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Wrecking ball + MORE

Sir Richard Eyre’s new Manon Lescaut last night—his third production at the Met in as many seasons—demonstrated once again no particular aptitude for opera and more often hindered rather than helped his stars Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna as they struggled—only sometimes successful.... More »
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Opera Atelier’s hailed Lucio Silla returns home to Toronto + MORE

Mozart production comes to Elgin Theatre after successful runs at Austria’s Salzburg Festival and Milan’s La Scala.... More »
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Verve, Passion and Intense Drama at the Cinema from Royal Opera’s Norma + MORE

The ROH Live Cinema Season 2016/17 – Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Directed for the screen by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 26.9.2016. (JPr) Cast: Norma R.... More »
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American Composers Orchestra/ Manahan, Zankel Hall, New York — ‘Disjointed’ + MORE

A promising programme turned out to be less than revelatory.... More »
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Ensemble. In Two Parts + MORE

Puccini's 'Il Trittico' as seen by Michieletto and Rustioni, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi.... More »
Baruch College: OYO ORU, Afro-Cuban Dance Ensemble Presents: "El Iyawo" 7:30 PM Fri. 6/14 & 7 PM Sat. 6/15“El Iyawo” “El Iyawo” is an epic poem that beautifully and powerfully illustrates the suffering and fear as well as dignity, morals , hopes and spirituality of enslaved Africans who endured horrific crossings of the Atlantic Ocean and established the African Diaspora as brave Cimarrones (runaway slaves) in the new world…

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$54m on space stage

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Sarah Brightman, ex-wife of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, has a singing mission.

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Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos died in June 2014, aged eighty

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The Minnesota Orchestra today released a jam-packed 2014-15 season, its first full season since ending a contentious labor-management struggle. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.

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American composer, performer and media artist Elodie Lauten died in June 2014, aged sixty-three

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Richard Wagner Supports Constantin Frantz's Denunciation of Prussian Militarism and Pan-GermanismWahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn!Wohin ich forschend blick’in Stadt- und Weltchronik,den Grund mir aufzufinden,warum gar bis aufs Blutdie Leut’ sich quälen und schindenin unnütz toller Wut! Madness! Madness! Everywhere madness!Wherever I searchingly glance,Through chronicles of cities and the world,The grounds thereof to find,Why, to the point of drawing blood,People torment and mistreat each otherIn senseless frenzied rage!Hans Sachs’ Monologue from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg In 1869, Richard Wagner dedicated the second edition of his Oper und Drama to Constantin Frantz (1817–1891)…

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Spend a day with Bellini

– www.planethugill.com

Spend a day with BelliniBellini was a fascinating composer, he wrote far fewer operas than his contemporaries (roughly one per year to Donizetti’s four) and was extremely picky about his librettos. He insisted that he sweated blood over the writing, and needed to recover afterwards. And he was famously difficult over fees! But his operas like Norma, La Sonnambula and I Puritani are some of the greatest to remain in the repertoire…

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Benedict Hymas has been announced as the new tenor of acapella choir the King’s Singers, starting in September.
Hymas will take over from Paul Phoenix, who in January announced that he is to leave the group after almost seventeen years singing with the group…

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Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Russell Smith, 78 students will perform by invitation as part of the prestigious International Festival of Music and Dance in Granada on June 21 and at two other performances in Spain.

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A tenor on the ball

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A tenor on the ball 

A bigger tenor, off the ball
 

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Supercharged Alpensinfonie from Staatkapelle in Dresden

– www.seenandheard-international.com

Wolfgang Rihm, Richard Strauss: Anja Harteros (soprano), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden/Christian Thielemann, (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden,  8.6.2014.   Wolfgang Rihm:Ernster Gesang for orchestra Richard Strauss: ‘Four Last Songs’ with song ‘Malven’ (orch. Rihm 2013) Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie for large orchestra   As soon as chief conductor Christian Thielemann bursts onto the stage there is a strong sense […]

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Mendelssohn in the tube for WorldBusk!

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Buskers playing Mendelssohn South Kensington Station 12:30 pm Friday June 13 2014
I came across this splendid group on my way home from some errands……..all in aid of WorldBusk. There was one brat of a shopkeeper who intervened but he was put to flight.  They went on with their Mendelssohn quartet (though there were five of them) – and we chipped in with generous tips…

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Bruckner 8 @ NSO

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Bruckner, Symphony No. 8, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, B. Haitink (RCO, 2005)

Bruckner, Motets, Choir of St. Bride’s Church (London), R. Jones (Naxos, 1995)
The National Symphony Orchestra is dedicating this week’s concerts, the last of this season’s subscription series, to the memory of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the ensemble’s one-time Principal Guest Conductor, who died earlier this week

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