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  • The Source (Chelsea Manning opera)

    03/03/2017 7:21:03 AM PST · by rey · 2 replies
    SF Opera ^ | 3 Mar 2017
    Within a fever-dream assemblage of Twitter feeds, news reports, declassified video and court testimonies, four singers expose the media hysteria surrounding Chelsea Manning, who infamously leaked hundreds of classified documents. Named one of the best classical music recordings of 2015 by The New York Times, this powerful work grapples with how we as individuals and a nation can confront the information Manning exposed.
  • French maestro conductor Georges Pretre dies at 92

    01/04/2017 11:58:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | January 4, 2017 | Agence France Presse
    French maestro Georges Pretre, who regularly conducted the renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra, died Wednesday aged 92, the Austrian capital's Philharmonic society said.
  • Metropolitan Opera Cancels Performance After White Substance Is Tossed Into Orchestra Pit

    10/29/2016 6:10:17 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 29, 2016 | MICHAEL COOPER and CHRISTOPHER MELE
    An audience member at the Metropolitan Opera threw a white powdery substance into the orchestra pit on Saturday during an intermission of the afternoon performance of Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell,” officials said, prompting the company to cancel the rest of the show and that night’s performance of “L’Italiana in Algeri” while the police investigated.
  • Musical 'Aida' cancelled at Bristol University amid race row over 'cultural appropriation'

    10/05/2016 6:10:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 4, 2016 | Sam Dean and Tom Morgan
    It is a story of war between two nations, the conflict of love rivals and the looming fate of death. But the antagonistic themes of Aida seem to have spilled into the wings after a student production of the musical Aida was cancelled amid a row over suggestions of “cultural appropriation”. A theatre at the University of Bristol said yesterday it had cancelled all showings after a revolt by students.
  • Sacla’ Stage a Surprise Opera in a School Lunch Hall

    08/08/2016 11:44:47 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 6 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | Jun 15, 2015 | n/a
    Sacla' the Pesto Pioneers and Italian foodies favourite, served up a great surprise at a Buckinghamshire primary school and staged an impromptu Opera in the canteen one lunch time. Afternoon delight Magnificent sounds at the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNgCM7zp30M
  • Maxthon Browser Sends Sensitive Data to China (!)

    07/14/2016 9:33:55 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 9 replies
    SecurityWeek ^ | July 14, 2016 | Eduard Kovacs
    ... Developed by China-based Maxthon International, the browser is available for all major platforms in more than 50 languages. In 2013, after the NSA surveillance scandal broke, the company boasted about its focus on privacy and security, and the use of strong encryption. Researchers at Fidelis Cybersecurity and Poland-based Exatel recently found that Maxthon regularly sends a file named ueipdata.zip to a server in Beijing, China, via HTTP. Further analysis revealed that ueipdata.zip contains an encrypted file named dat.txt. This file stores information on the operating system, CPU, ad blocker status, homepage URL, websites visited by the user (including online...
  • Le Wrath di Khan | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim (Star Trek II: the opera)

    06/07/2016 9:50:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 7, 2009 | Adult Swim
    Star Trek II: the opera.
  • Phyllis Curtin, American Soprano Who Championed New Music, Dies at 94

    06/07/2016 8:04:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Margalit Fox
    Phyllis Curtin, an American soprano celebrated as a champion of new music, died on Sunday at her home in Great Barrington, Mass. She was 94... A mainstay of the New York City Opera in the 1950s and ’60s, Ms. Curtin was noted for the purity of her voice, the sensitivity of her musical phrasing and the crystalline perfection of her diction. On the opera stage and in recital, she gave the premieres of dozens of works by 20th-century composers — “more first, and last, performances than any singer in history,” as she was fond of saying, ruefully...
  • Tonight's Divertisment

    04/16/2016 4:58:03 PM PDT · by left that other site · 26 replies
    You Tube | 4/16/16 | left that other site
    Good Evening, everybody! Here is tonight's Classical foray into fantasy to get opur minds off politics for a few minutes. Before You Tube, it was nearly impossible to find the full version of The Polovetsian Dances, with the singing, the dancing, the costumes, and the fun. Here You Go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVURal-QYsA
  • Piccinni La Cecchina Sinfonia

    01/15/2016 6:18:43 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Niccolo Piccinni
    Piccinni La Cecchina Sinfonia
  • Auditions at Brookfield's Wilson Center may take singers to the Met (WI)

