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  1. Anthony Minghella's Breathtaking Production of Puccini's Madama...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KTMF

    Long's version was dramatized by , Puccini attended a Broadway performance of Belasco's play The Girl of the Golden West , which would become the basis for his next opera. The title character of Madama Butterfly - a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage - is one of the defining roles in opera.

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  2. A Cheap Economist Buys LunchRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Library of Economics and Liberty

    "These Are The Mind Tricks Restaurants Use To Make You Spend More Money." So reads the title of a recent article warning people about the various psychological tricks restaurants use to cause you to spend more.

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  3. Hundreds gather to see park transform into outdoor theatreRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Guardian-series.co.uk

    ... Theatre goer Chris Mitchell said: "We had a fantastic afternoon at The Temple seeing Illyria version of the comic opera Ruddigore. Established in 1991, Illyria is the largest outdoor theatre company in the UK, and has put on shows across Europe, the ...

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  4. UPDATE 1-Security concerns fail to quell cheers at German Wagner festRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Reuters

    Security concerns after killings in Germany, coupled with Islamic elements in a new production of Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal", created a nervous opening for the annual festival dedicated to the composer in Bayreuth on Monday. A police roadblock at the bottom of the drive leading up the "Green Hill" to Wagner's specially built 19th-century opera house forced people in formal evening wear to walk in the muggy summer air.

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  5. Wagner festival given rapturous reception on opening nightRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival, dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, got off to a rapturous start on Monday with a brand new production of the composer's last opera, "Parsifal," enthusiastically received by the first-night audience. While this year's month-long proceedings have been overshadowed by a series of deadly attacks in the country, the performers were tumultuously applauded at the end of the six-hour performance.

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  6. Today in HistoryRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Texarkana Gazette

    ... On this date: In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1882, the Richard Wagner opera "Parsifal" premiered in Bayreuth, Germany. In 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte ordered creation of a force of ...

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  7. Houston Grand Opera 2016/2017 Season UpdateRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Houston Grand Opera will present four pinnacles of the operatic repertoire during the company's 2016-17 season, which also features the highly anticipated world premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie with libretto by Gene Scheer , and much-loved comedies by Donizetti and Mozart. Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers will lead Gtterdmmerung, the final installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, featuring a new generation of leading Wagnerians including Simon O'Neill as Siegfried and Christine Goerke as Brnnhilde.

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  8. Puccini extreme: Dudamel's gloriously pessimistic 'Tosca' an indictment on the appeal of fascismRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... The lecherous tyrant Scarpia exhibits zero redeeming qualities. But "Tosca" needs to be about something more. The opera ends so very badly that Puccini pessimistically questions whether political sacrifice in the face of fascism makes any sense at ...

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  9. Security concerns fail to quell cheers at German Wagner festRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Reuters

    Security concerns after killings in Germany, coupled with Islamic elements in a new production of Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal", created a nervous opening for the annual Wagner festival in Bayreuth on Monday. A police roadblock at the bottom of the drive leading up the "Green Hill" to Wagner's specially built 19th-century opera house forced people in formal evening wear to walk in the muggy summer air.

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  10. An exhilarating - Pirates of Penzance' at Barrington StageRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Boston.com

    Three summers ago director John Rando and choreographer Joshua Bergasse teamed up at Barrington Stage Company for a revival of "On the Town'' that later transferred to Broadway, where it earned several Tony nominations. No one should be surprised if the joyous and inspired Rando-Bergasse revival of "The Pirates of Penzance'' at Barrington Stage follows a similar trajectory.

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  11. French Soprano Elsa Dreisig and South Korean Tenor Keonwoo Kim Win...Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Opera News

    Brownlee, Ryan, Volkov, Olga Kulchynska, Costa-Jackson, Stikhina, PlA cido Domingo, Dreisig, Kim, Lahaj and Heredia at the twenty-fourth edition of Operalia in Guadalajara, Mexico. F RENCH SOPRANO Elsa Dreisig and South Korean tenor Keonwoo Kim have both won first prizes in Operalia, PlA cido Domingo's annual opera competition, which had its final round at Guadalajara, Mexico's Teatro Degollado on Sunday night.

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  12. West Edge Opera has new home, bold summer seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    ... Aug. 14. West Edge discovered the Abandoned Train Station last summer, and presented one production of its three-opera season there -- a sensational revival of Alban Berg's "Lulu" led by music director Jonathan Khuner. The venue was an instant hit ...

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  13. Cantigny celebrates McCormick Day with free activitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    Cantigny Park will celebrate the birthday of its benefactor, Col. Robert R. McCormick, with a full day of free activities on Thursday, Aug. 4. Tours, demonstrations and activities for visitors of all ages are planned throughout the park from noon to 7 p.m., followed by the Chicago Sinfonietta in concert.

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  14. freeFall Theatre to present The Pirates of PenzanceRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    4. ST. PETERSBURG - freeFall once again brings Gilbert and Sullivan to Tampa Bay audiences with a hilarious new adaptation of 'The Pirates of Penzance,' opening Saturday, Aug. 6, and running through Sunday, Sept.

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  15. Wagner festival opens after attacks put Germany on edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival, dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, opened Monday with extremely tight security in the wake of a series of deadly attacks in the country. "We have to send a message" that fear will not stop the festival, film actor Michaela May told the DPA news agency at the event.

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  16. A Century After Its Premiere, 'Iris' Might Be The Most Fucked Up Opera EverRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The New York Observer

    When Bard SummerScape announced the centerpiece of its 2016 music festival would be a revival of Mascagni's 1898 lyric tragedy Iris , it struck me as little more than a pleasant opportunity to hear a faded old score more often discussed than performed. But after Sunday afternoon's performance I am here to tell you that Iris is the most fucked up opera I've ever seen.

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  17. Berkshire StagesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

    A digest of what's playing at theaters in and around the Berkshires based upon reviews by Berkshire Eagle theater critic Jeffrey Borak. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE: Over-thinking has been problematic at Shakespeare & Company but not so in this thoughtfully rendered production of one of Shakespeare's most problematic plays.

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  18. Gilbert and Sullivan Society brings a charming Princess Ida to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | CultureMap

    The year is 1884 and in Italy, Puccini is having his first success with a one-act opera and ballet he calls Le villi . Verdi premieres a second version of his stormy Don Carlo , and in Paris, Massenet offers his considerable masterpiece, Manon .

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  19. Elburn teen learns life lessons from operaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kane Co. Chronicle

    But Lauren Parnell of Elburn, who at the moment is sporting a pastel-to-turquoise blue ombre effect, likes to defy the odds, whether it's choosing an interesting hair color or singing some of the hardest music a performer can muster. Parnell, 18, recently sang in her last “official” classical opera performance as part of The Fox Valley Rising Stars – A Young Artist Program in Concert through Soiree Lyrique, NFP.

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  20. Declan Donnellan To Be Awarded The Golden Lion Award For Lifetime AchievementRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Declan Donnellan participated in the 42nd International Biennale when Cheek by Jowl presented Ubu Roi at La Fenice Opera House, hailed as 'a masterpiece' by the international press. Born in England of Irish parents Donnellan grew up in London and ...

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