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Live in HD: Verdi's La Traviata from the Met + MORE

Sonya Yoncheva - Verdi's La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera (photo Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera) Verdi La Traviata; Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, Thomas Hampson, dir: Willy Decker, cond: Nicola Luisotti; Met Opera Live in HD at the Barbican Cinema Reviewed by Anthony Evans on Mar 11 2017 St.... More »
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Vivid drama & strong musical performances - Opera Holland Park's first Aida + MORE

Peter Auty, Graeme Broadbent - Aida - Opera Holland Park - photo Robert Workman Verdi Aida Gweneth-Ann Jeffers, Peter Auty, Heather Shipp, Graeme Broadbent, Jonathan Veira, Keel Watson Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 26 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Strong musical performances and vivid d.... More »
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On Forbes: The Vienna Symphony's Path Out Of The Shadow + MORE

The Vienna Symphony's Path Out Of The Shadow The Vienna Symphony (VSO) has a proud tradition, but its fame reminds me of the ‘Seem-Giant’ Tur-Tur in Michael Ende’s “Jim Button” books: The further away you are, the bigger he seems; the closer you get, the less imposing he becomes; when you .... More »
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Review: Jason Danieley Sings and Talks About Love at Feinstein’s/54 Below + MORE

This formidable Broadway tenor embodies an emerging theatrical archetype: the dashing but sensitive hero. He talked about love in highly personal terms..... More »
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Ensemble. A Philological 'Tosca' + MORE

Giuseppe Pennisi reports from Rome.... More »
In his new production of Wagner’s Parsifal for the New National Theatre, Harry Kupfer has decided to go beyond the Christian context of the work and draw parallels with Buddhism: he mentions the strife for knowledge through compassion as related to the quest for enlightenment with the communion with all things or the idea of Kundry expiating her fault through many reincarnations…

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Australian opera company drops Carmen over smoking scenesDecision by West Australia Opera has left fans fuming, while PM Tony Abbott calls it political correctness gone crazyA decision by the West Australia Opera company to drop Carmen because it features smoking has left its fans and Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, fuming about political correctness gone crazy…

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Young people storm the stage — and the auditorium — at the TSOMusicians as young as 23 are being hired by Peter Oundjian in a youth revolution that has drawn young ticket buyers to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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Alice Coote – Handel arias

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Alice Coote - Handel arias Handel arias from Hercules, Ariodante, Alcina, Radamisto, Giulio Cesare; Alice Coote, the English Concert, Harry Bicket; Hyperion Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 23 2014 Star rating: 4.5Fine disc of Handel arias in highly distinctive performancesThe mezzo-soprano Alice Coote has sung Handel roles for some considerable time and has continued to keep Handel in her repertoire whilst developing more romantic roles, in Mozart, Berlioz, Richard Strauss, Mahler and Elgar…

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Back in April we were quite excited to read about the Vienna State Opera’s ambitious plans for digital webcasting on the grand scale. Here it comes. The ad above shows you something of what they’re doing and a few questions from me about how/how much have elicited the following information: For payment you have several possibilities…

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Ensemble. Sex and Violence

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Graham Vick’s ‘Don Giovanni’, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

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Kola Owolabi Performs Finale from 'Nigerian Organ Symphony' of Godwin Sadoh at 2014 National Convention of American Guild of OrganistsGodwin SadohKola OwolabiFaculty ProfileUniversity of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & DanceA native of Toronto, Canada, Owolabi was appointed as associate professor of organ at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in September 2014. There he teaches courses in organ, improvisation and church music…

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The unbearable lightness of…oh dear

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The unbearable lightness of...oh dearHaving greeted the idea of this CD with huge enthusiasm and given it some warm announcements right here, I’m sorry to say that a certain tenor’s new recording, ‘Du bist die Welt für mich’ (English title is on the cover, right), has in its entirety proved a tad underwhelming. So I’ve written a piece for Amati’s magazine about why a little lightness can’t hurt…

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Spanish practices: Maestro is reappointed over musicians’ oppositionPedro Halffter has been reappointed in Sevilla.
Despite a fierce campaign by the musicians and their union, the well-connected Halffter has got to keep his job. He will resume as music director of Real Orquesta de Sevilla and Teatro Maestranza at an eye-watering salary.
Report here.

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Rousing All-American Fare for Opening Night

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 Bernstein, Buck, Copland, Corigliano, Hanson: Allison Pohl (soprano), Britt Cooper (baritone), Canton Symphony Chorus, Walsh University Chorale, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Gerhardt Zimmermann (conductor), Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio, 5.10.2014, (TW) Bernstein: “Take Care of This House” from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Overture and “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide Dudley Buck: […]

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Belgrade Philharmonic Is Touring To Help Fund a New HomeThe Belgrade Philharmonic hopes its first American tour, which ends with a concert at Carnegie Hall, will help raise funds for a new performance center.

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Discovering the Heifetz-Handel-Halvorsen for Two ViolinsBy Laurie Niles: If there is a “Bach Double” for violin and viola — something fun, popular and compelling in duet form — it’s got to be the Handel-Halvorsen “Passacaglia.”

The Handel-Halvorsen balances the violin and viola (or sometimes cello) beautifully, puts both instruments through equally challenging paces, and (unlike the Bach Double) it doesn’t even require a piano or orchestra accompaniment to sound thoroughly complete…

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