David Conte November Performances

Sunday, November 12th, 2017 “Her Kind”  from “Sexton Songs” Marnie Breckenridge, soprano Hope Briggs, piano Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA Performance details       Sunday, November 12th, 2017 Gift of the Magi University of Delaware Opera Theatre Performance details     Sunday, November 19th, 2017 “Fantasy”  for solo piano Matthew… Read More David Conte November Performances

“Buoso’s Ghost” at 2018 University of Central Florida Festival

In April 2018, University of Central Florida will stage Buoso’s Ghost by Michael Ching in their UCF Celebrates the Arts Festival. The date for the performance will be announced soon. UCF plans to pair Ching’s opera with Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Based on part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Gianni Schicchi (the final installment of Puccini’s Il Trittico) is the beloved comic… Read More “Buoso’s Ghost” at 2018 University of Central Florida Festival

Tom Cipullo & Michael Ching featured at National Opera Association

After Life Loyola University (New Orleans) stages Tom Cipullo and David Mason’s After Life as part of the National Opera Association’s Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition on January 5.  The Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition encourages the composition and performance of short operas especially useful in opera workshops and other training venues. The competition runs in two-year cycles. In… Read More Tom Cipullo & Michael Ching featured at National Opera Association

University of OK presents children’s opera “Starbird” by Henry Mollicone

The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music Opera presents the Henry Mollicone’s children’s opera Starbird on November 15-17 at the UCO Jazz Lab. Starbird, featuring libretto by Kate Pogue, premiered in 1981 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Set in New York City, Starbird follows a dog, a cat and a donkey as… Read More University of OK presents children’s opera “Starbird” by Henry Mollicone

University of Delaware Opera Theatre presents David Conte & Michael Ching operas

UD Opera Theatre stages David Conte’s The Gift of the Magi with Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight on November 12, 2017.  The Gift of the Magi‘s libretto, written by Nicholas Giardini, captures the essence of the operatic drama contained in the classic O. Henry short story. Della (Soprano) and Jim (Baritone) are a young, poor couple in love, entirely devoted to each… Read More University of Delaware Opera Theatre presents David Conte & Michael Ching operas

Crane Opera Ensemble presents “Buoso’s Ghost” – SUNY Potsdam

The award-winning Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra is set to present an uproarious double-bill, bringing together Giacomo Puccini’s comic opera in one act, Gianni Schicchi, combined with the modern sequel, Buoso’s Ghost, by contemporary composer Michael Ching, from November 16 – 18, 2017. Based on part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Gianni Schicchi (the final installment of Puccini’s Il Trittico) is… Read More Crane Opera Ensemble presents “Buoso’s Ghost” – SUNY Potsdam

“Buoso’s Ghost” in OperaDelaware 2018 Festival

As part of OperaDelaware’s 2018 Festival, the company will pair the comic opera Gianni Schicchi by Puccini with Michael Ching’s “sequel” Buoso’s Ghost. The performances take place April 29 and May 5, 2018 at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE. Based on part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Gianni Schicchi (the final installment of Puccini’s Il Trittico) is the beloved comic opera about… Read More “Buoso’s Ghost” in OperaDelaware 2018 Festival

“Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo at Tri-Cities Opera

On November 10-12, 17, and 19, Tri-Cities Opera will stage Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo.  The performance features the voices of Scott Purcell, Tascha Anderson, Frederick Schlick, and Stacey Geyer, and the TCO debut of conductor Joshua Horsch. America’s longest held prisoner of war returns to a country he no longer recognizes and a family who barely recognizes him. Glory… Read More “Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo at Tri-Cities Opera

Houston Grand Opera performs “Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo

On November 6 and 9, Houston Grand Opera presents Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied, as part of the Veterans Songbook Project. Opera attendees can donate a ticket to allow a Houston Veteran to attend the performance for free. Based on the book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied takes place during the Vietnam War and tells the true story of Colonel… Read More Houston Grand Opera performs “Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo

“…[entails] learning all the jobs of the gifted people who will spray Febreeze on your work if you fail.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Daron Hagen

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Daron Hagen (b. 1961) was recognized in 2014 by the American… Read More “…[entails] learning all the jobs of the gifted people who will spray Febreeze on your work if you fail.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Daron Hagen