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2015/03/07 00:45
2015/03/07 00:45
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I'm always amazed to hear people say opera is a dying art form. Nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, according to recent statistics from Opera America, there are more new operas being...
2015/03/07 00:45
2015/03/07 00:45
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2015/03/05 17:44
2015/03/05 17:44
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Cobourg native Julia Dawson was recently in New York City for the 44th annual George London Foundation Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers — and emerged as one of six...
2015/03/03 20:41
2015/03/03 20:41
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Although Donald Gerald Waldrop left Shelby after high school, his hometown and high school friends were dear to him. "Don would come home and visit with all of his buddies from the 1958 Shelby High...
2015/02/28 11:09
2015/02/28 11:09
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A handsome performer with a slew of roles at houses such as the ENO and the San Francisco Opera House under his belt, 30-year-old Fabiano feels a perfect fit for the role. True to the Festival’s...
2015/02/28 01:10
2015/02/28 01:10
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Today’s issue contains two free-will-offerings from local writers which relate to a couple of topics which have been on my mind lately. First, there’s Judy Shelton’s piece on discrepancies she’s...
2015/02/27 09:10
2015/02/27 09:10
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Fifteen years after its première at San Francisco Opera, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking returned to the city in a scaled-down production launched by Opera Parallèle, an organization that specializes...
2015/02/26 02:44
2015/02/26 02:44
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ALAMEDA -- Island City Opera continues its winning ways with two one-act operas in March. Following a successful "Lucia de Lammermoor" in January, the company will present Puccini's "Il Tabarro" and...
2015/02/24 18:13
2015/02/24 18:13
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Until Northwestern University did the honors last weekend, Chicago was virtually the last major American city not to have seen a fully staged production of Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking." A...
2015/02/22 09:37
2015/02/22 09:37
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This fourth concert in a series of six will be a departure from the philharmonic’s classical offerings, and promises to energize Brevard College’s Porter Center with some of the most memorable music...
2015/02/22 02:44
2015/02/22 02:44
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Throughout his tenure as music director of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Michael Morgan has assembled some of the Bay Area's most adventurous classical music programs. He seems to take special...
2015/02/19 22:20
2015/02/19 22:20
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Washington National Opera’s premiere of Francis Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites” is set during the French Revolution, when Carmelite nuns were guillotined for refusing to renounce their faith....
2015/02/19 12:57
2015/02/19 12:57
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From left, the production team of Opera Parallèle’s “Dead Man Walking” includes, from left, composer Jake Heggie, company artistic director Nicole Paiement, Sister Helen Prejean and company production...
2015/02/19 04:57
2015/02/19 04:57
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At his 104th birthday party earlier this month, Dr. Ralph Weilerstein was asked by a friend if he could recall his favorite birthday over the past century. The San Francisco native smiled, dipping...
2015/02/19 03:24
2015/02/19 03:24
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Maybe it's because we're in the midst of San Francisco Ballet season again, but recently we dreamed about the late B.A.R. dance and music critic Stephanie von Buchau . She was dressed not as she did...
2015/02/16 06:26
2015/02/16 06:26
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On a recent visit to Oliveto, a nouvelle Italian restaurant in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, California, I paid attention less to the food than to the sound. I was at a table of six, in the...
2015/02/15 13:16
2015/02/15 13:16
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... Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva” recounts in telling detail the battles Voigt waged offstage, even as she sang major roles in opera houses around the world. Voigt, whose...
2015/02/15 11:55
2015/02/15 11:55
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... A workshop Feb. 17 by the South Lake City Council regarding vacation rentals could affect those who use Airbnb. The meeting starts at 9am at Lake Tahoe Airport. • Sierra Sotheby’s International...
2015/02/12 22:15
2015/02/12 22:15
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Brad Trexell, a former Opera Colorado and San Francisco Opera administrator has been appointed as the executive director for Lake Tahoe SummerFest -- a...
2015/02/11 17:56
2015/02/11 17:56
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Looking for something to do this weekend that doesn't involve little conversation hearts and ooey-gooey romance? We've got you covered. If you're looking for some Valentine's Day-centric events, check...
2015/02/10 16:14
2015/02/10 16:14
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When was the last time you witnessed the Chicago-area premieres of two operas by living American composers, over the same time frame of performances? That rare alignment of planets will take place...
2015/03/07 00:45
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