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  • Robert Campbell
    A flight at the opera Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA Patrons of the Metropolitan Opera are used to glancing down at a small strip of screen on the back of each
    Message 1 of 30 , Apr 4, 2004
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      A flight at the opera
      Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
      Patrons of the Metropolitan Opera are used to glancing down at a small
      strip of screen on the back of each seat, where the translated text of
      the opera scrolls ...
      <http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/news/ny-ffbuz3734515apr04,0,588819.story?coll==ny-nyc-entertainment-headlines>

      COMING soon to an opera near you!
      Hampton Roads Daily Press - Newport,VA,USA
      Cartoon characters and old movie posters aren't the typical marketing
      tools
      of an opera company - unless you're trying to reach out to an audience
      that doesn't ...
      <http://www.dailypress.com/features/lifestyle/dp-80002sy0apr04,1,6888269.story?coll==dp-features-sunlife>

      OPERA series concludes with 'Norma'
      The Grand Rapids Press - Grand Rapids,MI,USA
      It is because of this series that I have become more intimately
      acquainted
      with opera -- something I always felt I should do but have resisted
      for
      the most part ...
      <http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grpress/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/1081073804321750.xml>

      SEVERINSEN'S Pops had Italian, Big Band, opera air
      Evansville Courier & Press - Evansville,IN,United States
      By REBECCA COUDRET, Courier & Press staff writer. It may have been
      Pops,
      and it may have been Evansville, but The Victory took on ...
      <http://www.courierpress.com/ecp/entertainment/article/0,1626,ECP_738_2782060,00.html>

      AN architectural aria: Show House for opera is a work of art ...
      Orlando Sentinel (subscription) - Orlando,FL,USA
      ... Supported by the Orlando Opera Guild, the house has been chosen as
      the 2004 Opera Show House, with rooms adorned by local designers. ...
      <http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/orl-livgallery04040404apr04,1,4757851.story?coll==orl-living-headlines>

      WICHITA welcomes opera star to town
      Wichita Eagle - Wichita,KS,USA
      Wichita Grand Opera staff members were hosts for a Meet the Diva
      reception
      after the performance of "La Traviata" in March. Champagne ...
      <http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/8349115.htm>

      FILM documents an opera's revival
      Calendar Live (subscription) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
      Once popular, and a particular favorite of tenor Enrico Caruso,
      Jacques
      Fromental Halévy's 1835 opera "La Juive" (The Jewess) vanished from
      the
      repertory in ...
      <http://www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/qtakes/cl-ca-artsnotes4.2apr04,2,7422004.story?coll==cl-home-more-channels>


      EXOTIC opera sets and costumes on display
      United Press International - USA
      NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- A unique exhibition of costumes and set
      designs
      that have provided Oriental allure to productions at the Metropolitan
      Opera in New ...
      <http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID= 040401-072031-8029r>



      SAMPLING an opera in progress
      Newark Star Ledger - Newark,NJ,USA
      BY FREDERICK KAIMANN. A sneak peak at a New Jersey composer's opera
      that
      won't be staged until 2006 has revealed some promising music. ...
      <http://www.nj.com/entertainment/ledger/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-1/1080981123143960.xml>

      CLASSICAL review: Berg opera 'Lulu' reborn on DVD
      Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) - Minneapolis,MN,USA
      Originally filmed for British TV, this Glyndebourne production of the
      three-act
      opera "Lulu" won a 1997 Gramophone award for best video in its VHS
      incarnation.
      ...
      <http://www.startribune.com/stories/457/4698141.html>

      RECIPE for lemonade
      Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
      ... And spending more on everything from lights to salaries. Arizona
      Opera
      and the Phoenix Symphony also face extra expenses from moving to new
      locations.
      ...
      <http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/0403sat1-03.html>

      FAMILY Datebook
      Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
      ... OK, there will be a few breaks in between "What's Opera Doc?"
      "Rabbit
      of Seville," "Knighty Knight Bugs," "Johann Mouse," "Mouse in
      Manhattan,"
      and other 'toons ...
      <http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2004/04/03/family_datebook>


      ON this 7th day, we revel in hearing musical history
      Toronto Star - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
      ... At the Weston Recital Hall of the Toronto Centre for the Arts,
      Toronto's
      own opera diva, the sensational Isabel Bayrakdarian, will make the
      last
      of four ...
      <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename==thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c==Article&cid=80993667961&call_pageid=–8867495754&col=–9483191630>
    • Robert Campbell
      OPERA enthusiasts celebrate upcoming Madame Butterfly East Texas Review - Longview,TX,USA by Charlotte Stewart/Tyler ETR. An exceptionally touted butterfly
      Message 2 of 30 , Apr 8, 2004
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        OPERA enthusiasts celebrate upcoming " Madame Butterfly "
        East Texas Review - Longview,TX,USA
        by Charlotte Stewart/Tyler ETR. An exceptionally touted butterfly is
        coming
        to Longview – and she doesn't even have wings. Opera Longview, BRAVO!
        ...
        <http://www.easttexasreview.com/story.htm?StoryID=1432>

