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  • Death of Klinghoffer Is Your Problem, I’m Not Jewish!

    10/21/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 19 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 21, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — October 21, 2014 … Over 4,000 people attended a demonstration yesterday against the “Death of Klinghoffer” opera in New York City. Many were Jewish, some were Christian. All were angry. They all had one objective – to illustrate that this opera about a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound man, who was shot in the head by Palestinian terrorists on the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985 was an act of terror – not art. After hearing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani discuss the First Amendment and how it also applied to the protesters, listening...
  • Thousands In New York To Protest Death of Klinghoffer Opera

    10/19/2014 10:56:48 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 46 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 20, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Thousands In New York To Protest Death of Klinghoffer OperaBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — October 20, 2014 … Over five thousand Jews and Christians are expected to turn out for a demonstration today against the opening of “The Death of Klinghoffer” Opera at New York’s Lincoln Center. On Oct. 8, 1985, 69-year-old wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremoniously threw his body and wheelchair overboard into the Mediterranean. His body washed up on the Syrian shore a few days later. “The four...
  • "Disgusting" - The Met Will Perform Pro-Terrorist Opera

    10/19/2014 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    The Metropolitan Opera will be performing an opera based on the murder of wheelchair bound Jewish American businessman Leon Klinghoffer at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. An opera that humanizes terrorism is bad enough but performing it in the murder victim’s hometown seems deliberately offensive. The performance will not occur without protest though.
  • Met Opera Cancels Scheduled Talk for Death of Klinghoffer

    10/07/2014 6:55:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/14 | Staff
    According to Playbill, The Metropolitan Opera has canceled its scheduled talk for “The Death of Klinghoffer”, the play about 69-year-old New Yorker Leon Klinghoffer, who was killed by terrorists of the Palestine Liberation Front (PFLF). The event was slated to have featured directors and stars of the production, which premiers later this month. [Snip] October 20 will mark the first night “The Death of Klinghoffer” will be aired, and Rabbi Avi Weiss and a group of Rabbinical leaders will hold a fast and vigil across from the Met beginning at noon in memory of Leon Klinghoffer´s soul, being desecrated by...
  • Jew-hatred coming to Lincoln Center

    08/27/2014 5:33:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-27-2014 | Carol Brown
    The Metropolitan Opera, despite vigorous opposition from many parts of the Jewish Community, is forging ahead with its plans to present the opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” during its Fall 2014 season. After a campaign of letter writing, demonstrations, and articles in the Jewish press, the Met has refused to remove the opera from its schedule, offering only to “compromise” by cancelling its worldwide HD simulcast programs, but not the production at the Metropolitan Opera House itself. This opera presents the takeover of the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985 by Palestinian terrorists, and their murder of 69 year old,...
  • Why Digital Music Looks Set to Replace Live Performances (unions)

    08/26/2014 9:41:04 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 44 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | David Pogue
    A scuffle at a Connecticut opera reveals the bleak future of the orchestra pit This August's production of Richard Wagner's four-opera Ring cycle in Hartford, Conn., has been postponed. Rather than hiring pit musicians, producer Charles M. Goldstein had intended to accompany the singers with sampled instrument sounds, played by a computer. Not a CD, not a synthesizer; the computer triggers the playback of individual notes (“samples”) originally recorded from real instruments. The reaction of professional musicians—and, of course, the musicians' union—was swift and furious. New York City's Local 802 president called it operatic karaoke. Hate mail poured in. In...
  • Julius Rudel, Longtime City Opera Impresario, Dies at 93

    06/26/2014 8:45:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 26, 2014 | Robert D. McFadden
    Julius Rudel, the Austrian-born conductor who raised the New York City Opera to a venturous golden age with highbrow music for the masses and a repertory that, like him, bridged the Old and New Worlds, died on Thursday at his home in New York. He was 93. His death, announced by his son, Anthony, came eight months after his beloved and financially struggling City Opera filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors.
  • Opera Australia has sacked soprano Tamar Iveri over homophobic slurs

    06/22/2014 9:38:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 38 replies
    Daily Life ^ | 20 June 2014 | Debbie Cuthbertson
    Opera Australia have sacked soprano Tamar Iveri following the furore over "unconscionable" homophobic comments singer posted on her Facebook page. ... The post took the form of a letter to Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in which she implored him to "stop vigorous attempts to bring West's ‘fecal masses’ in the mentality of the people by means of propaganda". The singer was responding to a gay pride parade that had been organised to pass through the yard of an Orthodox Church in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. On Saturday the singer blamed her husband for the comments ...
  • ‘Klinghoffer’ Composer Responds to Met’s Decision

