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“This event is probably not unique”: On communication and metaphor in Robert Ashley’s Improvement

The opening words of Robert Ashley’s Improvement are a bit of a head-scratcher: “To continue, I must explain an idea that I am inadequate to communicate in the music.” Continue what? It’s the first line of the opera. And communicate what? If he didn’t think himself capable of communicating via music, why write an opera, of all things? Over the course of the next 88 minutes, seven voices attempt to communicate this unexplainable idea alongside an orchestral accompaniment consisting of a MIDI-cont...
Tags: New York City, Religion, Articles, Communication, Spain, Analysis, United States, Language, New York Times, Theater, Bob, Opera, Johnson, Voice, Hamilton, Bell

Browse safely and securely with Opera’s unlimited VPN on Android

Opera has added a new VPN to its Android browser, offering an easy way to keep your privacy and data locked up solid, and with no limits on usage or cost, you can keep it on all the time. The post Browse safely and securely with Opera’s unlimited VPN on Android appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Security, Mobile, News, Trends, Vpn, Opera

Critic’s Notebook: The Father-Daughter Bond at the Heart of Opera’s Greatest Epic

At the core of the “Ring” is the relationship between Wotan and Brünnhilde. The Metropolitan Opera’s old and new stagings offer divergent approaches.
Tags: News, Opera, Richard, Robert, Wagner, LePage, Metropolitan Opera, Wotan, Die Walkure (Opera, Der Ring des Nibelungen (Opera, Heart of Opera

Opera’s VPN returns to its Android browser

Opera had a couple of tumultuous years behind it, but it looks like the Norwegian browser maker (now in the hands of a Chinese consortium) is finding its stride again and refocusing its efforts on its flagship mobile and desktop browsers. Before the sale, Opera offered a useful stand-alone and built-in VPN service. Somehow, the built-in VPN stopped working after the acquisition. My understanding is that this had something to do with the company being split into multiple parts, with the VPN se...
Tags: Android, Mobile, Apps, Asia, Privacy, Tech, Barcelona, Vpn, Norway, Opera, Online Privacy, Online Security, MWC, Wallman, America Asia, Virtual Private Networks

A Soprano Survived a Vocal Crisis. The Met Found Its Brünnhilde.

Christine Goerke nearly quit opera before becoming one of the world’s top dramatic voices. Now she faces her biggest test: Wagner’s “Ring” cycle.
Tags: News, Opera, Christine, Wagner, Metropolitan Opera, Christine Goerke, Goerke, Der Ring des Nibelungen (Opera

Leonard Bernstein Awkwardly Turns the Screws on Tenor Jose Carreras While Recording West Side Story (1984)

What have we here? Evidence that the Maestro is a monster? Or a behind the scenes reminder that Arrested Development’s wannabe actor Tobias Fünke is not too far off base when he says that to make it in “this business of show, you have to have the heart of an angel and the hide... of an elephant.” Both? Neither? Any way you slice it, the recording session above is not for your typical cast album. West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics b...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, New York City, Theatre, Vienna, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Opera, Verona, Maria, Public Domain, Bernstein, Tony, Natalie Wood

Opera expands its built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet to iOS

Opera, back in July had announced that it has started testing Cryptowallet beta built-in to its Android app and it supports the Ethereum Web3 API. After expanding it to the desktop, and Android, Opera has now mentioned that it is bringing this feature to iOS soon. iOS users around the globe will soon gain access to a full-featured browser with an integrated native Crypto Wallet and Web 3 browsing functionalities. Opera Touch for iOS will combine easy-to-use Crypto Wallet functionality with su...
Tags: Ios, News, Blogging, Opera, Android Opera, Cryptocurrency Wallet, Opera Touch, Crypto Wallet, Crypo

