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Lyric Opera Wine Auction

You'll be singing like Maria Callas if you're one of the lucky few to score the winning bid on some of the world's best vintages -- all to benefit the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Rarely Performed Weill One Act Opera to Receive American East Premiere in Fire Island Pines

Kurt Weill's first one act opera, "The Protagonist" will receive its American east coast premiere production August 23 and 24 in a site specific production at the famed Pavilion Nightclub as part of the Fire Island Opera Festival's 2014 season.

Dallas Opera Goes Couture to Launch New Season

CULTURE | By EDGE | Aug 13
The Dallas Opera goes couture this fall with a stunning fashion show featuring styles by Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, as well as six custom-made gowns created by internationally renowned designers inspired by each of the operas presented this season.

A "Quartet" Not Only for Queens

THEATRE | By Brian Scott Lipton | Jul 31
Do you have to be a true opera queen to appreciate "Quartet"? Ronald Harwood's touching play, now being presented at the Old Globe Theatre is about a group of former opera singers who reunite at a retirement home to recreate a performance of "Rigoletto.

Opera Singer Calls Gays "Fecal Masses," Then Blames Husband

An opera singer who posted an anti-gay rant in which she referred to gays as "fecal masses" and encouraged violent attacks against them at a Pride parade now blames her "very religious" husband for the move.

The Pop Opera of UrbanArias

THEATRE | By Doug Rule | Jun 8
"When I founded the company I was looking for things to do that would bring more people into the operatic fold," says Robert Wood of UrbanArias.

’Thaïs’: Religious Eroticism on the Florida Opera Stage

CULTURE | By Andy Smith | Apr 28
Florida Grand Opera has become known for taking exciting chances and its 2013-14 Season continues in this vein, concluding with Jules Massenet’s beautiful, but seldom-produced, "Thaïs," opening May 3 at the Arsht Center.

Marian Anderson’s Concert Dress Goes on View in DC

FASHION | By Brett Zongker | Apr 11
For the first time, the dress Marian Anderson wore to sing at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago after being denied access to a Washington concert hall because she was black, is going on display at the Smithsonian.

Desperate Living :: Bringing Stephen King to the Opera House

THEATRE | By Philip Campbell | Sep 27
Tobias Picker’’s new opera "Dolores Claiborne," based on the novel by Stephen King, has finally received its world premiere.

Gay Rights Protester Disrupts Met Opera Gala

THEATRE | Sep 24
The Metropolitan Opera’s Russian-themed opening night gala was disrupted by a protester critical of that country’s anti-gay law.

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