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Toledo Opera flirts with perfection with 'Carmen'

In a whirling flurry of flamenco dresses, toreador capes, monumental casting, impeccably cast principals, and a very large bull, Toledo Opera opened its latest offering, Georges Bizet’s Carmen, at the Valentine Theatre on Wednesday, in a production that flirts with artistic perfection.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | MORE INFO >>


Opera honoring MLK previewed at museum

A PREVIEW of the world premiere of I Dream, an opera by composer Douglas Tappin, was at the Toledo Museum of Art during a luncheon hosted by the Toledo Opera Guild and The Links Inc. It is “to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to move those who experience I Dream to live that dream by loving as Dr. King did,” Mr. Tappin said.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | MORE INFO >>


Opera 'I Dream,' which highlights MLK's humanity, coming to Toledo

The Toledo Opera Association breaks new ground next weekend with I Dream by London-born composer and current Atlanta resident Douglas Tappin.

The work represents a double first for the organization. Not only does the piece journey beyond the walls of traditional classical opera, it is also a world premiere. Dubbed a “rhythm and blues opera” by the composer, the work traces the last 36 hours of the life of America’s most notable civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 | MORE INFO >>


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