The Diva in Trainers, Lisette Oropesa + MORE Nov 15th

 

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Ensemble. 'Fantasia' Around The World + MORE

Giuseppe Pennisi visits the big screen in Rome.... More »
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Rossini's best comedy: I talk to conductor David Parry about Rossini's Il turco in Italia + MORE

Rossini: Il Turco in Italia at Garsington Opera in 2011 (Photo Mike Hoban)The conductor David Parry has conducted a remarkable sequence of Rossini operas at Garsington Opera, and this year he and director Martin Duncan return to their 2011 production of Rossini's comedy Il turco in Italia. Of course.... More »
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Composers kill sopranos (is that a man thing?) + MORE

There’s a thoughtful piece on NewMusicBox by Mari Valverde on how composers and conductors, overwhelmingly male expect too much from sopranos, universally female. Sample: Soprano and composer Victoria Fraser, a friend of mine who makes a living as a choral musician, recently referenced her exp.... More »
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SF Opera's Rigoletto Reviews + MORE

Production Web Site | SF Opera's Blog Reviews of San Francisco Opera's Rigoletto (Act I Scene 1 pictured left, photograph by Cory Weaver) praise Quinn Kelsey in the title role. Performance Reviews: San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco Examiner | San Francisco Classical  Voice.... More »
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Knut Nystedt Dies at Age 99 + MORE

Grammy Award-winning Norwegian conductor, composer and organist Knut Nystedt died yesterday at age 99. Nystedt's music has made a lasting impression amongst classical musicians across the globe. Tesfa shares a personal favorite..... More »
The company was founded in 1807 by Ignaz Pleyel, who studied with Josef Haydn.    

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Volume 2 of ‘Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts’ and J.S. Bach offerings highlight gift options for classical music lovers.

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Read Now: Wagner And His Isolde

– www.the-wagnerian.com

Read Now: Wagner And His Isolde

Venice, December 22, 1858.

” An exquisite morning, my dear child ! Three days I had been at the passage, ” Whom you embraced, whom you have smiled upon,” etc. There was a long check to my inspiration, and, in trying to compose the passage, I could not recall just how I had planned it. I was upset; I could not con- tinue…

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The Diva in Trainers, Lisette Oropesa

– operachic.typepad.com

American soprano Lisette Oropesa is this month’s protagonist of Runner’s World’s “I’m a Runner” column. The vegan fitness ace whittled…

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Future Tense – Challenge or Problem?

– www.planethugill.com

Future Tense - Challenge or Problem?

Yesterday (13 November 2013) the Opera and Music Theatre Forum held its conference at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Administrators from opera companies across the UK plus a selection of other opera professionals met to consider what opera was going to be like in 2030. Under the title Future Tense? the conference considered what 2030 might be like and how opera companies might respond…

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Contemporary dance troupe Artemis Danza is making its American debut Thursday night in Chicago, coming from Parma, Italy to both commemorate the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial and hoping to shake up your ideas about what a dance company does.

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Regional Spotlight: Bach Society of Minnesota

– minnesota.publicradio.org

In the Regional Spotlight this week is a frenzied and wide-eyed performance of a Sonata by Dario Castello by members of the Bach Society of Minnesota, harpsichordist Paul Boehnke and baroque violinist Jin Kim.

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Susanne Mentzer: Obama Care and Me

– www.huffingtonpost.com

Why am I writing all this? Everyone has an Obama Care story and this is mine. I hope our legislature will soon grasp that the ranks of the self-employed are responsible, valuable members of society and should not be swept under the rug.
Read more: Covered California, Mortgage Crisis, Arts, Classical Music, Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance, Self-Employment, Freelancers, Personal Finance, Money News

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Brian Setzer is fine with you swinging to the beat at his Brian Setzer Orchestra show, but afterwards he recommends you go your own way. “You have to do what you want to do and be yourself,” said Setzer about succeeding in the music business and in life…

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2 operas, 1 set, 0 shirts

– intermezzo.typepad.com

Here's a clever way to shave a few quid off the budget. Welsh National Opera are going to use the same set for two of their new spring productions.  
Mariusz Trelinski's modern take on Puccini's Manon Lescaut comes fresh from La Monnaie. Trelinski also directs WNO's brand new production of Boulevard Solitude…

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LSO/Gergiev – review

– www.guardian.co.uk

LSO/Gergiev – reviewBarbican, LondonGergiev was in inspirational form and the LSO embraced his reading of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with skill and energy”The nature of this work will no doubt be misunderstood”, wrote Hector Berlioz at the head of his preface to his “Dramatic symphony”, Roméo et Juliette. The composer proved prescient…

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Dan Miller and Richard Hodges at Derby’s Festival of Britten, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

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Scanning The Dial Gets A New Co-Author

– www.adaptistration.com

Scanning The Dial Gets A New Co-Author

A bit of promotional cross-pollination today in that I’m very pleased to report that Scanning The Dial introduced a new co-author this week: Emily Kurlinski. Emily lives, eats, breathes, and sleeps radio and music in Chattanooga, TN and she joins veteran classical music radio blogger Marty Ronish as the third co-author since the blog was launched in March, 2008…

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