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Salvatore Licitra Interview

11:02AM
September
6, 2011

The death of tenor Salvatore Licitra. He’s featured in a 2011 interview from New York.

Say a Prayer for Salvatore

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Salvatore Licitra. The young tenor is in 'grave' condition following a motorcycle accident in Italy.
10:38AM
August 31, 2011

Tenor Salvatore Licitra is in grave condition following a motorcycle accident in Catania earlier this week. He’s not stranger to dramatic events. The world of opera prays for him.

The Great Eva Turner

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Soprano Linda Esther Gray's splendid new biography of her teacher Dame Eva Turner
12:58PM
August 30, 2011

Linda Esther Gray has written a splendid biography of her mentor, soprano Eva Turner (1892-1990). Dame Eva was the first British born soprano to have a huge international career-and she was quite the character on and off stage. Beautifully illustrated-its a book for anyone who loves music-in no way a “diva memoir.”

Heart of a Soldier

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Rick Rescorla (1939-2001) Heart of a Soldier
11:45AM
August 25, 2011

Heart of a Solider is a new opera by Christopher Theofanidis and Donna DiNovelli-set betwe Vietnam in the 60s and 9/11.

Der Rosenkavalier: A Beautiful Opera Turns 100

10:43AM
August
19, 2011

Richard Strauss’ delightful opera ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Listen to a classic recording this Saturday, August 13, at 1.30 p.m. on Classical 101.

This Weekend: Opera Columbus Presents The Pirates of Penzance

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This weekend Opera Columbus presents Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance at the Southern Theatre.
4:19PM
June
9, 2011

This weekend Opera Columbus presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Pirates of Penzance in three performances at the Southern Theatre.

Central Ohio To Celebrate Life of Roger Stephens on June 13

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Roger L. Stephens passed away last February in Knoxville, TN where he had been Director of the School of Music at the University of Tennessee since 2001.
1:16PM
June 8, 2011

Roger L. Stephens was a world class singer, stage director, teacher and raconteur. He is remembered with a concert and celebration at OSU on June 13.

Saturday on Stage Returns with Opera Columbus “Figaro”

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Saturday on Stage returns to Classical 101 this weekend with an Opera Columbus production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.
1:30PM
May 26, 2011

Saturday on Stage begins a new season of “Opera and More” this Saturday at 1:30. The series runs through November. Opera Columbus’s productions of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet begin the season.

After a 272-Year Wait, Handel’s Faramondo Appears

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Handel's Faramondo gets a long-awaited view
2:36PM
May 17, 2010

The Opera Department at The Ohio State University’s School of Music presented the American stage premiere of Handel’s Faramondo in the Southern theater over the past weekend

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Giulietta Simionato, born May 12, 1910

2:50PM
May
4, 2010

Giulietta Simionato died earlier today in Rome-aged 99. May 5,  2010 The Italian mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato celebrates her 100th birthday next week. A few months ago she was peppy and energetic on an Italian TV program-she even sang.  Sadly, my buddy Alessandro phoned yesterday to report that she took a bad turn last week and [...]