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Merola Opera: Final duet elevates concert

Julie Adams and Casey Candebat in a duet from Mascagni's "L'Amico Fritz" at the Merola Grand Finale The annual Grand Finale concert of the Merola Opera Program, in which the young participants of the summer training camp parade their skills in a series of arias and ensembles, is generally a mildly up-and-down affair.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Alabama Live

One enchanted evening: 'Night of Song' is a treat for opera buffs and open-minded opera...

MOBILE, Alabama -- Before Mollie Adams launched into a sassy, amusing aria at Mobile Opera's cabaret-style Night of Song on Monday, she put the piece in context for the audience at Legacy Bar & Grill.

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Christian Science Monitor

The Met averts shutdown: Does opera have to be grand to survive?

The Metropolitan Opera house is illuminated at Lincoln Center, on Aug. 1, 2014, in New York City.

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Examiner.com

'Game of Thrones' roundup: Show wins 4 Creative Arts Emmys, inspires opera

It's time for another exciting roundup of " Game of Thrones "-related news to help you trudge through the dog days of the hiatus.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Game of Thrones, Arts

Star Tribune

Met Opera deal has surprise finale: cuts for both sides

After months of strife, the Met and its unions reached a tentative deal Monday, steering clear of the kind of destructive labor battle that silenced the Minnesota Orchestra with a vitriolic lockout that lasted 16 months.

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This is The West Country

Opera star coup for Stogumber Festival

A STAR baritone appearing in the Last Night of the Proms will mark the centenary of The First World War at Stogumber Festival on Thursday, September 4. Internationally-acclaimed Roderick Williams will perform a recital inspired by The Great War just days before appearing at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Yahoo!

WAAPA graduate takes top theatre award

Verity Hunt-Ballard, a WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate, has been honoured with a leading lady Helpmann Award for her role in Sweet Charity.

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Times of Oman

Verdi opera at Royal Opera House Muscat on look out for Macbeth's soldiers, young artiste

Supers or extras, as those playing the silent walk-on roles are called, must be available between September 10 to 16 for costume fittings and rehearsals.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sunday Herald

Canadian soprano remains a Festival favourite

Canadian lyric soprano Erin Wall has become a favourite with Edinburgh Festival audiences, but then she is a very well-travelled woman, with friends in many cities in Europe and in Australia, as well as across North America.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Classical, Andrew Davis, Strauss

Bangkok Post

Somtow's new opera a resounding triumph

The world premiere of Somtow Sucharitkul's Dan No Ura staged at the Thailand Cultural Centre on Aug 11 was the Thai composer's greatest operatic triumph to date.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Met Opera Tentatively Settles With Two Major Unions

A labor crisis threatening to shut down New York's Metropolitan Opera - the largest opera house in the world - appears to have been averted.

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Redlands Daily Facts

L.B. Opera staging L.A. premiere of Northridge a earthquake operaa at Ford Amphitheatre

The Long Beach Opera is once again in the familiar position of being the first in the Los Angeles area to present a daring opera by an acclaimed composer, only this time the local company heads over to Hollywood for a one-night performance at the Ford Amphitheatre .

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Related Topix: Arts, Los Angeles, CA, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Northridge, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

IcNetwork

Take 5: Reasons to enjoy music from Welsh National Opera in the Brecon Beacons

From a concert featuring soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams to trying your own hand at music-making, there's plenty going on at Craig-y-Nos Castle this weekend.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

New York's Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.

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Brandon Sun

NYC's Metropolitan Opera reaches deals with orchestra, chorus; talks continue with 10 unions

New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labour deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.

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Pocono Record

S-burg grad's new playground: Los Angeles Opera

Christopher Allen, who lives in Los Angeles, fondly recalls growing up in the Poconos.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - the Phantom of the Opera

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, The Phantom of the Opera, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Sex and the City 2, Porgy and Bess

Bangor Daily News

Italian-born soprano Licia Albanese dies in New York at 105

Italian-born American soprano Licia Albanese, whose technical skill and emotional intensity in works such as "Madama Butterfly" and "La Traviata" made her a leading opera star, has died in New York City at age 105, her son said Sunday.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Arts, Puccini, Opera, Giacomo Puccini

Polygon

Game of Thrones-inspired opera-TV mashup hits New York next year

A night of opera music inspired by the wildly popular novels and HBO series Game of Thrones will be played by the One World Symphony next February, the Guardian The series is part of the "Operasodes season," which adapts modern TV shows into an evening of music using previously written works.

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Yahoo!

Game of Thrones-inspired opera-TV mashup hits New York next year

A night of opera music inspired by the wildly popular novels and HBO series Game of Thrones will be played by the One World Symphony next February, the Guardian The series is part of the "Operasodes season," which adapts modern TV shows into an evening of music using previously written works.

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