        ABOUT the opera
        San Jose Mercury News - San Jose,CA,USA
        ... discover who has been making moves on whom. It all ends in good
        humor,
        as almost all light opera does. The score is Strauss at his toe ...
        <http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/8383068.htm>

        A delight of opera and cherry soup
        Financial Times - London,England,UK
        ... We had arrived the day before on a hot sultry evening to stroll to
        the Habsburg-era opera house just outside the old city walls. ...
        <http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?
        pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1079420189347>

        IN BRIEF: Cash for opera, Waiting for Simpsons, and more
        CBC News - Canada
        TORONTO - The Ontario government announced Wednesday that it has
        earmarked
        $90,000 for an upcoming campaign designed to draw opera fans to the
        province
        and ...
        <http://www.cbc.ca/arts/stories/quickhits20040407>

        THEATER Review : ` Magic ' opera
        Santa Cruz Sentinel - Santa Cruz,CA,USA
        The Cabrillo Opera and Theater Arts Department are collaborating to
        offer
        a delightful and visually stunning spring presentation of Mozart's
        charming
        "The ...
        <http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2004/April/08/style/stories/
        03style.htm>

        OPERA singers invited to perform in Istanbul
        AzerNews - Azerbaijan
        Azerbaijani opera singers from the Opera and Ballet Theater will
        participate
        in a festival entitled "Third Turkic Days of Opera" to be held in
        Istanbul,
        Turkey ...
        <http://www.azernews.net/view.php?d=3851>

        EXECUTIVE must get its act together to save Scottish Opera
        The Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
        Competition will be fierce, as usual, but this year there is added
        urgency,
        for opera fans anyway, because summer may be our last chance in a
        while.
        ...
        <http://news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=396652004>

        DRAMA and passion abound at soap opera tryouts on campus
        Minnesota Daily - Minneapolis,MN,USA
        ... Saitta, casting director for "The Young and the Restless," and
        Cobb, an actor from the soap opera, auditioned students for the show
        Wednesday
        at Coffman ...
        <http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2004/04/08/9159>

        BARBER of Seville cuts through class divide
        Guardian - UK
        When did you last see someone at the Royal Opera House plugged into an
        iPod? ... There were, though, plenty of opera's old audience there
        too.
        ...
        <http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1188199,00.html>

        'SALOME' expected to set audience on its ear
        Nashville City Paper - Nashville,TN,USA
        The 1905 debut of the upcoming production offered by the Nashville
        Opera
        - composer Richard Strauss' Salome - was met with jeers, boos and even
        a few fistfights ...
        <http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?
        section_id=12&screen=news&news_id=32128>
      • Robert Campbell
        BALLET, opera join forces Oklahoma Daily - Norman,OK,USA The School of Dance and the OU Opera will bring Darius Milhaud s music to life. Students in the OU
        Message 3 of 30 , Apr 10, 2004
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          BALLET, opera join forces
          Oklahoma Daily - Norman,OK,USA
          The School of Dance and the OU Opera will bring Darius Milhaud's music
          to life. Students in the OU School of Dance practice for ...
          <http://www.oudaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/04/09/40760029ee2d3>


          " Stars of Lyric Opera at Grant Park " Free Concert
          Oak Park Journal - Oak Park,IL,USA
          Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual "Stars of Lyric Opera at Grant Park"
          Free Concert will not take place this year due to the rehearsal
          demands
          and time ...
          <http://www.oakparkjournal.com/stories2004/2004-lyric-opera-no-free-show-2004.html>

          VANCOUVER students to study opera 101
          CBC Ottawa - Ottawa,Canada
          Students in British Columbia's Lower Mainland will be adding a course
          in
          opera 101 to their timetables next fall. ... Words! Opera! ...
          <http://www.cbc.ca/arts/stories/vanoppgm20040409>


          PAIRED performances good place to leap into opera
          Times Picayune - New Orleans,LA,USA
          ... Ruggiero Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" and Pietro Mascagni's
          "Cavalleria
          Rusticana." Prime examples of late19th century Italian "verismo" opera
          (in which the plots ...
          <http://www.nola.com/entertainment/t-p/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/1081527969284330.xml>