    06/20/2014 2:03:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-18-14 | Michael Cooper
    John Adams said he learned that the Metropolitan Opera was scrapping plans to transmit his opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” to movie theaters around the world when the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, told him on Sunday by telephone that he had gotten “unimaginable pressure” from some Jewish groups that oppose the work. “I asked Peter if, before summarily canceling this, he would open it up to some kind of a public dialogue,” Mr. Adams recalled on Tuesday, in his first interview since the Met announced that it was dropping the opera, scheduled to appear this fall on its popular...
  • A century and a half of Richard Strauss (Strauss born 150 years ago tomorrow)

    06/10/2014 3:05:01 PM PDT · by Borges · 23 replies
    The Monthly ^ | June 2014 | Andrew Ford
    The composers Richard Strauss and Dmitri Shostakovich had little in common musically, but each worked under one of the most brutal dictatorships of the mid 20th century. Many who regard Shostakovich as a tragic hero, for continuing to create his music while remaining in the Soviet Union, are far less generous to Strauss, who lived in Nazi Germany. When Hitler came to power, Strauss (1864–1949) was in his 70th year and universally regarded as a great composer. He outlived the Nazis by four years. Shostakovich (1906–75) was 11 years old at the time of the Russian Revolution, so he spent...
  • Pale Moon: Release notes 24.5.0 (2014-04-25)

    04/25/2014 7:23:53 AM PDT · by tomkat · 32 replies
    Pale Moon project homepage ^ | 25 Apr '14 | PaleMoon Project
    The bolding is mine, and the main reasons for posting this announcement. Am guessing that there was enough griping re PM being mistakenly identified as FF that the devs got busy on it. Link to the release notes page is here: Pale Moon: Release notes Download page is here, inclusive of the update:  Download Pale Moon 24.5 Pale Moon: Release notes 24.5.0 (2014-04-25)This is a security and bugfix release, to address outstanding known issues and streamline browser identity. Fixes/changes: Fix plugin doorhanger code for removed-node confusion.Remove Mozilla Corp specific details from search plugins, to clearly indicate the client is Pale...
  • Sad news: An English lion has died (bass-baritone opera singer John Shirley-Quirk)

    04/08/2014 9:14:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    ArtsJournal – Slipped Disc ^ | April 8, 2014 | Norman Lebrecht
    We have been notified of the death last night, in Bath, of the glorious bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk. John was 83 and still teaching at Peabody in Baltimore and at Bath Spa University in England. A colleague there writes: 'He was very generous to students and they appreciated his wry sense of humour, to say nothing of his vast and remarkable performing experience.' ... English baritone John Shirley-Quirk enjoyed singing and playing the violin as a child, but his true vocal talent did not become apparent until he was already studying chemistry and physics at the University of Liverpool. After several...
  • Mozilla speaks, sort of

    04/04/2014 6:26:53 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 72 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 4, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Under the heading “Brendan Eich steps down as CEO,” Mozilla has posted the following statement in the name of executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker. Eich has “stepped down” from his position at Mozilla days after his appointment, following the revelation that he contributed $1,000 to the campaign supporting the passage of Prop 8 in California six years ago. The Wall Street Journal covers the story here. Baker’s statement is must reading, though it requires some translation. It is not exactly straightforward. Using the mandatory shibboleths, the statement refers to a corporate culture of “diversity and inclusiveness.” If you’ve read 1984, you...
  • The Making of The Cunning Little Vixen: Production Diary #1 (New Approach to Opera Staging)

    03/12/2014 6:06:51 AM PDT · by randita · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/12/15 | The Cleveland Orchestra
    We'd like to give you an exclusive first look at this season's opera production, Leoš Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen. Conducted by Franz Welser-Möst and featuring an internationally-renowned cast of singers, this unique, made-for-Cleveland production will feature stunning digital animation, projected behind the Orchestra on three giant 26-foot screens. This production diary is the first of four that will take you behind the scenes and immerse you in the creation of this innovative production. See YouTube link for details: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O1T2j3PPFs&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=mail2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TheMakingofTheCunningLittleVixen%3AProductionDiary%231
  • Reviews of Los Angeles Opera's current production of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd

