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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | December 4, 1999
Here's a story for the ages. A lovely but lowly kitchen maid dreams her Prince Charming will come one day to take her away from her miserable life and hectoring relatives.Along the way there's a silver slipper (or maybe it's a bracelet), a fairy godmother (no, make that an evil stepfather) and a clock that strikes midnight (or thereabouts).Sound familiar? Of course it does -- it's the Cinderella story, only not quite the way your Mom told it to you way back when.Instead, it's the way composer Gioacchino Rossini told it in "La Cenerentola" (that's "Cinderella" in Italian)
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
The best sign of Lyric Opera Baltimore's growth would be an expansion of the company's fully staged productions, which are down to two after an inaugural season of three. But the idea of putting a concert into the lineup as filler for the second season certainly has merit and, judging by the decent-sized, enthusiastic turnout Saturday night at the Lyric Opera House, marketability. Celebrating bel canto repertoire, mostly by Rossini, the program featured decidedly animated vocalists who bounded into the material -- literally, in the case of baritone Daniel Belcher, making his entrance through the theater to deliver a super-caffeinated "Largo al factotum" from "Il barbiere di Siviglia.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | March 25, 2004
A founding fete Celebrate Maryland Day -- the 370th anniversary of the state's founding -- Sunday in St. Mary's City, known as the colonial capital of Maryland. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the city's Town Center with a speech by Lieutenant Gov. Michael S. Steele. Fourth-graders from all Maryland counties and Baltimore City will present their localities' flags; the Cross Bottony Award will be presented to archaeologist Garry Wheeler Stone and architectural historian Cary Carson; and Great Mills High School's symphonic band will perform.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
In theory, if not always in practice, all opera singing should sound beautiful. It's practically required when dealing with one specific genre, the early 19th century Italian repertoire known as "bel canto," because that's what it means - "beautiful singing. " The style calls for an evenly produced tone, great technical agility to handle florid passages (known as coloratura), and plenty of expressive personality. Great bel canto singing delivers one of the best thrills in opera. On Saturday night, Lyric Opera Baltimore will present a concert featuring excerpts from works by the three giants of the bel canto style, Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini, performed by a group of up-and-coming vocal artists.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
In theory, if not always in practice, all opera singing should sound beautiful. It's practically required when dealing with one specific genre, the early 19th century Italian repertoire known as "bel canto," because that's what it means - "beautiful singing. " The style calls for an evenly produced tone, great technical agility to handle florid passages (known as coloratura), and plenty of expressive personality. Great bel canto singing delivers one of the best thrills in opera. On Saturday night, Lyric Opera Baltimore will present a concert featuring excerpts from works by the three giants of the bel canto style, Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini, performed by a group of up-and-coming vocal artists.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2003
The Howard County Ballet enthralled and awed children of all ages last spring with a production of Peter Pan, complete with flying special effects. This weekend, Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School will provide the backdrop for the company's full-length ballet version of Cinderella, the most enchanting fairy tale of them all. "It's the ultimate rags to riches story," says Kathi Ferguson, the ensemble's founding director, who recently received this...
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
The best sign of Lyric Opera Baltimore's growth would be an expansion of the company's fully staged productions, which are down to two after an inaugural season of three. But the idea of putting a concert into the lineup as filler for the second season certainly has merit and, judging by the decent-sized, enthusiastic turnout Saturday night at the Lyric Opera House, marketability. Celebrating bel canto repertoire, mostly by Rossini, the program featured decidedly animated vocalists who bounded into the material -- literally, in the case of baritone Daniel Belcher, making his entrance through the theater to deliver a super-caffeinated "Largo al factotum" from "Il barbiere di Siviglia.
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By Karin Remesch | December 2, 1999
Street Cars of DesireAdmire more than 300 antique, custom, street rod and muscle cars this weekend in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium and at the the same time help raise money for the Children's House at Johns Hopkins, a facility that provides a home away from home for critically ill children and their families. The 10th annual Street Cars of Desire Car Show and Marketplace also features automotive supplies, vintage clothing, collectibles and crafts. And Candy Clark, the actress who played Debbie in the film "American Graffiti," will sign autographs.
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By Mike Giuliano | March 27, 2012
The nine young adult performers who participated in the Howard County Arts Council's Rising Star competition all deserve to be considered winners, but only one of them went home with the $5,000 first prize. It was awarded to Samantha McEwen at the 15th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County March 24 in the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College. The 500 audience members acknowledged all nine performances with enthusiastic applause and also filled out ballots that were tabulated at the end of the event.
