The Spoleto Festival is on! Next week I'll take a road trip to Charleston to see a rarely performed opera by Umberto Giordano, 'Mese Mariano'.
Author Helen Bauer and Chicago Review Press have commemorated the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birth with a dynamic volume geared toward kids about this singular composer's life and music. The book includes prose, fabulous photos, and sidebars about everything from Italian cuisine to counterpoint. Just in time for summer, when the kids have oodles [...]
In honor of the Verdi bicentennial, Atlanta Opera presented La Traviata at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on March 2. The Opéra de Montréal production, last seen at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in 2005, was revived and reassembled this season, but much has happened to the company while these handsome Claude Girard–Bernard [...]