Arts

Germany launches jubilee year for Beethoven's 250th birthday - 12/17/2019

BONN, GERMANY (dpa)- Thunderous applause and an overture to the Vienna premiere of the opera "Fidelio" in Bonn's opera house were the sounds that kicked off a jubilee year honouring the life and work...

Abuse probe finds grave flaws at Vienna State Opera ballet school - 12/17/2019

VIENNA (dpa)- Reported physical and verbal abuse of children at Austria's top ballet academy was linked to a nearly total lack of quality control and proper management, an inquiry commission has...

Leads on Dresden jewel heist suggest Arab clan involvement - 12/12/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Investigators probing a sensational heist of antique jewellery from Dresden's Green Vault Museum last month have in their sights Berlin-based criminal clans with an Arab background, a...

The first bedtime story in Klingon to be released - 12/11/2019

SAARBRUECKEN, GERMANY (dpa)- Following on from his translation of the French children's classic "The Little Prince," Star Trek language expert Lieven L Litaer has now also translated a famous German...

120,000-dollar banana eaten in 'art performance' - 12/08/2019

LOS ANGELES (dpa)- An art piece consisting of banana duct taped to a wall that recently sold for 120,000 dollars was eaten on Saturday at the Art Basel Miami show. Performance artist David Datuna...

Nobel-winning authors Tokarczuk and Handke to give lectures - 12/07/2019

STOCKHOLM (dpa)- Nobel literature laureates Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke were due to give their award lectures on Saturday. Delivering the lecture is a prerequisite...

'Orlando' world premiere to shake gender norms at Vienna State Opera - 12/05/2019

VIENNA (dpa)- Olga Neuwirth's 'Orlando' is set to shatter traditions at the Vienna State Opera when it premieres there on Sunday, not least because it is the first full-length opera by a woman to be...

Four shortlisted artists form collective to win Turner prize - 12/05/2019

LONDON, Bill Smith (dpa)- The four shortlisted artists for the 2019 Turner Prize were declared joint winners of Britain's most prestigious art award on Tuesday after they asked to be judged as a...

Opera star Placido Domingo: 'They are accusing me of false things' - 12/03/2019

ROME (dpa)- Placido Domingo, the opera star who faces sexual harassment allegations, complained in a Monday interview of being accused of "false things." Speaking to Italy's Corriere della Sera, the...

Germany to host Beethoven Year in 2020 - 11/30/2019

BERLIN/BONN (dpa)- Germany plans to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) for the composer's 250th birthday next year. Approximately 1,000 concerts, opera performances, festivals and exhibitions...
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