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An Opera About Robert Moses Is Among the River to River Festival Highlights + MORE

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has unveiled its lineup for the 16th annual festival of dance, music, theater and visual art..... More »
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Love in the Time of Cholera + MORE

Christine Goerke and cast, Florencia en el Amazonas, Washington National Opera (photo by Scott Suchman) An opera company's choice of a season opener may make a statement, but it may not mean what one thinks it means. Washington National Opera, now firmly under the artistic aegis of Francesca Zambell.... More »
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Nights at the Opera: 2014 + MORE

However belatedly, I decided to round up a personal "best of" list for the last calendar year. It's always an enjoyable experience of revisiting... particularly poignant for me as I looked back on the last of my German opera-going (for now.) Due to my own relative restraint (not to sa.... More »
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Classical news: Philip Glass to receive National Medal of Arts + MORE

Today's top stories in the classical music world include the announcement of this year's National Medal of Arts recipients; the death of an acclaimed tenor; and a strike in Forth Worth..... More »
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Deutsche Oper Strauss-Wochen (3) - Die ägyptische Helena, 8 April 2016 + MORE

Die ägyptische Helena © 2009, Marcus LieberenzDeutsche OperHelena – Ricarda MerbethMenelas – Stefan VinkeHermione – Selina IslAïthra – Laura AikinAltaïr – Derek WeltonDa-Ud – Andrew DickinsonFirst Servant – Alexandra HuttonSecond Servant – Stephanie WeissFirst Elf – Elbenita K.... More »
Opera transcriptions for piano, heard by Howard Smith. ‘… illuminating performances …’

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Empire Opera's 'Keep On Singing!' 4 PM Sunday, June 22, 2014 is almost here.  Seating is limited, so reserve a seat by donating online.REMINDERKeep On Singing! is almost here.A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a concert of amazing voices, great food, lots of wine and a celebration of 7 years with Empire Opera!Seating is limited.  So reserve a seat early by donating online at: www.empireopera.org.Sunday, June 22, 2014 4PM349 West End AvenueNew York, NY 10024(btw 76th/77th St…

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  Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Richard Farnes, (conductor), Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, 14.6.2014 (JL) Cast: Brünnhilde:  Alwyn Mellor Siegfried: Mati Turi Hagen: Mats Almgren Gutrune : Orla Boylan Gunther: Eric Greene Alberich : Jo Pohlheim Waltraute:  Susan Bickley First Norn:  Fiona Kimm Second Norn:  Heather Shipp Third Norn:  Lee Bisset Woglinde: […]

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Echo and Narcissus review  premiere of Wigglesworth's 'dramatic cantata'Aldeburgh festivalAbrasive urgency makes way for lyrical directness in a work inspired by Ted Hughes’ Tales from OvidRyan Wigglesworth is currently composer-in-residence at English National Opera his first stage work is due there in a few seasons’ time and someone at Aldeburgh too thinks he is a talent well worth nurturing…

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Met flunks out of Klinghoffer simulcast

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Met flunks out of Klinghoffer simulcastPeter Gelb said hundreds of emails had persuaded him that a Met broadcast of John Adams’s opera The Death of Klinghoffer might be seen as promoting anti-semitism. The opera shows the murder of a disabled US citizen by Palestinian hijackers.
Gelb said he did not want to be seen doing anything ‘that could be interpreted or misinterpreted as pro-terrorist…

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Rare stuff!

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Thomas Arne's The Cooper I seem to remember having seen 50 years ago!  And recall nothing of it so I suppose it was good to see it again.  But actually I would prefer to go for Dibdin!  Arne and Dibdin were contemporaries (though Dibdin was 30 years younger) but I guess that because of Arne's "masterpiece" Rule Britannia the older composer is more embraced by the establishment…

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Music with Minnesotans: Frank Tenczar

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Frank Tenczar, a retired IT guy, loves to watch the deer go by at his lake place up north while listening to Mahler.

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From Marschallin to Moses

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From Marschallin to Moses‘That’s the first time actually I’ve ever been moved by the words of The Ring alone…I normally find that the text alone makes you yearn for the music, but that seemed quite wonderful to me.’ Thus Michael Tanner, lecturing on Götterdämmerung, about Dame Harriet Walter declaiming Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene in its various incarnations and her husband Guy Paul reading Wagner’s stage directions…

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The Live in HD transmission of The Death of Klinghoffer has been cancelled after concerns were raised that the Metropolitan Opera’s plans to transmit the opera might be used to fan global anti-Semitism. Adams describes the decision as “deeply regrettable” saying it “goes far beyond issues of artistic freedom, and ends in promoting the same kind of intolerance that the opera’s detractors claim to be preventing…

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Met Opera Cancels "Klinghoffer" Broadcasts

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Today the Metropolitan Opera announced its plans to cancel its broadcasts of John Adams’s opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer.” The opera is based on an actual event–the killing of Leon Klinghoffer, an American Jew, by Palestinian terrorists. According to a…

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Michael Tilson Thomas revived Britten’s rarely performed ballet score for ‘The Prince of the Pagodas’ – and, typically, placed it in context

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Death of “Klinghoffer”

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Death of “Klinghoffer”Bowing to pressure from “the Anti-Defamation League, representing the wishes of the Klinghoffer daughters,” the Met has canceled its scheduled HD telecast of The Death of Klinghoffer next season. A press release follows the jump.

The Metropolitan Opera to cancel its Live in HD transmission of
John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer scheduled for this fall
New York, NY (June 17, 2014) – After an outpouring of concern that its plans to transmit John Adams’s opera The Death of Klinghoffer might be used to fan global anti-Semitism, the Metropolitan Opera announced the decision today to cancel its Live in HD transmission, scheduled for November 15, 2014…

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Revisiting The Rite

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To celebrate Stravinsky's birthday, we have revisited one of his best-known works, The Rite of Spring.
A depiction of a ritualistic ceremony in which the Chosen One dances herself to death, the work was premiered in Paris to an infamously riotous reception…

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