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2 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

10 best opera houses around the world

Author Antoine Pecqueur had visited many performance palaces for his book The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World.

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4 hrs ago | Black Country Bugle

I watched my Wolverhampton Dad as he printed opera cards

RE the Wolverhampton Opera Company article in The Bugle . Once again I feel moved to write to you following reading an article in your magnificent paper.

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Related Topix: Arts, Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Kansas City Star

Lyric Opera serves up a frothy treat with 'Die Fledermaus'

Johann Strauss’ operetta “Die Fledermaus” is a confection as delightful as a slice of Sacher torte topped with a big dollop of schlag.

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Related Topix: Arts, Kansas City, MO, Theater, Weird

Cape Gazette

Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD: ...

Director James Levine continues his long-awaited return to the Met podium conducting Mozart's final comic opera, "Cosi fan tutte," a laughing look at the twists and turns of romantic love.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, James Levine, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Daily Mail

Opera star Katherine Jenkins to marry Hollywood director she took to Buckingham Palace

'She's dead. I have the last laugh': Man who didn't want his girlfriend to leave him and go to college strangled her before callously texting her parents and sister to tell them he had killed her Couple who married 70 years ago and stayed so in love they held hands every day at breakfast die 15 hours apart Wu-Tang-affiliated rapper was 'high on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Arts, World News, Prince Charles

Hispanic Business

On the Boards' 2014-15 season: pop opera, interactive hip-hop, more

Of the packed roster of shows OTB will mount in its own Lower Queen Anne space, artistic director says many feature new forms of audience participation, and that some are "a bridge to a time when we'll have more shows off-site, more things that are installations, more work in collaboration with other organizations in town."

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National Public Radio

Rufus Wainwright Shares Songs, And A Few Stories

Rufus Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. Listening to his albums can feel like experiencing a Shakespearean play, with wit, tragedy and heartbreak all side by side.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Rufus Wainwright, Arts

BroadwayWorld.com

Jennifer Zetlan to Step in for Kiera Duffy in No. 42 in the Alps at Carnegie Hall, 4/27

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jennifer Zetlan has agreed to step in for Kiera Duffy on Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m., performing the U.S. premiere of composer Richard Ayres's No.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Christopher Sieber Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight After Delays from Injury

Christopher Sieber will officially make his debut as the tyrant Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda the Musical tonight, April 18. Sieber was previously scheduled to begin performances in March, but had to delay after he fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals.

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Related Topix: It's All Relative, Two of a Kind, Children TV, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Arts, Symphony, Drama

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Worcester News

Live screening of Cosi Fan Tutte

A LIVE high definition broadcast of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte will be screened in Malvern Theatres on Saturday, April 26 live from the Met, with music director James Levine conducting the opera about testing the ties of love.

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Related Topix: Opera, James Levine, Arts

Kane Co. Chronicle

Music groups join forces for Operatic Treasures concert

Michael Zyzak – the unanimous winner of the David Popper Cello International Competition in Hungary – will perform during the Operatic Treasures concert Sunday, April 27, in Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium in Aurora.

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Related Topix: Aurora University, Aurora, IL, Arts, Opera, Wagner, Wheaton, IL

The Daily Breeze

Opera great Frederica von Stade stars in a A Coffin in Egypta

The opera has three performances starting Wednesday, and while it is a local premiere, it has great credentials, including those of the composer, Ricky Ian Gordon, who has a number of acclaimed works to his credit.

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Related Topix: Arts, Egypt, TX

KOOL 108

The Who to release 'Quadrophenia' concert CD & DVD

Quadrophenia: Live in London captures the final concert of the trek, which they played before their hometown crowd last July.

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Canada.com

Arthur Kaptainis: A season of four operas? Montrealers will take it

The OpA©ra de MontrA©al company will mount only a quartet of operas in 2014-15, along with a traditional Gala, but not the equally traditional production by the Atelier lyrique .

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Chattanoogan.com

Lee's Opera Theatre To Perform April 27

Lee University's Opera Theatre will present various scenes from well-known operas on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in Squires Recital Hall, located in Lee's Humanities Center.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Kiss' Paul Stanley on his autobiography, lesson learned from...

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint.

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Related Topix: Kiss, Pop/Rock, Theater, The Phantom of the Opera, Arts, Rock-N-Roll, Rock & Roll

Boing Boing

Wolfgang Pauli opera in Austin: For Fear the Glass May Shatter

Jon Lebkowsky sez, "My amazing friend, neurocomputing specialist, musician & composer David Demaris has created the most geek-tastic opera ever, For Fear the Glass May Shatter .

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Bellingham Herald

Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert

After Clinton praised the Rain Forest Foundation, he thanked Sting, Styler, and others for their efforts with the organization.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, House of Cards, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Kevin Spacey, Arts

BroadwayWorld.com

Flash Friday: Hey, JC! Jesus Christ Superstar Shines On

Today, in honor of Holy Week, we shine a special spotlight on one of the most revered and rockin' musicals ever written, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice 's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

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Related Topix: History Movies, Jesus Christ Superstar, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Classical, Celebrities, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Arts

KURB-FM Little Rock

Sting, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Kevin Spacey & More Croon & Clown at 2014 Rainforest Benefit

Sting singing Italian opera? Kevin Spacey impersonating Bill Clinton ...while standing next to Bill Clinton? Paul Simon cracking jokes like a stand-up comic? It could only happen at Sting's long-running Rainforest Benefit Concert, which marked 25 years of fundraising Thursday night at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Sting, Paul Simon, Celebrities, Kevin Spacey, Arts

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