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MLive.com
UMS and U-M professor emeritus to receive National Medal of ArtsU-M music professor emeritus George Shirley and the University Musical Society
UMS and U-M professor emeritus to receive National Medal of Arts
MLive.com / Posted 5 hours ago
U-M music professor emeritus George Shirley and the University Musical Society - a fine arts presenter housed at the University of Michigan since 1879 - will both receive that National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
UM's University Musical Society, professor to receive National Medal of ArtsThe White House said they'll be among 11 recipients of the nation's highest pub
UM's University Musical Society, professor to receive National Medal of Arts
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 7 hours ago
The White House said they'll be among 11 recipients of the nation's highest public artistic honor at a ceremony with President Barack Obama on Thursday in Washington, D.C. The medals "recognize the University of Michigan's immense contributions to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Don Julio O. Sy Sr. and Silliman awardees“I have been waiting more than 60 years to say this: ‘Papa, Mama: I finally hav
Don Julio O. Sy Sr. and Silliman awardees
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
“I have been waiting more than 60 years to say this: ‘Papa, Mama: I finally have a degree from Silliman University. It’s not just any degree... it’s a doctorate degree.’” Those were words spoken from the heart of Dr. Julio O. Sy Sr., who was... Read more
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Philly.com
Nelson Shanks, renowned portrait artist, dead at 77D. Dodge Thompson, chief of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art in Washi
Nelson Shanks, renowned portrait artist, dead at 77
Philly.com / Posted 5 days ago
D. Dodge Thompson, chief of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, has called Mr. Shanks "the most talented contemporary traditional portraitist." Mr. Shanks preferred to be called a painter, highlighting his varied subject matter... Read more
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The Post-Journal
End-Of-Season Plays Performed At Chautauqua InstitutionSaturday, the organization presented two short plays to a giant audience which
End-Of-Season Plays Performed At Chautauqua Institution
The Post-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Saturday, the organization presented two short plays to a giant audience which filled every seat in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. They were ''Mr. Know All'' and ''The Opera Maven.'' The first, shorter play was narrated by Maureen Rovegno, who played the... Read more
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Philly.com
Nelson Shanks, renowned portrait artist, dead at 77Kristin E. Holmes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Last updated: Saturday, August 29, 201
Nelson Shanks, renowned portrait artist, dead at 77
Philly.com / Posted 5 days ago
Kristin E. Holmes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Last updated: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 6:00 PM D. Dodge Thompson, chief of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has called Mr. Shanks "the most talented contemporary traditional... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
'Elementary' star Lucy Liu is a first-time mom to RockwellFILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013, file photo, actress Lucy Liu arrives for t
'Elementary' star Lucy Liu is a first-time mom to Rockwell
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 7 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013, file photo, actress Lucy Liu arrives for the American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House, in New York. Liu took to Instagram and Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, to reveal that the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
'Elementary' star Lucy Liu is a first-time mom to RockwellFILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013, file photo, actress Lucy Liu arrives for t
'Elementary' star Lucy Liu is a first-time mom to Rockwell
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013, file photo, actress Lucy Liu arrives for the American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House, in New York. Liu took to Instagram and Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, to reveal that the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Nikolaus Lehnhoff, stage directorLehnhoff eschewed the post-war fashion, particularly in Germany, of “regitheatr
Nikolaus Lehnhoff, stage director
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
Lehnhoff eschewed the post-war fashion, particularly in Germany, of “regitheatre”, the art of completely disregarding the composer’s staging instructions, often in favour of brutalist or postmodern designs; instead, although his productions were not... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
'Elementary' star Lucy Liu is a first-time mom to RockwellFILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013, file photo, actress Lucy Liu arrives for t
'Elementary' star Lucy Liu is a first-time mom to Rockwell
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013, file photo, actress Lucy Liu arrives for the American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House, in New York. Liu took to Instagram and Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, to reveal that the... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Kristin Chenoweth, Wendy Williams kick off the new Mayo PAC seasonMORRISTOWN -- Mayo Performing Arts Center officially kicks off its 2015-2016 se
Kristin Chenoweth, Wendy Williams kick off the new Mayo PAC season
New Jersey Herald / Posted 7 days ago
