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2014-08-20 12:23:15

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story,La Cenerentola, with bel canto masterJuan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenerentola's stepfather Don Magnifico, and Luca Pisaroni as Don Ramiro's tutor, Alidoro, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, September 7 at...

2014-08-18 12:24:13

Two-hour live broadcast, co-hosted by Jordin Sparks, with performances from Kristin Chenoweth, Melissa Etheridge, Denyce Graves-Montgomery, Little Big Town, Pentatonix, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, STOMP, and Train NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at 8 p.m. ET on PBS....

2014-08-14 16:25:26

Brand new special presentation of PBS Arts Fall Festival features the collaboration between the two generation-spanning musical artists celebrating jazz music SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! -- featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances -- will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (Check local listings.) Taped at Jazz at...

2014-08-14 16:24:58

Brand new special presentation of PBS Arts Fall Festival features the collaboration between the two generation-spanning musical artists celebrating jazz music NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! -- featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances -- will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (Check local listings.)...

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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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