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  1. Chorale sings the operatic spectrumRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | North Central News

    This May, the Sonoran Desert Chorale sets sail on the H.M.S. Pinafore for a whirlwind tour of those brilliantly British patter songs and comic lyrics. The 60-member Chorale performs "Phantasies of the Opera," where the second half of the concert includes choruses from the well-loved operas of Puccini, Mozart, Wagner, Bizet and more.


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    4 hrs ago | New Times SLO

    ... of spring that will feature unusual water wise plants and hand made pottery from vendors near and far. The "co-opera" with Cal Poly's Student Opera Theatre and Opera San Luis Obispo continues with a complete production of Lehar's comic operetta The ...


  3. Transforming children and transporting audiences for 40 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    A young actor playing Mr. Tumnus howls out during a rehearsal of a scene from the Four Seasons Musical Theatre's production of The Chronicles of Narnia. For 40 years now, the Four Seasons Musical Theatre company has been delighting its audiences with its colourful productions.


  4. Russian Theater Director Fired for 'Offending the Feelings of Believers' With a Wagner OperaRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Stranger

    ... which included a new, unorthodox version of the life of Christ. The Orthodox Church took the artistic director and the opera's director to court for "offending" their "feelings" in February, prosecutors threw out the charges in March, but the ...


  5. Chattanooga Clarinet Choir And Jericho Brass Have Concert April 9Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

    Two of Chattanooga's unique music ensembles will perform their seventh annual joint concert in the Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel at Covenant College on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. In this ongoing "Battle of Woodwinds and Brass," the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir and Jericho Brass each perform about 20 minutes of music and then combine to play ... (more)


  6. First Nighter: "Don Carlo" at the Met is Grand Opera, "Soldier X" Marches Well at HERERead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Switched

    You don't hear the term "grand opera" much anymore. That's if you hear it at all.


  7. Students' magical journey with operaRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Laguna Niguel News

    Dana Hills High School's South Orange County School of the Arts presented its 16th annual Opera Night last month, with three performances at different venues. The event, "A Magical Journey," began with a preview night March 21 at Dana Hills High School, followed by the main gala event March 22 at Soka Performing Arts Center and the final concert March 24 at San Clemente's Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens.


  8. Cue & A: Young Fun Home Star Sydney Lucas on Alison Bechdel, Her Showbiz Family and Learning to BurpRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Playbill

    ... show, distinguishing her as the youngest recipient in history. She has appeared in Verdi's Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera, and screen work includes She's Funny That Way, Skeleton Twins, Girl Most Likely, Fool's Day , "How & Why," "Law & Order: ...


  9. Poliuto, Religious Martyr of RossmoorRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Civic Center

    Mark Streshinsky, the charismatic General Director of the East Bay's confusingly named West Edge Opera , introduced Donizetti's rarely performed 1838 opera Poliuto to a large and appreciative crowd at Rossmoor's new Event Center on Saturday afternoon in Walnut Creek. This was the second installment in the company's Medium Rare season which features concert performances of obscure operas by famous composers.


  10. NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on MotifsRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... are based on patterns of variation. This principle has long been practiced in all kinds of music theater, including opera and musicals, through repeated musical themes sometimes known by the German word, motiv or, in English, motif. In musicals, a ...


  11. Son IoRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Iron Tongue of Midnight

    A character in a bel canto opera confesses to a crime. Minutes later the character, who is part of a complicated romantic triangle, is executed for that crime.


  12. Novosibirsk Theater's New Director Cuts Contr...Read the original story

    17 hrs ago | The St. Petersburg Times

    The new director of a Novosibirsk theater that for weeks has been mired in scandal after critics blasted a rendition of Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhuser" as sacrilegious said in a statement Tuesday he has removed the controversial production from the theater's repertoire. Vladimir Kekhman was appointed director of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater after Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky fired the theater's former director, Boris Mezdrich, on Sunday, citing his failure to comply with instructions, state news agency TASS reported at the time.


  13. Lynnfield Library Presents Opera Lecture SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Patch.com

    OPERA, THE FIRST BROADWAY: MADAMA BUTTERFLY BY PUCCINI Thursday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the Meeting House Brush up on your opera knowledge with this four part series led by lecturer John Tischio! Each week we'll focus on one opera and learn about the life and times of the composer, discuss the literary work on which the opera is based, and see snippets of the opera itself through video excerpts. All are welcome to attend; no registration is required.


  14. Russian theatre director fired over scene of crucifixion between woman's legsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Director of Yaroslavl Drama Theater Boris Mezdrich during the International Stanislavsky Awards Ceremony at the Pyotr Fomenko's Workshop theater in 2009. Photo: AFP Russia's culture ministry said it fired a theatre director for offending Orthodox believers with a radical staging of a Wagner opera, whose posters showed a crucifixion scene between a naked woman's legs.


  15. Island City Opera's Dazzling Production of Rossini's Il Signor BruschinoRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Alameda's Island City Opera, an offshoot of Virago Opera, recently offered a double-bill of one-act operas, Puccini's Il Tabarro and Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino. As a pairing, this was a bit of a mismatch.


  16. RECORDER: eight-year-old Holly Clunie who won the Blencathra CupRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

    OUTSTANDING: eleven-year-old Eloise Ozanne of Grange-over-Sands landed the Instrumental Bursary and Cumbria Crystal Loving Cup for promising solo instrumentalist. WINNERS: St James' Catholic Primary School Choir received the highest mark of 90 in the class for choirs up to and including school year six for an outstanding performance, and awarded the Forge Europa Shield and Bursary of A 100.


  17. Renee Fleming Talks Broadway's Living on Love: 'It's Been a Challenge'Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Today's New York Post Page Six shares comments from legendary opera star Rene Fleming, who will make her Broadway debut in LIVING ON LOVE on April 20th at the Longacre Theater. "It's a comedy, a farce, and I've become addicted to making people laugh," explains the performer.


  18. Swedish rock opera RichardRocks premieres in LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | IndieLondon

    ... will be brought vividly back to life later this year with the world premiere in London of a major new Swedish rock opera, RichardRocks . Featuring cutting edge lighting, sound design, video and computer animation, RichardRocks will run for a ...


  19. How people responded when Coca-Cola first came to FranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mashable

    In 1950, the Coca-Cola company decided the people of France were ready for the great taste of Coke. So it began a marketing campaign targeted to the country.


  20. Opinion: Losing our children to lure of drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NorthJersey.com

    WE JUST said goodbye to a 26-year-old neighbor, a kid I watched grow up from sandbox to carpool to high school rock band to opera singer to drugs. His name was Noah.