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    (CBS DETROIT) – The Dance Theatre of Harlem is set to premiere its next performance, which is based on the music of Stevie Wonder, at the Detroit Opera House in January. The Dance Theatre of Harlem is an American ballet company based in Harlem, New York City. The performance is called “Higher Ground,” and it is a Stevie Wonder-inspired social ballet choreographed by Robert Garland. READ MORE: Michigan Legislature Approves $841M In COVID, Other Aid“Detroit is a second home for the DTH, and we are so proud to host them,” Rochelle Riley, the City’s Director of Arts and Culture, said. “They are among the best in the world, and we want our children and our families to see the best in the world. And for some of them, we want them to become the best in the world. Imagine a child from Detroit choosing a dance career because of their interaction with these wonderful ambassadors for the craft.” The dancers visited the Motown Museum to see where Stevie Wonder began his career. READ MORE: Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin Introduces Legislation...
    MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Some would argue that Broadway wasn't back until this Friday night.Broadway's longest-running show, The Phantom of the Opera, made its triumphant return, with the legendary chandelier and the unmistakable sound of the organ - rivaled only by the energy of the sold-out crowd at the Majestic Theater."We've got our 28-piece orchestra, which is a thrill for a composer to have today, and so when you come to this show, I hope it's going to be as fresh as it was when we opened all those years ago. It's kind of extraordinary there's a red carpet for the show tonight," said famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber."I didn't get to see the opening of Phantom over 35 years ago, so the fact that I get to see what feels like a brand-new opening of this show that we love so much, it's really amazing for me," said former Phantom cast member Sierra Boggess.And from the actress who played Christine, to the young woman who dreams of it - a mother and daughter from San Francisco were here to...
    Disturbing footage shows the moment a Russian actor is crushed to death during a live performance at Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Theatre on Saturday. NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER SAYS OLYMPICS DESERVES THE AWARD Yevgeny Kulesh, 38, somehow became trapped underneath the massive backdrop during a set change during the opera performance — as actors and the orchestra unwittingly continue on with the act. One man on stage cries out after he realizes what’s happened. The music then slows to halt, while panicked actors franctically wave their hands for help. "Stop, stop! Call an ambulance, someone got hit by the backdrop! There’s blood!" the man yells in Russian. The stunned crowd gasps from their seats as the curtain is suddenly shut. Harrowing photos show Kulesh’s crushed body below the set. He was declared dead by the time first responders arrived, according to Russian media. He had reportedly worked at the Bolshoi for two decades. The terrible accident occurred during a performance of "Sadko," a 19th-century opera by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. It is not yet known how Kulesh became trapped, but he...
    STARS of The Phantom of the Opera fear the show could be cursed after a string of incidents have plagued performances - with one leaving the leading lady in hospital. Stunning front woman Lucy St Louis is believed to have been knocked unconscious during last Saturday evening’s performance after being hit in the head by part of the set. 2Lucy St Louis is believed to have been knocked unconscious during last Saturday evening’s performance and was rushed to hospital 2On Sunday’s show, with an understudy playing Christine, a technical fault is said to have stopped trap doors on set from closing correctly causing the performance to be paused again The West End beauty, who plays Christine Daaé, was rushed by ambulance to a central London hospital and the show was called off. On Sunday’s show, with an understudy playing Christine, a technical fault is said to have stopped trap doors on set from closing correctly causing the performance to be paused again. The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, which has been running in the West End since 1986, was forced to...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s a historic night at the famed Metropolitan Opera on Monday with the first production by a Black composer in its history. Audiences across Manhattan are seeing it for free, CBS2’s Cory James reported. READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban People in long gowns and tuxedos gathered around the fountain outside Lincoln Center waiting to go inside to see “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” at the Met. The performance, based on New York Times columnist Charles Blow’s memoir, was canceled last September because of the pandemic. Multiple Grammy-winning musician Terence Blanchard is the first Black composer in Metropolitan Opera history to see his work come to life. “This is incredible. The first day of rehearsal with the orchestra was kind of funny because everybody was so excited, they kept playing too loud. So everybody is ready to get back to some type of normal life,” Blanchard said.” It’s a normality that people from all over were excited to have back. READ...
