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Opera refers to a dramatic art form, originating in Europe, in which the emotional content is conveyed to the audience as much through music, both vocal and instrumental as it is through the lyrics.
Traditional opera consists of two modes of singing: recitative, the dialogue and plot-driving passages often sung in a non-melodic style characteristic of opera, and aria, during which the movement of the plot often pauses, with the music becoming more melodic in character and the singer focusing on one or more topics or emotional affects.
All types of singing in opera are accompanied by musical instruments, though until the late 18th century generally, and persisting until even later in some regions, recitative was accompanied by only the continuo group (harpsichord and 'cello or bassoon).
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 Learn more about Opera in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the most traditional type of opera, there are two modes of singing: recitative, which is similar to ordinary declamation, and aria, which refers to sung solo passages.
Opera did not remain confined to court audiences for long; in 1637 the idea of a "season" (Carnival) of publicly-attended operas supported by ticket sales emerged in Venice.
In these early Baroque operas, broad comedy was blended with tragic elements in a mix that jarred some educated sensibilities, sparking the first of opera's many reform movements, which came to be associated with the poet Pietro Metastasio, whose librettos helped crystallize opera seria's moralizing tone.
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 Grand Opera House Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Grand was completed in late 1890, in time for the December 17th opening of Johann Strauss', "The Gypsy Baron." Marking the significance of the event was a preliminary speech by Supreme Court Justice Thomas H. Woods.
The entire balcony was distinguished by a marvelously patterned wrought-iron railing, whose curved shape echoed the sinuous forms that marked the interior of the Grand Opera House.
The Grand was remodeled again in May 1920, when it was converted in part to a movie theatre.
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 The Grand Opera House theater renovation in Dubuque, Iowa.
The Grand Opera House theater renovation in Dubuque, Iowa.
The Grand Opera House Company was formed in 1889 by 51 private citizens interested in bringing live entertainment to Dubuque.
As the Grand continues to be returned to its original splendor, additional area citizens will be asked to thoughtfully consider lending support to this important project.
www.thegrandoperahouse.com /Renovation.htm   (994 words)

 Grand Opera House of the South
Grand Opera House of the South will re-open soon, in the midst of renovations that will add a beautiful performance facility, as well as other functions, to this south Louisiana town and the entire region.
The opera house has a rich and fascinating history, and its restoration is drawing widespread community support and participation.
Grand Opera House of the South was established in July, 2000 as a 501-(c)(3) recognized Louisiana not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
www.thegrandoperahouse.org   (236 words)

 Grand Opera House of the South
Lyons died in 1940, the opera house was closed and left nearly untouched and, fortunately, well-preserved.
Grand Opera House of the South's restoration project is an exciting, demanding undertaking.
The Louisiana Division of the Arts awarded GOHS over $6000 to be used toward an historical analysis of the opera house, which helped in the assessment of the history of the opera house and the role it has played and can continue to play in the local community.
www.thegrandoperahouse.org /history.cfm   (520 words)

 Grand Opera House, Galveston Texas
In recognition of it's unique structure, history and continuing professional performance of excellence, The Grande was designated by the 73rd Texas Legislature as the "Official Opera House of the State of Texas".
The Grand is open to the public daily for self-guided tours: Monday-Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from Noon to 5pm.
She was the daughter of the commander of the gunboat "Harriet Lane" that was seized by the Confederate forces during the battle of Galveston.
www.texasexplorer.net /OperaHouseGalveston.htm   (785 words)

 History - Commonwealth Opera of Western Massachusetts
Commonwealth Opera of Western Massachusetts, a nonprofit regional opera company located in the culturally vibrant Five College area of Western Massachusetts, is committed to presenting high quality operas, musicals and concerts at affordable prices to the widest possible audiences in Western Massachusetts and adjoining states – Northern Connecticut, Southern Vermont and Southwest New Hampshire.
Founded as Project Opera by Richard R. Rescia in 1972, the organization’s primary goal was to promote the art of grand opera.
Commonwealth Opera, founded 30 years ago as an entirely volunteer effort to encourage the performance and appreciation of opera and musical theater works, has evolved over the years toward an increasingly more professional community opera company.
www.commonwealthopera.org /history.html   (1094 words)

Maestro La Selva and the New York Grand Opera presented the American stage premiere of Giovanna D'Arco at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1976.
The New York Grand Opera returned to the Bandshell on Wednesday night for its 32nd season of free opera in Central Park.
One of his recent accomplishments was to conduct all 28 Verdi operas in chronological order, patiently chipping away every summer in the park from 1994 to 2001.
www.newyorkgrandopera.org   (551 words)

