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2011-05-30 09:00:00

BERLIN, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Wagner Series During the 2011-12 Season Marek Janowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin will be continuing the ten-part Wagner cycle series with "Lohengrin" on November 12, 2011, "Tristan und Isolde" on March 27 and "Tannhauser" on May 5, 2012. The concert performances, to be held at the Philharmonie Berlin, are to feature top-notch Wagnerian singers such as Nina Stemme (Isolde and Elisabeth), Christopher Ventris...

2011-05-26 14:15:00

"Natalie Dessay and Joseph Calleja triumph as the ill-fated operatic lovers" (Associated Press) in Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's production NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lucia di Lammermoor, with French soprano Natalie Dessay in one of her greatest roles as Donizetti's fragile heroine, will air on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 26 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air the production on Thursday, June 23 at 8 p.m....

2011-05-12 07:00:00

Company's Role as Champion of Contemporary Opera and Modern Composers Expands with Regional Premieres of Mark Adamo's "Lysistrata" and Jake Heggie's "Three Decembers," opposite Traditional Favorites "Tosca" and "The Marriage of Figaro" FORT WORTH, Texas, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) will kick off its 66th season and its sixth Festival with Puccini's blockbuster Tosca, followed by Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Well-known for its reputation for...

2011-05-10 11:28:00

Celebrated director Peter Sellars makes his Met debut staging "perhaps the greatest American opera of the last quarter-century" (Associated Press) NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Opera's premiere production of John Adams' Nixon in China, conducted by the composer and staged by internationally acclaimed director Peter Sellars, will air in primetime on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Wednesday, June 1 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In...

2011-05-05 13:06:00

Patrick Summers conducts the first revival of Stephen Wadsworth's acclaimed 2007 production NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gluck's rarely performed masterpiece, Iphigenie en Tauride, starring Susan Graham, Placido Domingo and Paul Groves, will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 29 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera Thursday, May 26 at 8 p.m. ET. Patrick Summers conducts the revival of the...

2011-04-19 09:00:00

2011 Festival ranges from epic to edgy with Company's new production of the ever-popular Mikado; its first Baroque opera, Handel's Julius Caesar; its largest production to date, Verdi's Il Trovatore, and its first Philip Glass piece, Hydrogen Jukebox FORT WORTH, Texas, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spanning 266 years, Fort Worth Opera's 2011 season ranges from Handel's magnificent Julius Caesar -- the company's first Baroque-era opera -- to the gritty 1990 chamber work Hydrogen...

2011-03-28 07:06:00

Broad fundamental process patent issued in the USA for Heavy-to-Light Technology CALGARY, March 28 /PRNewswire/ - Robert Friedland, Executive Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and David Dyck, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE) (NASDAQ: IVAN), today announced that a new patent has been successfully issued that broadens and extends Ivanhoe Energy's intellectual property related to its HTL(TM) ("Heavy-to-Light") heavy oil upgrading technology....

2011-03-01 11:35:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Can a golf course be a place for love? That's the question posed by an innovative new production of Gaetano Donizetti's popular opera L'Elisir D'Amore, set at a contemporary golf resort. Performances will be held at New York's Arclight Theatre March 18 at 8 p.m., March 19 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and March 20 at 4 p.m. L'Elisir D'Amore ("The Elixir of Love") is one of the 20 most-performed operas in North America, according to Opera America. While the...

2011-02-14 08:00:00

TAMPA, FL, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Global opera star and Grammy Award winner Mark S. Doss is set to perform as a guest artist at Opera Tampa's "A Night of Stars" on February 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center. The evening's host is Sherrill Milnes, world-renowned baritone and Opera Tampa Artistic Advisor, who will also conduct one of the evening's pieces.  The special orchestra concert of captivating operatic arias and ensembles features Maestro Anton Coppola,...

2011-02-11 11:46:00

CALGARY, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ - David Dyck, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE, NASDAQ: IVAN) and Gerald Moench, President of Sunwing Energy Ltd., announced today that following the Chinese New Year holiday, Sunwing Energy has resumed site operations at its Zitong-1 well and is preparing to perforate and test the Xu-5 Formation. Test results are expected before the end of February. Sunwing is the operator of the 659,840-acre (1,031 square miles)...