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Orchestre Métropolitain's Toronto show by no means so-so

TORONTO — Bienvenue à Toronto! The debut of the Orchestre Métropolitain in the home of the mighty Maple Leafs started with a hearty, glad-to-meet-you ovation that must have put the players and their artistic director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in a mood to reciprocate. 473 more words


Fidelio at the Operhaus in Zurich


Opera in two acts

Disguised as a man and under the name of Fidelio (the faithful one), Leonore has herself employed as the gaoler’s assistant in a state prison. 268 more words


Mad About Mozart!

While faith is restored in humanity, the opera is being restored in modernity. I have so often thought that the opera is beyond my scope of interest in the world of musical theatre. 861 more words


"Turandot" premieres in Milan on April 25, 1926:

Turandot premiered at La Scala in Milan on 25 April 1926, almost a year and a half after Puccini’s death. Puccini’s friend Arturo Toscanini, who had worked on the score with the composer during the last months of Puccini’s life, conducted the premiere.

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Annie Bonsignore: Music, A Divinely Inspirational Therapy

Passion at all level shall be the key word of the multi-talented artist Annie Bonsignore’s self-produced debut album:

Shades of Red, a recording as precious as a rubis stone, crystallizing the deepest and the truest stories interpreted throughout eleven tracks… 951 more words

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FIRST GRADE OPERA #1: Astronaut Alice and the Moon Aliens

ALICE: I told Lollipop I would never ever forget him or leave him and now he is gone.  I  can’t find him.

DIGGER: Alice, we will find him together, just like we found the moon rocks. 648 more words


April 25 ~ Today in Music History

. 1906 ~ John Knowles Paine died.  He was the first American-born composer to achieve fame for large-scale orchestral music.

. 1913 ~ Earl Bostic… 372 more words