Bronx Opera Brings the Magic of Cinderella to Hofstra

An opera-in-concert of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Gioachino Rossini will be presented by The Bronx Opera Company on Wednesday, May 4, at 8 p.m. at Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunoff Theater. Favorite excerpts from Rossini’s beloved masterpiece will…

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The Mannes Opera of the New School to Present LITTLE WOMEN Next Month

  The New School’s College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Mark Adamo’s LITTLE WOMEN…

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All I know about TV’s Tannhauser

Are you a longtime fan of the German composer Richard Wagner? Neither am I. But occasionally I switch on one his operas just to expand the high culture region of my normally dried-up cerebellum. A…

FILE - In this April 28, 2011, file photo, author Rudolfo Anaya poses for a photo at home in Albuquerque, N.M. Anaya's famed novel "Bless Me, Ultima," one of the most recognizable works of Mexican-American literature, is being made into an opera. The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque announced this week it is collaborating with Opera Southwest to commission the work based on a New Mexico boy and a traditional healer. It will be written by California-based composer Hector Armienta and is slated to be produced in 2018. (Morgan Petroski/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima” to be made into an opera

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rudolfo Anaya’s famed novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” one of the most recognizable works of Mexican-American Literature and a book some scholars believed sparked the Chicano literary movement in the late 1960s,…

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