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  1. Chinese artists perform Turandot at 61st Puccini Festival in ItalyRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Chinese artists perform Turandot during the 61st Puccini Festival in Viareggio, Italy, on Aug. 28, 2015. A total of 230 performers from Chinese opera house, the chorus and the orchestra performed Turandot in Puccini's former home Torre del lago of Viareggio on Friday.

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  2. Saturday Diary: Tooting his own hornRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

    ... performance. The baritone part was tough, but not impossible. In Wagner's "The Gathering of the Armies" from the opera "Lohengrin," where there is no baritone part, we played the same music as the third trombones. Between getting lost and getting ...

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  3. SF Opera new resident maestro Spaniard Bernacer to start with Damrau, CrocettoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Examiner.com

    Spanish conductor Jordi Bernacer joined San Francisco opera as the resident conductor just in time for the opening of the 2015-16 season. The 39 year old takes over for Italian born Guiseppi Finzi and the new maestro will assist music director Nicola Luisotti .

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  4. Did you catch it? Images from Edinburgh's festivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Newsday

    ... from across the National Galleries of Scotland. Former Goodies' star Tim Brooke-Taylor was the narrator in Scottish Opera's special concert performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore at the Usher Hall. Puddles Pity Party has built up more ...

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  5. MoreRead the original story

    Friday | Art Daily

    ... screen siren Gina Lollobrigida (with her spectacular pearl pendant earrings sold at Sotheby's Geneva in May 2013), and Opera Diva Maria Callas. Pearls are also an essential part of Indian royal jewellery, such as the famous Baroda Pearls of the ...

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  6. Tehran 'Rejects Plan' For Barenboim ConcertRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Weekday Magazine

    The Berlin State Opera said August 27 that there were discussions between Tehran and Barenboim, an Israeli-Argentinian, over a proposed concert. But Iranian Culture Ministry spokesman Hussein Nushabadi said on August 28 that Iran does not recognize Israel and therefore will not work together with Israeli artists.

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  7. BWW Preview: Utah Rep to Stage AMADEUS, 9/11Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... promises to be one of the most musical productions yet, explains the director, JC Carter. "As the play feels like an opera in its writing, I'm introducing operatic elements, including live vocal music and bringing in both music and art from the era ...

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  8. National Brass Ensemble to Perform Chicago Debut Concert at Symphony Center, 9/20Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | BroadwayWorld.com

    Symphony Center Presents is pleased to announce the Chicago debut of the National Brass Ensemble in a special concert at Symphony Center on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. The NBE is composed of 24 of the finest brass players in the United States. For this concert, the NBE is joined by a timpanist, three percussionists and two harpists.

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  9. Jordi Bernacer will be the new Resident Conductor for San Francisco OperaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Examiner.com

    Yesterday morning San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti announced that SFO Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi has stepped down in order to accept a growing demand of international conducting assignments that conflict with his current SFO duties. Finzi made his debut at the War Memorial Opera House in 2009 and has conducted numerous performances for SFO since then.

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  10. A Rising Star Over a Dark ForestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Counterpunch

    ... Olympics. At those games the venue hosted the boxing matches. A few years later Hitler sponsored and designed Wagner opera performances at the site. To this day the muscle-bound Nazi nudes of sculptor Adolf Wamper flank the main entrance to the ...

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  11. Barenboim, Berlin orchestra confirm plans for Tehran concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Conductor Daniel Barenboim is in talks with Iran about a possible concert in Tehran, but his plans have drawn an angry response from Israel Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim is hoping to take one of Germany's top orchestras to Iran to perform a concert there, the Berlin State Opera stated on Aug. 27, drawing angry protests from Israel. Barenboim, 72, who is general music director of the German capital's flagship opera house, the State Opera, "is in talks with Iran about a possible concert in Tehran by the Staatskapelle Berlin," the house said in an emailed statement.

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  12. The mysterious neuroscience of holy buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | CNN

    Setre Chapel, Japan. This dramatic chapel, designed by Ryyuich Ashizawa, accepts all faiths and is free from iconography.

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  13. German Support For Barenboim Concert In Iran Draws Israeli IreRead the original story

    Friday | Payvand News of Iran

    Star conductor Daniel Barenboim is hoping to take one of Germany's top orchestras to Iran to perform a concert there, the Berlin State Opera said August 27, drawing angry protests from Israel. Barenboim, 72, who is general music director of the German capital's flagship opera house, "is in talks with Iran about a possible concert in Tehran," the house said.

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  14. What's On this Weekend - 29 and 30 AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | ABC News

    ... Quartet and didgeridoo player William Barter. Composer Elena Kats-Charmin's new work La Stupenda will be performed by opera soprano Amelia Farrugia. Tickets $75/$70 including wine and canopies after the performance. www.thejoan.com.au. Saturday 29

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  15. Barenboim concert in Iran draws Israeli ireRead the original story

    Friday | Buenos Aires Herald

    Star conductor Daniel Barenboim is holding talks to take one of Germany's main orchestras to Iran, his employer Berlin State Opera said yesterday, in the face of angry protests from Israel. The announcement of the visit comes at a particularly sensitive time for Israel, which is concerned that last month's nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, including Germany, could empower one of its main enemies and ease Tehran's international isolation.

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  16. Muti triumphs in SalzburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | ANSA.it

    ... submerged by chorus of bravos and a string of ovations. Ernani, which is based on a play by Victor Hugo, was the last opera running at the festival which wraps up on August 30.

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  17. Birmingham Mail Nostalgia - A look back at August 28 in years gone byRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | IcTamworth

    His masterpiece was Faust, and in 1867, 35 years after his death, the first part of that work became the first paperback book to go on sale in the world. 1850: Franz Liszt conducted the first performance of Wagner's opera Lohengrin.

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  18. Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem To Be Performed In StepanakertRead the original story

    Thursday | Groong

    GIUSEPPE VERDI'S REQUIEM TO BE PERFORMED IN STEPANAKERT 19:02, 27 Aug 2015 Siranush Ghazanchyan Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem will be performed at the Revival Square of Stepanakert on September 1 in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide and those, who lost their lives in the Atsakh war. Artistic director of the concert, world-famous opera singer Lyubov Kazarnavskaya says the choice should not surprise and worry anyone.

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  19. Herbert: Dream City & The Magic KnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Opera News

    Ballenger, Devlin, Nelson, Wright Costa; Faulk, Sturdevant, Brian, Christopher, Neer. Ohio Light Opera, Byess.

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  20. Recordings Alfred Cover 915Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Opera News

    ... Great, the medieval British king who subjugated the invading Danes, seems an unlikely subject for DvorE A k's first opera. The use of a German libretto, by Karl Theodor KA rner, might seem equally unlikely, until one remembers that, in 1870, Czech ...

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