Topic: opera

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Composer Michelle Ekizian’s ‘Gorky’s Dream Garden’ described recently in ‘Broadway World’ as a “genre bending hybrid opera” inspired by the dramatic life and art of the great abstract-expressionist 20th[...]

(Editor’s Note: This review from fall 2019 preview is reprinted now to announce two January 2021 on-line events. As an official selection of the Ridgewood Guild International (Virtual) Film Festival, the show’s 90-minute documentary[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator TREVISO/YEREVAN — Italian composer and conductor Gianni Ephrikian has collaborated with numerous artists of all musical genres. He has produced several records on his record label[...]

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is thrilled to be teaching, singing and performing. She has just released a new CD featuring the music of three composers about King Tigran the Great. The CD, titled “The Other[...]

YEREVAN (Panorama.am) — The Yerevan Opera House will show its opera and ballet performances and concerts on Facebook starting Tuesday, March 17. “You can stay home and watch Karen Khachaturian’s brilliant ballet ‘Cipollino’ on[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Constantine Orbelian, an acclaimed Armenian-American conductor and pianist, has been reinstated as director of Armenia’s national opera theater after winning a court battle against the government. Orbelian was[...]

YEREVAN (Combined sources) —  Armenian Members of Parliament will sent a letter of protest to the German parliament regarding the controversial cancellation of Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan’s performance in Dresden after of an[...]

By Gerald Papasian Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN — Dikran Tchouhadjian’s operatic heritage is unquestionably worth adorning the stages of prestigious opera houses. For many reasons, some obvious to all (the Armenian[...]

By Joshua Kosman SAN FRANCISCO (San Francisco Chronicle) — It’s no easy matter getting an opera audience to warm to the title character of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut.” She’s vain, flighty, materialistic — no, a straight-up[...]

By Hagop Vartivarian NEWARK, N.J. – The artist Arshile Gorky’s life was transformed into a musical theater opera called “Gorky’s Dream Garden” by composer Michelle Ekizian. It was performed on September 7 at the Newark Museum of[...]