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New York City Opera to Reimburse Operagoers for Bankrupt 2013-14 Season

New York City Opera to Reimburse Operagoers for Bankrupt 2013-14 Season >>

Hundreds of patrons who bought tickets to the New York City Opera's 2013-14 season will finally get a refund for the missed term. During that time, the company declared bankruptcy and many were left without retribution. Now, the company has sent out an e-mail declaring that subscribers will be fully reimbursed.

Watch Jonas Kaufmann Premiers Special 'Making Of' Video for Upcoming Puccini Album

PREMIERE: Jonas Kaufmann's 'Making Of' Video for Upcoming Puccini Album on Sony Classical >>

Such is the case with his forthcoming homage to the ever-famous Giacomo Puccini. The world's greatest living tenor, he sings "Nessun Dorma," the highlight of Puccini's Turandot, among other selections from Manon Lescaut, Tosca, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and more.

‘Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park’ Presents Ana María Martínez, Mariusz Kwiecien, Andriana Chuchman and Other Vocal Superstars

‘Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park’ Presents Ana María Martínez, Mariusz Kwiecien, Andriana Chuchman and Other Vocal Superstars >>

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s annual free concert in Millennium Park is a golden opportunity to hear a preview of Lyric’s upcoming season, as well as operatic gems from seasons past. This year’s concert will take place in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on September 6.

Opera Singer, Valerian Ruminski, Fired After Anti-Gay Hate Speech Spills Onto Facebook, Echoes Australian Anti-Gay Diatribe

Opera Singer, Valerian Ruminski, Fired After Anti-Gay Hate Speech Spills Onto Facebook! >>

Sorry Valerie (oops, I mean Valerian), but anti-gay drek won't land you a spot in the Opera Lyra in Ottawa, Canada. Instead, Ruminski has been let go due to a backlash over some pretty horrendous comments he made to a man wearing jeweled fingernails.

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Puccini's 'Tosca' with a Moving Difference at Pasadena's Pacific Opera Project >>

Pacific Opera Project have a nice idea for staging Puccini's classic.

José Carreras, 66, Returning to Opera in Christian Kolonovits' 'El Juez' at Bilbao >>

He was never exactly in the vanguard of new writing, but the news of José Carreras' return to opera with a new work--'El Juez' by Christian Kolonovits, after a story by Angelika Messner--is doubly surprising. Most surprising, perhaps, because most of us thought we'd seen the Spaniard's last complete role on an operatic stage. At 66, alas, Italianate tenors are usually only giving recitals and concerts of arias. That's the role Carreras looked to have assumed, and this will be his first complete opera since Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's 'Sly' in 2002.

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