          NO `Stars of Lyric Opera' at Grant Park this year
          Chicago Tribune (subscription) - Chicago,IL,USA
          Lyric Opera will not present "Stars of Lyric Opera at Grant Park," its
          annual free concert of opera excerpts, this year because the company
          found
          itself caught ...
          <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0404090323apr09,1,1738360.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed>

          LIGHT opera legend drops in for 'Mikado'
          Anchorage Daily News - Anchorage,AK,USA
          By WOODY HOCHSWENDER. Keith Jurosko, as a heavyweight in light opera,
          is
          part of a vanishing world. Possessed of a rich, classically ...
          <http://www.adn.com/weekend/story/4947167p-4875825c.html>

          OPERA to take center stage
          Glenwood Springs Post Independent - Glenwood Springs,CO,USA
          Glenwood Springs doesn't typically make the list of the most famous
          opera
          towns, but a visit by the Central City Opera next week could take it
          one
          step closer ...
          <http://www.postindependent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040409/AE/40408004>

          ROCHESTER Opera House plays host to two-day event all about dance
          Dover Community News - Dover,NH,USA
          The Rochester Opera House and Arts Rochester have teamed up once again
          to bring an action-packed weekend of dance to the Opera House's
          historic
          stage. ...
          <http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/dover/d4_9ent4.htm>

          DANIEL Rule, Administrator at Opera Companies in New York and ...
          Andante - USA
          After nearly 20 years at the administrative helm of New York City
          Opera,
          Daniel Rule came west to Colorado, where he brought calm leadership to
          the management ...
          <http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=23566>
        • Robert Campbell
          COMIC Fledermaus returns to keep opera guild afloat Ann Arbor News - Ann Arbor,MI,USA ... So it was for Ann Arbor s Comic Opera Guild, which, soon after its
          Message 4 of 30 , Apr 10, 2004
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            COMIC 'Fledermaus' returns to keep opera guild afloat
            Ann Arbor News - Ann Arbor,MI,USA
            ... So it was for Ann Arbor's Comic Opera Guild, which, soon after its
            1973 start, put every penny in its pocket toward floating a
            "Fledermaus"
            production. ...
            <http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/aanews/index.ssf?/base/features-0/1081592221121300.xml>

            SHAKESPEARE ' s soap opera
            Orlando Sentinel (subscription) - Orlando,FL,USA
            ... On the whole, you couldn't have a more beautiful setting or better
            company in Florida to perform this particular Shakespearean soap
            opera.
            <http://www.orlandocitybeat.com/citybeat/ocb-arts-antonyandcleopatra,0,7750980.story?coll=ocb-home-headlines>

            CITY Opera Stages an Alumni Night, With Time Out for 'Tosca'
            New York Times - USA
            ... The occasion was New York City Opera's 60th birthday, and the
            crowd
            that turned out for a reception before Thursday's performance of
            "Tosca"
            was testimony to ...
            <http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/10/arts/music/10TOSC.html?ex=1082260800&en=8270512bfdc2b252&ei=5062>

            'DREAMCOAT' is an Easter pleasure
            Redlands Daily Facts - Redlands,CA,USA
            ... co-producer at San Bernardino's California Theatre, has worked
            with
            some of California's top musical theaters including the city's Civic
            Light
            Opera, the San ...
            <http://u.redlandsdailyfacts.com/Stories/0,1413,217~24272~2073794,00.html>

            365GAY.COM
            365Gay.com - USA
            ... But, that doesn't mean it's the only game in town. Opera, unlike
            IE,
            isn't free. ... Much faster. Now, Opera has come up with something
            entirely
            new. ...
            <http://www.365gay.com/lifestylechannel/computing/041004computing.htm>
          • Robert Campbell
            BIG move for Chicago opera troupe philly.com (subscription) - Philadelphia,PA,USA CHICAGO - For 30 years, the Chicago Opera Theater showcased new voices at
            Message 5 of 30 , Apr 13, 2004
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              BIG move for Chicago opera troupe
              philly.com (subscription) - Philadelphia,PA,USA
              CHICAGO - For 30 years, the Chicago Opera Theater showcased new voices
              at venues removed from the city's downtown, where the Chicago Symphony
              and Lyric Opera ...
              <http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/entertainment/8410427.htm>

              OPERA House has Olsen, but Melbourne gets a bigger picture
              Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
              ... Does he know of any larger paintings in Australia? "No, the
              largest
              I know is the one in the Opera House by John Olsen, but that's only
              half
              the size of this.". ...
              <http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/04/12/1081621896847.html>

