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Fargo-Moorhead Opera to feature Rossini and Mozart

July 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Fargo-Moorhead Opera (FMO) will feature, Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” and Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” during the 2012-2013 season. It’s something that has been long awaited for David Hamilton, general director. Continue Reading

DWU choral director, wife to hold Valentine’s Day recital

February 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

“We’re No Angels,” a Valentine’s Day recital, will be performed by the Desmonds at 4 p.m. Sunday in Wagner Chapel on the DWU campus in Mitchell. The concert is free and open to the public. Continue Reading

OBIT: Camilla Williams, 92, black opera pioneer

January 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The school says Camilla Williams became the first African-American female to appear with a major U.S. opera company when she debuted on May 15, 1946, with New York City Opera in the title role of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” Continue Reading

Historic opera house in Staples is up for auction

August 29, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Historic Batcher Block Opera House in Staples will be sold via a sealed bid auction in September. Continue Reading

GF native Michael Marcotte breaks into NYC opera world

August 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks native Michael Marcotte has a career in New York City that includes a role in the Stephen Schwartz opera, “Séance on a Wet Afternoon.” Continue Reading

76 trombones led the big parade

July 23, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Yes, we’ve got trouble. Right here in River City
And the Park Rapids audience is about to come face to face with the con man himself, Harold Hill (David W. Konshok). Continue Reading

Ballet and opera at the Cinema

January 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Carmike Cinema movie theater in Grand Forks is showing live and encore performances of operas and ballets on the big screen through Carmike’s “Opera in Cinema” and “Ballet in Cinema” program. Continue Reading


November 4, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Two with ties to Willmar appear in Minnesota Opera production Continue Reading

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Review: ‘Hansel and Gretel’ meet the prairie

October 29, 2010 in INFORUM

Those house-munching kids from the Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale definitely saved the best for last at Friday’s opening of the Fargo-Moorhead Opera’s production of “Hansel and Gretel.” Continue Reading

OBIT: Joan Sutherland, 83, celebrated opera soprano

October 11, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Soprano Joan Sutherland, whose purity of tone and brilliant vocal display made her one of the most celebrated opera singers of all time, has died at 83 after a four-decade career that won her praise as the successor to legend Maria Callas.
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