Operas

  1. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 11:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. ...

  2. Family: Soprano Joan Sutherland has died, age 83

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Soprano Joan Sutherland, whose purity of tone and brilliant vocal display made her one of the most celebrated opera singers of all time, has died at 83 after a four-decade career that won her praise as the successor to legend Maria Callas. Her fam ...

  3. Met Opera Adds 300 Theaters To Its HD Broadcasts

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The close-ups were so tight you could see a tear slowly trickling down the tenor's face - and that the soprano's fingernail polish didn't match the color on her toes, though she did nail the high C. It was a live performance of the ...

  4. Met Opera Sells Record $2.5 Million Of Tickets

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Metropolitan Opera was singing a happy song about the first day of individual box office sales for the upcoming season. The Met sold $2.5 million worth of tickets on Sunday at its box office, telephone call center and Web site, up from $2 mill ...

  5. OONY Cancels Remaining Performances This Season

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Opera Orchestra of New York has canceled its two remaining performances this season because of the recession. The company, which usually presents three or four concert performances each season at Carnegie Hall, scrapped plans to perform Wagner ...

  6. Leading Conductor Richard Hickox Dies

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Richard Hickox, one of the world's leading conductors, has died from a suspected heart attack, age 60. He died on Sunday, Nov. 23, after a recording session in Wales. He had been due to conduct the new English National Opera production of Ral ...

  7. Royal Opera House Strikes In't Big Screen Deal

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London's Royal Opera House (ROH) has signed a deal with U.K.-based digital-cinema distributor Arts Alliance Media (AAM) and Canada's DigiScreen Corp to offer live and pre-recorded opera in cinemas across Europe for the first time. AAM wi ...

  8. South Korea's Sumi Jo Signs With UMG

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT South Korean coloratura soprano Sumi Jo has signed an exclusive recording contract with Universal Music Group. The deal is for five new albums, with the first scheduled for release in mid-2008 on Deutsche Grammophon. Originally signed to Universal ...

  9. Italian Job For Scottish Opera

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scottish Opera's new music director, Francesco Corti, has outlined his plans for transforming the troubled company's fortunes. "There are a lot of Italian titles which have never been played: the less-popular Verdi, the lesser-known ...

  10. Tenor Jerry Hadley Dead At Age 55

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Opera singer Jerry Hadley died Wednesday, just over a week after he was severely injured in an apparent suicide attempt, a family spokeswoman said. The 55-year-old tenor died at 11:20 a.m., two days after doctors at St. Francis Hospital in Poughke ...

  11. Mozart's Entire Work Now Free On Web

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's year-long 250th birthday party is ending on a high note with the musical scores of his complete works available from Monday (Dec. 11) for the first time free on the Internet. The International Mozart Foundation in Sa ...

  12. Classical Score

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Let's get this straight from the start: the East Village Opera Company is not really an opera company--not by any traditional definition, anyway. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Let's get this straight from the start: the East Vil ...

  13. Pips' Edward Patten Dies

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tenor was 65. Tenor was 65. News ...

  14. Spanish Soprano De Los Angeles Dies

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary Spanish opera singer Victoria de los Angeles died Saturday (Jan. 15) in Barcelona aged 81. The soprano had been admitted to hospital on New Year's Eve with a bronchial infection. Renowned as Legendary Spanish opera singer Victoria d ...

  15. Soprano Renata Tebaldi Dies

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italian opera star was 82. Italian opera star was 82. News ...

  16. Opera Star Robert Merrill Dies

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera baritone who felt equally comfortable on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera House or opening day at Yankee Stadium, has died. He was 85. Merrill died Sa Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera bar ...

  17. Report: Microsoft To Launch Music Store In August

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online service expected to offer á la carte songs. Online service expected to offer á la carte songs. News ...

  18. Jazz Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet Dies

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tenor legend was 81. Tenor legend was 81. News ...

  19. Bryn Terfel Tops Classical Brits

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Baritone takes two major honors. Baritone takes two major honors. News ...

  20. House Panel Seeks Clarity On ClearPlay

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislators losing patience with Hollywood battle. Legislators losing patience with Hollywood battle. News ...

  21. George Michael Claims Euro Albums Crown

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST 'Patience' debuts at No. 1. 'Patience' debuts at No. 1. News ...

  22. Sony U.K. Eyes George Michael 'Duets' Set

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Label mulling follow-up to "Patience." Label mulling follow-up to "Patience." News ...