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Sunday Aug 24 | Berkhamsted Today

Faith News

The congregation at Sunrise Church in Adeyfield reached out to its wider community with a family fun day held on Saturday, August 9. Evangelical leader Lucy Dent said: "It went really well.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Hertfordshire County, England, United Kingdom,

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Press On-Line

State of art in Christchurch

SOPHIE BANNAN: "There's an energy in this place; a rising sense of creativity. There is not much gallery space but there's a lot of other spaces available."


Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Symphony, Opera

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Licia Albanese, reigning Met soprano of '40s and '50s, dies

Licia Albanese, a revered Metropolitan Opera soprano who achieved superstar status in the postwar era for her emotionally intense and technically accomplished portrayals, particularly of the doomed geisha in "Madama Butterfly" and other Puccini heroines, died of natural causes Friday in New York.


Related Topix: Albany, NY, Arts, Opera, Massenet

Wed Aug 20, 2014


14 Artists Who Are Transforming The Future Of Opera

The recent labor dispute at the famed opera house is the latest in a string of events that reveals opera's precarious place in contemporary culture, teetering on the edge of obsolescence.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Theater

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Italian-born soprano Licia Albanese dies in New York at 105

Italian-born American soprano Licia Albanese, whose technical skill and emotional intensity in works such as "Madama Butterfly" and "La Traviata" made her a leading opera star, has died in New York City at age 105, her son said Sunday.


Related Topix: Albany, NY, Arts, Opera, Giacomo Puccini

Sat Aug 16, 2014


From the parrot's beak: 8/17 edition

The non-native species often nests in cactus cavities and is thought to outcompete some native species, like cactus wrens.


Related Topix: Pets, Birds, Opera, Fitchburg, MA

Thu Aug 14, 2014


Atlanta Opera Chorus to Present Program Representing 300 Years of Repertoire, 9/12-16

In celebration of his 25th anniversary year with The Atlanta Opera , Chorus Master Walter Huff will lead the Atlanta Opera Chorus in a program of masterpieces representing 300 years of operatic choral repertoire.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Verdi, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University

Wed Aug 13, 2014

LEO Weekly

She rode off into the sunset in 1910

It's a good bet that more than one opera fan has wondered why the Puccini opera "The Girl of the Golden West" or La Fanciulla del West, as the Italian composer named it is so seldom performed.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giacomo Puccini, Fidelio, KY, Louisville, KY, Beethoven, Classical


Dare to Defy Productions to Stage RENT, 9/5-6

Dare to Defy Productions is thrilled to present the full stage version of Jonathan Larson 's hit musical, RENT.


Related Topix: Jonathan Larson, Dayton, OH, Arts, Opera, Giacomo Puccini

Tue Aug 12, 2014


On Food: Exploring great dishes inspired by great singers

For the last two weeks, the steamy Lowcountry air has seemed a little less heavy as it has been buoyed up by the glorious sounds of the second annual Savannah VOICE Festival.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Rossini, Verdi

Sat Aug 09, 2014


Caldwell University's 2014-15 Concert Series

CALDWELL, N.J. On August 7, Caldwell University announced that it will kick off it's Concert Series 19th season with a special Faculty Favorites concert starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Caldwell, NJ, Theater, Arts, Classical, Mozart, Opera, Vivaldi

Fri Aug 08, 2014

ABC News

Opera Queensland's Project Puccini brings out opera voices in 384 ordinary Queenslanders

Show time beckons for hundreds of ordinary Queenslanders-turned-opera singers set to star in local productions of one of the best known Italian operas.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Australia, World News,

River Front Times

A Streetcar Named Desire: Union Avenue Opera Gambles on Tennessee Williams' Masterpiece

Fresh off its shimmering success with Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata , Union Avenue Opera continues its twentieth season with a very different production: Andr Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire , a modern operatic work based on the Tennessee Williams masterpiece.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Theater, A Streetcar Named Desire, Giuseppe Verdi, Stella, MO

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Canberra City News

Lunching with Giacomo, a taste of opera

EVEN as Opera Queensland announces its big regional tour of La Boheme aimed at involving audiences directly in opera, "Project Puccini", news is to hand of a Canberra Puccini feast.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera

Wed Aug 06, 2014


Savannah Music Fest, VOICE Festival to collaborate on Puccini opera

Savannah Music Festival and Savannah VOICE Festival will co-produce a full-scale opera in March 2015, a first in the festival's 26-year history.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Now Smell This

Histoires de Parfums Opera Collection ~ new fragrances

French niche line Histoires de Parfums will launch the Opera Collection, a new series of five fragrances, each in a different bottle: 1831 Norma , 1875 Carmen , 1890 La Dame de Pique , 1905 Madame Butterfly and 1926 Turandot .


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Bellini, Classical, Bizet, Maria Callas, Callas

People's Daily Online

Google Glass meets Italian opera

The great Italian composer Giacomo Puccini could never have imagined his final operatic work Turandot being shown to the world through the eyes of Google Glass.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giacomo Puccini