    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Even before the first note, there were a pair of standing ovations - one when the chorus filed in and another when concertmaster Benjamin Bowman walked on to tune up the orchestra.About 90 minutes later, when conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin relaxed his arms, the 3,600 people filling the seats of the Metropolitan Opera House responded with 8 1/2 minutes of thunderous applause, bringing wide smiles and hints of tears to the 200-plus performers on stage.For the first time in 550 days, an audience was inside the auditorium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday night, attending a poignant performance of the Verdi Requiem. The night was in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, er3dwwwdfcgrvszterrorist attacks but in fact marked much more.The company was performing in its home for the first time since hundreds of thousands of deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including Met violist Vincent Lionti, assistant conductor Joel Revzen and chorister Antoine Hodge.It also marked the first performance in the house since the death of conductor James...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Even before the first note, there were a pair of standing ovations — one when the chorus filed in and another when concertmaster Benjamin Bowman walked on to tune up the orchestra. About 90 minutes later, when conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin relaxed his arms, the 3,600 people filling the seats of the Metropolitan Opera House responded with 8 1/2 minutes of thunderous applause, bringing wide smiles and hints of tears to the 200-plus performers on stage. For the first time in 550 days, an audience was inside the auditorium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday night, attending a poignant performance of the Verdi Requiem. The night was in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, er3dwwwdfcgrvszterrorist attacks but in fact marked much more. The company was performing in its home for the first time since hundreds of thousands of deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including Met violist Vincent Lionti, assistant conductor Joel Revzen and chorister Antoine Hodge. It also marked the first performance in the house since the death of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- After a pandemic long hiatus, the curtain has risen at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House, where Opera fans gathered for a homecoming performance."Life is just not the same without music and people around you," said Moraga resident, Helen Sheaff, who has been attending the San Francisco Opera for decades."It just kind of signals that perhaps we're nearing the end of the pandemic," said opera fan, Janet Pease.Vaccine verification and masks are mandatory to get inside War Memorial, but the experience remains.RELATED: Santa Cruz concert linked to several positive COVID-19 cases among guests, staff and band members"It is just so life affirming to have all the energy of opera coming back to life - the orchestra, soloists, the stage," said San Francisco Opera General Director, Matthew Shilvock, who explained how the return to performing arts is a powerful thing:"There is still so much going on in the world, that we can bring people back together and allow people to find this catharsis through music - that's what we do, that's the heart that we bring to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Due to pandemic-related issues that have snarled the global supply chain, the L.A. Opera’s set is stuck at sea, but the show must go on, so the company got to work building a new set from scratch. Crew members have been scrambling to put the finishing touches on a production of “Il Trovatore” they had to custom build from the ground up. READ MORE: With Holiday Weekend Approaching, Health Officials Urge Precaution When Gathering With Family And Friends “It’s sort of unfathomable, such a big discrepancy in our plans,” said Technical Director Jeff Kleeman. (credit: L.A. Opera) The opera had originally rented a production from Europe for the opening night of the show, but the set, which is on a container ship along with dozens of others anchored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, may not make it to port until at least Sept. 7. Kleeman said his team of 45 immediately jumped into action, putting in 14 hour days, five days a week to recreate the set in just 10 days, an...