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  • Robert Campbell
    OPERA enthusiasts celebrate upcoming Madame Butterfly East Texas Review - Longview,TX,USA by Charlotte Stewart/Tyler ETR. An exceptionally touted butterfly
    Message 1 of 30 , Apr 8, 2004
      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 2 of 30 , Apr 10, 2004
        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 3 of 30 , Apr 10, 2004
          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 4 of 30 , Apr 13, 2004
            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 5 of 30 , Apr 13, 2004
              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 6 of 30 , Apr 15, 2004
                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 7 of 30 , Apr 15, 2004
                  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 8 of 30 , Apr 17, 2004
                    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 9 of 30 , Apr 17, 2004
                      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 10 of 30 , Apr 20, 2004
                        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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