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Licia Albanese: An Opera Diva Hits 100 : NPR

Licia Albanese: An Opera Diva Hits 100 : NPR | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The beloved star of the Metropolitan Opera is revered for her portrayals of Puccini heroines, especially Madama Butterfly. Her service to opera includes creating the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, which supports emerging singers.
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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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Opera Singer Turned Neuroscientist Uses Music as Medicine for Dementia, Autism, and More

Opera Singer Turned Neuroscientist Uses Music as Medicine for Dementia, Autism, and More | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Listening to the right music can benefit the brain. (Page 1)
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A Veteran Opera Singer’s Biggest Challenge

A Veteran Opera Singer’s Biggest Challenge | OperaMania | Scoop.it
After performing more than 20 roles with the Metropolitan Opera since her 1991 debut, American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham is facing what she calls her toughest musical challenge yet.
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6 reasons why family-owned businesses are smoking the competition

6 reasons why family-owned businesses are smoking the competition | OperaMania | Scoop.it
"It's good business to keep it all in the family."
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Composer Matti Kovler realizes dream of reviving fairy-tale opera in Boston - The Boston Globe

Composer Matti Kovler realizes dream of reviving fairy-tale opera in Boston - The Boston Globe | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Composer Matti Kovler, the first composer-in-residence at Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, revives a whimsical fairy-tale opera he wrote as a high schooler in Israel.
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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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New York Philharmonic Taps Jaap van Zweden as Its Next Maestro

New York Philharmonic Taps Jaap van Zweden as Its Next Maestro | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The appointment of Mr. van Zweden ends nearly a year of speculation about who would succeed Alan Gilbert as music director when he steps down next year.
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In garage opera, lovers of an old art form seek a fresh twist

In garage opera, lovers of an old art form seek a fresh twist | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Saturday's was the first of four garage opera performances by Madison's Fresco Opera Theatre.
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Opera world pays tribute to Germanwings crash victims Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak

Opera world pays tribute to Germanwings crash victims Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Bryjak’s beautiful bronzed tone and Radner’s rich, deep and true contralto will be missed on the stages of Europe
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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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