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Opera Southwest presents Rossini’s Otello

The 2012-2013 season at Opera Southwest gets under way this week with what promises to be a historic run of Rossini’s unfairly neglected “Otello”. In spite of a grueling rehearsal schedule, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Anthony Barrese took a breather to share some thoughts on this work, and how it makes for a perfect season opener in Albuquerque.

Opera Southwest’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Anthony Barrese

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Posted by on October 24, 2012 in Arts, Opera

 

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The Minnesota Opera presents Verdi’s Nabucco

The 2012-2013 season at the Minnesota Opera marks the 50th anniversary of the company, and it opened last September with five performances of Verdi’s Nabucco, which played to packed houses throughout its run. In many ways, the quality of this presentation signaled how far this company has come: From its fringe beginnings to its current standing as one of the most important operatic destinations in the United States. In terms of cast and production values, any opera house in the world would be hard pressed to better Minnesota’s efforts.

Brenda Harris (Abigaille), Jason Howard (Nabucco), John Relyea (Zaccaria), Victoria Vargas (Fenena), John Robert Lindsey (Ismaele). Photo by Michal Daniel

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Posted by on October 18, 2012 in Arts, Opera

 

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