The Minnesota Opera announced its 2014-2015 season this afternoon with a star studded webcast live from the Opera Center in the Minneapolis Warehouse District. Read more →
This week the hounds are more than charmed by some lunchtime Japanese opera, some centuries old klezmer music, and some psychedelic folk that may put you in a dream state. Dorothy Marden believes that to really understand klezmer music, you need to go back to a time when klezmer was the thread that ran through Read more →
The Minnesota Opera has commissioned an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling horror novel “The Shining.” Paul Moravec is composing the music with the libretto by Mark Campbell. The production will be directed by Eric Simonson. The tale of a family snowed in at an isolated and haunted hotel will premier in 2016. Opera Artistic Director Read more →
The sun shone down on St Paul this morning as members of the arts community gathered for a groundbreaking celebration outside the Ordway. A few months back when the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra musicians lockout entered some of its darkest days many people, Mayor Chris Coleman included wondered if this might even happen. “I was Read more →
David Lefkowich prepares for Barber of Seville
Most critics find this new opera to be ‘deft,’ ‘subtle’ and ‘complex’, but one complains sections are ‘overlong and unoperatic.’
The hounds have great enthusiasm for an arts instigator in Minneapolis who’s opened a gallery, a saucy, salacious take on a standard fairy tale, and an opera designed to be an alternative to the nutcracker.
Minnesota Opera’s Pulitzer Prize-winning production of ‘Silent Night’ will air on tpt on Friday, December 21 at 8pm.
“Silent Night” creative team to write operatic adaptation of a cold war classic.
According to Artistic Director Craig Fields, the DFO simply is not receiving the kind of community financial support it needs to survive, so he’s going to move it to the Twin Cities.