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    ACT I, Scene I: Opera comes to Plainfield Bridgewater Courier News PLAINFIELD -- A start-up opera company has emerged in the city with a mission to make the
    Message 1 of 22 , Jan 21, 2004
      ACT I, Scene I: Opera comes to Plainfield
      Bridgewater Courier News
      PLAINFIELD -- A start-up opera company has emerged in the city with a
      mission
      to make the art form more affordable and accessible. ...
      <http://www.c-n.com/news/c-n/story/0,2111,891278,00.html>

      DEATH of founder member of Light Opera Festival Mr. Michael Brown
      Waterford Today
      The death took place on Sunday night last of Mr. Michael (Mick)
      Browne,
      11 Marian Park, Waterford at Ard na Farraige Nursing Home,
      Tramore. ...
      <http://www.waterford-today.ie/index.php?id=9397&what=1&issue=182>

      POP, Opera and Costumes Blend in This Show
      The Ledger
      ... when Brightman performed "Little Lottie,"originally written for
      her
      by producer and former husband Andrew Lloyd Webber to be performed in
      "Phantom of the Opera ...
      <http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20040120/NEWS/401200302/1021>

      JAZZ opera music added to Davis' list of creations
      Pitt News
      ... Nathan Davis, Pitt's assistant professor of music and director of
      jazz
      studies, composed the music for the jazz opera "Just Above My Head,"
      based
      on a novel by ...
      <http://www.pittnews.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/01/20/400cc12a97376>

      MOSCOW'S Most Successful Musical Start-Up: The Helikon Opera
      Andante
      His Helikon Opera, launched in the early 1990s, has become a huge
      popular
      success without losing any of its revolutionary fervour. Revolutionary
      or reformist? ...
      <http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=22985>
    • musiclassical
      OPERA Announces PDA Optimized Web Browser Palm Infocenter Opera has announced they have developed a new medium screen resolution, or MSR, optimized browser,
      Message 2 of 22 , Jan 21, 2004
        OPERA Announces PDA Optimized Web Browser
        Palm Infocenter
        Opera has announced they have developed a new medium screen
        resolution,
        or MSR, optimized browser, based on their existing technology. ...
        <http://www.palminfocenter.com/view_story.asp?ID=6464>
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        OPERA opens season with appetizer
        Jerusalem Post
        Conductor Asher Fisch admits that opening the opera season on January
        21
        with Attila is an unusual choice. This Giuseppe Verdi opera ...
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        SCOTTISH Opera fights for its role in nation's cultural life
        The Scotsman
        OPERA must continue to be part of Scotland's cultural landscape,
        Scottish
        Opera urged yesterday, as speculation mounted over where likely cuts
        in
        its ...
        <http://news.scotsman.com/entertainment.cfm?id=76412004>
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        DRAKELEY Hosts Trip to Opera
        Voices
        Mrs. Drakeley, a local Realtor, has always had an exceptional love of
        opera.
        She has committed herself to sponsor a subscription ...
        <http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?
        BRD=1380&dept_id=157534&newsid=10833591&PAG=461&rfi=9>

        SUNTORY Hall to feature Puccini in opera repertory
        Daily Yomiuri
        An increasingly popular opera concert series at Suntory Hall will
        feature
        the work of Puccini over the next three years. This year, Tosca will
        be
        performed. ...
        <http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20040122woa7.htm>

        OPERA steps up to medium screens
        InfoSync
        Having introduced its Small Screen Rendering-technology in 2002, Opera
        finally follows up with a version targeted at Medium-sized
        screens. ...
        <http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/4510.html>

        'TURANDOT' to open San Diego Opera season
        North County Times
        The opera was started by one composer and finished by another, its
        plot
        alternates between fairy tale and realism, and its score is a mix of
        both
        the romantic ...
        <http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/01/21/entertainment/music/1_21_0
        413_32_24.txt>

        WICHITA Grand Opera will perform in Denmark and Florida
        Wichita Business Journal
        The Wichita Grand Opera will conduct performances in Copenhagen,
        Denmark,
        and Palm Beach, Florida during its 2004-05 season, officials said
        Wednesday.
        ...
        <http://wichita.bizjournals.com/wichita/stories/2004/01/19/daily18.htm
        l?jst=b_ln_hl>

        AZERBAIJANI a master of Chinese opera? Unthinkable but it's true
        Channel News Asia
        BEIJING : An Azerbaijani from Britain has been performing in Beijing
        opera,
        China's highest and hardest art form. It's almost unthinkable that a
        foreigner...
        ...
        <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/eastasia/view/67288/1/.html>

        CHIC ` La Bohème ' an opera for all
        Daily Trojan Online
        ... Granted, translations are projected onto screens above and around
        the
        stage. But even so, we're talking about "La Bohème" here — an opera.
        ...
        <http://www.dailytrojan.com/article.do?issue=/V151/N05&id=02-
        chic.05d.html>
      • musiclassical
        COMING out in the world of Opera Houstonvoice.com Two of opera s leading ladies decided it was time to say, `she s my partner, not my roommate. . In the midst
        Message 3 of 22 , Jan 23, 2004
          COMING out in the world of Opera
          Houstonvoice.com
          Two of opera's leading ladies decided it was time to say, `she's
          my partner, not my roommate.'. In the midst of the angst ...
          <http://www.houstonvoice.com/2004/1-23/arts/theater/opera.cfm>

