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Met Opera: La Traviata + MORE

The Met Opera presents Verdi's timeless masterwork, "La Traviata," with rising soprano Marina Rebeka in the role of the title heroine. Stephen Costello is Alfredo, Quinn Kelsey is Germont, and Marco Armiliato conducts. Tune in Saturday, Dec. 27, at noon..... More »
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Go into your glance + MORE

Happy birthday to mean, moody, magnificent mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W0kbqR7inI Born on this day in 1924 baritone Matteo Manuguerra. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNZncFqgOb8 Happy 81st birthday soprano Arlene Saunders. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPeIDfmJCKg.... More »
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English National Opera in special measures until 2018 after funding reprieve + MORE

English National Opera has received a one-year funding deal, but will not yet be accepted back into the Arts Council portfolio.... More »
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'The work never stops' for Anne-Sophie Mutter + MORE

'The reigning diva of the violin' plays Roy Thomson on Friday, along with her Mutter Virtuosi chamber ensemble..... More »
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Ensemble. Wide-ranging Character + MORE

Andrew Dunlop, Ria Nolan and the Eblana String Trio, heard by Mike Wheeler.... More »
Changing newspaper criticism: Der Rosenkavalier, 1911 and 2014Julius Korngold in the Neue Freie Presse, 9 April 1911Opening: Although his superior talents have caused him to be designated a leading musician, no one is less suited to this role than Richard Strauss. The Germans want a priest, someone who will champion an art that serves profound ends. Strauss is driven by the ego sensibility of the modern artist, who wants, first of all, to serve himself and his sensations…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 32: Christian Tetzlaff, Erin Keefe, Lindsey Stirling in concertBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

Christian Tetzlaff performed the Bartok with the San Francisco SymphonySan Francisco Chronicle: “This was a virtuoso display of technical bravura and emotional eloquence, all wrapped into one beautifully integrated package…

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It’s a trip to be in the same room with these two. Not only do Jones and Yanofsky share the secret language of the jazzbos, they trade scats and melodies wordlessly in reference to new songs and old

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It’s Sally Matthews, who stars as Blanche in the forthcoming run (the Robert Carsen production) at Covent Garden of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. The opera ends with the onstage beheading of 16 nuns. Here’s my interview with her from today’s Independent…

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Vivaldi – L'Incoronazione di Dario

– www.planethugill.com

Vivaldi - L'Incoronazione di Dario Vivaldi – L’incoronazione di Dario: Anders Dahlin, Sara Mingardo, Delphine Dalou, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone: naive Reviewed by Robert Hugillon May 13 2014 Star rating: 3.5Sparkling performance of Vivaldi’s semi-comic operaVolume 58 of naive’s Vivaldi Edition (volume 18 of the composer’s theatrical works) is devoted to Vivaldi’s 1717 opera L’incoronazione di Dario…

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The San Francisco ensemble brought freshness to a rarely heard George Crumb piece from 1966, as well as performing a memorable Reynold Tharp premiere

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Attorney General calls investigation into San Diego OperaIt’s the attorney general of the state of California and the question is whether public funds were properly handled during the period when the opera company was stumbling to near-closure. More here.

 

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Gloria – A Pigtale purports to be a satirical parable but it is a total disaster, says Rupert Christiansen

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Simon Callow On Richard Wagner

– www.the-wagnerian.com

Simon Callow On Richard WagnerSimon Callow on Richard Wagner.Wagner was not promiscuous, he was serially amorousAn atheist, Wagner immersed himself in the work of Arthur Schopenhauer, who believed that life was essentially an illusion, and that the only contact we have with reality is when we make love. This notion struck Wagner, on the basis of wide personal experience, as deeply true…

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San Diego Opera 2015 Season

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San Diego Opera's closure has been rescinded. The 2015 season includes La bohème, Don Giovanni, and Nixon in China. The ongoing crowd funding effort has resulted in a total of $2,116,376 in donations from 2,461 of donors as of midnight Sunday, May 18, 2014.
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Singers, looks and art – who is Octavian ?

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Singers, looks and art - who is Octavian ?Grand furore about Octavian  at Glyndebourne’s Der Rosekavalier (read my review HERE).  At right, the first ever Octavian, Eva von der Osten, in 1911. Short, fat, dark and dumpy.  She got even more so as she grew older. Strauss thought she was fine. So what’s  all the fuss about  now?  Strauss didn’t describe what Octavian looked like…

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One lucky “Star Wars” fan will have the chance to travel to a galaxy far, far away to appear in “Episode VII,” J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the classic space opera franchise. In a video from the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” in Abu Dhabi, Abrams announced the creation of Star Wars: Force for…

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So far the new recording for which has I’ve gotten the most pitches from publicists this year is a mash-up of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage performed by David Greilsammer. The Israeli pianist hits the keyboard as though he were an electrician producing glittering sparks, and…

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