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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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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