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Classicalite's Five Best: Luciano Pavarotti Recordings

Classicalite's Five Best: Luciano Pavarotti Recordings >>

Essential recordings from the much-missed great Italian tenor, as Decca marks 50 years of his international career.

Decca Invites Pavarotti Fans to Record Their Versions of Puccini's

Decca Invites Pavarotti Fans to Record Their Versions of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" >>

"Nessun Dorma" indeed--"none shall sleep"--in many opera-loving households this month, as Luciano Pavarotti's record company, Decca, marks 50 years since the late, great Italian tenor's international debut with a remarkable online contest.

Chicago Lyric Stars Ana María Martínez, Albina Shagimuratova, James Valenti and More Perform at Free Millennium Park Concert >>

On September 7, Lyric Opera of Chicago will present its annual gift to the city, a free outdoor concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

Here are Gramophone Magazine's Classical Music Awards for 2013

Here are Gramophone Magazine's Classical Music Awards for 2013 >>

Gramophone, which has been a scion of the classical music world since its establishment in 1923, has announced its latest round of awards--which, in turn, are perhaps the most-respected prizes the industry offers.

Classicalite's Five Worst: Operatic Disasters

Classicalite's Five Worst: Operatic Disasters >>

Something about the sheer heavens-defying scale of attempting to stage opera at all, about the fact that somehow it usually comes together and works against all the odds, means that the disasters are write similarly large.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Subs Carlo Montanaro for Andris Nelsons, Eric Owens for Ferruccio Furlanetto in Verdi's 'Requiem' at Tanglewood >>

Making both his Tanglewood and BSO debut (and putting an end, finally, to all the who-will-take-the-cursed-podium speculation), this Italian protégé of one Zubin Mehta is set to lead this Saturday's performance of Verdi's 'Requiem' at the Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Classicalite's Five Best: EMI Recordings

Classicalite's Five Best: EMI Recordings >>

Indeed, EMI Classical has been one of the most vital forces for recorded classical music for several decades, releasing hundreds of classic recordings from, well, take your pick.

The Other Big Centenary in 2013: Licia Albanese

The Other Big Centenary in 2013: Licia Albanese >>

James Inverne pays tribute to July 2013’s birthday girl, the soon-to-be 100-year-old Licia Albanese.

Sporting Music for Wimbledon Champions, with the Possible Exception of Andy Murray

Sporting Music for Wimbledon Champions, with the Possible Exception of Andy Murray >>

James Inverne celebrates a fellow Brit’s big win with some locker room listening ideas.

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