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Lyric Opera Wine Auction

FOOD/DRINK | Jan 6
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

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Aug 20
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

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.

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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