Friday, April 1, 2011

Quotidian Dope; Vol. 1, Issue 7

Tenor Andrea Bocelli will grace Central Park in New York City with a free concert on September 15, 2011. He will be joined by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert. [PR Newswire]

"Beyond the Borders" is cycle of Werner Herzog films made between 1970 and 2005. The retrospective opened in Beirut at the Metropolis Cinema-Sofil. The German film director, producer, actor, writer and opera director, made his first film at age 10. [Daily Star]

What does the Ride of the Valkyries have in common with a train traveling at 225mph? Find out how 3D sound technique, used to shape the acoustics of the Copenhagen and Oslo opera houses, is helping the high-speed rail in England. [The Guardian]

A panel of expert gathers at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to determine whether the Metropolitan Opera's "Live in HD" is helping or hurting local opera companies. The panel includes Marc A. Scorca (OPERA America), Patricia Beggs (Cincinnati Opera), Robin Guarino (Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music) and others. [

After a successful run of Tosca in 2009, Mary Elizabeth Williams and Mark Rucker return to New Orleans Opera Association for Il Trovatore on April 1 and April 3. [NOLA]

You can rent the Amato Opera house for $22,500 a month, but it comes with graffiti. [The Real Deal]

Xiang Gao and Cathy Yang will honor Plácido Domingo for his 15-year tenure at the Washington National Opera on May 7 at the 2011 Opera Ball. [UDaily]

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