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2 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight

UBC grads lure new fans to timeless operas with Cantanti d'Oro

Cantanti d'Oro, a small ensemble of grads from UBC's opera program at the school of music, will sing music from two of the art form's best-known works, Giacomo Puccini's La BohA me and Georges Bizet's Carmen , in concerts this weekend at Christ Church Cathedral and venues in West Vancouver and Aldergrove.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Giacomo Puccini, Canada,

4 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Soprano Michelle Bradley, Pianist Michael Gaertner Win Music...

Soprano Michelle Bradley and pianist Michael Gaertner have been named winners of the 2014 Music Academy of the West Marilyn Horne Song Competition, which took place Saturday at the Music Academy's Hahn Hall.


Related Topix: Classical, 9, New York, Arts

8 hrs ago | Eastern Daily Press

Cast and crew of more than 200 prepare to stage epic Wagner operas at Norwich Theatre Royal

The great music of German composer Richard Wagner is to fill Norwich's Theatre Royal in two epic productions that are among the biggest to have been performed on the city stage.


Related Topix: Richard Wagner, Opera, Arts, Theater

9 hrs ago | Connect Savannah

Opera fest to include Don Giovanni

Mozart's Don Giovanni forms the centerpiece of the 2014 Savannah VOICE Festival, a two-week celebration of opera Aug. 1-17.


Related Topix: Arts, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

9 hrs ago |

Long Beach Opera to Present 'I Was Looking at the Ceiling,' 8/23

An earthquake romance. A genre-defying song play. With a score by leading contemporary composer John Adams and a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky was written as an homage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake.


Related Topix: Arts, Earthquake, Classical, John Adams, Natural Disasters, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

13 hrs ago |

Clive Rowe to Return to Hackney Empire in Mother Goose, Nov. 22

Celebrated grande dame of pantomime Clive Rowe will make his much-anticipated return to Hackney Empire this Christmas in Mother Goose .


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Chorus, Cats, Musical Movies, Arts

18 hrs ago | Opera News

Jarmila Novotn : Opera Recital

Arias and duets by DvoATMA k, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Rossini, Smetana and Verdi; with Jobin, Melton, Peerce, Singher, Kipnis and Pinza, King, piano; Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Philharmonic and various orchestras, Abravanel, Beecham, Black, Breisach, Gould, Panizza, Pelletier, Toscanini, Voorhees, Wallenstein, Walter and Weissmann.


Related Topix: Arts

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Washington Times-Herald

Sparring justices find little disagreement at the opera

It's hard to imagine two Supreme Court justices who differ more than liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg and conservative Antonin Scalia.


Related Topix: Arts, US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Theater

Opera News

Max Emanuel Cencic: "Rokoko: Opera Arias by Hasse"

Johann Adolf Hasse , once a footnote in articles on his wife, diva Faustina Bordoni, or on his rival Georg Frideric Handel, seems to be back with a vengeance, at least in the recording studio.


Related Topix: Classical, Johann Adolf Hasse, Arts, Handel

The Campbell Reporter

John Adams talks storied career, Cabrillo Festival

Composer John Adams often has described his transformation from born-and-bred New Englander to born-again West Coaster.


Related Topix: John Adams, Classical, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Beetle, Convertible, Hatchback, Arts, Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Music, Entertainment

James Conlon leads LA Opera's West Coast premiere of 'The Ghosts of Versailles'

Music Director James Conlon and LA Opera launch Figaro Unbound: Culture, Power, and Revolution at Play , a three-month celebration of the French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais that centers on three operas based on the adventures of Figaro as originally told in Beaumarchais's series of three stage comedies.


Related Topix: Arts


Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

The music of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has always proven thought-provoking without ever crossing into presumptuousness.


Related Topix: Classical, Peter Maxwell Davies, Arts


Opera singers arrive for production of Carmen

NEWS RELEASE SOO THEATRE PROJECT ***************************** Opera singers arrive in the Upper Peninsula! SAULT STE.


Related Topix: Arts, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Rudyard, MI

Tickets to the Phantom of the Opera at Dpac On Sale 7/26

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber 's Really Useful Group's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber 's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Saturday, July 26th at 10am for the Triangle premiere engagement at DPAC.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, The Phantom of the Opera, Recreational Vehicle, Award

'Andy: A Popera': Strange, smart, entertaining

"In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." Andy Warhol's 15 has been the longest in the history of time, and his fame for his iconic Campbell Soup cans and multiple portraits of Marilyn lives on.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Entertainment

San Mateo Daily Journal

A love of opera: San Mateo's Brett Ruona has sung with major groups across the United States

If you think you hear what sounds like opera singing while strolling around San Mateo, it might not be the radio.


Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Arts, San Mateo, CA, Symphony, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

New Orleans-born opera duo Acte II prepares for 'America's Got Talent' Judgment Week

It's Judgment Week on " America's Got Talent ," and the New Orleans-born opera duo of Acte II will perform again for celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howard Stern for a chance to advance to later live-show rounds.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Arts, Dillard University, University of Oklahoma, Television

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Raw Story

'We wrote it for Alan': Pet Shop Boys take their Turing opera to the Proms

At this week's Proms, the pop trailblazers will celebrate Alan Turing, the computer pioneer and Enigma codebreaker persecuted for his homosexuality.


Related Topix: Dance, Pet Shop Boys, Pop/Rock, Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Arts


After Antigay Facebook Post, Opera Singer Plans Equality Concert

A benefit concert against hate-related violence is being organized and headlined by opera singer Tamar Iveri after she was rebuked and fired from several jobs following a Facebook controversy.


Related Topix: Arts, Music, Entertainment


Sylvia Lindsey reaches kids with the gospel of opera

"La Traviata" was telecast recently on the big screen of AT&T Park for the annual free Opera in the Park event, and in one of the suites was San Francisco Opera board member Sylvia Lindsey , 72, shepherding over 25 young musicians.


Related Topix: Arts, Family, Kids, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, UC Berkeley