Thursday, April 28, 2011

Quotidian Dope; Vol. 1, Issue 8

Now you can watch a video of the much talked about opera with South Africa's Winnie Mandela as the subject matter. The opera production will tour the world. [BBC News]

Diana Damrau wins rave reviews as Gilda in Rigoletto after coming off her stint in the Rossini rarity Le Comte Ory at the Metropolitan Opera. "The standout was the soprano Diana Damrau...[she] won deserved ovations Tuesday night for her vocally gleaming, technically agile and affecting Gilda." [The New York Times]

United Arts of Central Florida and the Orlando Philharmonic helped revive the Orlando Opera with concert-version performances of La Bohème. [Orlando Sentinel]

Treemonisha finds its way into Boston's Hub schools to help children with voice lessons and their first opera experience. []

Caramoor International Music Festival announces the 2011 season. Performances will include Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore and Rossini's Guillaume Tell. []

Composer Peter Lieberson dies at the age of 64 after complications with lymphoma. He wrote many of his cherished works for the love of his life, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who passed away in 2006 from breast cancer. [Washington Post]

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