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Sept : Heavy Duty Month for Streams + News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Sad news again. Famed stage director Tito Capobianco died at age 87. He directed nine operasi at the SF Opera 1962-1972. Tito Capobianco, Longtime Director Of The Pittsburgh Opera, Has Died At 87 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Eight streams to choose...

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(R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Other Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. First, some sad news. Soprano Inge Borkh died last week at age 97. She sang eight roles at the SF Opera 1953-1956. She was particularly known for Salome and Electra. Live from Indiana University: The recent sensation at the Santa Fe Opera was The...

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Newsy Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. In case you missed the broadcast last week, here is the link to PBS Great Performances: The Opera House. Well worth your time. Also, these items: Hurricane Harvey Cost Houston Grand Opera $15 Million from Houston Chronicle Woody Allen To Direct At...

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RIP Huguette Tourangeau

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Canadian Mezzo Huguette Tourangeau sang five roles at SF Opera from 1971 to 1975, including Adalgisa in Norma with Joan Sutherland. She was 79. Mezzo-Soprano Huguette Tourangeau Dead At 79 from OperaWire...

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Two Opera-Newsworthy Items

Ciao, Opera Mavens. First, famed Spanish conductor Jesús López Cobos died this past week. He conducted five times at the SF Opera starting in the 1972-73 season. His last appearance was conducting Cenerentola in 2014. He was 78.     Next, the Vienna Staatsoper...

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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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