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Verdi Bicentennial: What’s a Stiffelio?

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Sarah Caldwell (1924-2006) on the cover of Time in 1975
10:26AM
August 20, 2013

Giuseppe Verdi’s unknown opera actually came to the States in 1976. Verdi had been dead for seventy five years, and Stiffelio had been neglected since 1850. 126 years later, Boston got it right!

A New Controversy for the Metropolitan Opera

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Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev in concert, St. Petersburg
11:53AM
August 12, 2013

The Putin government ‘s threats against homosexuals has led to protests aimed at the Metropolitan Opera.

Remembering Regina Resnik

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Regina Resnik as Carmen
1:28PM
August 9, 2013

Regina Resnik has died at the age of 91. Here’s an appreciation.

Saturdays on Stage in August

10:10AM
August
8, 2013

Saturday on Stage presents “Opera and more” Saturdays at 1:30 on Classical 101. Here’s the program for August.

Soprano Licia Albanese Turns 100

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Licia Albanese in a recent photo. Today, she is 1oo and thought to be 104!
12:10PM
July
31, 2013

A great artist from a time gone by is still with us on a significant birthday.

2013 BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World Is An American

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American mezzo-soprano wins the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Trophy
1:56PM
June 24, 2013

The world’s most prestigious competition for young singers gives its first prize to an American.

Opera On Film Sunday Afternoons At Upper Arlington Public Library

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Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Rd.
12:20PM
June 21, 2013

Come to the opera at the Upper Arlington Public Library Sundays this summer at 2 pm.

Festival Is Incubator for New Operas

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Three new operas were given stagings and public readings in this years InsightALT Festival, in New York City.
2:41PM
June
3, 2013

But if you’re and opera lover, then you want the art form to teem with new creative life forever. That’s what New Yorks’ InsightALT Festival is all about.

Get in There and Fight

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Fight scene from Il Trovatore.
10:01AM
May
30, 2013

What would you prefer to hear in performance? Every note perfectly played or the excitement of an occasional mistake? What would you rather experience? A robotic performance or the blood of an artist on stage?

Opera Singer Sings with Donated Lungs

6:00AM
May
29, 2013

Doctors told soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick that her advanced pulmonary hypertension would kill her dream of becoming an opera singer – and might even kill her. She thought they were wrong. And today, she’s singing.