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Tony Conrad Bows Out of Big Ears Festival, His ‘Amplified Drone Strings’ Remain >>

Artist Tony Conrad cancelled his appearance at this weekend's Big Ears Festival due to ill health. The performances of his collaboration with Faust, 'Outside the Dream Syndicate,' and his 'Amplified Drone Strings' concert continued as planned.

Captain Phasma, Star Wars The Force Awakens

‘Star Wars 8’ Gwendoline Christie and Dead Jon Snow Kit Harington: The ‘Dr Faustus’ & ‘Game of Thrones’ Connection >>

There are a lot of fans of 'Game of Thrones'' Jon Snow that would likely sell there soul to save the bastard of the North. But whether or not it Jon Snow is really dead, Kit Harrington is moving on. It was recently revealed that the former War Horse star will be returning to the West End to lead in Duke of York's production of Doctor Faustus. Meanwhile, Harington’s 'Game of Thrones' co-star and former 'Dr Faustus' Lucifer actress ( Manchester, Royal Exchange 2010) Gwendoline Christie is also moving onward upward. Recently, Christie confirmed that she return as Captain Phasma in Disney’s 'Star Wars Episode 8.'

René Pape Returns to Metropolitan Opera for Solo Recital

René Pape Returns to Metropolitan Opera for Solo Recital of Beethoven, Dvořák, Quilter and Mussorgsky on September 28 >>

Renowned operatic bass René Pape will return to the Metropolitan Opera--for a solo recital this time--performing the works of Beethoven (Gellert Songs), Dvorák (Biblical Songs), Roger Quilter (Shakespeare Songs) and Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 28.

Opera Watch: Is Peter Gelb Completely to Blame for the Metropolitan Lockout?

Opera Watch: Is Peter Gelb Completely to Blame for the Metropolitan Lockout? >>

With the Metropolitan Opera sliding down the slopes of bankruptcy, and with the possibility of closing its doors due to an inevitable lockout, Peter Gelb has come under serious heat.

Faust & Furious: After London Withdrawal, Anna Netrebko Hardens with Riccardo and Chiara Muti's 'Manon Lescaut' in Rome >>

Covent Garden aside, Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times has good words for Netrebko in Rome, where she dutifully followed Riccardo Muti in Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut.' Muti is known, of course, for his rigorous rehearsal regimen (and for not suffering fools).

Pull Out Method: Anna Netrebko Cancels 'Faust' at Covent Garden, Piotr Beczala Leaves 'Tales of Hoffman' in Vienna >>

It might seem that dropping a lead or even a supporting role in a highly anticipated opera would get your name onto some kind of list. But, of course, there's only one soprano named Anna Yuryevna Netrebko.

REVIEW: One World Symphony Premiere Sung Jin Hong's 'Breaking Bad--Ozymandias' at Church of the Holy Apostles >>

The duality of men and women serves as a profound topic in not only literature and metaphysics, but in the sense of the gender binary as well. In this case, in the sense of an orchestral composition, music, too, becomes capable of capturing the elements that divide our moral conscience.

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