Posts tagged with "Opera"
Posted by Ultra Violet on 03/01/12
A beautiful operatic soprano is set to be the star attraction at a gala event, when terrorists attack the home of a Japanese ambassador and hold the array of wealthy, priveledged guests as hostages. Patchett writes complex characters and creates interesting relationships between the captives and their captors. Lyric Opera of Chicago just recieived a commision as part of the Renee Flemming Initiative for creating an Opera of Bel Canto. Instead of a well-established composer, Lyric has chosen young, Peruvian-born composer, Jimmy Lopez, to create the score and Sir Andrew Davis will be conducting. WFMT has the story. December 2015 will be the premier. Certainly looking forward to this one!
Posted by Ultra Violet on 10/26/11
When Madame Butterfly ends with Butterfly's suicide and Pinkerton and his bride leaving for America, what happens to the child? Butterfly's Child takes up Benji's story there. We follow the child through his difficult adjustment to life in America and his torment over the search for the truth about his mother and his history.
Posted by Ultra Violet on 09/01/12
Are you intimidated by opera? Don't be! In this podcast by staff members, Katie and Violet, you will learn about Verdi's Rigoletto and other operas. Before you buy tickets to a live performance, check out some operas on CD or DVD. Your library also has a great selection of books on opera to give you a richer understanding of the history of this underrated art-form.