From May, 2013

Verdi for Kids

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 of free time, Bauer’s book also includes 21 quality activities that parents can do alongside their kids.

From the May Issue of Opera News ONLINE

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 Uzan sets were hibernating. General director Dennis Hanthorn arrived in Atlanta, implemented strategies that put AO in the black and secured a more glamorous and suitable venue for its productions at the Cobb Centre. Hanthorn resigned abruptly in August 2012, after eight years at the…