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=== News - 25 new results for [Opera] ===

Muscat Opera House Marks First Anniversary, Aims to Bridge Omani and ...
Huffington Post
Enacted by a royal decree, by Oman's ruler, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin
Said inaugurated the Royal Opera House in October last year, thereby
establishing one of the Arab world's most remarkable cultural institutions
in the capital of Muscat. While ...
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Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera employees OK strike authorization
The Seattle Times (blog)
The musicians of the Seattle Symphony and Opera Players' Organization
(SSOPO) have approved a strike authorization. Following months of contract
negotiations with the managements of the Seattle Symphony and Seattle
Opera, The vote is in response to ...
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Lyric Opera makes a glorious case for Verdi's 'Simon Boccanegra'
Chicago Sun-Times
Although this is Lyric's first staging in 17 years, it's the company's
seventh outing with this opera, which tells of an early Renaissance pirate
turned Doge of Genoa, guilt-ridden by his checkered love life and parental
irresponsibility. Since 1959 ...
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The Gotham Chamber Opera: When Small is the Next Big Thing
Huffington Post
I first became acquainted with the Gotham Chamber Opera just over 10 years
ago when my best friend Georgia was hired to sing a role in their inaugural
production; Mozart's Il Sogno di Scipione, directed by Christopher Alden.
At the time, all I knew ...
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Lyric casts welcome light on a dark Verdi drama
Chicago Tribune
"Simon Boccanegra," which returned to the Lyric Opera repertory Monday
night after an absence of 17 years, is a shadowy tragedy many opera goers
respect but few really love, except perhaps for card-carrying Verdi
connoisseurs. Even the composer ...
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Stretching the Boundaries of Opera
New York Times
AMSTERDAM — The British composer George Benjamin's first opera reportedly
had a gestation period of 20 years, most of it occupied by the search for a
libretto, and the finished product, "Into the Little Hill," a retelling
of the Pied Piper story ...
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Virginia Opera's 'The Pearl Fishers' may signal a turn to the conventional
Washington Post
Last season the Virginia Opera positioned itself as the local opera company
most willing to challenge its audiences. It had accomplished this in the
wake of a leadership schism in 2011, when founding music director Peter
Mark was ousted by the company ...
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The Barber of Seville at Michigan Opera Theatre
Huffington Post
The Barber of Seville is a corker of an opera. Even non-opera fans can get
their heads and laughter around it, the story and familiar melodies and
arias having become so iconic. And for that reason, it is a strong
selection to kick off the 2012-2013 ...
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Virginia Opera's bright, affecting 'Pearl Fishers' at GMU
Washington Times
FAIRFAX Va., October 14, 2012 – The Virginia Opera's current production
of Georges Bizet's early opera, Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
at GMU's Center for the arts this weekend was a delightful surprise. Spare,
yet colorful, active without ...
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Met Opera's James Levine to return in May after spinal injury
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine will
return to the conducting podium in May 2013 - initially in a wheelchair -
after a fall more than a year ago that left him partially paralyzed, the
New York opera house said on Friday.
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North Broad developer joins Metropolitan Opera House restoration project
Philadelphia Inquirer
The old Metropolitan Opera House at 858 N. Broad St. is a tale of two
buildings. Enter from Poplar Street and you pass through a simple lobby and
descend into a 1,000-seat gospel hall with bright blue carpet, blue chairs,
and a big blue tarp nailed to ...
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Metropolitan Opera offers a so-so 'The Elixir of Love'
Philadelphia Inquirer
When Luciano Pavarotti was singing this opera, one of his specialties, the
grandeur took care of itself, given what a unique force he was at the box
office. People came to see him and waited patiently through the dopey plot
- a lovelorn bumpkin hopes ...
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Cricket soap opera continues
Toronto Sun
When will this soap opera involving England batsman Kevin Pietersen ever
