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Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late May.
When Dawn Wolski left her South Hill home en route to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on Saturday afternoon, it appeared that life was imitating art. The sky was hazy and smoky. The air quality was hazardous. However, the general and artistic director of Inland Northwest Opera braved the elements.
“The Phantom of the Opera” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has told British lawmakers that the arts are “at the point of no return,” and urged the government to set a date for theaters to be allowed to reopen.
When Inland Northwest Opera general director Dawn Wolski heard about the statewide restrictions on live entertainment announced last week, she feared the worst for Opera Gram, the opera’s fledgling performance-by-appointment program.
Some of London’s biggest West End shows, including “Hamilton” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” won’t reopen until next year, producers announced Wednesday, as arts bodies warned that Britain faces a “cultural catastrophe” because of the coronavirus pandemic.
I was on a Zoom call last weekend that took a weird turn. There were 15 of us in attendance calling in from all over the place – Queens, Orlando, Martha’s Vineyard – and the one-at-a-time chat seemed to be proceeding.
Like many leaders in the performing arts world, Inland Northwest Opera general director Dawn Wolski has spent a majority of the past six weeks brainstorming with colleagues and trying to map out the steps necessary for producing live opera again in the community.
Inland Northwest Opera announces its 20th anniversary season, including a tragic favorite reset in the Prohibition era and a lighthearted, absurd comedy on the lake.
An investigation into legendary singer Placido Domingo by the U.S. union representing opera performers found more than two dozen people who said they were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behavior by the superstar when he held senior management positions at Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, according to people familiar with the findings.
Madame Luisa Tetrazzini, an opera singer so famous that a gourmet dish was named after her, claimed to be captivated by the wintertime charms of Spokane.
The Royal Opera in London and The Met in New York has removed tenor Vittorio Grigolo after an investigation found inappropriate and aggressive behavior at a curtain call
“The Threepenny Opera” opens Friday and runs through Nov. 3 at Stage Left Theater.
Opera star Placido Domingo resigned Wednesday as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from all future performances, following multiple allegations from women who say the legendary tenor sexually harassed them there and at opera companies around the country over a period of decades.
Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose soprano voice won her four Grammys Awards and the National Medal of Arts, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn.
Inland Northwest Opera’s current gift to our region is a production of Giacomo Puccini’s durable masterpiece “Madame Butterfly” (1906), which is being presented in two performances this weekend at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox (7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with pre-talk sessions one hour before curtain call), and features dramatic singing of such quality as any great opera house would be proud to present.
Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly” is the story of Cio-Cio San, a geisha known as Madame Butterfly, and Lt. Pinkerton, a U.S. Naval officer with whom Butterfly has a contracted marriage (“Cio-Cio San” is from the Japanese word for butterfly). Inland Northwest Opera is presenting “Madame Butterfly” on Friday and Sunday at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.
One of the fascinating aspects of Inland Northwest Opera’s “Madame Butterfly,” at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Friday and Sunday, is that the set is made of paper. Stage director Fenlon Lamb, a friendly and outgoing former opera singer and actress who now directs and produces productions, discussed the paper by design on Tuesday afternoon inside the theater.
While two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled performances by famed tenor Placido Domingo following sexual harassment allegations, European opera houses are taking stances ranging from supportive to wait-and-see.
Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cabaret,” “Company” and “Sweeney Todd” and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died. Prince was 91.
Director Ron Howard’s recent interest in documentary filmmaking has created three productions that share a similar musical baseline but are very different in design and texture. “Made In America,” a backstage look at Jay-Z’s music festival, had a raw chaotic nature to it, while “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” took a more intimate approach in looking at the Fab Four. Howard’s third and latest offering, “Pavarotti,” takes a more traditional approach to storytelling.