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Mysterious subway opera singer identified
The LAPD filmed a woman singing opera at a subway platform. The video went viral and now the woman has been identified as Emily Zamourka.
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2019-10-01 14:45:24




Opera's stricter privacy controls could also speed up your web browsing
Opera doesn't want to miss the browser privacy bandwagon, and it's taking an unusual angle to sell it: it's promising a speed boost. The newly released Opera 64 includes a tracker blocker that prevents sites from tracking you across the web (usually for ads o…
The blocker depends on the EasyPrivacy Tracking Protection List, which covers a host of known tracker scripts. It's not automatically determining which trackers are the offensive ones. There are some functional upgrades beyond this, we'd add. An upgraded Sna… [+361 chars]
Jon Fingas
2019-10-08 08:00:00




Review: In ‘Manon,’ a Soprano Charms Her Way to the Top
Lisette Oropesa’s performance in Massenet’s opera at the Met is alone worth the price of admission.
Ms. Oropesa slips into the title role as if it were custom couture. In her first aria, Je suis encore tout étourdie, sung with enunciation so clear it could be transcribed, she has an innocent lightness that gives way to intoxicating joy as it becomes apparen… [+721 chars]
Joshua Barone
2019-09-25 22:59:08




Plácido Domingo Leaves Los Angeles Opera Amid Sex Harassment Inquiry
The opera star, who has been the company’s general director since 2003, resigned, saying the allegations had “compromised” his ability to continue.
While I will continue to work to clear my name, he added, I have decided that it is in the best interests of L.A. Opera for me to resign as its general director and withdraw from my future scheduled performances at this time. The accusations against Mr. Domi… [+1371 chars]
Michael Cooper
2019-10-02 18:20:17




Yannick Nézet-Séguin Leads a Revelatory ‘Turandot’
Mr. Nézet-Séguin’s first performance of the Metropolitan Opera this season offers a glimpse into the company’s artistic future.
Mr. Nézet-Séguin tried, it seemed, to reveal not just musical but psychological complexities in the music. His approach allowed the cast to dig deeper as well and search for subtleties. Mr. Eyvazov has slimmed down noticeably on Instagram you can see videos … [+1414 chars]
Anthony Tommasini
2019-10-04 18:42:09




Plácido Domingo cuts ties with Met Opera amid sexual misconduct claims
The show will not go on at The Metropolitan Opera for Plácido Domingo.
(CNN)The show will not go on at The Metropolitan Opera for Plácido Domingo. The opera star will not be performing his role as Macbeth in the Met's production of the Giuseppe Verdi classic and will not perform any production at the venue again, bringing to an… [+2540 chars]
Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
2019-09-25 01:20:51




Plácido Domingo Leaves Met Opera Amid Harassment Inquiry
The star singer, accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, dropped out of Verdi’s “Macbeth” the day before opening and indicated he would not return to the Met.
I made my debut at the Metropolitan Opera at the age of 27 and have sung at this magnificent theater for 51 consecutive, glorious years, Mr. Domingo said in a statement. While I strongly dispute recent allegations made about me, and I am concerned about a cli… [+2033 chars]
Michael Cooper
2019-09-24 21:13:08




Plácido Domingo Leaves Met Opera Amid Sexual Harassment Inquiry
The star singer, accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, dropped out of Verdi’s “Macbeth” and indicated he would not return to the Met.
For decades, Mr. Domingo has been one of the Mets most valuable stars. It was a unique partnership between singer and company: Mr. Domingo starred in more opening-night performances than anyone else 21, beatingEnrico Carusos record of 17. He sang on its stage… [+2494 chars]
Michael Cooper
2019-09-24 23:03:10




An 18th-Century Opera, Supercharged for Our Time
The Paris Opera’s new production of “Les Indes Galantes” has freshness and energy that elude its “La Traviata.”
For Mr. Cogitore and Ms. Dembélé, that something has been clearing out the piece, rendering the stage spare and lucid, and permeating it with street and club dance not just krump but also flex, vogue, break, electro and more to empower the works others to rep… [+1381 chars]
Zachary Woolfe
2019-10-14 15:44:47




