Classical music

FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2008, file photo, singer Marcello Giordani attends a reception in New York. Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. He was 56. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
October 05, 2019 - 8:32 pm
Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses, died Saturday. He was 56. Giordani had a heart attack following lunch at his home in Monte Tauro, a suburb of Augusta in Sicily, and could not be revived, his vocal coach, Bill...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2008, file photo, singer Marcello Giordani attends a reception in New York. Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. He was 56. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
October 05, 2019 - 8:04 pm
A tenor renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses has died. Marcello Giordani was 56. Giordani's vocal coach, Bill Schuman, told The Associated Press that he had a heart attack Saturday at his home in Sicily and could not be revived. In an era when...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2014, file photo, Spanish tenor Placido Domingo gives details about the opera competition Operalia at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Opera star Placido Domingo has resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera following multiple allegations of sexual harassment reported by The Associated Press. In a statement Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, Domingo said the allegations have "created an atmosphere in which my ability to serve this company that I so love has been compromised." He has served as general director since 2003. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 03, 2019 - 8:01 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Organizers of this weekend’s Batuta Prizes in Mexico say opera star Plácido Domingo will not attend, following multiple allegations from women who say the legendary Spanish tenor sexually harassed them over decades. Domingo was to be honored with other “great masters” of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019, file photo, Placido Domingo talks to fans at the "Festspielhaus" opera house after he performed "Luisa Miller" by Giuseppe Verdi in Salzburg, Austria. Domingo resigned Wednesday, Oct. 2, as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from future performances at the company following multiple allegations of sexual harassment reported by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
October 02, 2019 - 8:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo resigned Wednesday as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from all future performances, following multiple allegations from women who say the legendary tenor sexually harassed them there and at opera companies around the country...
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FILE - This July 4, 2010 file photo shows American opera singer Jessye Norman performing on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre, File)
September 30, 2019 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. A statement released to The Associated...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Balmain Ready To Wear Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Paris, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 27, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — Balmain defied the trends in designer Olivier Rousteing's rebellious ode to the 90s, serving up an infectious soundtrack of nostalgia that had Kris Jenner and Eva Longoria tapping their feet. And the debut of Issey Miyake's new designer tried literally to take flight with a multi-...
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FILE - This May 20, 2006 file photo shows Placido Domingo acknowledging applause after performing at the Metropolitan Opera Gala honoring general manager Joseph Volpe in New York. Domingo has agreed to withdraw from all future performances at the Metropolitan Opera following accusations of sexual harassment made by women in a pair of reports by The Associated Press. The 78-year-old classical music star had been scheduled to sing the title role in the season debut of Verdi's "Macbeth" on Wednesday night, which would have been his first performance in the United States since the reports. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
September 25, 2019 - 1:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera announced Tuesday that Plácido Domingo had agreed to withdraw from his slate of scheduled performances at the opera house following allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple women in two Associated Press stories. The opera legend indicated that he...
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FILE - This April 19, 2017 file photo shows Aretha Franklin performing at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall in New York. A previously unreleased Franklin recording of “O Tannebaum" will be released as part of the holiday album “Big Band Holidays II” from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 24, 2019 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is bringing the gift of a previously unreleased Aretha Franklin recording. "Big Band Holidays II" from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has a holiday album that will feature the late icon singing "O Tannebaum." Franklin performed the song as she...
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This undated image released by the Lyric Opera of Chicago shows Enrique Mazzola, who will succeed Andrew Davis as music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago after the 2020-21 season. Mazzola was artistic and music director of the Paris-based Orchestre National d'Ile-de-France from 2012-13 through last season. He made his Lyric Opera debut leading Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" in 2016-17 and returns as music director designate for Verdi's "Luisa Miller," which opens Oct. 12. ( Jean-Baptiste Millot/Lyric Opera of Chicago via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 2:49 pm
There will be two Italian music directors in Chicago. Enrique Mazzola will become the top conductor at the Lyric Opera of Chicago following the retirement of Andrew Davis at the end of the 2020-21 season. Mazzola joins Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since the 2010-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019 file photo, opera star Placido Domingo salutes spectators at the end of a concert in Szeged, Hungary. The union that represents opera performers has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will delve into them sufficiently themselves. The American Guild of Musical Artists said its investigation was prompted by two Associated Press stories in which multiple women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment or other inappropriate conduct. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)
September 08, 2019 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The union that represents opera performers and staff has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will delve into them sufficiently themselves. The American Guild of Musical...
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