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Due to pandemic-related issues that have snarled the global supply chain, the L.A. Opera’s set is stuck at sea, but the show must go on, so the company got to work building a new set from scratch. Crew members have been scrambling to put the finishing touches on a production of “Il Trovatore” they had to custom build from the ground up. READ MORE: With Holiday Weekend Approaching, Health Officials Urge Precaution When Gathering With Family And Friends “It’s sort of unfathomable, such a big discrepancy in our plans,” said Technical Director Jeff Kleeman. (credit: L.A. Opera) The opera had originally rented a production from Europe for the opening night of the show, but the set, which is on a container ship along with dozens of others anchored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, may not make it to port until at least Sept. 7. Kleeman said his team of 45 immediately jumped into action, putting in 14 hour days, five days a week to recreate the set in just 10 days, an...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The snarled global supply chain stranded the L.A. Opera’s set at sea, but the show must go on, so the company got to work building a new set from scratch. (credit: L.A. Opera) The L.A. Opera’s season reopens this month, 18 months after the pandemic shut down all events with live audiences. But the set, which is on a container ship along with dozens of others anchored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, may not make it to port until at least Sept. 7. Building a new set typically takes three months. But with the curtain call in just a couple of weeks, the L.A. Opera is set to complete its new set for the production of “Il Trovatore” on Friday, after just 10 days of construction. When the L.A. Opera reopens on Sept. 18, ticket holders will be required to fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Tickets for the in-person performance start at $19 and are on sale now, but digital tickets to watch a livestreamed performance will also be available in October for...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Metropolitan Opera is returning to an indoor performance to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.The company is planning a special performance of Verdi's Requiem.The concert marks the first performance in the Metropolitan Opera House since the pandemic closure in March 2020.Five-hundred free tickets are being set aside for the families of victims.The remaining tickets for the public will cost $25.Audience members must be vaccinated and masks are required.The Met previously announced it would resume indoor performances on Sept. 27.ALSO READ | Newly named 'Jeopardy!' host Mike Richards steps downEMBED More News Videos Mike Richards is stepping down "effective immediately" amid resurfaced controversial remarks. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Metropolitan Opera will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a special performance. The opera will perform Verdi’s “Requiem.” It will be the first live performance for the opera since March 2020. It will also be live-streamed and shown outside the famed Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.
    Emma Corrin's haunting performance of All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera was a standout moment during season four of The Crown. And now Netflix has released a previously unseen deleted scene showing the Golden Globe-winning British actress' tear-jerking turn on stage in full on its official YouTube channel. A poignant moment in the fourth series of the hit show is when the late Princess Of Wales sings the song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical with an orchestra on a West End stage as a wedding anniversary present for Prince Charles. In the episode Avalanche, Diana surprises Charles (Josh O'Connor) with a VHS recording of the performance, which he later tells Princess Anne 'was monstrous'. Netflix has released a previously unseen deleted scene showing Golden Globe-winning actress Emma Corrin's tear-jerking performance of Diana singing All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera on stage in full on its official YouTube channel
    An orchestra has been banned from performing with Placido Domingo at an upcoming festival over sexual harassment accusations levelled against the tenor. The Orchestra of Extremadura was due to play with the famed opera singer at the Stone and Music festival in September but the government of the Spanish province voted at the weekend to prohibit it. The move followed objections over the performance, which was to be the headline concert staged in the Roman amphitheatre at Merida, with some saying it was inappropriate to use public money to fund a performance by Domingo. Irene de Miguel, a spokesperson in the Assembly of the United for Extremadura group, had said in relation to Domingo's performance, announced on Friday, that it was 'embarrassing and regrettable' that public funds were being used to support an event featuring 'a person denounced by numerous women as a sexual harasser.'  Following the decision to cancel the performance, the Governing Council of the Junta de Extremadura announced that the programming of any event sponsored by the regional government must be approved, Operawire reported.  An orchestra has...
