Tag Archives: opera

Opera Vs Trump: Rossini Edition [VIDEO]

This needs to go wildly viral. I won’t spoil any of the jokes, just watch below as Operatico Politico’s Rebecca Nelson and Eric Stoklassa brilliantly skewer the entire Trump family and administration to the tune of Rossini’s Barber Of Seville. And definitely stick around for the big finish.

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NEW YORK CITY: No Charges For Man Who Spurred Terrorism Alert At Metropolitan Opera Performance

Last weekend two performances of the Metropolitan Opera were canceled when a counter-terrorism response team evacuated Lincoln Center after a man scattered the ashes of his “opera mentor” into the orchestra pit. Yesterday the NYPD announced that the man will not be charged with any crime, even though his act cost the Met an estimated $500,000. The New York Times …

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NEW YORK CITY: Counter-Terrorism Squad Evacuates Opera House After Man Tosses Human Ashes Into Pit

Gothamist reports: The suspicious substance that led to last night’s evacuation of the Metropolitan Opera House may have been a man’s ashes, police said yesterday. Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m., members of the Met’s orchestra noticed a man in a suit who began sprinkling a powdery substance in the orchestra pit during the second intermission of “Guillaume Tell.” Shortly afterwards, …

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Notorious RBG To Make Opera Debut

The New York Daily News reports: Here comes the judge — in an opera. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg slips out of her robe into something befitting royalty for her one-night-only performance in the Washington National Opera’s production of Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” on Nov. 12. The role in this 1840s opera comes as Ginsburg has been …

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TRAILER: Florence Foster Jenkins

From the Telegraph: Meryl Streep has often been celebrated for her extraordinary vocal talents. But in director Stephen Frears’s new film, the three-time Oscar winner takes on the voice of Florence Foster Jenkins, a soprano who has been dubbed the worst vocalist of all time. Born in 1868, Jenkins was a child prodigy as a pianist who performed at the …

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Protests Rock NYC Metropolitan Opera Over The Death Of Klinghoffer Production

Hundreds of protesters swarmed Lincoln Center on Monday night to rage against the Metropolitan Opera’s debut of The Death Of Klinghoffer, which is based on the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro and which detractors say is anti-Semitic and glorifies terrorism. Opposition to the show was spurred by right wing sites with Ben Shapiro’s Truth Revolt leading the …

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Martel – The Mercurotti

Clip recap: Marc Martel. A duet of two of my favorite musical influences, Freddie Mercury and Luciano Pavarotti. This is one continuous performance from start to finish, shot in one take, using two cameras. No audio has been cut or replaced. (I added the “Pavarotti” harmony for “Vincero, Vincero!” afterwards, since I have yet to master singing in both voices …

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Seen In Queens

My buddy Tom came across this sign in Jackson Heights.

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Pet Shop Boys Perform World Premier Of Alan Turing Opera With BBC Orchestra

Accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers, last night Pet Shop Boys performed the world premier of their Alan Turing opera, A Man From The Future, at Britain’s Proms event at Royal Albert Hall. The Independent has posted a review: Tennant stands by the choir for A Man From the Future, with fellow Boy Chris Lowe behind …

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TOMORROW: World Premiere Of Pet Shop Boys’ Alan Turing Opera In London

Tomorrow night at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Pet Shop Boys will perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra in the world premiere of their Alan Turing opera, A Man From The Future. Via the Guardian: “For one night only, I’m one of the BBC singers!” marvels Pet Shop Boys frontman Neil Tennant – he is adding his voice to the 18-strong …

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AUSTRALIA: Opera Company Sacks Soprano Over Homophobic Comments

Opera Australia has fired Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri after days of controversy over anti-gay comments she made about a pride parade in her home country. In a statement released on Monday, the company said Iveri would not be performing in its Sydney production of Otello in July and August. “Opera Australia has agreed with Tamar Iveri, to immediately release her …

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NYC Opera Faces Bankruptcy

The New York City Opera’s now-running production of Anna Nicole may be its last. After the curtain falls following the last performance of “Anna Nicole” – an audacious chronicle of tabloid diva Anna Nicole Smith that opened the company’s 2013-14 season – the “People’s Opera” will have only a few days to raise millions of dollars. The 70-year-old company, which …

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Renee Fleming On Letterman

Singing the “top ten opera lyrics.” Mandatory viewing.

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From Queer Nation

Source.

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Queer Nation Protests At The Met

Members of Queer Nation protested at yesterday’s opening night gala at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. The New York Times reports: “Putin, end your war on Russian gays!” a man shouted in the vast auditorium, which was packed for the black-tie gala opening of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” before turning to two of the evening’s Russian stars: Anna Netrebko, the popular …

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TONIGHT: Protest At The Met

Details.

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Opera Supports Harlem’s Chipped Cup

Two weeks ago Harlem’s Chipped Cup coffee shop was in the news after a customer launched an internet campaign against them for placing a pro-gay message on their menu board during the Supreme Court hearings on marriage. That customer performs in local opera productions and tonight the Chipped Cup will see some love from more equality-minded members of the opera …

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Rugby To Beefcake To Opera

(Tipped by JMG reader Piet)

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The Palin/Bachmann 2012 Opera

From voiceover artist D.C. Douglas.

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Eurovision 2011: France’s Amaury Vassili

A 21 year-old French opera star singing in Corsican? Doesn’t feel very Eurovision, does it?

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