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NICOLA ZACCARIA

O obituário do baixo grego , cuja morte já foi anunciada aqui em julho, e passou despercebida na imprensa de modo geral .
Nicola Zaccaria
Greek operatic bass who appeared throughout Europe with particular success at La Scala

ANIVERSÁRIO

O grande violinista russo:
David Oistrakh (1908-1974)

O AMOR SECRETO DE PUCCINI

Revealed: the identity of Puccini's secret lover
The composer's infidelities scandalised Italy and led to a suicide. But newly discovered documents prove who was really at the heart of his affair.
View our gallery of the extraordinary photographs
Javier Espinoza
Sunday September 30, 2007
The Observer

ABBADO E A LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Music
Not Just Another Pickup Band
By DANIEL J. WAKIN
Published: September 30, 2007
How will the little-known but formidable Lucerne Festival Orchestra fare without its maestro?

Mihoko Fujimura

A voice that soars above the prejudice
By Andrew Clark
Published: September 28 2007 17:08 Last updated: September 28 2007 17:08
When Mihoko Fujimura graduated from music college in Munich in 1995, her assumption was that one of Germany’s more than 60 opera houses would offer her a job. After her first audition she repaired to the theatre canteen, bumping into the director on her way out. He told her she had charisma and a beautiful voice, but they had decided to take a German singer.

ÓPERA NA INGLATERRA - THE TIMES

Latest reviews

Madama Butterfly
The production of Puccini’s clash-of-civilisations weepie looks an excellent investment for Opera North

Iphigenie en Tauride
The black gloom of Robert Carsen’s gruelling take on Gluck’s masterwork created a bad night at the opera
Albert Herring and The Magic Flute
Britten’s comic gem seemed to bed more easily with the college students of BYO
The Turn of the Screw
It's not a jolly show. More than most, this staging of The Turn of the Screw brings out the work’s very darkest corners
L’amore dei tre re
This strange, dark tale moved like a knife, through erotic love duets to the finale’s necrophilia
A Flowering Tree
For its full potency this story needs telling in a single breath. Adams and Sellars’s libretto gives us two acts

ANIVERSÁRIO

Richard Bonynge (1930), regente
Foto por Paul Gosney

PIERRE BOULEZ

BORIS GODUNOV

EL PAIS
El 'Borís Godunov' de Grüber y Arroyo
ROSANA TORRES - Madrid - 28/09/2007


Un escenario casi desnudo y un espacio poético en el que la complejidad esté dada por la interpretación de los compases son la base del montaje de Borís Godunov, de Mussorgski, que ha puesto en pie el director escénico Klaus Michael Grüber, con escenografía de Eduardo Arroyo y con el que el Teatro Real de Madrid inaugura mañana su temporada operística. Es una coproducción con el Théâtre de la Monnaie de Bruselas y la Ópera Nacional del Rin.

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MARIN ALSOP

'The Maestra Begins' - Marin Alsop Launches Tenure as Baltimore Symphony Music Director
27 Sep 2007
Marin Alsop says she doesn't think being female has made much difference in terms of her career. But it certainly matters to the media: her appointment as the first woman music director of a major U.S. orchestra made headlines worldwide.

MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES

Music Review María de Buenos Aires
Magical Melodies From the Latin American Street
By BERNARD HOLLAND
Published: September 28, 2007
The Gotham Chamber Opera is putting on Astor Piazzolla’s “María de Buenos Aires,” and if the fine young company does not quite have this tango-driven masterpiece in its embrace, it does well enough.

AINDA OS 80 ANOS DE COLIN DAVIS

Devotion to music and meaning
By Andrew Clark
Published: September 24 2007 16:41 Last updated: September 24 2007 16:41
The nice thing about being old, confides Sir Colin Davis, “is that you no longer have any interest in confrontation. You just want people to enjoy what they do, and my little crusade is to help that. These musicians have devoted their lives to playing the notes, and you’ve got to give them a reason to let loose their energy.”

