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55 min ago | Western Telegraph

Emma Thompson plays Mrs Lovett and Bryn Terfel is Sweeney Todd

Emma Thompson has told how she hopes to "manage the fear" and avoid nausea when she returns to the London stage in a musical production of Sweeney Todd. The Oscar-winning actress will star in the show at English National Opera's London Coliseum, alongside Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel.


Related Topix: Bryn Terfel, Classical, Look Back in Anger, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Emma Thompson, Arts, Comedy Movies, Emma, New York Philharmonic

5 hrs ago | Examiner

Singers bring an operatic experience to Auld Kirk

WEST Tamar's historic Auld Kirk Presbyterian Church will ring with two of the North's top operatic voices for this year's ArtEntwine celebration. Opera singers Matthew Garwood and Xiao Xia will perform ArtEntwine's The Sound Experience at Auld Kirk Presbyterian Church, Sidmouth.


Related Topix: Arts

9 hrs ago | The First Post

Anna Nicole - reviews of 'flamboyant' opera revival

What you need to know A revival of 2011 opera Anna Nicole has opened at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera features a libretto by Richard Thomas, co-creator of the hit Jerry Springer: the Opera.


Related Topix: Arts, Celebrities, Anna Nicole Smith, Richard Thomas

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Times of Oman

Sinister' characters inspire Royal Opera House Muscat opera drama

Muscat: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are usually portrayed as two of the most evil characters in theatre and opera, but in the Teatro Verdi Trieste production of Verdi's Macbeth, which opens at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Muscat on Thursday, the singers get to explore many sides to this dark couple. Macbeth is the story of a Scottish general who is told by three witches that one day he'll be the king.


Related Topix: Arts, Verdi, Opera

'Vox Lumiere-The Phantom of the Opera' an explosive theatrical experience

I have seen the stage version of 'Phantom of the Opera' several times, both here and in New York City, but I've never seen it like this. The live, super talented performers of 'Vox Lumiere' which is Latin and French for 'Voices of Light ' combine singing, dancing and music , to give voice to the 1925 silent film 'The Phantom of the Opera' projected behind them.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Arts, Music!, Mystery Movies, The Phantom of the Opera, Theater, Lon Chaney

Federal Way Mirror

Opera preview of Don Giovannie at Federal Way Library Sept. 18

Norm Hollingshead presents an opera preview in years past at a local library. Hollingshead will review the opera Don Giovannie in Federal Way on Thursday.


Related Topix: Arts, Federal Way, WA, Entertainment

Lowell Sun

Review: Opera's Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand opera and classical recital. Now he turns his talents with equal success to lighter fare, on an album of German operetta and film songs from 1925-35.


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Franz Lehar, Opera, Lehar

Greenwich Citizen

Review: Opera's Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

This CD cover image released by Sony Classical shows "You Mean the World to Me," by Jonas Kaufmann. Photo: Sony Classical, AP The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand opera and classical recital.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Lehar, Entertainment

Minnesota Public Radio

Click on Classical: a A Faure foray, a rite of Reich, and a toy opera

Every Monday morning at 9:15, I visit the Classical MPR studio to talk about some of the stories we're featuring on our website. Here are the stories Melissa Ousley and I will be discussing today.


Related Topix: Classical, Faure, Arts

Thewestmorland Gazette

Some the cast for Staveley Amateur Operatic Society's The Sorcerer

One of Cumbria's finest purveyors of Gilbert and Sullivan operattas, SAOS certainly now how to put on a show - and this year's The Sorcerer has all the expected twists and turns and lively tunes. The magical, two-act comic opera runs from Wednesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 20 at Staveley Village Hall.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, Arts

Kentucky Opera Opens 2014-2015 Season With Beethoven's Fidelio

In a season featuring lesser known operatic works, Kentucky Opera's first production of the 2014-2015 season is Ludwig van Beethoven's sole work in the art form, Fidelio . Both performances, on Friday, September 19 and Sunday, September 21, are at the Brown Theatre at 315 W. Broadway.


