opera http://wwno.org en Inside The Arts: It's Carnival Time And Fernando Del Valle Ushers In Lenten Season With Free Concert http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-its-carnival-time-and-fernando-del-valle-ushers-lenten-season-free-concert <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, it's Carnival time! We'll have some Mardi Gras fun with horses on parade, boats on the bayou and tips on following your nose for good food.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plus, a musical prelude to the Lenten Season. We talk with renowned tenor and opera performing artist Fernando del Valle.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.</strong></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 55090 at http://wwno.org Starting Dec. 7: Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinees On Classical WWNO2 http://wwno.org/post/starting-dec-7-metropolitan-opera-saturday-matinees-classical-wwno2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Saturday, December 7, Metropolitan Opera Saturday matinee performances will air on 24-hour Classical WWNO2</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">83</span><sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> season of 23 operas begins with a new production of Verdi’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Rigoletto</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, airing at noon.</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:23:34 +0000 WWNO Staff 49228 at http://wwno.org Artistic Director Influenced By Popularity Of Vampires http://wwno.org/post/artistic-director-influenced-popularity-vampires <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It&#39;s opera time in New Orleans again. But Robert </span>Lyall<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, artistic director of the New Orleans Opera Association, says he&#39;s decided to</span><a href="http://neworleansopera.org/2013-2014-season/the-vampire/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> give this season&#39;s audiences a new twist</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week&#39;s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks to him about the very different musical works he&#39;s chosen in the upcoming season that begins October </span>11<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 45019 at http://wwno.org Opera And Jazz Unite In The Marigny http://wwno.org/post/opera-and-jazz-unite-marigny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the second summer in a row the </span>Marigny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Opera House is offering itself as a performance venue to a homegrown small opera company.</span></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:20:57 +0000 Sharon Litwin 40308 at http://wwno.org Elizabeth Futral, Opera Star And New Orleans Native, Returns For Benefit Concert http://wwno.org/post/elizabeth-futral-opera-star-and-new-orleans-native-returns-benefit-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans opera lovers always feel a little starved over the hot summer months as they wait for the return of full scale performances in October.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But this Sunday, for one night only, the musical desert will bloom with the sounds of one of America’s great singers. Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Elizabeth </span>Futral<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about her life in the world of opera and what she plans to sing at </span><a href="http://www.loyno.edu/news/story/2013/7/15/3226" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Sunday evening's benefit concert at Loyola University</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:14:25 +0000 Sharon Litwin 39765 at http://wwno.org Terence Blanchard Turns A Tragic Champion Into An Opera Hero http://wwno.org/post/terence-blanchard-turns-tragic-champion-opera-hero <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVQd7H28xts</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 20:43:00 +0000 editor 37550 at http://wwno.org Gods And Monsters: 5 Unforgettable Wagner Moments http://wwno.org/post/gods-and-monsters-5-unforgettable-wagner-moments How much do you know about <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/89337436/richard-wagner" target="_blank">Richard Wagner</a>? Probably two unfavorable facts: He wrote very long, grandiose operas and was Hitler's favorite composer. As true as they are, those simple examples barely hint at the complexity of this endlessly creative and confounding artist.<p>Two centuries after Wagner's birth (he was born in Leipzig May 22, 1813), the man and his music continue to beguile and bewilder fans, detractors and critics. Wed, 22 May 2013 21:39:58 +0000 Tom Huizenga 35908 at http://wwno.org Friday: Loyola Opera Presents Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide' http://wwno.org/post/friday-loyola-opera-presents-leonard-bernsteins-candide <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Verdana; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">The Loyola Opera Theatre&nbsp;will bring the legacy and genius of American composer Leonard Bernstein to life with its new production of the fast-paced comic operetta, “Candide,” Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:59:00 +0000 WWNO Staff 27005 at http://wwno.org Loyola Opera Presents Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide' http://wwno.org/post/loyola-opera-presents-leonard-bernsteins-candide <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Verdana; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">The Loyola Opera Theatre brings the legacy and genius of American composer Leonard Bernstein to life with its new production of the fast-paced comic operetta, “Candide,” Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.</p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 16:55:00 +0000 WWNO Staff 25231 at http://wwno.org Loyola to Hold Metropolitan Opera Auditions http://wwno.org/post/loyola-hold-metropolitan-opera-auditions <p>Promising young opera singers from across the Gulf Coast will compete for the chance to perform on one of the world’s most prestigious stages at the <a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/auditions/national/index.aspx">Metropolitan Opera National Council District and Regional Auditions</a> Jan. 5 and 6 at <a href="http://www.loyno.edu/">Loyola University</a>. The winner of the regional auditions will advance to the national semi-final round, held in March on the Metropolitan Opera Stage in New York City.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:08:25 +0000 WWNO Staff 24763 at http://wwno.org