'Margaret Garner'

Slavery stands trial in 'Margaret Garner' AM New York Mon, 24 Sep 2007 2:53 PM PDT Americans can't write opera. Sure, we have musical theater, which has led to some operatic-cross breeds like "Candide," "Sweeney Todd" and "Porgy and Bess," but there isn't a single American opera that has made its way into regular repertoire. The American operas that typically premiere at the Met or New York City Opera are adaptations of familiar novels like "The Great Gatsby," "Little Women"

JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ

From The Sunday Times
September 23, 2007
The new king of the high Cs
Juan Diego Florez, the Peruvian tenor with a range that earned an encore at La Scala

KARITA MATTILA

CLASSICAL MUSIC
A voice that won't stop
When Finnish soprano Karita Mattila gets going, the chandelier is the limit. In 'Jenufa' she trusts.
By David Ng, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

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NATALIE DESSAY - LUCIA

Music Review
A Grand Opening at the Opera
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
Published: September 26, 2007
Natalie Dessay thrived under pressure, singing the touchstone title role of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” in a new production to open the Metropolitan Opera’s season on Monday night.

LUCIA NO MET

Staying True to Donizetti
The New York Sun Sun, 23 Sep 2007 10:10 PM PDT
When Natalie Dessay opens the Metropolitan Opera season in a new production of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" tonight, audiences will listen for a portion of the opera many regard as a fixture: the cadenza with flute that Lucia sings at the end of her Mad Scene. But they will listen in vain. As Ms. Dessay pointed out in a recent phone call, there is a good reason she won't sing it: "It's not ...

ANIVERSÁRIOS

Grandes nomes hoje:
Cornell Mac Neil (1922)
Pablo Elvira (1938-2000)
Alfredo Kraus (1927-1999)
Ettore Bastianini (1922-1967)

MARCEL MARCEAU

Uma homenagem
Murió el poeta del silencio
El artista francés, quien fascinó al mundo con su célebre personaje “Bip”, falleció a los 84 años

COLLIN DAVIS , 80 ANOS

Saudações ao grande maestro!

September 21, 2007
Monarch of all he’s survived
Colin Davis turns 80 next week and still inspires us all

GEORG BENDA: UM ROMEU E JULIETA RARO

Romeo and Juliet, Bampton Classical Opera, Bampton
Michael Church
Published: 20 September 2007
Thank heavens for little opera companies: never having heard a note of Georg Benda, I was curious to know how his Romeo and Juliet would come across, with its famously happy ending. Benda (1722-1795) was a member of "the Bach family of Bohemia", musicians at the courts of Frederick the Great. Mozart admired his operas so much that he carried the scores about with him. Romeo and Juliet is an Italian-style "opera seria" cast in the German "singspiel" mode; and consisting of spoken text interspersed with arias and set pieces, it just scrapes by as an opera.

LA SIMIONATO

La Simionato (97enne) parlando di Maria Callas nel documentario della RAI 2: "Callas - Una scala verso il cielo".

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Launches In-House Record Label 21 Sep 2007
Following in the path established by the San Francisco, London and
Symphonies and London's Wigmore Hall), the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has founded its own record label, whose first title was released this week.
Cleveland Orchestra Opens 2007-08 Season with Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony and U.S. Premiere 21 Sep 2007
The Cleveland Orchestra opened its 2007-08 season last night at Severance Hall. Music director Franz Welser-Möst took the podium for a concert combining the old, the new and the classic: Mozart's Symphony No. 28, the Five Orchestral Pieces (in their

Daniel Barenboim Wins Japan's Praemium Imperiale21 Sep 2007
-- Daniel Barenboim, the conductor, pianist, author and activist, has been named the winner of the Praemium Imperiale for music. The Japan Art Association, which administers the awards, announced the news yesterday in Tokyo.

Washington National Opera Simulcasts Sun…

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ANIVERSÁRIO

William Kapell (1922-1953). Um grande pianista que nos deixou muito cedo.

SANSÃO E DALILA E RELIGIÃO

Steven Winn/The Culture:
'Samson and Delilah' and religion
Steven Winn

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

JAMES MACMILLAN

From The Times
September 18, 2007
The gentle composer with fire in his soul
James MacMillan writes music about revolution and resurrection. Our correspondent talked to him about his new opera

LORIN MAAZEL

The First of Maazel's Last
Classical Music
By JAY NORDLINGER

September 19, 2007

The classical-music calendar is stuffed with attractive events, from now till New Year's. I'll give you my sense of the highlights, or some highlights. This is an excruciating cut, I must tell you.

