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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.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
'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.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
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.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
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.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Buenos Aires Herald
Great art from Di Donato, good chamber music
At the top of her career, New York Met star offers welcome rarities along with famous pieces Two years ago the Mozarteum Argentino presented with great success the local dbut of US mezzosoprano Joyce Di Donato.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Skylight Music Theatre to Present la Cenerentola, 9/19-10/5
Skylight Music Theatre is creating a new production of Rossini's classic opera La Cenerentola.
Nights of great music and food to match are on the menu in Northumberland
Three of the county's finest houses: Eshott, Doxford and Guyzance Halls will play host to the Northumberland Music Festival For the past three years, the Northumberland Music Festival has built a reputation for offering a great combination of classical entertainment and cuisine in some of its home county's most picturesque settings.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
PBS's Great Performances at the Met to Feature 'La Cenerentola', 9/7
Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flrez as her dashing prince.
Rossini's Cinderella Story, La Cenerentola, Returns To Great...
Met Principal Conductor . Angelina is her eighth role at the Met. Juan Diego Flrez is one of the world's foremost Rossini tenors, currently counting 17 of the composer's tenor roles in his repertory.
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
William Tell tale is apt in year of big vote
The number of people who can hear the overture and not immediately pretend to ride a galloping horse is a different matter.
Lori Anderson: Debunking myths takes shine off life
The magpie is the thieving little rogue of the avian world. Every time I see one I feel like saying: "Turn out your pockets!" Even their black and white plumage reminds me of a comic-strip thief's striped jersey, the only thing missing from their criminal ensemble is the little black mask and large canvas sack marked "swag".
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Cto and Uct Opera Offer a Sneak Peak of Il Viaggio a Reims, 26-30 August
Cape Town Opera and UCT Opera School will present a sneak peak of their upcoming production of IL VIAGGIO A REIMS .
Sun Aug 17, 2014
S-burg grad's new playground: Los Angeles Opera
Christopher Allen, who lives in Los Angeles, fondly recalls growing up in the Poconos.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Had a very shiny? No
A CENTRAL character in Rossini's opera La Gazza Ladra is the titular magpie. The opera's rising action begins with the bird's theft of a silver spoon, and later, a silver coin.
Pasa Reviews -- Both sides now: Opera stars break out of character
This year the series set up shop in , having been displaced from its former digs at the Scottish Rite Center due to that organization's changing circumstances.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
The Met Opera 2014 - 2015 season
The Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of operas in HD continues for an eighth season and features ten operas captured live in high definition which will screen at Dendy Cinemas.
Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, Italy
In Pesaro, you can buy Rossini mugs, Rossini figurines, or Rossini baby clothes; you can buy scores or CDs or eat food cooked according to Rossini's recipes.
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.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2014 Week Three Features ...
The third week of this summer's Mostly Mozart Festival , New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, kicks off with a pair of all-Beethoven concerts by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra leading one of the great works in the classical repertoire, Beethoven's Symphony No.