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Meryl Streep to Play Maria Callas in HBO Biopic

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The actress Meryl Streep will star as the late, iconic soprano Maria Callas in a forthcoming biopic for HBO, to be directed by Mike Nichols.

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Review: Rameau's Pygmalion Waxes Operatic at Madame Tussauds

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rameau's one-act Pygmalion received a site-specific staging at Madame Tussauds Tuesday night. Operavore's David Patrick Stearns writes that the venue brought some challenges to the score.

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Metropolitan Opera Cancels Broadcasts of Klinghoffer After Protests

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera has called off its broadcasts of The Death of Klinghoffer, John Adams and Alice Goodman's landmark 1991 opera, over fears it could "fan global anti-Semitism."

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Metropolitan Opera's Tax Filing Reveals Salary Details

Monday, June 16, 2014

The disclosures might be noncontroversial were it not for the fact that Met management began contract talks with musicians and stagehands last month aimed at cutting expenses.

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40 Under 40: The Next Generation of Great Opera Singers – Part Two

Monday, June 16, 2014

Following last week's survey of gifted male opera singers under the age of 40 comes this look at promising young divas.

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40 Under 40: The Next Generation of Great Opera Singers

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fred Plotkin has selected 40 singers under 40 who he feels merit your attention and support. This article is about male singers; the next will introduce you to some future divas.

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Wagner's Parsifal from Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday, June 07, 2014

This Saturday at 1 pm, the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Wagner's Parsifal featuring Paul Groves in the title role and Thomas Hampson as Amfortas.

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Rimsky-Korsakov's Kitezh

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Today at 4 pm on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone brings us The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh in a production from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona.

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Strauss Week on Operavore

Thursday, June 05, 2014

WQXR

From June 9-13, WQXR is celebrating the 150th anniversary of composer Richard Strauss's birth by playing two of his operas a day on the Operavore stream.

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Puccini's Madama Butterfly from Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Today at 1 pm, join us for the Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2013 performance of Madama Butterfly, starring soprano Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San and Italian tenor Stefano Secco as Pinkerton.

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Double Feature: Orfeo meets Orfeo ed Euridice

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, World of Opera brings us a fascinating double bill featuring Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo and Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice.

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Verdi's Otello at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday, May 24, 2014

On this broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago South African tenor Johan Botha plays the title role alongside soprano Ana María Martínez as Desdemona. Saturday at 1 pm.

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Operavore's Season Finale

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Today's show features highlights from the past season including conversations with Rudy Giuliani, Eric Owens, Rolando Villazón, Martina Arroyo, Stephanie Blythe and Diana Damrau.

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Wagner's Youthful Das Liebesverbot

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Richard Wagner once called his second opera, Das Liebesverbot, a "sin of my youth." Was he being self-effacing? Find out today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream.

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Puccini's Tosca

Thursday, May 15, 2014

This week on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Tosca from the Royal Theater in Turin, Italy. Soprano Anna Pirozzi stars in the title role with Marco Berti as Cavaradossi and Marco Vratogna as Scarpia.

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Rossini's La Cenerentola

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday at 1 pm, the Met Opera's final broadcast of the season features Rossini's La Cenerentola, starring soprano Joyce DiDonato as Angelina and Juan Diego Florez as Don Ramiro.

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An Operatic Prelude to Mother's Day

Saturday, May 10, 2014

This Saturday at 12:30 pm it's Operavore’s Prelude to Mother's Day, honoring mothers on and off the stage. Diana Damrau, Michael Fabiano, Marilyn Horne and Deborah Voigt talk about their moms.

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Throwback Thursday: Kirsten Flagstad (#tbt)

Thursday, May 08, 2014

WQXR

This week we throw it back to Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad, called "The Voice of the Century" by many a critic.

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Lyrical Epic: Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Today at 4 pm on World of Opera, hear The Tsar's Bride from La Scala. The production stars Olga Peretyatko and is conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

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Bellini's I Puritani

Saturday, May 03, 2014

This Saturday at 1 pm the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Vincenzo Bellini's I Puritani starring soprano Olga Peretyatko as Elvira and tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Arturo.

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