Don’t miss Verdi’s Rigoletto October 27 & 29 at The Grand Opera House (4 S. Poplar St. Wilmington, DE). Verdi’s masterful Rigoletto is an opera in three acts that premiered in Venice on March 11, 1851. It was based on a controversial Victor Hugo piece known as “Le Roi s’amuse” which translates to “The King enjoys himself.” The story of the jester R...

Nestled amidst the serenity of Skyline Drive, Front Royal’s Italian gem, Osteria Maria, is set to blend the melodies of opera with the allure of authentic Italian gastronomy. On August 31 and September 1st, 2023, as the evening beckons at 5:00 pm, patrons are invited to partake in an unparalleled experience with the acclaimed opera, ‘La Traviata.’...

It’s time to celebrate summer with a picnic basket, blanket, a libation, and lawn chairs (low profile, of course) and then head to the park where you can hear live classical music for free. That’s right – free! Portland’s annual Opera in the Park will take place in Washington Park on Sunday, Aug. 13, with a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto...

Fifth Avenue is used to seeing everything; it’s famous for films, high fashion, and luxury hotels. But perhaps it did not expect to be enveloped by the notes of ‘Va Pensiero.’ Instead, the International Friends of Festival Verdi amazed those present at the Gala by involving them in an unexpected opera performance initiated by a ‘plainclothes’ choir...

When, on 9 March 1842, the premiere of Nabucco at La Scala in Milan erupted in triumph, decreeing the success of Giuseppe Verdi, the composer of Busseto had just experienced terrible family bereavements and little appreciation of his first two operas. In previous years he had lost both his two children and his first wife Margherita Barezzi.  On the...

Opera Grand Rapids has announced that one of its next productions will be Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. The opera will be performed at the DeVos Performance Hall on May 5 and 7. The performance on Friday, May 5 will be held at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 7, the opera will be performed at 2 p.m. The opera will be sung in Italian and have projected English tit...

Celebrating its first opera staged at a proscenium theater in its seven-year history, City Lyric Opera (CLO) presents one of the world's most beloved operas, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata (The Fallen Woman), which has captivated audiences for more than 150 years with its beautiful melodies, dazzling party scenes, and heart-wrenching tragedy. A woman...

Spring: It’s a time of renewal when the sap rises, flowers bloom, and one’s “fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” (Thank you, Alfred, Lord Tennyson.) Fittingly, the University of Iowa Opera’s spring production is a love story — or more accurately, a story of love, redemption, and loss: Giuseppe Verdi’s "La Traviata." The 170th anniversary of i...

Opera Columbus and the Columbus Symphony are joining forces this weekend for the most grand scale opera Columbus has seen in nearly two decades. With an extravagant set and magnificent costumes, Rigoletto will be performed at the Ohio Theatre next Friday and Saturday. Opera Columbus General Director + CEO, Julia Noulin-Mérat, joined Good Day Columb...

The Amarillo Opera is putting a western twist on a classic tale including love, fate, revenge and the abuse of power in Verdi's "Rigoletto," set to be performed in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts for one night only, on Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. In the operatic story's traditional language of Italian, local and traveling musicians...