    02/25/2014 11:24:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | February 23-24, 2014 | Various
    Review: A shipshape 'Billy Budd' caps Britten 100/LA Mark Swed Los Angeles Times February 24, 2014 ‘Billy Budd’s’ return to L.A. is musically powerful, but it is not about sex Jim Farber Los Angeles Daily News February 24, 2014 (subscription required) 'Billy Budd' sails at L.A. Opera Timothy Mangan Orange County Register February 23, 2014 Wikipedia article on the operaComplete video of 1966 BBC televison performance
  • Opera singer Renee Fleming chosen to sing anthem at Super Bowl

    01/27/2014 7:10:03 AM PST · by rhema · 48 replies
    Wash. Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2014
    Renée Fleming has hit some important pop-culture markers in the past few months. In September, she went on David Letterman’s show to sing the Top Ten list. Now, she’s going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Musical attention at the Super Bowl usually focuses on the halftime show, but since this kind of attention is so rare in classical music these days, and since Fleming is the first opera singer ever to be accorded this, well, honor, the announcement has caused quite a stir.
  • Opera singer ‘can’t work’ over uncontrollable flatulence

    01/27/2014 7:36:56 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2014 | David K. Li
    An opera diva claims her career might be over — because she can’t belt out big notes without passing gas. Singer Amy Herbst is suing an Army hospital over allegedly botching a procedure that’s forced her off stage with chronic incontinence and flatulence. The opera performer and her hubby, US Army Staff Sgt. James Herbst, are plaintiffs in the federal complaint against Fort Campbell’s Blachfiled Army Community Hospital in Kentucky.
  • Brokeback Mountain The Opera

    01/27/2014 6:27:20 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 24 replies
    AP Bretibart ^ | 1/27/2014
    Brokeback Mountain, The Opera,is having its premiere opening in Madrid, Spain. The author, Annie Proulx, said that the operatic version would "present an opportunity to explore the complexities of the tale in a way neither her own short story nor the movie by director Ang Lee were able to do." She also said that the opera would "open up the characters involved in the doomed love affair." Which, I imagine, will go a long way in helping the actors reach those high notes. Apologies aforehand for any coffee upchucked keyboards.
  • McDonald's restaurant turns to opera to drive out loitering teenagers

    11/21/2013 3:34:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/21/2013 | Jonathan Pearlman
    A McDonald's outlet in Australia has begun playing classical musical and opera late at night to deter young people from loitering around the restaurant. Fed up with their outlet's nocturnal transformation into an unofficial youth club, the store adopted the tactic a few weeks ago and says it has significantly reduced the number of loiterers, particularly around the car park. The strategy has reportedly been tried before by a local council at a car park in Australia, though previous efforts involved blaring songs by Barry Manilow. Matthew Watson, the operations manager at the Mt Annan McDonald's on the outskirts of...
  • Little Nine-year-old Girl Sings Puccini / Holland's Got Talent 2013 - Amira Willighagen (9)

    10/31/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Main Street · 49 replies
    Holland's Got Talent 2013 ^ | Oct 26, 2013 | Holland's Got Talent 2013
    Amira Willighagen (9) sings opera at the audition of Holland's Got Talent 26th nov 2013
  • Opera gets an infusion of rock

    08/23/2013 9:09:06 AM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/23/2013 | Anne Midgette
    Led Zeppelin fans found a new reason to dislike opera this year — if they cared enough about opera to dislike it in the first place. The iconic band’s bass player, John Paul Jones, scotched the most recent round of rumors about a possible reunion concert or tour next year. “2014 is full of opera for me at the moment,” Jones said. He isn’t planning on going to operas, or listening to them. He is writing one. It’s based on the short play “The Ghost Sonata” by the 19th-century Swedish playwright and author August Strindberg, and, in a brief TV...
  • Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner

    05/24/2013 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Borges · 28 replies
    WQXR ^ | 5/22/2013
    Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner wrote some of the most famous music of all time. They became icons of their nations during turbulent eras: Verdi for Italy and Wagner for Germany. Their music still moves us, and their operas still play to packed houses around the world. But, in many ways, the two composers were fundamentally opposites, and on the occasion of their Bicentennial year, WQXR presents a one-hour program exploring these crucial differences. We learn how these two men of music, both born in the same year, but flowering in completely different directions, ultimately empowered both the greatest and...
  • If you must listen to Wagner, do it in private

