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Social networks: the French conductor Alain Altinoglu gives us his viewpoint ! -

Social networks: the French conductor Alain Altinoglu gives us his viewpoint ! - | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Alain Altinoglu, one of the most famous and wanted French conductor, gives his viewpoint on social network to Opera-digital.com
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In ‘Living on Love,’ Renée Fleming Moves Beyond Opera

In ‘Living on Love,’ Renée Fleming Moves Beyond Opera | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
The soprano Renée Fleming stars in her first role in a play in “Living on Love,” a new comedy about a theatrical couple handling hard times.
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Like Natalie Dessay in France, The US soprano Renée Fleming moves to comedy !

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In Denmark a opera singer interrupts a Parlement session

The Danish Parliament got in mess when a Danish opera singer started to sing !!

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Opera can be subversive :) !

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Met Director Peter Gelb Joins French Legion of Honor

Met Director Peter Gelb Joins French Legion of Honor | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, was honored by the French ambassador.
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Ben Heppner to Retire From Singing

Ben Heppner to Retire From Singing | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Mr. Heppner, the leading Wagnerian tenor of his generation, said that he is retiring from opera and concert singing.
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An incredible Wagnerian ! Bravo Tenor !

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Tenor Receives Richard Tucker Award

Tenor Receives Richard Tucker Award | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it

Michael Fabiano, a 29-year-old whose burnished tenor has made him one of the opera world’s most closely watched young singers, has won the $50,000 Richard Tucker Award.

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a much promising rising star to follow in the Tenor Galaxy !

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Verdi albums : is there a love story between Austria and Verdi ? - Opera Digital

Verdi albums : is there a love story between Austria and Verdi ? - Opera Digital | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Austria is a strange country!!! Classical music is everywhere in cities such as Vienna, Salzburg, Insbruck, Bregenz, etc... Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann are in the hits with their classical Verdi albums ! The idea that in Austria Opera singers can sell more CDs than Verdi albums Ladygaga or Justin Bieber is rejoicing ;) !
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Viva Verdi ! Austrians are not vindictive, isn't it ?! Viva la musica !

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Thomas Hampson Makes His Debut as Wozzeck

Thomas Hampson Makes His Debut as Wozzeck | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Thomas Hampson, sidelined for a while by bronchitis, made his debut in the title role of the Metropolitan Opera’s revival of “Wozzeck.”
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Reflection on my Master's Thesis - in short, opera companies are still struggling to relate culturally

Reflection on my Master's Thesis - in short, opera companies are still struggling to relate culturally | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
A year ago, I had only ever been an intern in opera. Now I am fully employed in opera, and even more terrifying, I'm partly responsible for my companies future.
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Vittorio Grigolo Performs Solo Recital at the Metropolitan Opera

Vittorio Grigolo Performs Solo Recital at the Metropolitan Opera | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Vittorio Grigolo sang expressively and with solid technique throughout the evening, although sometimes his melodramatic effects resulted in uneven phrasing.
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An Italian tenor to follow ! 

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Cleaning up at the Semperoper (Dresden)

Cleaning up at the Semperoper (Dresden) | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
They've just got rid of their incoming Intendant - next to go is 29 years of accumulated filth. No that's not a Christian Thielemann joke - the Semperoper Dresden have just begun the first major spring-cleaning operation since the renovated...
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Opera houses also need cleaning :) !

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Britten’s ‘Bunyan’: A Giant Returns to Stage

Britten’s ‘Bunyan’: A Giant Returns to Stage | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
The composer Benjamin Britten's operetta, a love letter to America, goes on tour in England.
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Musician Zoe Keating reveals iTunes, Spotify and YouTube payouts for 2013

Musician Zoe Keating reveals iTunes, Spotify and YouTube payouts for 2013 | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Cellist’s latest publicly-shared numbers reveal 92% of her income still comes from sales rather than streams. By Stuart Dredge
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 not easy to earn money from streaming services like #Spotify #deezer or #YouTube! Cellist Zoe Keating @zoecello reveals 92% of her income still comes from sales rather than streams !

