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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Opera about cruise ship killing 'romanticises terrorism', protesters say

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Work dealing with murder of Jewish American on Achille Lauro cruise ship called 'anti-Semitic' Protesters say opera 'romanticises terrorism' Rudy Giuliani, a former New York mayor, led a rally outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest at the company's production of The Death of Klinghoffer, which some have called anti-Semitic ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    If I Only Had... Film Editor Yvonne Teh has the Peking Opera Blues

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:31pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... Yvonne Teh, Film Editor... one classic Hong Kong film to see this week, it'd be Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues, which gets better the more you watch it. Released in 1986, this genre-transcending movie revolves around three women whose friendship leads them to make extraordinary sacrifices for a common cause. It might be set in 1913, but many of its messages are still relevant ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai prime minister decries soap operas, and threatens to write his own

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 12:08am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Thai PM threatens to turn his hand to soap opera Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday criticised television soap operas for promoting violence and divisions ... of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, a telecoms tycoon who shook up politics by winning over poor voters with populist policies. Prayuth bemoaned hugely popular television soap operas which he said ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Royal Opera targets the very young with special shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:46pm by Reuters

    ... David Milliken Royal Opera set to entice young audience Britain's Royal Opera House, which launched its new season on Thursday, has opened its doors to children as young as two ... Squiggle and Rest- a performance aimed at those aged between two and five. The work is the first for this age group to be produced by the Royal Opera, in collaboration with London's Polka ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Beijing Bohème updates Giacomo Puccini's opera to modern times

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by DARREN WEE

    ... is unexpectedly reunited with his former flame, the dangerously enchanting dancer, Musetta. Just as in the original opera, the central theme revolves around love, lust, poverty and regret. Stage director ... says. "Puccini foreshadowed Hollywood and his music is so film-like. It tugs at the heart strings." While the music remains mostly intact, Zeman has updated the opera. All the roles ...

  6. News - World - CULTURE

    Peking Opera troupe honours icon of the form with US tour

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:01pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Peking Opera troupe honours icon with US tour With lavishly embroidered costumes, elaborate make-up and acrobatics, a troupe of nearly 90 Peking Opera performers ... the 120th anniversary of the birth of China's greatest opera star, Mei Lanfang, who introduced his art form to US audiences nearly 90 years ago. "This tour is special because ...

  7. News - Asia - MUSIC

    Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa beats cancer, plans opera

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japanese maestro beats cancer, plans opera Japan's Seiji Ozawa, one of the best-known conductors of his generation, said yesterday he had recovered from health problems including cancer and that his plans for the future included conducting an opera next year. Ozawa, 78, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in January 2010, underwent lower back surgery ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Hitting a new high

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell One might think that performing an opera in a foreign language would be a daunting challenge for student artists. But for those studying music and drama at the Hong Kong ... I arrived,' says Robert Aldwinkle, a British harpsichord soloist who has been invited to Hong Kong to be the conductor of the two operas. When asked if his cast understands exactly what ...




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