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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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As Diva Is Cheered, Protester Climbs Onto Stage at the Met Opera

As Diva Is Cheered, Protester Climbs Onto Stage at the Met Opera | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
A man unfurled a sign criticizing the policies of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia as Anna Netrebko took her curtain call after performing the title role in Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” at the Metropolitan Opera.
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Politics & opera : a long story together 

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Austria unhappy over Anna Netrebko's so-called outreach to Donetsk - Tulsa World

Austria unhappy over Anna Netrebko's so-called outreach to Donetsk - Tulsa World | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
VIENNA (AP) — Opera star Anna Netrebko says she doesn't want to get involved in Ukraine's politics. But her appearance with a separatist spokesman is being interpreted as taking sides by the government of Austria, her adopted home.
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Opera and Politics again !

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Infographic of tweeter and facebook communities of major opera houses in the world - opera-digital.com

Infographic of tweeter and facebook communities of major opera houses in the world - opera-digital.com | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Opera houses in the world are not equal regarding social networks. The following infographics made on figures collected on 23 November 2014 will give you an interactive way to figure it out. You will be able to select your view (twitter or facebook) by clicking on the relevant radio button. Have fun !
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social networks and opera .... and the winners are :)   

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IN FR : D'après vous, quels sont les préjugés sur l'opéra?

Découvrez les artistes de la saison 2014-2015. Résidence d'artistes pour chanteurs et pianistes canadiens, l'Atelier lyrique est un véritable tremplin profes...
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encore bcp d'idée préconçues à combattre

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Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì in the Met’s ‘La Bohème'

Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì in the Met’s ‘La Bohème' | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
The rising soprano Sonya Yoncheva stepped into the role of Mimì in “La Bohème” at the Metropolitan Opera.
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Nice Boheme for Sonya Yoncheva !

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Digital opera artists invite you to Party Like It's 1699

Digital opera artists invite you to Party Like It's 1699 | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Baroque performance specialist Aleks Schurmer and animator Frances Adair McKenzie have put together a baroque-inspired event for the dome at the SAT.
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baroque indeed !

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Video: James Levine’s ‘Figaro’ Across Decades

Video: James Levine’s ‘Figaro’ Across Decades | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
James Levine’s 2,500th performance at the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday will the 77th time he has conducted “Le Nozze di Figaro” with the company. Here are scenes from 1985, 1998 and 2014.
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Well-done Maestro !

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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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Domingo to sing Puccini's 'Gianni Schicchi' to open Los Angeles Opera Season !

Domingo to sing Puccini's 'Gianni Schicchi' to open Los Angeles Opera Season ! | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
To open the season, Plácido Domingo will sing the title role in Puccini’s one-act opera “Gianni Schicchi” and then, after the intermission, move down to the orchestra pit to conduct Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci.”
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Incredible Domingo from stage to orchestra pit for 2015/16 season opening of Los Angeles Opera !

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The Best Classical Vocal Performances of 2014

The Best Classical Vocal Performances of 2014 | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
The best vocal performances of 2014 may have belonged to Mark Padmore, Javier Camarena, Anna Netrebko and Ted Hearne.
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bravissimi !

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‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ in New York : From the Met and LoftOpera

‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ in New York : From the Met and LoftOpera | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
New York has two productions of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”: one glossy, sweet and rich in laughs at the Met and one up close and intimate from LoftOpera.
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Rediscovering Maria Callas in High-Resolution Audio - Wall Street Journal

Rediscovering Maria Callas in High-Resolution Audio - Wall Street Journal | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Newly remastered Maria Callas albums—released in a 24-bit hi-res format—restore the legendary soprano’s legacy to its pre-CD grandeur.
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cecilia bartoli st petersburg : a new record ?

cecilia bartoli st petersburg : a new record  ? | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
Cecilia
The exceptionally talented mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has had critics raving and opera fans flocking to her concerts since she began her career in the mid-1980s.
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Nonclassical, the cutting edge new classical music label funded by Prokofiev's grandson expands to New York

Nonclassical, the cutting edge new classical music label funded by Prokofiev's grandson expands to New York | Opera singers and classical music musicians | Scoop.it
The Nonclassical recording label and concert series run by the composer Gabriel Prokofiev will present concerts in Brooklyn for the first time.
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classical music can be a family affair !

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Chloé Duval's curator insight, November 12, 2014 3:37 PM

Les labels et leur rôle crucial (encore) dans la diffusion de la musique classique ...

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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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