Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Quotidian Dope; Vol. 1, Issue 4

Cologne Opera bring the first ever staged opera to Sulaymaniyah, the northern Kurdistan region of Iraq. The opera? Die Entführung aus dem Serail. [Monstersandcritics]

The Diva goes Down Under: Cecilia Bartoli, seller of over 10 million CDs, will give her first performances  when she travels to Australia for concerts on March 13 and 15. [Sydney Morning Herald]

New York religious leaders, and millionaire Russell Simmons, were led in singing the U.S.  national anthem by 17-year-old opera student at Muslim rally. [The American Muslim]

Tenor Stephen Costello has memory lapse during legendary recital in Kansas City, while audience notices other struggles. [Kansas City Star]

Rhode Island theater that Tito Schipa helped re-inaugurate in 1962 faces closing doors due to the economy. [Providence Journal]

13-year old overcomes stutter to sing in the Dallas Opera production of Boris Godunov alongside Mikhail Kazakov and Elena Bocharova in April. [SMU Daily Campus]

High school students in the Syosset district of Long Island gets funding of $25,990 per student and some one-on-one vocal training from coaches at the Metropolitan Opera. [Syracuse Post Standard]

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