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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.

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

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Jun 22
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.

’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.

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.

’Brokeback Mountain’ the Opera Premieres in Madrid

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Sep 12
"Brokeback Mountain" began its operatic life when artistic director of Teatro Real in Madrid, Gerard Mortier, heard about composer Charles Wuorinen’s wish to write an opera based on Annie Proulx’s extraordinary 1997 short story.

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