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  1. Clarice Carson: Opera singer had powerful voice befitting her personalityRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | The Globe and Mail

    Canadian soprano Clarice Carson sang 63 performances with the Metropolitan Opera in New York during the 1960s and '70s, including at least one that featured a maelstrom of uncertainty, if not high comedy. One of her most successful roles at the Met was that of Musetta in Puccini's La bohA me.

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  2. Outdoor performance features N.C. SymphonyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Violinists Brian Reagin, the concertmaster for the N.C. Symphony, right, and Rebekah Binford, the assistant concertmaster, perform during one of the ensemble's previous concerts in Tarboro. The symphony returns June 4 for a performance on the Tarboro Town Common.

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  3. MINTY: - A Night Of Passion' in Surrey for new-look opera companyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Now Newspaper

    Surrey's Debra DaVaughn and Christopher Simmons will sing during a gala fundraiser and silent auction to benefit the Young People's Opera Society of BC, on June 6 at Surrey Arts Centre. Surrey's Debra DaVaughn and Christopher Simmons will sing during a gala fundraiser and silent auction to benefit the Young People's Opera Society of BC, on June 6 at Surrey Arts Centre.

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  4. Israeli maestro's new revolutionary pianoRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    Israeli-Argentinian maestro Daniel Barenboim on Tuesday revealed he would spend less time wielding the conductor's baton and more time at the keyboard as he unveiled a new piano in London. The 72-year-old currently heads Berlin's flagship opera house, the State Opera, and had been mooted as a candidate for the prestigious chief conductor position at the Berlin Philharmonic , taking over from the departing Simon Rattle.

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  5. Notes on MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | University City Review

    ... 2012 Delius Intl. Composition Prize. 611 Spring Garden St. 215-627-2332 or info@germansociety.org * Delaware Valley Opera offers a preview of their upcoming 2015 Summer Opera Festival on May 31 at 3 p.m., honoring DVOC founder and stage director ...

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  6. Saddle up for Broomfield Symphony Orchestra's finaleRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Broomfield Enterprise

    ... celebrates the American West, and each selection sounds 'western' on its own, independent of the movie, ballet or opera for which it was originally composed," stated BSO music director David Brussel. Aaron Copland, born in Brooklyn, manages to evoke ...

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  7. Greed in the age of biotechRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Mountain View Voice

    With its champagne appetite on a beer budget, Palo Alto's ever-surprising West Bay Opera now takes a mid-19th century war-horse and launches it deep into the 21st century. Last weekend, the company opened its production of "Faust" at Lucie Stern Theatre.

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  8. Jason C. Tramm to Conduct Manhattan Vocal Productions' 'Les ...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Guest Conductor Jason C. Tramm leads Jacques Offenbach 's mercurial opr a fan tastique "Les Contes d' Hoffmann" with libretto by Jules Barbier , this Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening in Manhattan Vocal Production's fully staged presentation of the French masterwork. In this unique production, now in its second and final week of performance, the opera will feature the rarely heard violin aria in the Antonia Act.

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  9. Prescot Festival: Nostalgic Opening Weekend ApproachesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | AboutKnowsley.com

    The 10-day programme opens on Friday 19 June with the Bentley Operatic Society singing songs from the shows of Gilbert and Sullivan-a staple of light entertainment on stage, screen and TV for over a century. The afternoon of Sunday 21 June sees Dave Nicholas make a return visit for a recital packed full of memorable melodies of yesteryear.

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  10. Classical music concerts to look out for in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    True opera fans would probably know this name - Jonas Kaufmann. With his dashingly handsome looks, exceptional vocal powers and impressive acting skills, Kaufmann is the undoubtable superstar of opera right now.

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  11. 11th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts Highlights includeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | AboutKnowsley.com

    The festival opens in spectacular style with a return visit from our old friends, featuring highlights from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Prescot Festival Chorus perform Karl Jenkins' incredibly popular The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, conducted by James Luxton with Peter Kwater .

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  12. Pirates of Penzance opens May 29Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Whidbey News-Times

    "It's a pretty short drive down here from my house," said Wohl, founder of Skagit Opera. "Sometimes, it only takes 25 minutes and it's probably the most beautiful drive anywhere.

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  13. Maestro Barenboim to spend less time wielding batonRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    London---Israeli-Argentinian maestro Daniel Barenboim on Tuesday revealed he would spend less time wielding the conductor's baton and more time at the keyboard as he unveiled a new piano in London. The 72-year-old currently heads Berlin's flagship opera house, the State Opera, and had been mooted as a candidate for the prestigious chief conductor position at the Berlin Philharmonic , taking over from the departing Simon Rattle.

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  14. Mika's back with more perfectly crafted popRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    ... the same. His 2007 breakout single, Grace Kelly , capitalised on his impressive three-octave range - he trained as an opera singer - while also speaking about identity crises and circumventing stuffy music conventions. Allegedly, Mika wrote the song ...

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  15. Police recover stolen pirate costumes so the show can go onRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Oregonian

    Members of the nonprofit Journey Theatre Arts Group were heartbroken Monday evening when they discovered burglars had stolen two costumes for their upcoming student-musical production at the old Oregon City High School . But soon, they learned that two young suspects had been caught early Monday morning after a silent alarm alerted police.

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  16. Perth Festival review: Courtney Pine & Zoe Tahman at Perth Concert HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Sunday Herald

    Chamber music, already a staple year round at Perth Concert Hall, need not always be classical in form and this superb Perth Festival gig by festival favourite Courtney Pine proved the point. The duo on his new Song album pairs his bass clarinet with the piano of Zoe Rahman, who will be appearing in her own right at Glasgow Jazz Festival at the end of next month.

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  17. Beware of Tenors Bearing High Notes: Bryan Hymel in Les TroyensRead the original story

    Tuesday | SF Classical Voice

    French grand opera makes great demands on singers, with performances clocking in at times that rival Wagner and orchestras crowding the pit. New Orleans native, Bryan Hymel will continue to embrace that repertoire in performances of epic works like Les Troyens in San Francisco next month and Les Damnation de Faust in Paris this coming December.

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  18. International Izmir Festival opensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    The 29th International A zmir Festival started on May 26 with a concert by the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra, founded by Italian maestro Riccardo Muti, who has been decorated with the greatest honorary medals of many countries. The festival, organized by the A zmir Foundation for Culture, Arts and Education, presents a wide spectrum of classical, traditional and contemporary works in music, ballet, theater and opera, including both international and national performances.

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  19. San Francisco Girls Chorus prepares a modernist program to close its seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Examiner.com

    ... "Hold my own." Bielawa's music will also be included with the performance of the "Opening: Forest" section from her opera Vireo . Kihlstedt will also perform violin for two other pieces on the program, Einojuhani Rautavaara's "Viatonten Valsi" and ...

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  20. Opera Theatre Company's production of 'Rigoletto' features dramatic stage setRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Examiner.com

    Rigoletto proved to be a most entertaining evening, utterly dispelling the notion that opera is in any way 'old-fashioned' with a highly dramatic and innovative set. Having just arrived back from Tuscany and beset by pasta-prosecco withdrawal symptoms, I was keen to attend the Opera Theatre Company 's production of Giuseppe Verdi's ' Rigoletto ,' at An Grianan theatre Donegal last night.

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