La Fenice Reopens on 12 November

Traviata at Theatre La Fenice by Gillian Price [LEO — LA RIVISTA DI VENEZIA] The excitement in the damp autumn air is palpable. Venice’s beloved Fenice theatre is soon to…

Albany Records Announces New Recording by Angela Brown

On October 29, 2004, Angela Brown made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Aida in the great Verdi opera. Hailed in Opera News as “one of America’s most promising Verdi sopranos,”…

Die Zauberflöte at Bayerische Staatsoper

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Emanuel Schikaneder Première on 30th October 1978 at the Nationaltheater Première of the Neu Einstudierung on 31st October 2004 at the Nationaltheater…

Rigoletto at DNO Amsterdam

Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi 1813-1901 Rigoletto, together with Il trovatore and La traviata, laid the foundations for Verdi’s worldwide renown; the latter two operas were composed shortly after Rigoletto. The opera…

MET Names New General Manager

*PETER GELB CHOSEN TO SUCCEED JOSEPH VOLPE AS GENERAL MANAGER* October 29, 2004 William C. Morris, president and chief executive officer of The Metropolitan Opera, announced today that Peter Gelb,…

NYCO Moving On?

*New York City Opera in Talks to Build Its Own Home* By ROBIN POGREBIN [NY Times] The New York City Opera is in negotiations to build a new opera house…

NBR New Zealand Opera to Produce The Death of Klinghoffer

*New Zealand Opera’s 2005 Season Will Include Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer* By Emily Quinn October 28, 2004 The NBR New Zealand Opera’s 2005 season will include a production of…

Walt Mossberg on Challengers to the iPod

*Three Challengers Take on the Mini* Latest ‘iPod Killers’ Score On Style and Storage Space, But They Aren’t Easy to Use October 27, 2004; Page D1 One of the key…

Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne to Produce Auber’s Haÿdée ou Le secret

*Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne will produce on 28 November Hayedée ou Le secret, a comic opera in three acts by Daniel François Auber.* *Production Details* Libretto by Eugène SCRIBE Music…

Opera Omaha to Present Copland’s The Tender Land

*Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land: Opera About Midwestern Farm Family Opens Opera Omaha’s Orpheum Season November 17, 19, 21* Omaha, NE–Opera Omaha will open its Orpheum season of performances with…