MORRISTOWN -- Mayo Performing Arts Center officially kicks off its 2015-2016 season with a performance by Tony-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth on Friday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $79-149. Chenoweth, an Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and... Read more
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Business Wire
The Urbanworld® Film Festival Presented by BET Networks with Founding Sponsor HBO Announces 2015 Festival SlateBET’s Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ will serve as the opening night film at
The Urbanworld® Film Festival Presented by BET Networks with Founding Sponsor HBO Announces 2015 Festival Slate
Business Wire / Posted 8 days ago
BET’s Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ will serve as the opening night film at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23. The biographical tribute to the former heavyweight champion, directed and executive produced by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike... Read more
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CaptivaSanibel.com
Shell Shocked: The dreaded dire diagnosis deliriumThe family physician was testing my recall abilities. He said, "I'm going to re
Shell Shocked: The dreaded dire diagnosis delirium
CaptivaSanibel.com / Posted 9 days ago
The family physician was testing my recall abilities. He said, "I'm going to read you a number and I'd like you to memorize it and feed it back to me. Okay? Here it is: 298750395969793913968468347890871." I let the number sink in and then said,... Read more
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North Bay Bohemian
2015 Fall ArtsWithout a doubt, fall is our favorite season. The heat from summer has subsided
2015 Fall Arts
North Bay Bohemian / Posted 9 days ago
Without a doubt, fall is our favorite season. The heat from summer has subsided, sweaters come out of closets, harvests commence, leaves float down from trees, and the North Bay offers up a bounty of entertainment. From Labor Day to Thanksgiving,... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Where Have All The Cantors Gone?When Cantor Seymour Rockoff of Kesher Israel Synagogue in Harrisburg, Pa., died
Where Have All The Cantors Gone?
The Jewish Week / Posted 10 days ago
When Cantor Seymour Rockoff of Kesher Israel Synagogue in Harrisburg, Pa., died last month, it was truly the end of an era. Rockoff had been the last chazzan standing in any of the five synagogues in my community, most of which had boasted full-time... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
See it! Misty Copeland as 'Ivy Smith' in Broadway's 'On the Town'A sneak peek of Misty Copeland dancing as “Ivy Smith” in the Tony nominated rev
See it! Misty Copeland as 'Ivy Smith' in Broadway's 'On the Town'
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 13 days ago
A sneak peek of Misty Copeland dancing as “Ivy Smith” in the Tony nominated revival of ON THE TOWN. Copeland and the cast of ON THE TOWN performed “The Miss Turnstiles Ballet” on stage at the Lyric Theater in full costume. Copeland was recently... Read more
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ABC Newspapers
Keillor comes home to broadcast ‘Prairie Home’Garrison Keillor comes home to his alma mater Oct. 24 when he and the “A Prairi
Keillor comes home to broadcast ‘Prairie Home’
ABC Newspapers / Posted 15 days ago
Garrison Keillor comes home to his alma mater Oct. 24 when he and the “A Prairie Home Companion” crew broadcast the live radio variety show from Anoka High School’s field house. Keillor graduated from Anoka High with the class of 1960 and, as he... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Vocal power: Orlando concert series presents classics with a twistWhen the singers take the stage for Opera in the Park, audience members won't m
Vocal power: Orlando concert series presents classics with a twist
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
When the singers take the stage for Opera in the Park, audience members won't miss the costumes and sets of a traditional opera. That's because they will still be transported by the music they hear, says Robyn Rocklein, the first of the performers... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
An opera premiere at Lincoln Park Zoo? It's all 'second nature' to Matthew AucoinWith his scraggly beard, tousle of curly brown hair, dark jeans and well-worn T
An opera premiere at Lincoln Park Zoo? It's all 'second nature' to Matthew Aucoin
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
With his scraggly beard, tousle of curly brown hair, dark jeans and well-worn T-shirt, Matthew Aucoin could easily pass for your average rumpled college freshman. But sit him down to talk about his crowded life in classical music, and his rapid rise... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Chautauqua Opera Company Appoints New Artistic DirectorIn this capacity, Osgood will also serve as an advocate for the company and the
Chautauqua Opera Company Appoints New Artistic Director
The Post-Journal / Posted 20 days ago
In this capacity, Osgood will also serve as an advocate for the company and the classical arts within and beyond the Chautauqua community. Osgood, who has served as guest conductor at Chautauqua many times, succeeds Jay Lesenger, who announced in... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
History's Headlines: Dame Melba in AllentownIn 2013, the writers for “Downton Abbey,” the popular Anglophile drama of upper
History's Headlines: Dame Melba in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 20 days ago
In 2013, the writers for “Downton Abbey,” the popular Anglophile drama of upper class England, needed to have a role filled by an opera singer of the early 20th century. Kiri Te Kanawa, one of the best known female opera singers of today, was chosen... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Houston celebrates Madonna with brunchPhoto: Ben DeSoto, Houston...
