Entries by Wendy Johnson

All-Festival Concert: The Musical Glory of the Dukes of Burgundy

  UPDATE: Due to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s decision to suspend in-person courses, workshops, and conferences for summer term because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Madison Early Music Festival Workshop and Concert Series has been postponed until July 10-17, 2021.   Madison Early Music Festival 2020 Concert Series Designed by Grant Herreid and J. Michael […]

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Oh, the Games Lovers Play! Love, fidelity, partner swapping, and morality collide in Mozart’s topsy-turvy COSÌ FAN TUTTE Contact: David Ronis, Karen K. Bishop Director of University Opera, ronis@wisc.edu, 608-263-1932   Following this fall’s sold-out run of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, University Opera continues to explore the vicissitudes of love with Mozart’s beloved Così fan tutte. Blending rollicking humor with keen insight […]

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Hamel Music Center Opening Weekend Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/23/19 CONTACT: Masarah Van Eyck, masarah@strongsuitmadison.com, (608) 335-6277 HAMEL MUSIC CENTER CELEBRATES OPENING WEEKEND MADISON – There has been a lot of talk about the new Hamel Music Center over the years. But at long last, it’s time for some music. The Hamel Music Center celebrates its opening this weekend. Events are currently at […]

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University Opera to Produce Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespearian Opera with Pop Art and Go-go boots! University Opera’s outside-of-the-box production of Benjamin Britten’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM evokes the 1960s world of Andy Warhol This fall, University Opera steps outside the proverbial box, setting Benjamin Britten’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Factory, Andy Warhol’s famous (or perhaps infamous) studio, […]