La Scala criticised over plan to make Saudi minister board member

Italian MPs attack plan to give Saudi culture minister role at Milan’s opera houseThe prestigious opera house La Scala in Milan has become embroiled in offstage drama of its own, with its boss under fire over negotiations to the Saudi Arabia culture minister, Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, become a member of the board.Alexander Pereira, the Austrian CEO and artistic director credited for bringing in more sponsors and creating a healthier balance sheet since his appointment in...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Saudi Arabia, World news, Culture, Italy, Opera, La Scala, Alexander Pereira, Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al Saud

Review: John Adams’s Newest Opera Returns to the Gold Mines

The reception was mixed for the 2017 premiere of “Girls of the Golden West.” Now, with revisions, it has arrived in Europe at the Dutch National Opera.
Tags: Europe, News, Bridges, Opera, John Adams, Appleby, Peter, Adams, Lee, PAUL, McKinney, Julia, Bullock, Sellars, John (1947-, Girls of the Golden West (Opera

Buying cheap tickets to the Vienna State Opera House

Vienna boasts a long list of cultural attractions, but for many opera and ballet lovers coming to the city, it’s a performance (or three) at the Vienna’s State Opera (“Wiener Staatsoper”) that really makes the trip. Built in the 1860s in the Neo-Renaissance style, the opera house itself is a treat. It dominates the southern portion of the “Ring” with its ornate facade, statues, and arched windows. And with 300 performances a year, it offers visitors a chance to treat themselves to a different pe...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Austria, Vienna, Ballet, Opera, Performance, Opera House, Dailycheapo, Mozart, Don Giovanni, EuroCheapo, Balkon, Vienna State Opera, Vienna State Opera House, Vienna Opera House

Critic’s Notebook: After 31 Years, Farewell to the Met Opera’s Grand, Gaudy ‘Aida’

A critic admits his love for an utterly traditional, utterly delightful production that will be replaced in the 2020-21 season.
Tags: News, Quinn, Opera, Verdi, Peter, Kelsey, Sonja, Jorge, Domingo, Giuseppe, Metropolitan Opera, Gelb, De Leon, Radvanovsky, Frisell, Placido

Daniel Barenboim Seemed Untouchable. Now He’s Accused of Bullying.

Accusations against the star conductor raise questions about whether the era of the all-powerful maestro may be ending.
Tags: Music, News, Classical Music, Opera, Daniel Barenboim, Daniel, Barenboim, Bullies, Staatsoper, Berlin (Germany

HTC Exodus 1 gets new blockchain features, can now be purchased with real money

HTC's EXODUS 1 which was announced back in 2018 is now expanding its reach to non-crypto natives, meaning users who wish to buy the phone can now use real money, instead of using cryptocurrency. The Exodus 1 was available for pre-order in October, but users had to pay in crypto: either 0.15 bitcoin or 4.78 Ether.  While 0.15 bitcoin or 4.78 Ether meant around $1000 back then, the volatile crypto market brought down the value to $571 or $644. With the option to pay real money, HTC is quoting $...
Tags: News, Blogging, Htc, Opera, LTC, BNB, Binance, BTC ETH, EXODUS 1, Mwc 2019, Zion Key Management API

Hilde Zadek, Mainstay of the Vienna State Opera, Dies at 101

She made her debut in Vienna in 1947, a Jew who had fled Hitler, and feared one-time Nazis would disrupt her performance. Instead, they applauded.
Tags: News, Vienna, Hitler, Opera, Vienna State Opera, Deaths (Obituaries, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Zadek, Hilde (1917-2019, Hilde Zadek Mainstay

Opera Touch brings website cookie blocking to iOS

Last fall, Opera introduced Opera Touch for iOS – a solid alternative to Safari on iPhone, optimized for one-handed use. Today, the company is rolling out a notable new feature to this app: cookie blocking. Yes, it can now block those annoying dialogs that ask you to accept the website’s cookies. These are particularly problematic on mobile, where they often entirely interrupt your ability to view the content, as opposed to on many desktop websites where you can (kind of) ignore the pop-up ba...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Europe, Tech, Website, Css, Ios Apps, Cookies, Opera, Web Browser, Opera Touch

