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‘We are more than just The Scream’ – inside Oslo’s mega tilting Munch museum

The Guardian 25 Oct 2021
It is a location scout’s dream for the ultimate villain’s headquarters, an almost comically menacing structure, bent over the pristine white iceberg of the city’s beloved opera house with a thuggish hunch.

‘We are more than just The Scream’: inside Oslo’s mega Munch museum

The Observer 25 Oct 2021
It is a location scout’s dream for the ultimate villain’s headquarters, an almost comically menacing structure, bent over the pristine white iceberg of the city’s beloved opera house with a thuggish hunch.

Love blossoms at the Sarasota Opera

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 22 Oct 2021
New season.Sarasota Opera plans a grand return to full productions in the winter. “Stephanie auditioned for me, and I decided to marry her at the audition,” DeRenzi recalled during a break from rehearsals for the Sarasota Opera’s fall production of Rossini’s comic opera “The Silken Ladder,” which opens Oct ... 13, Sarasota Opera House, 61 N.

Le Songe d’une Nuit d’Été: Comic opera’s limitations exposed

The Irish Times 21 Oct 2021
National Opera House, Wexford ... From the outside it may seem like business as usual at Wexford Festival Opera ... Thomas did not base this opera on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Instead he wrote an opera in which Shakespeare appears as a character, along with Queen Elizabeth I and Falstaff, in a story replete with operatic disguises and misunderstandings.

This Week in History: Congress rejects surrender terms from Battle of Saratoga

Times Telegram 21 Oct 2021
Mozart opera. The Avon Theater on Lafayette Street in Utica attracts more than 1,500 theater-goers to a production of Mozart’s comic opera, “Cosi Fan Tutte.” The leading role of Leonora is performed by famed American soprano, Irene Williams ... “Sung in English, the opera lost nothing ...

Netflix documentary explores Oklahoman's quest to find biological parents in China

The Capital Journal 20 Oct 2021
... Ball,” a production that combines some of the greatest arias and ensembles from the operas of Giuseppe Verdi with Giacomo Puccini’s comic one-act opera “Gianni Schicchi,” about a wily fellow who manages to outwit a greedy family and secure happiness for himself and his daughter.

Glimmerglass Festival director to retire after 2022 season

The Daily Star 19 Oct 2021
The 2022 festival will feature productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "The Sound of Music"; Bizet’s "Carmen," directed by 2022 Artist in Residence Denyce Graves; and the new work "Tenor Overboard," which combines some of Rossini’s music in a new comic opera with a book by playwright Ken Ludwig.

China embraces, woke America denounces ‘Turandot’

Asiatimes 19 Oct 2021
The Curse of Turandot, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s 1926 opera, opened in 64,000 Chinese cinemas with box office receipts of RMB 15 million (US$2.3 million), a disappointing result for a film with a RMB 300 million budget ... Puccini died before completing the opera ... It’s too bad Puccini didn’t write a comic opera about them.

History of the Opera House: Why it's called the Opera House

Cheyboygan Daily Tribune 18 Oct 2021
The Cheboygan Opera House was built to provide the best sound stage for singers and actors at a time when there were no amplification systems ... They often preferred the comic opera. Shortened comic operas, or operettas, were a cross between a musical and a grand opera ... “Opera companies,” like the Fay Templeton Opera Company, performed comic operas.

Blake and Mortimer, 75 years on from a story that revolutionized comics

La Prensa Latina 17 Oct 2021
... publication of the Blake and Mortimer comic 75 years ago ... “He was the first to understand how colors were important in comics, maybe because he came from opera, where there he had experience with light and the importance of color in action and in tragedy and in dramaturgy.

Striking the distinctive twang of Hungary’s national instrument

Irish Independent 16 Oct 2021
Igor Stravinsky also deployed a cimbalom in his one-act comic opera Renard, a fable about a vixen, a cock, a cat, and a ram ... Later still, the piece that probably best identifies the cimbalom is Zoltán Kodály’s Háry János, which was first performed on this date in 1926 in the Hungarian Royal Opera House in Budapest.

Starz on Stage launches 10th anniversary season with music and laughter

Independent Record 14 Oct 2021
MARGA LINCOLN For the Independent Record. It was 10 years ago, when Joy Novota first heard Philip Fortenberry and Rebecca Spencer perform and it brought her to tears. “I was mesmerized,” she recalled. “The pianist actually made me cry. It was so beautiful ... They just have to.” ... to opera singers who brought comic command of the stage; to Broadway singers ... .

Salad Days: the bittersweet musical with an evergreen charm

The Observer 11 Oct 2021
Everyone assumes that musicals are an American form, but it was the British who invented the musical in the first place, in 1728, in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera ... Their shows – HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance and so on – reinvented the musical (now called “comic opera”) ... Much later, Britain struck back with pop opera.

Out of Our Past

Statesville Record & Landmark 11 Oct 2021
Twenty-five. years ago.Statesville Record & Landmark, Oct. 11-16, 1996. “On Sunday, Oct. 13, Rev. Grant Sharp will preach his last sermon as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Statesville and will end a 37-year career as a minister of the Gospel ... Mr ... The effort was total for the winners ... 3, 1921. George A ... “The delightful little comic opera, ‘H.M.S ... .