Opera

Tenor Placido Domingo poses for a photo against the backdrop of himself as a younger singer as Verdi's "Otello," Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Metropolitan Opera, in New York. Domingo has starred on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for a whopping 50 years, and is still singing. (AP Photo/Verena Dobnik)
April 28, 2019 - 11:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Placido Domingo has starred on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for a whopping 50 years - and is still singing, amazingly, at age 78. On Sunday, the Met literally turned the tables and threw a dinner on the same stage for the Spaniard's golden anniversary. Guests included soprano...
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April 28, 2019 - 10:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Placido Domingo has starred on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for a whopping 50 years — and is still singing, amazingly, at age 78. On Sunday, the Met literally turned the tables and threw a dinner-dance on the same stage for the Spaniard's golden anniversary. Invited guests...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2019, file photo, Hong Kong actors Chan Hung-chun, right, and Lung Koon-tin, dressed as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, pose during a press conference to promote their upcoming Chinese opera "Trump on Show" in Hong Kong. President Trump is the inspiration for "Trump on Show," a four-day Cantonese opera that reimagines the president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
April 14, 2019 - 4:49 am
HONG KONG (AP) — With the blond wig and red tie, the star of the Cantonese opera in Hong Kong may look familiar. The Chinese actor and singer has the lead role in "Trump on Show," a four-day comedic opera reimagining the U.S. president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in...
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April 13, 2019 - 9:48 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — With the blond wig and red tie, the star of the Cantonese opera in Hong Kong may look familiar. The Chinese actor and singer has the lead role in "Trump on Show," a four-day comedic opera reimagining the U.S president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in...
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April 13, 2019 - 9:44 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — President Donald Trump is the inspiration for "Trump on Show," a four-day Cantonese comedic opera that reimagines the president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China. The three-hour show opens with America's first family moving into the White House,...
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March 27, 2019 - 10:15 am
MILAN (AP) — The academy of Italy's premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala, has agreed to start a conservatory for both girls and boys in Saudi Arabia. The decision Tuesday by the academy's board follows the opera house's refusal to accept 15 million euros ($16.8 billion) in funding from the...
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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. A New York judge dismissed two of the seven counts and part of a third in the lawsuit filed by the former Metropolitan Opera music director against the company last year. Levine was the Met’s music or artistic director from 1976-2016, then became music director emeritus. He was fired by the Met on March 12 last year after the company said an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 26, 2019 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine against the company last year. Levine was the Met's music or artistic director from 1976-2016, then became its music director emeritus. He was fired in March...
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La Scala theater general manager Alexander Pereira, right, and La Scala conductor Riccardo Chailly attend a press conference, in Milan, Italy, Monday, March 11, 2019. Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under fire over a proposal to grant a board seat to Saudi Arabia's culture minister with the promise of 15 million euros ($16.8 million) in new funding. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
March 18, 2019 - 7:23 am
MILAN (AP) — The directors of Italy's premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, are meeting to decide whether to accept controversial funding from Saudi Arabia. The meeting Monday came amid media reports last weekend that at least some of the 15 million euros ($17 million) had been deposited...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Pete Townshend of The Who performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. Townshend, the man who helped invent the rock opera, has now written a rock novel. Hachette Books announced Tuesday, March 5, 2019 that the British composer-guitarist’s “The Age of Anxiety” was scheduled for Nov. 5. Set in London, the novel takes on the torments of creativity and the music business and “deals with mythic and operatic themes including a maze, divine madness, and long-lost children.” (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
March 05, 2019 - 6:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Who's Pete Townshend, the man who helped invent the rock opera, has now written a rock novel. Hachette Books announced Tuesday that the British composer-guitarist's "The Age of Anxiety" was scheduled for Nov. 5. Set in London, the novel takes on the torments of creativity and...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Pete Townshend of The Who performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. Townshend, the man who helped invent the rock opera, has now written a rock novel. Hachette Books announced Tuesday, March 5, 2019 that the British composer-guitarist’s “The Age of Anxiety” was scheduled for Nov. 5. Set in London, the novel takes on the torments of creativity and the music business and “deals with mythic and operatic themes including a maze, divine madness, and long-lost children.” (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
March 05, 2019 - 6:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Who's Pete Townshend, the man who helped invent the rock opera, has now written a rock novel. Hachette Books announced Tuesday that the British composer-guitarist's "The Age of Anxiety" was scheduled for Nov. 5. Set in London, the novel explores the modern generational divide...
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