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1 hr ago | LA Weekly

A 363-Year-Old Opera Gets Its L.A. Premiere in a Highland Park Cabaret

What is it about The Big Lebowski that triggers such devotion in its horde of acolytes? The Coen brothers' 1998 comedy has become a raging self-propelled phenomenon, and the annual Lebowski Fest celebrates all of it, from rug pee-ers to nihilists to Little Lebowski Urban Achievers.


Related Topix: Arts, Celebrities, Jeff Bridges, Los Angeles, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, Jazz, Andy Summers, Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

5 hrs ago |

Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green and More Set for Like You Like it Lineup at 54 Below Tonight

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday comes to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winning Like You Like It, the musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s.


Related Topix: New York, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Arts

9 hrs ago | Hays Daily News

FHSU opera was a real crowd-pleaser

Last weekend, Gaetano Donizetti's opera "The Elixir of Love," popular since its premiere in 1832, was performed by students and faculty of the FHSU Department of Music and Theatre.


Related Topix: Arts, Gaetano Donizetti, Opera, Donizetti, Theater

13 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

Toledo Opera to bring 'Faust' to life

In front of the aging philosopher he dangles an irresistible opportunity: ink a deal with the devil and lose decades, regain charm, win the maiden.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera

15 hrs ago | Eastern Daily Press

Does your dog want to star in Lowestoft opera?

That is the question being asked by the director and producer of La Boheme which is being performed by the Chisinau National Opera, National Philharmonic Orchestra and international soloists on Friday, May 2. However there is still one part to be cast for Puccini's opera - the role of Muzetta's pet dog.


Related Topix: Arts, Suffolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

17 hrs ago |

Bulat Minzhilkiev commemoration meeting

Evening concentrated to the memory of People's Artist of the USSR Bulat Minzhilkiev will be held on April 23 at the Kyrgyz National Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Maldybaev.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater

Tue Apr 22, 2014

SF Classical Voice

Opera Parallele Double-Bill Sails Magnificently on Dry Land

It's rare to get a clear indication of a production's quality from a rehearsal, but that's just what happened on April 19 in the huge empty shell of the old Exploratorium.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater

Whittier Daily News

L.A. Philharmonic presents rare treat: Philip Glass portion of a CIVIL warSa

In the best of all possible worlds, Robert Wilson's 12-hour, multipart magnum opus, “the CIVIL warS: a tree is best measured when it is down” would have been completed and gleamed as the crown jewel of the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival.


Related Topix: Classical, Philip Glass, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Arts

The New York Observer

The Recipe for Great Opera: The Met Serves Up a Delectable 'La Cenerentola'

Javier Camarena as Don Ramiro and Joyce DiDonato as Angelina in Rossini's "La Cenerentola."


Related Topix: Arts, Rossini, Opera

Parksville Qualicum News

Opera Recital Series continues Sunday

Three professional young operatic singers will make their way to the McMillan Arts Centre this Sunday for the second part in Vancouver Island Opera's Recital Series.


Related Topix: Arts

Chicago Humanities Festival to Welcome Opera Singer Jessye Norman, 5/19

The Chicago Humanities Festival , in partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to present five-time Grammy Award-winning opera singer Jessye Norman on May 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago .


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Jessye Norman, Chicago, IL, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Howard University

Korea Herald

Domestic operas to highlight festival

Two Korean operas and classic Italian, French and German operas will highlight this year's Korea Opera Festival set for May 2-June 1. In its fifth year, the monthlong festival will present five stage productions which organizers say will help deepen, broaden and diversify the local opera scene.


Related Topix: Arts, South Korea, World News, Asia, Opera, Giacomo Puccini,

Interview with composer Michael Hersch

In the coming months, we will be featuring interviews with musicians of various backgrounds.


Related Topix: Arts, San Francisco, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Taconic Opera to Premiere New Oratorio 'Jonah' in White Plains, Ossining

It's not about the Whale Currently in its 16th season and the recipient of the Westchester County 2012 Arts Organization of the Year Award, Taconic Opera will be performing the world premiere performance and professional recording of the oratorio Jonah by the company's General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez .


Related Topix: Arts, Ossining, NY, Westchester County, NY, Opinion

Sunday: Marble City Opera-"Opera, Food, and Wine"

Marble City Opera, Knoxville's chamber opera company, sets the table for a different evening of entertainment this Sunday, April 27. It's called "Opera, Food, and Wine" and is billing itself as "an exciting evening of appetizers, wine, and a taste of opera."


Related Topix: Arts


Looney Tunes Echo Backstage as Opera Companies Drop Dead

Mad scenes help make opera so enjoyable. Think of Lucia di Lammermoor, her nightgown soaked in blood, singing cuckoo duets with a flute.


Related Topix: Arts, New York, US News

Hereford Times

Band concert and presentation.

KNIGHTON Town Silver band held their Spring concert at Knighton community centre last weekend.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Herefordshire County, England, Arts

Phoenix New Times

Alice Cooper's new 'doc opera' details drug abuse and other sordid stories

Anything involving Alice Cooper is bound to push the boundaries of what's normal in the world of pop culture and music.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Alice Cooper, Arts, John Lennon, Phoenix, AZ

Opera singer who excelled as Carmen dies

The singer, most famous for playing the title role in Carmen 250 times, including opposite Placido Domingo in America, lived in Surbiton and still worked as a singing teacher.


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Placido Domingo

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

A Storied Collection and the City of Light

Mozart's "CosA Fan Tutte" is now an opera standard, but it wasn't always that way.


Related Topix: Arts, James Levine, Opera