    05/22/2013 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Borges · 30 replies
    The National Post ^ | 5/22/2013 | Barbara Kay
    Today, May 22, is the 200th birthday of famed composer Richard Wagner — so his native Germany is awash in concerts, lectures and recordings to celebrate the Jubiläumsjahr (Jubilee Year). But predictably, the additional attention has stirred up an intensified version of the never-stale debate over Wagner’s authentic legacy: aesthetic prince to be honoured, or moral leper to be shunned? Germany was once considered the pinnacle of aesthetic and philosophical sophistication, and at that pinnacle sat Richard Wagner. But after the war, Wagner (who is universally acknowledged to have been a racist and anti-Semite) retained more fame as Hitler’s muse...
  • A Bridge for Two Bicentenary Rivals

    03/31/2013 12:58:30 PM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | ANTHONY TOMMASINI
    Wagner and Verdi are destined to be linked forever, however awkwardly, since they were both born in 1813: Wagner in Leipzig, Germany, on May 22; Verdi in little Roncole, Italy, in the Duchy of Parma, on Oct. 9 or 10. (The records are not clear.) They never met and had little good to say about each other. Wagner tended to be circumspect on the subject of Verdi. But in an 1899 interview with a German newspaper Verdi, then 86, called Wagner “one of the greatest geniuses” who left treasures of “immortal worth.” Verdi added that as an Italian, he could...
  • Fail: Chrome, Firefox, and IE all crack during hacking competition

    03/11/2013 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/11/13 | Meghan Kelly
    Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox all fell to the mercy of the hackers Thursday. That is, in a controlled environment. Security firms Vupen and MWR Labs were able to crack the browsers during a condoned bug-hunt, with one company winning $100,000 for finding a huge hole. The Pwn2Own competition is an event at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver. The competition was created by HP’s DVLabs as part of its Zero Day Initiative: an attempt to get more people to find and report bugs as opposed to exploiting them for personal gains.
  • Verdi or Wagner?

    01/08/2013 8:19:15 AM PST · by Borges · 57 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 1/7/13 | Ivan Hewett
    It’s apt that Wagner and Verdi were born in the same year. They are romantic opera’s two great antipodes, united in stature, but divided in almost everything else. They embody two completely different outlooks on life and art, which are rooted in the cultures of their respective nations. That’s why every German city has a Wagnerstrasse, and every Italian one a Corso Giuseppe Verdi. Though their supporters often did battle, the composers warily avoided each other. Verdi had a grudging respect for Wagner, but he warned younger Italian composers against following the Wagnerian path. Wagner wouldn't even grant Verdi that...
  • Galina Vishnevskaya, Soprano and Dissident, Dies at 86

    12/11/2012 6:56:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 11, 2012 | Jonathan Kandell
    Galina Vishnevskaya, an electrifying soprano who endured repression and exile as one of the postwar Soviet Union’s most prominent political dissidents, died on Monday in Moscow. She was 86.
  • Two diametrically opposed views of an introduction to opera

    10/01/2012 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Borges · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/1/12 | Anne Midgette
    Loving opera is such a simple thing. And yet the conventional wisdom seems to strive to make it complicated. Opera, and classical music, are elitist and arcane: This view is held both by people who don’t care for them, and by many of those who do. How many fans have you heard using words like “passaggio,” “portamento,” “tessitura,” as if to signal their insider knowledge? Even an innocuous mention of “Beethoven’s Op. 111,” which seems like a perfectly reasonable way to refer to that composer’s final piano sonata, earned me a snort of suppressed laughter from a non-specialist friend the...
  • I just installed OPERA, and ..

    06/07/2012 7:49:47 AM PDT · by knarf · 17 replies
    self ^ | june 7, 2012 | knarf
    There is some differences from IE which I just switched out from
  • Is Facebook going to buy Opera, make its own browser?