          OPERA appears to be on the side of 'Angels'
          Calendar Live (subscription)
          By Mark Swed. Angels of all sorts find their way to opera. The cherub
          in
          Messiaen's "Saint François d'Assise" is bliss personified. ...
          <http://www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/qtakes/cl-ca-
          artsnotes25.1jan25,2,1045416.story?coll=cl-home-more-channels>

          EVEN parents like opera's program for kids
          Albuquerque Tribune
          The Santa Fe Opera's four "Saturday at Stierens" community programs
          are
          designed to help children as young as 5 understand and enjoy
          opera. ...
          <http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/diversions04/012304_diversions_opera.
          shtml>

          ONE-ACT by Rossini may charm even opera-phobic patrons
          Ann Arbor News (subscription)
          Years before he wrote his opera "The Barber of Seville," 19-year-old
          composer
          Gioacchino Rossini penned a one-act opera called "The Marriage
          Contract.".
          ...
          <http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/aanews/index.ssf?/base/features-
          0/107487446621540.xml>

          LOS Angeles Opera Becomes Tinseltown's Hottest Ticket
          Andante
          ... To the rest of the world, Hollywood may mean "the movies." But
          even
          though the Oscars are just a month away, the hot ticket in Tinseltown
          right now is the opera ...
          <http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=23014>

          FINANCIAL Aid to the two Opera Houses in Gozo
          di-ve.com
          by di-ve.com. Hon. Giovanna Debono, Minister for Gozo, distributed
          financial
          aid amounting to Lm5,000 to the two opera houses in Gozo. ...
          <http://www.di-ve.com/dive/portal/portal.jhtml?id=122015&pid=1>

          WIN tickets to Syracuse Opera
          Syracuse Post Standard
          Those get combined in Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of
          Penzance,"
          which Syracuse Opera presents Feb. 6 and 8. The show tells ...
          <http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/en
          tertainment-1/1074850811322970.xml>

          AN opera star to perform with Arion in Montreal
          Goldberg
          Dominique Visse has become one of the most popular lyric artists in
          the
          world of Baroque opera, working with René Jacobs, Jean-Claude
          Malgoire,
          Philippe ...
          <http://www.goldbergweb.com/en/news/canada/2004/01/17511.php>

          THEATER Review: 'Opera' a polished production
          Poughkeepsie Journal
          Choreographer Laurie Sepe Marder and Andy Weintraub have co-directed a
          beautifully packaged version of ''The Threepenny Opera,'' produced by
          Centerstage ...
          <http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/today/lifeentertainment/stories/li
          012304s3.shtml>
        • musiclassical
          SCOTTISH opera - saved by its cast The Times (subscription) After scaling the operatic Everest of Wagner s Ring, towards the end of last year, Scottish Opera
          Message 4 of 22 , Jan 26, 2004
            SCOTTISH opera - saved by its cast
            The Times (subscription)
            After scaling the operatic Everest of Wagner's Ring, towards the end
            of last year, Scottish Opera looks closer to touching the void, as
            questions
            about its ...
            <http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7953-974687,00.html>
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            BRIGHTER future could await Opera House
            Aberdeen American News
            By Christian Richardson. OPERA Inc. - On the west end of Main Street
            in
            Ellendale, ND, a grand opera house quietly sits. It's been ...
            <http://www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/news/7793853.htm>
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            SOUND, and some fury, at the opera
            Miami Herald
            ... But in all fairness one doesn't have to go any further than
            Miami-Dade
            County Auditorium for world-class opera. I have attended ...
            <http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/7782054.htm>

            BOSTON'S Opera House being restored to former glory
            Sarasota Herald-Tribune
            ... After years of neglect that left its lavish decorations in ruins
            and
            ceiling plaster raining down on the seats, the Opera House will reopen
            this summer to a ...
            <http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
            AID=/20040125/APN/401250623>

            OPERA Colorado ticket sales boom
            Denver Post
            Opera companies routinely stock their lineups with familiar chestnuts
            that
            are dependable audience draws, but Opera Colorado raised eyebrows this
            season when ...
            <http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~223~1909106,00.html>

            FORT Worth Opera to put on 3 productions
            Fort Worth Star Telegram
            FORT WORTH - The Fort Worth Opera will cut back to three operas and
            give
            fewer performances in the 2004-05 season, General Director Darren
            Woods
            has announced. ...
            <http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/news/local/states/texas/arlington
            /7793299.htm>

            'TOSCA' worth wait for return of Kentucky Opera
            Louisville Courier Journal
            By ANDREW ADLER • January 25, 2004. Instant-gratification types have
            had a tough time with Kentucky Opera this season. Exiled from ...
            <http://www.louisvillescene.com/2004/01/25/arts_tosca.html>

            MAGIC Flute' enchants in Loyola Opera's hands
            Times Picayune
            It's easy to fall under the spell of Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
            Loyola
            Opera's fully staged production Friday evening captured the magic and
            carried it from ...
            <http://www.nola.com/entertainment/t-p/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-
            0/1075015183225010.xml>
          • musiclassical
            VISITORS director complains of Opera Hood County News Is there a controversy brewing between the Granbury Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Granbury
            Message 5 of 22 , Jan 26, 2004
              VISITORS director complains of Opera
              Hood County News
              Is there a controversy brewing between the Granbury Convention and
              Visitors
              Bureau (CVB) and the Granbury Opera House over promoting tourism? ...
              <http://www.hcnews.com/news/get-news.asp?id=7182&catid=1&cpg=get-
              news.asp>

