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‘A History of Opera,’ by Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker

‘A History of Opera,’ by Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker have written an insightful and readable history of opera, but their book pays scant attention to contemporary works.
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Voix des Arts: A Voice for the Performing Arts throughout the World: CD REVIEW: Darius Milhaud – L’ORESTIE D’ESCHYLE (L. Phillips, D. Kempson, S. Outlaw, S. Delphis, B. Rae, T. Mumford, J. Lane, J....

Voix des Arts: A Voice for the Performing Arts throughout the World: CD REVIEW: Darius Milhaud – L’ORESTIE D’ESCHYLE (L. Phillips, D. Kempson, S. Outlaw, S. Delphis, B. Rae, T. Mumford, J. Lane, J.... | OperaMania | Scoop.it
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A tribute to Irving Guttman, the father of Western Canadian opera | Toronto Star

A tribute to Irving Guttman, the father of Western Canadian opera | Toronto Star | OperaMania | Scoop.it
As director of the Vancouver Opera, and later the Edmonton and Manitoba operas, Guttman had a remarkable ear for vocal talent
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Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Enjoy an evening of art and activities celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.
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Impresario Irene Dalis of Opera San José dies at 89

Impresario Irene Dalis of Opera San José dies at 89 | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Irene Dalis, the San Jose native who established a starry international career as an operatic mezzo-soprano before returning to found and run Opera San José for 30 years, died Sunday in San Jose after a brief illness. Larry Hancock, her longtime collaborator who succeeded her at the company's helm in June, confirmed her death. For the young singers in her charge, she was a nurturing but strict mentor; her co-workers and members of the company’s board soon learned that she rarely took no for an
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Met Deficit Way Up, S.F. Opera Looks Good : San Francisco Classical Voice

Met Deficit Way Up, S.F. Opera Looks Good : San Francisco Classical Voice | OperaMania | Scoop.it
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Purchase of Manhattan (Concert Opera)

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Lenape Center proudly hosts the world premiere of the Purchase of Manhattan concert opera at Marble Collegiate Church, with the support of the Collegiate Churches of New York and Intersections International.

Was the island’s price tag really $24 worth of beads? Commissioned by the Lenape Center, Purchase of Manhattan sings-to-life the drama surrounding New York City’s beginning from the perspective of the Lenape, Manhattan's first native peoples.
Purchase of Manhattan is exquisitely scored b
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Classical Net Review - Milhaud - The Oresteia of Aeschylus

Classical Net Review - Milhaud - The Oresteia of Aeschylus | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The Classical Net web site offers a comprehensive collection of information and news on classical music subjects including articles and CD reviews, composers and their music, the basic repertoire, recommended recordings and a CD buying guide. The site now features over 9000 files of information including thousands of CD, Book, Concert, DVD and Blu-ray reviews and more than 5500 links to other classical music sites.
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Clocked In … Or Locked Out at the Metropolitan Opera : San Francisco Classical Voice

Clocked In … Or Locked Out at the Metropolitan Opera : San Francisco Classical Voice | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Opera is headed for a lockout, according to its general manager, Peter Gelb. The employees are demoralized and surprised by this prospect, but bewilderment is something they’re familiar with from the Gelb regime.
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Drama At The San Diego Opera Enters Second Act

Drama At The San Diego Opera Enters Second Act | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Directors of the San Diego Opera meet today to re-examine their vote to shutter the venerable arts institution. Some board members say they didn't have all the information they needed, including an...
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LA Times - A stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera's senseless, premature death

LA Times - A stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera's senseless, premature death | OperaMania | Scoop.it
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In his lifetime, C.P.E. Bach was more famous than his father, Johann Sebastian Bach. His music continued to influence composers for generations to follow.
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Jessye NormanMark Markham

Jessye NormanMark Markham | OperaMania | Scoop.it
In a special program of classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook, Jessye Norman mesmerizes audiences in a recital of songs by Arlen, Bernstein, Gershwin, Kern and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, and others.
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Russian Opera Diva Obraztsova Dies at 75

Russia's famed mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova, who has performed at the world's top opera houses, died Monday at age 75. Obraztsova's cultural foundation said in a statement that she died of cardiac arrest at a clinic in Germany, but didn't provide further details. Born in Leningrad,...
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Rodin et son éternelle idole - Boris Eifman - l'Artichaut

Rodin et son éternelle idole - Boris Eifman - l'Artichaut | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Si Boris Eifman a pour habitude d’inspirer ses œuvres de la littérature russe, pour son dernier ballet, c’est à une passion française que le chorégraphe russe rend hommage. Ainsi, les 13 et 14 décembre dernier, …
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Ten Notable Performances and Recordings of 2014

Ten Notable Performances and Recordings of 2014 | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Contemporary music in the classical world is making headway, ever so gradually.
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The Sale of Manhattan, Retold From a Native American Viewpoint

The Sale of Manhattan, Retold From a Native American Viewpoint | OperaMania | Scoop.it
“Purchase of Manhattan,” a one-night-only concert opera, treats the deal for the island, arranged by the Dutch official Peter Minuit, as perhaps not outright theft, but a taking.
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Naxos releases a major Milhaud project from the University of Michigan

Naxos releases a major Milhaud project from the University of Michigan | OperaMania | Scoop.it
At the beginning of September, Naxos released the world premiere recording of L’Orestie d’Eschyle (the Oresteia of Aeschylus), composed by Darius Milhaud betwee
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Old First Presbyterian Church hosts stunning full-length opera from Yefim Maizel

Old First Presbyterian Church hosts stunning full-length opera from Yefim Maizel | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Last night Yefim Maizel, Artistic Director of the Opera Academy of California (OAC), returned to Old First Presbyterian Church. Over the past summers OAC has us
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Pablo Heras-Casado Conducts the New York Philharmonic

Pablo Heras-Casado Conducts the New York Philharmonic | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado led the New York Philharmonic in a program of mid-20th-century masterworks by Britten, Bartók and Shostakovich.
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Gerard Mortier, Opera Visionary, Dies at 70

Gerard Mortier, Opera Visionary, Dies at 70 | OperaMania | 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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