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  1. Music lovers fly long distance to hear Royal Opera singRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    Not everyone would fly 5,600 miles for an opera whose set consisted at times of two chairs and a cheap-looking table, but Johannesburg lawyer Emile Myburgh did it for Wagner's Tristan und Isolde at London's Royal Opera House - and he'll be back. For the US$2,000 or so Myburgh said he spent on the trip instead of buying a new iPhone and iPad, he heard Swedish soprano Nina Stemme, the world's leading Isolde, and US tenor Stephen Gould in a spare but overwhelming production of Wagner's paean to doomed love that sold out every night, commanding top prices and earning five-star reviews.

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  2. Freuda s goal: Keep Chicagoa s Lyric Opera relevantRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    When Anthony Freud was 14, his favorite pastime was going to the opera in London and then, on the train ride home to Wimbledon where he lived with his parents, "dreaming about how I could do it better when I ran a company of my own some day." He's gotten his chance, not once but three times: first in Wales, then in Houston and now in Chicago, where he has been general director of the Lyric Opera since 2011.

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  3. A sign of hope; Christmas tree illuminates St. Peter's SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

    ... man is never alone on his journey, but is always accompanied by the Lord. The scene, entitled "The Nativity scene in Opera," contains figures that were donated by the "Verona for the Arena" foundation, and draw their inspiration from famous opera ...

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  4. Mr Turner: The unvarnished truthRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... he has turned his attention to Londoners of the past: 1999's Topsy Turvy focused on the relationship between the comic opera collaborators Gilbert and Sullivan; in 2004, Vera Drake told the story of an illegal abortionist in working-class London in ...

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  5. Opera in the Heights will scale back productionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Houston Chronicle

    Katie Dixon, left center in rear, plays Gretel and Hilary Ginther is Hansel in Opera in the Heights' production of Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel." Jessica Jones plays Lucia and Anthony Webb is Edgardo in Opera in the Heights' staging of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor."

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  6. Vatican lit up by Christmas hope and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangkok Post

    The Christmas lights went on at the Vatican Friday, sending out what Pope Francis described as a message of "light, hope and love" at the end of an extraordinary year for the Catholic Church. A guard stands near the crib and a Christmas fir tree in St Peter's Square after being illuminated during the unveiling ceremony on December 19, 2014 at the Vatican As the fairy lights sparkled into life on the 25-metre fir tree on St Peter's square, there was also an early unveiling of a giant nativity scene inspired by an Italian opera.

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  7. Anthony Freud's goal: Keep Chicago's Lyric Opera relevantRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    When Anthony Freud was 14, his favorite pastime was going to the opera in London and then, on the train ride home to Wimbledon where he lived with his parents, "dreaming about how I could do it better when I ran a company of my own some day." He's gotten his chance, not once, but three times: first in Wales, then in Houston and now in Chicago, where he has been general director of the Lyric Opera since 2011.

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  8. Opera lovers fly long distance to hear Royal Opera...Read the original story

    Yesterday | Rock102online.com

    Not everyone would fly 5,600 miles for an opera whose set consisted at times of two chairs and a cheap-looking table, but Johannesburg lawyer Emile Myburgh did it for Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" at London's Royal Opera House -- and he'll be back. For the $2,000 or so Myburgh said he spent on the trip instead of buying a new iPhone and iPad, he heard Swedish soprano Nina Stemme, the world's leading Isolde, and American tenor Stephen Gould in a spare but overwhelming production of Wagner's paean to doomed love that sold out every night, commanding top prices and earning five-star reviews.

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  9. 'Mr. Turner': The protagonist is only a caricatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Christian Science Monitor

    The great British painter J.M.W. Turner was by most biographical accounts a rather colorless man, but his canvases are as fully alive as any artist's who ever lived. Mike Leigh , the writer-director of "Mr. Turner," has set himself a double task: He wants to give us a Turner who can take his place in the great gallery of British eccentrics, and he seeks to duplicate the heightened lyricism of Turner's paintings.