              THE Flying Dutchman, Opera Australia
              Sydney Morning Herald
              By Peter McCallum. By Wagner. Opera House, January 23. A strong cast,
              a
              dark and sombre production and Richard Wagner's youthfully ...
              <http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/01/26/1075087950353.html>

              PHANTOM of the Opera Is Sweet Sixteen Jan. 26
              Playbill.com
              Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera makes "Music of the
              Night"
              for the 6,670th time Monday, Jan. 26. On that date the ...
              <http://www.playbill.com/news/article/83973.html>

              A Lucrezia to remember: Minnesota Opera has a hit on its hands
              Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)
              ... soprano has been earning rave notices, mostly in Europe, and it
              should
              be only a matter of time -- a short time -- before she begins to
              conquer
              American opera ...
              <http://www.startribune.com/stories/1405/4338976.html>

              OPERA hits the trail
              Glasgow Evening Times
              Four afternoon concerts, with pieces from Carmen, La Boheme and Don
              Giovanni,
              will be performed. The audience will be invited to ...
              <http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/5023079.shtml>

              ALAMEDA'S Light Opera seeks help
              Alameda Times-Star
              ALAMEDA -- An information and orientation fair for adults and students
              interested in volunteer opportunities or internships with the Alameda
              Civic Light Opera ...
              <http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1486~1915584,00.html>

              OPERA and spirituals draw crowd
              Gainesville Times
              By ANNE MADISON. About half the audience hadn't heard opera until they
              heard Robert Cantrell and friends perform it Sunday evening. ...
              <http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/stories/20040126/localnews/29570
              5.html>

              PSU'S Opera Theater wins first prize again
              Oregonian
              Portland State University's Opera Theater has won first prize in the
              National
              Opera Association's annual competition for best university opera
              productions.
              ...
              <http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/ent
              ertainment/1074949495326390.xml>

              FAIR go for Opera House Two
              Green Left
              These anti-war activists are charged with "malicious damage" for
              painting
              "No War" in five-metre-high blood-red letters on the Sydney Opera
              House on ...
              <http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/568/568p10.htm>
            • Robert Campbell
              WHAT makes a good opera house ? Telegraph.co.uk Following a flurry of 11th-hour technical glitches (mostly electrical in nature, one gathers), English National
              Message 6 of 22 , Jan 29, 2004
                WHAT makes a good opera house ?
                Telegraph.co.uk
                Following a flurry of 11th-hour technical glitches (mostly electrical
                in
                nature, one gathers), English National Opera has postponed the
                re-opening
                of the ...
                <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?
                xml=/arts/2004/01/28/bartscol2.xml&sSheet=/arts/2004/01/28/ixartright.
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                3D/arts/2004/01/28/ixartright.html

                MANCHESTER stages transit camp children's opera
                Guardian
                An opera performed by Jewish children 60 years ago in a Nazi transit
                camp
                was heard again in Manchester yesterday to mark Holocaust Memorial
                Day.
                ...
                <http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1132719,00.html>

                QUALITY Journalism Superseded By Soap Opera Stuff
                Scoop.co.nz (press release)
                Gerry Eckhoff ACT party Fisheries Portfolio holder has joined the
                National
                Deputy leader, Gerry Brownlee, in expressing his disgust of the
                standard
                of TVNZ ...
                <http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00081.htm>

                MICHIGAN Opera Theatre announces new capital campaign
                Crain's Detroit Business (subscription)
                Fifteen years after beginning work on the Detroit Opera House, the
                Michigan
                Opera Theatre today announced the third and final phase of its capital
                project to ...
                <http://www.crainsdetroit.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=3603>

                OPERA di Roma Opens Its Season with the World Premiere Staging of ...
                Andante
                27 (AFP) — Rome's opera house opens its 2004 season Tuesday with the
                world premiere of a work composed just before the start of World War I
                by Italian ...
                <http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=23033>
              • musiclassical
                OPERA House gas leak sealed The Australian AUTHORITIES have sealed a gas leak that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from the Sydney Opera House
                Message 7 of 22 , Jan 30, 2004
                  OPERA House gas leak sealed
                  The Australian
                  AUTHORITIES have sealed a gas leak that forced the evacuation of
                  hundreds
                  of people from the Sydney Opera House forecourt this afternoon. ...
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                  %255E1702,00.html>
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                  ENO forced to cancel opening opera
                  Guardian
                  At a cost of £282,000 in lost ticket sales, English National Opera was
                  forced yesterday to swallow its pride and cancel all performances of
                  its
                  re-opening show ...
                  <http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1133660,00.html>
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                  DAVID Byrne, Rufus Sing Opera
                  Rolling Stone
                  On his new album, Grown Backwards, due March 16th on Nonesuch Records,
                  the former Talking Heads frontman dabbles in Italian and French opera.
                  ...
                  <http://www.rollingstone.com/news/newsarticle.asp?nid=19259>

                  OPERA San Jose withdraws city grant request
                  San Jose Mercury News
                  By Richard Scheinin. Opera San José has withdrawn its request for a
                  special
                  $60,000 grant from the city. ``I've called off the alarm ...
                  <http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/7827285.htm>

