Opera League News & Articles

In the Pit: Jim Self - Blockbuster Tuba I OOMPAH

In the Pit: Jim Self - Blockbuster Tuba

It is easy for the tuba to outdo the orchestra. The challenge is to create a blend with the trombones, basses, bassoons and tympani.
A Candide for Now Interview with Francesca Zambello

A Candide for Now

The director talks about Bernstein’s Candide, her inspirational parents and running two major opera companies.
“Va, Pensiero” Ensnared in Politics "O, my homeland, so beautiful and lost!"

“Va, Pensiero” Ensnared in Politics

This is the story of two national anthems proposed for Italy.
A Portrait of the Modern Artist as a Young Man Spotlight on Matthew Aucoin

A Portrait of the Modern Artist as a Young Man

“While it’s flattering, I don’t want to be compared to other composers, I want to write my own kind of music.”
It's All Greek to Her No, it really is all Greek to her

It's All Greek to Her

Co-chair of the League’s Westside Gatherings, Valerie Estes brings her rich Greek heritage to her volunteerism with the League.

In the Pit: Olivia Tsui - Wearing Two Hats It's All in the Family

In the Pit: Olivia Tsui - Wearing Two Hats

"Playing violin in an orchestra gives me a distinct advantage for conducting. As an orchestra member, I understand what musicians want and need...
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