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1 hr ago | Phoenix New Times

Alice Cooper's new 'doc opera' details drug abuse and other sordid stories

Anything involving Alice Cooper is bound to push the boundaries of what's normal in the world of pop culture and music.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Alice Cooper, Arts, John Lennon, Phoenix, AZ

6 hrs ago | Surreycomet.co.uk

Opera singer who excelled as Carmen dies

The singer, most famous for playing the title role in Carmen 250 times, including opposite Placido Domingo in America, lived in Surbiton and still worked as a singing teacher.

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Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Placido Domingo

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

A Storied Collection and the City of Light

Mozart's "CosA Fan Tutte" is now an opera standard, but it wasn't always that way.

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Related Topix: Arts, James Levine, Opera

Contra Costa Times

Review: Opera San Jose stages static 'Don Giovanni'

Tenor James Callon as Don Ottavio and Soprano Cecilia Violetta Lopez as Donna Anna in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at Opera San Jose.

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Related Topix: Arts

Thewestmorland Gazette

Ambleside Choral's Mozart concert features sought after local soprano

Soprano Emily Robinson, who performs with three other accomplished soloists in Ambleside and District Choral Society's An Evening of Mozart EMILY Robinson is back in the soprano spotlight this time around swapping the comic opera of Gilbert and Sullivan for the sacred classics of Mozart.

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Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, Arts

BroadwayWorld.com

Kiss' Paul Stanley Feels Closely Connected to the Phantom of the Opera

Paul Stanley , KISS frontman, just finished working on his autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed.

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Related Topix: Kiss, Pop/Rock, Arts

Cleveland.com

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory gears up for Bach Festival and the end of an era

The Bach Festival and conducting professor Dwight Oltman, two pillars of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, are heading into the spotlight at the same time, but for very different reasons.

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Related Topix: Arts

Xinhuanet

10 best opera houses around the world

Author Antoine Pecqueur had visited many performance palaces for his book The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World.

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Related Topix: Arts

Black Country Bugle

I watched my Wolverhampton Dad as he printed opera cards

RE the Wolverhampton Opera Company article in The Bugle . Once again I feel moved to write to you following reading an article in your magnificent paper.

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Related Topix: Arts, Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Kansas City Star

Lyric Opera serves up a frothy treat with 'Die Fledermaus'

Johann Strauss’ operetta “Die Fledermaus” is a confection as delightful as a slice of Sacher torte topped with a big dollop of schlag.

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Related Topix: Arts, Kansas City, MO, Theater, Weird

Cape Gazette

Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD: ...

Director James Levine continues his long-awaited return to the Met podium conducting Mozart's final comic opera, "Cosi fan tutte," a laughing look at the twists and turns of romantic love.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, James Levine, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Daily Mail

Opera star Katherine Jenkins to marry Hollywood director she took to Buckingham Palace

'She's dead. I have the last laugh': Man who didn't want his girlfriend to leave him and go to college strangled her before callously texting her parents and sister to tell them he had killed her Couple who married 70 years ago and stayed so in love they held hands every day at breakfast die 15 hours apart Wu-Tang-affiliated rapper was 'high on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Arts, World News, Prince Charles

Hispanic Business

On the Boards' 2014-15 season: pop opera, interactive hip-hop, more

Of the packed roster of shows OTB will mount in its own Lower Queen Anne space, artistic director says many feature new forms of audience participation, and that some are "a bridge to a time when we'll have more shows off-site, more things that are installations, more work in collaboration with other organizations in town."

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

National Public Radio

Rufus Wainwright Shares Songs, And A Few Stories

Rufus Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. Listening to his albums can feel like experiencing a Shakespearean play, with wit, tragedy and heartbreak all side by side.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Rufus Wainwright, Arts

BroadwayWorld.com

Jennifer Zetlan to Step in for Kiera Duffy in No. 42 in the Alps at Carnegie Hall, 4/27

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jennifer Zetlan has agreed to step in for Kiera Duffy on Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m., performing the U.S. premiere of composer Richard Ayres's No.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Arts, Symphony, New York

BroadwayWorld.com

Christopher Sieber Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight After Delays from Injury

Christopher Sieber will officially make his debut as the tyrant Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda the Musical tonight, April 18. Sieber was previously scheduled to begin performances in March, but had to delay after he fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals.

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Related Topix: It's All Relative, Two of a Kind, Children TV, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Arts, Symphony, Drama

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Worcester News

Live screening of Cosi Fan Tutte

A LIVE high definition broadcast of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte will be screened in Malvern Theatres on Saturday, April 26 live from the Met, with music director James Levine conducting the opera about testing the ties of love.

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Related Topix: Opera, James Levine, Arts

Kane Co. Chronicle

Music groups join forces for Operatic Treasures concert

Michael Zyzak – the unanimous winner of the David Popper Cello International Competition in Hungary – will perform during the Operatic Treasures concert Sunday, April 27, in Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium in Aurora.

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Related Topix: Aurora University, Aurora, IL, Arts, Opera, Wagner, Wheaton, IL

The Daily Breeze

Opera great Frederica von Stade stars in a A Coffin in Egypta

The opera has three performances starting Wednesday, and while it is a local premiere, it has great credentials, including those of the composer, Ricky Ian Gordon, who has a number of acclaimed works to his credit.

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Related Topix: Arts, Egypt, TX

KOOL 108

The Who to release 'Quadrophenia' concert CD & DVD

Quadrophenia: Live in London captures the final concert of the trek, which they played before their hometown crowd last July.

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Related Topix: The Who, Pop/Rock, Arts

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