                  OPERA mixes frivolity, melancholy
                  St Petersburg Times, Russia
                  ... The opera which first saw the stage in Stuttgart in October 1912
                  has
                  never been staged at the Mariinsky but was performed in concert
                  version
                  several times over ...
                  <http://www.sptimes.ru/archive/times/939/features/a_11516.htm>

                  AMERICA To Film Live DVD At The Sydney Opera House
                  Undercover Music News
                  Classic rock band America will be using the backdrop of the Sydney
                  Opera
                  House to film a live DVD tomorrow night (Jan. 31). America ...
                  <http://www.undercover.com.au/news/2004/20040130_america.html>

                  NIGHT at the opera
                  Boston Globe
                  ... The New Repertory Theatre isproducing the sexed-up Kurt Weill and
                  Bertolt
                  Brecht musical "The Threepenny Opera," which tells the story of
                  beggars,
                  thieves ...
                  <http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2004/01/29/night_at_
                  the_opera>

                  SOAP Opera Actor To Embark on a Singing Career
                  HispanicBusiness.com
                  Los Angeles, CA--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--January 29, 2004--Soap Opera
                  actor
                  Alex Baldeon is taking time off of his acting duties to record an
                  album
                  for release 2005 ...
                  <http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp?id=14588>

                  RUSSIAN theatre to perform first ever opera in Pakistan
                  Daily Times
                  ... Gallina Shevchenko, and VWO Chairperson Samina Hafiz Pirzada told
                  reporters
                  on Wednesday that 12 members of the theatre group would perform six
                  opera
                  ballets ...
                  <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_29-1-2004_pg7_28>

                  OPERA Company of Philadelphia Announces Cutbacks for 2004-05 ...
                  Andante
                  Although Opera Company of Philadelphia's seasonal announcements
                  usually
                  have a celebratory air, the comparatively muted news conference
                  yesterday
                  was a mixture ...
                  <http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=23047>
                • musiclassical
                  OPERA and Dance The Times (subscription) ... Balanchine is the balletomane s favourite — they were out in force at the Opera House on Wednesday night — but
                  Message 8 of 22 , Jan 31, 2004
                    OPERA and Dance
                    The Times (subscription)
                    ... Balanchine is the balletomane's favourite — they were out in force
                    at the Opera House on Wednesday night — but anyone who admires the
                    classical
                    form ...
                    <http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7953-983326,00.html>

                    ENGLISH Opera Cancels 'Nixon in China'
                    Chicago Tribune (subscription)
                    LONDON -- The English National Opera has canceled its planned run of
                    the
                    acclaimed work "Nixon in China" because of construction delays at its
                    home, the London ...
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                    opera-cancellation,0,6592076.story?coll=mmx-celebrity_heds>
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                    cancellation,0,6592076.story%3Fcoll%3Dmmx-celebrity_heds

                    IF only there was a threepenny opera
                    The Scotsman
                    ... the Sopranos. Surely there's nothing unusual in that? So why is it
                    that I have become so taken with going to the opera? As a kid ...
                    <http://news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=117442004>


                    IBM Internet guru takes a role at Opera
                    CNET News.com
                    John Patrick, who was credited with bringing the Internet to IBM,
                    joined
                    Web browser company Opera Software on Friday. Patrick spent ...
                    <http://news.com.com/2100-1032-5150914.html>

                    TC Boyle to speak at Napa Valley Opera House
                    San Francisco Chronicle
                    The historic and newly restored Napa Valley Opera House will kick off
                    its
                    guest lecture series on Feb. 10 with acclaimed author ...
                    <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?
                    f=/c/a/2004/01/30/NBGI84ISBD1.DTL>

                    KLINGHOFFER' a disturbing, electrifying opera even on film
                    Chicago Sun Times
                    ... telecast, taped for later video release, of Puccini's "Tosca''
                    shot
                    during the real times of day and in the actual churches and castles
                    where
                    one of opera's ...
                    <http://www.suntimes.com/output/delacoma/wkp-news-death30.html>

                    KENYAN Soap Opera: The President's Two Wives
                    Washington Post
                    By Emily Wax. NYERI, Kenya -- In rural churches and urban back-room
                    offices,
                    the first lady of Kenya, Lucy Kibaki, was teased for being a pushy
                    political
                    wife. ...
                    <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61727-2004Jan29.html>

                    COREY Trahan teaches voice and opera at FSU
                    Cumberland Times News
                    FROSTBURG — Baritone Corey Trahan, a voice and opera instructor at
                    Frostburg
                    State University, will present "Super Bowl Serenade," a faculty
                    recital
                    with ...
                    <http://216.15.229.16/news/full_story.cfm?story_id=20684>

                    BATAVIA'S tragedy gives opera mythic stature
                    Western Australia Post Newspapers
                    The opera, Batavia, created by the Australian team of composer and
                    conductor
                    Richard Mills, librettist Peter Goldsworthy and director Lindy Hume,
                    premiered
                    to ...
                    <http://www.postnewspapers.com.au/20040131/impressions/on_stage.shtml>
                  • musiclassical
                    OPERA Band Fuses Pop, Classical Reuters ... international breakthrough. The group s debut album, The Opera Band, is already a hit in the UK, having cracked
                    Message 9 of 22 , Feb 1, 2004
                      'OPERA Band' Fuses Pop, Classical
                      Reuters
                      ... international breakthrough. The group's debut album, "The Opera
                      Band,"
                      is already a hit in the UK, having cracked the top 40 twice. The ...
                      <http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?
                      type=musicNews&storyID=4254796>