What to See in New York City This Spring

Broadway, Wagner’s “Ring,” the opening of the Shed: what our critics and writers are looking forward to this season.
Tags: Music, News, New York City, Dancing, Classical Music, Theater, Opera, Culture (Arts, New York City This Spring, Broadway Wagner

The Met Opera’s New Season: What Our Critics Want to See

The new productions are “Porgy and Bess,” “Akhnaten,” “Wozzeck,” “Agrippina” and “Der Fliegende Holländer.”
Tags: News, Opera, Anna, Yannick, Joyce, Metropolitan Opera, DiDonato, Netrebko, Nezet-Seguin, Porgy and Bess (Opera, Wozzeck (Opera, Der Fliegende Hollander (Opera, Agrippina (Opera, Akhnaten (Opera

The best web browsers for 2019

Choosing a web browser for surfing the web can be tough with all the great options available. Here we pit the latest versions of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Edge, and Vivaldi against one another to find the best browsers for most users. The post The best web browsers for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Google Chrome, Firefox, Trends, Web, Computing, Opera, Internet Explorer, Vivaldi

Judge Denies Bail for Dominique Williams, Man Accused of Raping Woman at Opera Nightclub in Atlanta & Another at His House

A Fulton County judge denied bond Thursday (Feb. 14) for the man accused in two sexual assaults, including one that was streamed online via Facebook Live.34-year-old Dominique Williams faces an aggravated sodomy charge for allegedly sexually assaulting Jasmine Eiland inside Opera nightclub back in January.Williams is accused of raping Eiland on the dance floor before taking her to another area in the club to assault her again. Eiland, who was at the club celebrating her birthday, inadvertently s...
Tags: Lyft, Crime, Sexual Assault, Atlanta, Williams, Rape, Army, Pop Culture, Jazz, Sex Crimes, Opera, Bail, Rape Allegations, Ross, Facebook Live, Knight

Family Guide: Kids and Culture? There’s So Much to Talk About

Arts writers for The New York Times share their strategies (snacks) and budget-friendly options (outdoor events) in a discussion about introducing children to the arts.
Tags: Art, Music, Movies, News, Museums, New York Times, Classical Music, Warhol, Museum of Modern Art, Opera, Andy, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Philharmonic, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum

Opera teases new desktop browser design

Browser maker Opera has been teasing a new project called R3 or ‘Reborn3’. The new project is now available as a beta version — and it’s a brand new design for the company’s desktop browser. For now, the new design is only available in the developer version of Opera. But that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it. The main difference with this new version is that the sidebar and tab bar are now the same color. The sidebar no longer stands out as a black bar with a bunch of buttons. It feels like t...
Tags: Apps, Tech, Opera, Opera R3

NAMA Digest 4: Developments at Amazon, Swiggy, Uber, Spotify and more

By Trisha Jalan and Sneha Johari Amazon has reduced its seller commissions by 35% for fashion sellers and 50% for some FMCG categories to increase sales from independent sellers, reports the Economic Times. Last week, we reported that over a dozen small sellers had exited or suspended their... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, Uber, Spotify, News, Internet, Youtube, Investments, Zomato, Opera, Itc, Rivigo, Trai, Swiggy, RBI

Jasmine Eiland Sues Atlanta’s Opera Nightclub Over Alleged Sexual Assault Streamed on Facebook Live

Jasmine Eiland, the woman who streamed her alleged sexual assault on a dance floor on Facebook Live, is suing the Atlanta nightclub where the attack took place.30-year-old Eiland filed the lawsuit Monday (Feb. 11) against Opera Atlanta, as well as unidentified owners, security companies and security personnel.Eiland and her lawyer held a press conference Tuesday to announce the lawsuit, which claims that the club failed to provide adequate safety and security when Eiland was allegedly assaulted....
Tags: News, Abc, Atlanta, Williams, Rape, Lawsuits, Pop Culture, Jazz, Opera, Illinois, Rape Allegations, Facebook Live, Stewart, AJC, Chris Stewart, Fulton County

