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There's murder afoot in Venice Italy, circa mid-eighteenth century, and everyone is a suspect - or so we are led to believe in Beverle Graves Myers, first and surprisingly accomplished and thoroughly delightful novel, "Interrupted Aria. . . "
Whether you’re a fan of the Met or not, what Fiedler offers is a rare inside glimpse into the larger-than-life dealings of a major opera house – offering the reader a personal and moving glimpse into the lives and careers of some of the world’s greatest opera talents . . .
I have read many books, articles and internet sites dedicated to the man and have developed a close connection with Wagner and a better understanding of his genius, his music, his motivations and his life. . .
Herbert Breslin, with the assist of New York Times critic Anne Midgette, has written an interesting, amusing and informative book about the meteoric rise of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti that is blunt in the manner of its telling, spiced with plenty of earthy flourishes and inside details of who said what to whom, and lucid enough in its direct easy prose, such that “The King and I” yada, yada, yada, is going to sell a heck of a lot of books. . .
The plight of the American costume designer.
Costume designer Patricia Hibbert has seen much success in her life but like many others in opera she laments the impact of a bad economy on her chosen profession.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 29, 2013)—The world premiere of Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene at San Francisco Opera on June 19 has inspired a host of ancillary events throughout the Bay Area that will explore not only the making of the opera, but also a variety of related issues surrounding the fascinating figure of Mary Magdalene.
Commissioned by San Francisco Opera, the opera stars Sasha Cooke as Mary Magdalene and Nathan Gunn as Yeshua (Jesus). The resplendent cast also features soprano Maria Kanyova as Miriam (the mother of Yeshua) and William Burden as the apostle Peter. Director Kevin Newbury and conductor Michael Christie both make their San Francisco Opera debuts with this production. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene will run for seven performances from June 19 through July 7, 2013 at the War Memorial Opera House as part of San Francisco Opera’s Summer 2013 Season.