                      ROCK opera returns to younger audience
                      Henderson Gleaner
                      ... out at the very opening chords of favorite numbers from Jonathan
                      Larson's
                      Pulitzer Prize-winning, grunge-rock adaptation of Giacomo Puccini's
                      19th-century
                      opera ...
                      <http://www.myinky.com/ecp/entertainment/article/0,1626,ECP_738_261776
                      9,00.html>
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                      p/entertainment/article/0,1626,ECP_738_2617769,00.html

                      LEWIS and Clark opera is its own voyage of discovery
                      The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
                      ... He's also the composer of "Dream of the Pacific," a new children's
                      opera about the Lewis and Clark expedition, with libretto by Elkhanah
                      Pulitzer, who also ...
                      <http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/entertainment/stories.nsf/Entertainm
                      ent/Music/D3D302193D6E1D3386256E2B003841E1?
                      OpenDocument&Headline=Lewis+and+Clark+opera+is+its+own+voyage+of+disco
                      very>

                      OPERA 'Magic' for kids
                      Long Beach Press-Telegram
                      For the first time in its two decades of existence, Los Angeles Opera
                      is
                      bringing its outreach program for children directly to the LA Music
                      Center's
                      Dorothy ...
                      <http://u.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,218~24216~1925605,00.html>

                      OPERA Guild offers preview of ` Lucia di Lammermoor '
                      Corvallis Gazette Times
                      By The Entertainer. CORVALLIS — The Linn Benton Opera Guild will
                      preview
                      the opera, "Lucia di Lammermoor" by Gaetano Donizetti, at 7:30 pm,
                      Thursday,
                      Feb. ...
                      <http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2004/01/31/entertainment/enterta
                      inment_roundup/brief02.txt>

                      CIVIC Light Opera's cabaret plan moves forward
                      Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
                      Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's plans to open a cabaret-style theater
                      in
                      the Cultural District moved closer to realization this week. ...
                      <http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-
                      review/entertainment/s_177222.html>

                      SETTING the stage for 'Phantom of the Opera'
                      News 8 Austin
                      Once in place, the set will need more than two tons of steel to
                      reinforce
                      it. For the Victorian-style drapes, 2,700 yards of fabric are
                      used. ...
                      <http://www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=96614&SecID=2>
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                      http://musiclassical.com QUESTION over Scottish Opera s new consultant The Scotsman Story in full SCOTTISH Opera faces a crisis board meeting about its
                      Message 10 of 22 , Feb 3, 2004
                        http://musiclassical.com

                        QUESTION over Scottish Opera's new consultant
                        The Scotsman
                        Story in full SCOTTISH Opera faces a crisis board meeting about its
                        financial
                        troubles today amid questions over the role of a consultant hired by
                        the
                        Scottish ...
                        <http://news.scotsman.com/arts.cfm?id=3192004>

                        BOND plan to finance Opera rebuilding
                        Sydney Morning Herald
                        By Valerie Lawson. The NSW Treasury is considering a plan to issue
                        bonds
                        to help remake one of the main halls in the Sydney Opera House. ...
                        <http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/02/02/1075570364172.html>

                        THE Voices Sing Opera, The Looks Scream Pop
                        New York Times
                        Like "military intelligence" or "jumbo shrimp," the phrase "pop opera"
                        may strike some as an oxymoron. But the five singers who ...
                        <http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/02/arts/music/02AMIC.html?ex=76302800&en=7a1a16fea7a2521&ei=P62>

                        RHODES turns opera psychedelic
                        Telegraph.co.uk
                        Zandra Rhodes, the eccentric, pink-haired, glam-rock dowager of
                        British
                        fashion, is waving her rainbow-coloured magic wand over the world of
                        American
                        opera. ...
                        <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/main.jhtml?view=ÞTAILS&grid==&targetRule=&xml==%2Ffashion%2F2004%2F02%2F03%2Fwfash03.xml>

                        DIAMONDS are forever, but not at Opera House
                        Times of India
                        ... Twelve years and much controversy later, the city's booming
                        diamond
                        market looks all set to change location from its traditional bastion
                        of
                        congested Opera ...
                        <http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/471323.cms>


                        FIRE levels historic Frostburg opera house; 14 escape injury
                        Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune
                        ... More than 100 firefighters from 27 companies fought in vain for
                        five
                        hours in single-digit temperatures to save the historic 150-year-old
                        Lyric
                        Opera House ...
                        <http://www.newstribune.info/articles/2004/02/03/news/news01.txt>

                        RUSSIAN opera dark, deserving
                        Toronto Star
                        And although critics of the time slandered his operas (15 in all) as
                        being
                        mostly bereft of credible dramatic content, yesterday's Opera In
                        Concert
                        ...
                        <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename==thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c==Article&cid=75677008433&call_pageid=–8867495754&col=–9483191630>

                        OPERA REVIEW | OPERA COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA
                        New York Times
                        By ANNE MIDGETTE. HILADELPHIA, Jan. 30 — It's a platitude that opera
                        singers can't act. And Ewa Podles, the Polish contralto who ...
                        <http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/02/arts/music/02CARL.html>

