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Years After a Calamity, Rachel Barton Pine Prospers

Years After a Calamity, Rachel Barton Pine Prospers | Opera | Scoop.it
The violinist Rachel Barton Pine, known for her bravura technique and musical range, has overcome enormous hurdles since a 1995 accident.

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Impressive talent and inspiring spirit.

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OPERA NEWS - Aidan Lang Named as Next General Director of Seattle Opera

OPERA NEWS - Aidan Lang Named as Next General Director of Seattle Opera | Opera | Scoop.it
Aidan Lang Named as Seattle Opera General Director Designate

A idan Lang, who has served as general director of New Zealand Opera since 2006, has been tapped as the next general director of Seattle Opera, the company announced today.

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George Crabbe: The man behind Benjamin Britten

George Crabbe: The man behind Benjamin Britten | Opera | Scoop.it
Amid the centenary celebrations for Benjamin Britten, we should remember the poet George Crabbe, whose tale of a cruel Aldeburgh fisherman inspired Peter Grimes. By Blake Morrison

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Opera's ever-inquisitive Eric Owens is in high demand - Los Angeles Times

Opera's ever-inquisitive Eric Owens is in high demand - Los Angeles Times | Opera | Scoop.it

After all the rave reviews and attention that the Met's "Ring" has given him, Owens insists he's not a celebrity: "Yes, after the HD broadcast, people from different cities and countries started wanting my autograph, so that was different," he says. "It wasn't like I was famous then, but opera lovers took notice — so maybe I was opera-world famous. But those are very different things."


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Joseph Colaneri Named New Music Director for the Glimmerglass Festival

Joseph Colaneri Named New Music Director for the Glimmerglass Festival | Opera | Scoop.it
The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has appointed Joseph Colaneri as its Music Director, effective October 1, 2013.

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The Canadian Opera Company reports a decrease in sales | On Stage | Arts | National Post

The Canadian Opera Company reports a decrease in sales | On Stage | Arts | National Post | Opera | Scoop.it
Last season the company announced its net ticket revenue at $10.9-million. In the 2012-13 report this number is $9.9-million

 

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My sense is that there is a trend here and it has to do with the fatigue Toronto operagoers feel with grimly minimalistic and/or bizarrely anachronistic productions that have made the COC a European company in all but name. Fewer and fewer fans are willing to pay for the stark sets and ludicrous goings-on decreed by general director Alexander Neef and and his stable of guest postmodern superstars.


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The future of music: technology is amazing, but 'music's a human thing'

The future of music:  technology is amazing, but 'music's a human thing' | Opera | Scoop.it
Cellist and Twitter composer Peter Gregson tells Tom Lamont about the meeting ground between music and technology

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Review: The Washington National Opera’s ‘Approaching Ali’

Review: The Washington National Opera’s ‘Approaching Ali’ | Opera | Scoop.it
Talented young singers make the most of a musically thin new opera by D.J. Sparr at the Kennedy Center.

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