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3 hrs ago |

An Intimate 'La Boheme' In Clinton

The Opera Theater of Connecticut in Clinton revives Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme," one of the most popular operas in the repertoire, for the third time in its 30-year history.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Theater, Giacomo Puccini

7 hrs ago | SF Classical Voice

Audience Favorite: Pirates at Lamplighters

San Francisco's Lamplighters Music Theatre kicks off their 62nd season with a swashbuckling perennial Gilbert & Sullivan favorite, The Pirates of Penzance .


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Arts, Opera, Arthur Sullivan, Walnut Creek, CA

13 hrs ago | Townsend Times

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. Born in the province of Parma not far from Verdi's hometown, Bergonzi started his studies at age 16 as a baritone, only to discover later that his musical gifts lay in the tenor range.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Paul McGann

17 hrs ago | Film Comment

Tosca's Kiss

Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giuseppe Verdi, Movies, Entertainment

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Opera Singer Carlo Bergonzi Dies

Bergonzi passed away in Milan, Italy on Friday , and the sad news was confirmed by Stefan Zucker, President of the Bel Canto Society for opera singing.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Italy, World News

The Daily Record

Victor Herbert's 'Dream City and the Magic Knight' could be a Wooster fable

Released more than a century ago and never again performed in its entirety until last week's opening at The College of Wooster, the storyline of the Ohio Light Opera production of "Dream City and the Magic Knight" accentuates the relationship between shrinking farmland and expanding development as well as the entertainment value of a night at the ... (more)


Related Topix: Wooster, OH, The College of Wooster

The Washington Post

a Silaa charms with familiar tropes

Brass players stood like sentinels along the edge of an upthrust triangle of grass against the backdrop of a New York cityscape gilded by the late sun.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Richard Wagner, Classical, Symphony, Music, Travel, Entertainment

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

A 'Cinderella' fashion show; art show from former 'Project Runway' designer; Greyhound bus exhibit

Every woman feels like royalty when wearing the right glad rags. New York designer Csar Galindo shows how he can turn a plain girl into a princess at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N Broadway.


Related Topix: Rossini, Milwaukee, WI, Entertainment

Happenings at the Caldwell Library

Though the summer is far from over, the Caldwell Library is not on vacation. The coming weeks are packed with activities and events for all ages to beat the heat.


Related Topix: Caldwell, NJ, Verdi

Opera Review - Albert Herring' is a great catch at the Strand

Virtue is not its own reward - at least, not in Benjamin Britten's "Albert Herring," where the title character receives 25 pounds for leading a chaste life.


Related Topix: Britten, Classical, Benjamin Britten, Rossini

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Hispanic Business

Shsu Opera: a parody of operas using opera

Old, stuffy and out of style may have been your parents' opera, but the same cannot be said for "Orpheus in the Underworld."


Related Topix: Jacques Offenbach

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.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Offenbach

Opera News

Carlo Bergonzi, 90, One of the Preeminent Verdian Tenors of the Twentieth Century, Has Died

No onstage fuss, no offstage drama, no career-boosting gimmicks, no media hype: when Carlo Bergonzi appeared before an audience, he had come to sing, pure and simple, and apparently that was enough.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical, Beniamino Gigli, Franco Corelli, Nicolai Gedda, Luciano Pavarotti


Good Morning

Good morning, it's Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.


Related Topix: Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, New York, Richard Wagner, World News, Germany, Fidel Castro

Bangkok Post

Technical glitch, boos mar opening of...

The opening night Friday of the world-famous Bayreuth Festival, the month-long summer opera extravaganza dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, was halted for nearly an hour due to a technical hitch.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Wagner, Arts, Opera, Richard Wagner, Angela Merkel

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Songbirds take flight in grand final

I catch up with Kathryn Harries, the judge of this year's Lexus Song Quest, when she is about to relinquish an English summer for a winter Downunder.


Related Topix: Classical, Symphony, Arts, Wagner, Opera, Benson, Instrumental

Copenhagen Post

There's something in the aria

Promising 17 operatic happenings ranging from full-scale operas to vocal snippets on a boat-tour, the highlights of the eight-day festival include full length performances of Romeo and Juliet, Manon, The Marriage of Figaro and Ottone in Villa.


Related Topix: Massenet, Arts, Opera

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-2015 Live in HD Season

Unfortunately, the Met's exciting new production of contemporary composer John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," originally scheduled to air worldwide on November 15, 2014, was cancelled.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, John Adams, Classical, Anna Netrebko, Animation Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Thriller, History Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Macbeth, Verdi, Rossini

Brandon Sun

Bayreuth's annual Wagner festival starts with dramatic pause as technical malfunction hits

Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner's "Tannhaeuser" kicked off.


Related Topix: Richard Wagner, Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel

Northwest Asian Weekly

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

First produced in 1885, only three years after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, The Mikado was Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic opera.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Theater, Arts