Opera

This undated photo made available by La Scala opera theater on Dec. 5, 2018 shows Spanish soprano Saioa Hernandez performing on stage in front of a screen showing Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov during a rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's "Attila", in Milan, Italy. La Scala’s artistic director Riccardo Chailly conducts his fifth gala season-opener on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala with ‘’Attila,’’ the second of a trilogy dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi's early works. The gala event is one of the highlights of the European cultural calendar, attracting leading political, business and cultural figures. (Brescia/Amisano/Teatro alla Scala via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 8:04 am
MILAN (AP) — La Scala's season premiere Friday of a new production of Verdi's "Attila" takes on contemporary themes of male leaders selling out to self-interest while the final act of heroism falls to a woman. "Not even a rapper from the Bronx is as contemporary as Verdi," said the production's...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for a photo with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada as they arrive at the Teatro Colon to join other heads of state for the G20 leaders dinner, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 30, 2018 - 6:08 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 8 p.m. G-20 leaders are attending a cultural show at the Colon Theater, the landmark in the Argentine capital that is one of the world's great opera houses. U.S. President Donald Trump, Germany's Angela Merkel,...
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In this photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Placido Domingo stands on stage at the Metropolitan Opera, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in New York. Domingo celebrated the 50th anniversary of his debut at the Met. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Placido Domingo's eyes watered and his voice quavered. After portraying dozens of characters over a half-century on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, he got emotional being himself. "For us, the opera singers, it is just like Frank Sinatra said: New York, New York, if you...
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Britain's Prince Harry, right, reacts as Meghan, right, Duchess of Sussex holds a toy kangaroo given by Australia's Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, centre, in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.(Phil Noble/Pool via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 2:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex thrilled thousands of fans outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday during their first meeting with the general public since the former Meghan Markle's newly announced pregnancy. Prince Harry and Meghan spent longer than the 20 minutes allocated...
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Jeremy Mueller, left, and other striking Lyric Opera musicians perform as their colleagues picket outside The Civic Opera House in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 10:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago says striking musicians have approved a multi-year labor deal and the season will resume Wednesday. A statement released by the music company Sunday night says members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local 10-208 ratified the agreement with Lyric...
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Jeremy Mueller, left, and other striking Lyric Opera musicians perform as their colleagues picket outside The Civic Opera House in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 9:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The 64th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was disrupted Tuesday when musicians walked off the job to protest cuts proposed by management. The musicians set up a picket line outside the Civic Opera House on Tuesday and played excerpts from various operas as they expressed...
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Montserrat Caballe's coffin is carried by burial services workers, during her funeral at the municipal mortuary in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti died on Saturday. She was 85. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 08, 2018 - 7:53 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Royalty, political leaders and fans attended the funeral in Barcelona on Monday of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe. The 85-year-old Caballe died Saturday at a hospital in the Catalan capital where she had been since September. Spain's Emeritus Queen Sofia attended...
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This image provided by Racing NSW shows an artist’s impression of how horse race advertising will look on the Sydney Opera House. A plan to project a horse racing advertisement on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House is dividing Australians. (Racing NSW via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 12:27 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A plan to project a horse racing advertisement on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House is dividing Australians. The New South Wales state government stepped in to allow the advertisement to be displayed Tuesday after the opera house chief executive Louise Herron...
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FILE - In this July 13, 1996 file photo, Montserrat Caballe during a concert in Dresden, Germany. Spanish opera diva Montserrat Caballe, renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Hospital Sant Pau press officer Abraham del Moral confirmed her passing away early on Saturday Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel, File)
October 06, 2018 - 8:02 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Caballe died early Saturday at Hospital San Pau in Barcelona, hospital spokesman Abraham del Moral...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2005, file photo, Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe reacts during the TV show "Bet it...?" in Dresden, eastern Germany. Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. (Eckehard Schulz/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 06, 2018 - 6:28 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the death of opera singer Montserrat Caballe (all times local): 12:25 p.m. The guitarist for rock group Queen has expressed his condolences for the death of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe, saying she was an "inspiration" to group leader Freddie Mercury...
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