?
I've heard of some pretty strange marketing campaigns over the years: alternative reality games such as The Beast, which was meant to promote the movie A.I., Burger King's infamous square butts comme... Posted on 11/24/09 at 10:01 AM
Opera singers don’t sprout in concert halls. They come from nooks and corners of the continent. And the public is invited — in fact, encouraged — to come out to the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall Saturday. There, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the UND Hughes Fine Arts Center, seven singers will be doing operatic arias.
The opera, with a libretto by Shanley and music by Douglas J. Cuomo, makes for a gripping 2 1/2 hours of theater. The work had its world premiere Saturday night in a production by Minnesota Opera, which commissioned it, and the enthusiastic audience at the Ordway Center responded with a standing ovation for the cast and creative team.
The Fargo-Moorhead Opera (FMO) will feature, Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” and Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” during the 2012-2013 season. It’s something that has been long awaited for David Hamilton, general director.
The school says Camilla Williams became the first African-American female to appear with a major U.S. opera company when she debuted on May 15, 1946, with New York City Opera in the title role of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly."
City’s Opera Vista — ‘It’s not your granny’s opera’ — will premiere work next March
“Voir Dire,” a chamber opera in two acts with music by Matthew Peterson and libretto by Peterson and Jason Zencka, has won the 2011 Opera Vista chamber opera competition in Houston.
Nicknamed "La Stupenda" — the Stupendous One — by her fans after a fantastic 1960 performance of Handel's Alcina and lauded by Luciano Pavarotti as "the voice of the century," she died Sunday at her home near Geneva, after what her family described as a long illness.
Colleen Barry and George Jahn
, October 11, 2010
Composer Jake Heggie achieved his goal Friday night, with an achingly beautiful, magnificently sung and gorgeously staged world premiere of his “Moby-Dick,” the highlight of the Dallas Opera’s first season at the sparkling new Winspear Opera House.
Obama greeted jazz great Dave Brubeck at the White House on the musician's 89th birthday Sunday. The musician was lauded with the Kennedy Center Honors, along with rocker Bruce Springsteen, actor Robert De Niro, comic genius Mel Brooks and opera singer Grace Bumbry.
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