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Owners & their pets step forward to star in the new production of la Boheme at The Regent Theatre

Owners & their pets step forward to star in the new production of la Boheme at The Regent Theatre | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Stoke Sentinel Owners and their pets step forward to star in opera show at The Regent Theatre Stoke Sentinel To enter your dog, simply send a photograph with your name, address and contact number as well as the breed, height, weight, age and name...
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After All the Arias, Opera Singers Look to the Stage and Screen

After All the Arias, Opera Singers Look to the Stage and Screen | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
It’s not unusual in the history of opera for a singer to gaze longingly at the wider world of performance, especially movies.
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Mariella Devia Returns to New York in ‘Roberto Devereux’

Mariella Devia Returns to New York in ‘Roberto Devereux’ | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Mariella Devia returned to New York for an Opera Orchestra of New York concert performance of “Roberto Devereux” at Carnegie Hall.
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In Spanish : Montserrat Caballé suspected of tax evasion...

In Spanish : Montserrat Caballé suspected of tax evasion... | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
La soprano eludió la liquidación de 500.000 euros del impuesto bajo la excusa de ser residente de Andorra
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Oups :( !

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Cecilia Bartoli Returns to Paris in Rossini’s ‘Otello’

Cecilia Bartoli Returns to Paris in Rossini’s ‘Otello’ | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
The mezzo-soprano’s strengths as an actress are especially vivid in the role of Desdemona.
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I was there on sundays and will remember this operatic evening for a long time !

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German choreographer Sasha Waltz takes on Wagner's Tannhäuser

German choreographer Sasha Waltz takes on Wagner's Tannhäuser | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it

Sasha Waltz is staging a new production of Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” at the Staatsoper Berlin.

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Musical or Opera? Stage Companies Are Drawing on Both Art Forms

Musical or Opera? Stage Companies Are Drawing on Both Art Forms | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Many works being staged at opera houses are considered hybrids of operas and musicals as box office intake sags and producers strive to lure bigger audiences.
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To target different audiences and generate synergies between these 'genres', it's a good point !

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Nine year-old Talent winner records 11 opera arias for rapid release

Nine year-old Talent winner records 11 opera arias for rapid release | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Amira Willighagen, phenomenal winner of Holland's Got Talent, has got a record deal. She announced it on breakfast radio. The broadcast includes an unauthorised Nessun Dorma dub-over duet with Luci...
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That won't be a Maria Callas recording but for a kid I confess It's pretty pretty good ! Will you buy it ?

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Gerard Mortier, Opera Visionary and Patron of New Work, Dies at 70

Gerard Mortier, Opera Visionary and Patron of New Work, Dies at 70 | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
His bold theatricality and updating of classical works marked his four-decade career as the leader of some of the world’s most important opera companies.
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The Met Conductor Fabio Luisi Seduced by Creating his Own Perfumes

The Met Conductor Fabio Luisi Seduced by Creating his Own Perfumes | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Fabio Luisi, principal conductor for the Metropolitan Opera in New York, is seduced by the magic of creating his own scents.
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notes and perfurme ! You can be a famous orchestra conductor and create you own perfumes ! 

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Century-old music mystery solved: Long-lost opera by Spanish composer Enrique Granados located

Century-old music mystery solved: Long-lost opera by Spanish composer Enrique Granados located | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
A graduate student stumbled upon a mystery that would haunt him for more than two decades: What happened to an unpublished opera written by Enrique Granados, one of Spain’s greatest composers, at the turn of the 20th century?
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Anna Netrebko in ‘Manon Lescaut,’ at the Rome Opera

Anna Netrebko in ‘Manon Lescaut,’ at the Rome Opera | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Anna Netrebko sings the title role in Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” during a run at the Rome Opera.
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Anna Netrebko in Puccini's Manon Lescaut with Riccardo Muti @OperaRoma ! Oh it will be good !

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An epic Figaro has died

An epic Figaro has died | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Nicolae Herlea, the Romanian baritone who sang Figaro in Rossini's Barber of Seville more than 550 times, has died aged 86. He performed in all major opera houses with the leading conductors of his...
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