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  10. Thomas Hampson Coming to Carnegie Hall with Pianist Wolfram RiegerRead the original story

    Yesterday | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... starting in April 2015. American baritone Thomas Hampson has performed in the world's most important concert halls and opera houses with many renowned singers, pianists, conductors, and orchestras. One of the most respected, innovative, and ...

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  11. As The Sage Gateshead parties on, we look back at 10 great yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chronicle Live

    ... style for the 3 Bandstand fund-raiser in 2006 in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. 3. The premiere in 2008 of Skellig, the opera based on the hit children's book by award-winning local author David Almond. It opened up a whole new chapter for the story a ...

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  12. Familar faces fly into the tale of NeverlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Eastern Daily Press

    ... having trained in Vocal Performance with the Trinity Laban Conservatoire through a mentor scheme at English National Opera. Previous musical roles have included Phyllis in Iolanthe and Melissa in Princess Ida with the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera ...

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  13. Russian composers topic of January Bay-Atlantic Symphony music lecture seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2012 | The Gloucester County Times

    Learn about the Russian "Mighty Handful" - composers who dominated Russian classical music in the late 19th century and helped to shape that country's nationalist musical voice - at the January installment of music lectures by Paul M. Somers given in four counties. These monthly lectures are sponsored by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony.

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  14. Promising young soprano Alexandra Law performs charity concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Keighleynews.co.uk

    ... By Jury, The Gondoliers and The Merry Widow, all as part of the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festivals at Buxton Opera House and Harrogate Royal Hall. This month she is playing the role of Sylvaine in the Royal Northern College of Music's ...

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  15. Rossini's Barber comes to big screenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    THE next opera film from the New York Metropolitan Opera to be screened at Cinema Nouveau is Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Michelle Mariotti conducts Rossini's classic comedy with its instantly recog-nisable melodies.

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  16. Today in HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Record

    ... by insurgents. Time magazine named President George W. Bush its Person of the Year for the second time. Opera singer Renata Tebaldi died in San Marino at age 82. Five years ago: A U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen ended with a nonbinding accord ...

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  17. Theater events: Light Opera Works updates 'Widow'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Daily Herald

    Stacey Tappan stars as Hanna Glawari in Light Opera Works' production of the Franz Lehar opera "The Merry Widow." Reprising the role she played in LOW's 2005 revival, Tappan stars opposite Larry Adams, who plays Hanna's former lover Count Danilo in Gregg Opelka and Jack Helbig's adaptation of Victor Leon and Leo Stein's original German libretto.

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  18. Redlands Opera Theatre presents a H.M.S. Pinaforea to sold-out audiencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Redlands Daily Facts

    Redlands Opera Theatre played to sold-out audiences when it presented Gilbert and Sullivan's “H.M.S. Pinafore” Nov. 15 and 16 in John Knox Hall of First Presbyterian Church of Redlands. The cast, featuring returning singers and newcomers, included Jonathan Briggs as Sir Joseph, Scott Zeimann as Captain Corcoran, Andrew Bennett as Ralph Rackstraw, Christa Stevens as Josephine, Aumna Iqbal as Little Buttercup, Philip Luther Nash as Dick Deadeye, Brian Jensen as Bill Bobstay and Marion Evans as Cousin Hebe.

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  19. Cotuit Center for the Arts is primed for a new seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Barnstable Patriot

    ... vein." The center will also present over 75 concerts and special musical events ranging from pop and rock to R&B and opera. Vocalists Anthony Teixiera, Cerise Bynoe, Sarah Swain and Emily Wade Adams will team up for a new revue, "Tony Bennett ...

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  20. Florentine Opera's gala has a Gilbert and Sullivan touchRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    What more fitting place for the production of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Trial by Jury," but in a real courtroom. And not just any courtroom, but one in the magnificent Federal Building in downtown Milwaukee.

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