St. Louis, MO — Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) announces a lead gift of $350,000 from Emerson to establish the Emerson Technology & Production Training Center at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center. The center will include a state-of-the-art digital media lab enabling students, interns, and leading professionals to master new technologies in video and lighting design, video projection, and scenic automation. The center will also incorporate an adjacent rehearsal hall, allowing production artists to instantly transfer technology applications to a rehearsal setting.
St. Louis, MO — Tenor René Barbera – star of Opera Theatre’s 2011 production of The Daughter of the Regiment – won three first place prizes on Sunday, July 24 at the 2011 Operalia Competition in Moscow. Operalia is an international contest founded by tenor Placido Domingo to promote the best young talent in the opera world.
St. Louis, MO — Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) closes its 2011 Wells Fargo Advisors Festival Season with exceptional national and international acclaim, as well as an unprecedented level of new audiences discovering the company’s work – continuing to enhance the profile of the company and the classical music community in St. Louis among local and global audiences.
St. Louis, MO – With two of three Young Friends Nights complete in the Wells Fargo Advisors 2011 Festival Season, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) can already report a 16% growth in attendance and a 27% growth in revenue for its Young Friends program during the 2011 season. These numbers will climb further after the final Young Friends night of the season, which is scheduled for June 23 in conjunction with John Adams’s contemporary masterpiece The Death of Klinghoffer.
Led by a Steering Committee that is chaired by Mary Ann Srenco, Opera Theatre’s 2011 Young Friends events are sponsored by Macy’s.
St. Louis, MO – Artists from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s (OTSL) 2011 season have joined with the Siteman Cancer Center to present Sing for Siteman, a benefit concert for advanced cancer research and patient care, on Monday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Whitaker Hall on the Danforth Campus of Washington University.
The performers, inspired by personal experiences with cancer, are donating their time and talents to raise funds for treatment, prevention, and research. The evening will be hosted by two-time Grammy Award winning soprano and cancer survivor Sylvia McNair.
St. Louis, MO – Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced that Wells Fargo Advisors will sponsor the 2011 season with a leadership gift of $150,000. The 2011 sponsorship is the second year that Wells Fargo Advisors has provided leadership support, extending the company’s role as presenting sponsor of OTSL’s spring festival season and spring gala
OPERA THEATRE’S 2012 SEASON BRINGS FRESH LIGHT TO FOUR UNFORGETTABLE STORIES:
Carmen, Così fan tutte, Sweeney Todd, and Alice in Wonderland
St. Louis, MO – From opera’s most compelling femme fatale to an eye-popping wonderland of fantasy friends, Opera Theatre’s 2012 spring season brings audiences a cast of unforgettable characters over the course of 29 performances. The season opens with the OTSL debut of St. Louis’s own Kendall Gladen in Bizet’s Carmen and continues with Mozart’s sparkling comedy Così fan tutte and the company’s second Sondheim, his 1979 masterpiece Sweeney Todd. The season concludes with the much-anticipated American premiere of Unsuk Chin and David Henry Hwang’s Alice in Wonderland.
St. Louis, MO – On Saturday, May 14, Opera Theatre will launch its 36th festival season with a masked ball at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center. The Giovanni Gala: An Evening of Surprise, Seduction, and Song is inspired by Mozart’s most famous lover and libertine, Don Giovanni. Guests will enjoy a decadent feast of food and wine, and a brief performance featuring 2011 principal singers Ashley Emerson, René Barbera, and Liam Bonner.
St. Louis, MO — Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) has announced that baritone Daniel Okulitch will not perform as scheduled in the title role of the 2011 production of Don Giovanni. Mr. Okulitch was injured in a car accident on April 5th and is recovering from fractured vertebrae. Former Gerdine Young Artist and 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions winner Elliot Madore (pictured) will instead sing the role of Don Giovanni at all performances.
Opera Theatre to Lead Community-Wide Civic Dialogue for Landmark Production of The Death of Klinghoffer
St. Louis, MO — In collaboration with the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) announces, “A Work that Firest the Heart:” Exploring Darkness and Light in The Death of Klinghoffer, a panel discussion including interfaith leaders and featuring remarks by Dr. Gerald Early, Director of The Center for Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. The event will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Ethical Society of St. Louis (9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117).
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