    05/28/2012 10:50:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 25, 2012 | Salvador Rodriguez
    The Facebook spending spree may be continuing as a new report says the social networking giant might be looking to buy Norwegian company Opera Software.
  • Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bountiful German Baritone, Dies at 86

    05/18/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 18, 2012 | Daniel Lewis
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the German baritone whose beautiful voice and mastery of technique made him the 20th century’s pre-eminent interpreter of art songs, died on Friday at his home in Bavaria. He was 86.
  • A Gilbert and Sullivan twin bill - listen online tonight

    04/12/2012 1:49:43 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    A Gilbert and Sullivan twin bill, including complete performances – with spoken dialogue – of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Gondoliers.
  • Opera: Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten - live online tonight

    03/14/2012 4:03:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    LA Opera continues its celebration of composer Benjamin Britten's centenary with the delightful comic opera Albert Herring. It's spring in a bucolic English country village; time for the formidable Lady Billows and her committee to choose a May Queen from the lovely local maidens. But the only virgin to be found is Albert Herring, a meek mama's boy who reluctantly becomes Loxford's first May King. Albert Herring returns to LA Opera's repertoire for the first time in two decades.
  • Loose cable blamed for speedy neutrinos

    03/06/2012 1:16:25 AM PST · by U-238 · 41 replies
    Science News ^ | 2/23/2012 | Devin Powell
    Faulty wiring has been proposed as the glitch that caused a European physics experiment to clock particles flying faster than light. Scientists at Italy’s OPERA experiment reported in September that nearly weightless particles called neutrinos were apparently traveling from the CERN laboratory on the Swiss-French border to an underground detector in Italy, 730 kilometers away, faster than the speed of light. The apparent violation of Einstein’s theory of special relativity immediately produced a chorus of theorists offering reasons why neutrinos simply could not be going that fast (SN: 11/5/11, p. 10). “It was always clear to me that the results...
  • Official Word on Superluminal Neutrinos Leaves Warp-Drive Fans a Shred of Hope—Barely

    02/29/2012 4:45:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceInsider ^ | 24 February 2012 | Edwin Cartlidge
    The CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva has confirmed Wednesday's report that a loose fiber-optic cable may be behind measurements that seemed to show neutrinos outpacing the speed of light. But the lab also says another glitch could have caused the experiment to underestimate the particles' speed. In a statement based on an earlier press release from the OPERA collaboration, CERN said two possible "effects" may have influenced the anomalous measurements. One of them, due to a possible faulty connection between the fiber-optic cable bringing the GPS signals to OPERA and the detector's master clock, would have caused the experiment...
  • Placido Domingo in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra - listen live today online

    02/19/2012 12:29:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Tenor and LA Opera General Director Placido Domingo fulfilled a longstanding dream by adding the baritone title role of Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra to his vast repertoire in 2009 in Berlin, with subsequent performances in London, New York, Milan and Madrid. He is now singing the role for the first time in Los Angeles, in the work's LA Opera premiere. Join Classical KUSC Sunday, February 19 at 2 p.m. for a live broadcast of LA Opera's production of Simon Boccanegra.
  • A Gilbert and Sullivan evening - listen online tonight

    02/07/2012 12:50:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Tuesday, February 7: A Gilbert and Sullivan evening, featuring performances of The Pirates of Penzance and Patience (complete with spoken dialogue) by the D’Oyle Carte Opera Company.
  • Fat lady all set to sing (Union thugs close to killing NYC Opera company...)

    01/09/2012 4:55:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/9/12 | JOSE MARTINEZ
    It may be curtains for the New York City Opera. The broke opera company, which is entangled in a bitter contract dispute with two unions, says it plans to lock out its musicians today, throwing the future of the company into doubt.
  • Magnificent Voices & Good Looking As Well – Or So My Wife Tells Me…

    11/25/2011 6:37:16 AM PST · by sussex · 8 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 25/11/11 | The Aged P
    Glammed and glitzed of course but, nevertheless, surely few would deny feeling a surge of electricity as these guys sweep the scales. Nice, now and then, to hear real singers within the idiom of pop…..they are good looking as well – or so my wife tells me…lol…
  • Particle Smasher Hints at Physics Breakthrough

    11/19/2011 9:58:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 17 November 2011 | Jon Cartwright
    Enlarge Image Standing proud. The LHCb experiment has uncovered hints of "new physics," but will its results hold up? Credit: CERN In late 2008, a few onlookers believed that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) would bring the end of the world. Three years later, our planet remains intact, but the European particle smasher may have made its first crack in modern physics. If this crack turns out to be real, it might help explain an enduring mystery of the universe: why there's lots of normal matter, but hardly any of the opposite—antimatter. "If it holds up, it's exciting," says...
  • Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos: OPERA Confirms and Submits Results, But Unease Remains

