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Arguably the Best Production Ever Presented by Piedmont Opera

Posted by Julie in News, Piedmont Opera

Piedmont Opera will be presenting in Winston-Salem, NC, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, in the composer’s bicentennial year. Read the full announcement here. A cursed sea captain and his ghostly ship are doomed to wander the ocean until judgment day, in search of true love – his only chance of redemption. A beautiful young heroine, desperate to escape her restricting world, brings salvation when she abandons her life to prove her love for the captain. Three performances will happen on October 25, 27 matinee, and 29, 2013, respectively at 8 PM, 2 PM, and 7:30 PM. Tickets are available at the Stevens Center Box Office (call 336-721-1945; as of today, no more online sales)….

Meet the Artist: Jake Gardner

Posted by Julie in Interview, News, Opera Omaha

In La traviata, the offending baritone is Jake Gardner as Giorgio Germont. Germont is the father of our young tenor, Alfredo, who is in love with our soprano, Violetta. The relationship has caused problems for the Germont family.  One of those is the plight of Alfredo’s sister whose fiance will not marry her until her family name is clear. Germont sings a beautiful duet with Violetta and then with Alfredo as he asks the two to end their scandalous relationship and restore honor to the family. Mr. Gardner’s singing and acting perfectly capture the mood of his character and the scenes. He uses formidable vocal skill to sing a difficult role with…

Musgrave’s ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge’

Posted by Julie in News, Recording Release

Recording Release—April 18, 2011 Thea Musgrave: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1981) Green (2007) and Wild Winter I (1993) Released: 18 April 2011 Catalog Num: NMC D167  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge was commissioned by the BBC as an “opera for radio”, based on the short story of the same name written in the late 19th century by Ambrose Bierce. This is the BBC recording of the first performance (20 December 1981) performed by baritone Jake Gardner, narrator Gayle Hunnicutt and speakers David Healey and Ed Bishop with the London Sinfonietta, conducted by Thea Musgrave. “Taking place during the American Civil War, it is the tragic story of Peyton Farquar, a planter from the South, who…