    Opera singer Danielle de Niese has opened up about suffering through a miscarriage hours before her acclaimed performance in La Bohème at the Royal Opera House. The 41-year-old soprano, who is the chatelaine of Glyndebourne in East Sussex following her marriage to Gus Christie, told The Guardian how she sang through the pain of the ordeal during the show's opening night, last Saturday. Mother-of-two Danielle recalled how 18 hours before her performance - which was dubbed ‘standout’ and ‘big-hearted’ - she was in hospital in severe pain from a miscarriage. It was later confirmed as an ectopic pregnancy - which is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes, meaning it is unable to develop. Danielle did not know she was pregnant and is still breastfeeding her seven-month-old daughter, Sheherazade Christie, who was born on November 13, 2020, after making a 'dramatic entrance' in the world in her mother's amniotic sac.  Danielle de Niese in La Bohème at the Royal Opera House. The Opera singer has opened up about suffering through a miscarriage hours before her acclaimed performance...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Joffrey Ballet and the Lyric Opera will start their seasons this fall, after having being cut short because of the pandemic. The ballet company starts its 2021-2022 season with “Home: a Celebration, beginning October 13-24. READ MORE: Ryan Storm Charged With Kidnapping, Tying Down, And Sexually Assaulting Woman In Lake Barrington All performances will be presented at the Lyric Opera House, located at 20 North Upper Wacker Drive. In a joint statement from Ashley Wheater and Greg Cameron of the Joffrey Ballet, the dance company is excited to present “new-to-the-stage” and classic favorites including The Nutcracker. “After an extraordinary year of unknowns, we can think of no greater pleasure than announcing the Joffrey’s coming season of hope, renewal, and joy. The return of live performance is a welcome salve right now, a chance for all of us to come together again and share the magic of the stage. On behalf of everyone at the Joffrey, we cannot wait to see audiences at the theatre soon.” According to the Lyric Opera, COVID-19 safety precautions will be taken and...
    More On: viral videos ‘Ghost’ opens kitchen drawer after woman closes it I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regret YouTuber shares video of rifle exploding, almost killing him in ‘freak accident’ This pooch gives new meaning to term doggy bag It must be the acoustics. A trio of anonymous operatic vocalists were captured in a jaw-dropping sing-along on a nearly empty New York City subway car last Sunday. Obscured by face masks, the singers have yet to be identified. (Is it you?) Meanwhile, amid near-nonstop reports of violent attacks and service disruptions — the city’s much-derided transit system has long been a wellspring of some of the world’s most underrated soloists. Following in the footsteps of now famous buskers such as Ed Sheeran, Beck and Tracy Chapman, for example, there’s Just Sam, the 22-year-old “American Idol” winner who built her career by busking on NYC subways. Or, there’s secret sensation Charlotte Awbery, who blew us away in early 2020 when she was asked to sing Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” on-the-spot...
    (CBS DETROIT) — Michigan Opera Theatre leadership has rescheduled the first performance of the 2021-2022 season. A concert version of Cavalleria rusticana was supposed to be performed at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on May 15, 2021. MOT officials postponed the event to June 12, 2021, to allow for more favorable weather conditions. READ MORE: Recall Alert: Methanol Found In Scented Hand Sanitizers Credit: Michigan Opera Theatre Safety measures and social distancing precautions have already been set in place by the Michigan Opera Theatre and 313 Presents staff for the event. They will continue to operate with the audience’s safety as their top priority. Artistic Director of the Michigan Opera Theatre, Yuval Sharon, says that although they are postponing the event, the international cast will now all be able to attend the new performance date. READ MORE: Detroit Pistons, City Partner To Host Family Vaccination Day Saturday “In addition to Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jader Bignami conducting the MOT orchestra and MOT’s Associate Artistic Director Christine Goerke, this concert will feature Brian Jagde, internationally acclaimed for his portrayal of Turridu; Alfred...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Opera lovers in Chicago are in for a treat beginning Wednesday night.The Lyric Opera is teaming up with Millennium Garages to offer a "Drive-Through Opera" performance.This unique event will allow guests stay inside their cars and drive from scene-to-scene for a series of live performances, videos and installations in the Millennium Lakeside Parking Garage.All cars need to have a working radio to hear the performances, which will be on several channels.Wednesday's performance of "Twilight of the Gods" starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs on Friday and Sunday as well. Tickets for all three performances are sold out.
