Familiar Names Dominate Best Score Oscar Nods, Only One Has Won Before

Thursday, January 14, 2016

With another "Star Wars" film comes another Oscar nomination for composer John Williams. Nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning.
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'Mozart in the Jungle' Season 2, Episodes 6-8 Recap

Thursday, January 14, 2016

"Mozart In The Jungle," Amazon’s web series about the classical music world in New York City, returned for a second season. John V. Bennett recaps episodes 6-8.
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Taking a Stand on Music Stands

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin tackles the thorny question of music stand use during high-profile recitals.
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David Bowie's 7 Close Encounters with Opera

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Though his only realized theatrical work was the recent "Lazarus" musical, produced by New York Theater Workshop, Bowie did have several close encounters with opera.
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Review: Prototype Festival Operas Challenge with Minimalism and Intensity

Monday, January 11, 2016

Two operas opened this past weekend at the Prototype Festival. Both focus with minimalism on intense subject matter. One does so with great effect, the other misses its mark.
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Classical Music Wins Big at Golden Globe Awards

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The classical music-themed series "Mozart in the Jungle" and composer Ennio Morricone came up big with wins in their categories at the 2016 Golden Globe awards.
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The Indian Subcontinent in European Opera

Friday, January 08, 2016

Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin's looks at European operas that are set in South Asia in this follow up column on the influences of East on West and West on East.
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'Mozart in the Jungle' Season 2, Episodes 3-5 Recap

Thursday, January 07, 2016

"Mozart In The Jungle," Amazon’s web series about the classical music world in New York City, returned for a second season. John V. Bennett recaps episodes 3-5.
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NY Phil Conductor, Composer Pierre Boulez Has Died at Age 90

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Composer and Conductor Pierre Boulez, who led the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra during the 1970s, has died at age 90.
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9 'Mozart in the Jungle' Scene-Stealing Cameos from Season 2

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle" portrays the intriguing side of classical music, but it also uses real contemporary performers to do it.
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West Meets East: Opera and Classical Music in South Asia

Monday, January 04, 2016

In musically rich south Asia, Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin asks where one can find western opera and what other traditions serve the opera curious.
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'Mozart in the Jungle' Season 2, Episodes 1-2 Recap

Sunday, January 03, 2016

"Mozart In The Jungle," Amazon’s web series about the classical music world in New York City, returned for a second season. John V. Bennett recaps the first two episodes.
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Review: Met Opera's 'Les Pêcheurs de Perles'

Friday, January 01, 2016

Operavore critic David Patrick Stearns attended the New Year's Eve performance of The Pearl Fishers which returned to the Met after a century.
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Looking Ahead: Classical Music Stories To Watch in 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

We look ahead at the important 2016 stories we will be following in the world of classical music.
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Leonie Rysanek, 20 Years After Her Met Farewell

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Twenty years after Leonie Rysanek gave her final performance at the Met, Fred Plotkin remembers the artist he misses most.
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The Most Shared Classical News Stories of 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

To go with our list of most shared classical music videos of the year, we have a list of the most shared classical news stories in social media.
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And to All a Good Night: Great Singers, Great Christmas Music

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Fred Plotkin unearths some of his favorite (and unfamiliar) holiday musical selections by some of his favorite singers.
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The 9 Most Popular Classical Music Videos of 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

In 2015, popular videos from classical music artists and organizations reached new audiences. Here are some of the most popular of the year.
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10 Pivotal Moments in 2015 for Opera and Classical

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The end of the year means more lists. Here's another one: Operavore critic David Patrick Stearns' list of pivotal moments in 2015.
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The Metropolitan Opera Season Halftime Show

Monday, December 21, 2015

Tune in at 10pm on Tuesday, Dec. 29, as Metropolitan Opera soprano Debbie Voigt opens a treasury of live performance excerpts from the Met season so far.
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