Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Opera’


Opera Kadabra

Opera Kadabra
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It’s part stand-up comedy, part magic show, and part operatic oldies but goodies. The video we watched had baritone Patrick Bell of Opera Kadabra singing “Largo al factotum” from Barber of Seville by Rossini…as he escapes from a straight jacket. As an assistant tied him into the straight jacket, Bell chatted, made jokes, then he […]

Opera, Anyone?

Opera, Anyone?

Opera is coming to Pasadena. Firstly, Caltech engineering and literature graduate, JPL summer research fellow, pianist, vocal coach, music director, and conductor Dana Sadava. Secondly, Professor of Sciences and Humanities at San Francsico Conservatory of Music, cognitive neuroscience affiliate at USC’s Memory and Aging Center, and working soprano Dr. Indre Viskontas. Jointly, these two women […]

Opera Animata Goes GOCAAP – Cxled

Opera Animata Goes GOCAAP – Cxled

How does one preserve an art form that’s over 500 years old? How does one maintain the interest of current audiences and for modern sensibilities? What if the art form to be preserved is opera and the vehicle for restoring its popularity and significance in today’s world is an opera à la…a beauty pageant? Opera Animata made its […]

Opera Animata: Serving Extra Creepy

Opera Animata:  Serving Extra Creepy

He’s considered to be one of the greatest English composers. It is speculated that his first work was an ode for King Charles II in 1668. He was appointed organist of Westminster Abbey and in a five year span, he “supplied music for more than 40 plays.” His harmonies can be heard in The Who’s […]

The Intimate Opera of Pasadena

The Intimate Opera of Pasadena

The Intimate Opera of Pasadena, in addition to having a good name, has also found a good home: the Pasadena Playhouse, where they will be making their debut this weekend, from the 16th to the 19th, with an intimate production of Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti about […]

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