Indianapolis Opera

Indianapolis Opera hires Stolen to help assess future

August 9, 2014
Lou Harry
Steven Stolen, a former managing director of the Indiana Repertory Theatre, will work as an independent contractor for 25-30 hours per week until the target Oct. 1 completion of the evaluation.
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Longtime Indianapolis Opera director resigns

April 30, 2014
Lou Harry
Artistic Director James Caraher has tendered his resignation after 33 years with the Indianapolis Opera, the general manager of the struggling arts organization said Wednesday afternoon.
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UPDATE: Opera confirms cancellation, 'challenges'

March 25, 2014
 IBJ Staff
Confirming an earlier IBJ report, Indianapolis Opera officials said they didn't want to risk the possible financial strain of a fourth and final production of the season.
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Indy Opera planning to cut final show, sources say

March 25, 2014
Dan Human
The Indianapolis Opera plans to cancel the fourth and final show of its season amid ongoing financial issues, multiple sources close to the organization said Tuesday morning.
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LOU'S VIEWS: On Matisse and Macheath

October 19, 2013
Lou Harry
The IMA offers a brilliantly colored blockbuster while the opera presents a shark with no teeth
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IRT's Stolen to exit in swell of arts group departures

May 30, 2013
Lou Harry
Managing Director Steven Stolen will leave the repertory theater for a position with Rocketship Education. Other local performing arts executives stepping down are John Pickett of the Indianapolis Opera and Kirk Trevor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
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LOU'S VIEWS: In Indy Opera’s ‘Flying Dutchman,’ strong voices almost drowned by overdone visuals

May 18, 2013
Lou Harry
Season closer tackled Wagner's large-scale seafaring tale. Plus, thoughts on ‘4000 Miles’ at the Phoenix Theatre.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Barging in

March 2, 2013
Lou Harry
IU fills a spot in Indianapolis Opera’s schedule with Philip Glass’ challenging “Akhnaten.”
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A&E SEASON PREVIEW: Talking Points

September 1, 2012
Dan Human
What will be on the minds of A&E patrons and producers this season?
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Indianapolis Opera stays afloat as peer companies call it quits

June 23, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Next season will start later and feature a money-saving collaboration with Indiana University.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Special Oed

May 12, 2012
Lou Harry
Thoughts on 'Oedipus Rex' on the grounds of the IMA, Indianapolis Opera's excellent 'Faust,' and more.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Indianapolis Opera production takes wing

November 12, 2011
Lou Harry
Unfamiliarity breeds appreciation at intimate double bill: "A Water Bird Talk" and "Bon Appetit!" paired at Basile Opera Center.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Productions, written 100 years apart, explore teen sex

October 1, 2011
Lou Harry
Thoughts on the Phoenix Theatre's "Spring Awakening" and Indianapolis Opera's "Madama Butterfly."
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LOU'S VIEWS: Indy Opera's 'Carmen' shows upside of downsizing

March 19, 2011
Lou Harry
When word went out that one of the three Indianapolis Opera presentations this season would be a production of “Carmen,” sans chorus, sans full orchestra, sans biggie-size sets, and sans Clowes Hall stage, it was perfectly understandable that some patrons may have lowered their expectations.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Why Gilbert & Sullivan?

October 23, 2010
Lou Harry
Thoughts on Indianapolis Opera's "The Mikado." Plus, the holiday season arrives early with Beef & Boards' "White Christmas."
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Talking Points: What's the buzz on the Palladium, the opera and more?Restricted Content

September 4, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
IBJ's annual rundown of issues the A&E world will be obsessing about this year.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Take a seat for 2010/2011

May 1, 2010
Lou Harry
It's not too early to think about next season at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and more.
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Opera chief: Group won't fold

February 12, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
Forced to cancel its upcoming production of "The Mikado," the Indianapolis Opera hopes more cuts will help fill a $400,000 budget gap.
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LOU'S VIEWS: A ballet blockbuster tops 2009's list of favorites

December 26, 2009
Lou Harry
Here are the 10 offerings that I most enthusiastically recommended to friends and readers in the past year.
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Opera directors create $40,000 challenge grantRestricted Content

December 19, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Indianapolis Opera board Chairman Garry Fredericksen says in a recent appeal for donations that the company is in a “battle for survival.”
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LOU'S VIEWS: 'Escape' artist Steve McQueen stars in new biography

November 28, 2009
Lou Harry
One of the first grown-up movies I attended on my own was “Papillon.” What drove my 10-year-old self to see this brutal 1973 escape film, I still don’t know. Also: Indianapolis Opera's production of "La Boheme."
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IMA, $3 Bill, symphony and opera deliver drama, comedy, fine music

May 25, 2009
Lou Harry
This week, challenging work at the IMA, an impressive operatic collaboration, and laugh-out-loud silliness.
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A love letter (and plea) about supporting local artsRestricted Content

March 23, 2009
Carol Faenzi
When was the last time you took your child or teen-ager to hear classical music, or see a contemporary dance performance a la Dance Kaleidoscope? When was the last time you went to see a play?
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'Pirates' anchored by strong performances

March 23, 2009
Lou Harry
This week, pirates take over Indianapolis Opera, and a trio of plays isn't the half of it at the Humana Festival of New American Plays.
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Year in review: 10 reasons I loved my job in '08Restricted Content

December 29, 2008
Lou Harry
Traditionally, as the year winds down, critics' thoughts tend toward "best of the year" lists. But I'm feeling the need for a more accurate label.
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