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2009-01-30 10:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Access MediQuip, LLC, the nation's first and largest provider of outsourced medical implantable device management solutions to the health care industry, announced today that it has appointed Carmen Fontanez to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Payor Sales and Services. In her new role, Ms. Fontanez will lead the company's strategic initiatives and operations that serve hundreds of health plans across the country. Ms. Fontanez brings...

2009-01-13 08:00:00

MILAN, ItalyJan. 13 /PRNewswire/ - International opera star and Grammy Award winner Mark S. Doss is returning to Milan's legendary Teatro alla Scala (La Scala) to star in The Makropulos Case, the three-act opera by Czech master Leos Janacek, running from January 16 to February 3, 2009. Mr. Doss will take on the role of Baron Jaroslav Prus in the La Scala production of the opera, which premiered in December 1926. The Makropulos Case was written in the composer's later career, two years before...

2008-12-05 06:35:00

FATIMA, Portugal, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Read about the man behind one of the central myths of the modern world, the man who reportedly sold his soul to the devil, in E.A. Bucchianeri's new historical figure analysis, "Faust: My Soul be Damned for the World: Volume I" (published by AuthorHouse -- http://www.authorhouse.com). Ideal for those interested in the history, legend and drama surrounding the historical figure of Faust, aficionado and academic alike, "Faust: My Soul be Damned...

2008-11-03 18:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Opera announces the world premiere of the revised version of The Grapes of Wrath, a new opera based on John Steinbeck's novel, by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie. Both Gordon and Korie will be in Pittsburgh to supervise the production. What: The Grapes of Wrath by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Michael Korie, based on the novel by John Steinbeck. A co-production by Pittsburgh Opera, The Minnesota...

2008-10-20 15:00:20

On October 30, November 1, 8, 13 and 15, 2008 San Francisco Parlor Opera will perform W.A. Mozart's masterpiece Cosi Fan Tutte. All performances will take place at their new location at 1652 Hayes Street in San Francisco. Cosi Fan Tutte is a comic exploration of love and infidelity in spectacular Mozart style. Under the direction of Cole Grissom the story is updated and placed firmly on fashion forward. The cast includes Patricia Urbano as Fiordiligi, Elizabeth O'Neill as Dorabella, Cole...

2008-10-12 12:00:09

By Edward Reichel Deseret News One benefit in heading the orchestra department at a university is the prospect of conducting a broad variety of music. And that makes Brigham Young University's Kory Katseanes very happy. "One of the highlights of my career here is the opportunity to do opera," he said in a phone interview. Since his appointment to direct the school's orchestras, Katseanes has conducted a large number of operas, including Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," Johann Strauss'...

2008-10-12 12:00:09

By Edward Reichel Deseret News Giacomo Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" has the distinction of being one of the most produced operas in the United States. It's a crowd pleaser, with its beautiful melodies and heart-wrenching story of passion and shattered love. It was also one of Puccini's favorites. Notorious for constantly revising his scores, Puccini labored for years after "Madame Butterfly" premiered at La Scala in 1904 to perfect it. There are no less than seven revisions, but no matter...

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. It's to the credit of ENO and the team that has mounted the new...

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. Rape, revolution, murder, suicide, infidelity, exile, corruption, poverty, sickness and greed still make the headlines, and a good production of a good opera can make a...

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. Salome marks the second performance of the season as part of The Met: Live in HD series and will be transmitted live from New York via satellite in high-definition into more than 80 Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country....


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