              SCOTTISH Opera Plans Massive Job Cuts to Stave Off Cash Crisis
              Andante - USA
              By Louise Jury. A third of the staff of the Scottish Opera, including
              the
              chorus, are facing the axe as the company battles to solve a mounting
              cash crisis. ...
              <http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=#577>

              WAR Memorial Opera House
              San Jose Mercury News - San Jose,CA,USA
              DETAILS: 8 pm Tuesday, 7:30 pm Wednesday, 8 pm Thursday and Friday; 2
              and
              8 pm Saturday; 2 pm Sunday; War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
              Ave.,
              San Francisco ...
              <http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/events/8404575.htm>

              LYON Opera Ballet, Gloriously Surreal
              Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA
              ... meets freak show stands Philippe Decoufle's "Tricodex," and in its
              Friday performance at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, Lyon
              Opera
              Ballet fulfilled ...
              <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4454-2004Apr11.html>

              CUT-PRICE opera fails
              Telegraph.co.uk - London,England,UK
              The Royal Opera House was criticised by a think tank yesterday for
              claiming
              its £10-a-seat ticket will make it more accessible to ordinary people.
              ...
              <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml==/news/2004/04/12/nroh12.xml&sSheet==/news/2004/04/12/ixhome.html>

              CUT-PRICE opera 'failing'
              Ananova - England,UK
              Cheap opera tickets intended to attract the poor are failing to
              broaden
              its appeal, says a Blairite think-tank said. Instead, subsidised ...
              <http://www.ananova.com/entertainment/story/sm_919711.html>

              THE iron maiden of opera
              Toronto Star - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
              Opera seems to be everywhere in Toronto these days and not just in the
              likely places. There's grand Canadian Opera Company stuff at the
              Hummingbird
              right now. ...
              <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename==thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c==Article&cid=81721408585&call_pageid=–8867495754&col=–9483191630>

              COMEDIC PRODUCTION IS OPERA SAN JOSE'S LAST BEFORE BIG MOVE
              San Jose Mercury News - San Jose,CA,USA
              Taking opera-stage zaniness up an octave, Opera San José began bidding
              the Montgomery Theater a fun farewell Saturday with a hilarious
              rendition
              of ``Die ...
              <http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/performing_arts/8410215.htm>

              OPERA delves into sculptor's ruin
              Oregonian - Portland,OR,USA
              Art and sanity. Theresa Koon's new opera, "Promise," tries to capture
              the
              "joy of being" in Camille Claudel's sculpture. But the ...
              <http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1081598631320860.xml>
            • editor
              CZECHS Olympic hockey triumph in Nagano inspires opera Utusan Malaysia Online - Malaysia PRAGUE April 11 - The loud rough and tumble of ice hockey is a far
              Message 6 of 30 , Apr 13, 2004
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                CZECHS' Olympic hockey triumph in Nagano inspires opera
                Utusan Malaysia Online - Malaysia
                PRAGUE April 11 - The loud rough and tumble of ice hockey is a far cry
                from the cultural refinements of opera. But Prague's prestigious ...
                <http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/content.asp?y=2004&dt=0412&pub=Utusan_Express&sec=Entertainment&pg=en_05.htm>

                CHICAGO'S 'Other' Opera Meets Its Future
                Reuters - United States
                CHICAGO (Reuters) - For 30 years, the Chicago Opera Theater showcased
                new
                voices at venues removed from the city's downtown, where the Chicago
                Symphony
                and ...
                <http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=ourWorldNews&storyID=4798084>

                CRITICS sing the praises of Keith Lockhart, the Opera Guy
                Salt Lake Tribune - Salt Lake City,UT,USA
                ... Now, Lockhart can add Opera Guy to his resume, thanks to
                enthusiastic
                reviews for his conducting of Puccini's "Tosca" with Boston Lyric
                Opera.
                ...
                <http://www.sltrib.com/2004/Apr/04112004/arts/155980.asp>

                THREE guest soloists help bring opera to Midland
                The Saginaw News - Saginaw,MI,USA
                Opera graces the Midland Center for the Arts stage on Saturday when
                three
                guest soloists, the Midland Symphony Orchestra and the Midland Music
                Society's
                ...
                <http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/sanews/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/1081678833156670.xml>

                SOUTH African opera diva dies of cancer
                SABC News - Auckland Park,South Africa
                ... She was one of three South African born opera singers who had sung
                lead roles at the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New
                York,
                La Scala in Milan ...
                <http://www.sabcnews.com/entertainment/music/0,2172,77665,00.html>