Marcello Giordani, Tenor Who ‘Sang Like a God,’ Dies at 56
A former bank employee, the Italian singer appeared more than 240 times with the Metropolitan Opera, in 27 roles.
In 2008, he was the tenor soloist in a Met performance of Verdis Requiem dedicated to the memory of Luciano Pavarotti, and, in December 2010, he starred in Puccinis La Fanciulla del West on the 100th anniversary of the works world premiere at the Met, in a ro… [+1106 chars]
Zachary Woolfe
2019-10-06 21:51:34




Jessye Norman, Grammy-winning star of opera, dies at 74
Norman was one of the rare black singers to reach fame in the opera world.
Image copyrightReutersImage caption Norman was one of the rare black singers to reach fame in the opera world US opera singer Jessye Norman, one of the most renowned sopranos of the 20th Century, has died at the age of 74. A native of August, Georgia, Nor… [+1732 chars]
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2019-10-01 00:15:21




Neighbours creator Reg Watson dies aged 93
Former stars of the popular soap opera pay tribute to "a legend" and a "pioneer of drama".
Image copyrightNeighbours/FacebookImage caption Reg Watson created the popular Australian television show in the 1980s The creator of the popular Australian television show Neighbours, Reg Watson, has died aged 93. The show announced his death on Friday … [+1929 chars]
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2019-10-12 14:05:40




The gloriously surreal space epic Ad Astra is half a great movie
James Gray’s lush new space opera Ad Astra is essentially two parallel films: a visually inventive science fiction odyssey, and a tepid father/son drama. Directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and Ruth Negga, the fi…
And the other half is a turgid, generic father / son drama Photo: Francois Duhamel / Twentieth Century Fox Director James Grays lush new space opera Ad Astra is essentially two parallel films. One is a visually inventive science fiction odyssey that imagine… [+7268 chars]
Caroline Siede
2019-09-17 17:44:46




A Migrant’s Tragic Journey to Europe. It’s Not on the News, It’s Opera.
A new work by Ludovico Einaudi, to words by Colm Toibin, is being staged on Sicily, the destination for many refugees crossing the Mediterranean.
The opera also fit into the Teatro Massimos vision of what an opera theater can be today. Its a theater that accepts the responsibility of interpreting the urgencies of the community, and in so doing helps the community to grow, Mr. Giambrone said during an i… [+1393 chars]
Elisabetta Povoledo
2019-10-03 05:08:14




Homeless subway singer performs after going viral
Homeless opera singer Emily Zamourka performs at the Historic Little Italy celebration in Los Angeles after a video of her singing in the subway went viral.
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2019-10-07 15:39:58




Homeless singer who went viral speaks out in emotional interview
The LAPD filmed a woman singing opera at a subway platform. The video went viral and now the woman has been identified as Emily Zamourka. Watch "Full Circle" every weeknight at 5pm E.T.
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2019-10-03 23:53:12




Subway singer meets cop from viral video
Touching video shows Emily Zamourka, a homeless woman who was filmed by a LAPD officer singing opera in a subway station, reuniting with the officer behind the viral video. She has been offered a record deal following the video's popularity.
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2019-10-03 14:12:13




The Met Will Stage Its First Opera by a Black Composer
The company is making plans to bring Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” to New York.
I wish my father was alive, Mr. Blanchard said in a telephone interview. He was an avid opera fanatic. Fire Shut Up in My Bones is based on a memoir by Charles Blow, an Opinion columnist for The New York Times, with a libretto by the writer and director Kasi… [+1455 chars]
Michael Cooper
2019-09-20 19:12:51




Review: A Splendid ‘Porgy and Bess’ Opens the Met Opera Season
As the title characters, Eric Owens and Angel Blue give one of the finest performances of their careers.
The choreographer Camille A. Brown, in her Met debut, has devised movements for a small roster of dancers, and often for the choristers as well that are sometimes highly stylized, with stomping feet and flailing arms. She may push this concept too far in a pr… [+1111 chars]
Anthony Tommasini
2019-09-25 10:22:22




‘Porgy and Bess’ Can Offend. Now Try Translating It Into Spanish.
Minefields abound when translating outdated, sometimes derogatory dialect for the Metropolitan Opera’s seatback titles.
Instead, he used what can be an additional hurdle the use of formal versus informal address in German to his advantage. When a cop addresses one of the Catfish Row citizens, it shows that class difference even more clearly, Mr. Paul said. And so do the inform… [+1189 chars]
Eric Grode
2019-10-03 16:29:01
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