Archive for May 6th, 2014

May. 06 2014

Simply (La) Divina

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Greek-American soprano Maria Callas possessed extraordinary musical and dramatic talent, yet led a tumultuous life offstage. She is often referred to as “La Divina”, and Leonard Bernstein called her ‘the Bible of Opera.” On Friday, May 16th, Baltimore Concert Opera will present soprano Francesca Mondanaro and director Fabrizio Melano in “The Life and Music of […]

May. 06 2014

Tuesday 05/06/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Nicolas McGegan conducts 18th century works Handel: Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1 Vivaldi: Alma oppressa (La fida ninfa) Porpora: Oh volesser gli Dei. . . Dolci, freschi aurette (Polifemo) Hasse:  Or la nube procellosa (Artaserse) Broschi: Qual guerriero in campo armato (Idaspe) Bach: Sinfonia in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6 Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in […]

May. 06 2014

A Composer’s Ambitious Take on Sophocles Makes a Big Impression in London

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Julian Anderson solidifies his reputation with “Thebans,” commissioned by the English National Opera.

May. 06 2014

Met Opera Contract Talks Stumble to a Start

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A Metropolitan Opera union and management almost did not begin their contract talks on Monday after labor invited reporters to attend.

May. 06 2014

Canonization celebration: Gilbert Levine and the spirit of music

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Gilbert Levine, a friend of the late John Paul II, has become the go-to conductor for religiously themed concerts, including Monday’s commemoration of the canonization of two Popes.

May. 06 2014

Playlist: May/06/14

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10:57 PM Felix Mendelssohn — Gondellied Key: ABenjamin Frith,pianoNaxos, 8550940 10:36 PM Joseph Bodin de Boismortier — Serenade No. 2 (French Symphony) Conductor: Herve NiquetEnsemble: Le Concert SpirituelNaxos, 554456 9:42 PM Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 Key: E-Flat Opus: 55Conductor: Gustavo DudamelEnsemble: Bolivar Symph.Orch./VenezuelaDG/Archiv, 16869 9:38 PM Gioacchino Rossini — La Danza Ensemble: […]

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