LA Opera Highlights Living Composers in 2016-2017 Season

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New original operas featured in the 2016-2017 season and a three-year composer-in-residence stint from 25-year-old Matthew Aucoin were announced.
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15 Masters Who Have Been Compared to Mozart

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In honor of Mozart's birthday on Jan. 27, here are 15 people whose excellence and productivity have resulted in their being mentioned in the same breath as the great composer.
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'Mozart in the Jungle' Season 2, Episodes 9 and 10 Recap

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Read our episode recaps for the final episodes of "Mozart In The Jungle," Amazon’s web series about the classical music world in New York City.
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New Cellist For Indie-Classical Ensemble Brooklyn Rider

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Indie-classical string quartet Brooklyn Rider announced that it's co-founder Eric Jacobsen will leave to pursue conducting, opening the position for newcomer Michael Nicolas. 
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Plácido Domingo: An Appreciation of a Man of Many Parts

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Operavore's Fred Plotkin pays tribute to Plácido Domingo who at present has performed 145 different operatic parts in over 3700 performances.
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Plácido Domingo Celebrates 75, Recalls Switching From Tenor to Baritone

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Domingo turns 75 and WQXR's morning host Jeff Spurgeon recalls talking to him about becoming a Baritone for Verdi's Othello.
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To Bis or Not to Bis: Should Encores Be Permitted During Operas?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

To 'Bis' or not to 'Bis', that is the question that Fred Plotkin asks in this blog post for Operavore.
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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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