The Texas Opera Alliance (TOA) today announces that acclaimed bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green will be its first Artist in Residence. Beginning Friday, March 12, and culminating with his performance at the end of the month in Austin Opera’s An All-Star Concert, Green will participate in a variety of outreach and performance programs for the Alliance’s five member companies: Austin Opera, The Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and OPERA San Antonio.
Green is renowned for his sensitive portrayals of a wide range of heroic roles on some of the world’s greatest stages. But he is also well known for his unique path in the opera world, an improbable journey that began in a juvenile detention facility and carried him from solitary confinement to stardom. Green’s gripping life story is the subject of a best-selling book, Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family, which has recently been adapted for the stage.
I am a huge fan of the theater, and adore the opera. If you are like me you will want to pay very close attention. The Metropolitan Opera has a few very sweet programs that brings the opera not only to local theaters, but also to your home.
The Metropolitan Opera is the largest classical music organization in North America. It presents about 27 different operas each year in a season which lasts from late September through May. The operas are presented in a rotating repertory schedule with up to seven performances of four different works staged each week. Moving to the new Lincoln Center location in 1966, performances are given in the evening Monday through Saturday with a matinée on Saturday. Continue reading →
Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today the thrilling cast and artistic team behind the company’s production of Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera, María de Buenos Aires, which opens the 2018 Fort Worth Opera Festival on April 27, 2018. Praised for her “smouldering stage presence” (New York Times), and richly-hued voice” (BBC Music Magazine), Argentinean mezzo-soprano Solange Merdinian stars as the ill-fated María, a young woman living in the slums of Buenos Aires, who finds herself seduced by the sounds of tango.
Commanding Mexican-American baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco, reprises his acclaimed role of El Payador, the traveling, romantic balladeer. Rounding out this talented cast is three-time Emmy-winning journalist, SuperLatina TV host, and best-selling author Gaby Natale, who plays the mischievous El Duende. Continue reading →
The Dallas Opera is pleased to open single ticket sales for the five outstanding productions of the 2017-2018 “Motives Unmasked!” Season on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Central).
Single tickets starting at just $19 will be available to the general public onlineor, by contacting the friendly professionals at The Dallas Opera Ticket Office at 214-443-1000. Season subscriptions are already available, beginning at $95 for all five main stage productions. Continue reading →
North Texas’ newest entertainment district and Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, The Star in Frisco, is the location for a free Dallas Opera Simulcast this weekend, the fifteenth in the company’s history.
A critically acclaimed production of Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini will be presented live this coming Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. from the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas. Continue reading →
The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 masterpiece, La Boheme, based on Henri Murger’s newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème.
The Dallas Opera’s enormously popular period production of La Boheme opens on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Subsequent performances will be presented in this limited run on March 15(m), 18, 21, 27 at 7:30 p.m., & 29(m), 2015. Continue reading →