                FINAL curtain looms for Scottish Opera staff
                Scotland on Sunday - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
                SCOTTISH Opera is considering axing a third of its staff in a
                desperate
                bid to avert financial meltdown, it was claimed last night. ...
                <http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=410222004>

                PHANTOM of the Opera
                Indian Express - New Delhi,India
                Seven years on, he is still fashion's biggest enigma. Namrata Sharma
                Zakaria peeks into the private life of Rajesh Pratap Singh. ...
                <http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=44525>

                FLOOD OF SUDS: Soap-opera storytelling lives on in prime time
                Winston Salem Journal - Winston-Salem,NC,USA
                The nighttime soap opera is inextricably bound up with the 1980s, the
                decade
                that saw Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan trying to drive
                poor Krystle ...
                <http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_RelishArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031774787654&path=!news!entertainment!television&s=1037645508994>

                MUSIC becomes 'Electra'
                Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription) - Philadelphia,PA,USA
                By David Patrick Stearns. NEW YORK - Tragedy-steeped grand opera
                always
                kills off the characters you most love, albeit in beautiful
                deaths. ...
                <http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/entertainment/8394022.htm>

                ROSSINI, Hold the Pasta Sauce
                New York Times - USA
                ... funny. Small wonder, then, that his opera "Ermione" isn't
                performed
                more often, since it is neither particularly Italian nor funny. ...
                <http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/11/arts/music/11MIDG.html?ex=1082260800&en=f49d653cf2ed0f4f&ei=5062>
              • Robert Campbell
                OPERA conductor Quadri dies at 93 in Milan Times Picayune - New Orleans,LA,USA MILAN, Italy (AP) -- Italian conductor Argeo Quadri, who led performances in
                Message 7 of 30 , Apr 15, 2004
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                  OPERA conductor Quadri dies at 93 in Milan
                  Times Picayune - New Orleans,LA,USA
                  MILAN, Italy (AP) -- Italian conductor Argeo Quadri, who led
                  performances
                  in some of the greatest of the world's opera houses, died Wednesday in
                  Milan, his ...
                  <http://www.nola.com/newsflash/entertainment/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?a0681_BC_Obit-Quadri&&news&newsflash-entertainment>


                  CHEAP opera tickets 'fail poor'
                  BBC News - London,England,UK
                  A plan to offer cut-price tickets to the opera will fail to attract
                  the
                  less affluent, according to a political think-tank. The ...
                  <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/3623255.stm>

                  TEXAS opera lawsuit settled out of court
                  Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle,WA,USA
                  AMARILLO, Texas -- A lawsuit alleging a donor's $5 million gift to the
                  Metropolitan Opera should have gone to a Texas charitable foundation
                  has
                  been settled ...
                  <http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/artandlife/apother_story.asp?category=1404&slug=Texas%20Opera>

                  OPERA with a touch of spice
                  Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem,Israel
                  It's difficult to imagine what opera and Mizrachi music have in
                  common.
                  Nevertheless, veteran musical director/arranger Eldad Shrem ...
                  <http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1081913147521>

                  AINA - Days Of Rising Doom - The Metal Opera
                  HeavyMetalMusic.biz - United States
                  ... Why, then, did it take him so long to have a go at a rock opera,
                  or
                  even better: a metal opera with Aina - Days Of Rising Doom? Nobody
                  asked
                  me! ...
                  <http://heavymetalmusic.biz/modules.php?
                  name=News&file=article&sid=384>

                  CHINA to work for inclusion of Tibetan opera on world heritage ...
                  Xinhua - China
                  LHASA, April 14 (Xinhuanet) -- The government of China's Tibet
                  Autonomous
                  Region will file an application for the inclusion of Tibetan opera on
                  the list of the ...
                  <http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/14/content_1419657.htm>

                  DANCING In The Streets @ Opera House
                  Manchester Evening News - Manchester,England,UK
                  THEY danced in the aisles and on the seats - and set the Opera House
                  rocking
                  on its foundations as Dancing In The Streets came to town. ...
                  <http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/entertainment/music/livereviews/sto
                  ries/Detail_LinkStory=87152.html>

                  SCOTTISH Opera chief tells staff jobs will be cut
                  The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
                  THE chief executive of Scottish Opera has admitted for the first time
                  that
                  the company will be forced to cut jobs because of its funding
                  problems.
                  ...
                  <http://www.theherald.co.uk/13931.shtml>

                  POLITICAL show or soap opera
                  eTaiwan News - Taipei,Taiwan
                  ... However, in Taiwan, after the presidential election, all we have
                  been
                  able to witness on television is a low-end and tasteless soap opera.
                  ...
                  <http://www.etaiwannews.com/Editorial/2004/04/14/1081908655.htm>