    SAN RAFAEL (KPIX) — Sixteen months ago, the San Francisco Opera closed their curtains. Friday night was the company’s first performance in front of a live audience since December 2019 but that audience stayed safely and comfortably in their cars. The performance was months in the making — The Barber of Seville at Marin Center in San Rafael. READ MORE: Warriors Welcome Dub Nation Fans to Chase Center With Win Over Nuggets “We’ve been going around saying ‘happy opening night’ to people which, in a usual year, is an exciting thing to do but in this year it’s never meant so much,” said Matthew Shilvock, general director of San Francisco Opera. With strict testing protocols, performers were finally able to rip off their masks and have their voices heard loud and clear — with some pandemic restrictions. “If they are singing at each other, they have to be farther apart. If they are singing away from each other, they will be closer together,” Shilvock explained. The vibrant songs from this performance were heard through the car radios. Instead of playing...
    LONDON – Wrapped up in coats and with London’s famed landmarks behind them, members of the Royal Opera Chorus sing the Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s 1853 opera “Il Trovatore” in their first reunion in a year. Standing apart due to social distancing measures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25 singers are gathered on the rooftop of the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. Their performance, which also includes the final chorus from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, will be streamed on the Royal Opera House’s Facebook page on Good Friday as the venue prepares to welcome back audiences in May. “It’s about greeting Easter time and greeting the world after lockdown,” American conductor William Spaulding, who is the chorus director of the Royal Opera House, told Reuters. “We all need a bit of hope right now … it’s been such a rough year and in particular for opera,” added director of opera Oliver Mears. The 25 singers performed the Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s 1853 opera “Il Trovatore” as well as the final chorus from Wolfgang...
    More On: london Man knifed to death at vigil for another fatal stabbing victim Climate activists spray black dye at Bank of England in ‘Money Rebellion’ UK extends emergency coronavirus powers by 6 months Pandemic leads to unlikely friendship between French pensioner and British student LONDON – Wrapped up in coats and with London’s famed landmarks behind them, members of the Royal Opera Chorus sing the Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s 1853 opera “Il Trovatore” in their first reunion in a year. Standing apart due to social distancing measures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25 singers are gathered on the rooftop of the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. Their performance, which also includes the final chorus from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, will be streamed on the Royal Opera House’s Facebook page on Good Friday as the venue prepares to welcome back audiences in May. “It’s about greeting Easter time and greeting the world after lockdown,” American conductor William Spaulding, who is the chorus director of the Royal Opera House, told Reuters. “We all...
    Science meets its tuneful match in Hai-Ting Chinn’s “Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments.” This electric musical science show, featuring the high-flying operatic vocals of acclaimed mezzo-soprano Chinn as well as piano work from Erika Switzer, is presented by the Marsh and livestreams for free at 5 p.m. March 6 via www.themarsh.org/marshstream. The performance blends music and humor with cool scientific lectures and demonstrations. Selling points include familiar classroom science experiments, slideshows illustrated by comic artist Maki Naro, a musical score with libretto created from the words of scientists and teachers, and what’s being billed as “a wearable model of the solar system.” Sounds awesome. Related Articles San Jose community briefs for the week of Feb. 26 Foothill stages ‘Intimate’ play readings for Black History Month Bay Area arts: Lauren Gunderson, Hershey Felder have new shows TheatreWorks plans to return to in-person performances this fall Cal Shakes announces a 2021 season lineup like none other before Chinn, a Northern California native now based in New York City, will participate...
    By TEYA VITU, The Santa Fe New Mexican SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Performance groups in Santa Fe have taken the adage “the show must go on” to heart during the coronavirus pandemic as they turn to a new stage: the internet. With theaters shuttered, virtual performances have abounded on websites. The Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Symphony, Performance Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival have joined the virtual festivities. The local organizations leapt into the unknown with online programming and were delighted to reach audiences around the world. Each of Santa Fe’s major performing arts organizations took a unique approach to creating an online performance presence. The Santa Fe Opera streamed roughly 30-minute compilations of talks and two selections for each of the five operas canceled this season. The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus scaled down to small ensembles and took the shows outdoors. The Lensic staged 28 Ghost Light Sessions — live performances on the Lensic stage without an audience that were streamed online. Performance Santa Fe tracked...
