Featured Album: Opera Breve

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Opera’s are rarely brief, but it’s often worth the wait for those moving arias or duets. Thankfully, Phillipe Quint and Lily Maisky capture some operatic gems on their new album Opera Breve, our Featured Album this week. Tune if for highlights from Porgy and Bess, Hansel and Gretel, Eugen Onegin and much more.

Call Me Ishmael

Moby Dick

Jake Heggie, composer of the opera Dead Man Walking, worked with librettist Gene Scheer to bring Herman Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick to life on the opera stage. A commission of The Dallas Opera, with San Francisco Opera, San Diego Opera, Calgary Opera and the State Opera of South Australia, opened in 2010 in Dallas. Hear San Francisco’s production on Saturday at 1pm. (A sneak peek of the music is below)

Ooooooooklahoma!

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Ashley Brown and John Cudia star in Oklahoma! from Lyric Opera of Chicago. Set in the West just after the turn of the last century, the high-spirited rivalry between the farmers and cowboys provides the colorful backdrop for one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. Saturdays at 1pm.

La Boheme on the Big Screen

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This Saturday’s opera is Puccini’s La Boheme with Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja and Elizabeth Futral, but did you know about this film version?

You can also catch Mimi and Rodolfo with Kentucky Opera this September.

Operas, Installations and Readings – Artsbreak with Erin Keane

maurice-manningThis week on Artsbreak: new opera from Thompson Street Opera Company, the Instant Art Installation Invitational at Swanson Gallery, and in our online-only bonus edition a reading by Maurice Manning. (And check out this interview with the poet on KeepLouisvilleLiterary)
 

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