Houston celebrates Madonna with brunch
Houston Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
Photo: Ben DeSoto, Houston... Read more
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The Weekly Standard
John F. BurleighA recent headline in the New York Times announced: “Metropolitan Opera Says Its
John F. Burleigh
The Weekly Standard / Posted 21 days ago
A recent headline in the New York Times announced: “Metropolitan Opera Says Its ‘Otello’ Tenor Will Not Wear Blackface.” Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Met, made clear that the decision not to use any dark makeup on its white tenor Aleksandrs... Read more
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iol.co.za
The Olsen’s ‘crying interns’AFPAshley, left, and Mary-Kate Olsen arrive at the Metropolitan Opera gala prem
The Olsen’s ‘crying interns’
iol.co.za / Posted 22 days ago
AFPAshley, left, and Mary-Kate Olsen arrive at the Metropolitan Opera gala premiere. Picture: AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have hit back after being sued by their former interns for “wage theft”. A lawsuit - filed in... Read more
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The Post-Journal
In Years PastIn 1915, events moved with startling rapidity at the Hotel Bone, Cambridge Spri
In Years Past
The Post-Journal / Posted 24 days ago
In 1915, events moved with startling rapidity at the Hotel Bone, Cambridge Springs, near Meadville, Pa., Tuesday, when about 1 p.m. Sheriff Oscar Roudebush posted an execution notice on the front door. At 4:30, the building was discovered to be... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
David McVicar: Mozart's Marriage of Figaro a perfect fit for imperfect opera theatreBritish director David McVicar is happy to work around the limitations of the S
David McVicar: Mozart's Marriage of Figaro a perfect fit for imperfect opera theatre
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 24 days ago
British director David McVicar is happy to work around the limitations of the Sydney Opera House's Joan Sutherland Theatre, the venue for Opera Australia's The Marriage of Figaro. Photo: Peter Rae The last time Sir David McVicar was in Sydney he... Read more
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Arts Journal
THE REIGN OF THE DIRECTORRecently I wrote a blog complaining about the lack of focus on the singers in m
THE REIGN OF THE DIRECTOR
Arts Journal / Posted 24 days ago
Recently I wrote a blog complaining about the lack of focus on the singers in many reviews, and suggested that critics should spend time on whether the singer really brought over the meaning of the words and the emotions of the character. Even when... Read more
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Philly.com
MAGNETIC NORTH"The renovation of the Divine Lorraine will be an enormous tipping point," said
MAGNETIC NORTH
Philly.com / Posted 26 days ago
"The renovation of the Divine Lorraine will be an enormous tipping point," said Alan Greenberger, deputy mayor for economic development. "Nobody is going to invest in and around that area with an abandoned building covered in graffiti." The Divine... Read more
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The Marshall News Messenger
Jefferson actors awarded for performancesA crowd of nearly 50 people showed up for the Opera House Theatre Players annua
Jefferson actors awarded for performances
The Marshall News Messenger / Posted 26 days ago
A crowd of nearly 50 people showed up for the Opera House Theatre Players annual meeting and YNOT Awards dinner on Thursday. The community theater organization holds the annual membership meeting and awards yearly to recognize not only actors and... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown News, Obituaries, Tributes, ANNE DOLORES ZVARA SAROSY, Youngstown, OhioCOLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Anne Dolores Zvara Sarosy, a former resident of Campb
Youngstown News, Obituaries, Tributes, ANNE DOLORES ZVARA SAROSY, Youngstown, Ohio
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 26 days ago
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Anne Dolores Zvara Sarosy, a former resident of Campbell and resident of Colorado Springs for the last nine years, began her eternal life on Aug. 4, 2015, three weeks following her 92nd birthday. Anne was born on July 14,... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Andrea Bocelli falls short on Puccini's 'Turandot'The phenomenon known as Andrea Bocelli is at it again, releasing his 11th compl
Andrea Bocelli falls short on Puccini's 'Turandot'
