Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre http://iowapublicradio.org en Mikado Mayhem: Live from Studio One with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mikado-mayhem-live-studio-one-cedar-rapids-opera-theatre <p>Iowa Public Radio Classical recently headed to Studio One with singers from the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s <em>Mikado </em>production. The Young Artist cast, along with conductor John Hollins and pianist Tony Nickle, performed selections from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta while giving us a glimpse behind the scenes of their upcoming performances at the historic Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41610 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mikado Mayhem: Live from Studio One with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre! June Showcase Hosts Sister Prejean and Jake Heggie, CROT's "Mikado", the 5 Seasons Chamber, & more! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/june-showcase-hosts-sister-prejean-and-jake-heggie-crots-mikado-5-seasons-chamber-more <p>School is out for the summer with just enough time to catch up on arts events across the state on Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>. Our June edition features:</p><ul><li><em>Sister Helen&nbsp;Prejean, humanitarian, author, and activist, discussing the evolution of her “Dead Man Walking,”</em></li><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael Gilbertson, Artistic Director of ChamberFest Dubuque, discussing the evolution of his “Juilliard in June” program into the new multiple concert series and workshop event.</em></li><li><em>Daniel&nbsp;Kleinknecht, artistic director of the Cedar Rapids Opera&nbsp;Theatre, talking about the&nbsp;CROT’s“Mikado”&nbsp;&nbsp;production,</em></li><li><em>Stephanie&nbsp;Wagor, festival artistic director, and Jason&nbsp;Weinberger, conductor and chamber music coach, sharing details about the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival</em></li><li><em>And composer Jake&nbsp;Heggie, talking about the unusual circumstances of his first opera based on Sister Helen&nbsp;Prejean’s&nbsp;book.</em> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:20:53 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41297 at http://iowapublicradio.org June Showcase Hosts Sister Prejean and Jake Heggie, CROT's "Mikado", the 5 Seasons Chamber, & more! Carmen LIVE from Cedar Rapids Sunday, 2PM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/carmen-live-cedar-rapids-sunday-2pm <p>Join us Sunday to hear&nbsp;Bizet's&nbsp;<em>Carmen </em>in the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre's new production live from the Paramount. Iowa native&nbsp;Janara Kellerman sings the title role of the gypsy seductress, Alok Kumar plays the love-struck Don José, and baritone Philip Torre appears as the toreador Escamillo. Music director Daniel Kleinknecht conducts Orchestra Iowa, and Jacqueline Halbloom hosts this live Performance Iowa special.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 02:00:49 +0000 Barney Sherman 35051 at http://iowapublicradio.org Carmen LIVE from Cedar Rapids Sunday, 2PM Iowa Arts Showcase Saturday at 11 and 5 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-arts-showcase-saturday-11-and-5 <p>Join host Jacqueline Halbloom for this month's Iowa Arts Showcase at 11Am or 5PM. Her guests include Iowa native Robert Lindsay-Nassif, speaking about his acclaimed Off-Broadway musical, <em>Opal</em>, to be produced this month in Cedar Rapids. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 23:27:26 +0000 Barney Sherman 34403 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Arts Showcase Saturday at 11 and 5 Cedar Rapids' "Frankenboy": On Now! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cedar-rapids-frankenboy-now <p>Tune in now for Iowa Public Radio’s special New Year's broadcast of&nbsp;<em style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKENBOY! &nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">from&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Cedar Rapids Opera&nbsp;</span>Theatre. This children's work by&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Iowa composer Robert&nbsp;</span>Lindsey-Nassif&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">tells the story of Melvin Frankenstein and his first day at Transylvania Middle School. It delights children while teaching them about avoiding bullying and tolerating diversity.</span></p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:22:29 +0000 Barney Sherman 34287 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cedar Rapids' "Frankenboy": On Now! "Boheme" from Cedar Rapids Opera http://iowapublicradio.org/post/boheme-cedar-rapids-opera <p>Tune in today at<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;"> 12 noon for the grand finale of our </span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-st Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:08:49 +0000 Barney Sherman 31418 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Boheme" from Cedar Rapids Opera