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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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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