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OPERA NEWS

James Levine Accused

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Lots of articles today about the Met’s former maestro. New York Times: Met Opera to Investigate Boston Globe: BSO Former Conductor Accused Newsweek: America's Greatest Conductor Accused Cincinnati Enquirer: Met Opera to Probe...

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R.I.P. Carol Neblett

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Soprano Carol Neblett died on Nov 23 at age 71. She sang in Idomeneo, Fanciulla, Le Cid, Electra, Ballo, and Mefistofele at the SF Opera 1977-1994.

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 1962 – 2017

From his official Facebook page:  "On behalf of the Hvorostovsky family, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dmitri Hvorostovsky – beloved operatic baritone, husband, father, son, and friend – at age 55. After a two-and-a-half-year battle with...

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Subtitles on Your Cellphone and Other News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The Vienna Staatsoper streams its subtitles on your cellphone. There’s an app for it. See Subtitles for Iphone/Ipad and Android. You aim your phone toward your sound source and the sound triggers the subtitles. I tested this on Nov 4 with Vienna’s...

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For Fans of Eleazar Rodriguez (Merola 2009, 2010)

Trailer for English National Opera's Barber of Seville with Eleazar Rodriguez as Count Almaviva. https://www.eno.org/collections/barber-seville-trailer/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=171009-Barber-post-opening%20(1)&utm_content=&crmid=...

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A World Premiere and Other Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. A brand new Hamlet opera from Glyndebourne plus a new, unique 12-episode streaming opera, plus news of two important musicologists who are locally familiar. The World Premiere of Hamlet by Brett Dean. From Glyndebourne with an all-star cast. At 9am...

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More June Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Great opera news keeps rolling in. Ojai Festival at Berkeley, June 15-17. Opera fans will be especially interested in the Friday, June 16 performance. Fri, June 16 7pm, Zellerbach Playhouse Pre-performance Talk With Ojai at Berkeley music director...

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Take Me Out to the Ballpark (for Don Giovanni)

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s the invitation you’ve been waiting for. San Francisco Opera says: You’re cordially invited to join us for our free AT&T Park Simulcast of Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI on Friday evening, June 30th at 7:30pm. Be part of this spectacular San Francisco...

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Time-Sensitive Opera Cruise Message

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Below is a time-sensitive message from Opera Cruisemeister Tom Taffel. NOW through May 25 we can offer an exclusive $1,100 shipboard credit per suite on our Mediterranean OPERA group sailing for next May, 2018 aboard “the world’s most luxurious...

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