Maria Callas Interviewed by David Frost in 1970

David Frost with Maria Callas
David Frost with Maria Callas
9:28AM
July
24, 2014

Maria Callas on the David Frost TV show in 1970, as she was trying to revive her career.

Tenor Carlo Bergonzi Turns 90

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Carlo Bergonzi
2:00PM
July 17, 2014

The great Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi celebrates his 90th birthday.

Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible

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Alan Rusbridger runs an international newspaper and plays the piano for fun(!)
12:53PM
July
10, 2014

Play it Again, An Amteur Against the Impossible chronicles Alan Rusbridger’s attempt to master a brief and difficult piece by Chopin

Modern Birthday Gifts For Famous Composers

Anna Bahr Mildenburg
Anna Bahr Mildenburg
6:06PM
July 9, 2014

What would you give Mahler, or Mozart, or Bach for his birthday?

What is Your Favorite Work by an American Composer?

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John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)
9:45AM
July 2, 2014

Here are three American composers worth knowing better.

Opera Australia Sacks Soprano for Homophobic Facebook Post

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Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House
11:19AM
June 24, 2014

Opera Australia dismissed Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri for FB posts antagonistic to gay people.

Sensational Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies At 88

Jimmy Scott appearing at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City
Jimmy Scott (right) appearing at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City on September 4, 2004.
12:37PM
June
19, 2014

Jimmy Scott was a sensational singer with a different kind of voice. He did this week at the age of 88.

The Death of Klinghoffer: Ready for Controversy

The Death of Klinghoffer performed by the English National Oper
John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer performed by the English National Opera.
8:47AM
June 18, 2014

The Metropolitan cancels a world-wide HD transmission of The Death of Klinghoffer.

A Robotic Wagner Ring Cycle in Hartford

The Valkyries. Wanna hear them without an orchestra? Go to Hartford!
The Valkyries. Wanna hear them without an orchestra? Go to Hartford!
8:22AM
June
16, 2014

The Hartford Wagner Festival plans to replace an orchestra with synthesizers.