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                        THE Phantom of the Opera Becomes Second Longest-Running Bway Show Playbill.com Andrew Lloyd Webber s The Phantom of the Opera, which recently celebrated 16
                        Message 11 of 22 , Feb 4, 2004
                          THE Phantom of the Opera Becomes Second Longest-Running Bway Show
                          Playbill.com
                          Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which recently
                          celebrated
                          16 years in New York, becomes the second longest-running production in
                          Broadway ...
                          <http://www.playbill.com/news/article/84183.html>


                          WARNING of cuts after Scottish Opera meeting
                          The Herald
                          ONE of the most vital board meetings in Scottish Opera's history took
                          place
                          yesterday with members discussing extensive plans to "reshape" the
                          company
                          in the ...
                          <http://www.theherald.co.uk/9254.shtml>


                          GOODSPEED Opera May Build New Theater
                          Chicago Tribune (subscription)
                          MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Goodspeed Opera House officials said they will
                          negotiate
                          with the city about the possibility of building a new $45 million
                          theater.
                          ...
                          <http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/news/celebrity/sns-ap-goodspeed-opera-house,0,2212663.story?coll==mmx-celebrity_heds>

                          PROTESTORS jailed over antiwar sign on Sydney Opera House
                          World Socialist
                          ... last Friday to nine months' periodic (weekend) detention and
                          ordered
                          to pay $151,000 cleanup costs for writing "No War" in red paint on
                          the Sydney Opera ...
                          <http://www.wsws.org/articles/2004/feb2004/syop-f04.shtml>

                          OPERA for kids
                          Carolina Morning News
                          That was the topic that captured about 800 young minds at West
                          Hardeeville
                          School last week when a trio of singers from Opera for Kids, a
                          performing
                          group out ...
                          <http://www.lowcountrynow.com/stories/020404/LOCopera.shtml>

                          FM doesn't play sop opera
                          News Today
                          Refusing to play the popular 'sop opera theme', Finance Minister
                          Jaswant
                          Singh today presented a copybook vote on account even as he kept the
                          tax
                          regime ...
                          <http://newstodaynet.com/03feb/ld1.htm>

                          NOISE violators get opera option
                          Calendar Live (subscription)
                          ... better go easy on the volume. If you don't, you could be in for an
                          unusual penalty — listening to an opera. That's an option in the ...
                          <http://www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/qtakes/cl-et-quick4.3feb04,2,1423662.story?coll==cl-home-more-channels>

                          JUDGE sentences man to listen to opera
                          Ananova
                          A Miami Beach judge has sentenced a man to listen to an opera as
                          punishment
                          for playing loud rap music in his car. Judge Jeffrey ...
                          <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_862147.html>

                          AFTER-SCHOOL opera program aims to create early fans
                          CBC News
                          TORONTO - A whole new generation of opera fans is being cultivated
                          each
                          week through the Canadian Opera Company's after-school opera program,
                          which introduces ...
                          <http://www.cbc.ca/arts/stories/kidoperafan030204>
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                          RISING opera star sings for Taiga drama Daily Yomiuri The increasingly popular opera singer, who can be heard performing on NHK s new yearlong Taiga drama
                          Message 12 of 22 , Feb 5, 2004
                            RISING opera star sings for Taiga drama
                            Daily Yomiuri
                            The increasingly popular opera singer, who can be heard performing on
                            NHK's
                            new yearlong Taiga drama Shinsen-gumi!, loves his job so much that he
                            doesn't need ...
                            <http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20040205woa5.htm>

                            MADISON Elementary Students Produce Opera
                            WLBT-TV
                            By Dawn Russell. Some Madison Station Elementary students are proving
                            that
                            you don't have to be a certain age to enjoy the opera. ...
                            <http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=30106&nav=,SfKciH>

                            GOODSPEED Opera May Build New Theater
                            Back Stage
                            Middletown, Conn. (AP) -- Goodspeed Opera House officials said they
                            will
                            negotiate with the city about the possibility of building a new $45
                            million
                            theater. ...
                            <http://www.backstage.com/backstage/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id= 82951>

                            AT SUCO, opera celebrates Black History Month
                            Oneonta Daily Star
                            ... Art Department Chairwoman and Professor Yolanda Sharpe gave a
                            presentation
                            on two black opera singers — then made the walls resound with her own
                            singing. ...
                            <http://www.thedailystar.com/news/stories/2004/02/04/hist.html>
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                            WHY Can t Opera Stars Be More Like Rockers? A Cautionary Tale New York Times - USA ... Without suggesting a lemminglike mass suicide of today s opera stars,
                            Message 13 of 22 , Feb 6, 2004
                              WHY Can't Opera Stars Be More Like Rockers? A Cautionary Tale
                              New York Times - USA
                              ... Without suggesting a lemminglike mass suicide of today's opera
                              stars,
                              maybe a little rock 'n' roll abandon is just what they need. ...
                              <http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/06/arts/music/06REVE.html?ex=1076734800&en=1bcbec2ff7737a35&ei=5062>






                              AUDITIONS set for ` Threepenny Opera '
                              Corvallis Gazette Times - Corvallis,OR,USA
                              Auditions will begin Sunday for "The Threepenny Opera," a joint
                              performance
                              of the University Theatre and the department of music at Oregon State
                              University. ...
                              <http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2004/02/06/news/community/friloc15.txt>

