Portland Opera is thrilled to begin the 2018/19 season with Verdi's La Traviata. A crown jewel of grand opera, La Traviata tells the story of the brilliant and beautiful Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry as she falls in love with Alfredo Germont. Haunted by her reputation and illness, Violetta navigates sexual politics and confronts societal expec...

For its third season, Berkshire Opera Festival is presenting Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto," with performances 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and 31 at the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. The production is conducted by BOF artistic director Brian Garman and directed by general director Jonathon Loy. As with the first and second seaso...

From Saturday, September 22, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018. Organized by LA Opera. Entrance with fee. Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Placido Domingo and James Conlon join forces for one of Verdi’s greatest works in a grand tale of resistance, romance and rivalry. A live broadcast of the season opene...

Verdi's Nabucco has opened at St. Louis' Union Avenue Opera, and it is a remarkably fine production. Of the many beautiful shows that this amazing small company has presented in its twenty-four seasons Nabucco is, perhaps, the most vocally gorgeous of all. This is due not only to the stellar quality of the principals, but also-and especially-to the...

The opera-themed film In the Mouth of the Wolf is set to be shown in Bolton Landing on Monday, June 25th, at 7:30 pm. This opening selection of the Sembrich Summer Film Series will be presented at Bolton Free Library, 4922 Lake Shore Drive, and is open free and open to the public. This documentary, virtually unseen since first being shown on U.S. t...

Sometimes the greatest act of love is letting go. La traviata follows the life of Violetta who delights in high-class pleasures, but is secretly dying. Will she know about true love before death claims her? Washington’s National Opera launches its 2018–2019 season with a stunning new production of Verdi’s everlasting tale of fate and sacrifice, ren...

Dopo Shakespeare in the Park e le tante iniziative culturali newyorkesi della bella stagione – rigorosamente all’aria aperta -, il 2 luglio anche l’Opera italiana sbarca nell’estate della Grande Mela. La bella cornice di Central Park (Naumburg Bandshell) ospiterà, infatti, i più grandi nomi della lirica made in Italy, con l’obiettivo di incoraggiar...

The Seattle Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Aida” can only be described as opera flexing its muscles. Yes, Aida is unabashed in the spectacle that it offers, but it also knows when to dim the lights, streamline the sets, and focus all its energy on moments of human intimacy. All I knew going in was that “Aida” is an Italian opera that involves a lov...

Set in ancient Egypt, “Aida” is one of those opera classics that has, since its premiere in 1871 at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo, Egypt, wowed audiences and cemented its place in the operatic canon. Adapted from an Italian libretto by Antonia Ghislanzoni, “Aida” was written as an opera in 1870 by Italian operatist Giuseppe Verdi in Italian. I...

Enjoy a highlight of the St. Louis Opera Theatre season with Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” May 19 – June 23 at the Loretto-Hilton Center.  In the opera, Violetta has one important rule:  Never fall in love.  She insists on her freedom.  Then she meets Alfredo, and things get complicated.   It’s a Verdi masterpiece and includes the directing debut...