Opera Ensemble presents Argento’s Postcard from Morocco one act opera

Postcard from Morocco is a one-act opera with music by Dominick Argento and a libretto by John Donahue. The opera is based on A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, and premiered in Minneapolis in 1971. Argento’s first international success, Postcard from Morocco is a moving and artful piece which asks us to think about our motivations in life. Tickets for the concert are $20, general admission; $15, for faculty, staff, alumni and seniors; and $10 for students and are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, by calling 607-777-ARTS, online (anderson.binghamton.edu) or at the door. For more information, call 607-777-2592, visit the Music Department website (music.binghamton.edu) or become a fan on Facebook.

Opera Ensemble presents Argento’s Postcard from Morocco one act opera

Postcard from Morocco is a one-act opera with music by Dominick Argento and a libretto by John Donahue. The opera is based on A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, and premiered in Minneapolis in 1971. Argento’s first international success, Postcard from Morocco is a moving and artful piece which asks us to think about our motivations in life. Tickets for the concert are $20, general admission; $15, for faculty, staff, alumni and seniors; and $10 for students and are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, by calling 607-777-ARTS, online (anderson.binghamton.edu) or at the door. For more information, call 607-777-2592, visit the Music Department website (music.binghamton.edu) or become a fan on Facebook.

BU Opera Ensemble Presents ‘Billy Goats Gruff’

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The Binghamton University Music Department’s Opera Ensemble presents composer John Davies’ 40 minute opera for children, ‘Billy Goats Gruff’. The composer and the Opera Ensemble’s Music Director, Willie Anthony Waters, talk about the opera and their casts of singers. Mr. Davies (pictured) explains how he uses preexisting music from operas where similar situations are encountered. Mr. Waters also gives us a heads-up that he will be on the Metropolitan Opera live Saturday broadcast’s Opera Quiz twice this coming season. http://wskg.org/audio/billygoats.mp3

 

Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department

A New Opera Tells the Story of Colonel Jim Thompson

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Col. Jim Thompson was held nearly nine years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. Tom Philpott’s book about that ordeal and Thompson’s subsequent return to the USA has been adapted into an opera by composer Tom Cipullo.  Tri-Cities Opera will offer five performances of it in the Opera Center on Clinton Street in Binghamton.  General and Artistic Director Susan Ashbaker and conductor Joshua Horsch talk about this powerful yet lyrical drama, and the events around the performances.  The November 11 performance will be free for veterans who reserve tickets through the Vet’s Center. http://wskg.org/audio/gloryhorsch.mp3

 

Photo credit: Randy Cummings/Bunn Hill Photo

Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ Plays in a Mysterious Theatre

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Kitchen Theatre welcomes Fitz&Startz Production for ‘The Mystery of the Magic Flute’, a re-imagining of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ with music from other Mozart operas for a detective story for kids about a mysterious theatre. “Three American girls–Bettina age 15, Anna age 12, and Suz age 9–are off to Salzburg, Austria with their Uncle Wolfie to see the sights and experience going to the opera in Mozart’s home town. Uncle Wolfie has told his nieces about a mysterious opera house that is on a street with no name and is not on any map. Can they find it? When Uncle Wolfie turns a corner and disappears and a mysterious door appears, the girls decide to enter.

Tri-Cities Opera Presents Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’

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Tri-Cities Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ in one performance on Sunday, October 15 in the Forum in downtown Binghamton. Soprano Meroe Khalia Adeeb and baritone Scott Purcell talk about the production, their cast mates, and what makes this opera such a favorite.  WSKG’s Natalie Shoemaker streamed the interview and a subsequent question and answer session live on Facebook.  You can see that here. http://wskg.org/audio/boheme.mp3

 

Photo credit: Randy Cummings/Bunn Hill Photo