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Opera World Mourns Germanwings Plane Crash Victims

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The opera world is mourning the loss of Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak, the two singers who were among the 150 victims of Tuesday's Germanwings plane crash.
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World of Opera

Bellini's La Straniera From Vienna

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Host Lisa Simeone presents "La Straniera" from the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Soprano Marlis Petersen sings the challenging title role.

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WQXR Blog

Opera Singers Among Victims of Germanwings Plane Crash

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Opera singers Oleg Bryjak and Maria Radner were among the 150 people on board the plane that crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps.
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Operavore

Scratch-and-Win to Support Opera Companies?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An interesting option to help nonprofit arts organizations with particular needs is through a state or federal lottery, writes Fred Plotkin. Here's why.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Conflict and Contention at the Met

Monday, March 23, 2015

Conflict has defined the past year at the Met. A lockout was narrowly avoided after labor talks stalled this summer.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Shameful Immigration Policy, The Hidden Side of War

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Obama administration's family detention policy. WWI from the losers' perspectives. Patti LuPone's performances. Conflict at the Met. 

Operavore

Met Opera Names 2015 National Council Auditions Winners

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The largest talent contest in American opera, the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, concluded on Sunday, yielding five winners from nine finalists.
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Metropolitan Opera

Massenet's Manon

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Join us on Saturday at 12:30pm to hear the Met's production of Jules Massenet's Manon starring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo.

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Operavore

Met Museum's Marble Statues 'Star' in New Opera

Friday, March 20, 2015

The marble statues in the Met Museum's Vélez Blanco Patio are the stars of a new site-specific "video opera" based on La Celestina.
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World of Opera

Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera From the Royal Opera House

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Host Lisa Simeone presents "A Masked Ball" from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London.

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Operavore

In Opera, If the Shoe Fits...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

There are reasons why opera singers need practical shoes, from daunting stage steps to sexy legs and short tenors. Fred Plotkin considers the role of footwear in opera.
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Carnegie Hall Live

Listen: Philadelphia Orchestra with Joyce DiDonato

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra along with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, soprano Laura Claycomb and tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

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Metropolitan Opera

Rossini's La Donna Del Lago

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tune in Saturday at 1 pm to hear the Met's first-ever production of "La Donna del Lago," Rossini's opera set in 16th century Scotland. Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star.

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Operavore

Should New York City Opera Be Revived?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Is there a future for the New York City Opera or should it just be left to blessed memory? Blogger Fred Plotkin considers the current efforts to revive the company's name.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: The Men's Rights Movement, Ancient Art & Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week. This week: the men's rights movement, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato & turning ancient objects into art!
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World of Opera

Gounod's Romeo and Juliet From Madrid

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Host Lisa Simeone presents Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet" in a production from the Royal Theater in Madrid. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Roberto Alagna star in the title roles.

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Operavore

NYC Opera Suitors Seek to Establish Themselves with Star-Filled Gala

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New York City Opera Renaissance held a star-filled gala tribute to the late conductor Julius Rudel at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater Monday night.
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Operavore

Call Waiting: Anna Caterina Antonacci

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Anna Caterina Antonacci has had a thriving career in Europe but remains under the radar in the U.S. Blogger Fred Plotkin considers roles that would help her break through.
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Operavore

Video: Operatic Dance Piece Filmed Inside Giant Particle Collider

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Large Hadron Collider has played host to a grand conceptual performance that combined opera, dance and physics. Watch the video.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Sasha Cooke

Monday, March 09, 2015

The mezzo-soprano might spend most of her time singing arias, but you can often find her listening to the Mickey Mouse Club soundtrack! 

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