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‘Anti-gay’ comments singer says: I’m a liberal. I like to bitch. + MORE

Valerian Ruminski, the opera singer fired in Ottawa for supposedly anti-gay comments, has offered a fulsome explanation to Slipped Disc readers about his attitudes on life and the way he shares them on social media. He treats the issues raised by his conduct with frankness and self-awareness. He ack.... More »
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Three Countertenors Make History in LA Opera's 'Dido & Aeneas' + MORE

Left - John Holiday; Top Right - G Thomas Allen; Lower Right - Darryl TaylorWilliam Doggett II writes:From the iconic The Three Tenors toThe Three Mo Tenors of the 1990s which featured three Black tenors we fast forward to  October  2014, where LA Opera presents an historic first!  Me.... More »
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The 2015 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming and Other New Music at CMA + MORE

The 2015 CMA/ASCAP Awards, the "New Music from CMA" commissions’ concert, and the majority of the ensemble showcases at the 37th national conference of Chamber Music America provided a real immersive new music experience—one in which definitions were constantly being expanded and which celebrate.... More »
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Minnesota Opera: Tosca + MORE

Join us Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. as we head to the Ordway for a special live broadcast of Tosca with the Minnesota Opera. Minnesota native Kelly Kaduce stars in the lead role as the fiery prima donna, with Leonardo Capalbo as Cavaradossi and Stephen Powell as Scarpia..... More »
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A $54 million on space flight of fancy? + MORE

Sarah Brightman, ex-wife of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, has a singing mission..... More »
My one previous live encounter with this work was a performance of excerpts (including the powerful final scene) in the final concert of the Edinburgh International Festival 2007. More recently I picked up the Chandos Opera in English recording. Both hearings made a strong impression on me, but I didn’t expect to be so completely, overpoweringly gripped by last night’s performance as I was…

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As pianist Moran approached the end of his second season as a resident artistic director with SFJazz, he gave a duet performance with saxophonist Lloyd, one of his mentors. Their recital was luxurious with ballads, beginning with Billy Strayhorn’s ‘The Star-Crossed Lovers,’ which Lloyd introduced with a sensual flourish that felt like feathers brushing across skin…

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CRINGE worst orchestra EVER

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CRINGE worst orchestra  EVEREar wincingly awful ! Brought tears to my eyes ! Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra . But someone’s stuffed things into the brass, who emit horrendous wails.  OTOH, the kids were trying, and the parenst must have been rolling with agony (and laughter). This is what you call, “learning by mistakes”…

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The subject was RosenkavalierLa Cieca looks forward to seeing (in the virtual sense) all her cher public bright and early tomorrow morning for the webcast of the controversial production of Der Rosenkavalier from Glyndebourne. It starts at 11:30 AM EDT and naturally La Casa della Cieca will be open for brunch and chat.
More Strauss-related news follows the jump…

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Leave your baggage behind with performance artist Marina Abramovi, find Hansel and Gretel in Lancaster, enjoy Bruckner with Haitink and grab a final chance to see Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Marina Abramovi: 512 Hours Mindfulness is the mantra of our times even the legendary Serbian performance artist has adopted it, installing her new exhibition (herself) at the Serpentine Gallery six days a week for the duration of the summer…

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Breaking: The Hartford Wagner Festival Release A StatementIn what is perhaps,  a response to what some might describe as extraordinarily juvenile behavior,  on their Facebook page  The Hartford Wagner Festival have released the following clarification:”This project of presenting “Das Rheingold” was originally conceived to use a digital orchestra and was never intended to use a live orchestra…

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Mahler is not the only food on the table

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Mahler is not the only food on the table In that photo taken at the Vienna villa of the artist Carl Moll, probably in 1905, the guests at the al fresco dinner are, left to right, Max Reinhardt, Gustav Mahler, Moll and Hans Pfitzner. In response to my post Audience whoring is the blight of classical music, Lauri’s List tweets “Hear hear! Mahler is great, but not the only food on the table…

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Watch Glyndebourne's Der Rosenkavalier Free - Sunday June 8 at 4.30pmTime above is BST. You can watch it either at Glyndebourne’s Website by CLICKING HERE or at the Telegraph by CLICKING HERE.Conductor Robin TicciatiDirector Richard Jones Set Designer Paul SteinbergCostume Designer Nicky GillibrandMovement Director Sarah FahieLighting Designer Mimi Jordan SherinCastThe Marschallin Kate Royal Octavian Tara ErraughtBaron Ochs auf Lerchenau Lars WoldtSophie Teodora Gheorghiu Herr von Faninal Michael KrausMarianne Leitmetzerin Miranda KeysValzacchi Christopher Gillett Annina Helene SchneidermanNotary Gwynne Howell Italian Singer Andrej Dunaev Innkeeper Robert WörlePolice Commissioner Scott Conner London Philharmonic OrchestraThe Glyndebourne Chorus

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Prokofiev’s ‘The Love of Three Oranges’, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

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Comment on June 2 posts on William Grant Still's 'Highway 1, USA' & Noel Pointer Foundation Event: Information is appreciated but more notice is needed[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensiveWorks List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com)On Monday, June 2, 2014 AfriClassical published two posts:Noel Pointer Foundation: 10-Year-Old Pianist Zachary Sanchez Shares Stage with Borough President Eric Adams 6:30 PM Wednesday at B…

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Benvenuto Cellini; La fanciulla del West  reviewColiseum; Opera Holland Park, LondonBerlioz’s fizzing score takes off as Terry Gilliam lets rip with the extravagant Benvenuto CelliniFlame-throwers threw, tumblers tumbled, gigantic carnival masks mocked and leered; crowds waved mops and feather dusters, stilt-walkers and jugglers reeled and tweaked and twirled until golden rain showered from the rafters of the Coliseum and the earth moved…

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Glyndebourne: a brief history

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Rupert Christiansen tells the story of the world-beating opera festival

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The English National Opera has a new staging of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini, by Terry Gilliam. Mark Berry and Jessica Duchen went to opening night:Jessica is almost unreservedly enthused!Mark is positive but has some reservations.This production opened several days after I left town, or you bet I would have been there too.

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