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33 min ago | News Max
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh blasted President Obama Tuesday for shaking the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's funeral, declaring it a soap operatic gesture designed to elevate the president "on the world stage."
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4 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield
The Milanese opera house La Scala took another step in its artistic and managerial transition on Tuesday by confirming that Riccardo Chailly will be its new musical director, replacing Daniel Barenboim.
4 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
In this undated picture provided Saturday Dec. 7, 2013 by La Scala press office, Polish tenor Piotr Beczala, in the role of Alfrendo, right, and Serb baritone Zeljko Lucic, in the role of Giorgio, perform during a rehearsal of the second act of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata", conducted by Daniele Gatti.
8 hrs ago | Bloomberg
Angela Meade as Alice, Stephanie Blythe as Mrs. Quickly, Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, and Jennifer Johnson Cano as... Read More Angela Meade as Alice, Stephanie Blythe as Mrs. Quickly, Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, and Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page in "Falstaff."
9 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
Another bright star of old Hollywood is gone. Eleanor Parker , who received three Academy Award nominations, including for her inspired portrayal of soprano Marjorie Lawrence in the 1955 film "Interrupted Melody," died Monday in Palm Springs.
10 hrs ago | Russia Beyond the Headlines
Soon audiences around the world will be able to see some of the most famous ballets in the Bolshoi Theater's repertoire on the big screen.
14 hrs ago | Star
THE Metropolitan Players' staging of the musical The Phantom of the Opera was the big winner at last week's City of Newcastle Drama Awards.
A re-imagined version of one of the most successful musicals of all time has come to Rhode Island.
You may have read by now that Jennifer Grout, 23, a Boston-Irish student who's had her voice trained for opera singing, came second in the Arabs Got Talent competition without speaking more than five words of Arabic.
Milan opera buffs who wanted a Verdi opera to open a La Scala season in the bicentenary year of his birth got their way this past weekend, but many were not pleased with the new production of "La Traviata" they paid premium prices to see.
The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," ''Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
Stephanie Blythe as Mistress Quickly and Ambrogio Maestri in the title role of Verdi's "Falstaff."
Opera ain't just for sophisticated folks wearing fancy duds anymore, now geeks and gamers can enjoy some dramatic singing thanks to the virtual performance OPERAcraft .
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France's provincial opera houses run on much tighter budgets than theatres in the capital but afford chances to hear up-and-coming singers in human-size spaces.
Along with symphonic and choral goodies, you can add dance-inspired visions of animated toys, battling mice and an ever-expanding evergreen to your holiday entertainment treats.
Ophelia Laughlin at the Neverland Farms in Cleveland, Georgia. A reception was held immediately following the ceremony at the farm.