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Opera singer gets sinking feeling - Independent.ie

Opera singer gets sinking feeling - Independent.ie | OperaMania | Scoop.it
A Mozart opera performed at one of Austria's premier music festivals has made an unscheduled splash after a boat carrying three singers overturned and dumped them into a lake.
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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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AOP Receives Matching Kickstarter Donation For Abolitionist Music-Theater Festival

AOP Receives Matching Kickstarter Donation For Abolitionist Music-Theater Festival | OperaMania | Scoop.it
February 13, 2014 (New York, NY) AOP has received a dollar-to-dollar matching contribution from an anonymous donor during the last week of its Kickstarter campaign for Harriet Tubman: When I Crosse...
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Kentucky Opera to focus on rare works for new season

Kentucky Opera to focus on rare works for new season | OperaMania | Scoop.it
After many seasons of anchoring its seasons with classics — 'Carmen,' 'Tosca,' 'La Traviata' and 'The Magic Flute' to name a handful — the Kentucky Opera is taking a turn next season by performing rare works, masterworks that the company has not produced and new works that tell the story of American life.
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Local opera performers, fans looking forward to Super Bowl national anthem | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

Local opera performers, fans looking forward to Super Bowl national anthem | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota | OperaMania | Scoop.it
It’s a guarantee that the singer tapped to perform the national anthem at today’s Super Bowl XLVIII won’t ride into MetLife Stadium on a wrecking ball.
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The finest bassoonist in Europe has gone to his rest

The finest bassoonist in Europe has gone to his rest | OperaMania | Scoop.it
We have received news of the death of Brian Pollard, one of the first British players to win a principal seat in a world-ranked orchestra. Brian was principal bassoon in the Concertgebouworkest. Wh...
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Renata Scotto on Maria Callas: greater than all of us

Renata Scotto on Maria Callas: greater than all of us | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Ren­ata Scotto
“Listen to me, every­one speak about Cal­las. But I know Cal­las. I know Cal­las before she was Callas.
She was fat and she had this vociac­cia — you know what a vociac­cia is?
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Maria Callas - the Finesse of the French Interview

This video is a sublime journey into the lost art of the elegant interview - as only the French are able to portray. Here the guest is Maria Callas, arguably...
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Voices of Music to recreate a seventeenth-century Venetian Christmas Vespers

Voices of Music to recreate a seventeenth-century Venetian Christmas Vespers | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Next month Voices of Music will present the first concert of their seventh season. Entitled Venetian Vespers the program will recreate a Vespers service that ma
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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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L.A. Opera’s ‘Billy Budd’ is a family affair

L.A. Opera’s ‘Billy Budd’ is a family affair | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Although Benjamin Britten’s opera “Billy Budd” is undeniably a tragedy, there’s also an element of sweetness to the title character whose innocence leads to his demise. There’s another element of sweetness to Los Ang
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New York Philharmonic’s Archives Going Online

New York Philharmonic’s Archives Going Online | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The founding documents of the New York Philharmonic — back to its inaugural 1842-43 season — are now available online.
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Yusef Lateef, legendary Detroit jazz man, dies at age 93: 'An enormous spirit'

Legendary tenor saxophonist, oboist, flutist and composer Yusef Lateef, whose 75-year odyssey in music took him from the bebop clubs of Detroit to the fields of Africa, the world of classical music and the halls of academia as a tenured professor,...
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The National Endowment for the Arts Announces $25.8 Million in Grants for the First Round of FY 2014 Funding | NEA

The National Endowment for the Arts Announces $25.8 Million in Grants for the First Round of FY 2014 Funding | NEA | OperaMania | Scoop.it
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Wayne Brown returns home to be president, CEO of Michigan Opera Theatre

Wayne Brown returns home to be president, CEO of Michigan Opera Theatre | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The Michigan Opera Theatre today named Detroit native Wayne Brown as president and CEO. Brown succeeds MOT founder David DiChiera, who will become the artistic director of the organization he founded in 1971.
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Suf-Ga-Ni-Ya, Live Menorah Installation at Northeastern

A musical response to the past Menorah vandalism on our campus. Original idea and music arrangements by MATTI KOVLER SOLOISTS: BRETT LOEWENSTERN, MATTI KOVLE...

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