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Regardless of the rise of late Verdi and verismo, composer Alfredo Catalani created an opera with charmingly sophisticated harmonies and extremely colorful orchestration for this lurid story — an emotional, Italianate expression of alpine folklore. This rare piece is staged for the first time for the audiences of St. Gallen.… read more
The American soldier Pinkerton wants to ‘marry’ the geisha Butterfly (i.e. leave her again after his tour of duty). Butterfly, on the other hand, wants to become an American citizen. Problem: they fall in love for real. In the second act, Pinkerton has disappeared; Butterfly does not want to believe … read more
“Christmas with the Madison Symphony has become a grand tradition, celebrating the great music that has been composed for this holiday throughout the centuries. From the caroling of the Madison Symphony Chorus in the lobby to the amazing voices of the Madison Youth Choirs and the transformative joy of the … read more
Playing on some of the emotional strands of John Cassavetes’ (cult) film, “Opening Night”, The Second Woman’s intriguing premise is the tragi-comic idea of presenting a singer, who, because she feels she’s getting older, begins to lose her bearings and question where she should best place her voice. The rehearsal … read more
Hallelujah! The power of over 250 voices combined with the impeccable acoustics of Helzberg Hall provides a triumphant experience of Handel’s majestic choral masterpiece, led by the esteemed Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, David Lockington. The Independence Messiah Choir joins with the Symphony and Symphony Chorus to continue … read more
Experience the power of Carl Orff’s twentieth century masterpiece. O Fortuna!
The well-aged and well-heeled Don Pasquale just wants a little respect. So when his headstrong nephew Ernesto (who’s head over heels for the luscious Norina) refuses to marry the woman Pasquale thinks he should, Uncle P goes ballistic. He cuts Ernesto out of his will and decides to father his … read more
Accompanied by a thrilling score, Verdi’s vivid characters grapple with life and love, betrayal and death. Director David Alden’s dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for this dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance. Marcelo Álvarez stars as the conflicted king; Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret passion; … read more
The married Marschallin regains youthful vigour through her love to the younger Octavian. However, she painfully recognises that the march of time cannotbe held up. When Octavian is required to present a silver rose to the woman betrothed to Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau (who covets a large dowry), the inevitable … read more