Is This the Future of Surtitles at the Opera?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

High-tech "augmented reality" opera glasses that project surtitles in one's native language have made their debut at the Avignon Festival in France.
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Defending Donizetti

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gaetano Donizetti, one of the greatest opera composers of all, has his share of haters, discovers Fred Plotkin. He considers the roots of the image problem.
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NYC Orchestral Activists Speak Out on Police-Citizen Tensions

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A group of young classical musicians in New York are placing their art squarely in the conversation over the tension between black communities and the police across the U.S.
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Bard Reviving Ethel Smyth's Forgotten Opera

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Leon Botstein talks to the Associate Press about this 1906 opera and his crusade to revive all-but-forgotten works.
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Plan to Sell off NYC Opera's Name Is Withdrawn

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The decision by the defunct opera company's board follows months of legal maneuvers between two bidders who both hope to revive the company.
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Poll: Which of These 2015 News Stories Best Captures the Spirit of France?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

In honor of Bastille Day, tell us which of these 2015 news stories best captures the spirit of France that we know and love.
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Armed Robbery the Latest Trouble for Greek National Opera

Monday, July 13, 2015

Even as Greece clinched a preliminary bailout deal with its European creditors, the country's major opera house has been facing increasingly an increasingly tough fiscal picture.
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Classical Commute: Luellen Abdoo

Monday, July 13, 2015

Every Monday this summer, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music.
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Could English National Opera Chief's Tumultuous Exit Impact the Met Opera?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

After John Berry's departure, perhaps no U.S. opera manager will be watching the ENO's future more closely than Peter Gelb. 
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Canada-Born Dramatic Tenor Jon Vickers Dies at 88

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Canada-born opera singer Jon Vickers, nicknamed "God's tenor" for his inimitable voice and strong Christian beliefs, has died. He was 88.
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The Many Trees of Opera

Friday, July 10, 2015

Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin examines the iconic tree imagery throughout the history of Opera.
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Remembering James S. Marcus

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The New York philanthropist who was a passionate supporter of classical music, opera and the vocal arts dies at 85.
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A Box and a Hammer: The Story of Mahler's 6th on his 155th Birthday

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Tuesday marks the 155th birthday of Austrian composer, Gustav Mahler.
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Germany vs. Greece At The Opera

Monday, July 06, 2015

Blogger Fred Plotkin explains how in the current European clash, Germany and Greece may be cast in the roles of Apollo and Dionysus.
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Classical Commute: Eganam Segbefia

Monday, July 06, 2015

Every Monday this summer, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music.
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Benedict XVI is Honored for Keen Devotion to Classical Music

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine."
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Q&A: Bartok's Biographer Addresses Questions of Asperger's Syndrome

Saturday, July 04, 2015

A new biography explores the ethnic traditions that inspired Bartók, his professional ties, and suggestions that he may have suffered from Asperger's Syndrome.
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After Tumultuous Premiere, Royal Opera House Issues Warning for 'William Tell'

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Royal Opera House says it is asking movie theaters to change the age rating for its production of Rossini's William Tell.
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I Left My Harp in San Francisco

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Attending four sensational opera performances in less than a week should be satisfaction enough for any music lover. But this city offers so much more, writes Fred Plotkin.
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Webcast: Tchaikovsky Competition Names Winners

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar (pictured), a 27-year-old Mongolian baritone, on Friday won the Grand Prix in the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
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