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15 hrs ago | CBC News

Ben Heppner, star tenor, announces retirement from singing

Dramatic tenor Ben Heppner announced on Thursday, April 24, 2014 that he is retiring from his singing career, saying 'the time has come for a new era in my life.'


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Arts, Opera,

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Hispanic Business

Macbeth: 'ugly' drama made beautiful

SOUTH AFRICAN opera singers and an orchestra from a problematic European war zone telling the story of a play originally set in at the beginning of next month.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera

Mon Apr 21, 2014

India Talkies

Hungary's Kodaly String Quartet's Mozart, Verdi...

New Delhi, Apr.21: It came as a surprise to me to see a largely Indian-dominant audience attend a Western Classical concert performed by Hungary's famed Kodaly String Quartet here over the weekend.


Related Topix: The String Quartet, Classical, Opera, Mozart, World News, India, Giuseppe Verdi, George Gershwin

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Financial Times

A dictator for all seasons

Performers in Brett Bailey's production of 'Macbeth', set in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Monde Masimini and Thomakazi Holland When South African theatre director Brett Bailey's Exhibit B hit Berlin in 2012, it jarred.


Related Topix: Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News, Africa, South Africa, Opera


Arthur Kaptainis: A season of four operas? Montrealers will take it

The OpA©ra de MontrA©al company will mount only a quartet of operas in 2014-15, along with a traditional Gala, but not the equally traditional production by the Atelier lyrique .


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Canada,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

NIC holding free Spring Choral Concert

North Idaho College will present its Spring Choral Concert on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at NIC's Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Guiseppe Verdi

Wed Apr 16, 2014

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: Opera, World News, South Africa,

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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, Giuseppe Verdi

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Nashville Scene

A rare opportunity to see Clifton Forbis, the Michael Jordan of...

To close their 2013-14 season, Nashville Opera offers what artistic director John Hoomes says is "one of the most intense operas ever written."


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giuseppe Verdi, Rossini

Tue Apr 08, 2014


MACBETH Opera Run 23-16 April at Artscape

In this radical take on Verdi's MACBETH, conceptualised, designed and directed by Brett Bailey, Shakespeare's story of ambition, treachery and witchcraft is set in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, amongst the wars and ruthless exploitation that tear this invisible corner of the world apart.


Related Topix: Opera

The Day

Leisure Bulletin

Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Art Museum. April 8-May 25. GOYA. THE DISASTERS OF WAR.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Mussorgsky, Classical

Mon Apr 07, 2014


Macbeth after Verdi - Barbican Theatre

In the theatre, the UK-premiere and Barbican co-commission of Macbeth is a radical reworking of Verdi's opera set in an exploited post-colonial African landscape.


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

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Walnut Creek's Festival Opera appeals to community to help avert closure

Armed with two innovative new works, but faced with a cash crunch, the beauty of an art form harkening back to 16th-century Europe is threatened by the increasingly tenuous nature of running a nonprofit in the year 2014.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera

Wed Apr 02, 2014


Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's 'Otello' to opera stars from here and around the world

David Gordon, a tenor from New York City, was on his cell phone discussing the complex machinations within "Otello."


Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Arts, Opera, Symphony, Entertainment


Ridgewood Singer Debuts in La Traviata at Bergen PAC

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera presents its spring production, La Traviata, this Sunday at the Bergen Performing Arts Center .


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Springfield, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ, New Jersey

South County Spotlight

'Lend Me a Tenor' brings nonstop energy, mistaken identity to stage

A classic farce set in Cleveland, Ohio, will close the New Century Players' season, when "Lend Me a Tenor" opens on April 11 in Rex Putnam High School's Blackbox Theatre.


Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, Arts, Opera

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Age

Victorian Opera 2014

Lisa Gasteen, ''for a decade the greatest Isolde in the world'', showed a delighted Melbourne audience on Saturday that she has lost little of her art, at least in cameos.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Spam Gripes Against Yahoo Junked by Judge

Yahoo is not liable for spam received by people with recycled phone numbers, such as one Pennsylvanian inundated with 4,700 unwanted messages, a federal judge ruled.


Related Topix: Email Spam, Cellphones, Opera

Sun Mar 30, 2014

South China Morning Post

China invests in hi-definition opera movies

China's National Centre for the Performing Arts is embracing opera and the digital revolution in a big way, write Xu Donghuan and Sam Olluver The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing is an institution in a hurry.


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

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Retiring Professor Takes Part in UMaine Faculty Voice Recital

A University of Maine Faculty Voice Recital featuring retiring music professor Ludlow Hallman and three colleagues will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Minksy Recital Hall on campus.


Related Topix: University of Maine, Opera, Arts, Giuseppe Verdi, Orono, ME