MAHLER - 6ª SINFONIA

Mais uma maravilha que brota das mãos desse grande regente com uma orquestra de sua criação. Imperdível

BLANCHE THEBOM (1918)

A mezzo americana aniversaria hoje.

SIBELIUS NA OSESP

São Paulo (SP)20/09/2007 - Quinta-feira, 21h
Israelense Asher Fisch rege Osesp e violinista francês Raphaël Oleg
Obras de Sibelius e Schubert
Raphaël Oleg, violino. Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. Asher Fisch, regente.

ÓPERA NO SÃO PEDRO

Céline Imbert canta "A Voz Humana", de Poulenc, com Banda Sinfônica do Estado de São PauloSegunda parte do concerto tem ópera "O Telefone", de Menotti, com soprano Rosana Lamosa e barítono Leonardo Neiva

PHILIP GLASS

Happy birthday Philip Glass The San Francisco Examiner Tue, 18 Sep 2007 2:26 AM PDT On his 70th birthday, Philip Glass will be well celebrated in the Bay Area, with events small and great - the most important, of course, is the San Francisco Opera's commissioned world-premiere presentation of Glass' "Appomattox" in October at the War Memorial Opera House.

HOMENAGEM A SILLS

The Stars Come Out for Sills

The New York Sun Mon, 17 Sep 2007 9:55 PM PDTLate Sunday afternoon, the Metropolitan Opera staged a tribute to Beverly Sills, the great American soprano, who passed away in July. The house was full of people, and full of adoration. And many have noted the "irony" of this event: a Met celebration of Sills. She made her Met debut late - in 1975, at age 46, when she had only a few years left in her career. (She'd been singing pretty much ...

Orquestra Barroca de Veneza

O Consulado Geral da Itália patrocina a vinda da Orquestra Barroca de Veneza

O Consulado Geral da Itália patrocina a vinda da Orquestra Barroca de Veneza que se apresenta nos dias 24, 25 e 26 de setembro, às 21hs, no Teatro Cultura Artística. Regência de Andrea Marcon, solista, Giuliano Carmignola, ao violino. No programa, Vivaldi e Tartini. A récita do dia 26 é em benefício dos Programas de Ação Comunitária. Realização do Istituto Italiano di Cultura de São Paulo, CIDIM e Sociedade de Cultura Artística.

Programa:
Dia 24 de setembro
Vivaldi – Três Concertos para Cordas e Baixo-contínuo – RV.114, RV.156 e RV.127
Vivaldi – Três Concertos para Violino, Cordas e Baixo-contínuo – RV.190, RV.278 e RV.331
Tartini – Concerto para Violino, Cordas e Baixo-contínuo, D.96

Dia 25 de setembro
Vivaldi – Três Concertos para Cordas e Baixo-contínuo – RV.114, RV.156 e RV.127
Vivaldi – Três Concertos para Violino, Cordas e Baixo-contínuo – RV.190, RV.278 e RV.331
Tartini – Concerto para Violino, Cordas e Baixo-co…

ANNA NETREBKO (1971)

Aniversaria hoje.


Parabéns

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New York Philharmonic Set for Sept. 18 Season Opening Gala - With Free Open Dress Rehearsal, Outdoor Simulcast and PBS Telecast 17 Sep 2007 The Philharmonic opens its 166th season tomorrow, with Lorin Maazel conducting an all-Dvorák program featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma. For those unable to get a ticket for the festivities, the Philharmonic is offering several ways to enjoy the event for free. Sydney Opera House Names 39-Year-Old Chief Executive 17 Sep 2007Richard Evans, a 39-year-old arts administrator who has spent five years as chief executive of the Australian Ballet, has been appointed chief executive of the Sydney Opera House, effective at the beginning of next year.
Photo Call: An Elegant Garner Party 17 Sep 2007Oprah didn't show, it seems, but Phylicia Rashad made it. So did Al Roker, Jessye Norman and Hank Aaron.

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GRIEG - O RESPEITO MERECIDO

Arts / Music
Respect at Last for Grieg?
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
Published: September 16, 2007
The centenary of the death of Edvard Grieg, a fiercely proud Norwegian composer, is being acknowledged with several programs in New York.

