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Saturday at the Opera

Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten from San Francisco Opera

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday at 1 pm, tune in for a special archive broadcast of the 1976 production of Die Frau Ohne Schatten, starring Leonie Rysanek and led by noted Strauss expert Karl Böhm.

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Operavore

Smog Serenade: Opera in 18 Cars Planned Through Downtown L.A.

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Southern California director is planning an opera that will take place inside 18 cars as they simultaneously cruise the streets and highways of Los Angeles.
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World of Opera

Rameau's Castor and Pollux from the Berlioz Opera House

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Host Lisa Simeone presents Rameau's "Castor and Pollux" from the Berlioz Opera House at the Montpellier Festival in France.

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Operavore

Doing It By Rota: Discovering the Underappreciated Italian Composer

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nina Rota wrote amazingly infectious and memorable music for films by many of Italy's top directors, writes Fred Plotkin. So why don't orchestras play it more often?
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Operavore

Review: After Turmoil, Metropolitan Opera Opens Season with Spirited Figaro

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's opening night couldn't help but arrive with an air of victory, writes David Patrick Stearns in his review of opening night.
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Operavore

Photos: Metropolitan Opera Season Opens with Protests and Gowns

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Demonstrators marked the start of the Metropolitan Opera's season on Monday evening by protesting the planned production of The Death of Klinghoffer.
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Operavore

Riccardo Muti Quits as Rome Opera Conductor

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The conductor Riccardo Muti has abrupty resigned as the chief conductor of the Rome Opera, citing ongoing management and labor turmoil at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
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Saturday at the Opera

Rossini's The Barber of Seville from San Francisco Opera

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Today at 1 pm: With the help of a wily barber, a strong-willed young woman outwits a lecherous old man in this comic masterpiece featuring Rossini’s witty and charming score.

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Operavore

Going Live: Curtain Up at the Metropolitan Opera

Friday, September 19, 2014

That sudden blast of warm air felt in New York in early September was not climate change. It was the collective exhalation of hundreds of thousands of relieved opera lovers.
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Operavore

Tibor Rudas, Impresario Who Brought Opera to Casinos, Dies at 94

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tibor Rudas, the concert promoter who booked Luciano Pavarotti in venues from Madison Square Garden to a circus tent in Atlantic City, died on September 8.
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World of Opera

Verdi's Otello from the Théâtre Antique in France

Thursday, September 18, 2014

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "Otello" from one a venue that lives up to its name, the 2000-year-old Théâtre Antique in Orange, France.

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Operavore

Second Conductor Resigns from Vienna State Opera

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks, after Franz Welser-Moest announced on Sept. 5 he was stepping down.
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Operavore

Dressed to Kill: Are Opera Audiences Becoming Too Casual?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Which is more disrespectful: booing during a performance or dressing like you're there to mow the lawn? Blogger Fred Plotkin considers changing rules of etiquette.
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Saturday at the Opera

Britten's Peter Grimes from San Francisco Opera

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Join us Saturday at 1 pm for a special archival broadcast of San Francisco Opera's 1976 production of Peter Grimes, starring Jon Vickers.

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Operavore

Metropolitan Opera Cuts 22 Administrative Jobs

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera says it is cutting nine percent of its administrative staff in order to save money.
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Operavore

The Met Opera's Cheap-Seat Program Goes Online

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera said on Thursday that it is moving its rush ticket program online this season, so that patrons will no longer have to physically wait in line.
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Conducting Business

You Said What on Facebook? Musicians Discover Perils of Oversharing

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It's no secret that social media can help classical musicians promote their work. But when artists cross certain boundaries, they can find their careers at risk.

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World of Opera

Catalani's La Wally From the Grand Theater of Geneva

Thursday, September 11, 2014

While you may think you haven't heard La Wally before, you most likely have heard at least part of it.

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Operavore

Does Booing at La Scala Ruin the Show?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tenor Roberto Alagna has decided not to return to La Scala this November. The reason: he did not want to endure the catcalls of the loggionisti, Fred Plotkin weighs in.
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Saturday at the Opera

Wagner's The Flying Dutchman from San Francisco Opera

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Saturday at 1 pm, join us for a broadcast from the San Francisco Opera of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. It stars Greer Grimsley in the title role and soprano Lise Lindstrom as Senta.

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