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Aida Scales Heady Heights

Joyce Morgan | Posted 05.31.2015 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

A 60-foot head of Nefertiti dominates the floating outdoor stage. Aida is an opera that demands scale, and the 15-ton sculpture that remains in place throughout this production provides that.

How to Strengthen Your Sales Funnel Via Trade Shows

Rajesh Setty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Participating in a trade show generally requires a significant commitment of your time, money and resources. However, if you plan well, you can supe...

Verdi's Egypt

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

Today, Egypt is troubled. As my country becomes more politically polarized, sectarian violence continues to rock its society.

Patina's Hollywood Bowl Food Is Fabulous!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

\ Dudamel conducting the L.A. Phil at the Hollywood Bowl. All photos by Jay Weston For many years I shared a box at the Hollywood Bowl for ...

Asteroid-Smashing Space Probes Set For Cosmic Crash

Posted 03.26.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 03/25/2013 10:20 AM EDT on THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Scientists in Europe and the United States are moving f...

All Of Verdi In One Big Box

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts

Verdi: The Complete Works (75-CD boxed set) Decca. From the ever-popular "Aida" to the obscure "Alzira," all 28 of Giuseppe Verdi's operas have been ...

Space Agency Seeks Ideas For Asteroid-Smashing Mission

Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

By: Staff Published: 01/17/2013 12:30 PM EST on European space officials are seeking ideas to help develop a mission to knoc...

Legendary Opera Singer Dies At 81

Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices

Gloria Davy, a Brooklyn-born soprano who was the first African-American to sing Aida with the Metropolitan Opera, died on Nov. 28 in Geneva. She was 8...

The Met Season Analysis Part 2: What to Expect From November to December

Opera Teen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Opera Teen

Opera Teen has returned with what to expect from the Met from November to December. Please sit back, relax, and enjoy the show(s), and the Met's new television spot.

Modernized 'Aida' Takes On Waterboarding And The Muslim State

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Two topiary elephants greet visitors as they stroll up the lawn toward the Alice Busch Opera Theater for this year's Glimmerglass...

Classical YouTube Gems: The Performance That Earned A 20 Minute Encore

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 03.15.2012 | Home

In a new occasional series, we'll comb the depths of YouTube to bring you the best classical music and opera gems lurking out there. You go to You...

Soprano Fills Title Role In 'Aida' At Last Minute

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Sometimes opera performances come together best with little rehearsal. Having flown in from Toronto the previous night for a costume fitt...

Is Sharing a Good Thing After All?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There is no doubt that sharing productions allows an opera company to show more new works than when every company builds each of its own productions. But is something lost in this endeavor? I think so.

Thanksgiving With Myself

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I'm spending Thanksgiving alone again this year, with (non-cranberry) relish. Instead of obsessing about Black Friday sales, it's a day to enjoy peace and quiet.

The Canadian Opera Company Challenges the Imagination with Aida and Death In Venice

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marissa Bronfman

2010-10-27-minimalist.jpgThe hoopla over set designer Hildegard Bechtler's stark, minimalist staging was the elephant in the room.

More Funding for School Arts Programs, Less for Sports

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Sports programs often produce extremely competitive students whose careers peak early in life. Arts programs often produce extremely creative students whose critical thinking skills deepen as they mature.

AIDA Car Robot

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The tiny robot's something like an advanced GPS system-cum-integrated car computer, designed to keep your mind mainly on the road ahead rather than on...

Peter Gelb and His Met: No Booing Please

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

What occurs to me about the booing is that it might begin to color attitudes towards the Met under Peter Gelb for whom this 2009-10 season is the first with no vestigial ties to Joseph Volpe.

The Lords of The Fly

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The production contained some pre-requisites for the medium -- a tragic storyline that centered around love, sex and three principles, making it a theoretical candidate for an operatic treatment.