David Devan http://wrti.org en The Don Is Back! http://wrti.org/post/don-back <p></p><p>Don Juan, one of fiction's most infamous scoundrels, returns to the opera stage in Philadelphia next week.&nbsp; As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, <a href="http://www.operaphila.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Opera Philadelphia</strong></a>'s latest production is also a showcase for singers who learned their craft in the city.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:45:55 +0000 Jim Cotter 7192 at http://wrti.org The Don Is Back! Serbian-Language Opera in a Quirky Setting: The Launch of OPERA IN THE CITY http://wrti.org/post/serbian-language-opera-quirky-setting-launch-opera-city <p></p><p>Opera Philadelphia launches its new <strong>Opera In The City</strong> series on November 2nd, presenting unusual opera productions in unconventional spaces. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the first production treats audiences both as spectators and guests at a Balkan wedding celebration.</p><p><a href="http://www.operaphila.org/production/svadba" target="_blank"><strong>Details and ticket information: <em>Svadba-Wedding</em></strong></a><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:05:24 +0000 Jim Cotter 6605 at http://wrti.org Serbian-Language Opera in a Quirky Setting: The Launch of OPERA IN THE CITY Opera Philadelphia Kicks Off A Three-Legged Season http://wrti.org/post/opera-philadelphia-kicks-three-legged-season <p></p><p>Philadelphia’s premiere opera company begins its new season this month with a new name and a fresh approach to presenting its work. The Opera Company of Philadelphia starts its first season as Opera Philadelphia.&nbsp; The name changed to better reflect the diversity and scope of its artistic output.&nbsp;</p><p>Now, from the traditional opera company that grew out of the 1975 merger of the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company and the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company, comes a producer and presenter with a three-stranded approach.&nbsp; And, says General Director David Devan, maybe even three separate sets of audiences.</p><p><a href="http://www.operaphila.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Opera Philadelphia’s season opens with Giuseppe Verdi’s <em>Nabuco </em>at the Academy of Music on September 27th </strong></a><strong>and <a href="http://www.operaphila.org/operaonthemall" target="_blank">a live, big-screen simulcast open to the public on Independence Mall the next night.</a></strong></p><p></p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:34:25 +0000 Jim Cotter 6411 at http://wrti.org Opera Philadelphia Kicks Off A Three-Legged Season Bring Me The Heads Of The Orchestra And The Opera! http://wrti.org/post/bring-me-heads-orchestra-and-opera <p></p><p>Even before The Philadelphia Orchestra's new music director took up his post, he'd begun reaching out to other arts organizations. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the Orchestra is now set to&nbsp;present an ambitious co-production of&nbsp;a Richard Strauss masterpiece with&nbsp;Opera Philadelphia.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:28:28 +0000 Jim Cotter 5316 at http://wrti.org Bring Me The Heads Of The Orchestra And The Opera! The Opera Company of Phila.--Tempesta Di Mare--Nat'l Assoc. of Negro Musicians--Tristin Lowe at PMA http://wrti.org/post/opera-company-phila-tempesta-di-mare-natl-assoc-negro-musicians-tristin-lowe-pma <p>There's good news emanating from the Opera Company of Philadelphia. We speak with General Director David Devan.</p> <p>Susan Lewis profiles the Philadelphia-based Baroque ensemble, Tempesta Di Mare.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns looks at the National Association of Negro Musicians.</p> <p>We speak with the Philadelphia-based contemporary artist Tristin Lowe. His <i>Under the Influence</i>, an installation comprised of two interconnected works, is currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 19:49:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter 2656 at http://wrti.org The Opera Company of Phila.--Tempesta Di Mare--Nat'l Assoc. of Negro Musicians--Tristin Lowe at PMA