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
The phenomenon known as Andrea Bocelli is at it again, releasing his 11th complete opera recording. This time he takes on the tenor role of Calaf in Puccini's final, unfinished opera, "Turandot," best known for the stirring aria "Nessun dorma,"... Read more
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Rocklin & Roseville Today
Lake Tahoe SummerFest 2015 ScheduleLake Tahoe SummerFest's fourth season, "Passport to a World of Music," will bri
Lake Tahoe SummerFest 2015 Schedule
Rocklin & Roseville Today / Posted 28 days ago
Lake Tahoe SummerFest's fourth season, "Passport to a World of Music," will bring Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn to audiences through Aug. 16. The three weekend series of nine different concerts will transport attendees through masterpieces... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Metropolitan Opera to stop blackface makeup use in production of 'Otello'NEW YORK (CNN) -- The Metropolitan Opera will debut a fresh face in its season-
Metropolitan Opera to stop blackface makeup use in production of 'Otello'
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 29 days ago
NEW YORK (CNN) -- The Metropolitan Opera will debut a fresh face in its season-opening production of Verdi's "Otello" in September. For the first time on the famed New York stage, the actor who portrays the work's titular character will perform... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Metropolitan Opera to stop use of blackface makeup in production of 'Otello'NEW YORK (CNN) -- The Metropolitan Opera will debut a fresh face in its season-
Metropolitan Opera to stop use of blackface makeup in production of 'Otello'
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 29 days ago
NEW YORK (CNN) -- The Metropolitan Opera will debut a fresh face in its season-opening production of Verdi's "Otello" in September. For the first time on the famed New York stage, the actor who portrays the work's titular character will perform... Read more
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KCCI 8 Des Moines
Met to stop use of blackface makeup in 'Otello'The Metropolitan Opera will debut a fresh face in its season-opening production
Met to stop use of blackface makeup in 'Otello'
KCCI 8 Des Moines / Posted 29 days ago
The Metropolitan Opera will debut a fresh face in its season-opening production of Verdi's "Otello" in September. For the first time on the famed New York stage, the actor who portrays the work's titular character will perform without blackface... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Nixon in ChinaThursday, 6 August 2015, 9:43 amPress Release: Auckland Arts FestivalAuckland A
Nixon in China
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 29 days ago
Thursday, 6 August 2015, 9:43 amPress Release: Auckland Arts FestivalAuckland Arts Festival in association with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and New Zealand OperaConductor - Joseph MechavichHye Jung Lee – Madame... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
A new arts festival mightThe arts scene here continues to undergo a sort of metamorphosis and blossoming
A new arts festival might
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 30 days ago
The arts scene here continues to undergo a sort of metamorphosis and blossoming with the addition of a live opera company, real-time high-definition broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, the revival of Chamber Music Wilmington, the flourishing of the... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Classical music finds a new home on WLRNOn the heels of losing their Classical South Florida radio station, local fans
Classical music finds a new home on WLRN
Sun-Sentinel / Posted a month ago
On the heels of losing their Classical South Florida radio station, local fans of classical music will soon have a new outlet. WLRN Public Media officials are launching a classical music format beginning Aug. 10. The public broadcaster's HD-2 radio... Read more
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Salon.com
Boston Symphony Orchestra extends music director’s contractBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra said Monday it was extending the co
Boston Symphony Orchestra extends music director’s contract
Salon.com / Posted 1 months ago
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra said Monday it was extending the contract of Andris Nelsons, who last year became the orchestra’s youngest conductor in a century. The new eight-year contract with Nelsons will run through 2022, the... Read more
