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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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Operavore

Singers' Union Warns of Potential for Lockout at Chicago Lyric Opera

Monday, March 09, 2015

The union representing singers, dancers and producers at the Lyric Opera of Chicago has warned artists and their agents to prepare for a work stoppage.
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Metropolitan Opera

Bizet's Carmen

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Today at 1 pm, tenor Yonghoon Lee fills in as Don José for this broadcast of the Met's "Carmen." The cast also includes Elina Garanca in the title role and Ailyn Pérez as Micaëla.

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New Sounds

Light Works

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Listen to some electronic music by two German composers, both dealing with Light: Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Licht" and Hendrik Weber aka Pantha du Prince's Elements of Light.

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Operavore

Dining Democratically at the Opera

Thursday, March 05, 2015

How do restaurant offerings at opera houses stack up? Fred Plotkin has a taste, and says that "the goal should be to eat festively, comfortably and to prepare for a special night."
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Operavore

Review: Handel's Semele Comes to BAM With Ming Dynasty Temple. And Sumo Wrestlers.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

David Patrick Stearns reviews this production by the Canadian Opera Company.
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World of Opera

Mussorgsky's Kovanshchina From Vienna

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Mussorgsky followed up on his popular epic "Boris Godunov" with his colorful drama, "Kovanshchina," which delves deeply into a complex and fascinating era of Russian history.

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Top 5 @ 105

Help Wanted: Top Five Conductor Vacancies

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Opportunity abounds for the ambitious maestro. A number of prestigious jobs are available right now and in in the near future, though more than a few have serious strings attached.

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Operavore

Jonas Kaufmann Joins Carmen Sick List at Metropolitan Opera

Monday, March 02, 2015

Jonas Kaufmann has cancelled his Wednesday performance as Don José in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Carmen.
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Metropolitan Opera

Mozart's The Magic Flute

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Today at 1 pm the Metropolitan Opera broadcast features Julie Taymor's production of Mozart's fairy tale opera "The Magic Flute."

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Operavore

Baritone Quinn Kelsey Wins Beverly Sills Artist Award

Friday, February 27, 2015

Quinn Kelsey, a baritone from Hawaii, has won the Beverly Sills Award, an annual $50,000 prize given by the Metropolitan Opera to young singers.
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Operavore

The Wow Factor

Friday, February 27, 2015

There is a certain kind of “how did she do that?!” wow that voice cultists discuss when they hear sopranos hit a high F. Here are some other examples.
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Operavore

Korean Opera Chief Resigns After 53 Days on The Job

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ye-jin Han, the director of the Korean National Opera, has stepped down after only 53 days on the job.
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World of Opera

Bizet's The Pearl Fishers From Vienna

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" premiered in 1863 and, like "Carmen," it got a rocky reception. Still, there was one prominent critic who saw things differently right from the start.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

American Soprano Ailyn Pérez's Debut at the Met

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The American soprano Ailyn Pérez made her long-overdue Met debut as Micaëla in Carmen this Thursday, February 26. 

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

George London Foundation Competition Winners

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This week features in-studio performances by two recent winners of the George London Foundation competition, along with pianist Ken Noda.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Workplace Monitoring, The New Yorker's Fiction Legacy, Ailyn Pérez in Carmen

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Esther Kaplan on increased monitoring in the workplace. Deborah Treisman on The New Yorker's 90th anniversary. Ailyn Pérez's debut at the Met as Micaëla in Carmen.

Operavore

Changes at Palm Beach Opera Bear Fruit

Monday, February 23, 2015

At a time in which there are so many stories of challenge for small opera companies, Palm Beach Opera appears to have successfully reinvented itself, writes Fred Plotkin.
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