John Malveaux: São Paolo Opera: Grammy Winning Bass-Baritone Mark S. Doss sings role of Jochanaan in ‘Salomé’ September 6, 9, 11, 16 and 20, 2014 + MORE

 

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Dan Visconti composes 'Living Language' for guitar and orchestra + MORE

New piece will receive its world premiere under Donato Cabrera and the California Symphony.... More »
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Bare de Lia + MORE

On Saturday, a new company called Bare Opera gave its first performance, a double bill of Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue and Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, at the Robert Miller Gallery in Chelsea. One of the company’s directors made noises along the lines of New York needing a diffe.... More »
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I can’t play a slave + MORE

Born on this day in 1922 actress and singer Dorothy Dandridge.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_88YGrzRcmw Born on this day in 1885 tenor Aureliano Pertile. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcFobK68RoU Born on this day in 1921 soprano Pierrette Alarie. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKhHtHR7QB0 Born on this day in .... More »
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Finalists!! + MORE

We have eleven - one more than ideal but there was a dead heat for tenth place!  And here you see the happy group with jury chairman Dominique Meyer and overall inspiration for the competition Liz Mohn. The lucky eleven are: Miriam Albano - Mezzo soprano - Italy Mario Bochmanova - Soprano - Ru.... More »
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Bach girls: Looking for love or fame? + MORE

THEIR aim was to win Richie Strahan’s heart but some Bachelorettes appear to have their eyes on a bigger prize — fame..... More »

Schubert in brief

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Unfinished Symphony. The New Yorker, Aug. 11, 2014.

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Ahead of the streaming of La Traviata on the Telegraph on Sunday, August 10, Rupert Christiansen choses his favourite productions

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August 9 is the 100th birthday of the conductor Ferenc Fricsay (1914-63). Along with many recordings, he left behind a fascinating documentary for German TV, showing how conductor and orchestra work together in rehearsal. For about 40 minutes, we see…

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Holocaust music

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SEVENTY years after its genesis in a Nazi death camp, a children’s opera is being reborn.

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Classical MPR’s Jodi Gustafson spotted this video of a talent-show performance by a group of fifth-graders. The music and the performance will make you smile.

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Colour of Music Festival, Charleston October 22-26, 2014: Black Professional Classical Musicians Festival with Marlon Daniel, Music DirectorCharleston SC August 6, 2014 —The Second Annual Colour of Music Festival will usher in the fall arts season in Charleston October 22-26, 2014. Over twenty performances will showcase the breadth and influence of blacks on the classical music world past and present. The five-day festival features top black musicians, vocalists, and orchestra leaders from across the globe performing piano, organ, voice recitals, and chamber works…

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Italian treat in store for Blackpool and beyondGrand Theatre, BlackpoolEnglish Touring Opera will be returning to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool for the first time since 2005 as part of their Spring 2015 tour. The tour, which takes in Hackney, Truro, Poole, Norwich, Sheffield, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Exeter, Canterbury, Buxton, Durham and Perth, features three Italian operas…

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Why does BBC censor new music from TV?

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Why does BBC censor new music from TV?The Scottish composer John McLeod, 80 this year and widely feted, was thrilled to learn that his work, The Sun Dances, was to receive a London premiere at the BBC Proms.

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The performance, by the BBC Scottish SO and Donald Runnicles, was all a composer could have wished for…

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John Malveaux: São Paolo Opera: Grammy Winning Bass-Baritone Mark S. Doss sings role of Jochanaan in 'Salomé' September 6, 9, 11, 16 and 20, 2014Mark S. Doss(PRLog.com)John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com sends this link:São Paulo OperaGrammy Bass-Baritone Mark Doss will sing the role of Jochanaan during five (5) performances of the opera “SALOME” in São Paolo, Brazil 30/8 sáb 17h Theatro Municipal de São Paulo – Salão Nobre Palestra sobre a ópera Salomé com o jornalista e professor Irineu Franco Perpetuo Entrada franca6/9 sáb 20h | 9/9 ter 20h | 11/9 qui 20h | 14/9 dom 18h 16/9 ter 20h | 18/9 qui 20h | 20/9 sáb 20h Theatro Municipal de São PauloRICHARD STRAUSSSALOMÉ Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal de São Paulo John Neschling– RegênciaLivia Sabag– Direção CênicaNicolás Boni– CenografiaVeridiana Piovezan– FigurinosWagner Pinto– Desenho de LuzAndré Mesquita – CoreografiaSaloméNadja Michael (dias 06, 09, 11, 14)Annemarie Kremer (dias 16, 18 e 20)HerodesPeter Bronder (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)Jürgen Sacher (dias 14 e 18)Herodias Iris Vermillion (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)Alejandra Malvino (dias 14 e 18)JochanaanMark Steven Doss (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)Michael Kupfer (dias 14 e 18)NarrabothStanislas De Barbeyrac (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)István Horváth  

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He stands in black boots and black coat, phone at his ear, as if conspiring with a distant demon. He beckons in a rooftop cafe and hangs up. The Hollywood Hills, which he has known since childhood, rise tidy and neat; houses shine, pools glimmer. But to him, the world beyond the artifice of…

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He’s the voice

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HE’S a superstar of opera. What makes

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Music Review: Mostly Mozart, With the Conductor Paavo JarviPaavo Jarvi led the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in an all-Brahms program as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival on Thursday.

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Vienna Philharmonic • Herbert Blomstedt

Quietly Fabulous

Picture of Herbert Blomstedt (detail) courtesy Salzburg Festival, © Silvia Lelli
The Eighth Symphony of Anton Bruckner’s, the last he finished, his longest (bar the original version of the Third), the only one with harps… does tower above the others in a grand and subtle way…

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