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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart meets Covid-19: Finnish opera gives classic piece a coronavirus twist

Helsinki | By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:58 PM IST
After being forced to cancel all its spring performances due to the coronavirus pandemic, Finland’s National Opera is opening this fall with an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring a topical twist: a story line that plays off of the Nordic country’s outbreak.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the West End when musicals resume playing.(Andrew Lloyd Webber/Instagram)
Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the West End when musicals resume playing.(Andrew Lloyd Webber/Instagram)

A ‘Phantom of the Opera’ contest seeks singer with style

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the West End when musicals resume playing.
In this Sept. 22, 2006, file photo, Marcello Giordani performs as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton in the final dress rehearsal of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” or “Madame Butterfly” at the Metropolitan Opera, in New York.(AP)
In this Sept. 22, 2006, file photo, Marcello Giordani performs as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton in the final dress rehearsal of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” or “Madame Butterfly” at the Metropolitan Opera, in New York.(AP)

Marcello Giordani, tenor of beauty and heft, dies at 56

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 12:05 PM IST
Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world’s top opera houses, died Saturday. He was 56.
Local media have identified the soprano as Emily Zamourka, 52, and said she was a trained violinist and pianist who emigrated to the United States from Russia when she was 24.(Twitter/@LAPDHQ)
Local media have identified the soprano as Emily Zamourka, 52, and said she was a trained violinist and pianist who emigrated to the United States from Russia when she was 24.(Twitter/@LAPDHQ)

Video of woman singing opera in LA metro goes crazy viral

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 06:12 PM IST
Her voice and her story have struck a chord with people.
Members of the Kerala Chavittu Nataka Academy perform during the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012. Next month, a troupe from Gothuruth village will head to the Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa.
Members of the Kerala Chavittu Nataka Academy perform during the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012. Next month, a troupe from Gothuruth village will head to the Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa.

Crowns, capes, opera and Kathakali are merging on stage in Kerala

Hindustan Times | By Krutika Behrawala
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 01:59 PM IST
The stamping dance, a Portuguese-era art form, is making a comeback.
Be inspired by the astounding Charles bridge in Prague(iStock)
Be inspired by the astounding Charles bridge in Prague(iStock)

Travel to Vienna and Prague: Of Opera, opulence and the old town square

Hindustan Times | By Surbhee Grover and Vijay Balasubramanian
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 10:15 AM IST
Visiting the two European cities one after the other gives you the best of all perspectives of Europe
Mothers and children listen during the presentation of BambinO at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.(AFP)
Mothers and children listen during the presentation of BambinO at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.(AFP)

At this opera, babies can make as much noise as they want (See pics)

Agence France-Presse, New York | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 02:24 PM IST
“BambinO” -- a 40-minute opera composed specifically for infants -- has crossed the Atlantic for a booked-out, six-day run after winning over audiences in Britain and Paris.
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