                  GIVING to Minnesota Opera hits high note
                  Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) - Minneapolis,MN,USA
                  The Minnesota Opera has received the largest foundation grant in its
                  41-year
                  history, a three-year challenge gift of $650,000 from the Bush
                  Foundation.
                  ...
                  <http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/4720737.html>
                • Robert Campbell
                  SETTLEMENT reached in opera dispute Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription) - Fort Worth,TX,USA AMARILLO, Texas - A lawsuit alleging a late donor s $5 million
                  Message 8 of 30 , Apr 15, 2004
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                    SETTLEMENT reached in opera dispute
                    Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription) - Fort Worth,TX,USA
                    AMARILLO, Texas - A lawsuit alleging a late donor's $5 million gift to
                    the Metropolitan Opera of New York should have instead gone to a West
                    Texas charitable ...
                    <http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/news/state/8421743.htm>

                    THINKTANK pours cold water on cut-price opera tickets
                    Guardian - UK
                    A plan to offer opera tickets for £10 will do little to widen its
                    appeal,
                    the leading Blairite thinktank, the Institute for Public Policy
                    Research,
                    said ...
                    <http://politics.guardian.co.uk/thinktanks/story/0,10538,1190640,00.html>

                    NEW York City Opera Season to Include Cinderella and Candide
                    Playbill.com - New York,NY,USA
                    In a season that includes such standard opera fare as La Bohème, La
                    Traviata,
                    The Marriage of Figaro and Madama Butterfly, the 2004-2005 New York
                    City
                    Opera ...
                    <http://www.playbill.com/news/article/85522.html>

                    WILLY Wonka and the Opera Factory: UK Companies Pass Up a ...
                    Andante - USA
                    ... However, the arcane world of UK opera, largely reliant on public
                    subsidy
                    and government hand-outs, takes a different view. For, despite ...
                    <http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=#580>

                    PAGEANTS come to Opera House
                    Cheboygan Tribune - Cheboygan,MI,USA
                    ... from throughout the northern half of the Lower Peninsula and the
                    two
                    eastern-most Upper Peninsula counties will take place at 7 pm Saturday
                    at the Opera House. ...
                    <http://www.cheboygannews.com/articles/2004/04/13/news/news3.txt>

                    3 1/2-hour length can't sink Britten opera
                    Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis,IN,USA
                    At a time of year that traditionally includes Easter and Passover, it
                    seems
                    fitting that Indiana University Opera Theater would stage a tragedy
                    built
                    on themes ...
                    <http://www.indystar.com/articles/5/137646-5295-063.html>

                    ROSSINI gem finally has its day
                    Newark Star Ledger - Newark,NJ,USA
                    ... YORK -- For many, the name Gioacchino Rossini may instantly
                    conjure
                    "The Barber of Seville," the composer's most famous work and a
                    masterpiece
                    of comic opera. ...
                    <http://www.nj.com/entertainment/ledger/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-1/1081839287108210.xml>

                    WILSON replacing Dugger in title role of `Turandot'
                    Houston Chronicle - Houston,TX,USA
                    By CHARLES WARD. The Houston Grand Opera has a new soprano for the
                    title
                    role in its upcoming production of Puccini's Turandot. American ...
                    <http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/features/2501348>
                  • Robert Campbell
                    PINK S rock opera, Kanye s Jesus blin Rolling Stone - USA Having graduated from dance diva to Rancid-lovin rock chick, the artist formerly known as Alecia
                    Message 9 of 30 , Apr 17, 2004
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                      PINK'S rock opera, Kanye's Jesus blin
                      Rolling Stone - USA
                      Having graduated from dance diva to Rancid-lovin' rock chick, the
                      artist
                      formerly known as Alecia Moore has her heart set on penning the next
                      great
                      rock opera. ...
                      <http://www.rollingstone.com/news/newsarticle.asp?nid=19620>

                      OPERA Releases New Beta Of Windows Browser
                      TechWeb - USA
                      ... Opera also claimed that this newest edition starts up and exits
                      faster
                      than before -- this browser has been long famous for its speed -- and
                      common chores such ...
                      <http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB20040416S0006>

                      10AM: Loot goes to the Opera
                      Media Week - UK
                      Free classified paper, Loot, has joined forces with mobile services
                      provider
                      Opera Telecom, to provide a range of mobile services and content to
                      customers
                      via ...
                      <http://www.mediaweek.co.uk/Default.aspx?Action=-617781463&ID=2a62288b-cf7d-4c6b-9f54-cfbf3217da58&Category=0d1fcbaf-ed23-4ea7-b014-08c3557aecca>

