A master class with one of America’s most sought-after young countertenors and an operatic fairy tale by Mozart are highlights of the Bienen School's winter voice and opera season.Continue reading on Northwestern Now
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A master class with one of America’s most sought-after young countertenors and an operatic fairy tale by Mozart are highlights of the Bienen School's winter voice and opera season.
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The Bienen School of Music will bring Giacomo Puccini’s “La bohème” to the stage May 26 through 29 at Cahn Auditorium.
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September 17, 2020
When the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the Bienen School’s spring opera production, director of opera Joachim Schamberger reconceived Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo as an online project —an experimental opera film, Orfeo Remote.
May 18, 2020
Joachim Schamberger, Stephen Alltop, Kandise Le Blanc and Nicholas Lin share their various perspectives and insights on Orfeo Remote.
April 21, 2020
In its Chicago-area premiere, David T. Little's "Dog Days" gave Bienen School students an inside look at composing and mounting a contemporary opera.
August 8, 2019
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Northwestern University Opera Theater presented Aaron Copland's Depression-era love story "The Tender Land" May 18-21 in Cahn Auditorium, marking Michael Ehrman's final production at the Bienen School of Music as director of opera and artist-in-residence.