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2011-06-22 14:12:00

Julia Novikova, Vittorio Grigolo, and Ruggero Raimondi also star with Zubin Mehta conducting the RAI National Symphony Orchestra NEW YORK, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto - recorded in high definition in the Renaissance splendor of Mantua, Italy, in the actual places and hours of the day specified in the libretto- was broadcast live around the world, or as close as time zones would allow, on September 4 and 5, 2010. Now, that critically acclaimed...

2011-06-21 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meet Osmin Hernandez, the world's most psychotic trainer. In 1989, Osmin was kicked out of Cuba's Elite Marina Guerra Military Unit when his sanity was called into question. That same year, he built a makeshift raft and navigated through 90 miles of shark infested waters to reach Miami, Florida using sheer will and determination. Fast-forward to present day where he is considered to be the celebrity trainer of the moment. His past clients...

2011-06-13 07:15:00

CALGARY, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE) (NASDAQ: IVAN) will present at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Oil & Gas Investment Symposium on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Calgary at 2:30 pm MDT. The presentation will be made by David Dyck, President and Chief Operating Officer. To listen to the live webcast of the presentation visit www.ivanhoeenergy.com Ivanhoe Energy is an independent international heavy oil development and...

2011-06-08 09:37:00

SANTA FE, NM, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - In July and August, global opera star Mark Steven Doss will once again portray Mephistopheles when he takes the stage for the Santa Fe Opera's first-ever production of Faust.  Reprising Charles Gounod's demonic villain for his seventh production, which will bring his career performances to 40, it is a role that he continues to savor. "Mephistopheles is a physically demanding role, which requires me to be on stage throughout most of the...

2011-06-07 15:03:00

Opera performances at Wolf Trap Include a new Operascape production of Sweeney Todd at the Filene Center and The Tales of Hoffmann at The Barns VIENNA, Va., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GRAMMY-nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company, a nationally acclaimed residency program for pre-eminent emerging professionals in the operatic industry, proudly presents The Curious Women, Sweeney Todd, and The Tales of Hoffmann for its 2011 summer opera performances. Starting in three short...

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...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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