Opera

This undated photo made available by La Scala opera theater on Dec. 5, 2018 shows Spanish soprano Saioa Hernandez performing on stage in front of a screen showing Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov during a rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's "Attila", in Milan, Italy. La Scala’s artistic director Riccardo Chailly conducts his fifth gala season-opener on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala with ‘’Attila,’’ the second of a trilogy dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi's early works. The gala event is one of the highlights of the European cultural calendar, attracting leading political, business and cultural figures. (Brescia/Amisano/Teatro alla Scala via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 4:25 pm
MILAN (AP) — La Scala's season premiere Friday of a new production of Verdi's "Attila" took on contemporary themes of male leaders selling out to self-interest while the final act of heroism falls to a woman -- and won over an audience that included Italy's president. "Not even a rapper from the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2009 file photo, Italian Daniele Gatti conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra during the opening night gala of Carnegie Hall's 119th season in New York. Rome’s opera house on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 said that the theater is defending hiring conductor Gatti, who was fired by a Dutch orchestra this year over #metoo allegations. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, file)
December 07, 2018 - 1:04 pm
ROME (AP) — Rome's opera house on Friday defended hiring conductor Daniele Gatti, who was fired by an Amsterdam-based orchestra last summer over sexual misconduct allegations. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma spokesman Renato Bossa said that the theater signed Gatti this week to a contract running through...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2009 file photo, Italian Daniele Gatti conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra during the opening night gala of Carnegie Hall's 119th season in New York. Rome’s opera house on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 said that the theater is defending hiring conductor Gatti, who was fired by a Dutch orchestra this year over #metoo allegations. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, file)
December 07, 2018 - 8:59 am
ROME (AP) — Rome's opera house is defending hiring conductor Daniele Gatti, who was fired by an Amsterdam-based orchestra last summer over sexual misconduct allegations. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma spokesman Renato Bossa said on Friday that the theater signed Gatti this week to a three-year contract...
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This undated photo made available by La Scala opera theater on Dec. 5, 2018 shows Spanish soprano Saioa Hernandez performing on stage in front of a screen showing Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov during a rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's "Attila", in Milan, Italy. La Scala’s artistic director Riccardo Chailly conducts his fifth gala season-opener on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala with ‘’Attila,’’ the second of a trilogy dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi's early works. The gala event is one of the highlights of the European cultural calendar, attracting leading political, business and cultural figures. (Brescia/Amisano/Teatro alla Scala via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 8:04 am
MILAN (AP) — La Scala's season premiere Friday of a new production of Verdi's "Attila" takes on contemporary themes of male leaders selling out to self-interest while the final act of heroism falls to a woman. "Not even a rapper from the Bronx is as contemporary as Verdi," said the production's...
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In this Dec. 4, 2018 photo released by the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin acknowledges the crowd at a curtain call following the new production premiere of Verdi's "La Traviata," at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the rare step of bringing the entire orchestra on stage for curtain calls following his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera's 135-year-history. The 43-year-old Canadian led Tuesday night's premiere of a new...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for a photo with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada as they arrive at the Teatro Colon to join other heads of state for the G20 leaders dinner, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 30, 2018 - 6:08 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 8 p.m. G-20 leaders are attending a cultural show at the Colon Theater, the landmark in the Argentine capital that is one of the world's great opera houses. U.S. President Donald Trump, Germany's Angela Merkel,...
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In this photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Placido Domingo stands on stage at the Metropolitan Opera, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in New York. Domingo celebrated the 50th anniversary of his debut at the Met. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Placido Domingo's eyes watered and his voice quavered. After portraying dozens of characters over a half-century on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, he got emotional being himself. "For us, the opera singers, it is just like Frank Sinatra said: New York, New York, if you...
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In this photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Placido Domingo stands on stage at the Metropolitan Opera, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in New York. Domingo celebrated the 50th anniversary of his debut at the Met. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Placido Domingo has been honored on at the Metropolitan Opera for the 50th anniversary of his debut with the company. The 77-year-old appeared in his 52nd role and 695th performance with the company Friday night in the title role of "Gianni Schicchi," the third opera of Puccini's "...
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November 16, 2018 - 5:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Blanche Burton-Lyles, a concert pianist who was mentored by pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson, has died. She was 85. Burton-Lyles died of heart failure Monday at a rehabilitation center, according to Slater Funeral Home in Philadelphia. Burton-Lyles was born and raised in...
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Britain's Prince Harry, right, reacts as Meghan, right, Duchess of Sussex holds a toy kangaroo given by Australia's Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, centre, in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.(Phil Noble/Pool via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 2:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex thrilled thousands of fans outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday during their first meeting with the general public since the former Meghan Markle's newly announced pregnancy. Prince Harry and Meghan spent longer than the 20 minutes allocated...
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