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2014-07-18 16:22:09

NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's barbed romance Così fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancées' fidelity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110510/DC99295LOGO Lesley Koenig's sleek production features a cast filled with rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella;...

2014-07-17 12:27:53

Featuring piano virtuoso Lang Lang as special guest, symphonic poems by Berlioz and Richard Strauss dominate Vienna Philharmonic program on the occasion of the latter's 150th birthday NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site....

2014-06-23 12:26:51

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's acclaimed performance under the stars in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth interspersed with archival footage NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring concert of Verdi's towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. Before the performance, the maestro shares his enthusiasm for...

2014-05-29 12:24:55

Kristine Opolais stars, in a history-making Met role debut as Mimì; she agreed to replace an ailing colleague just hours after her first company performance in the title role of "Madama Butterfly" NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the poet Rodolfo and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais as the fragile seamstress Mimì, airs on Great...

2014-05-27 16:22:46

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor, which had its first Met performances since 1917 earlier this year, will be broadcast on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 22 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110510/DC99295LOGO The acclaimed new production by director Dmitri Tcherniakov, in his Met debut, stars Ildar Abdrazakov...

2014-05-13 08:29:19

Emmy-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski spotlights Le Clercq's ballet career, struggle with polio, and influence on George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and dance NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929-2000), known as "Tanny," was surely among the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike as principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, and became a muse to both...

2014-04-29 16:25:42

NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvo?ák's sumptuously melodic Rusalka, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 18 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera Friday, May 30 at 9 p.m.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110510/DC99295LOGO The story of the opera, which is about a water spirit's tragic romance with a human prince, is drawn from...

2014-04-22 16:22:42

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a place called Hell Valley, high in the Japanese Alps, a troop of snow monkeys clings together for warmth and support in the frigid mornings of early winter. As descendants of an ancient tribe of macaques who journeyed farther north than any other primate except ourselves, they are well-adapted to the extremes of the seasons, but they are not impervious to the cold. They get important help from the hot springs in the valley, fed...

2014-04-16 12:25:18

Veteran producer and filmmaker Michael Kantor to head the long-running PBS series NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, announced the appointment of Michael Kantor as executive producer of its American Masters series. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131218/DC35560LOGO "We did a thoughtful and exhaustive search to find the right person for this position," said...

2014-04-14 20:21:52

Joe Hutto crosses the species divide and becomes part of a wild mule deer family NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For writer, artist and naturalist Joe Hutto ("My Life as a Turkey"), there is no such thing as conducting a typical research project. Whether having wild turkey chicks imprint on him or embedding with a herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep for months at a time, Hutto seeks to observe behavior without preconceptions and from the animal's perspective. In...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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