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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

The Heavenly Blend of Sopranos and Mezzos

Saturday, November 22, 2014

In the crazy world of opera, mezzos are usually the ones the soprano can trust. But sometimes they become a fearsome rival. When that happens, sparks fly.

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Operavore

Met Opera Ends Season with $22 Million Deficit

Friday, November 21, 2014

But the opera company said Thursday that steps including new labor contracts are expected to bring in enough savings to balance the budgets in 2015 and 2016.
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New York Now

Listen: David Lang's Opera 'The Difficulty of Crossing a Field'

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hear David Lang's 2002 opera The Difficulty of Crossing a Field with libretto by Mac Wellman, as recorded live in concert with the Harlem Quartet on Sept. 28 at Roulette.

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Operavore

Smartphone App, Tweet Seats Add Interactivity to Philadelphia Concert Halls

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The technological barbarians are at the gate – and are being welcomed graciously.
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World of Opera

Armida From the Rossini Opera Festival

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hear Rossini's Armida straight from the source, the annual Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy, the composer's hometown.

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Operavore

The Spirit of Martin Waldron

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Blogger Fred Plotkin looks at the legacy of Martin Waldron, an only-in-New York character whose stately Brooklyn townhouse was a haven for opera stars and noble actors.
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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

The Dynamos of Opera

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Host Debbie Voigt illustrates the difference between dramatic and Wagnerian sopranos, the long distance runners of opera.

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Saturday at the Opera

Wagner's Parsifal from Covent Garden

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday at 1 pm, join us for a broadcast of the Royal Opera House's production of Wagner's "Parsifal," based on a 13th century Arthurian legend.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What We Learned From 'The Death of Klinghoffer'

Friday, November 14, 2014

Operas rarely make headlines, but most don't jump into the world's most divisive issues. As Klinghoffer's run at the Met ends, we ask critics and the show's creators if it succeeded. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Death of Klinghoffer; Hachette & Amazon Settle

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” has been both praised and boycotted; Hachette and Amazon resolve their dispute; and an immigration executive order.

Operavore

Special Webcast: The Death of Klinghoffer

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tune in to the Operavore stream Thursday at 7 pm and Friday at 5 pm for a full webcast of "The Death of Klinghoffer" by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman.  
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Operavore

Michaela Martens, Who Plays Marilyn Klinghoffer, Spreads Her Musical Wings

Thursday, November 13, 2014

If you need to take anyone's word about the unorthodox performing challenges faced by the cast of the Metropolitan Opera's The Death of Klinghoffer, let it be Michaela Martens.
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World of Opera

Tchaikovsky's The Enchantress From Vienna

Thursday, November 13, 2014

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Tchaikovsky's fascinating drama "The Enchantress" from the historic Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

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Operavore

Putting a Lid on Over-the-Top Rossini Productions

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rossini productions have suffered—especially the comedies—because the performance style, has become overemphatic, writes Fred Plotkin. Here's how to fix them.
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Operavore

After Anna Netrebko Quits Munich Manon, Company Brings Her Back in Eugene Onegin

Monday, November 10, 2014

Since Anna Netrebko's 11th-hour withdrawal from the title role of Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Bavarian State Opera, the production has become the object of much speculation.
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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

Mad Scenes: The Crazy Women of Opera

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Sopranos don’t get mad; they get mad scenes. It’s a chance for sopranos to pull out all the stops and indulge in vocal pyrotechnics and operatic histrionics.

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Saturday at the Opera

Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia from the Caramoor Festival

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Saturday at 1 pm, join us for a special broadcast of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia, about the poison-wielding Renaissance power woman, starring soprano Angela Meade.

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Operavore

Berlin in Mind

Friday, November 07, 2014

"When I think of Berlin, it is often as a place from which New York can learn a lot," writes Fred Plotkin. "Its better traits stand as models for things we might try to emulate."
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Operavore

Opera Singer Montserrat Caballé Reaches Deal to Avoid Jail for Tax Evasion

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Opera singer Montserrat Caballé has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities that will have her pay a fine but avoid jail time over tax evasion charges.
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World of Opera

Donizetti 's Maria Stuarda From the Royal Opera House

Thursday, November 06, 2014

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "Maria Stuarda" from the same city where much of the history it portrays actually took place.

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