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7 Surprising references to Canada in classic works

The TV show How I Met Your Mother was littered with Canadian references. Now here some references to Canada from the highbrow world.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Rossini, Arts, Opera

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Opera News

Thirteen Singers Enter Final Round of Pl cido Domingo's Operalia...

Operalia, the international opera competition founded in 1993 by PlA cido Domingo to identify and launch the careers of emerging young singers, has announced the list of finalists for this year's competition.


Related Topix: Domingo, Arts, Opera



An all-new GMC Presents CenterStage with John Lithgow premieres this Friday night at 11 p.m. on YES, and the iconic actor sits down with host Michael Kay to discuss a number of topics - including how he avoided fighting in the Vietnam War, how some chicanery by his agent led to him meeting his wife, and a coy look at the one role he wishes he ... (more)


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan

Opera lover beat taxi driver round the head with walking stick because he was late for Puccini

Retired doctor Peter Williamson was told he could face jail after admitting ABH on the driver who was taking him to opera at Holland Park, west London An opera lover beat a cabbie over the head with his walking stick because he feared he would miss a performance of Puccini.


Related Topix: Puccini, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

'Il Viaggio' soars above the clouds

FROM opening sequence to final tableau, there is an atmosphere of mild insanity pervading this ebullient production of Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims, which, although less well known than most of the composer's other works, offers the abundant musical reward that has ensured his appeal since the early 19th century.


Related Topix: Rossini, Arts, Opera

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Maryland Gazette

Top Billing: ASO offers free holiday concert at park

Music Director Jose-Luis Novo leads the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at the annual Labor Day weekend concert at Quiet Waters Park.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Donizetti, Opera, Naval Academy, MD, Annapolis, MD, Entertainment

The Orlando Sentinel

Enzian Theater screens Paris Opera's 'Aida'

The Maitland theater will screen "Aida," composed by Giuseppe Verdi, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $20, $17.50 for Enzian members.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giuseppe Verdi, Entertainment

On this day: Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech

On this day in 1963 civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King jnr made his I have a dream speech to a rally in Washington.


Related Topix: Wagner, Arts, Opera, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Train Disaster, Wedding, Pop/Rock, The Stranglers

Monterey County Herald

Monterey County theater listings: Four shows closing

BAD PANDA >> Paper Wing Theatre Co. This "sweet and hilarious celebration of nontraditional families" involves a love triangle between the last two pandas on earth and a gay crocodile.


Related Topix: Monterey County, CA, Monterey, CA, Arts, Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan, Salinas, CA

Minnesota Public Radio

Watch: Maria Callas accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

It's unclear who nominated legendary soprano Maria Callas to posthumously participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge - that is, to be doused with ice water to raise money and awareness to fight the disease ALS - but she has now done so, courtesy of Warner Classics, the label issuing a deluxe remastered edition of her recordings on Sept.


Related Topix: Callas, Maria Callas

Vanity Fair

Zaha Hadid is Still Wrong About Construction Worker Conditions

The celebrity architect's lawsuit got an apology out of The New York Review of Books, but she's mistaken about having no influence on worker conditions for the buildings she designs.


Related Topix: Maria Callas, Callas, World News, Qatar

Independent Weekly

Music: 10 to see

When two local duos can command back-to-back nights at two of the region's largest rock clubs, it's hard not to smile with hometown pride.


Related Topix: Sylvan Esso, Haw River, NC, Saxapahaw, NC, Richard Wagner, Raleigh, NC

River Front Times

Union Avenue Takes a (Mostly Successful) Stab at Wagner's Dragon-Slaying Epic, Siegfried

Comprising some fifteen hours of music and four distinct operas, Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen , a vast operatic spectacle filled with gods, valkyries, giants and mortals, calls for more than 100 musicians.


Related Topix: Wagner, Richard Wagner, Arts, Opera

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Hispanic Business

Review: Classical: CBSO/Nelsons Symphony Hall, Birmingham 24/40

But the Second Symphony is featured prominently on the orchestra's forthcoming European tour, and the Birmingham audience was given a preview of that performance in a concert that juxtaposed it with Wagner - extracts from Parsifal and Lohengrin in which the soloist was , the tenor with whom Nelsons has been working in Lohengrin at Bayreuth this ... (more)


Related Topix: Classical, Symphony, Wagner

Messenger Newspapers

REVIEW: The Pantaloons return to Arley

King Henry VIII marries, again, with the help of a Pantaloons' comedy vicar. Alex Rivers, Kerry Griffiths and Christopher Smart perform.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan

'The Mikado's' yellowface through the eyes of my Asian daughter

Guest Opinion: What my adopted daughter's experience performing in "The Mikado" taught me about white guilt, musical theater and cultural appropriation.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Musical Theater, Gilbert and Sullivan, Family, Kids, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga

Hillingdon Times

Jessica is the tall girl at the back in Vert-Vert. Photo by Mike Hoban

HAVING six brothers has helped Jessica Costelloe get to where she is today. The mezzo-soprano is enjoying her second season at Garsington Opera and she talked to Freetime about where it all began.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Rossini, Jacques Offenbach

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Glyndebourne 2015 hopes to bring highbrow opera to the masses

Glyndebourne 2015 hopes to bring highbrow opera to the masses Opera festival's organisers say Donizetti's Poliuto, written in 1838, will be staged at the annual performances, which have doubled their audiences this year Opera lovers take a picnic on the lawns of Glyndebourne as they listen to the music Photo: Leigh Simpson By Hannah Furness, Arts ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Donizetti

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

'The Met: Live in HD' 2014-15 Season Premieres with Verdi's 'Macbeth' in U.S. Cinemas on Oct. 11 )--The Metropolitan Opera and Fathom Events Present 'The Met: Live in HD' 2014-15 Season Series in More Than 650 Cinemas Nationwide with 10 Live Performances... Research and Markets: South America Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook for LNG ... (more)


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The Baltimore Sun

Columbia Pro Cantare singers clear throats for new season

Columbia Pro Cantare qualifies as a vocal tradition in Howard County. Its 38th season promises to have an interesting mix of familiar repertory with other pieces that may not be as familiar.


Related Topix: Rossini, Arts, Columbia, MD, Opera