    10/08/2015 9:32:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Brookfield NOW ^ | 10-8-15 | Andrea Budde
    Music has the ability to take you places; to move you and inspire you. For participants in the Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, it is more than an opportunity to showcase their pipes; it can be an opportunity to gain attention within the ever-competitive singing arena. The Wisconsin District auditions co-director, Kathy Pyeatt, explained that the Wisconsin auditions are just the first step in the nationwide audition process. "The National Council started over 60 years ago as an offshoot of the Metropolitan Opera (in New York) to find talent for them," she said. Shortly thereafter, the council began...
  • Met’s Otello casting begs the question: Is whitewash better than blackface?

    08/08/2015 1:59:35 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | August 7, 2015 | Aria Umezawa
    In a move that many would consider basic human decency, the Metropolitan Opera in New York has decided to break from tradition, and forgo the use of blackface in its upcoming production of Verdi’s Otello (based on Shakespeare’s Othello). The decision, which should have been a no-brainer, has been met with resounding positivity and a general sense of self-congratulation. Met general manager Peter Gelb is quoted as saying, “I realize it’s a sensitive issue. We feel that it’s the appropriate direction for this production and we’re happy with that decision. Quite frankly, [director Bartlett Sher] and I have talked about...
  • Jon Vickers, Opera Star Known for His Raw Power and Intensity, Dies at 88

    07/13/2015 12:02:25 PM PDT · by Borges · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | JULY 12, 2015 | ANTHONY TOMMASINI
    The Canadian tenor Jon Vickers, who brought a colossal voice and raw dramatic intensity to everything he sang, including legendary portrayals of Wagner’s Tristan, Verdi’s Otello, Beethoven’s Florestan and Britten’s Peter Grimes, died on Friday in Ontario, Canada. He was 88. The Royal Opera House in London posted a statement from the Vickers family saying the cause was Alzheimer’s disease. From his early teens, when his robust singing in his family church in Saskatchewan was the talk of the congregation (parishioners remember his final high note in the hymn “Jerusalem” almost rattling the windows), until his fledgling appearances in the...
  • Watch: Drexel Hill girl wows Heidi Klum on 'America's Got Talent (11 Yr old sings opera)

    06/24/2015 6:58:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/24/2015 | Molly Eichel
    Drexel Hill tween Arielle Baril wowed on last night's America's Got Talent singing Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro." The 11-year-old Baril said her brother trained her to sing at a young age. She's quite poised for 11, and her voice is incredible. Judge Heidi Klum vibed with Baril early, ultimately showing her support by pressing the Golden Buzzer that sends young Ariel to the live show at Radio City Music Hall later this
  • (Vanity) Seeking Browser Info

    03/08/2015 2:42:43 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 53 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 03-08-2015 | grey_whiskers
    Just a quick question. I'd like to get rid of Firefox and replace it. Party due to the ousting of Brendan Eich, partly because it keeps on wanting to install updates on my Mac, and then giving me the pinwheel of death. Google Chrome is out due to Net Neutrality. I've heard of Chromium or Pale Moon. Can anyone give decent suggestions please? Thanks!
  • The Pleasures of Richard Strauss

    02/02/2015 9:26:01 AM PST · by Borges · 15 replies
    NY Books ^ | 1/31/2015 | Tim Page
    By the time Richard Strauss died in 1949, many musicians and critics considered him an embarrassing fossil. Born in 1864 while Berlioz and Rossini still lived—and a dozen years before Johannes Brahms had written any of his own symphonies—Strauss composed steadily for some sixty-five years and passed away a few months after the premieres of Elliott Carter’s Cello Sonata and John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano. But the path he took long overshadowed a clear assessment of his enormous accomplishments as a composer of opera and orchestral music.
  • Ex-Opera CEO reveals new Vivaldi browser

    01/28/2015 2:26:58 PM PST · by 4rcane · 11 replies
    Ex-Opera CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner has revealed a technical preview of Vivaldi, a new Chromium-based browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. As this is a first release, the big features are mostly "coming soon". There will be extensions support, a built-in mail client, syncing across your devices, but they’re not here yet. The Technical Preview does provide some smaller practical features. Tab Stacks are a handy way of grouping browser tabs, and work much like buttons on the Windows taskbar. Hover your mouse over a tab, thumbnails appear for each site it represents, and you simply click the one...
  • 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.