    11/19/2011 8:49:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 17 November 2011 | Edwin Cartlidge
    New high-precision tests carried out by the OPERA collaboration in Italy broadly confirm its claim, made in September, to have detected neutrinos travelling at faster than the speed of light. The collaboration today submitted its results to a journal, but some members continue to insist that further checks are needed before the result can be considered sound. OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-Tracking Apparatus) measures the properties of neutrinos that are sent through the Earth from the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, and arrive in its detector located under the Gran Sasso mountain in central Italy. On 22 September,...
  • Finding puts brakes on faster-than-light neutrinos

    10/21/2011 10:47:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    Nature News ^ | 20 October 2011 | Eugenie Samuel Reich
    An independent experiment confirms that subatomic particles have wrong energy spectrum for superluminal travel. The claim that neutrinos can travel faster than light has been given a knock by an independent experiment. On 17 October, the Imaging Cosmic and Rare Underground Signals (ICARUS) collaboration submitted a paper1 to the preprint server arXiv.org, in which it offered a rebuttal of claims2 to have clocked subatomic particles called neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light. The original results were published on 22 September by the Oscillation Project with Emulsion-Tracking Apparatus (OPERA) experiment. Both experiments are based at Gran Sasso National Laboratory...
  • Wagner: Parsifal - opera

    04/23/2011 4:28:43 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    I wish I had thought of posting this Thursday. No matter. I was wondering if anyone knows of any upcoming broadcasts of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal, which is frequently heard during the Easter season. It doesn't matter whether it's live or recorded - recent or old. If you do, and it's streamed, could you post the time of the broadcast and a link to the radio site? Also if you know of any TV performances, we'd like to know about those too. Thanks. In the meantime, there are plenty of video clips on YouTube.
  • Lee Hoiby, Opera Composer Known for Lyricism, Dies at 85

    03/29/2011 9:11:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 29, 2011 | Zachary Woolfe
    Lee Hoiby, a composer of operas and songs that balance unabashed lyricism and careful craftsmanship, died on Monday in the Bronx. He was 85 and lived in Long Eddy, N.Y.
  • Listen live today: Opera: The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten

    03/20/2011 1:21:43 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    KUSC FM91.5 Los Angeles ^ | March 20, 2011
    5:00PM Eastern / 4:00PM Central / 3:00PM Mountain / 2:00PM Pacific THE TURN OF THE SCREW BY BENJAMIN BRITTENSunday, March 20 at 2:00 PM     Join Classical KUSC Sunday afternoon at 2:00 for LA Opera On Air as we bring you a performance of Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw, live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  KUSC's Duff Murphy and Kimberlea Daggy are your hosts.
  • Welsh soprano Dame Margaret Price dies, aged 69

    01/29/2011 10:02:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | January 29, 2011
    Dame Margaret Price, who was considered one of the world's leading sopranos, has died at the age of 69.
  • Gilbert and Sullivan on the air right now

    01/14/2011 7:45:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
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  • Wagner´s Ring part1

    12/06/2010 8:08:25 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | October 16, 2008 | yvonnedesire
    Anna Russell - The (First) Farewell Concert (1984) To end a long, hilarious career, classical music comedienne Anna Russell revived some of her best and funniest routines and took them on the road. This special PBS production, taped in Baltimore at the beginning of that 1984 tour, is a treasure for music lovers who understand that the thing they love can be charmingly goofy. The highlight of the disc, and the routine that most fans remember most fondly, is her discussion of the Ring cycle. She tells the convoluted story of Wagner's four-installment epic, with careful attention to its absurdities,...
  • Shirley Verrett, Opera Singer of Power and Grace, Is Dead at 79

    11/06/2010 10:08:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 6, 2010 | Anthony Tommasini
    Shirley Verrett, the vocally lustrous and dramatically compelling American opera singer who began as a mezzo-soprano and went on to sing soprano roles to international acclaim, died Friday morning at her home in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 79.
  • South African opera rejects call to cancel Israel tour

    10/27/2010 9:58:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 10/27/10 | ap
    Desmond Tutu says by bringing int'l artists to perform, TA Opera House "advances Israel's fallacious claim to being a 'civilized democracy.'" Talkbacks (23) Cape Town's renowned opera troupe has rejected a call from retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu to cancel a performance in Israel scheduled next month. The opera's managing director Michael Williams said in a statement Wednesday that the opera would not take a political position and cut cultural ties with Israel or the Palestinian territory. Tutu, who earned a Nobel Prize for his peaceful opposition to apartheid, urged Cape Town's renowned opera troupe not to tour Israel until...