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Andrew Grams is polished in leading Colorado Music Festival

Guest conductor Andrew Grams is first to lead a chamber orchestra program and a full festival program for the Colorado Music Festival this season.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Borodin, Alexander Borodin, Opera, Entertainment

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WETA-TV Arlington

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Franco Vassallo ; Csilla Boross ; Ahlima Mhamdi ; Leonardo Capalbo ; Roberto Scandiuzzi ; Khachik Matevosyan Set in 586 B.C., Verdi's opera begins at the temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, and from there moves to the palaces of Babylon.

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Related Topix: Babylon, NY, Verdi, Arts, Opera

Iron Tongue of Midnight

I Would Have Enlarged on This a Bit.

Found in a San Francisco Opera press release covering details of their opening weekend : At 8 p.m, the curtain will rise at the War Memorial Opera House for the opening night performance of Norma , starring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, i n the role made famous by Maria Callas .

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Callas, Maria Callas

Nob Hill Gazette

Opera gala

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 92nd season on September 5, 2014 with a dazzling gala opening night like none other.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Vincenzo Bellini

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Opera looking for singers

Vancouver Island Opera is now accepting new chorus members, men and women, for their October production of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giuseppe Verdi

Crosscut.com

The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

"Hold These Truths" at ACT, kiddie "Mikado" at Bathhouse, STRFKR does Neumos, and Wes Anderson flicks - outside at King's Hardware.

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Related Topix: List, Electronic, Standardized Testing, Education, Asian-American, Japanese-American, Gilbert and Sullivan, Theater, Arts

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Saratoga News

'Pirates of Penzance' to set sail for 3 shows in Mountain View

Ahoy, buccaneers and scallywags and the people who love them: Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance is about to drop anchor in the South Bay to regale hearty mateys young and old.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Gilbert and Sullivan, Palo Alto, CA, Arts, Opera, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Inside Bay Area

Curtain Calls by Sally Hogarty: 'Wrong Window' a right-minded spoof

What could make a troubled couple's relationship even more complicated? Try a disappearing body.

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Related Topix: Life, Lughnasadh, Holidays, Orinda, CA, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Marnie, Drama Movies, Vocal, Alfred Hitchcock, Gilbert and Sullivan

The Washington Post

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, July 31-Aug. 6, 2014.

"Patience, Bunthorne's Bride" Capitol Hill Arts Workshop stages another slightly twisted Gilbert & Sullivan operetta.

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Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Ohio

CBC News

Opera uses Google Glass to share onstage views

Google Glass, shown here on a model, will be worn by members of the Teatro Lirico's production of Puccini's Turandot.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giacomo Puccini

The Hudson Reporter

Romeo Et Juliette

Gounod's ultra-sensual interpretation of Shakespeare is an ideal vehicle for star soprano Anna Netrebko and the remarkable tenor Roberto Alagna, both of whom bring their incandescent appeal to the title roles.

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Related Topix: Roberto Alagna, Classical

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.

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

Northwestern University

Last Chance to Catch 'Pirates of Penzance'

Time is running out to see the show audiences are raving about -- Gilbert and Sullivan's imaginative and hilarious operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" -- in its final performances at Northwestern University through Aug. 2. The interactive production, ripe with videos and projections, invites the audience to join in the fun by singing along and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Northwestern University, Theater, Arts, Evanston, IL

BroadwayWorld.com

Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber with Angel of Music, 8/4-10

Acclaimed Broadway veterans FRANC D'AMBROSIO and GLORY CRAMPTON celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from his many beloved musicals in the wonderful salute, "Angel of Music," coming to the RRazz Room in New Hope for four very special nights beginning Thursday, Aug. 4 and concluding Sunday, Aug. 10. Featuring songs from some of Andrew Lloyd ... (more)

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Classical, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Arts, Opera, Nine, The Three Tenors, Comedy Movies, Family, Musical Movies, Hello, Dolly!

Examiner.com

Anonymous 4 sings the legend of Tristan and Isolde according to David Lang

At the end of last May, Cantaloupe Music released a recording of love fail , a cantata by David Lang first performed with staging at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven on June 29, 2012.

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Related Topix: Wagner, Richard Wagner

Iol.co.za

Audience loses due to no full orchestra

THE ITALIANS' wonderful sense for bel canto, meaning the beauty of the human voice, gave their melodies that broad, elastic, flexible, freely arching line which is the birthright of the lyric stage.

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Related Topix: Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti

Iol.co.za

'Incomplete' still requires further work

DANIEL Dercksen, scriptwriter, playwright, film critic, director, producer, and driving force behind the successful The Writing Studio in Cape Town, has brought his latest play, The Beauty of Incomplete Things, to the Joburg stage.

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Related Topix: Maria Callas, Callas

Public Broadcasting Service

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Verdi's Birth

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's acclaimed performance under the stars in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth interspersed with archival footage.

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Related Topix: Classical, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Giuseppe Verdi, Arts, Opera, Great Performances, Entertainment, Drama, Television, 9

Los Angeles Times

Dudamel coaxes a sense of urgency from two of opera's staples

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford perform at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Wall Street Journal

A Weber Work Comes Out of Obscurity

This year's seven-week Bard SummerScape focuses on Franz Schubert, though, as is often the case with this imaginative festival, the staged opera production explores an obscure work by one of the central composer's contemporaries.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Supernatural, Wagner

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