 Cinema Treasures | Grand Opera House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The theater was designed in the style of a late 19th century European opera house, complete with lavish decor including a blend of Queen Anne and neoclassical in the gracefully appointed auditorium, which contained a balcony and large stage.
During the late 20s, the Grand closed for a number of months while it was remodeled and modernized, including heat, air, new plumbing, electricity and decoration.
In 1980, the city of Oshkosh acquired the Grand Theatre, and two years later, a massive restoration project was begun to restore the Opera House to its original splendor.
www.cinematreasures.com /theater/7573   (496 words)

Opera in America used to be very easy to define: there was the Metropolitan Opera, and there was everybody else.
Eventually, the Metropolitan Opera was not the only big house around, and the executives of the biggest houses formed an association called OPERA America.
Seymour Barab is probably the most prominent and prolific composer in the chamber opera genre, as far as the numerous smaller regional opera companies are concerned.
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 Grand Ledge Area Chamber of Commerce - Opera House
by purchasing a new replica of the Opera House
The Grand Ledge Opera House is unique in the Greater Lansing area combining Victorian charm with modern facilities.
Join the Friends of the Opera House at any of these tax-deductible levels and be a part of the exciting effort to preserve our past and enhance the life of the community.
www.grandledgemi.com /operahouse.htm   (714 words)

 Grand New Opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The opera had made many strides, says its current artistic administrator, Edward C. Purrington, who was hired by Feinstein in 1987, but "there was nobody artistically taking a look at the big picture." The board encouraged Feinstein to leave in 1995, a year earlier than he had planned, and, with some bitterness, he did.
She moved to Washington to work for the opera under Martin Feinstein in 1984 and immediately proved to be a money magnet and a crucial part of the operation.
She walks briskly among folks in the opera's costume shop who are busily sewing and measuring and combing through massive storage racks of frilly dresses, ornate uniforms and skimpy outfits worn by hundreds over the years.
www.tenorissimo.com /domingo/Articles/wp012499.htm   (5663 words)

 About the Grand Opera House - Who We Are
The Grand Opera House is located at 100 High Avenue in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
A restored Victorian theater, The Grand was built in 1883 and renovated during the 1980s.
The Foundation is responsible for The Grand's rental activity as well as providing a fine arts season of national and international touring artists.
www.grandoperahouse.org /aboutus/whoweare.html   (187 words)

 Paris - Palais Garnier
In 1858, Napoleon III decided to build the Grand Opera, for which Paris had long been awaiting, in the new business quarter designed by Baron Haussmann.
On 29 December 1860, an architectural competition was organized for the new opera house.
The massive works were slowed down by the discovery of a water table that had to be drained before building an enormous concrete well designed to carry the gigantic stage and fly tower.
www.fsz.bme.hu /opera/par_garnier.html   (609 words)

 Benefits of Giving Wisely to Houston Grand Opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
You believe in the work of Houston Grand Opera, and you want to ensure that we will be a force for good in the lives of generations of individuals to come.
You may be holding assets that would benefit the Opera more than they do you -- such as a life insurance policy that you no longer need, a parcel of real estate like a second home or undeveloped land, or a collection of books or artwork that you no longer have room to display.
You can make the Opera a partner in your giving -- you can deed us your home but continue to live there, you can sell us property at a charitable discount, and you can make a gift that pays you lifetime income.
houstongrandopera.gift-planning.org   (403 words)

 The Grand Opera House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
By 1884 the growing city of Caldwell was interested in promoting the finer cultural aspects of life and plans were made to construct a new Grand Opera House.
On February 19, 1918, the Grand Opera House was destroyed in a spectacular fire.
While nearby businesses were saved, the Opera House was a total loss along with 25 trained dogs which were kennelled in the basement and a number of Home Guard rifles which added to the flames.
skyways.lib.ks.us /history/opera.html   (249 words)

 French culture | music : Houston Grand Opera Carmen 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Houston Grand Opera will return to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre June 8, 9 and 10 and to Philadelphia's The Mann Center on June 15 and 16 with its stunning Multimedia Modular Stage (MMS) production of French composer Georges Bizet's popular opera Carmen.
The revolutionary Multimedia Modular Stage (MMS) incorporates video technology into a flexible design demonstrating an entirely new way of presenting opera, which is increasing in popularity among younger audiences because of the way it combines drama, music, movement and visual elements.
The MMS is the centerpiece of Houston Grand Opera's Community Connections Initiative and was specifically designed for use in outdoor theaters accommodating thousands of people at considerable distances from the stage.
www.frenchculture.org /music/events/01hgocarmen.html   (546 words)

 Salt Lake City Weekly - Grand Opera
A chandelier rises from the wreckage of the Paris Opera House to tell the story of a long-ago mystery.
A lovely young chorus girl named Christine (Rebecca Pitchard) rises to stardom, aided by a shadowy “angel of music.”; Her benefactor reveals himself to be a tormented Phantom (Gary Mauer) living in the catacombs beneath the opera house, longing for someone to give voice to his own compositions.
Everything contributes to the grand sense that Phantom isn’t just about opera, it is opera—love and tragedy writ larger than life, something to which you either willingly surrender yourself or fold your arms tightly and find overblown and hokey.
www.slweekly.com /editorial/2004/arts_2004-06-17.cfm   (577 words)

