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  1. Rose Winebrenner credits a move to Lamma Island with rejuvenating her career. Photo: Edmond SoRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    ... in." She found an affordable flat and settled into enjoying her surroundings, from the sounds of nature, to Cantonese opera performances, to the recordings of Indian musician Ravi Shankar . She went back to creating music. Fellow musician Michael ...


  2. Black NYC Opera star, civil rights activist Frierson diesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    In an undated photo provided by Maurice Seymour/Frierson Family, the bass-baritone Andrew Frierson with Billie Lynn Daniel. Frierson, whose bass-baritone reverberated from the stages of theaters and music halls around the world as the first generation of black opera singers made their voices heard, died on Dec. 6, 2018 at home in a retirement community in Oberlin, Ohio.


  3. Obituary: Gordon Sandison, baritone who became a star of Scottish operaRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    THE eminent Scottish baritone Gordon Sandison, who has died aged 69, was one of the youngest Scots to join the fledgling Scottish Opera and then have a distinguished career in London and internationally. His rich mellow voice was suited to many of the lighter roles in opera from Mozart and Puccini to Gilbert and Sullivan and he was in much demand by the leading conductors of the world, including Georg Solti, Carlo Maria Guilini and Claudio Abbado.


  4. Nadine Malouf Selected As One Of Lincoln Center in New York City's 'Emerging Artists'Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... the New York Philharmonic ); bassist Endea Owens (Jazz at Lincoln Center); soprano Gabriella Reyes (The Metropolitan Opera); musician Adam Tendler (The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts); dancer Sebastian Villarini-Velez (New York City ...


  5. Paedophile opera singer who molested a young girl side of stage during a production is jailedRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    An opera singer who molested a teenage girl in the Sydney Opera House over the course of nearly three years will be locked behind bars. David Lewis, 59, was convicted for sexual abuse on Friday in Sydney's Downing Centre Court for molesting a young girl during opera productions in the 1990's.


  6. Andrew Frierson, Pioneering Black Opera Singer, Dies at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The New York Times

    Andrew Frierson, whose bass-baritone reverberated from the stages of theaters and music halls around the world as part of the first generation of black opera singers to make their voices heard, died on Dec. 6 in Oberlin, Ohio. He was 94. Mr. Frierson made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1948 while still a student and went on to perform for six seasons with the New York City Opera.


  7. IMG Artists Announces 36-City North American Tour in 2019 "We Shall ...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... of Damien Sneed: Classical, Jazz and Sanctified Soul. Sneed recently joined the acclaimed staff of the Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) asMusic Director and Composer in Residence and serves as cover conductor for HGO mainstage productions under Patrick ...


  8. Hero Masterfully Creates His Own Hip-Hopera While DrivingRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Time

    A viral singer driving under the "influence" of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. "What opera sounds like in my head," was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing "Largo al factotum" from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville with a more modern masterpiece, the hit track "Humble" from Kendrick Lamar's acclaimed 2017 album DAMN.


  9. Vanessa Hudgens appears in first promo photos for Rent: Live on her 30th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... as Maureen for the upcoming Fox TV production Rent: Live Rent was adapted by Jonathan Larson from Giacomo Puccini's opera La Boheme, and Vanessa's character Maureen is based on the operatic Musetta. Vanessa has big shoes to fill - the original ...


  10. Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: OTELLORead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Aida and Turiddu in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Recent performances have included Radames at Washington National Opera, Otello at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and Luigi in Puccini's Il Tabarro at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He ...


  11. Dance Rites 2018: The deadly national Indigenous dance competition - in picturesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | ABC News

    ... The weekend also included a performance by Australian electric-soul duo Electric Fields. Rhoda Roberts AO, Sydney Opera House's Head of First Nations Programming, says re-connection to language is crucial to empowering First Nations communities. "We ...


  12. That Decisive Moment: Best Recordings of 2018: The Week in Classical MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The New York Times

    Readers and listeners! After unveiling our favorite performances of the year , we're delighted to share our favorite recordings: 25 of them , each represented by a track we particularly loved: And celebrate with us the 25th birthday of Parterre Box, which began as an underground queer opera zine and has become an irascible, erudite, essential blog. Joshua Barone spoke with the Box's proprietor, James Jorden: We spoke with Gustavo Dudamel , making his debut at the Metropolitan Opera leading Verdi's "Otello," about his favorite passage of the score.


  13. Egyptian Opera Legend Hassan Kamy dies at 82Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Egypt Today

    The legendary soprano was a distinguished ambassador for Egypt who raised the Egyptian flag 1,600 times across 45 countries. He obtained his LLB from the University of Cairo and studied opera singing at the Conservatory in Cairo, at the Egyptian Academy of Arts.


  14. Arthouse Films: Ryde Film Club takes us into 2019 - as seen in Blade RunnerRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Isle of Wight County Press

    ... (Celia Imrie). On Wednesday (19) the venue is hosting a live satellite broadcast of La Traviata from the Metropolitan Opera, starting at 7pm. The sumptuous melodies and timeless depiction of doomed love have made the work a favourite of generations ...


  15. A Class Act NY Will Stage Concert Performance of Bobby Cronin's PSYKIDZ: A New MusicalRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... star Broadway veterans Stacia Fernandez (The Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!) and Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), alongside A Class Act NY students Natalie Schroeder , Hannah Jane Peterson, Vanessa Antoinette Danese, Heather Batezel, ...


  16. Tafelmusik Presents World Premiere Of the Harlequin SalonRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... artists Roberta Invernizzi, soprano, and Dino Goncalves, actor, with stage direction by Guillaume Bernardi (Frankfurt Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Trisha Brown Dance Company). The world premiere performances take place January 16 to 20, 2019 at ...


  17. BWW Album Review: the Norm Lewis Christmas Album Is a Joyful, Jazzy GiftRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... accolades include making history as the first African American to play the role of the Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. His other stage credits include but are not limited to LES MISERABLES, THE LITTLE MERMAID and PORGY AND BESS. You may have ...


  18. Operadagen Rotterdam Announces First World PremieresRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... and at the highest international level. These characteristics define Operadagen Rotterdam 's new programme. The opera and music-theatre festival presents more than 100 performances in major theatres and unexpected locations around the city, from 17 ...


  19. Paul Taylor-Mills Launches Mt Fest Uk, a Festival Of New Musical Theatre At The Other PalaceRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... end up!" AA is a hilarious and tender musical from Olivier Award-winning composer Richard Thomas ( Jerry Springer the Opera, Anna Nicole), set within an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Music and Lyrics by Richard Thomas . Nerds is a Musical ...


  20. Video: Isabel Leonard and Jessica Vosk Sing 'a Boy Like That/I Have a Love' on Great PerformancesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Celebration at Tanglewood features some of the world's leading performers and musicians from the classical stage, opera and musical theater in a tribute to the music legend. The program premieres nationwide Directed for the stage by James Darrah , ...