Opera

Italian tenor Bocelli hospitalized after 'simple fall from a horse' - 09/15/2017

ROME (dpa) - Italy's star tenor Andrea Bocelli was hospitalized Thursday after a horse riding accident, reassuring fans hours after the accident that he is "pretty fine." "It has been just a simple...

Wagner opera proof stars in 1.7m euro Paris auction - 06/29/2017

PARIS, FRANCE- A proof of Richard Wagner's opera "The Mastersingers of Nuremberg", copiously corrected by the composer himself, sold for more than twice its estimate in Paris Tuesday. The book was...

Security fears loom over Bayreuth opera fest - 07/23/2016

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, Simon Morgan- Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long...

Adventurous Aussie wins over new audiences at Berlin opera - 07/06/2016

BERLIN, GERMANY, Simon Morgan- The edgiest of Berlin's three opera houses has been pulling in the crowds since Australian Barrie Kosky began unearthing a little-known repertoire from the turbulent...

Revenge, betrayal as Met Opera trilogy concludes - 04/16/2016

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, John Biers- More than 400 years after her rule, Queen Elizabeth I will appear on the Metropolitan Opera stage this weekend for "Roberto Devereux," capping a season of...

English National Opera chorus to go on strike - 02/27/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- Singers at one of Britain's leading opera companies have voted to go on strike in a row over staffing and pay, their trade union said Friday. The chorus at the English...

Met to stage opera by woman for first time in century - 02/26/2016

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- The Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday it will stage "L'Amour de Loin," a medieval love story set in Lebanon, marking the first time in a century the company performs a work...

'JFK' opera explores president just before the bullets - 11/22/2015

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, Shaun Tandon- Ever since John F. Kennedy died from an assassin's bullet, the indelible image has been the silent Zapruder film of the president's doomed motorcade. But an...

Merkel all shook up as Bayreuth opera fest opens with a bang - 07/26/2015

BAYREUTH, GERMANY, Simon Morgan- The Bayreuth Festival, one of the hottest tickets in the world of opera, opened with a well-received new production of Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan and Isolde" on...

Royal Opera House defends rape scene after booing - 07/02/2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- The Royal Opera House in London on Wednesday defended a gang rape scene in its new production of Rossini's "Guillaume Tell", after it was booed by the first night audience and...
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