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3 hrs ago | Sydney Star Observer

Verdi's Rigoletto returns to Sydney Opera House in new production

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.

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Related Topix: Arts, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Giuseppe Verdi, Opera

7 hrs ago | SF Classical Voice

Age Before a What Does It Take to Be An Opera Singer?

When Talya Lieberman awoke in her parent's suburban New York City home one cold January morning in 2010, she was at a crossroads.

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Related Topix: Arts, Leonard Bernstein, Bernstein, Classical

11 hrs ago | Newswise

Life Mimics Art as Friday Lockout Looms for Metropolitan Opera

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.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

15 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

San Jose mariachi fans: We want our music back

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.

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Related Topix: Arts, Carlos Santana, Pop/Rock, Santa Clara County, CA, Saratoga, CA

19 hrs ago | Houston Press

The Who's "Other" Rock Opera Survives In Fine Form

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.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Who, Roger Daltrey, Arts

23 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Summer Singers of Lee's Summit inaugural concert was really quite good

The place was the sanctuary of St Paul's Episcopal Church in Lee's Summit, Missouri, Sunday afternoon, July 27, 2104.

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Related Topix: Lees Summit, MO, Arts

Mon Jul 28, 2014

BroadcastNewsroom

Invisible Cities: An Opera for Headphones Receives Emmy for KCET...

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.

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Related Topix: Arts, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

Reuters

Holocaust victim, artist Charlotte Salomon's life premieres as opera

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.

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Related Topix: Arts, Suicide

Madison Magazine

Opera in the Park Packs Them In, and Packs a Wallop

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.

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Related Topix: Arts

Silicon Alley Insider

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

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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Related Topix: Arts, Netherlands, Vladimir Putin

The Modesto Bee

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

Bergonzi served in World War II in an anti-aircraft artillery unit, and was interned in a German forced labor camp for three years.

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Related Topix: Opera, Arts

DVD Times

Koyaanisqatsi / Powaqqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi. Koyaanisqatsi. Koyaanisqatsi. So chimes the mesmerising soundtrack accompanying this movie.

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Related Topix: Arts, Photography

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sunday Herald

Review: Music

GREAT NIGHT OUT: Opera companies from across the globe perform Songs of Friendship to delighted crowds in the theatre's half-finished extension.

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Related Topix: Arts, South Africa, World News

Redlands Daily Facts

Los Angeles Philharmonic director scores his first movie soundtrack

What: Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic conclude the Americas & Americans festival with a celebration of film composers and a special guest performance by Gustavo Santaolalla and a suite from Dudamel's own score to “Libertador.

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Related Topix: Classical, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Conductor, Arts, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

WYFF-TV Greenville

GLOW to perform La Boheme and Rent

OUR GUESTS ARE FROM THE OPERA "LA BOHEME" AND "RENT." LET'S WELCOME BRANDON GRAVES...GLOW'S COMPANY MANAGER...DIANA THOMPSON WHO PLAYS MUSETTA IN LA BOHEME...AND LERYN TURLINGTON WHO PLAYS MAUREEN IN RENT.

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Related Topix: Arts, Greenville, SC

The Times of Israel

Opera on Holocaust victim debuts in Austria

The prestigious Salzburg Festival is known for its classical performances of Mozart and Bach, but this year the spotlight is on a new modern opera telling the story of German artist and Holocaust victim Charlotte Salomon.

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Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Mozart, Bach

Deseret News

Big on opera: Utah Opera's artistic director shares his passion for all things opera

I keep telling the people on our board, I want the people who fly from Chicago to San Francisco to see an opera to go, "Wait a minute.

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Related Topix: Arts, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Simpson College

Examiner.com

Merola Opera Program announced program for 2014 Grand Finale

The final event in this summer's season of the Merola Opera Program is the Grand Finale, which will take place next month at the War Memorial Opera House.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Offenbach

WKOW-TV

Opera in the Park draws thousands

The 13th annual Opera in the Park drew thousands of people to Madison's Garner Park for a night of music.

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Related Topix: Arts

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Independent

Michael Gove and Theresa May reported over nights at the opera

Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to investigate whether Chief Whip and Home Secretary should have declared tickets to Royal Box at Covent Garden Michael Gove and Theresa May have been reported to Parliament's sleaze watchdog over their failure to register lavish hospitality at the Royal Opera House as the guests of a millionaire.

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Related Topix: Arts

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