                              AUSTRALIA'S Ten Tenors give opera a new look
                              Vero Beach Press-Journal - Vero Beach,FL,USA
                              ... The facts are these: Back in 1996, 10 mates from the vocal classes
                              at the Conservatory of Music in Brisbane put together a "sendup" of
                              opera's
                              touring Three ...
                              <http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/music/article/0,1651,TCP_1163_2628806,00.html>
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                              SCOTTISH Opera gets grant advance Guardian - UK Senior management at Scottish Opera have called an emergency meeting with staff today to explain how they hope
                              Message 14 of 22 , Feb 6, 2004
                                SCOTTISH Opera gets grant advance
                                Guardian - UK
                                Senior management at Scottish Opera have called an emergency meeting
                                with
                                staff today to explain how they hope to extricate the company from a
                                financial
                                crisis ...
                                <http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1142056,00.html>


                                OPERA North Presents Annual Black History Celebration
                                Yahoo News (press release) - USA
                                6 /PRNewswire/ -- Opera North (formerly Opera Ebony/Philadelphia) will
                                present its annual Black History Celebration on Sunday, February 8,
                                2004
                                at 3 pm at ...
                                <http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040206/nyf027_1.html>

                                HISTORIC opera debuts
                                The Indiana Digital Student - USA
                                ... ever be. With the IU Opera Theater's newest production, the drama
                                may
                                be larger than life, but it is grounded in a true story. "The ...
                                <http://www.idsnews.com/story.php?id=!133>

                                OPERA singer Deborah Wai Kapohe and Maori instrumentalist Richard ...
                                Otago Daily Times - Dunedin,New Zealand
                                By Jane Smith. An international opera singer is lending her voice to
                                the
                                campaign for a new national flag. Invercargill-based soprano ...
                                <http://www.odt.co.nz/cgi-bin/getitem?
                                date=Feb2004&object==G5C12D8612ES&type==html>

                                ME and my monster
                                Guardian - UK
                                With its long speeches and tangled plot, The Tempest hardly lends
                                itself
                                to opera. But Thomas Adès's much-awaited version for Covent Garden may
                                pull it off. ...
                                <http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/fridayreview/story/0,12102,1141460,00.html>
                              • groupseditor
                                ITALIAN songbird Cecilia Bartoli comes to roost at LA Opera San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino,CA,USA In nearly two decades of producing opera locally, Los
                                Message 15 of 22 , Feb 8, 2004
                                  ITALIAN songbird Cecilia Bartoli comes to roost at LA Opera
                                  San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino,CA,USA
                                  In nearly two decades of producing opera locally, Los Angeles Opera
                                  has
                                  introduced many new operatic productions, and many opera stars, to an
                                  opera-hungry Los ...
                                  <http://u.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,216~24309~1940013,00.html>

                                  OPERA Atalier
                                  Outlookindia.com - UK
                                  and cost. According to a ballpark figure put by a senior bureaucrat,
                                  India
                                  Shining and other ad campaigns unleashed by PSUs and ...
                                  <http://www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodname=20040216&fname=Shining+
                                  (F)&sid=1>

                                  VENERABLE dance is centerpiece of opera gala
                                  Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
                                  ... The enduring power of the waltz will be the focus Saturday night
                                  when
                                  Toledo Opera presents "A Night in Old Vienna" for its annual gala in
                                  the
                                  Toledo Museum of ...
                                  <http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
                                  AID=/20040206/NEWS08/402060351/-1/NEWS>

                                  PIRATES' Production Inspired
                                  Syracuse Post Standard - Syracuse,NY,USA
                                  Syracuse Opera's production of "The Pirates of Penzance" is a
                                  wonderful
                                  feast - a feast for your eyes, for your ears and, most wonderful of
                                  all,
                                  for your sense ...
                                  <http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/en
                                  tertainment-7/10761465072765010.xml>
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                                  SEVERAL firsts mark Portland Opera s ` Lucia Salem Statesman Journal - Salem,OR,USA Portland Opera s latest production sounds like the hotheaded fantasy of
                                  Message 16 of 22 , Feb 9, 2004
                                    SEVERAL firsts mark Portland Opera ' s ` Lucia '
                                    Salem Statesman Journal - Salem,OR,USA
                                    Portland Opera's latest production sounds like the hotheaded fantasy
                                    of pulp fiction: a ghost story, forced marriage, madness, murder,
                                    suicide
                                    and a family ...
                                    <http://news.statesmanjournal.com/article.cfm?i=u066>


                                    ANTHONY Westbury: Rock opera based on the rocks of reality
                                    Fort Pierce Tribune - Fort Pierce,FL,USA
                                    ... Perhaps it's fortunate that my fantasy of writing a rock opera
                                    based
                                    on the angst of annexation foundered this week on the rocks of
                                    reality.
                                    ...
                                    <http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/trib_edt_columnists/article/0,1651,TCP_1113_2639219,00.html>



                                    CONDUCTOR blends technology, opera
                                    Contra Costa Times - Contra Costa County,CA,USA
                                    WHEN DIETRICH ERBELDING conducts Golden Gate Opera's Opera Cabaret at
                                    the
                                    Plush Room on Tuesday, he'll bring the oboes, the horns, a whole
                                    orchestral
                                    string ...
                                    <http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/entertainment/7905139.htm
                                    >