Related Topix: Arts, Fidelio, KY, Beethoven, Classical, Spain, World News, Theater, University of Northern Iowa

Worcester News

Cathedral race row - chorister impersonates Hitler in front of Germans

David Barclay has apologised after impersonating the Nazi leader in front of German guests at the Three Choirs Festival, admitting his actions were "inappropriate". His outburst led to him being ejected from the festival, held between July 26 and August 2 at Worcester Cathedral.


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

New York Post

The Met Opera's new musical celebration a promoting bigotrya

The month after we observed the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the Metropolitan Opera, one of the world's most prestigious cultural institutions, will bow to forces of anti-Semitism and pro-terrorist sentiment. The Met is to present an obscene opera titled "The Death of Klinghoffer" - a musical celebration of the senseless murder by Palestinian monsters of a defenseless, elderly Jewish New Yorker.


Related Topix: Arts, Terrorism, World News, Israel, Middle East, North Yorkshire County, England, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, John Adams, Classical

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Civic Center

The Marriage of Toby & An at the SF Opera House

Walking by the San Francisco Opera House at 6PM on Saturday... ...I noticed people on the mezzanine balcony, and thought it early for an opera crowd. It turned out the Opera House was being rented out for a wedding party for Toby Brown and An Tran... ...whose names and faces were on the outdoor marquees usually advertising San Francisco's opera or ballet seasons.


Related Topix: Wedding, Arts, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Hottest Articles on from 9/7/2014 - 9/14/2014

Below are's most popular articles from 9/7/2014 - 9/14/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week! The long awaited return of the country's first full-length grand opera NOLI ME TANGERE , inspired by Jose Rizal's 1887 classic romantic novel 'Noli Me Tangere' , featuring music by National Artist Felipe de Leon and libretto by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino, held its gala performance at a nearly packed house of 1,500 theatergoers at Resorts World Manila's Newport Performing Arts Theater last night.


Related Topix: Arts, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Theater

Carmen 'returns' to the New Century Chamber Orchestra as sassy as ever

Last night in the Concert Hall of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the New Century Chamber Orchestra gave the first San Francisco performance of its 23rd season. The title of the program was Carmen Returns , since the entire second half revisited Rodion Shchedrin's score for Alberto Alonso's one-act ballet "Carmen Suite."


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Classical, Las Vegas, NV

Hispanic Business

No death knell: Pittsburgh symphony and opera strive to attract newcomers

On a Thursday evening in May, a couple hundred patrons dressed in jeans or formal wear filed into the ornate lobby of Heinz Hall. They weren't there for a concert.


Related Topix: Arts, Symphony, Classical

BWW Reviews: Noli Me Tangere Opera Manila

So how do you sell a show that was conceived and first staged more than 50 years ago--an opera at that--to a younger audience who probably haven't even heard of Verdi, Puccini, or Maria Callas ? The much-awaited return of the Filipino stage classic seems to be tackling just that. Timeless Story: Finding relevance in an old piece in an age when people's attention to substance has been glossed over by shock value, hype, and superficial what-nots is as daunting as reading the novel itself in a classroom of students who would rather text than be mesmerized by Jose Rizal's text.


Related Topix: Arts, Maria Callas, Callas, Puccini, Opera, Literature

Opera Philadelphia gala draws a collection of creatives

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary with financial stability and grand plans for seasons to come, Opera Philadelphia had two lanes of Broad Street blocked Friday with a climate-controlled tent to house a catered dinner. First, there was an intimate concert with 400 listeners sitting on the Academy of Music stage to hear internationally established singers whose careers began here, Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello.


Related Topix: Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Zev Yaroslavsky makes cameo appearance in 'La Traviata' at L.A. Opera

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, second from left, and company members in a scene from the dress rehearsal of L.A. Opera's new season opener, "La Traviata." Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, second from left, and company members in a scene from the dress rehearsal of L.A. Opera's new season opener, "La Traviata."


Related Topix: Arts, Los Angeles County, CA, Classical, Domingo, Opera, Entertainment