At the Opera with IPR 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! Opera in October: CROT's La Boheme, 11/2 and 11/3 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-october-crots-la-boheme-112-and-113 <p>In the final performances of the&nbsp;<em>Opera in October&nbsp;</em>broadcast series, Iowa Public Radio presents the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre's production of Puccini's&nbsp;<em>La Boheme</em> on Saturday, November 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 3 at noon.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:34:54 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 31302 at http://iowapublicradio.org Opera in October: CROT's La Boheme, 11/2 and 11/3 Opera in October: UI Opera Theatre's La Clemenza di Tito, 10/26 and 10/27 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-october-ui-opera-theatres-la-clemenza-di-tito-1026-and-1027 <p>This week on Iowa Public Radio's&nbsp;<em>Opera in October&nbsp;</em>broadcast series showcases the University of Iowa Opera Theatre's production of Mozart's&nbsp;<em>La Clemenza di Tito</em> on Saturday, October 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at noon.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:18:20 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 30952 at http://iowapublicradio.org Opera in October: UI Opera Theatre's La Clemenza di Tito, 10/26 and 10/27 Opera in October: DMMO's Elektra, 10/19 and 10/20 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-october-dmmos-elektra-1019-and-1020 <p>This week on Iowa Public Radio&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Opera in October&nbsp;</em>broadcast series features&nbsp;the Des Moines Metro Opera&#39;s production of Richard Strauss&#39;&nbsp;<em>Elektra.&nbsp;</em>The broadcast will air on Saturday, October 19 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 20 at noon.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:37:52 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 30609 at http://iowapublicradio.org Opera in October: DMMO's Elektra, 10/19 and 10/20 Opera in October: DMMO's Peter Grimes, 10/12 and 10/13 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-october-dmmos-peter-grimes-1012-and-1013 <p>Iowa Public Radio&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Opera in October</em>&nbsp;broadcast series is proud to present the Des Moines Metro Opera&#39;s production of Benjamin Britten&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Peter Grimes&nbsp;</em>on Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 13 at noon.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:44:37 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 30267 at http://iowapublicradio.org Opera in October: DMMO's Peter Grimes, 10/12 and 10/13 Opera in October: DMMO's Romeo and Juliet, 10/5 and 10/6 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-october-dmmos-romeo-and-juliet-105-and-106 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week on Iowa Public Radio, the&nbsp;<em>Opera in October&nbsp;</em>broadcast series opens with the Des Moines Metro Opera&#39;s production of Gounod&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Romeo and Juliet&nbsp;</em>on Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 at noon.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:06:13 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 30044 at http://iowapublicradio.org Opera in October: DMMO's Romeo and Juliet, 10/5 and 10/6 Opera in October http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-october <p>Iowa Public Radio is pleased to announce the return of the Opera in October broadcast series. Now in its second year, this series features performances by the Des Moines Metro Opera, the University of Iowa&#39;s Opera Theatre, and the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. Broadcasts will be every Saturday at 7 p.m. and every Sunday at noon during the month of October. The complete schedule of broadcasts is listed below, and more information on each performance will be available in the &quot;At the Opera with IPR&quot; section of the Iowa Public Radio website each week before the broadcast.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:38:13 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 30042 at http://iowapublicradio.org Opera in October Arias in April Featuring Lehar's The Merry Widow http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-lehars-merry-widow <p>On May 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Arias in April</em>&nbsp;concludes with&nbsp;an encore broadcast of Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s 2012 production of <em>The Merry Widow</em>. Written in 1905 by Franz Lehár, <em>The Merry Widow</em> tells the comical story of the wealthy widow Hanna, wooed by Prince Danilo of the fictional country of Ponteverdo in an effort to save the country’s failing economy. Lehar’s score is full of luscious waltzes, including “Vilia” and “The Merry Widow Waltz.” Daniel Kleinknecht conducts. Orchestra Iowa musicians perform as the Opera Orchestra.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:12:12 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18404 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April Featuring Lehar's The Merry Widow Arias in April Featuring Johann Strauss the Second's Die Fledermaus http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-johann-strauss-seconds-die-fledermaus <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Performance Iowa’s Arias in April</em> series presents an encore broadcast of the University of Northern Iowa School of Music’s-Opera Theatre presentation of <em>Die Fledermaus </em>at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013. This New Year’s Eve farce is filled with revenge, comedy, seduction, false identities, romance, and politics. UNI students excelled performing Strauss II’s operetta melodies and waltzes. Composed in only forty-two nights, this libretto has enraptured audiences since its debut in 1874.</p><p>This concert was recorded March 31, 2011.