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Brian Asawa, Acclaimed San Francisco Opera Countertenor, Dies at Age 49 >>

Vocalist Brian Asawa died on Monday, aged 49. The Japanese-American countertenor, nephew of sculptor Ruth Asawa, was a celebrated operatic performer with close ties to the New York Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco's Merola Opera Program.

Conductors in Conversation, No. 1: Manfred Honeck >>

The first in a new series of conductor interviews finds James Inverne talking Strauss, sonic character and method acting with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's music director.

Good or Bad: Minnesota Opera Announces Paul Moravec, Mark Campbell Opera Based on ‘The Shining’ >>

The Minnesota Opera recently announced that it has commissioned an opera based on Stephen King's 'The Shining.' Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec will work with librettist Mark Campbell to adapt King's 1977 horror classic. The opera will receive its world première in 2016.

Classical Crossover: Bad Move...or Step Forward? >>

Classical music has its share of crossover artists, but is this really advancing the art form?

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