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Celebrity Latest News – Austin Shaw Speaks about Sex, Love, and Casting for Phantom of the Opera
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In the latest celebrity news, Phantom of the Opera’s Austin Shaw in interviews with celebrities, talks about the cast on the set. In his celebrity interview …

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Avant-garde opera director Gerard Mortier dies aged 70
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Belgian former artistic director of Madrid’s Teatro Real is praised as ‘visionary and generous figure’ Gerard Mortier, the avant-garde artistic director of Madrid’s Teatro Real opera house until September last year, has died after battling cancer, the culture ministry has said. He was 70. Mortier, known for his risk-taking approach to scene work and keen […]

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Opera Birmingham Blog: Recipes from the Stars!
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For centuries, an evening of dinner and the opera formed a winning combo. Food historian Francine Segan celebrates the dynamic duo with a book of musical meals: The Opera Lover's Cookbook. She pairs recipes and …

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Kim Kardashian Stuns In Gorgeous Gown for Vienna Opera Ball …
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The group was seen posing for press photos with wealthy Austrian businessman Richard Lugner, who has made it a habit of inviting (and paying) celebrities to join him at the annual event. It's unclear how much she made to …

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Opera & Classical Music Listings for Feb. 28-March 6
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Mr. Sams's original libretto, with witty recitative, is set to music lifted from operas and other works by Handel, Vivaldi and Rameau. Phelim McDermott's imaginative production blends old-fashioned stagecraft with videos and animation. Since some new …

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A Show of Love: Farewell, City Opera
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George Manahan, who had been the music director at City Opera for 14 years, conducted the program of arias and ensembles from works that had been important to the company, including excerpts from five American operas. In a gesture of gratitude and …

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We need to move beyond 'elitist' opera cliches
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Why is opera routinely styled as the antithesis of everyday life? Let’s change the conversation and focus on the real thing, says Alexandra Wilson Once upon a time, opera was popular culture. In late 19th century Britain, brass bands played the latest operatic hits. You could hear snippets of opera in the music hall. Dozens […]

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How video saved the opera star
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Opera is waking up to the power of video. For his new production of Don Giovanni, the Royal Opera House’s Kasper Holten collaborated with a designer who turned U2 tours and the 2012 Olympics into visual spectaculars. Stuart Jeffries goes behind the screens “Don Giovanni is called the director’s graveyard,” says Kasper Holten. “It’s impossible […]

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