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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Opera Australia sacks leading soprano Tamar Iveri over anti-gay comments

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Soprano sacked over anti-gay rant Leading soprano Tamar Iveri yesterday had her contract torn up by Opera Australia for "unconscionable" anti-gay ... culminating as Iveri was due to perform the role of Desdemona in Verdi's Otello from July 5 at the Sydney Opera House. Many people threatened to boycott the company or cancel subscriptions. ...

  2. News - World - ARTS

    New York's Met sounds warning on the future viability of grand opera

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:56am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in New York One of the world's leading opera venues, facing rising costs, a battle with unions and an ageing audience, could go bankrupt within three years New York Met running out of notes Grand opera is dying along with its increasingly ancient audiences, according to Peter Gelb, general manager of one of the grandest operas in the world, the Metropolitan ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sydney's Opera House shows how Hong Kong can hit the high notes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by George Chen

    ... Opera House shows how HK can hit the high notes Last week I was in Sydney. Even on a business trip it is hard to miss the two scenic landmarks in the city: the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. They both play significant roles in the city and are more than just special examples of its contemporary architectural history. How the Opera House was built may sound similar to what our ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Opera House Restaurant & Bistrot offers a rich risotto in a lively setting

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:24pm by Susan Jung

    ... Text: Susan Jung Opera House Restaurant & Bistrot 109-111Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai Tel: 2520 6677 Open: noon-2.30pm (last order), 6pm-10.30pm (last order)   Cuisine: Italian Price: about HK$450 without drinks or the service charge. Ambience: noisy and cheerful. We were seated in an alcove, but we could still hear the diners in the main dining area. Recommended dishes: ...

  5. News - World - ITALY

    La Scala opera house axes newly hired director over ‘conflict of interest’

    Posted May 16th 2014, 10:55pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Milan Newly hired opera house director's first season also his last as he's axed over 'conflict of interest' La Scala chief on way out before he's in The board of La Scala has voted to oust its incoming general director at the end of his first season in the latest behind-the-scenes melodrama to shake the fabled opera house. Salzburg ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Eternally popular opera Faust's secret- striking a balance of moods

    Posted May 04th 2014, 01:55pm by Sam Olluver

    ... Sam Olluver Faust's immortal trick- to strike a balance of moods Charles Gounod's five-act opera Faust has defied gravity for so long that if you don't already know the work, it's well worth the outlay to find out why. Courtesy of Le French May, the opportunity to do so is just around the corner: Opera Hong Kong (OHK) is presenting the work ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Technology brings Met opera to the world

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by AFP

    ... Mariano Andrade From the Met to the world: an opera in real time In a cramped backstage area at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch adjusts her ... in the 3,800-seat Met. It's a special Saturday afternoon at New York's storied opera house, the focal point of Lincoln Centre. In the US and around the world, hundreds of thousands of fans ...

  8. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    A night at the opera

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:58pm by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen A night at the opera EVENT First Initiative Foundation Cantonese Opera Fund-raising Dinner WHERE China Tang restaurant, Central   Happenings: First Initiative Foundation (FIF) hosted a gala dinner with some of the brightest Cantonese opera stars from Hong Kong, including Connie Chan, Mandy Mui, Yam Ping-yee and Franco Yuen. The charity's founder, Michelle Ong, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong ready to take Cantonese opera to next stage

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Cantonese opera ready for next stage Hong Kong has all it takes to bring Cantonese opera to the next level, says the inaugural chief of the world's first and only Chinese Opera school. Chinese opera has an uninterrupted heritage in the city and government support, giving Hong Kong an edge over the mainland where the art form suffered ...

  10. Polish opera hits one high note out of three

    Posted May 16th 2004, 12:00am by Dino Mahoney

    ... Dino Mahoney The largest of the countries to have recently been admitted to the European Union, Poland celebrated with a debut appearance in Britain of the Polish National Opera (PNO), featuring three masterpieces: The Haunted Manor, King Roger and Ubu Rex. This was a great chance for the PNO to showcase its achievements, but the three operas, all performed at London's ...




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