Opera

Jeremy Mueller, left, and other striking Lyric Opera musicians perform as their colleagues picket outside The Civic Opera House in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 9:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The 64th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was disrupted Tuesday when musicians walked off the job to protest cuts proposed by management. The musicians set up a picket line outside the Civic Opera House on Tuesday and played excerpts from various operas as they expressed...
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Montserrat Caballe's coffin is carried by burial services workers, during her funeral at the municipal mortuary in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti died on Saturday. She was 85. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 08, 2018 - 7:53 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Royalty, political leaders and fans attended the funeral in Barcelona on Monday of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe. The 85-year-old Caballe died Saturday at a hospital in the Catalan capital where she had been since September. Spain's Emeritus Queen Sofia attended...
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FILE - In this July 13, 1996 file photo, Montserrat Caballe during a concert in Dresden, Germany. Spanish opera diva Montserrat Caballe, renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Hospital Sant Pau press officer Abraham del Moral confirmed her passing away early on Saturday Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel, File)
October 08, 2018 - 6:43 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Royalty, political leaders and fans are attending the funeral in Barcelona of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe. The 85-year-old Caballe died Saturday at a hospital in the Catalan capital where she had been since September. Spain's Emeritus Queen Sofia attended the...
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FILE - In this July 13, 1996 file photo, Montserrat Caballe during a concert in Dresden, Germany. Spanish opera diva Montserrat Caballe, renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Hospital Sant Pau press officer Abraham del Moral confirmed her passing away early on Saturday Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel, File)
October 06, 2018 - 8:02 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Caballe died early Saturday at Hospital San Pau in Barcelona, hospital spokesman Abraham del Moral...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2005, file photo, Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe reacts during the TV show "Bet it...?" in Dresden, eastern Germany. Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. (Eckehard Schulz/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 06, 2018 - 6:28 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the death of opera singer Montserrat Caballe (all times local): 12:25 p.m. The guitarist for rock group Queen has expressed his condolences for the death of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe, saying she was an "inspiration" to group leader Freddie Mercury...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2005, file photo, Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe reacts during the TV show "Bet it...?" in Dresden, eastern Germany. Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. (Eckehard Schulz/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 06, 2018 - 4:49 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the death of opera singer Montserrat Caballe (all times local): 10:45 a.m. King Felipe VI has expressed his condolences for the death of Montserrat Caballe, calling the Spanish opera singer "a legend of universal culture." The king's official Twitter account...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2006, file photo, Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe, left, performs with her daughter Montserrat Marti, right, on the occasion of the celebration of her 50th stage anniversary in Basel, Switzerland. Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Hospital Sant Pau spokesman Abraham del Moral confirmed her death early Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, to The Associated Press.(Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP, File)
October 06, 2018 - 4:04 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Caballe died early Saturday at Hospital San Pau in Barcelona, hospital spokesman Abraham del Moral...
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Firefighters and police officers stand outside La Fenice opera house after a fire apparently broke out in a technical room, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. According to agencies a fire has been brought swiftly under control in Venice's La Fenice opera house, which was rebuilt after being destroyed by flames in 1996. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 9:42 am
MILAN (AP) — A fire in Venice's rebuilt La Fenice opera house was swiftly brought under control Monday, 22 years after a blaze had destroyed the famous theater. Italian news agency ANSA reported that the fire broke out early Monday in a technical room that was under 24-hour surveillance as a...
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October 01, 2018 - 6:57 am
MILAN (AP) — A fire has been brought swiftly under control in Venice's La Fenice opera house, which was rebuilt after being destroyed by flames in 1996. Italian news agency ANSA reported that the fire broke out Monday in a technical room that was under 24-hour surveillance as a precaution after the...
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This Sept. 18, 2018 photo released by Opera Philadelphia, Mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson, left, and Frederica von Stade in the new opera "Sky on Swings" premiering as part of Opera Philadelphia's O18 Festival. (Dominic M. Mercier/Opera Philadelphia via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — "Sky on Swings," a 78-minute chamber work about two women declining from Alzheimer's disease, was given its world premiere by Opera Philadelphia for the first night of its season-opening O18 festival. Frederica von Stade, a celebrated 73-year-old mezzo-soprano, teamed with 59-...
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