Behold, the naked Pharaoh: singing Philip Glass's Akhnaten

You need more than a good voice to sing the countertenor role of the sun-worshipping Egyptian leader. But it’s changed my life‘Picture the audience naked.” The popular wisdom for overcoming stage fright was turned on its head the first time I was unveiled – body waxed, head shaved, and completely nude – in front of thousands of fully clothed opera-goers at the London Coliseum, in 2016. It was the premiere of a monumental new production of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten by Phelim McDermott, for English ...
Tags: Religion, Classical Music, Opera, Philip Glass, Eno, London Coliseum, Phelim McDermott, Phelim, Stagecraft, English National Opera (ENO

Opera browser for Android beta gets built-in free VPN

Opera has announced that it is testing new in-built browser VPN for its Android browser. Beta users are the first ones to test the VPN. It is a free, unlimited and has no-log VPN feature.  When on public Wi-Fi, Just tap on “Settings” in your Opera browser and activate VPN. Opera says that the reason for including this built-in VPN in the Android browser is because it gives you that extra layer of protection. The desktop version of the Opera browser already offers unlimited free VPN, and Andro...
Tags: Android, Apps, News, Blogging, Vpn, Opera, VPN Opera

Opera adds a free VPN to its Android browser app

Opera became the first browser-maker to bundle a VPN with its service, and now that effort is expanding to mobile. The company announced today that its Android browser app will begin offering a free VPN. The feature will be rolled out to beta users on a gradual basis. The VPN is free and unlimited, and it can be set to locations in America, Europe and Asia as well as an ‘optimal’ setting which hooks up the faster available connection. Switching on the VPN means that user traffic data isn’t colle...
Tags: Android, Startups, Apps, Asia, Europe, America, Search Engines, Web Browsers, Software, Computing, Vpn, Opera, Nasdaq, Freeware, Ad Blocking, America Europe

Does Paris Still Have the Ugliest Opera House in Europe?

The Opéra Bastille, which turns 30 this year, has been mocked for virtually all of its existence.
Tags: Europe, News, Opera, Ott, Carlos, Paris Opera, Stephane, Lissner, Paris (France, Opéra Bastille, Ugliest Opera House

How to Set Up Opera’s Mobile VPN for Secure Browsing on Android

We’ve discussed the importance of using a VPN for web browsing several times before, but almost always in the context of finding a VPN to use alongside your desktop browser (and other activities). However, many mobile developers are baking VPNs directly into their browsers, the latest being Opera on Android.Read more...
Tags: Android, Vpn, Opera, Lifehacks, Mobile Vpn

At the Paris Opera, a Biblical Tale Told With Rothko and Children

The director Romeo Castellucci explains some of the striking imagery in his staging of Scarlatti’s “Il Primo Omicidio.”
Tags: News, Opera, Romeo, Scarlatti, Rothko, Paris Opera, Castellucci, Romeo Castellucci, Il Primo Omicidio (Musical Work

Les Troyens, Opéra national de Paris, 28 January 2019

Opéra Bastille Énée (Brandon Jovanovich)Images: Vincent Pontet / Opéra national de Paris Cassandre – Stéphanie d’Oustrac Ascagne – Michèle Losier Hécube – Véronique Gens Énée – Brandon Jovanovich Chorèbe – Stéphane Degout Panthée – Christian Helmer Hector’s Ghost – Thomas Dear Priam – Paata Burchuladze Greek Captain – Jean-Luc Ballestra Soldier – Jean-François Marras Polyxène – Sophie Clasisse Didon – Ekaterina Seme...
Tags: Religion, Paris, Jordan, Opera, Anna, Pluto, Covent Garden, Carmen, Centre Pompidou, Daniel Barenboim, Bizet, Barenboim, Carthage, Paris Opera, Gluck, Berlioz