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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
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Photo Flash: First Look at Two Operatic Musicals at TNC - RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER and OUT THE WINDOW
By StaffBroadway WorldFriday, September 12, 2014
Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present "The Power of Love", two new american operatic musicals adapted from classic works: Seymour Barab's operatic parody "Out The Window", based on Georges Feydeau's Farce "Par La Fenetre", and "Rappaccini's Daughter", a musical tale with music by Michael Cohen and libretto by Linsey Abrams, based on Nathanial Hawthorne's Gothic Short Story. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
The GuardianFriday, September 12, 2014
What makes a musical leading lady?
What makes a musical leading lady?
By Mark LawsonThe GuardianFriday, September 12, 2014
The word "diva" was co‑opted from opera to refer to powerful women in other fields. But, in three shows being staged this autumn, the metaphor is reversed by turning non-singing high-achieving controversial figures into musical leading ladies.
San Jose Mercury NewsFriday, September 12, 2014
Love/hate: Opera lovers sing the art form's praises
Love/hate: Opera lovers sing the art form's praises
By StaffSan Jose Mercury NewsFriday, September 12, 2014
The culture vultures win! Clearly a love of opera runs deep in the Bay Area, if our latest Love It/Hate It cultural smackdown is any indication.

Our longtime opera reviewer, Richard Scheinin, squared off against colleague Martha Ross on the topic, and we asked you readers to weigh in. Not a single opera hater responded. So if you, like Ross, wish you could warm up to opera but didn't want to say that publicly, then read on. The passion may persuade you.
Broadway WorldFriday, September 12, 2014
Meet OPERA San Antonio's Resident Conductor Andres Cladera
Meet OPERA San Antonio's Resident Conductor Andres Cladera
By Opera DeskBroadway WorldFriday, September 12, 2014
Andres Cladera is an indispensable member of the creative team that will bring Fantastic Mr. Fox to life. Leading the small orchestra of seven musicians is just one of the tasks that fall under the responsibility of this talented young conductor, a native of Uruguay. Andres is also in charge of coordinating a smooth flow between the orchestra and the singers from second to second and oversees the entire musical dimension of the opera.
Santa Fe New MexicanFriday, September 12, 2014
Opera reports strong ticket sales, record-breaking fundraising
Opera reports strong ticket sales, record-breaking fundraising
By Anne ConstableSanta Fe New MexicanFriday, September 12, 2014
The Santa Fe Opera reported this week that ticket sales for the 2014 season were the second highest in history: $8.7 million, compared to $8.8 million in 2013. Attendance was more than 78,000.
ReutersThursday, September 11, 2014
London's Royal Opera targets youngest-ever audience
London's Royal Opera targets youngest-ever audience
By David MillikenReutersThursday, September 11, 2014
Britain's Royal Opera House will open its doors to children as young as two when its new season starts on Thursday, as the 282-year-old institution seeks a new generation of music-lovers.
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