operaFix: Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville

Grace Galu, Composer/MD & Baba Israel, Librettist/Co-Director. July 14 -31, Tuesday-Saturday 8:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 4:00pm. Commissioned, Developed and Produced by HERE, Co-Presented by La MaMa. 120 minutes with intermission (Cannabis originally planned to open its run during HERE and BMP’s PROTOTYPE Festival on January 7, 2022. Due to COVID, the 2022 Festival and all…Continue reading operaFix: Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville

Opera Fix: Dr. Lilly Kass on “Lilacs”

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION: Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris conducted Opera Philadelphia’s concert debut in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center on Friday, Jan. 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2:00 p.m. of a program featuring Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and George Walker’s Lilacs.  The January 21st performance was live-streamed and is…Continue reading Opera Fix: Dr. Lilly Kass on “Lilacs”

OEDIPUS REX & LILACS – Opera Philadelphia

William Burden, Rehanna Thelwell, Tiffany Townsend ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION: Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris is conducting Opera Philadelphia’s concert debut in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center on Friday, Jan. 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2:00 p.m. of a program featuring Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and George Walker’s Lilacs.  Oedipus…Continue reading OEDIPUS REX & LILACS – Opera Philadelphia

OperaFIX: Heartbeat Opera’s Messy Messiah

Ethan Heard and Jacob Ashworth After six years of Halloween revelry, Heartbeat Opera’s annual drag extravaganza moves to December and comes home for Christmas! Every winter season, joyful musical traditions abound: at the school pageant, the holiday party, and in every elevator. This year, with familiar favorites from Handel, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, and more, Heartbeat starts…Continue reading OperaFIX: Heartbeat Opera’s Messy Messiah

Interviews from the void: The Blacksmith, Ryan Brown

The Blacksmith – Opera Lafayette Ryan Brown, Founder/Artistic Director & Conductor Ryan Brown, founder & artistic director of Opera Lafayette talks about the process of creating a new American Westernized version of the opera comique Le Marechal ferrant (The Blacksmith). Audio Clip Credits: Description: This excerpt is from the opening  of the opera in which…Continue reading Interviews from the void: The Blacksmith, Ryan Brown