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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)...

2011-02-07 05:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mozart never completed the lively opera. Now, 230 years later, fellow Austrian Martin Haselbock "evens" the score, ingeniously interweaving the singspiel with other complimentary works by Mozart. A tale of love, passion, and jealousy is coming to Pasadena and Santa Monica with three exclusive performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Zaide. The production is being given authentic treatment with performances played on period...

2011-01-20 09:03:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical, in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera, proudly presents the first in a line of CD and DVD releases drawn from both the storied Met broadcast archive and the acclaimed series "The Met: Live in HD." On January 25, 2011, Sony Classical issues four multi-disc sets that represent the first official release on CD of historic Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts from 1947 to 1962, with complete live opera performances freshly...

2010-07-12 09:02:00

AMERSFOORT, the Netherlands, July 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Once upon a time there was a little princess named Arabella. After several adventures in books she decided that it was time for a change. The time had come for Arabella to start a new adventure on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The adventure began when she met RumdeeDum ( http://www.rumdeedum.com). Debut on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Arabella will make her debut on iPhone, iPad en iPod touch this summer. 'Princess...

2010-06-29 06:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It's an unprecedented meeting of two legendary musical minds, separated by 70 years. Pioneering musical genius Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, has teamed up with George Gershwin, in Wilson's Disney Pearl debut CD, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin. Featuring timeless classics like "Rhapsody in Blue," "I've Got Rhythm" and "Summertime," the album makes history with "The Like in I Love You" and "Nothing But Love," two new songs Wilson...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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