Arts

Placido Domingo resigns from LA Opera amid sexual harassment claims - 10/03/2019

NEW YORK (dpa)- Opera singer Placido Domingo on Wednesday resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera amid allegations of sexual harassment. The 78-year-old opera star also withdrew from...

Academy: Ample 'fame' for both Nobel literature laureates this year - 10/03/2019

STOCKHOLM (dpa)- The spokesman for the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature Prize, is confident the laureates due to be announced next week will be regarded on an equal footing. "The...

'Great soprano' Jessye Norman dies aged 74 - 10/01/2019

NEW YORK, Holger Mehlig (dpa)- Renowned US opera singer Jessye Norman has died aged 74, the New York Times and NPR radio reported on Monday. The Metropolitan Opera House in New York confirmed the...

Italy to loan Leonardo's famous 'Vitruvian Man' drawing to France - 09/25/2019

ROME/PARIS, Alvise Armellini (dpa)- Italy will loan to France one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous artworks, the "Vitruvian Man," ending a months-old cultural spat. The male figure, shown in...

'Das Boot' author 'deeply involved' in Nazi propaganda - 09/20/2019

MUNICH (dpa)- Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, author of the 1973 novel "Das Boot," which was famously made into a film of the same name, was much more deeply involved in Nazi propaganda than previously...

East German Stasi museum has more to offer, new director says - 09/18/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- The new director of a memorial in Berlin for people detained by East Germany's Stasi secret police wants to take the museum's work to a new level. In addition to tours of the Stasi...

German industrial designer Luigi Colani dies at 91 - 09/16/2019

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY (dpa)- German industrial designer Luigi Colani died at the age of 91 in the western city of Karlsruhe on Monday following an illness, his partner Yazhen Zhao said. Colani's...

Austrian monastery cuts erotic scenes from opera performance - 09/14/2019

VIENNA (dpa)- German opera director Peter P Pachl was prevented from showing highly-charged sexual material during a performance of one his productions at the Klosterneuburg Monastery in Austria,...

Redesigned Schumann museum opens to mark Clara Schumann's birthday - 09/14/2019

LEIPZIG, GERMANY (dpa)- The Schumann-Haus Museum in Leipzig has expanded and redesigned its permanent collection to give more prominence to the achievements of German pianist and composer Clara...

Mysterious Italian author Elena Ferrante to publish new book - 09/10/2019

ROME (dpa)- Elena Ferrante, a world-famous Italian author who hides her identity behind a pseudonym, is to publish a new novel in Italy on November 7, her publisher edizioni e/o said Monday. There...
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