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Classical & Opera Listings for June 5-11 + MORE

A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area..... More »
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Blood will be flung + MORE

For those of you who missed the live webcast of Rossini’s Otello last weekend (and for those of you who want to see it again), the entire LoftOpera presentation is now viewable on YouTube, complete with an oddly familiar-looking bald dome situated in the lower left hand corner of the screen. .... More »
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Happy Summer Holidays from OpusOsm! + MORE

Dear Czech Classical Music, Opera, and Dance Fans, Along with many of our professional companies, the OpusOsm team is enjoying a summer holiday for the months of July and August to stretch our legs (and our typing fingers). We hope that you and your loved ones are doing the same.The post Happ.... More »
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Mozart 250 Classical Opera Wigmore Hall + MORE

Ian Page and Classical Opera reached 1767 in their Mozart 250 project, the ambitious series planned to cover 27 years of Mozart's music and influences. 1767 was the year in which the young Mozart began to write more substantial and ambitious work, so this programme at the Wigmore Hall, London, was a.... More »
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Speak the speech + MORE

On this day in 1869, the Booth Theater at 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue in New York City opened with a gala performance of Romeo and Juliet. Born on this day in 1891 composer Federico Moreno Torroba http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgkU9XD6Mgw Born on this day in 1903 soprano Margarete Teschemache.... More »

Opera Holland Park ticket offer

– intermezzo.typepad.com

All remaining tickets for the first two performances of OHP's new Adriana Lecouvreur are reduced to £30 – roughly half price.
The dates are Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 July, and you need to book online using the promo code ADRIANA30.

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Rossini's Otello

– www.planethugill.com

Rossini's OtelloDress rehearsal for Rossini’s Otello at Buxton Festivalphoto Robert Workman Rossini Otello; Stephen Barlow conducts Northern Chamber Orchestra; Buxton Festival at Buxton Opera House Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 20 2014 Star rating: 4.5Rare outing for one of Rossini’s major serious operas, in the rarely done mezzo-soprano versionFor their third opera of the season, Buxton Festival presented a concert performance of Rossini’s opera Otello…

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The Golden Age Of Orchestras & Opera Are At An End

If you’re the type of person who forms an opinion about an article by reading the headline, you may be disappointed with today’s post. This isn’t going to be a lengthy commentary on how the field is overbuilt, classical music is dying, and the only way to save the future is via wholesale slashing of budgets…

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Nazi Opera Conspiracies: a Right-Wing Rewriting of HistoryAfter much thought, a phrase occurred to me, one that encapsulated the very essence of the growing literature pointing the finger at Richard Wagner to single-handedly carry the blame for having caused World War II and the Holocaust, which are alleged to be historical events with purely cultural origins in nineteenth century romantic opera…

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The Knights The Knights perform music by Gyorgy Ligeti, Bela Bartok, Sufjan Stevens, Ljova, and Igor Stravinsky. Tuesday, July 22 at 7:30 PM Free Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Concert Ground, Central Park, New York, NY ..:: Website SoSI in NYC So Percussion with guests Matmos, Kid Millions, and Brian Chase…

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Ensemble. Fatally Compromised

– www.mvdaily.com

Rossini’s ‘Otello’, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

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31 Days of Classical, Day 21: Let's get Bizet

– minnesota.publicradio.org

31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Today, we stand on the precipice of some gorgeous landscape with Georges Bizet.

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Play your hunch

– parterre.com

Play your hunchBel Canto at Caramoor is something that I’ve always wanted to attend but never have because … well because frankly I’m just too lazy during the summers, and I’m also a big baby about outdoor performances. What if it’s torrential downpour? What if it’s 100 degrees? What if it’s a five hour opera and it sucks and there’s no way of peacing out? What if the cast sucks? I’d rather focus on the three big B’s during the summer: Ballet, Beach, and Big Brother…

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The big attraction at this year’s festival was the resurrection of Staff Benda Bilili – the Kinshasa ensemble of paraplegics and street children

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Schubert, More Schubert and a Baroque Evening

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Aspen Music Festival (6): Emerson String Quartet, Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Nicholas McGegan (conductor and harpsichord), Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO. 15-17.7.2014 (HS) Emerson String Quartet, July 15 Harris Concert Hall Eugene Drucker, violin Philip Setzer, violin Lawrence Dutton, viola Paul Watkins, cello Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op…

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As FX’s outlaw biker soap opera, “Sons of Anarchy,” gets ready to come to the end of the road, creator Kurt Sutter surely knows how it will all end, correct?

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Schubert Winterreise staged – Matthias Goerne

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Schubert Winterreise with a difference! Matthias Goerne sang Schubert Winterreise with pianist Markus Hinterhauser, at the Aix en Provence Festival with a background of projected images designed by Sabine Theunissen, directed by William Kentridge. No that there’s much to direct. Goerne sings as he would normally, only occasionally turning to gaze at the scenery behind him…

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Music Review: New Juilliard Performs Contemporary Music at SummergardenThe New Juilliard Ensemble presented a contemporary program, including premieres of works by Roberto Sierra and Errollyn Wallen, at a MoMA Summergarden concert.

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