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Going to the Sources of Opera

One can learn a lot about operas by going to the cities where they are set. Blogger Fred Plotkin considers Tosca's Rome, Carmen's Seville and the natural world of Wagner.

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'Maestro' or 'Conductor?' Terminology Sparks Critical Spat

One critic says the word "maestro" (and "maestra") has been overused and it's time to give it a rest. Another critic accuses him of sexism.

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WQXR Features

Listen: Neville Marriner Leads Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Hear how Sir Neville Marriner became the oldest conductor to lead the Proms, in a program with Joshua Bell. Listen to the archived show.



Placido Domingo Closing Act at iTunes Festival

Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London.