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1 hr ago | BBC News

Met Opera in late union talks

The company had planned to close its doors to union members if new contracts, with reduced benefits, could not be agreed by 1 August.


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6 hrs ago |

On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

A worker unveils posters Tuesday for the coming season of New York's Metropolitan Opera.


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9 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Maureen Dowd: Discord playing at the opera

Peter Gelb still recalls the sting. "In second grade, my report card said I couldn't take criticism, and I remember being devastated by that," he said.


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, John Adams, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

ABC News

The sparkie of the opera

Whether he's fixing the wiring in a busy house or out alone at a power station, Craig Bradford sings wherever he goes.


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Marina Times

Exciting opera for all, and for all a good night

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.


Related Topix: Arts, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Denver Post

Santa Fe Opera modifies Mozart, and Chinese history, to keep things fresh

Anthony Michaels-Moore plays the emperor of long-ago China in the Santa Fe Opera's production of "Le Rossignol."


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Theater, Entertainment

The New York Observer

When It Comes to Opera, Walking Dead Trump German Romanticism

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.


Related Topix: Arts, Bard College

Wall Street Journal

Google (Opera) Glass Makes Debut in Puccini's Turandot in Italy

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)


Related Topix: Arts, Italy, World News

World Premiere of Contemporary Opera White Witch Set for This October

White Witch, a new contemporary American opera, will have its world premiere in October 2014 in New York City.


Related Topix: Arts, Symphony

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Arts, Leonard Bernstein, Bernstein, Classical


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.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Lees Summit, MO, Arts

Mon Jul 28, 2014


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.


Related Topix: Arts, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television


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.


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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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.


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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