    Princess Diana met the cast of "The Phantom of the Opera" in London in 1986. Anwar Hussein/Getty Images, PA Images via Getty Images Princess Diana filmed herself singing "All I Ask of You" from "Phantom of the Opera" as a wedding anniversary gift to Prince Charles in "The Crown."  The private performance is said to have actually happened in real life, although there is debate whether the real Diana actually sang the song or mimed.  The Washington Post reported at the time that the princess had received direction from the show's choreographer, Gillian Lynne.  Andrew Lloyd Webber recently told The Telegraph that he wasn't involved in the performance, but he suspected that "she did sneak in" to the theater with Lynne to record it. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix's "The Crown" has faced criticism over scenes that didn't happen in real life, including "The Balmoral Test" and Prince Charles and Princess Diana's first meeting. One moment from the historical drama's fourth season that is said to be true to reality is Diana's seventh wedding anniversary...
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KGO) -- If great Operas are built around passion, arrogance, and tragic loss, the year 2020 could be its own script. And members of the San Francisco Opera have ridden the bumps of COVID-19 like a dramatic scene from TOSCA, as the pandemic drove a dagger into their live performance season."So it's been so important as we've gone through this pandemic to keep that family together. These are people who have some of the most artistic talents in the world and they're right here in the Bay Area," says general director Matthew Shilvock.To keep that family together, Shilvock is helping to orchestrate what you could call a virtual second act. Recreating the passion of opera without an audience in their seats, or even performers on the same stage. Instead, they're recording a performance in pieces, to be streamed to opera fans."And so singers who are used to singing out in front of three thousand people, now have to find their way on screen," Shilvock explains.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: The State of the ArtsIt's a foreign feeling...
    Affirmative Action Fast Facts Trump tweets that Biden won – but repeats baseless vote fraud claim The True Story Behind Princess Dianas Surprise Dance Performance at the Royal Opera House © Tim Graham - Getty Images "Don’t drop the future Queen of England." That's all dancer Wayne Sleep could think about during his surreal duet with Princess Diana at the Royal Opera House. And after Kate Middleton's visit to the costume department at the same theater this morning, we're dwelling on it too. "Don’t drop the future Queen of England"—that's all dancer Wayne Sleep could think about during his surreal duet with Princess Diana at the Royal Opera House. JBL Bluetooth headphones, only $19.95 Limited quantity available Ad eBay According to Sleep, who told his side of the story to The Guardian in 2017, the dance was all Diana's idea. The Princess of Wales reached out to him in 1985, asking if he might help her surprise supporters of the Royal Ballet—particularly her husband, Prince Charles—by taking to the stage herself. "We met in a rehearsal studio in...
    The music played on at the historic Vienna State Opera during Saturday’s deadly terror attack in the Austrian capital — with a string quartet’s impromptu serenade keeping the audience calm. Opera house officials said they decided to go on with the night’s performance of Pagliacci’s Cavalleria Rusticana while radicalized Islamist Kujtim Fejzulai killed four people and wounded more than a dozen others outside, CNN reported. “We decided not to stop the performance,” a spokeswoman for the Vienna State Opera told the network. “It was our last performance before the corona lockdown.” A string quartet provided an unplanned performance of a piece by Joseph Haydn. “Police kept us safe inside the @WrStaatsoper after tonight’s performance,” audience member Barbara Lovett posted on Twitter. “While we waited, members of @vienna_phil started to play. No #angriff #terrorwien #viennaattacks #viennashooting will ever stop the music in #Vienna.” The scene was reminiscent of the musicians who decided to remain aboard the sinking Titanic in 1912 to calm panicked passengers. “The audience was very calm, nobody panicked,” the opera house spokeswoman told CNN. “The quartet was not...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphians can enjoy a safe and socially distance concert in the open air. "Serenade on the Avenue" is a series of three mini-concerts featuring the University of the Arts students and their professors.The outdoor stage is seven stories above street level at the Arthaus condominium construction site at Broad and Spruce Streets. The mini-concerts start with opera and continues with Broadway and Jazz.Serenade on the Avenue (Concerts run 6-63:0 p.m.) | October 14th: Jazz
    (CNN)A live audience is always difficult to impress, perhaps even more so in the age of social distancing.An opera in Madrid was halted on Sunday night after audience members protested over concerns that seating was too crowded in the venue.The Teatro Real in Spain's capital city was forced to cancel the performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera" after a group of spectators staged a protest during the performance, eventually ending the show and closing the venue for the night.Police officers were called to the site on Sunday.The venue said Monday that it "greatly regrets what happened" but attributed the upset to shifts in the city's health regulations.Read MoreIn July, the theater hosted performances of another Verdi opera, "La Traviata," and spaced out audience members by sealing off some chairs and placing empty chairs between each pair of occupied seats, it said.But it relaxed its seating policy after the city eased coronavirus restrictions, allowing some venues to host bigger audiences. On Sunday, the Teatro Real was at 65% capacity, still below city guidelines that allow such venues to fill...
