Opera

FILE - In this June 4, 1995 file photo, Harold Prince holds his Tony award for best director in a musical for "Show Boat," at Broadway's Minskoff Theater in New York. Prince, who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as “The Phantom of the Oepra,” "Cabaret," "Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, after a brief illness in Reykjavik, Iceland. He was 91. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 31, 2019 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died. Prince was 91. Prince's publicist Rick...
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July 24, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Alexander Neef has been hired to succeed Stephane Lissner as director of the Paris Opera starting with the 2021-22 season. The 45-year-old Neef, whose hiring was announced Wednesday, has been general director of the Canadian Opera Company since June 2008. He became artistic director of the Santa Fe...
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Director Woody Allen attends a press conference at La Scala opera house, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Woody Allen is directing Puccini's 'Gianni Schicchi' opera, which opens Saturday in Milan. The opera premiered in Los Angeles and it's making its debut at La Scala. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 02, 2019 - 10:58 am
MILAN (AP) — Woody Allen said Tuesday as he prepared for his directing debut at Milan's La Scala opera house that he has "always had a warm and affectionate following in Europe." Allen was greeted with applause at a news conference ahead of the weekend premiere at La Scala of Puccini's comic one-...
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Milan mayor and chairman of La Scala board, Giuseppe Sala, arrives for a board of Italy's famed La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. Milan's mayor announced last June 19 that the board of the famed La Scala opera house has agreed on a new general manager to succeed Austrian Alexander Pereira, whose money-making but sometimes troubled 5-year mandate expires in February. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 28, 2019 - 5:43 pm
MILAN (AP) — La Scala's board on Friday named the general manager of the Vienna State Opera, Frenchman Dominique Meyer, as its new general manger beginning next year. Mayor Giuseppe Sala said the outgoing general manager and artistic director, Alexander Pereira, would overlap with Meyer through...
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FILE - Franco Zeffirelli, seen in New York, in this Oct. 31, 1974 file photo. Italian film director Franzo Zeffirelli has died in Rome at the age of 96. Zefffirelli's son Luciano said his father died at home on Saturday at noon. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)
June 15, 2019 - 8:04 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly...
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Andre De Shields , left, and Reeve Carney, of the cast of "Hadestown" perform at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2019 - 11:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11:10 p.m. "Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, has reason to smile broadly: It's the best new musical Tony Award winner. Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's folk-opera intertwines the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice,...
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June 07, 2019 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera is scrapping its previously announced revival of Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust" next season and replacing it with concert performances. Robert Lepage's production debuted at the Met in 2008, based on a staging seen at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo Dennis D.T. Thomas, from left, George Brown, Robert Bell, and Ronald Bell, of the musical group Kool & The Gang, arrive at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019, that the group will receive the 2019 Marian Anderson Award this fall. The honor is named for the pioneering opera singer who was the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 05, 2019 - 1:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funk-soul band Kool & The Gang is being honored with an award named for pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson. Kool & The Gang, known for hits like "Get Down on It," ''Celebration" and "Ladies Night," has earned two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Awards. The...
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FILE- In this June 24, 2018 file photo, revelers carry a Rainbow Flag along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade in New York. June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement. From symposiums to movie screenings, walking tours to art exhibits, even an opera, a slew of institutions and organizations are filling June with events that commemorate that moment and its impact through the last five decades. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
June 01, 2019 - 9:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If it's Pride Month, there's gotta be a parade. And there will be, in New York City and places around the country and world. But this year, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement, there's also a lot more. From symposiums to...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Records show conductor James Levine’s company received $936,755 from the Metropolitan Opera in his 47th and final season, a tenure cut short when he was fired as music director emeritus after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 15, 2019 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Records show conductor James Levine's company received $936,755 from the Metropolitan Opera in his 47th and final season, a tenure cut short when he was fired as music director emeritus after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. The payments to Phramus...
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