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49 min ago | Hattiesburg American

Voicing their concerns: Carey music students learn about throat ailments

It was quite the scare. William Carey University sophomore Emma Oberdick was studying opera in Italy last summer, when she came down with a flu-like bug and temporarily lost that most fragile instrument: her voice.


Related Topix: Puccini, Vanderbilt University, Medicine, Nursing

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Bellini's 'I Puritani': At last, it's Olga time at the Met

For Olga Peretyatko, the past year has seen a dizzying series of debuts that have thrust the 33-year-old Russian soprano into sudden prominence.


Related Topix: Bellini, New York, Arts, Opera, Vincenzo Bellini, Classical, Richard Strauss

Mail & Guardian

Bailey dose of theatre prescribed

Ever since a chicken was slaughtered by sangomas on the Baxter stage during a performance of Brett Bailey's play iMumbo Jumbo 11 years ago, the playwright has been regarded as the over-the-top enfant terrible of South African theatre.


Related Topix: Verdi, World News, South Africa,

Houston Press

Das Rheingold Is a Golden Start for HGO

Houston Grand Opera gets off to a great start with the beginning of its epic march through Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.


Related Topix: Wagner, Arts, Opera, Richard Wagner, Theater

Eastern Daily Press

Cinderella ballet on Cromer Pier

A magical fairy tale of rags to riches will be brought to life by a national touring dance company this weekend.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Rossini

Town Topics

High Hilarity, Romantic Intrigue, and Sharp Political Edge In Bountiful Banquet of Beaumarchais's "Figaro Plays" at McCarter

SUBVERSIVE SCHEMERS: Figaro and Suzanne plot together to foil the lustful Count and finally hold their wedding ceremony in McCarter Theatre's production of Pierre Beaumarchais's "The Marriage of Figaro," second half of "The Figaro Plays" at McCarter's Matthews Theatre through May 4. Call 258-2787 or visit for tickets and further ... (more)


Related Topix: Wedding, Rossini, Arts, Opera

Sadness at acclaimed Stourbridge-born singer's death

STOURBRIDGE opera buffs have been saddened by the death of internationally acclaimed singer Lyndsie Holland at the age of 79. She spent seven years as principal contralto with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company having made her debut for Sadler's Wells Opera two years earlier.


Related Topix: West Midlands County, England, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Staffordshire County, England, D'oyly Carte Opera Company, D'oyly Carte,

Suburban Journals

Peter and the Starcatcher April 02, 2014 - April 13, 2014

An exciting tale with a peppering of Monty Python. Gilbert and Sullivan would have been happy and so too we expect the Queen.


Related Topix: Theater, Peter and the Starcatcher, Gilbert and Sullivan

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Five highlights of the opera season

Bass-baritone Eric Owens plays Hercules in George Frederic Handel's oratorio staged by Canadian Opera Company and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Gaetano Donizetti, Donizetti

Sunday Herald

Why Runnicles is happy to be a conduit for Mahler's Ninth

PLANNING: Conductor Donald Runnicles was thinking of Mahler's Ninth early to allow it to 'percolate' rather than studying it just before the performance.


Related Topix: Symphony, Alban Berg

Burnaby Now

Lively City: Sunday opera, art auction and more

Burnaby soprano ChloA© Hurst sings Mimi in Burnaby Lyric Opera's Sunday afternoon opera concert, featuring the music of La BohA me.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giacomo Puccini, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Herald Gazette

Met's - Cosi Fan Tutte,' in HD

The 2013-2014 Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., continues Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. with Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte."


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, James Levine

BBC News

Barenboim heads up RPS nominations

Conductor Daniel Barenboim, composer Peter Maxwell Davies and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato are among the nominees for this year's Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.


Related Topix: Barenboim, Classical, Peter Maxwell Davies, Arts, Opera

Evening News

Norwich to host opera festival celebrating Wagner

A Norwich theatre is getting ready to welcome a special festival of opera featuring two of German composer Wagner's epic works this summer.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Wagner

Hinckley Times

Review: Stanley Opera's The Barber of Seville at the Concordia

The thief went into the Carphone Warehouse shop on Friday around 11am singing "low cost phones" repeatedly before threatening staff and an elderly customer, grabbing eight phones and walking out of the store The fledgling club, which came into being after the demise of Hinckley United with crippling debts last October, now have a Step 5 facility ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Rossini

The Day

A Masked Ball comes to the Donbass Opera

Joint cultural projects involving international partners have become a good tradition at the Donbass Opera.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Theater, Richard Wagner, Travel, Ukraine Travel, Europe Travel, Verdi, Giuseppe Verdi

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Knoxville Opera Raises the Bar Again With 'Norma''s High-Flying Vocal Performances

There's been so much bar-raising done over the last few years in Knoxville Opera productions that one might assume-short of going broke booking big-name singers and acquiring expensive, original sets-that there would be little more that is possible under the circumstances.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Rossini, Bellini

Wall Street Journal

Opera's 'Oscars'

The actor David Hyde Pierce hosts a lot of events. But before the Opera News Awards on Sunday, he was more nervous than usual.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Celebrities, David Hyde Pierce, Wagner, Opinion


Solid Gold: Dazzling Das Rheingold elevates Houston Grand Opera to new heights

Melody Moore as Freia, from left, Andrea Silvestrelli as Fafner, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Fasolt and Iain Paterson as Wotan in Houston Grand Opera's production of Das Rheingold .


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Wagner

Houston Press

Das Rheingold A Stunning Spectacle of Music, Voices and Stagecraft at HGO

The set-up: Well, it's finally arrived! The "it" in question is, of course, Richard Wagner's monumental operatic myth, The Ring of the Nibelung .


Related Topix: Wagner, Richard Wagner, Arts, Opera, Theater