                      UNC celebrates 50 years of opera
                      Greeley Tribune - Greeley,CO,USA
                      If the rumor is true, and her mother swears it is, Elena Batman could
                      sing
                      before she could talk. Batman is an opera singer who has performed
                      around
                      the world. ...
                      <http://www.greeleytrib.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040416/ENTERTAIN/104160041>

                      ART center's menu offers fun, culture with Opera a la Carte
                      Glenwood Springs Post Independent - Glenwood Springs,CO,USA
                      ... The Central City Opera will perform this weekend a light-hearted
                      show
                      it calls Opera a la Carte. "This is fun," said Rita Sommers ...
                      <http://www.postindependent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040416/AE/40415001>

                      PAUL K's menu in tune with Symphony, Opera
                      San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA
                      ... teas. Being so close to the symphony hall and Opera House, Paul K
                      is
                      geared to pacing the meal for pre-performance dinners. However ...
                      <http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/04/16/DDGUQ656BI1.DTL&type=food>

                      WORLD News > Tibetan opera to tour Britain
                      New Kerala - Ernakulam,Kerala,India
                      A Tibetan touring opera is coming to Britain in May as part of a round
                      of national performances. The opera, called "Sugkyi Nyima ...
                      <http://www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=12071>

                      SYMPHONY, opera to crack down on latecomers
                      Charlotte Observer (subscription) - Charlotte,NC,USA
                      Remember the crossfire a few weeks ago about people who straggle in
                      late
                      for opera performances or concerts? Opera Carolina and the Charlotte
                      Symphony
                      sure do. ...
                      <http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/entertainment/8444216.htm>

                      FIVE to compete in Palmetto Opera finals
                      The State - Columbia,SC,USA
                      The fledging Palmetto Opera is back in action this weekend with the
                      one-act
                      opera "The Impresario" and the finals of its vocal competition. ...
                      <http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/entertainment/8430966.htm>
                    • Robert Campbell
                      TAKING opera to the cheap seats BBC News - London,England,UK The UK s newest opera company, Savoy Opera, aims to take the art form to a new audience,
                      Message 10 of 30 , Apr 17, 2004
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                        TAKING opera to the cheap seats
                        BBC News - London,England,UK
                        The UK's newest opera company, Savoy Opera, aims to take the art form
                        to
                        a new audience, attracting "opera virgins" with the lure of cheap
                        tickets
                        - some as ...
                        <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/3628401.stm>

                        OPERA Australia faces the music south of the border
                        Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
                        The national opera flagship has a battle on its hands in Melbourne,
                        writes
                        Robin Usher. It is the classic Mexican stand-off, two ...
                        <http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/04/15/1081998286630.html>

                        THE opera comes to Waukee
                        Dallas County News - Dallas,IA,USA
                        By Matt Tomkins. Eason Elementary students had a chance to experience
                        the
                        opera when Opera Iowa visited the school April 9. The event ...
                        <http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=326300&BRD= 36&PAG=F1&dept_id=#7073&rfi==6>

                        OPERA Conductor Argeo Quadri Has Died in Milan at 93
                        Andante - USA
                        MILAN, Italy (AP) — Italian conductor Argeo Quadri, who led
                        performances
                        in some of the greatest opera houses in the world, died Wednesday in
                        his
                        hometown of ...
                        <http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=#597>

                        MEET La bawdy Hélène in an all out opera romp
                        ic Huddersfield.co.uk - Huddersfield,England,UK
                        ... In its previous visits here Opera della Luna has scored big hits
                        with
                        its Gilbert and Sullivan romps, and last night was again rewarded with
                        a virtually full ...
                        <http://ichuddersfield.icnetwork.co.uk/0300whatson/0090news/tm_objectid=150561&method==full&siteid=P060&headline==meet-la-bawdy-h-l-ne-in-an-all-out-opera-romp-name_page.html>

                        SYBIL Harrington Estate's Lawsuit Against Metropolitan Opera ...
                        Andante - USA
                        AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A lawsuit alleging a donor's $5 million gift to
                        the Metropolitan Opera should have gone to a Texas charitable
                        foundation
                        has been ...
                        <http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=#596>

                        APOLLO Chorus of Chicago Presents 'An Opera Extravaganza' April ...
                        Yahoo News (press release) - USA
                        CHICAGO, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The 140-voice Apollo Chorus of
                        Chicago
                        will present "An Opera Extravaganza" on April 24, at 2:00 pm, at
                        Orchestra
                        Hall in ...
                        <http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040414/cgw074_1.html>



