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Syracuse Opera announces 2015-2016 that includes new and classic operas
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse Opera announced its 2015-2016 season that begins and ends with contemporary operas. Artistic Director Douglas Kinney Frost announced the upcoming season on the Crouse Hinds Theater stage before the first performance of “The Barber …
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Tom Huizenga
Tom Huizenga is a music producer, reporter and blogger for NPR Music. He is a regular contributor of stories about classical music to NPR’s news programs and co-hosts NPR’s classical music blog Deceptive Cadence. Joining NPR in 1999, Huizenga spent seven …
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Post-STAR WARS Space Operas for Fun and Frivolity
We’re all intensely excited for the new Star Wars film after watching that teaser about sixteen trillion times over the past few weeks. When the movie opens in a year’s time, it’s going to be insane with people flocking to see it probably multiple …
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music10 Operas You Didn’t Know You Already Like
If the word “opera” brings an image of a fat lady singing and sends you running away, you’re missing out. Many operas are so famous that they’ve entered into pop culture. In fact, you probably already know more about operas than you think. Here are the 10 …
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Top 10 Operas
Operabase compiles a statistical database of operas performed around the world. Every few years, they sort through the data to determine which operas were performed the most. In the 2012/13 season, only five composers populated the top ten spots: Verdi …
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Soap Operas And Streaming
The soap opera. A staple in entertainment programming since as far back as when radio was invented. Now the soap opera has new life online thanks to streaming and the world had better watch out. The soap opera got its name from the early days when soap …
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musicReview: FM Opera delivers woe and wit in Puccini double feature
Drawing further applause was the announcement of next year’s lineup. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” last produced by FM Opera in 2005, kicks things off with shows Oct. 28 and 30. The troupe will bring back “Amahl and the Night Visitors” as a holiday …
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Bach Collegium Japan, Barbican, London — ‘Softly spoken’
The soloists were impressively led by Rachel Nicholls as soprano 1, fining back a voice that now lets rip in Wagner operas. Others have painted the music more vividly — how mild was the depiction of “the powerful brought down from their thrones …
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Community News For The Enfield Edition
Metropolitan Opera: Thursday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m. Mike Cascia will showcase the operas that are being broadcast live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Cascia will lecture at the library on Thursday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. The operas will be …
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musicManon Lescaut is a shambolic opera – but the Met’s production is mainly excellent
Puccini’s Manon Lescaut is his first opera worth seeing and hearing, and marks an astonishing progress from what preceded it. But Puccini had yet to learn how to bully his librettists into producing the well-constructed dramas of his later operas, and …
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​Opera’s new ad-blocking browser strikes back at ‘bloated’ web
Opera attributes speed gains to the ad-filtering occurring at the web rendering engine level. Image: Opera Software. Opera Software has today unveiled a new version of its desktop web browser, featuring advert-blocking technology built into the webpage …
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Valentino joins forces with Rome Opera as costume couturier
Italian fashion house Valentino is trying its hand at costume design for the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s production of La Traviata. The project with the Rome Opera brings Valentino’s founder Valentino Garavani and honorary president Giancarlo Giammetti …
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--Photo by Rod MillingtonBeethoven’s first — and last — opera
Beethoven was never a facile composer. He agonized over his work, constantly revising and frequently missing deadlines in his quest for perfection. And nothing in his career caused him as much as effort and heartbreak as the composition of his only …
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Opera Review: ‘The Pearl Fishers’
NEW YORK—Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” is one of the most popular operas ever written. His earlier work “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” (“The Pearl Fishers”) has languished in relative obscurity, except for the famous duet and a tenor aria. “The Pearl Fishers” is …
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Bright Sheng’s ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ highlights San Francisco Opera’s new
In addition to the nine mainstage productions at the War Memorial Opera House, the company will present two offerings in the S.F. Opera Lab’s inaugural season: Hearne’s “The Source,” about Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks; and Poulenc’s “La Voix …
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