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Faber Music To Release Limited Edition ‘The Tempest’ Score
Faber Music is set to release a new edition of Thomas Adès’ "The Tempest." The score will be made available for the first time as a beautifully produced, limited-edition publication. Per a press release by Faber Music, the unique cased score, featuring color plates of the composer's original manuscript and sketches, will be published on August 8, 2018. The 250 copies will be signed and numbered by the composer and will…
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Simon Keenlyside Knighted By The Queen
Baritone Simon Keenlyside was knighted in the Queen's birthday honors list. The baritone, who is best known for his interpretations of Mozart, was among the list of classical music figures who were honored by the queen. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa was made a Companion of Honour, joining the likes of conductor Sir Mark Elder and percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie in the prestigious order. Composer Thomas Ades was also honored by being made a CBE, while…
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Opera Meets Film: Comparing the Humanistic Views of Buñuel & Adès’ ‘The Exterminating Angel’
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features the classic "The Exterminating Angel." For this week’s series, we are going to…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – The Exterminating Angel: Thomas Adès Opera May Prove Polarizing Emotionally
Luis Buñuel’s “The Exterminating Angel” is one of the iconic surrealist masterpieces of all cinema. Set at an upper-class dinner, the film analyzes how people revert to their basest of instincts when they get stuck in a room that they inexplicably cannot escape. The film succeeds in its ability to blend the normal with the unreal in rather claustrophobic fashion, its high emotions and wide-ranging characters seemingly making it the…
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Artist Of The Week: Frédéric Antoun Makes His Metropolitan Opera Debut As Raul In ‘The Exterminating Angel’
Over the past few years, Frédéric Antoun has made a mark on many of the leading theaters in the world, singing a variety of repertoire with vocal purity and nuance. This week, Metropolitan Opera audiences will finally get a chance to hear this French-Canadian singer as he makes his debut in the role of Raul in Thomas Adès' "The Exterminating Angel." In the opera, Antoun will reprise his interpretation of…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: Thomas Adès’ ‘The Exterminating Angel’ Makes US Premiere
On Oct. 26, 2017, the Metropolitan Opera will present the American Premiere of Thomas Adès’ “The Exterminating Angel.” The opera is an adaptation of Luis Buñuel’s famed film that showcases a group of people unable to get out of a room. As the days pass, the tension builds but the people find no answers to their odd situation. The opera adaptation premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2016 and has…
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Artist of the Week: Grammy Winner Isabel Leonard’s Essential Recordings
It can be hard to get a chance to hear some of the greatest opera singers in the world in the theater. But many great artists have seen their efforts preserved on some form of recording, whether it be in studio recordings or video. OperaWire’s Artist of the Week Isabel Leonard has a unique recorded library which features numerous classics as well as unique works. Here is a look at…