Opera

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2012, file photo, Neal Boyd sings during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Boyd, an opera singer who won NBC's "America's Got Talent" and dabbled in Missouri politics, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, at his mother's house in Sikeston, Mo. He was 42. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 11, 2018 - 11:54 am
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — Neal Boyd, an opera singer who won NBC's "America's Got Talent" and dabbled in Missouri politics, has died. Scott County Coroner Scott Amick says Boyd died around 6 p.m. Sunday at his mother's house in Sikeston. He was 42. Amick says Boyd had a number of medical problems,...
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June 05, 2018 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Opera has commissioned "Stonewall" by British composer Iain Bell to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1969. The company said Tuesday the work will premiere on June 19, 2019, nine days prior to the anniversary of the riots sparked by a...
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Hand balancer GretcheninMotion, right, soprano Christina Vial and pianist Michael Borowitz rehearse to Puccini's "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta" for tomorrow night's Opus Opera, pairing circus acrobatics and opera, in New Orleans, Friday, June 1, 2018. Bryan Hymel, an internationally acclaimed tenor from New Orleans is pairing circus acrobatics and opera, with a lot of help from his friends. The performance Saturday night will be the fourth in the hometown Opus Opera series he and his wife, soprano Irini Kyriakidou, and another couple - soprano Christina Vial and her husband, entrepreneur Patrick Comer - created to show their generation that opera really isn't stuffy. For this one, they've teamed with the owner of Fly Circus Space, a circus training center, to create vocal and visual duets, trios and larger ensembles. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
June 01, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An internationally acclaimed tenor from New Orleans is pairing circus acrobatics and opera, with a lot of help from his friends. "We want it to be fun. That's what we feel opera is," said Bryan Hymel , who has performed with opera companies around the world. The performance...
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Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly, left, and La Scala's general director Alexander Pereira talk prior to the start of the press conference to present the 2018/2019 season, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 30, 2018 - 1:55 pm
MILAN (AP) — The storied La Scala opera house announced Wednesday that it will open the 2018-19 season with a new production of Verdi's "Attila," continuing the tradition of Italian opera, while introducing some novelty, including Woody Allen directing Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi." General manager...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:34 am
MILAN (AP) — Mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli is returning to Milan's famed La Scala opera house next year for a three-year Baroque music collaboration, the opera house announced Thursday. The program is part of general manager Alexander Pereira's focus on bringing neglected Italian musical traditions...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. The Metropolitan Opera says it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people during his tenure with the company that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period, Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 18, 2018 - 11:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera said in court documents Friday that it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period. The Met fired...
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A dead body lays under a blanket after a knife attack Saturday that left at least two dead including the assailant in central Paris, early Sunday May 13, 2018. A knife-wielding assailant killed at least one person and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near Paris' famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its "soldiers. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 12, 2018 - 9:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — A knife-wielding assailant killed a 29-year-old man and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near Paris' famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its "soldiers." Counterterrorism authorities took...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Performances by the former Metropolitan Opera music director have been withdrawn from the company’s Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company's history. Levine, the company's leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was fired as music director emeritus on March 12 after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 10, 2018 - 9:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Performances by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine were withdrawn from the company's Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company's history. Levine, the company's leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was...
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May 09, 2018 - 7:19 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A fairy-tale thriller from a Danish composer who created an operatic version of "The Handmaid's Tale" will make its debut at the Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2019, as the open-air desert venue shifts course under new management. Leaders of the Santa Fe Opera on Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2006 file photo, poet J.D. McClatchy discusses his English translation of Mozart's "The Magic Flute," at Lincoln Center in New York. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that McClatchy died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at his home in Manhattan. He was 72 and had been battling cancer. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
April 11, 2018 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. McClatchy, a revered and versatile man of letters praised as a poet, librettist, educator, editor and translator, died Tuesday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 72. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that McClatchy, known as "Sandy" to his friends, had been battling...
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