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“Carmen” will conclude Painted Sky Opera’s season on May 17 and May 19

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – One of opera’s most enthralling characters comes to life in an intense 90 minute re-interpretation of what many consider opera’s most loved show. This month, the Painted Sky Opera company will present Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.” Pared down to four singers, the opera follows Carmen as she draws the infatuated […]

Painted Sky Opera presents Christmas favorite “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

Staff Report   What happened to the three kings on their way to visit the baby Jesus? Painted Sky Opera answers that question with their production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7 p.m. this Friday, December 14 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. The opera will unfold at First Baptist Church of […]

Painted Sky Opera will open its third season with “Rigoletto.”

Staff Report Painted Sky Opera will open its third season with “Rigoletto.” The master work by Giuseppe Verdi will unfold at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Sept. 14 and again on Friday, Sept. 21 – and with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 16 in the Freede Little Theatre at Civic Center […]

‘Three Decembers’ opera (in English) is alternately somber, humorous and affirming

Patrick B. McGuigan The sophomore season for Painted Sky Opera, Oklahoma City’s professional opera troupe, winds up this weekend with “Three Decembers.” Jake Hegge crafted “Dead Man Walking,” one of the most widely performed modern American operas (adapted from the book and motion picture of the same name). Drawing from an unpublished work by playwright […]

A solid ‘Souvenir’ from Painted Sky: Odd Celebrity, great story

  Patrick B. McGuigan, Arts and Entertainment Critic   Molly Cason Johnson portrays Florence Foster Jenkins in the Painted Sky Opera’s production of “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins.” Johnson delivers a spectacular performance as one of the oddest celebrities in New York City history. Stephen Temperley’s story is alternately uproarious […]

Painted Sky Opera’s November 10 Masquerade Ball comes after terrific ‘Tosca’ kicks off Season 2

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Painted Sky Opera will hold a Masquerade Ball on Friday, November 10 in the historic confines of the downtown Skirvin Hotel. The black-tie gala will support the professional opera troupe’s education programming and future productions at the Civic Center Music Hall.   According to leaders of the opera company, […]

Tonight and Tomorrow – ‘Tosca’ cast soars with tale love’s triumph and tragedy

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, October 7 – The Painted Sky Orchestra’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” concludes its run at the Civic Center tonight (8 p.m.) and tomorrow (2 p.m.). Arts and entertainment critic Patrick B. McGuigan, writing for The City Sentinel, praised the current production, saying, “The orchestra under Jan McDaniel provides robust […]

Painted Sky Opera – Home-grown musical excellence for Oklahoma

Patrick B. McGuigan High quality professional opera is now “home-grown” in Oklahoma City, through the work of Painted Sky Opera, the state’s first professional theatre company. Painted Sky performers and their friends from Opera on Tap! donated their services to raise money for the American Red Cross (Oklahoma) at a stellar benefit program held on […]

Painted Sky opens highly anticipated second season with Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – Painted Sky Opera, a troupe based in the state capital and the first professional opera company in Oklahoma, launches its second season with Giacomo Puccini’s acclaimed “Tosca.” The  powerful tale has enthralled audiences around the world for 110 years. With performances on October 6 (8 p.m.), October 7 (8 […]

OKC Benefit Concert for hurricane disaster relief features local singers

Staff Report Singers from Oklahoma City will join together to perform a benefit concert for the American Red Cross and their efforts to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The concert takes place at First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City on Sunday, September 17 at 5 p.m. and is presented by Painted Sky Opera […]

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