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CSUN hosts ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

CSUN hosts ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

John Hernandez

January 31, 2019

Guests filled the gray cushioned chairs of Plaza Del Sol this weekend to watch Center Stage Opera perform Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais 1784 comedic play-turned-opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "The Marriage of Figaro."The three hour long opera took 27 days to prepare and included the mariachi group, El...

(Photo Story) Opera program prepares for fall production

(Photo Story) Opera program prepares for fall production

Clare Calzada

November 9, 2018

Every year, CSUN's opera program puts on two theatrical productions through the collaboration of the Theatre and Music Department. This semester, under the stage direction of Ray Saar and the new musical direction of Mercedes Juan, they will perform "Serse" by Baroque composer George Frideric Handel...

“Sinfonia Breve” makes its world premiere with the CSUN Symphony

“Sinfonia Breve” makes its world premiere with the CSUN Symphony

Ryan Mancini

September 30, 2016

The music department presented the CSUN symphony orchestra, conducted by Dr. John Roscigno, in the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall Thursday evening.The performance began with the flowing sounds of "A Letter From Home," originally written by Aaron Copland. It carried an uplifting melody with a sound t...

Free LA Opera choral production to be held at VPAC

Free LA Opera choral production to be held at VPAC

Jennifer Luxton

April 11, 2014

Two free concerts performed by the LA Opera Chorus will be held Sunday afternoon at the Valley Performing Arts Center. Featuring highlights from "Madame Butterfly" and "Carmen," the set will be conducted by Grant Gershon at 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Audience members will also have a chance to sing along. The performance is part of a series of events known as LA Opera Off Grand, a project aimed...

‘String Theory’ transforms Flyaway into music spectacle

‘String Theory’ transforms Flyaway into music spectacle

Terese Torgersen

September 24, 2012

At most concerts the audience enjoy the music while the artists are doing the work. This was not the case at String Theory’s “Composition of Sound + Space” performance at the Van Nuys FlyAway this weekend. String Theory is a hybrid performance group that has performed across the nation and ab...

‘Street Scene’ the Broadway opera

Aubrey Canfield

October 29, 2009

What can you do when the air is so hot that the milk is going sour and you live in an overcrowded apartment with tenants who are stricken with poverty, alcoholics or worse, murderers? Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene” based on Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer Prize winning play asks that same question. Base...

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