Iphigénie en Tauride

Iphigénie en Tauride, Royal Opera House, London
By Andrew Clark
Published: September 11 2007 17:52 Last updated: September 11 2007 17:52
One problem faces all Gluck interpreters: how do you extract the meat from the marble? It explains why we encounter his masterpieces so rarely, and why Monday’s performance of Iphigénie en Tauride – the first at Covent Garden for 35 years – was so uninvolving. Despite its tragic depths, its melodic abundance and dramatic variety, the work’s austerity is forbidding. Like a monument, Iphigénie has its weights and balances: heroic but intimate, grandly tragic without being frigid or marmoreal, weighty yet swift in its storytelling.

MARIA CALLAS

Maria Callas (1923-1977)
Deixou-nos há 30 anos.
Seu legado na arte de interpretação será eterno.
Nessa área há o antes e o depois MC.

CECILIA BARTOLI E MARIA MALIBRAN

REPORTAJE
Bartoli resucita el arte de María Malibran
La 'mezzosoprano' dedica un disco y una exposición itinerante en camión a la cantante española
JESÚS RUIZ MANTILLA - Lucca - 14/09/2007

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QUINTETO DE METAIS

Universidade de São Paulo
Departamento de Música da ECA
Museu de Arte de São Paulo
Convidam para

QUINTETO DE METAIS - USP

16/09 setembro 16h
Local: Auditório do MASP - Av. Paulista, 1578
Ingressos: R$6,00/R$3,00 - Informações 3251-5644
Coord: Michael Alpert (CMU/USP) Débora Lauand (MASP)

PAULO SZOT NA BROADWAY

Leads Named for ‘South Pacific’
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By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
Published: September 12, 2007
The Lincoln Center Theater production of “South Pacific” has announced its leads. In a surprise to no one, Kelli O’Hara will be playing the role of Nellie Forbush. But the role of Emile de Becque, played in 1949 by the opera star Ezio Pinza, is going to a Brazilian opera singer, Paulo Szot, who was seen at New York City Opera in a 2004 production of Mozart’s “Nozze di Figaro” and a 2006 production of Jonathan Miller’s update of Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love.” ...

RAMÓN VARGAS

Aniversaria hoje.
Ramon Vargas (1960)
PARABÉNS

NYCO TEMPORADA

A Taste of City Opera's Season
Classical Music
By GEORGE LOOMISSeptember 10, 2007

High priced galas and opera opening nights go hand in glove, but for the last three years, the New York City Opera has turned its back on conventional economic wisdom by inaugurating its fall season with Opera-for-All, a mini-festival for which ticket prices are not jacked up but rather slashed to $25 a ticket. The company maintains that by cutting the price of tickets, it attracts new audiences to opera. Maybe so, but the regular operagoer also gets to enjoy an all-too-rare bargain. In these times of transition for the company, it is good to see it reaffirming its historical mission, set by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia upon its founding in the 1940s, as the people's opera.

JANE WYMAN

Era uma das minhas preferidas.

Muere la actriz Jane Wyman a los 93 años
Primera esposa de Ronald Reagan, ganó un Oscar en 1948 y alcanzó la popularidad siendo Angela Channing en ‘Falcon Crest’
AGENCIAS / ELPAIS.com - Los Ángeles - 10/09/2007

NOVAS ESTRELAS

Soprano shines the brightest as Lyric Opera stars come out
Metromix.com Mon, 10 Sep 2007 8:29 AM PDT
In the same week when the world lost one of its greatest singers, Luciano Pavarotti, Lyric Opera of Chicago trained the spotlight on the next generation of Pavarotti wannabes (of both sexes), along with several established stellars who are mainstays of the Lyric roster.

SUSAN GRAHAM

The Times
August 31, 2007
Off with the trousers
The Texan opera singer Susan Graham is finally ditching the boys for some real heroines

ROBERTO E ANGELA

All about Roberto and Angela
By Francis Carlin
Published: September 7 2007 03:00 Last updated: September 7 2007 03:00
Cat-calls can be good for your career. Last December Roberto Alagna caused a sensation in Milan by walking off the stage at La Scala on the second night of Aida when part of the audience booed his first aria. Previously, such unprofessional behaviour from a singer would have meant curtains but, in the age of spin and slick media management, Alagna turned the whole event to his advantage. In France, he has since appeared on every chat show, becoming a household name and boosting his CD sales in the process.