 Grand Opera House, York: Ticket and show information
Hi-5 are back at The Grand Opera House York with their all-new show 'Live Action Heroes' - this brand new show for 2006 features all new songs and dances to learn.
Come and enjoy the time of your life with the return to The Grand Opera House York of the live concert show that lets you experience the music of ABBA and the Bee Gees together on one stage.
It's back and rocking The Grand Opera House York for one week only - so make sure you don't miss this hugely popular musical that follows the tragically short life of Buddy Holly from his first recording contract through to his move to New York and concluding with the fatal tour of Mid-West America.
www.thisistheatre.com /regional/yorkgrandoperahouse.html   (1886 words)

 Grand Opera House:  History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
When the Grand was built in 1883-84, its 58' x 90' stage was the largest in the southeast.
It was reopened in 1905 as The Grand Opera House.
In 1936 the Grand was turned into a movie house, and the first floor boxes were torn out.
www2.mercer.edu /theGrand/History.htm   (537 words)

 General Director, Houston Grand Opera
The Houston Grand Opera (HGO) invites applications for General Director, the organization's Chief Executive Officer, to lead the organization in the fulfillment of its mission through the achievement of HGO's five strategic imperatives
The mission statement of Houston Grand Opera is to bring larger and more diverse audiences together for exciting, live opera in a financially responsible way.
HGO is internationally renowned for its unique approach to programming - a delicately balanced approach that includes a commitment to the commissioning and performing of new works, the imaginative presentation of masterpieces from the traditional operatic repertoire, and the development and nurturing of American artists and composers.
www.ispa.org /jobs/jobdata/277.html   (612 words)

 Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra - Gala Concert - October 17, 2003
On Saturday, October 29, 2005, 6:30 PM at the Greenwich Country Club, Greenwich, CT, the Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra will be opening its 2005-2006 season with “A Masked Ball”, a Black-tie Gala Benefit Dinner and Concert starring soprano Caroline Worra and tenor Dinyar Vania.
In the Spring of 2005, Tenor Dinyar Vania won second place in the prestigious Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition, and he was one of only four American singers to compete as a finalist in Placido Domingo’s Operalia in Madrid, Spain.
The 2005-06 season holds several important debuts, including Alfredo in La Traviata with the Hungarian State Opera, Budapest, Hungary, Cavaradossi in Tosca with Nevada Opera, the role of Rodolfo in La Bohème with Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Knoxville Opera.
www.ctgrandopera.org /gala.htm   (421 words)

 The Grand Opera House presents live theater in Dubuque, Iowa
The Grand Opera House is the oldest theater in Dubuque and was built in 1889-1890 at an estimated cost of $65,000.
Dubuque's rich heritage is brought to life at the Grand Opera House.
Your sponsorship will be publicized in all Grand Opera House advertisements and will appear on the new lighted sign outside of the theater.
www.thegrandoperahouse.com   (358 words)

 Grand Opera House, Antrim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Grand Opera House, Northern Irelands Premier Theatre, presents a programme of the very best in live theatrical performances to satisfy the widest possible range of tastes and ages such as musicals, opera, ballet, comedy, concerts and pantomine.
Designed by leading theatre architect, Frank Matcham, and opened in 1895, the Grand Opera Houses lavish interior is an unique and glorious combination of the Victorian architects, painters and craftsmen.
There are tours available where one can see for themselves the complex workings of this magnificent building and experience life form the other side of the curtain.
www.belfasttourist.com /details/grand_opera_house.shtml   (250 words)

 classical music - andante - san francisco opera appoints david gockley of houston grand opera as general director
Gockley's nomination was confirmed at a special meeting of the opera's Board of Directors held February 4.
Renée Fleming as Violetta and Elizabeth Futral as Manon bring Houston Grand Opera's "Year of the Diva" to a triumphant close.
As she looks toward the beginning of the first season she planned at the house, the Intendantin of the San Francisco Opera talks about bringing German-style "director's opera" to California and what she really thinks about bel canto.
www.andante.com /article/article.cfm?id=25134   (707 words)

 History of the Detroit Opera House
Previous venues intended for staging opera in Detroit included a "Detroit Opera House" from 1869-1963 at Kennedy Square; "Whitney Grand Opera House" (renamed Garrick Theater) located on Griswold and Michigan avenues; and the "New Detroit Opera House" from 1886-1928 located at Randolph and Monroe streets.
The theater was the first in a series of palatial vaudeville and moving picture houses built in the Grand Circus Park area in the 1920's.
In the fall of 1929, the Capitol Theater became the Paramount Theater and, in 1934, was renamed the Broadway Capitol Theater.
www.motopera.org /doh/history.html   (422 words)

 Grand Opera House Belfast found Swiftly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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