                                    SLU opera has local flavor
                                    The Advocate - Baton Rouge,LA,USA
                                    HAMMOND -- The role of Martin in Southeastern Louisiana University
                                    Opera/Music
                                    Theatre Workshop's upcoming production The Tender Land is one with
                                    which
                                    Baton ...
                                    <http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/020804/ent_mainmag001.shtml>

                                    OPERA Night
                                    Winston Salem Journal - Winston-Salem,NC,USA
                                    The Russians are coming. And they're bringing the best of Italian
                                    opera
                                    with them. On Wednesday, the Russian State National Symphony ...
                                    <http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename==WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_RelishArticle&c==MGArticle&cid=31773536746&path==!entertainment!music&s=37645508978>

                                    OPERA: Putting on the Brits
                                    The Sunday Times (subscription) - UK
                                    This week sees the world premiere of a new British opera at Covent
                                    Garden:
                                    Thomas Adès's The Tempest, to a libretto, based on Shakespeare, by
                                    Meredith Oakes ...
                                    <http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2101-988817,00.html>

                                    ARTS should not be judged by Labour's mantra
                                    The Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
                                    ... Scottish Opera has landed in yet another crisis, having to ask for
                                    £4m of next year's funding in order to stagger through another season.
                                    ...
                                    <http://news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=4632004>


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                                    HE Got His Opera, Vienna Got Its Maestro New York Times - USA ... bobbing and swaying, his right hand marking the beat and his left providing cues and color,
                                    Message 17 of 22 , Feb 16, 2004
                                      HE Got His Opera, Vienna Got Its Maestro
                                      New York Times - USA
                                      ... bobbing and swaying, his right hand marking the beat and his left
                                      providing
                                      cues and color, Seiji Ozawa led singers and musicians of the Vienna
                                      State
                                      Opera ...
                                      <http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/15/arts/music/15RIDI.html?ex=1077426000&en=389b2d336db5910f&ei=5062>

                                      CHINESE opera in full flower at Spoleto
                                      Chicago Tribune (subscription) - Chicago,IL,USA
                                      By Margaret Backenheimer. "The Peony Pavilion," an 18-hour Chinese
                                      opera,
                                      highlights the 2004 Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC With 160
                                      characters
                                      and ...
                                      <http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-0402140206feb15,1,7538596.story?coll=chi-travel-hed>

                                      CHICKEN Little story inspires a tongue-in-beak puppet opera, in ...
                                      Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
                                      ... Chicken Little. La Pulcina is the star of an opera, "Love's Fowl,"
                                      which is a spinoff in Italian of the Chicken Little story. It ...
                                      <http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2004/02/15/chicken_little_story_inspires_a_tongue_in_beak_puppet_opera_in_italian>

                                      VALENTINE'S Day at Opera
                                      Chicago Tribune (subscription) - Chicago,IL,USA
                                      Specials augment the regular menu. Try a Cosmic Kiss cocktail, made
                                      with
                                      plum wine, citrus vodka and cassis. Dishes include: slow ...
                                      <http://entertainment.metromix.chicagotribune.com/top/1,1419,M-MetromixValentine-X!EventDetail-124241,00.html>

                                      GRAND Opera performs 'Rigoletto'
                                      Wichita Eagle - Wichita,KS,USA
                                      Verdi's opera is replete with beautiful melodies, memorable
                                      characters,
                                      an exciting story -- and a curse. BY CHRIS SHULL. Wichita ...
                                      <http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/entertainment/7956334.htm>

                                      ELTON'S opera hit by union trouble
                                      The Times (subscription) - London,England,UK
                                      THE dream of Sir Elton John to turn the Italian opera Aida into a hit
                                      for
                                      London's West End has been derailed by a dispute with American unions.
                                      ...
                                      <http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1001714,00.html>

                                      NOT your daddy's opera
                                      Corvallis Gazette Times - Corvallis,OR,USA
                                      These are just some of the myths producer Richard Poppino of Opera
                                      Theater
                                      Corvallis is trying to dispel through the semi-professional company's
                                      children's ...
                                      <http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2004/02/15/entertainment/cover/cov01.txt>

                                      OPERA REVIEW Gala filled with gorgeous melodies
                                      Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
                                      ... elegant and soulful waltz melodies of 19th century Vienna, music
                                      nearly
                                      forgotten in today's helter-skelter world, were revived last night
                                      when
                                      Toledo Opera ...
                                      <http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040215/NEWS08/402150350/-1/NEWS>

                                      OPERA Day At Grouse Mountain
                                      OnTheSnow.com - Orinda,CA,United States
                                      BC's opera community has paired up with Grouse Mountain to raise money
                                      Feb. 22 for the Opera in the Schools program, a cultural ...
                                      <http://www.onthesnow.com/news/canada/021504-11120.html>

                                      OPERA'S Pavarotti makes leap to pop and being papa
                                      Press-Enterprise (subscription) - Riverside,CA,USA
                                      MUSIC: The world-famous tenor crosses over to pop as he says goodbye
                                      to
                                      his opera career. By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY / The Associated Press. ...
                                      <http://www.pe.com/entertainment/stories/PE_Fea_Ent_poparroti15.578d9.html>
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