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Indiana University Opera Hopes to Score in Football Stadium

Friday, October 17, 2014

Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music announced Friday that it will present a live simulcast of its production of Puccini's La Boheme on its Jumbotron.
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Operavore

The Depth of Klinghoffer: What Does the Controversy Say About Freedom of Expression?

Friday, October 17, 2014

With the Met Opera's controversial production of "The Death of Klinghoffer" opening on Monday, Fred Plotkin asks whether its detractors approach it with a full understanding.
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World of Opera

Verdi's Il Trovatore From the Salzburg Festival

Thursday, October 16, 2014

On World of Opera hear Verdi's "Il Trovatore" in a production from the 2014 Salzburg Festival, featuring a cast that made it one of the operatic year's most anticipated events.

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Operavore

Australian Officials Intervene to Lift Carmen Smoking Ban

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A government health minister has told Western Australian Opera that it can resume staging "Carmen" – complete with tobacco references – without endangering a sponsorship.
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Operavore

Youth Gets Its Day in Opera. Now Where Are the Honors for Veteran Artists?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

As young singing talent is recognized at a gala awards evening, Fred Plotkin asks why the Kennedy Center Honors have overlooked opera this year, and who deserves the awards.
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Operavore

Review: Pretty Yende Enterprising in New York Recital Debut

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pretty Yende's New York debut revealed a magnetically lush soprano and as much genuine warmth as boundless artistic confidence, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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Saturday at the Opera

Berg's Wozzeck from the Royal Opera House

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Today at 1 pm, tune in for Alban Berg's 20th-century masterpiece Wozzeck, starring Simon Keenlyside in the title role and Karita Mattila as Marie.

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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

How to Die at the Opera

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Host Debbie Voigt raises the curtain on this new series by counting down her five favorite ways for sopranos to die at the opera.

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Operavore

Soprano Pretty Yende's New York Story Began in Rural South Africa

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Soprano Pretty Yende, who returned to the Met last Monday in The Magic Flute and who will give her Carnegie recital debut this Monday night, has to continually pinch herself.
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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents 'Serenata Italiana' with Michael Fabiano

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WQXR presented an evening of Italian opera and song live in The Greene Space on October 7, featuring tenor Michael Fabiano, winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.

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World of Opera

Mozart's Cosí fan tutte From Milan

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Deceptively complex, Mozart's comic farce Cosí fan tutte leaves many listeners a little bit queasy, pondering the future of their most treasured relationships.

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Operavore

Australian Opera Company Cancels Carmen Over Fears it Promotes Smoking

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The West Australia Opera has said it will not program Carmen in the next two years, over fears that it would threaten $200,000 in sponsorship with a government health agency.
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Operavore

Soprano Amanda Majeski Manages Demanding Debut with Humor, Props

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Like many young sopranos, Amanda Majeski has been making her mark in the operas of Mozart. But unlike many, she's done so with a particular flair for the dramatic.
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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Home-Cooking, Hollywood Horror, and Great Ideas

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Saturday at the Opera

Verdi's La Traviata from San Francisco Opera

Saturday, October 04, 2014

This Saturday at 1 pm, tune in for San Francisco Opera's revival of Verdi's La Traviata starring Nicole Cabell as Violetta Valéry and Stephen Costello as Alfredo Germont.

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WQXR Features

Video Highlights: Joyce DiDonato at the Gowanus Ballroom

Friday, October 03, 2014

Watch highlights of an unusual concert by the mezzo Joyce DiDonato, recorded at the Gowanus Ballroom in Brooklyn.

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Operavore

Giulio Gatti Casazza: The General Manager Who Changed the Met

Friday, October 03, 2014

A new biography of Giulio Gatti Casazza, the Metropolitan Opera's manager from 1908 to 1935, reminds us of the value of strong arts administrators, writes Fred Plotkin.
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Operavore

Rome Opera Fires its Orchestra and Chorus

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The disarray at Rome's largest opera house continued Thursday when the company's board voted to fire its choir and orchestra, and replace them with outsourced artists
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World of Opera

Strauss's Salome From the BBC Proms

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, host Lisa Simeone presents "Salome" from one of the many cities where it was initially banned.

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Operavore

Migrating Maestros: Why Are So Many European Conductors Quitting?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Operavore's Fred Plotkin says it's because of the paucity of able managers who can fundraise, maintain good labor relations and forge a creative vision with a music director.
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