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:58:51 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18403 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April Featuring Johann Strauss the Second's Die Fledermaus Arias in April Featuring Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-tchaikovskys-eugene-onegin <p>On Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Performance Iowa</em> presents <em>Arias in April</em> with an encore broadcast of Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 Fortieth Anniversary Festival Season performance of Tchaikovsky’s <em>Eugene Onegin</em>. This epic tale set from Pushkin’s novel in verse, tells the fateful story of youthful Tatiana falling in love with the mysterious and self-absorbed Onegin. Tchaikovsky’s irresistible melodies and trademark dances reflect the Russian atmosphere of his homeland. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:49:22 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18402 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April Featuring Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin Arias in April Featuring Puccini's La Rondine http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-puccinis-la-rondine <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Arias in April</em> features an encore broadcast of the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 performance of La Rondine (The Swallow) on April 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. Des Moines Metro Opera chose to bring this opera to life once again for their Fortieth Anniversary 2012 season after also performing it in their first year. The cast includes Joyce El-Khoury as Magda de Civry, making her Des Moines Metro Opera debut after being featured in <em>Opera News </em>and John Viscardi performing the poet Prunier. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:38:38 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18397 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April Featuring Puccini's La Rondine Arias in April featuring Mozart's Don Giovanni http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-mozarts-don-giovanni <p>Iowa Public Radio will celebrate Public Radio Music Month on Saturday evenings at 7 with <em>Arias in April</em>. Brought back by popular demand, Iowa Public Radio Classical will present encore broadcasts of the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 40<sup>th</sup> Anniversary season. We’ll also air again the UNI Opera Theatre’s production of <em>Die Fledermaus</em> and the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s <em>Merry Widow</em> performance.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:53:10 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18389 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April featuring Mozart's Don Giovanni At the Opera with IPR November 3 and 4, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-ipr-november-3-and-4-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio concludes their <i>Performance Iowa’s </i><i>Opera in October</i> series with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s 2012 production of Franz Lehar’s <i>The Merry Widow</i>. A wealthy widow struggles with where to invest her money. Written in 1905 by Franz Lehár, <i>The Merry Widow</i> tells the comical story of the well-to-do widow Hanna, wooed by Prince Danilo from the fictional country of Ponteverdo in an effort to save the country’s failing economy. Lehar’s score is full of luscious waltzes, including “Vilia” and “The Merry Widow Waltz.” Executive director Dr. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:17:48 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15537 at http://iowapublicradio.org At the Opera with IPR October 27 and 28, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-ipr-october-27-and-28-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa’s Opera in October</i> series presents the University of Northern Iowa School of Music’s-Opera Theatre presentation of <i>Die Fledermaus</i>. This New Year’s Eve farce is filled with revenge, comedy, seduction, false identities, romance, and politics. UNI students excelled performing Strauss II’s operetta melodies and waltzes. Composed in only forty-two nights, this libretto has enraptured audiences since its debut in 1874.</p><p>(Recorded March 31, 2011)</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:58:59 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15521 at http://iowapublicradio.org At the Opera with IPR October 20 and 21, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-ipr-october-20-and-21-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa</i> presents <i>Opera in October</i> with the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 Fortieth Anniversary Festival Season performance of Tchaikovsky’s <i>Eugene Onegin</i>. This epic tale set from Pushkin’s novel in verse, tells the fateful story of youthful Tatiana falling in love with the mysterious and self-absorbed Onegin. Tchaikovsky’s irresistible melodies and trademark dances reflect the Russian atmosphere of his homeland. The Des Moines Metro Opera joins with Ballet Des Moines to bring this magnificent work to life. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:57:45 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15520 at http://iowapublicradio.org At the Opera with IPR October 13 and 14, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-ipr-october-13-and-14-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance </i>Iowa features the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 performance of La<i> Rondine (The Swallow.) </i>Des Moines Metro Opera chose to bring this opera to life once again for their Fortieth Anniversary season after also performing it in their first year. The cast includes Joyce El-Khoury as Magda de Civry, making her Des Moines Metro Opera debut after being featured in <i>Opera News </i>and John Viscardi performing the poet Prunier. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:56:38 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15519 at http://iowapublicradio.org At the Opera with IPR October 6 and 7, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-ipr-october-6-and-7-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa</i> kicks off their <i>Opera in October</i> series with performances featuring the Des Moines Metro Opera’s Fortieth Anniversary season. &nbsp;Iowa Public Radio’s first broadcast showcases the Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece <i>Don </i>Giovanni. The cast includes Marjorie Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:55:34 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15517 at http://iowapublicradio.org