Opera Piccola http://tpr.org en Opera Piccola Presents 'La Curandera' At Empire Theatre http://tpr.org/post/opera-piccola-presents-la-curandera-empire-theatre <p>Along with the San Antonio Symphony's "Rusalka," another opera is coming. It’s called "La Curandera," and it’s got a fascinating backstory.</p><p>“La Curandera is a very special opera for us," said Opera Piccola General Director Mark Richter about the opera written by former San Antonian Robert Xavier Rodriguez. It’s modeled after Mozart’s "Bastien and Bastiene," but with a twist.</p><p>"It’s definitely Mexican culture that’s going to be in the music and on the stage," Richter said.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:22:41 +0000 Jack Morgan 25789 at http://tpr.org Opera Piccola Moves Downtown To The Empire For New Season http://tpr.org/post/opera-piccola-moves-downtown-empire-new-season <p>Opera Piccola&#39;s season starts with a few surprises and amongst those is a big one: Moving into downtown&rsquo;s Charline McCombs Empire theater.</p><p>&quot;It only seats 800 people,&quot; said General Director Mark Richter, &quot;so no matter where you sit in the Empire Theater, it&rsquo;s a tremendous seat.&quot;</p><p>They&rsquo;ve also begun positioning the company in a way unlike what many people think when they think of opera.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:43:07 +0000 Jack Morgan 19787 at http://tpr.org Opera Piccola Moves Downtown To The Empire For New Season Miami, San Antonio Opera Companies Bet On NBA Finals http://tpr.org/post/miami-san-antonio-opera-companies-bet-nba-finals <p>On, Tuesday night after the San Antonio Spurs won Game 3 to go up 2-1 over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.operapiccolasa.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Opera Piccola San Antonio</a>'s founder Mark Richter was happy.</p><p>"I hope we run the Heat out of town, and I hope we finish them here in San Antonio!"</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:44:22 +0000 John Clare 13027 at http://tpr.org Miami, San Antonio Opera Companies Bet On NBA Finals Opera Piccola Shares The Gypsy Love In Music And Dance http://tpr.org/post/opera-piccola-shares-gypsy-love-music-and-dance <p><strong>Brahms Fest continues Saturday night at OLLU</strong></p><p>Voices, piano, and dance all come together at the Brahms Festival this weekend with Opera Piccola's&nbsp;<em>Gypsy Love</em>. &nbsp;Two sets of <em>Gypsy songs</em> and the<em> New Lovesong Waltzes</em> will be performed with a quartet of singers.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.balletartsschool.com/" target="_blank">Ballet Arts School</a> will interpret these songs, with original choreography. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:29:29 +0000 John Clare 5267 at http://tpr.org Opera Piccola Shares The Gypsy Love In Music And Dance