end? The country booted him out for emailing provocative messages about his
captain and manager to players on the South African team during a Test
series. The wayward star later ...
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ULM to host operas
Monroe News Star
In June, when Mark Ross Clark was putting the finishing touches on a
performance of the opera, "Rigoletto," at the University of Louisiana at
Monroe, he didn't know what to expect. Would a 19th century Italian opera
draw an audience in northeastern ...
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OU opera production taking cues from the Greeks
Norman Transcript
NORMAN — Students at the University of Oklahoma School of Music and
University Theatre are taking their cues from the Greeks during their
performance of Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera "Iphigénie en
Tauride," which opens tonight. The opera, with ...
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NO Opera celebrates a night to remember honoring Placido Domingo!
A star-studded night for the New Orleans Opera Association, on Friday, Oct.
12, featured both established performers and young talents on the
ascendant. But one supernova of the opera world proved that every
exclamation point of the program was justified.
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St. Petersburg Opera finds a permanent home downtown
PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg Opera will soon no longer be holding
rehearsals in rented clubs, church basements or even board members' homes,
because the 7-year-old company recently bought a building for itself. By
next spring, the 10,000-square-foot ...
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Bronx Zoo Returns; Yanks Need Alternate Ending to Postseason Soap Opera
The Captain's Blog (blog)
Is the Bronx Zoo back? Before last night's pivotal game three, Joe Girardi
(perhaps with an assist from Brian Cashman?) decided to bench Alex
Rodriguez and Nick Swisher, two players who have been stalwarts for him
throughout his tenure as Yankee ...
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James Levine plans Met Opera return in May
Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK — James Levine plans to return to the podium at the Metropolitan
Opera in May following a two-year absence, conducting from a wheelchair
following a fall last year that left him partially paralyzed. The Met
announced Thursday that its music ...
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With success of 'Dog Days' opera, MSU hopes to continue the streak
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Over the past two weekends, Montclair State University staged a production
that has the potential to put New Jersey on the map as a home and launching
pad for contemporary opera. "Dog Days," by composer David T. Little and
Royce Vavrek, stunned ...
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Tulsa Opera's 'Daughter of the Regiment' dazzles
Tulsa World
The company reassembled a large portion of the creative forces responsible
for last year's highly successful staging of "The Barber of Seville" - a
show that truly lived up to the description of "comic opera" - for this
season's opening production ...
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Duluth Festival Opera leaves Duluth
Minnesota Public Radio
The Duluth Festival Opera, or DFO as it's known, will come to an end in
2013. DFO.jpg DFO's production of La Traviata, featuring soprano Penelope
Shumate as Violetta Photo by Ken Pogin. According to Artistic Director
Craig Fields, the DFO simply is not ...
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A brilliant new voice gleams in Seattle Opera's 'Fidelio'
The Seattle Times
Opera fans love their art form for many reasons, but perhaps chief among
these is the thrill of discovery. Hearing a great new voice for the first
time, and watching an opera character leap to life, is the kind of
experience fans cherish. That's what ...
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Discovering 'Don Pasquale' at Opera 101
al.com (blog)
"That just blows my mind," said Mobile Opera Artistic Director Andy
Anderson. When he marveled at the composer's prodigious output, Anderson
was in the midst of leading the first Opera 101 class for Donizetti's "Don
Pasquale" on Wednesday. The opera ...
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Symphony, opera musicians take step toward strike
The union objected to the symphony and opera managements' Oct. 10 offer of
a 15 percent cut to compensation for the 2012-2013 season. The offer
followed years of financial concessions from the musicians, who claim they
have given back more than $9.6 ...
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=== Blogs - 10 new results for [Opera] ===

