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2008-10-12 03:00:13

By Tanner, Michael Cavalleria rusticana & I Pagliacci English National Opera Don Giovanni Royal Opera Cavalleria rusticana and I Pagliacci tend to be regarded by opera buffs as a couple of blowsy old tarts, still plying their trade long after they could plausibly expect any decent customers, and only to be contemplated or tolerated if they are wearing heavy disguise rather than merely thick layers of cosmetics.

2008-10-12 00:00:24

By Anna Picard It may be slick and prettily dressed, but Cimarosa's marriage- market opera sorely lacks substance Classical Theatre Royal GLASGOW Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/Gardiner Royal Festival Hall LONDON Among the greatest and best-loved operas, very few depend on behaviour unimaginable today.

2008-10-10 12:00:23

WHAT: Cineplex Entertainment is pleased to announce that the third season of The Met: Live in HD continues with an afternoon transmission of Richard Strauss's Salome this Saturday October 11th at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT, hosted by acclaimed soprano Deborah Voigt.

2008-10-09 00:00:28

By Mark Kanny Once again, the imagination and daring of Opera Theater put music lovers in its debt by offering a charming staging of the all-but- forgotten short comic opera "Djamileh" by Georges Bizet.

2008-10-06 21:00:21

On November 24, SonyBMG will release The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan by theatrical quintet the Gala Ensemble, aiming to bring their music back to the masses.The deal will see songs from comic operas such as Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore receive a "fresh and uplifting" new recording, the label said.

2008-10-03 15:00:19

By PATSY FULLER GILBERT and Sullivan's muchloved Mikado is undergoing a spectacular makeover... in black and white. All the costumes, sets and props will be in monochrome when Spa Opera perform the light-hearted operetta at the Spa Centre in Leamington later this month.

2008-09-28 03:00:17

By Holloway, Robin There was no space in my report last month, on a first visit to the Bayreuth Festival, for what was in retrospect its most exciting quart d'heure, a privileged informal investigation of the unique orchestra layout that produces the Festspielhaus's unique acoustic.

2008-09-24 21:00:22

By Cheryl North Sigmund Freud would have been fascinated had he been in the audience of the San Francisco Opera's opening production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's 1920 opera "Die Tote Stadt" Tuesday evening at the War Memorial Opera House.

2008-09-20 15:00:30

MONMOUTH - The Theater At Monmouth will once again bring the wry comedy and joyous music of Gilbert and Sullivan to the Cumston Hall stage with its production of "The Mikado." The comic classic will run Sept. 26 to Oct. 5. "The Mikado" takes place in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu.

2008-09-19 15:00:32

By CRAIG SMITH When I first heard about East Village Opera Company's specialty of rock, jazz, or pop-song renditions of operatic arias, I was skeptical. When Olde School, the company's new disc, crossed my desk, I was even more dubious.


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