Opera

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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May 09, 2018 - 12:41 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera will hold the world premiere in 2019 of a suspenseful fairy-tale from a Danish composer who created the operatic version of "The Handmaid's Tale." Directors of the Santa Fe Opera on Wednesday announced the new work from Poul Ruders that is inspired by the...
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose for a photo in front of Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Va., Monday, April 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 24, 2018 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron were sitting down Tuesday for private talks covering a lengthy agenda, including the future of the Iran nuclear deal, during the French leader's second day in Washington. The pageantry of Macron's official state visit,...
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose for a photo in front of Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Va., Monday, April 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 24, 2018 - 5:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington. The pageantry of Macron's official state visit, the first of the Trump presidency,...
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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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March 23, 2018 - 12:46 pm
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Inmates from an eastern Iowa prison have spent weeks learning German and perfecting inflections to make their New York City opera debut in a broadcast performance of Beethoven's "Fidelio." Heartbeat Opera invited the Oakdale Community Choir of the Iowa Medical and...
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March 23, 2018 - 10:39 am
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Inmates from an eastern Iowa prison have spent weeks learning German and perfecting inflections to make their New York City opera debut in a broadcast performance of Beethoven's "Fidelio." Heartbeat Opera invited the Oakdale Community Choir to perform the "Prisoner's Chorus...
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March 15, 2018 - 7:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on conductor James Levine's suit against the Metropolitan Opera (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Metropolitan Opera's lawyer says conductor James Levine's (luh-VYNEZ) lawsuit over his firing is "riddled with untruths." Attorney Bettina "Betsy" Plevan said in a statement...
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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. On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Levine file suit against the Metropolitan Opera over a sexual-misconduct investigation that sank his storied career. Court papers say the renowned opera company conducted a one-sided inquiry into baseless allegations to tarnish him and then fired him Monday, March 12, 2018 without so much as a phone call. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 15, 2018 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor James Levine sued the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday after a sexual misconduct investigation sank his storied career, saying the renowned company exploited baseless allegations to tarnish him and then fired him without so much as a phone call. The Met and its general...
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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 Met Opera has fired music director emeritus James Levine, finding "credible evidence" of "sexually abusive" conduct. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 12, 2018 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Levine, whose 46-year career at the Metropolitan Opera established him as a towering figure in classical music, was fired by the company on Monday after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. Levine made his Met debut in 1971 and became one of the...
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