busan opera house proposal by IaN+
redeveloping the relationship of the opera house within the urban fabric,
the project addresses the cityscape while redefining itself as a
free-standing cultural piece.
Designboom - Weblog

Ex-Longhorns kicker sings opera, impresses as Ravens rookie ...
By Mark Francescutti
"The guys appreciate his talent, that's where it starts," Ravens coach
John Harbaugh said Wednesday. "The guy sings Italian opera in front of
our players. So, if you're an Italian opera person, that's probably pretty
normal. For a lot of our guys, ...
Dallas Cowboys Blog

Getty opera row gets grittier
By Norman Lebrecht
The BBC news website has added fuel to the controversy whipped up by
Slipped Disc over oil billionaire Gordon Getty's $2 million gift to Welsh
National Opera. The money was given on the understanding that WNO would
stage an opera that ...
Slipped Disc

Another opera house blinds its audience
By Norman Lebrecht
On Saturday night I went to the Opera. I wore the costume imposed on me by
the regulations of the house. I fully recognize the advantage of those
regulations. Evening dress is cheap, simple, durable, prevents rivalry and
extravagance on the ...
Slipped Disc

50 Cent vs. Gunplay -- Thug Life Soap Opera | TMZ.com
By TMZ Staff
50 Cent took his feud with Gunplay to a whole new level -- flaunting the
chain his crew yanked right off GP's neck! It's the kinda plot twist you
see on…

Virginia Opera's "Pearl Fishers" at George Mason Center for the Arts ...
By Mike Paarlberg
Arts Desk is Washington City Paper's blog about D.C. music, film, theater,
books, and performance.
Arts Desk

Watch an Opera Troupe Break Into Song in a Florida Ikea - Video ...
By Sarah Firshein
Certain things possess the power to make navigating the maze of a
relationship-threatening Ikea store all the more tolerable: impromptu
"house parties," for example, or charming in-store weddings. This
Curbed National

Mural-type project for Opera House denied | Dothan Eagle
Beautification and preservation don't always go together, especially when
historic buildings are discussed.
www2.dothaneagle.com - Local

Busan Opera House Proposal: 3rd Prize Winner / Henning Larsen ...
By Alison Furuto
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects + Tomoon Architects Henning Larsen
Architects and Tomoon Architects recently won the third prize in the

Seattle Symphony, Opera Musicians Authorize Strike - ArtsJournal
"After months of contract negotiations with the managements of the Seattle
Symphony and Seattle Opera, the vote is in response to a contract offer
Wednesday that called for musicians to take a 15 percent reduction in
compensation in the ...
ArtsJournal: Daily Arts News - Music

=== Web - 10 new results for [Opera] ===

WebPlatform Stewards: Opera
Opera Software produces web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs, and
other connected devices. It has 275 million users worldwide — and
counting ...

Welcome to Opera Queensland | Opera Queensland
Opera QLD specialises in creating breathtaking performances that amaze
audiences of all ages. We invite you to join us for a night to remember and
witness ...

Reviews: STM Opera for iPhone 5 | iLounge
iLounge review of STM Opera for iPhone 5. Find more Cases - iPhone 5
reviews from leading independent iPod, iPhone, and iPad site.

OPERA NEWS - Emmanuel Villaume, Leo Hussain to Conduct ...
Emmanuel Villaume, Leo Hussain to Conduct Santa Fe Opera Performances
Following Resignation of Chief Conductor Frédéric Chaslin S anta Fe Opera

The Dangerous Business of Being an Opera Singer - WQXR
In the old days, opera singers were expected to just "park and bark," as
the static style of performing on ...

Watching Baseball at the Opera House - Library of Congress Blogs
The following is a guest post by Emmy-Award-winning engineer Mark Schubin.
He has been writing about the intersecting histories of opera and media ...

Twitter / Search - opera
Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends,
experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.

busan opera house proposal by IaN+
redeveloping the relationship of the opera house within the urban fabric,
the project addresses the cityscape while redefining itself as a
free-standing cultural ...

Opera: Fort Worth company to showcase unpublished works ...
As part of its 2013 festival, Fort Worth Opera will present
"Frontiers," readings of 20-minute excerpts from eight unpublished
operas by composers from the ...

Beyonce Pulls Out of Eastwood Movie; Opera Star to Visit Space
Singer cites scheduling conflicts for decision not to appear in 'A Star is
Born' remake; Sarah Brightman will spend 10 days at the ISS in 2013.

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