Opera

Baritone Sebastia Peris, wearing a face mask, waits backstage during a performance of the opera "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 21, 2020 - 1:21 am
MADRID (AP) — No one performing onstage in Spain’s Teatro Real opera house is masked, and that alone looks odd these days amid a pandemic. And that's even before the second act scene in Antonín Dvořák’s “Rusalka” — about a water nymph who falls in love with a mortal — in which cast members kiss and...
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A woman wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks past a graffiti in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Several Spanish regions adopt new restrictions to deal with the health emergency. Spain is nearing one million infections since the onset of the pandemic, the most in Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 19, 2020 - 5:21 pm
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he is imposing a mask mandate for public indoor spaces and other restrictions in nine of the state’s counties to curb the spread of the coronavirus after weeks of steadily rising case numbers. Reeves notes that Mississippi saw a spike in cases...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 file photo, people walk by the Royal Opera House in central London. Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie’s auction house said Monday that “Portrait of Sir David Webster” will be offered for sale in London on Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
October 05, 2020 - 12:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie’s auction house said Monday that “Portrait of Sir David Webster” will be offered for...
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FILE - Terence Blanchard poses for a portrait at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history due to the novel coronavirus and intends to start the 2021-22 season with Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" in the first work of a Black composer presented by the company. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 23, 2020 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company’s first presentation of a Black composer, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” This season...
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This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single “Underdog.” (RCA Records via AP)
September 14, 2020 - 9:52 am
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “All In: The Fight for Democracy": Directors Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés document a timely subject, voter suppression, in this film...
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Spanish tenor Placido Domingo gestures as he answer a question during an interview with the Associated Press in Naples, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Opera legend Placido Domingo denied ever abusing his power during his management tenure at two U.S. opera houses, as he embarks on a full-throttle campaign to clear his name after two investigations found credible accusations he had engaged with ‘’inappropriate conduct’’ with multiple women over a period of decades. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
August 23, 2020 - 4:08 pm
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Opera legend Plácido Domingo denied ever abusing his power during his management tenure at two U.S. opera houses in an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, as he embarks on a full-throttle campaign to clear his name after two investigations found credible accusations...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2012 file photo shows Cameron Mackintosh, producer of the stage production of "Les Miserables" in Sydney, Australia for the premiere of the film version. Some of London’s biggest West End shows, including “Hamilton” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” won’t reopen until next year, producers announced Wednesday June 17, 2020, as arts bodies warned that Britain faces a “cultural catastrophe” because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
June 17, 2020 - 12:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — Some of London’s biggest West End shows, including “Hamilton” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” won’t reopen until next year, producers announced Wednesday, as arts bodies warned that Britain faces a “cultural catastrophe” because of the coronavirus pandemic. Producer Cameron Mackintosh...
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June 16, 2020 - 3:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera have canceled the fall portions of their 2020-21 seasons due to the new coronavirus. The Lyric Opera eliminated four of its 10 productions and delayed opening night from Sept. 17 to Jan. 16. San Francisco canceled five of seven...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, Austria. Riccardo Muti will conduct a youth orchestra in an open-air concert launching the annual Ravenna Festival next month in what organizers billed Friday May 22, 2020, as Italy’s first live classical music performance since its strict lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
May 22, 2020 - 4:50 am
SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Riccardo Muti will conduct a youth orchestra in an open-air concert launching the annual Ravenna Festival next month in what organizers billed Friday as Italy’s first live classical music performance since its strict lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. The Italian...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the music director for The Philadelphia Orchestra, poses for a portrait in Philadelphia. Nézet-Séguin’s income from the Metropolitan Opera in his first season as music director was about a quarter of what James Levine earned in his last full season as music director emeritus. His compensation in the 2018-19 fiscal year was $392,152, according to the company’s tax return released Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 15, 2020 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s earned $392,152 during his first portion of his first season as the Metropolitan Opera's music director, about a quarter of what James Levine earned in his last full season as music director emeritus. Nézet-Séguin’s compensation in the 2018-19 fiscal year...
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