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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
    Message 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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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