FREE PREVIEW OF FIDELIO
Join Hal France and the UNO CFAM Creative Forum Series on March 23 for a preview of Opera Omaha's production of Fidelio. Hal welcomes principal guest artists Sara Gartland (Marzelline) and Chad Johnson (Jaquino) with accompanist, Eric Andries to speak about their roles in Beethoven's only opera AND the final in the operatic triptych designed by Jun Kaneko. Click here to read more.
The Reviews are in
"...great doesn’t begin to describe what Opera Omaha delivered last night with its production of “A Flowering Tree” at the Orpheum Theater...People will still be talking about it years from now — and deservedly so." Read Kim Carpenter's opening night review of A Flowering Tree.
OWH GO! examines the role of dancers in A Flowering Tree
Thursday's Omaha World-Herald looked at our new production and Nebraska premiere of John Adams' A Flowering Tree. Read Casey Logan's story and why this production breaks with convention using twice the number of principal dancers as singers. (Photo by Kent Sievers of the Omaha World-Herald).
Peek Behind the Curtain
Click here to go behind-the-scenes of the making of A Flowering Tree and follow us on Twitter starting at 7:00pm for tonight's Tweet Seats #operaomahablooms!
Director James Darrah spoke with KMTV's Morning Blend about Opera Omaha's new production and Nebraska premiere of John Adams' contemporary opera "A Flowering Tree." James talked about the challenge of bringing intimacy to life on stage in this romantic folktale and other productions. James and his creative team, Chromatic, also brought Agrippina to our stage last season. Watch the interview here.
Gala Surpasses All Expectations
Read OWH's review of A Flowering Tree Gala. Then watch the 5-day time-lapse video of the process of preparing Crossroads Mall for the event before you look at the picture essay of the magnificent end results. You can also view pictures from the event in our Facebook photo album.
MET LIVE IN HD
The encore of the Met's new production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle takes place on February 18, 2015, 5:30 pm CST. On March 14, at 11:55am, the Met will broadcast its premiere of Rossini's La Donna del Lago with Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flores. For more information, click here.
OWH - Q&A
In case you missed it, OPERA America President and CEO Marc Scorca spoke to Casey Logan from the Omaha World-Herald about the state of opera in America and more specifically in Omaha. Marc is making several visits to Omaha, leading a strategic planning process that will build upon the tremendous success and distinguished history of Opera Omaha. Read the full interview here.