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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.

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.

My Unforgettable Performances

3:11PM
July
10, 2013

A listener asked and here’s my answer, performances I was privilege to hear and will never forget.

The Great Gatsby Is Back On Stage As Well

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The Great Gatsby, novel to film to opera
12:21PM
May 16, 2013

The newest film adaptation of The Great Gatsby was not alone in its opening last week. John Harbison’s opera of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel was revived in Boston.

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard Wins “Heisman Trophy” of Opera

10:00AM
April
18, 2013

Isabel Leonard joins the ranks of soprano Renee Fleming, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and other opera elites in winning the 2013 Richard Tucker Award.

The Tempest on WOSU TV Plus

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A scene from Act 1 of Thomas Ads's "The Tempest" with acrobat Jaime Verazin as Ariel.
1:00PM
March
19, 2013

Thomas Ades’ fabulous opera ‘The Tempest’ is featured on WOSU TV Plus tomorrow night at 8. From the Metropolitan Opera, directed by Robert Lepage and conducted by the composer.

Outstanding Women Perform on The American Sound Saturday, 6 pm

10:00AM
March
7, 2013

To celebrate Women’s History Month, tune in to hear some great American women classical performers- and a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer – Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound.

Rosa Ponselle’s birthday

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Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981)
3:06PM
January 22, 2013

Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981) was one of the world’s great voices.

When A Thoughtful Cellist Meets An Imaginative Composer

On their new album, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Thomas Adès guide the listener to far-flung locales, conjured by an odd assortment of composers.
On their new album, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Thomas Adès guide the listener to far-flung locales, conjured by an odd assortment of composer
8:56AM
December
26, 2012

Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist-composer Thomas Adès play together with uncommon instinct and energy. They shine in a recital of disparate pieces, culminating in a world-premiere recording of an eclectic new work by Adès.