    Spain's main opera house has come under fire after a show had to be canceled amid loud protests from spectators complaining about the lack of social distancing in upper-circle seats. Videos shared online by several attendees to Sunday's performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera" at the Royal Theatre in Madrid showed some full rows in the highest and cheapest audience platform, while attendance at the pricier floor area had been reduced leaving empty seats. Spectators attend an opera performance which was called off after complaints over lack of social distancing, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Royal Theatre in Madrid, Spain, September 20, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. SOCIAL MEDIA via Reuters The performance was cancelled after several rounds of applause and shouting during the performance and despite the theater relocating some spectators and offering to return the value of their tickets, the Royal Theatre said in a statement. The theater, which has launched an investigation into the incident, said that attendance had been reduced to 905 seats, or 51.5% of the...
    An opera performance in Madrid has been cancelled after it had already started, when the reduced crowd protested that they had been seated in close proximity to one another and social distancing was not being respected. Giuseppe Verdi's 'Un ballo in maschera' was being performed at the Teatro Real in the Spanish capital Madrid when spectators seated in the upper tiers complained that they had been placed without social distancing being respected. Video footage shows the crowd 'slow handclapping' and calling for 'suspension' and 'security' until the performance was eventually cancelled. Performers started the opera's first act twice before it was finally halted.
    Opera San Jose’s resident artists are used to performing inside the palatial California Theatre, an ornate downtown gem restored for the company nearly two decades ago. But with COVID-19 forcing theaters to close everywhere, the company’s singers are discovering a new venue with a potentially wider reach than the California’s 1,100 seats. Welcome to the Fred Heiman Digital Media Studio, transformed from the rehearsal space inside Opera San Jose’s headquarters on Paragon Drive near Interstate 880. Opera San Jose trustee Peggy Heiman contributed the lead donation to fund the new space in honor of her husband of 41 years, Fred Heiman, who died in April. Baritone Eugene Brancoveanu, accompanied by Christopher Ray on piano, performs “Dichterliebe” in a final dress reheral at Opera San Jose’s Fred Heiman Digital Media Studio. (Photo Courtesy Opera San Jose)  A Bronx-born electrical engineer who played a key role in many Silicon Valley innovations, Heiman also was a devoted opera supporter, a trumpet player and a videographer. He and Peggy — who both worked for Intel — produced more than two dozen underwater wildlife films...
    By CIARA PARIZEK, Minot Daily News MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Nathan Bowles, a local operatic singer, is heading off to graduate school in the fall for voice performance, hoping to do what he loves most for a living. Bowles is a recent Minot State University graduate, earning his bachelor’s in the Science of Education in Music last December. Music has been an integral part of his life since childhood, especially singing. He played the role of the father in the most recent performance of “Hansel and Gretel” with Western Plains Opera. “They hired me to sing in it, essentially,” Bowles told the Minot Daily News. That performance was also the biggest operatic role he has had in his singing career so far. After finishing his student teaching at Magic City Campus in December, he began looking into graduate school for voice performance. Over the course of a month, the young singer visited four universities, and a college in Boulder was replaced with one in Dallas at the last minute. David Cangelosi had been brought in to play the part as...
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