Monday, February 9, 2009

While You Were Out

Over the weekend:

- Ferruccio Furlanetto's profile ran in the San Diego Union Tribune.

- Joining the ever growing horribly depressing list of opera companies facing cuts is Connecticut Opera who has canceled the remainder of the season. Kansas City Lyric Opera also has some cuts, but not as deep.

- Opera is on shaky ground in New York City as well.

- Los Angeles Opera's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny won two Grammy Awards last night. Congrats to all involved! This means tenor Anthony Dean Griffey will be sporting some bling when he comes out in April to sing Peter Grimes.

- Warner Herzog has produced a short film pairing the music from La boheme with images from Ethiopia. This is part of Sky Arts "Opera Shorts: Behind The Scenes" program which will premiere on the satellite provider (and presumably on the internet) next week. I've placed a teaser clip below.
-- Edward

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