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By David Donovan and David Donovan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 7, 1999
Rossini's "La Cenerentola" demands such instrumental virtuosity in its florid ornamental style that the only good reason to stage the work is if you have a superlative mezzo-soprano to sing the title role. The Baltimore Opera Company has such a singer in Vivica Genaux. She reminds listeners of the vocal power of a young Marilyn Horne and the grace of a Frederica von Stade. On Saturday night, the rest of the cast was equally strong and impressive. Rossini moves from duo to trio and all the way up to septet.
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By Mike Giuliano | March 27, 2012
The nine young adult performers who participated in the Howard County Arts Council's Rising Star competition all deserve to be considered winners, but only one of them went home with the $5,000 first prize. It was awarded to Samantha McEwen at the 15th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County March 24 in the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College. The 500 audience members acknowledged all nine performances with enthusiastic applause and also filled out ballots that were tabulated at the end of the event.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | April 13, 2004
When Rossini decided to set the story of Cinderella to music, several familiar elements were deliberately lost in translation. He replaced the fairy godmother with a philosophical tutor, the wicked stepmother with an unpleasant stepfather. Suggestions of magic were toned way down. But everything still ends happily for the much stepped-upon, rags-to-couture heroine in this brilliant, human-scaled opera, more a cross-pollination between The Bachelor and Extreme Makeover than a sweet little fairy tale.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | March 25, 2004
A founding fete Celebrate Maryland Day -- the 370th anniversary of the state's founding -- Sunday in St. Mary's City, known as the colonial capital of Maryland. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the city's Town Center with a speech by Lieutenant Gov. Michael S. Steele. Fourth-graders from all Maryland counties and Baltimore City will present their localities' flags; the Cross Bottony Award will be presented to archaeologist Garry Wheeler Stone and architectural historian Cary Carson; and Great Mills High School's symphonic band will perform.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2003
The Howard County Ballet enthralled and awed children of all ages last spring with a production of Peter Pan, complete with flying special effects. This weekend, Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School will provide the backdrop for the company's full-length ballet version of Cinderella, the most enchanting fairy tale of them all. "It's the ultimate rags to riches story," says Kathi Ferguson, the ensemble's founding director, who recently received this...
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By David Donovan and David Donovan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 7, 1999
Rossini's "La Cenerentola" demands such instrumental virtuosity in its florid ornamental style that the only good reason to stage the work is if you have a superlative mezzo-soprano to sing the title role. The Baltimore Opera Company has such a singer in Vivica Genaux. She reminds listeners of the vocal power of a young Marilyn Horne and the grace of a Frederica von Stade. On Saturday night, the rest of the cast was equally strong and impressive. Rossini moves from duo to trio and all the way up to septet.
FEATURES
By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | December 4, 1999
Here's a story for the ages. A lovely but lowly kitchen maid dreams her Prince Charming will come one day to take her away from her miserable life and hectoring relatives.Along the way there's a silver slipper (or maybe it's a bracelet), a fairy godmother (no, make that an evil stepfather) and a clock that strikes midnight (or thereabouts).Sound familiar? Of course it does -- it's the Cinderella story, only not quite the way your Mom told it to you way back when.Instead, it's the way composer Gioacchino Rossini told it in "La Cenerentola" (that's "Cinderella" in Italian)
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | April 13, 2004
When Rossini decided to set the story of Cinderella to music, several familiar elements were deliberately lost in translation. He replaced the fairy godmother with a philosophical tutor, the wicked stepmother with an unpleasant stepfather. Suggestions of magic were toned way down. But everything still ends happily for the much stepped-upon, rags-to-couture heroine in this brilliant, human-scaled opera, more a cross-pollination between The Bachelor and Extreme Makeover than a sweet little fairy tale.
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August 31, 1996
A movie review of "Celestial Clockwork" in yesterday's Today section misidentified music from an opera used in the film. The music was from Rossini's "La Cenerentola."The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 8/31/96
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By Karin Remesch | December 2, 1999
Street Cars of DesireAdmire more than 300 antique, custom, street rod and muscle cars this weekend in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium and at the the same time help raise money for the Children's House at Johns Hopkins, a facility that provides a home away from home for critically ill children and their families. The 10th annual Street Cars of Desire Car Show and Marketplace also features automotive supplies, vintage clothing, collectibles and crafts. And Candy Clark, the actress who played Debbie in the film "American Graffiti," will sign autographs.
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