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A worker unveils posters Tuesday for the coming season of New York's Metropolitan Opera.
Whether he's fixing the wiring in a busy house or out alone at a power station, Craig Bradford sings wherever he goes.
Even after living here four years, I'm surprised by my new hometown. So I'd like to introduce you to some people responsible for a few of those surprises - people dedicated to making fine art and performances happen here.
Anthony Michaels-Moore plays the emperor of long-ago China in the Santa Fe Opera's production of "Le Rossignol."
When opera buffs gather during an intermission-or any of the other many instances these people have time on their hands-their conversation tends to turn not to the current performance or even how great things used to be 30 years ago.
In what is being touted as a first, the opera house in Cagliari, the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia, will have some of its singers and musicians wear Google Glass Wednesday night when they perform Puccini's Turandot, with the images from the digital devices sent in real time to the organization's Facebook "It gives you a completely ... (more)
VERDI'S Rigoletto is one of opera's finest tales of jealously and revenge, assassins, curses, betrayals and innocence, and where secrets are weapons and loved ones are best kept hidden away.
When Talya Lieberman awoke in her parent's suburban New York City home one cold January morning in 2010, she was at a crossroads.
The clock is ticking on the threatened lockout at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, if management and labor at the opera house fail to strike a deal with unions representing employees ranging from actors to ushers.
Mariachi music fans here have had mixed feelings about their annual festival since the addition of Latino rock 'n' roll, salsa music and even opera to the lineup.
While it is not their most famous rock opera -- that would be the one with a certain deaf, dumb and blind boy, Pinball Wizard, Acid Queen and good ol' Uncle Ernie -- the Who's Quadrophenia is in many ways the superior work.
The series provided an exclusive, in-depth look at the artistic and technological challenges that collaborators The Industry, L.A. Dance Project and Sennheiser faced in creating the world's first large scale opera for wireless headphones.
The Berlin-born Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon left behind a body of watercolours and text she called "Life? or Theatre?" before she was killed at Auschwitz in 1943 at age 26, carrying her unborn child.
By the time the 2014 edition of Madison Opera's Opera in the Park closed with an encore of "It's a Grand Night for Singing," the assembled forces under John DeMain were only stating yet again what had been proved many times over for an audience of upwards of 14,000 folks in Garner Park Saturday night.
Singer Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Don Giovanni performs on stage during a dress rehearsal of Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni" in Salzburg, Austria, July 24, 2014.
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