Opera in America

By Ivry, Benjamin | The Christian Science Monitor, March 1, 2002 | Go to article overview

Opera in America


Ivry, Benjamin, The Christian Science Monitor


Aria ready for some opera? The season is in full voice across the United States right now. The variety and range of offerings is staggering, but here are a few of the outstanding productions, such as 'Dead Man Walking' and 'Otello.'

Arizona

Phoenix

Arizona Opera

Poulenc: Dialogues of the Carmelites

Feb. 28, March 1-3; Tucson, April 5-7

Kirk Muspratt conducts Poulenc's moving work about martyred nuns during the French Revolution.

602-266 7464 or www.azopera.com

California

Santa Ana

Opera Pacific

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin: March 1-3

Renee Fleming Recital: March 17

Samuel Ramey Recital: April 7

Heggie: Dead Man Walking: April 16-21

Opera Pacific offers the resonant bass Eric Halfvarson as Prince Gremin in "Eugene Onegin," followed by two superstar concerts and a run of the compelling opera "Dead Man Walking."

949-474 44880 or www.operapacific.org

Connecticut

Hartford

Connecticut Opera

Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann

April 25-27

Conductor Willie Anthony Waters leads veteran bass John Cheek in the role of Lindorf in Offenbach's delirious riff on stories by Hoffmann.

860-246-6807 or www.connecticutopera.org

District of Columbia

Washington

The Washington Opera

Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera

March 30, April 2-20

Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades

May 11-28, June 2-8

Up-and-coming tenor Marcello Giordani headlines Verdi's "Ballo" and the still-excellent Placido Domingo stars in "Queen of Spades."

202-295-2400 or www.dc-opera.org

Florida

Miami

Florida Grand Opera

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov

March 13-24; Fort Lauderdale, March 28, 30.

Donizetti: Don Pasquale

May 8-19; Fort Lauderdale, May 23, 25.

Stalwart American bass James Morris ventures the title role in Mussorgsky's epic, while brilliant conductor Will Crutchfield fizzes up Donizetti's delightful comedy.

305-800-741-1010 or www.fgo.org

Maryland

Baltimore

Baltimore Opera

Verdi: Otello

March 14-24

Christian Badea conducts star soprano Aprile Millo as Desdemona and solid baritone Alexandru Agache as Iago.

410-727-6000 or www.baltimoreopera.com

Massachusetts

Boston

Handel and Haydn Society

Handel: Ariodante

April 19, 21

Music director Christopher Hogwood will lead a performance of Handel's rarely staged opera. It makes a nice change from 'Messiah.'

617-262-1815 or

www.handelandhaydn.org

Michigan

Detroit

Michigan Opera

Delibes: Lakme

May 11-19

Motown will be trilling to the sound of the famous "Bell Song" of Lakme, as sung by coloratura virtuoso Sumi Jo in the title role. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Opera in America
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.