HENRI DUTILLEUX

LANÇAMENTO: UMA OBRA REFERENCIAL

Parabéns , Lauro!!
Um compositor que, em suas primeiras óperas, foi original e criativo; depois estagnou, refugiou-se no passado, regrediu. Um artista cujas relações com o regime nazista foram condenáveis. Tais afirmações que, com freqüência, funcionam como idées reçues passadas de mão em mão e raramente reexaminadas, têm marcado a avaliação da obra de Richard Strauss, um dos mais importantes criadores da História da Ópera, oferecendo dela uma visão distorcida e, não raro, preconceituosa. Em As Óperas de Richard Strauss, o 11o da coleção que a editora Perspectiva vem publicando desde 1999, o jornalista e pesquisador Lauro Machado Coelho propõe-se a fazer o julgamento objetivo da produção de um operista cujos títulos, hoje em dia, ocupam lugar cada vez mais importante nos catálogos dos teatros e no catálogo das gravadoras.
Lauro Machado Coelho, nascido em Belo Horizonte, é jornalista, professor de história da música e crítico de música do Caderno 2 de O Estado de S. Paulo. Foi também, n…

CLIPS DE MARIA CALLAS

Callas talks about her film: Medea by Pasolini (1970) in color
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nd9CeeyiMw
Callas talks about her film: Medea by Pasolini (1970) in B&W
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acyXzbIfjeI
Callas arrives at the Gare de Lyon (1958) silent clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXfQdoClmv0
Callas sings Norma at the Opéra de Paris (1964)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_waEqFc

NOTÍCIAS DE LOS ANGELES

Charisma, talent lit local stagesChicago Sun-Times Fri, 07 Sep 2007 4:43 AM PDTAt his career peak, Chicago was the setting for many of the triumphs and shortfalls of Italian supertenor Luciano Pavarotti, who died Wednesday night at age 71. Lyric Opera of Chicago enjoyed a long and successful relationship with him, from his local debut in 1973 as Rodolfo in "La Boheme" until 1989. Then, fed up with his many caprices and no-shows, Lyric's general director Ardis Krainik ...

NOTÍCIAS DE SÃO FRANCISCO

San Francisco Opera Opens 2007-08 Season with Olga Borodina as DelilahPlaybill Arts Thu, 06 Sep 2007 12:45 PM PDTBiblical passion rules at the War Memorial Opera House tonight, as San Francisco Opera opens its 85th season with Saint-Saëns's Samson et Dalila . Tenor Clifton Forbis, in his company debut, stars as the Israelite hero, with mezzo Olga Borodina as his Philistine temptress and bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo as the High Priest of Dagon. Sandra Bernhard directs the revival of Nicolas Joël's staging; ...
Pavarotti: High Cs and other heightsCalendarlive.com Fri, 07 Sep 2007 0:02 AM PDTLuciano Pavarotti soared as a celebrity and, for better or worse, redefined what it means to be an opera star. I first saw Luciano Pavarotti in a production of "Un Ballo in Maschera" at the San Francisco Opera in 1971. A music student at the time, I had a standing-room ticket.
Season doesn't start till the fat lady sings, and she starts FridayMarin Independent Journal Thu, 06 Sep 2…

O ADEUS A PAVAROTTI

08/09/2007
Último ato: Pavarotti será enterrado de smoking num caixão branco
Os funerais do tenor seguiram rigorosamente suas próprias indicações De Laura Lucchini Em Modena, Itália.

ANGELA GEORGHIU

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CLAUDIO ABBADO

Arts / Music
Abbado, Ill, Cancels Appearances
By DANIEL J. WAKIN
Published: September 7, 2007
Citing poor health, Claudio Abbado, the Italian conductor, has canceled all of his engagements, including a much-anticipated visit to Carnegie Hall next month.

ERNANI NO MUNICIPAL

Adélia Issa na ópera Ernani de Giuseppe Verdi
no Theatro Municipal de São Paulo

Dia 28 de setembro, sexta-feira, às 21:00h, a soprano Adélia Issa interpreta Elvira em trechos da ópera Ernani de Giusepe Verdi, em Gala Lírica no Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, sob a regência de José Maria Florêncio, com a Orquestra Sinfônica e Coral Lírico Municipal. Solitas: Kaludi Kaludov (tenor), Pepes do Valle (baixo) e Lício Bruno (barítono).
Os preços dos ingressos variam de R$ 15,00 a R$ 10,00.