                        OPERA - Peter Conrad on a revolutionary epic's drab contemporary ...
                        New Statesman - London,England,UK
                        ... Shakespeare's Macbeth kills for a kingdom, but the heroine of
                        Shostakovich's
                        opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - a tragedy queen becalmed in the muddy
                        steppes, the ...
                        <http://www.newstatesman.com/site.php3?newTemplate==NSArticle_Arts&newDisplayURN= 0404190035>

                        MAINE Grand Opera Company Announces 2004 Season
                        VillageSoup - Camden,ME,United States
                        (April 15): Maine Grand Opera 2004 season presents a series of
                        exciting
                        musical events to satisfy everyone's taste in music--from Summer
                        Tuesday
                        Musicales to a ...
                        <http://rockland.villagesoup.com/orgnews/Orgnews.cfm?StoryID=569>
                      • Robert Campbell
                        OPERA benefits bilingual preschool Parents plan to sing La ... Contra Costa Times - Contra Costa County,CA,USA PINOLE - A small-town stage will be the setting
                        Message 11 of 30 , Apr 20, 2004
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                          OPERA benefits bilingual preschool Parents plan to sing 'La ...
                          Contra Costa Times - Contra Costa County,CA,USA
                          PINOLE - A small-town stage will be the setting for some world-class
                          opera
                          and a bit of Broadway next week when Hercules lovebirds Sara Dieli and
                          Jorge Orlando ...
                          <http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/8465827.htm>

                          PINK Pens Rock Opera
                          The Star - Malaysia
                          Pink, a closet classical music fan, has announced that she is writing
                          her
                          own rock opera. "I trained classically. I would do rock opera for
                          sure.
                          ...
                          <http://www.star-ecentral.com/music/sleeve/notes.asp?file=archives/sleeve/2004/4/19/19PinkPensRo&date=4/19/2004>

                          OPERA House to see revamp
                          Otago Daily Times - Dunedin,New Zealand
                          By Jeff Smith. The Waitaki District Council plans to spend more than
                          $1
                          million restoring the Opera House in Thames St. It has set ...
                          <http://www.odt.co.nz/cgi-bin/getitem?date=17Apr2004&object=IGF33E8680NF&type=html>

                          TWO Los Alamos sopranos star in 'Falstaff' opera in Albuquerque
                          Los Alamos Monitor - Los Alamos,NM,USA
                          Not many communities as small as Los Alamos have bragging rights to
                          two
                          sopranos currently active in the highly competitive world of Grand
                          Opera
                          in America. ...
                          <http://www.lamonitor.com/articles/2004/04/19/features/features03.txt>

                          OPERA'S renaissance man
                          ABS CBN News - Quezon City,Philippines
                          In the world of opera, as with any other musical genre, there are
                          those
                          regarded as legendary because of the talent they possess and what they
                          have achieved ...
                          <http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=Celebrity&oid=49327>

                          SCOTTISH Opera Suspends All Planning Following Warning Not to ...
                          Andante - USA
                          At this rate, the fat lady won't be singing: Scottish Opera has put
                          planning
                          for its coming season on hold after it was told not to enter into any
                          binding ...
                          <http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=23606>

                          OPERA legend had
                          Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Honolulu,HI,USA
                          ... A talk with the singer could start on the East Coast -- and a
                          stint
                          in the Young Stars Grand Opera Company -- and finish off in Milan with
                          the world-famous La ...
                          <http://starbulletin.com/2004/04/19/news/story10.html>

                          COUPLE well-suited in roles as opera singers, teachers
                          Bloomington Pantagraph - Bloomington,IL,USA
                          By Nancy Steele Brokaw. First, opera is big. ... The Kochs scour the
                          trade
                          magazines "Opera News" and "Classical Singer" looking for promising
                          auditions.
                          ...
                          <http://www.pantagraph.com/stories/041904/bus_20040419001.shtml>

                          ' Unsinkable Molly Brown ' is at Opera House
                          Cheboygan Tribune - Cheboygan,MI,USA
                          ... at 8 pm Thursday at the Opera House. ... Tickets for "The
                          Unsinkable
                          Molly Brown" are on sale for $21 at the Opera House, or $18 for season
                          subscribers. ...
                          <http://www.cheboygannews.com/articles/2004/04/19/news/news3.txt>

                          SD Opera's 'Katya' deserves bigger audience to appreciate fine ...
                          San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego,CA,USA
                          ... Yet this domestic tragedy makes for taut, compelling opera in the
                          form
                          of Janacek's "Katya Kabanova," which opened a four-performance
                          engagement
                          Saturday at ...
                          <http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20040419-9999-1c19katya.html>
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