Jo Paterson sur Twitter : "Ho Hum. another day, another day of digitizing 18th-Century scores @westernulibs #musicology #Opera #digitzation. Brilliantly performed Fidelio evokes tears, shouts of 'bravo' Opera Lyra Ottawa sur Twitter : "#operalyraottawa board member Patti Blute walks lights for La Boheme!! What a BOARD!! Around Town: Nothing stuffy or boring about this opera night. Everyone was able to laugh about it at Opera Lyra’s opening night party for Tosca but you could imagine the backstage drama that unfolded Saturday night when word first broke that one of the singers had suffered a severe allergic food reaction just before show time.
Conductor Tyrone Paterson learned the bad news only 10 minutes before the opera was to start at the National Arts Centre. Judith Ginsburg, whose job it is to coach the talent and accompany rehearsals on piano, filled in on stage for the ill singer’s minor role of henchman. “She actually looked really good with a beard,” Paterson joked at the reception.
The character’s lines were sung off stage by chorus member Chris Oliveira. The ailing singer, tenor James McLennan, was taken by ambulance to hospital but appeared to be on the mend when, later that night, he sent a “selfie” of himself with his male physician and this comment: “At least I have a cute doctor”. As for Ginsburg, she was on cloud nine. Tribute to Tyrone Paterson. Bōwman Media. MichaelFabiano : A great day! I accepted the... Amazon. BARIHUNKS “BEST OF 2013” It's time for for annual feature highlighting the best of the year on Barihunks. This is our most popular post every year and we spent weeks combing through the archives to present you the "BEST OF 2013"!!! 1. Hottest photos - Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek & Zachary Gordin: We can't even begin to tell you the chatter that these two photographs created.
They are both featured in our 2014 Barihunks Charity Calendar and have instantly become fan favorites. For any of you doubters out there, these guys not only look hot, but they can sing! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. BARIHUNK DEFINITION: A handsome or pretty baritone. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. If you love barihunks, make sure to purchase our 2014 Charity Calendar. LaTraviata in Concert. Opera Lyra sets higher standards |
Mar Posted: March 23, 2013 Saturday at 3:20 pm Photo: Eddie Hobson.Jonathan Estabrooks sings Baron Douphol in La Traviata by Verdi for Opera Lya Concert performances of opera can often be problematic., and you can experience a severe let-down when the performers essentially drop anchor once they arrive on stage, disregard the drama and proceed on the assumption that their only job is to sing the music.
But Opera Lyra happily sets higher standards. They have trotted out that old war horse, La Traviata, and delivered a thrilling experience both musically and dramatically. This, in spite of a straightforward concert setting — the female soloists in ball gowns, the men in white tie and tails, the National Arts Centre Orchestra behind them, and a full-throated Opera Lyra Chorus taking up the rear. Both performers and orchestra were attentive to the needs of Verdi’s score. Indeed, Winters proved to be an exciting discovery in this, her Opera Lyra debut.
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. Jim Watson, operatic champion! Mayor rides to the aid of Opera Lyra. Opera Lyra, like a tragic heroine of the stage, is fighting to overcome the forces that oppose it. The Ottawa company has financial troubles, as previously reported in The Citizen, and as suffered by some other performing arts groups these days. The company is going on the marketing offensive with a new series of promotional videos, each featuring one of “our city’s most recognizable names and faces,” the company’s webpage says. “These leaders of our political, cultural and business sectors are all opera fans, and they’ve all agreed to ‘come out’ and share their passion for the art form with the public at large.” The first “champion” is Mayor Jim Watson, that ubiquitous fellow, who would hardly seem to have room in a prodigious schedule for a night at the opera. He does, it turns out, and he wants you to make room too. “We’ve gotta go out and support opera, or we lose opera,” he says.
Watch Jim Watson in the video below. See Opera Lyra’s webpage here. Lizziebowgirl : New is... Untitled Document. OperaLyraOttawa : #operalyraottawa loadin. Raising... Opera singer back to perform in hometown - Entertainment - By Michelle Nash Ottawa South Local Community News. Posted Aug 23, 2012 By Michelle Nash Click to Enlarge Ottawa native Joyce El-Khoury has returned to Ottawa to perform in Opera Lyra's rendition of La Bohème starting on Sept. 8.
EMC entertainment - Opera singer Joyce El-Khoury's love for opera began while sitting in the audience at the National Arts Centre as a teenager. Since that moment, the young singer has traveled the globe in pursuit of her dream of becoming a performer, a pursuit that has led her home to Ottawa. La Bohème will be the start of Opera Lyra's 28th season at the NAC in September and El-Khoury will be playing the lead role of Mimi. This opera was actually the very first opera she saw as a young Ottawa University student in 2002. "The first opera I ever saw in full was La Bohème in 2002," El-Khoury said. "It gives me goose bumps just thinking about it. " The Elmvale native is very excited about performing in her home town and having a chance to catch up with family and friends.
"I am not nervous," she said. San Francisco Opera - Nixon in China Tweet Seats Application. San Francisco Opera is looking for a few socially savvy Tweeters to attend the final dress rehearsal of Nixon in China on Tuesday, June 5 at 2 PM and Tweet through the entire performance. John Adams’ rhythmically rich re-creation of a presidential trip to Beijing has established itself as a great American opera, a work of “clarity, simplicity, shocking elegance” that “will be around for the long haul” (The New York Times). We want your authentic opinions and thoughts, and perhaps even a scene-by-scene recap of the onstage action. In other words, we'll give you an opera ticket in exchange for your stellar social media skills! Sound like something you'd be interested in? Here are the details: Opera: Nixon in China Date: Tuesday, June 5 Time: 2:00 PM Location: War Memorial Opera House Seats are extremely limited* Apply today!
Submission of this form does not guarantee your seat. Questions? Thank you for your interest in one of our Tweet Seats for the Nixon in China final dress rehearsal. Gig_Mag_Canadian_Opera_Feature. Verismo. Given the number of reality programs on TV these days, we might be forgiven for thinking that the notion of exploring real life in art and in literature is a new idea, yet about 1890, an Italian opera movement, now known as verismo (which roughly translates as "true to life") also looked at the lives of ordinary folks in moments of extreme personal tragedy. What separates these operas from their predecessors is that the heightened emotions are not centered on kings and mythic heroes, but rather on common people in the contemporary world.
Towards the end of the 19th century, several literary movements came to light that sought to portray the lives of everyday people in a frank, unglamorous manner, and also to treat these stories in a serious way, as momentous happenings. The first of these literary movements took hold in France. Realism, as its name implies, concerned itself chiefly, not with the imagination or dreams, but with harsh reality and cold facts.
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