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  1. BWW Reviews: Trout En Fin! Presented Youthful Works By Great ComposersRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... a married woman shoots himself on Christmas Eve, was blamed for triggering a rash of copycat suicides in Germany. Massenet wrote an opera based on the story. For Brahms, the tale was particularly close to his own experience and fortunately he picked ...

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  2. Opera workshop performs to prepare for the springRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Bulletin

    ... Opera also featured a scene from Mozart's The Magic Flute, Gian Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid and the Theif, Jules Massenet's Manon, and Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, a Japanese inspired opera featuring all seven performers. "I thought they were ...

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  3. New World Symphony's 'Pulse' combines music and art at upcoming eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 2 | Examiner.com

    ... Fellows. Bullock, the winner of the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, has performed the title role in Massenet's "Cendrillon" with the Juilliard Opera, She has also toured South America as Pamina in Peter Brook's award-winning "A Magic ...

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  4. Peabody Opera Theatre captures the charm of 'Cendrillon'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | The Baltimore Sun

    Wenhui Xu,left, as the Fairy Godmother, and Rebecca Elizabeth Wood as a sleeping Cendrillon, in the Peabody Opera Theatre production of "Cendrillon" Wenhui Xu,left, as the Fairy Godmother, and Rebecca Elizabeth Wood as a sleeping Cendrillon, in the Peabody Opera Theatre production of "Cendrillon" Wenhui Xu,left, as the Fairy Godmother, and Rebecca Elizabeth Wood as a sleeping Cendrillon, in the Peabody Opera Theatre production of "Cendrillon" When it comes to evaluating pure enchantment in opera, Humperdinck's "Hansel und Gretel" would probably top most lists. If more companies would give Massenet's "Cendrillon" its due, this exquisite treatment of the Cinderella tale would give those lost kids and wicked witch a run for their money.

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  5. Opera San Jose takes on Rossini's 'The Italian Girl in Algiers' for the first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | The Campbell Reporter

    ... "Mezzos have the standard seductress roles," explains Chavez, citing the examples of Bizet's "Carmen," Charlotte in Massenet's "Werther" and Dalila in "Samson and Delilah" by Saint-Saens. In "Algiers," she says, "It's funny because some of the other ...

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  6. Sondra Radvanovsky triumphs in dynamic recitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 | Los Angeles Times

    ... triumphed for an adoring audience. She sang a challenging program of arias and songs by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Massenet, Duparc, Copland, and yes, of course, Verdi, the composer she has become most identified with because of her commanding ...

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  7. Better late than never, Maghan McPhee makes a CDRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 | Canada.com

    ... people could listen to and not get tired of. Not a bad plan for a debut disc. She has a particular fondness for the Massenet songs on the disc. McPhee is always looking for something unique and Massenet fit the bill. Even though the songs are ...

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  8. Joseph Rouleau: "Sings French Opera"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Opera News

    ... de Perth ) does a performance within a performance. Perhaps most striking of all is Brother Boniface's scene from Massenet's Jongleur de Notre-Dame . Rouleau is direct, impassioned and - the word comes to mind throughout the recital - specific. The ...

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  9. Change of Aria CodeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... might take that "Lyric" in the name to mean this company restricts itself to small-scale stagings of Gounod and Massenet is a bigger issue than it was when you could count the skyscrapers Downtown on one hand. What the organization wanted was a name ...

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  10. New World Symphony's 'Pulse' combines music and art at upcoming eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 2 | Examiner.com

    ... Fellows. Bullock, the winner of the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, has performed the title role in Massenet's "Cendrillon" with the Juilliard Opera, She has also toured South America as Pamina in Peter Brook's award-winning "A Magic ...

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  11. Fall madly in love with Mobile Opera's 'Werther'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Alabama Live

    ... at The Larkins Music Center, located at 257 Dauphin Street. MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile Opera's production of Jules Massenet's tragic opera "Werther" is a moody masterpiece speckled with brilliant moments of comic relief. At the dress rehearsal on ...

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  12. 2014 Wexford Festival Opera Festival Kicks Off TodayRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... will sing the role of Hrodias. Nora impressed audiences and critics alike last year in her performances in the Massenet double bill, in which she sang two widely contrasting roles in the same evening, demonstrating her versatility and talent. ...

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  13. The Tucker TraditionRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Opera News

    ... high gear: Angela Meade, the 2011 winner of the Tucker Award, electrified the audience with "Esprits de l'air" from Massenet's Esclarmonde , backed up by mezzo Jennifer Johnson Cano. Meade sang with tonal beauty, splendid rhythmic elasticity and ...

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  14. Coming to Muscat: A love tale for all timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Times of Oman

    ... with it, since his previous opera was a failure, and there was already a French version of Manon Lescaut by Jules Massenet, Brignoli explained. "It was very courageous of him, and hard. We hear this struggle in the music because Puccini wanted to ...

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  15. Mobile Opera Presents: WertherRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | WALA

    In October, the lavishly sensual music of Massenet sets Goethe's dramatic story in the opera, Werther, seen for the first time on Mobile Opera's stage. Massenet completed Werther in 1887, but the story was too serious for the Paris scene of the time and so was rejected by the Opera-Comique in Paris.

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  16. Nora Sourouzian - New MusicRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 | Groong

    ... I hear her? After triumphantly assuming two contrasting title-roles in "the crazy challenge" of a double bill of Massenet's Thérèse and La Navarraise in 2013, she returns to Wexford this month to sing Herodias in Mariotte's Salomé - ...

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  17. Mobile Opera makes a mad, poetic and passionate love story singRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Alabama Live

    ... That's how strong Goethe's influence was on society at the time." About 120 years later, the French composer Jules Massenet wrote an opera based on the book. By then, Anderson said, the copycat Werther craze had ended. Mobile Opera will present ...

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  18. Buenos Aires revives tradition of zarzuelaRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | Buenos Aires Herald

    ... distinguished from such genres as the Singspiel (such as Mozart's The Magic Flute) or the opra-comique (such as Massenet's Manon), but generally such pieces have some dramatic elements that approach them to operas that are sung throughout. Operas as ...

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  19. Review: Cortez gives maestro a send-off as SouthWest concerts beginRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Cortez Journal News

    ... Saint-Saens in a Spanish style, and the famous “Meditation” from the opera Thais by Frenchman Jules Massenet. Rathnam, a flamboyant showman and technical wizard endeared himself to the Cortez audience last year when he performed a ...

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  20. Review A joyous farewell Cortez audience gives maestro Post a rousing ...Read the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Cortez Journal News

    ... Saint-Saens in a Spanish style, and the famous “Meditation” from the opera Thais by Frenchman Jules Massenet. Rathnam, a flamboyant showman and technical wizard endeared himself to the Cortez audience last year when he performed a ...

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