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But really, who can argue with the riotous laughter that makes this recording something worthy of a listen? In opera, contemporary or otherwise, it’s a big deal to get an audience who reacts not only to what they see (and what was it they saw that was so funny? Ah, the plight of the live audio recording), but to details in the libretto.Read More
Perhaps the most surprising announcement is the appointment of Canadian soprano Jane Archibald as the COC's new Artist-In-Residence. Archibald sings leading roles in three of the company's mainstage productions next season, including two role debuts. She'll also perform in the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre, and she'll work as a mentor to the members of the COC Ensemble Studio and the Orchestra Academy.Read More
Spotlight on: Musa Ngqungwana
"Upon reflection, my response is rooted in my convictions, experience, appreciation and understanding that I have been granted with the gift of singing from the day I was born. However, when I was growing up, I didn’t know that I could sing. Nor did I know, upon discovering I could phonate, how good or bad I was at it. I think it’s fair to say I didn’t care that much or pay attention to such details at the time."Read More
Creators in Concert: Jake Heggie
Heggie will take the piano, along with soprano Talise Trevigne, mezzo Elise Quagliata, tenor Stephen Costello and baritone Joseph Lattanzi. The four singers have been involved in the workshopping and performance history of Heggie's works, and with the in-demand American composer, they'll perform selections from Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers and more.Read More
8 contemporary roles to covet
As we creep further into the 2010s, there exists enough new opera to take stock of the 21st-century roles deserving of our attention. Who are the Anne Trueloves, the Captain Veres, the Chiang Ch'ings of today? To help answer those great questions, we offer up 8 delicious roles from operas of this generation.Read More
The Dallas Opera picks its Women Conductors
The Dallas Opera has created a new residential program, the Institute for Women Conductors. "This program has already generated tremendous international interest, and over extremely 100 talented women applied -- from the U.S. and 26 other countries. The field was extremely competitive, and the acceptance on the program is recognition of the significant accomplishments in the candidate’s career to date."Read More
Fostering Maestras: The Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera
The Dallas Opera has announced an exciting new residential program: the Institute for Women Conductors. Running November 28th to December 5th, 2015, the program gives young women the chance to learn and gain conducting experience, with guidance from TDO’s Music Director Emmanuel Villaume, and Principal Guest Conductor, Nicole Paiement (pictured above). Six participants will be selected from the application process, and all six will conduct in a final concert with The Dallas Opera Orchestra.Read More