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Hahn-Bin's Counter Culture goes Mainstream

Hahn-Bin's Counter Culture goes Mainstream | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Here's fierce Korean violinist Hahn-Bin's segment on MSNBC. Gimmick or what?
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Jussi Bjorling "Cielo e mar" La Gioconda Live 1951

Jussi Bjorling "Cielo e mar" La Gioconda Live 1951 Live broadcast, 1951 From: Onegin65 Views: 79 8 ratings Time: 05:27 More in Music...
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Die Walküre at The Metropolitan Opera

Die Walküre at The Metropolitan Opera | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Tonight opens Wagner's Die Walküre at The Metropolitan Opera in Robert Lepage’s sold-out second installment/production of Der Ring des Nibelungen....
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meet Amy J. Payne, young British mezzo

meet Amy J. Payne, young British mezzo | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Amy J. Payne is a vivacious British mezzo-soprano who is amassing an interesting collection: glittering reviews. She’s being singled out for her performances, as in the comic opera Spinalba: “Particularly successful in both facets was Amy J.
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Happy Birthday: Fiorenza Cossotto

Happy Birthday: Fiorenza Cossotto | OperaMania | Scoop.it
"Nel giardin del bello" Don Carlo Fiorenza Cossotto is an Italian mezzo soprano. She is considered by many to be one of the great mezzo-sopranos of the 20th century.
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Maurizio Pollini gets Royal Wedding fever

Maurizio Pollini gets Royal Wedding fever | OperaMania | Scoop.it
With Gheorghiu-like prescience, Maurizio Pollini has cancelled his 29 April Royal Festival Hall recital due to "a virulent strain of flu".
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Renée Fleming Sings For the People of Japan

Renée Fleming Sings For the People of Japan | OperaMania | Scoop.it
"For the People of Japan is a YouTube channel created by cellist Yo-Yo Ma to give space for a cultural response to the recent natural disasters and resulting nuclear crisis in Japan.
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Things to do: S.F. Opera seeks extras for Ring cycle productions - Sacramento Bee

Things to do: S.F. Opera seeks extras for Ring cycle productions - Sacramento Bee | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Things to do: S.F. Opera seeks extras for Ring cycle productionsSacramento BeeThat happening is the San Francisco Opera's much awaited Ring Cycle, and it is seeking to cast extras for that operatic juggernaut.
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Casting Change for SF Opera's Siegfried

Casting Change for SF Opera's Siegfried | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Jay Hunter Morris will sing the title role of Siegfried at San Francisco Opera this Summer. He replaces Ian Storey, who is still to sing the role of Siegfried in Götterdämmerung. Storey has been recovering from illness over recent months.
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After Three Decades, Lucinda Childs's Dance Is An Unlikely Hit

"Some years ago this repetitive, mesmerizing but severe work was big in France, welcome territory for other cerebral experimentalists such as Merce Cunningham … but here?
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Ileana Cotrubas "Donde lieta usci" La Boheme

Ileana Cotrubas "Donde lieta usci" La Boheme

Teatro alla Scala. Carlos Kleiber conductor.
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Wozzeck at the Met

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The Unbiased Opinionator's account of the last performance of Wozzeck this season at the Metropolitan Opera.
* Notes * The musical and emotional journey that is Wozzeck is not an easy one.
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Nicolai Gedda "Je crois entendre encore" Les pecheurs de perles

Nicolai Gedda "Je crois entendre encore" Les pecheurs de perles Studio Recording, 1953 From: Onegin65 Views: 69 8 ratings Time: 03:34 More in Music...
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Deborah Voigt Reveals Differences Between Theater & Opera

Deborah Voigt Reveals Differences Between Theater & Opera | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Voigt as Brünnhilde (Photo: Brigitte Lacombe)"One of Debbie’s close friends is Jack Doulin, a casting agent who Debbie met through his work with New York Theater Workshop.
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Hvorostovsky & Bastianini as Rigoletto

Hvorostovsky & Bastianini as Rigoletto | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Ettore Bastianini & Dmitri HvorostovskyWe can't be too surprised that Rigoletto is at the top of our poll of your favorite Verdi baritone roles. It's not only a great role for baritones, but one of Verdi's most skillfully developed characters.
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Houston opera CEO to head Lyric Opera of Chicago - KansasCity.com

Houston opera CEO to head Lyric Opera of Chicago - KansasCity.com | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The Lyric Opera of Chicago named Houston Grand Opera CEO Anthony Freud as its new general director Thursday, making him the first Lyric head appointed from outside the company ranks.
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Nudity In The Theater: Too Much For Audiences?

Nudity In The Theater: Too Much For Audiences? | OperaMania | Scoop.it
One of the many nude scenes from Baal in SydneyIn the opera world, most audiences wonder if the soprano singing the title role in Salome will bare all during the dance of the seven veils. Few have.
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Music-Loving Photographer, Chris Hondros, Killed in Libya

Music-Loving Photographer, Chris Hondros, Killed in Libya | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Chris Hondros (March 14, 1970 – April 20, 2011) "Conjure a combat photographer in your mind’s eye — fatigues, a whiskey flask and a fondness for rude pastimes. Now discard the cliché and conjure Chris Hondros of Getty Images instead.
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What a loss, what a tragedy. So sorry to read this news. Brilliant young man.
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Verdi's Irresistible Melodies And Implausible Plot - New York Times

Verdi's Irresistible Melodies And Implausible Plot - New York Times | OperaMania | Scoop.it
New York TimesVerdi's Irresistible Melodies And Implausible PlotNew York Times"Il Trovatore," with the tenor Marcelo Álvarez and the soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the Metropolitan Opera revival at Lincoln Center.
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Zhou Long wins Pulitzer Prize for opera - The Classical Review

Zhou Long wins Pulitzer Prize for opera - The Classical Review | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Zhou Long wins Pulitzer Prize for operaThe Classical ReviewZhou Long's first opera, Madame White Snake, has been awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music.
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Is Technology The Savior Of The Story Ballet?

"If the ballet vocabulary created restrictions, then scenery, costumes and props provided their own physical limitations - and this is where the new story ballets arriving on our stages are shaking things up.
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Barbara and Pato do (re mi fa so) La Scala

Barbara and Pato do (re mi fa so) La Scala | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Her bunga-bunga-loving dad Silvo makes no attempt to support his country's rich opera legacy, routinely bowing out of La Scala's...
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