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Review: DiDonato Marvels in Rossini's 'La Donna del Lago'

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

You can question the dramatic viability of Rossini's "La Donna del Lago" in the 21st Century but still marvel at Joyce DiDonato surpassing herself in the role of Elena.
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Metropolitan Opera

Double Bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Join us today at 12:30 pm to hear the Metropolitan Opera’s double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle. Both operas have Valery Gergiev at the podium and Mariusz Trelinski directing.

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Operavore

Mozart's Multicultural Opera Opens in Paris

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mozart's "Orientalist" opera "The Abduction from the Seraglio" recently opened in Paris. As Fred Plotkin writes, it avoided an agit-prop juxtaposition of cultural clash.
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Operavore

Late '60 Minutes' Correspondent Bob Simon on His Love of Opera

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Last year, the late Bob Simon was a guest on WQXR's Operavore show and spoke about his interests in classical music and opera. Listen to the interview.
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Soundcheck

Hear A 60-Second Sneak Preview Of Jim Jarmusch's New Opera

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The filmmaker and musician gives us an exclusive preview of the opera he's creating with composer Phil Kline about visionary inventor Nikola Tesla. 
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World of Opera

Beethoven's Fidelio From La Scala

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beethoven spent as much time on his only opera as some composers did on their entire portfolios. "Fidelio" is one of opera's greatest stories of salvation.

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Operavore

The Five Worst Dates in Opera

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Missed connections, awkward encounters and flat out bad dates – welcome to the world of opera.
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Operavore

Dallas Opera Sets Out Welcome Mat to Women Conductors

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

To put it in homespun Texas terms, male conductors are as common as cornbread. Women on major podiums remain a far scarcer sight.
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Operavore

Channelling Memories: Opera in 1970s Paris and London

Monday, February 09, 2015

As opera capitals, Paris and London had their ups and downs in the 1970s, but at their best they offered cheap tickets and top talent, writes Fred Plotkin.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Self-Destructive, and Singing Soprano

Monday, February 09, 2015

Opera star Deborah Voigt recounts her private battles to overcome addiction and depression.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Racing to Invent a Battery, Exposing Corruption in Russia

Monday, February 09, 2015

Steve LeVine on the race to perfect the lithium-ion battery. Opera star Deborah Voigt recounts her private battles to overcome addiction. Yasmina Reza talks about her new novel.

Carnegie Hall Live

Tonight: Thomas Hampson Performs War Songs

Monday, February 09, 2015

Listen to portions of the broadcast of a recital by American baritone Thomas Hampson, which he calls "War Cries and Lamentations."

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Metropolitan Opera

Verdi's Macbeth

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Join us at 1 pm for the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of Verdi's "Macbeth," recorded in the fall of 2014 and starring Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic as the scheming couple.

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Operavore

Opera Company Adds Nudity to Salome, Stirring Uproar

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A staging of Richard Strauss's "Salome" is causing controversy after the company decided to add nudity to the climactic "Dance of the Seven Veils."
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Operavore

Promoting Access for All

Thursday, February 05, 2015

For a person with physical disabilities, getting to the opera can pose particular challenges. Blogger Fred Plotkin offers some tips for those who are less mobile.
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World of Opera

Massenet's Cléopâtre From Paris

Thursday, February 05, 2015

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Massanet's "Cléopâtre" from the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris.

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30 Pieces in 30 Days

30 Pieces in 30 Days: A Cheat Sheet

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Throughout January, we took 30 pieces from WQXR's year-end Classical Countdown and offered 30 "next step" pieces chosen by experts. Here's the full list.

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Metropolitan Opera

Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Today at 1 pm, join us for the Metropolitan Opera's revival of Jacques Offenbach's "Les Contes D'Hoffmann," starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo in the title role.

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Classics For Kids

Marches Not Written for Bands and Parades

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Not all march music was written for military events or parades. On Classics for Kids, listen to marches that were written for other purposes, such as weddings and celebrations.

The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

La Stupenda

Saturday, January 31, 2015

This week host Debbie Voigt pays tribute to "Diva of the Day" Joan Sutherland — “La Stupenda."

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