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Anne Boleyn…The Opera!

Anne Boleyn (1503?-1536) on her last day referred to herself as 'Anne sans-tete'
September 24, 2011

Donizetti’s Anna Bolena opens the Metropolitan Opera’s 128th season. Anna Netrebko inherits the title role from Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Leyla Gencer and Joan Sutherland

Happy Birthday, Sophia!

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Sophia Loren as Aida in 1951, with help from Renata Tebaldi.
September 20, 2011

Sophia Loren’s 1951 film of Aida is fun to remember on the great lady’s birthday.

An NPR Driveway Moment: Wade Mainer

The biography of country music patriarch Wade Mainer, who died this week at 104
September 14, 2011

Daddy of the Bluegrass and Folk Music Wade Mainer Died at 104.

Some Funny Master Classes

Some laughs at a very serious vocal competition
September 9, 2011

A hoot, or several hoots from the 1995 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

9/11/11 in Columbus: The Mozart Requiem

Joel Mathias conducting at Broad Street Presbyterian Church
September 8, 2011

Come hear Mozart’s Requiem at Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Broad St., 4 pm September 11

The Kennedy Center Honors

The 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, televised Dec. 27, 9 PM
September 7, 2011

The 2011 Kennedy Center Honors: Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Barbara Cook.

More Bad News About James Levine

James Levine Cancels All Performances Through the Fall of 2011.
September 6, 2011

James Levine cancels all performances for the fall of 2011.

Say a Prayer for Salvatore

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Salvatore Licitra. The young tenor is in 'grave' condition following a motorcycle accident in Italy.
August 31, 2011

Tenor Salvatore Licitra is in grave condition following a motorcycle accident in Catania earlier this week. He’s not stranger to dramatic events. The world of opera prays for him.

The Great Eva Turner

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Soprano Linda Esther Gray's splendid new biography of her teacher Dame Eva Turner
August 30, 2011

Linda Esther Gray has written a splendid biography of her mentor, soprano Eva Turner (1892-1990). Dame Eva was the first British born soprano to have a huge international career-and she was quite the character on and off stage. Beautifully illustrated-its a book for anyone who loves music-in no way a “diva memoir.”

Heart of a Soldier

Rick Rescorla (1939-2001) Heart of a Soldier
August 25, 2011

Heart of a Solider is a new opera by Christopher Theofanidis and Donna DiNovelli-set betwe Vietnam in the 60s and 9/11.