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Boston Herald
Boston Symphony Orchestra extends music director's contractBOSTON — The Boston Symphony Orchestra said Monday it was extending the contrac
Boston Symphony Orchestra extends music director's contract
Boston Herald / Posted 1 months ago
BOSTON — The Boston Symphony Orchestra said Monday it was extending the contract of Andris Nelsons, who last year became the orchestra's youngest conductor in a century. The new eight-year contract with Nelsons will run through 2022, the orchestra... Read more
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DNA Info
Meet the 6 Women Competing To Be 'Miss Harlem Shake'HARLEM SHAKE — Six women are competing for a year's supply of hamburgers, $1000
Meet the 6 Women Competing To Be 'Miss Harlem Shake'
DNA Info / Posted 1 months ago
HARLEM SHAKE — Six women are competing for a year's supply of hamburgers, $1000 to the charity of their choice and the right to be called Miss Harlem Shake 2015. The contestants include lawyers, web designers, models, dancers, and nutritionists.... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Ludmila Dvorákova, sopranoShe made her professional debut in 1949 in the title role of Janácek’s Katya Ka
Ludmila Dvorákova, soprano
Daily Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
She made her professional debut in 1949 in the title role of Janácek’s Katya Kabanova at Ostrava, in the east of the country, where Rudolf Vasata, scion of a notable musical family, had recently been appointed musical director. The couple were soon... Read more
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ABC News
Follow Misty Copeland's Ballet Career to New Broadway Show RoleIs there anything Misty Copeland can't do? The ballerina, who made history whe
Follow Misty Copeland's Ballet Career to New Broadway Show Role
ABC News / Posted 1 months ago
Is there anything Misty Copeland can't do? The ballerina, who made history when she was named the first African American principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, will soon be making her Broadway debut in a musical revival of "On The... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Costume design: why Mozart needs historically accurate undiesCostume designer Jenny Tiramani in Sydney for Opera Australia's The Marriage of
Costume design: why Mozart needs historically accurate undies
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 1 months ago
Costume designer Jenny Tiramani in Sydney for Opera Australia's The Marriage of Figaro. Photo: Dallas Kilponen Actors and directors talk about the importance of truth in the theatre but when it comes to costume, they sometimes sell us little white... Read more
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ABC News
Andrea Bocelli Falls Short on Puccini's 'Turandot'The phenomenon known as Andrea Bocelli is at it again, releasing his 11th compl
Andrea Bocelli Falls Short on Puccini's 'Turandot'
ABC News / Posted 1 months ago
The phenomenon known as Andrea Bocelli is at it again, releasing his 11th complete opera recording. This time he takes on the tenor role of Calaf in Puccini's final, unfinished opera, "Turandot," best known for the stirring aria "Nessun dorma,"... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
2015 Savannah VOICE Festival returns for third year with performances, educational opportunities and much moreThe 2015 Savannah VOICE Festival, set for Aug. 2-16, promises some of the fines
2015 Savannah VOICE Festival returns for third year with performances, educational opportunities and much more
Savannah Morning News / Posted 1 months ago
The 2015 Savannah VOICE Festival, set for Aug. 2-16, promises some of the finest performances available in opera, musical theater and popular song. “Savannah never ceases to delight and excite all of us as we go into our third festival year,” says... Read more
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CBS 5 Green Bay
Comedy bristles in Players’ ‘Lend Me a Tenor’PHOTO: Sean Fortunato, left, plays an opera superstar and Matt Holzfeind is a w
Comedy bristles in Players’ ‘Lend Me a Tenor’
CBS 5 Green Bay / Posted 1 months ago
PHOTO: Sean Fortunato, left, plays an opera superstar and Matt Holzfeind is a wannabe in the starring roles of the Peninsula Players Theatre production of “Lend Me a Tenor.” Peninsula Players Theatre photo FISH CREEK, Wis. (WFRV) – The biggest joke... Read more

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