Jenůfa Receives Its Santa Fe Opera Premiere
White Snake Projects’ New Opera Explores Immigration, Dislocation, and Transformation in America
The Santa Fe Opera recently introduced Leoš Janáček’s Jenůfa to audiences for the first time in the company’s 63 year history. A co-production between Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera and the English National Opera, David Alden’s production of Jenůfa, now adapted to the Santa Fe Opera’s stage, updates the mis-en-scène from an isolated, tight-knit community in 19th-century Moravia to an impoverished industrial section of Soviet-era Czechoslovakia.
Chiara Vinci Finds Beauty of Opera Through Dancing
White Snake Projects’ I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams is the newest opera from creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs, premiering September 20-22 on the Robert J. Orchard Stage of Boston’s Emerson Paramount Theater. Composed by Jorge Sosa, the opera explores immigration, dislocation, and transformation in America.
[ALBUM REVIEW] An Italian Night – Live from the Waldbühne Berlin, Jonas Kaufmann
British-born Chiara Vinci began performing at an early age, when she followed her older sister to the ice-skating rink and then the ballet studio. Chiara has worked hard for everything she has accomplished, including becoming an opera singer.
Futuristic Approach to Opera Brings Success to O18
Two years after the release of his highly successful album Dolce Vita, tenor Jonas Kaufmann reaffirmed his love affair with Italian music with a special concert that included mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili, released by Sony Classical. In what can be seen as a culmination of his dedication to Italy and its music, the concert has become one of this year’s biggest classical music events.
Video Game Opera PermaDeath Opens ALS Conversations
The opera world is no longer for sitting inside a theater and quietly watching a performance, according to Opera Philadelphia. In its second year of production, this year’s festival, titled O18, has even attracted international attention while impacting this city in Pennsylvania.
Composer Dan Visconti and creator-librettist Cerise Jacobs’s video game opera, PermaDeath, is a groundbreaking work containing an intricate web of theater, music, and cutting-edge technology. But the elaborate technical aspects of the piece are all in the service of a story about one central human character: a gaming enthusiast named Sonny, who is grappling with the pain and motor control loss of the early stages of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).