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Herbie Hancock, Lang Lang, John Axelrod, and the Accademia della Scala Get La Scala's Blood Pumping

Herbie Hancock, Lang Lang, John Axelrod, and the Accademia della Scala Get La Scala's Blood Pumping | OperaMania | Scoop.it
(Photo: Brescia e Amisano - Teatro alla Scala) OC made a wish two summers ago in her recap of a...
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Music Review: The Metropolitan Opera - Mozart: Le Nozza di Figaro - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Music Review: The Metropolitan Opera - Mozart: Le Nozza di Figaro - Seattle Post Intelligencer | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Music Review: The Metropolitan Opera - Mozart: Le Nozza di FigaroSeattle Post IntelligencerORG Let me be clear from the outset: I'm not really an "opera guy." I have an appreciation for classical music and the operatic art form, sure, but I...
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Montserrat Caballe "Ecco l'orrido campo" Un Ballo in Maschera

Montserrat Caballe "Ecco l'orrido campo" Un Ballo in Maschera

Bruno Bartoletti conductor. RAI di Roma.
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Shirley Verrett and Barry McCauley, Alceste Gluck.

Shirley Verrett and Barry McCauley, Alceste Gluck.

Rehearsal, prova, répétition.
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Pocket Sized Rigoletto? Scottish Opera at T In Park? What would ...

T In The Park is a music festival more at home with acts like Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, The Darkness (operatic in their own way I suppose) and Foo Fighters but this year Scottish Opera will "introduce" a little (literally) Verdi.
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Legal Aida

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Supreme Court Justice - and rabid opera fan - Ruth Bader Ginsburg was doubly honoured at Harvard University yesterday when part of the citation for her honorary degree was sung by fellow recipient Placido Domingo, to the tune of Celeste...
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Union Files Complaint To Stop NYC Opera Move Out Of Lincoln Center

Union Files Complaint To Stop NYC Opera Move Out Of Lincoln Center | OperaMania | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — A union has filed a federal complaint against the troubled New York City Opera, saying the company's plans to move out of Lincoln Center after 45 years undermines the labor rights of the singers, ...
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Washington National Opera Names Glimmerglass Chief as Artistic ...

Washington National Opera Names Glimmerglass Chief as Artistic ... | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The move heralds possible links between the institutions.
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Study: People Who Attend Cultural Events Are Less Stressed

"People who go to museums and concerts or create art or play an instrument are more satisfied with their lives, regardless of how educated or rich they are, according to a study.
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Irene Dalis gets back in the action - San Jose Mercury News

Irene Dalis gets back in the action - San Jose Mercury News | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Irene Dalis gets back in the actionSan Jose Mercury NewsOn Oct. 22, Irene Dalis was on her way to work at Opera San Jose, driving north on Interstate 880 in San Jose after a standing appointment with her hairdresser.
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Sacramento Opera's 2011-2012 season saved by donors - Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Opera's 2011-2012 season saved by donors - Sacramento Bee | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The Sacramento PressSacramento Opera's 2011-2012 season saved by donorsSacramento BeeThe Sacramento Opera announced Friday that it will present a 2011-12 season. Urgent pleas in the last two weeks secured $135164 from donors.
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Filipino baritone shines in German opera scene | VERA Files

Filipino baritone shines in German opera scene | VERA Files | OperaMania | Scoop.it
A FILIPINO baritone based in Berlin is now considered one of the world's most versatile interpreters of contemporary music in the German opera scene after appearing in an important segment of a contemporary opera by acclaimed composer ...
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Final Dress of SF Opera's Siegfried

* Notes * The final dress rehearsal of San Francisco Opera's Siegfried (Act I pictured left, photo by Cory Weaver) was last Thursday.
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Toscanini opera recordings: was - LISTSERV 15.5 - OPERA-L Archives

Toscanini opera recordings: was - LISTSERV 15.5 - OPERA-L Archives | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Among his many recordings that remain invaluable are his Ballo in Maschera, La Traviata, La Boheme (he did, after all, conduct the premiere and had a particularly close association with Puccini who greatly admired him, if he did show ...
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Correction: SF Opera's 2011 Ring Cycle Poster

The pictured poster in our May 26th story on Michael Schwab's Ring Cycle at San Francisco Opera was an early unreleased version. It has been updated to the correct one. Our apologies.
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Opera broadcasts build Latin American audiences - CBS News

Opera broadcasts build Latin American audiences - CBS News | OperaMania | Scoop.it
CBS NewsOpera broadcasts build Latin American audiencesCBS NewsThe first thing opera buff Perez did when he retired was take a bus to the US border and then a train to New York, where he saw a performance at the Metropolitan Opera, realizing one...
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SF Opera's 2011 Ring Cycle Poster

Graphic artist Michael Schwab has created a poster for San Francisco Opera's upcoming Ring Cycle.
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Terry Gilliam's ENO Faust comes to TV

Terry Gilliam's ENO Faust comes to TV | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Terry Gilliam's Nazi-tasting ENO production of The Damnation of Faust is to air on BBC4 this autumn. The director himself will introduce the work for TV. In recent years, opera on BBC TV has been the near-exclusive preserve of the...
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Royal Ballet Tries A Music Video To Hook New Audiences

"I'm not interested in doing the branded, tick-all-the-right-boxes films for the existing audience (who've probably already bought their tickets). Those people will only fill 10 to 20 percent of the capacity, if that!
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Jessye Norman – 101 Things I Love About You!

Jessye Norman – 101 Things I Love About You! | OperaMania | Scoop.it
by Christie Connolley
It is no secret that Jessye Norman is my idol!  As I have said before, but bares repeating when I grow up I want to be a synthesis of Jessye Norman, Oprah Winfrey and Gisele Bundchen!
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Houston Grand Opera Names New Leader

Patrick Summers will assume business management responsibilities as artistic and music director, and collaborate with COO Perryn Leech and chief advancement officer Greg Robertson in an attempt to continue and build HGO's international reputation.
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Berlin Philharmonic abandon Salzburg Easter Festival

Berlin Philharmonic abandon Salzburg Easter Festival | OperaMania | Scoop.it
After years of will-they, won't-they, the Berlin Philharmonic have finally decided to part company with the Salzburg Easter Festival. Next year's will be their last. From 2013 they set up camp in Baden Baden instead.
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Being Turned On By The Opera: Die Walküre, my mother, and Jonas Kaufmann

Being Turned On By The Opera: Die Walküre, my mother, and Jonas Kaufmann | OperaMania | Scoop.it
My mother, lord love her, has long regarded--and listened to--my opera obsession in more or less suffering bewilderment, or more or less bewildered suffering.
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