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Joyce DiDonato returns to bel canto in her new Erato release

Those who follow the career of mezzo Joyce DiDonato know that, for all the impressive breadth of her repertoire, she has a particular flair for the bel canto style.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Donizetti

Mon Sep 01, 2014

News and Star

Carlisle singer follows Collabro's lead after wowing X Factor judges

Mikey Bromley is a quarter of Only The Young one of the hit acts from the X Factor this weekend.


Related Topix: Arts

Sydney Morning Herald

Paedophile opera canned after attack

The premiere of a new opera has been cancelled after a second venue refused to host it, the composer was savagely beaten and attacked with a Taser and death threats were issued.


Related Topix: Arts

BWW Reviews: PHANTOM Lifts the Spirits at Hale Centre Theatre

It's kind of gutsy to feature an alternative musical treatment of Gaston Leroux 's Phantom of the Opera when its iconic award-winning Andrew Lloyd Weber namesake is liable to overshadow any such effort, but that's what Hale Centre Theatre has done, and with great success, in its season opener, Phantom .


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Andrew Lloyd Weber

San Diego Reader

Early start for San Diego Opera

The beleaguered San Diego Opera officially starts its season way early this year with a recital concert by opera power-couple Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello.


Related Topix: Arts

Braintree and Witham Times

Final of summer Opera show screenings to take place in just two weeks in Purfleet

The final of the annual opera event takes place on Wednesday, September 17, with a live screening of Verdi's Rigoletto from the iconic Covent Garden stage.


Related Topix: Arts

Hispanic Business

Opera and the Med

If there's anything more refined than opera by the Mediterranean, I haven't yet discovered it.


Related Topix: Arts

Brush News-Tribune

Placido Domingo closing act at London festival

The famed Spanish tenor will perform Sept. 30 at the Roundhouse - the last performance of a month-long, starry line-up, festival organizers announced.


Related Topix: Domingo, Opera, Arts

Sun Aug 31, 2014

San Francisco Opera's new season opens with Bellini's 'Norma'

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 92nd Season this week, with Vincenzo Bellini 's bel canto masterpiece, Norma - the Druid high priestess who betrays her own people by falling in love with an occupying Roman soldier.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Bellini, Vincenzo Bellini

Operalia 2014 Winners Announced

Last night, after a week of competition that brought 40 young singers from 17 nations to Los Angeles, Plcido Domingo announced that Rachel Willis-Srensen, an American soprano, and Mario Chang, a Guatemalan tenor, took the top prizes tonight in the 22nd edition of Operalia, the World Opera Competition.


Related Topix: Arts, Placido Domingo, Opera, Vincenzo Bellini, Bellini, Massenet

The New Zealand Herald

Classical review: The Medium, Opera Factory

The music theatre of Gian Carlo Menotti fits in well with the strengths of Auckland's Opera Factory, as its new production of The Medium revealed.


Related Topix: Arts, Classical

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Present Music celebrates composer Kamran Ince at Wilson Center

Present Music celebrated its 20-year-plus relationship with composer Kamran Ince Saturday with a concert dedicated entirely to his work.


Related Topix: Arts, Entertainment


Composer-librettist Carlisle Floyd gives opera its voice in 'Susannah'

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Arts, Music, Entertainment

Marina Times

Fall Arts Preview

Celebrating Michael Tilson Thomas's 20th season, the San Francisco Symphony celebrates throughout September and beyond with an impressive lineup of concerts, including Ravel & Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony .


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Pop/Rock, Copeland, Opera, Bellini

Dear CMO: Your Recruiting Is Killing Your Brand

I was a Fortune 500 HR SVP for ten million years, but I was an opera singer before I ever heard the term HR.


Related Topix: Arts, Social Software, Marketing, Business News

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Daily Kos

SNLC, Vol. CDXLI/UDKCJ 34: Metropolitan Opera Pre-Labor Day Edition

Regular readers of SNLC know that self occasionally likes to do a mash-up series that also covers the Metropolitan Opera's HD-movie casts of live performances from the Met stage in NYC.


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Minnesota Orchestra, Blog News, US News, Liberal Political News

In Tune with Tenor George Komsky - at the Napa Valley Opera House, 9/7

Tenor George Komsky shines among classically trained singers who are defining their niche in the developing market of Pop/Opera.


Related Topix: Arts, Caruso, Classical, Donizetti, Opera, Chris Botti, Jazz, Napa, CA

The Riverdale Press

For a Bronx composer, opera rises out of identity struggles

Readers of The New York Times were moved by a 2008 piece following a New Jersey man whose wife and children supported his decision to become a woman.


Related Topix: Arts, Transgender

The Daily Democrat

5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office.


Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Arts, Celebrities, Harrison Ford, Paul, The Expendables

Opera returns in spectacular setting for charity

ARIAS will ring out through the Hambleden Valley from next week as a rural farm is transformed into an opera venue for charity.


Related Topix: Arts, Buckinghamshire County, England, United Kingdom, Offenbach, Opera