Opera

This Sept. 20, 2017 photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera shows Golda Schultz as Pamina in a production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Schultz portrays Pamina, daughter of the malevolent Queen of the Night, who finds happiness with her true love, Prince Tamino, but only after both undergo a series of ordeals. (Richard Termine/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 9:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some young singers make their Metropolitan Opera debuts in low-profile fashion, perhaps joining the company in a minor role or slipping into the second cast of a routine revival. Not Golda Schultz. The South African soprano became an instant star on the third night of the new season...
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This Sept. 12, 2017 photo released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Joyce DiDonato as Adalgisa, left, and Sondra Radvanovsky in a scene from Bellini's "Norma" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. “Norma,” the first HD broadcast of the Met season, will be shown starting at 12:55 p.m. EDT on Saturday. ( Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Joyce DiDonato was unsure at first how to approach her character of Adalgisa in Bellini's "Norma," but she knew she didn't want to play her as "sort of a stock character who's the good girl and crying all the time." "I don't do insipid very well," the celebrated American mezzo said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1986 file photo, actress Anne Jeffreys poses at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. Jeffreys, an actress and opera singer who starred as Marion Kerby in the 1950s TV series "Topper," died, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at age 94. (AP Photo/Penny)
September 28, 2017 - 6:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anne Jeffreys, the actress and opera singer who likely had her greatest impact on TV audiences as Marion Kerby "the ghostess with the mostess" in the 1950s TV series "Topper," has died. She was 94. Jeffreys, whose husband, actor Robert Sterling, died in 2006, died peacefully in her...
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July 31, 2017 - 4:52 am
VIENNA (AP) — Incoming Vienna State Opera director Bogdan Roscic says he has signed conductor Philippe Jordan as the opera house's music director after Roscic takes over in 2020. Roscic, who will replace Dominque Meyer, described Jordan on Monday as "one of the few conductors of note who focused on...
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In this May 10, 2017 photo provided by Fay Fox, actors perform Mozart's Finta Giardiniera as part of The New York Opera Fest 2017 in New York. The festival's goal is to bring this once grandiose art form to ordinary places where people hang out. (Fay Fox/On Site Opera via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 1:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Opera has been popping up recently at the most unlikely New York places: a revamped garage, a dive bar, a basketball court and even an old aircraft carrier. It's part of a festival with an in-your-face goal — to bring this once grandiose art form to ordinary places where people hang...
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Santa Fe Opera General Director Charles MacKay announces that a techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will eventually travel to San Francisco, Seattle and Indiana, at a news conference Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe Opera is preparing for its July world premiere of "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" at its open-air summer stage in the foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
May 09, 2017 - 4:42 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical meditation on the iconic entrepreneur will travel to America's high-tech enclave. The partnerships were...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2007, file photo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs during the final dress rehearsal for the opera "Eugene Onegin" in New York. Hvorostovsky made a surprise appearance Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Metropolitan Opera gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company's move to Lincoln Center in 1966. Hvorostovsky has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada, File)
May 08, 2017 - 6:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dmitri Hvorostovsky walked stiffly toward the center of the stage after the surprise announcement by Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb. The 54-year-old Russian withdrew in December from all staged opera performances because treatment for a brain tumor diagnosed in June...
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A man walks past the former Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The glorious old opera house that takes up a full city block in Philadelphia will reopen as a live music venue. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that developer Eric Blumenfeld has entered an agreement with Live Nation to revive the Metropolitan Opera House for $45 million. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 04, 2017 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A glorious old opera house that takes up a full city block in Philadelphia will reopen as a live music venue. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/2pJFiHa ) that developer Eric Blumenfeld has entered an agreement with Live Nation to revive the Metropolitan Opera...
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In this March 13, 2017 photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Soprano Nadine Sierra performs as Ilia during the final dress rehearsal of Mozart's Idomeneo at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The 28-year-old Florida native has won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (Marty Sohl/The Metropolitan Opera via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Nadine Sierra has won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, dubbed the Heisman Trophy of opera. The 28-year-old Florida native is "an American singer at the threshold of a major international career," according to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. That's the condition for the...
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April 18, 2017 - 7:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Nadine Sierra has won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, dubbed the Heisman Trophy of opera. The 28-year-old Florida native is "an American singer at the threshold of a major international career," according to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. That's the condition for the...
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