Ernani é a quinta ópera composta por Giuseppe Verdi e estreou no Teatro La Fenice em Veneza em 1843. O libretto é de Francesco Maria Piave, baseado na obra Hernani de Victor Hugo.

Adélia Issa é uma das mais importantes cantoras líricas brasileiras e é uma grande intérprete de obras do século XX. A soprano freqüentou a Manhattan School of Music, em Nova York, e fez um curso de aperfeiçoamento com Nico Castel, na Metropolitan Opera. Em música de câmara, trabalhou sob a orientação do renomado pianista Dalton Baldw…

Italian Operatic Artistry at Its Finest

An Appreciation
Italian Operatic Artistry at Its Finest


By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
Published: September 6, 2007
In the old days of the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts, a popular feature on the “Texaco Opera Quiz,” as the intermission show used to be called, involved playing recordings of several artists singing the same well-known aria and asking the panelists to identify the singers. It was surprising how often even opera experts would confuse one great artist with another

AINDA SOBRE PAVAROTTI

Luciano Pavarotti, el tenor más popular de la segunda mitad del siglo XX
El cantante italiano está considerado como una figura clave en la popularización de la ópera
EFE - Madrid - 06/09/2007

Luciano Pavarotti, fallecido hoy a los 71 años, ha sido el tenor más popular de la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Fallece Luciano Pavarotti
El tenor, de 71 años, padecía un cáncer de páncreas y su estado de salud se había agravado durante los últimos días
AGENCIAS - Roma - 06/09/2007

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Luciano Pavarotti, 'King of the High Cs,' Dies at 71 05 Sep 2007Few opera singers have made as deep a mark on the collective consciousness of humanity as Pavarotti, who died today at his home in Italy after his health worsened severely this week.
Soprano Dorothea Röschmann Cancels All Engagements for Three Months 05 Sep 2007The 40-year-old German soprano, renowned for her Mozart, will be unable to play the Countess as scheduled in the Met's Nozze di Figaro in October. Stepping in will be one of the company's stalwarts, Hei-Kyung Hong.

MORRE PAVAROTTI

06/09/2007 - 04h39
Pavarotti, o cantor de ópera que conquistou o grande público
Publicidade
da Efe, em Roma
O tenor italiano Luciano Pavarotti, morto hoje aos 71 anos, é um dos expoentes da lírica da segunda metade do século 20 e será recordado por seu empenho em se aproximar do grande público.

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BRYN TERFEL

People: Bryn Terfel, Jerry Lewis, Madonna
International Herald Tribune Tue, 04 Sep 2007 6:59 AM PDTThe Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel has pulled out of a Royal Opera House production of Wagner's "Ring" cycle because of family difficulties, BBC News reported. Terfel, who had begun rehearsals to play Wotan in the four-opera epic, which is scheduled to open later this month, said he was "deeply sorry," but had faced a "stressful situation" with one of his children that affected his preparations. ...

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Lucerne Festival to Build 'Adjustable' Opera House29 Aug 2007 -- The Lucerne Festival plans to build a new 1,000-seat opera house with a flexible configuration. Michael Haefliger, artistic and executive director of the Swiss classical music festival, one of Europe's most prestigious, announced the project today.
Concept for Lucerne Festival's New Salle Modulable29 Aug 2007 -- Below is the text of the "concept study," as prepared by the Lucerne Festival in collaboration with Max Schmid Architects of Bern, for the planned opera house to be called the Salle Modulable Lucerne and currently scheduled to open in 2011-12. Tosca at the Bregenz Festival 30 Aug 2007The Bregenz Festival's mainstage opera production is always an impressive sight. It could hardly be otherwise, with the stage being the famous Seebühne, a platform floating on the surface of Lake Constance at the eastern tip of Austria.Study Suggests Beethoven Died of Lead Poisoning - by His Doctor30 Aug …

SILLS E CRESPIN

Viewpoint:National Heroines
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL

A Sills triptych from the August 1973 issue of OPERA NEWSOPERA NEWS Archives

Crespin in glamour mode in the January 1979 issue of OPERA NEWSOPERA NEWS Archives
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Opera lost two of its authentic living legends in July. Beverly Sills and Régine Crespin were both superb artists; each was an extraordinary woman of great personal and professional courage.