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2010-04-27 11:58:00

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, starring Placido Domingo, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Anja Harteros, conducted by Daniel Barenboim and directed by Federico Tiezzi, will be broadcast LIVE in cinemas across the US and Europe on Thursday April 29, directly from Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. In early March, world-renowned opera singer Placido Domingo underwent surgery to remove a malignant polyp in his colon; after only six weeks of recovery, the famed "Three...

2010-03-26 07:00:00

Composer Carlisle Floyd and Soprano Phyllis Curtin reunite for historic production BOSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five decades after its premiere, the Boston University School of Music and School of Theatre will produce the classic American opera Susannah with composer and librettist Carlisle Floyd and original soprano Phyllis Curtin in residence. Longtime artistic collaborators Floyd and Curtin will reunite for portions of the rehearsal period, and will also hold pre-show...

2010-03-01 06:03:00

MIAMI, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 75th anniversary of George Gershwin's enduring masterpiece, a new production of Porgy and Bess starring Miami native tenor Reggie Whitehead as Sportin' Life, soprano Kishna Davis as Bess, baritone Patrick Blackwell as Porgy, and bass-baritone Phillip Boykin as Crown, takes the stage in Miami on March 14th. Porgy and Bess, produced with the full approval of the Gershwin Estate by veteran opera producer Michael Capasso (General Director of New...

2010-02-04 06:45:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Two striking interpretations of the classic myth of Orpheus - one modern-day setting in the vein of the great Paul Hindemith, one Celtic-influenced work featuring the Grammy Award-winning Richard Stoltzman - come together in Orfeo in Idaho, a groundbreaking program presented by The New York Virtuoso Singers (http://www.nyvirtuoso.org) under the baton of conductor Harold Rosenbaum on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. in Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at...

2010-02-02 07:25:00

QUITO, Ecuador, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Robert Friedland, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE, NASDAQ: IVAN) and David Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Latin America announced today that the company's first appraisal well (IP-15) in the Pungarayacu field in Ecuador has reached total depth with extensive oil shows in both the Napo and Hollin formations. The initial results from this well are highly significant and, as a...

2009-09-29 11:22:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A 5,500-seat amphitheatre will be constructed at the base of the towering plateau fortress of Masada in the Dead Sea region of Israel for use for one weekend only - June 3 - 5, 2010. Ya'lla Tours USA is the only tour company in the United States to be actively promoting the tickets to the concerts and that has access to area accommodations. To round out this chance of a lifetime, Ya'lla has created 7-day and 13-day Musical Israel travel programs...

2009-09-04 22:58:00

A man who lied to get into a movie set at a Boston zoo, then fell into a fake lion's den, probably won't be charged, police say. Arnold Milfort, 27, of Dorchester, had posed as a Boston Zoo employee to get into the set for The Zookeeper Wednesday and fell 30 feet into a makeshift lion's den, where a net broke his fall, authorities said. Milfort was taken to Boston Medical Center with a serious head injury, the Boston Herald reported. He was not identified until he arrived at the medical...

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2009-06-27 12:00:00

One of Italy's last bastions of male privilege has been breached with the coming of the first female gondolier in Venice, observers said. Giorgia Boscolo, 23, a married mother of two, successfully completed Venice's official gondolier license test Friday, enabling her to start an apprenticeship as a second captain, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. ANSA said Boscolo would become the first official female gondolier in the city in 900 years. I'm immensely happy and proud but today my day...

2009-05-15 10:54:52

Thanks to advances in the fields of medicine and science, people all over the world are receiving better health care and living longer, healthier lives. It's our mission at Ivanhoe Broadcast News to inform people of the latest breakthroughs and treatments so they may seek better care.It's my personal goal this year to talk to as many people as I can whose lives have been impacted by a story that Ivanhoe has produced. Perhaps you read about a new procedure and had it performed on yourself. Or...

2009-04-06 08:00:00

TAMPA, FL, April 6 /PRNewswire/ - Global opera star and Grammy Award winner Mark S. Doss will appear in his first production with Opera Tampa when he takes the stage as Mephistopheles in Faust on April 17 and 19, 2009. Mephistopheles is one of Mr. Doss' signature roles - he began performing it more than 25 years ago and has since been cast in this part by numerous opera companies around the world. His most recent portrayal of Mephistopheles was during the 2006-2007 season at Oper Frankfurt....


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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