Music

Conductor Zubin Mehta sidelined by shoulder operation

Nov 29, 2017

La Scala says a shoulder operation is forcing conductor Zubin Mehta to take a break of at least three months, requiring changes in the opera house's lineup

For opera's Netrebko and Eyvazov, the on-stage kiss is real

Nov 29, 2017

It won't be all acting when soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, sing the final, climactic duet in "Andrea Chernier" for La Scala's season opener

Lithuanian mayor invites Bono to visit shopping mall

Nov 16, 2017

A mayor in northeastern Lithuania has invited U2 frontman Bono to visit the shopping mall in Lithuania which he allegedly owns parts via low-tax Malta according to recently leaked corporate documents

Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Ruzickova dies at age 90

Sep 27, 2017

Zuzana Ruzickova, a Czech musician who survived Nazi death camps and communist persecution before winning world acclaim as a harpsichordist, has died at age 90

Awards for titans, shows by young talent close Milan

Sep 25, 2017

For once, even the designers had occasion to wear their finest creations as Milan Fashion Week closed with a star-studded sustainability gala at the city's famed La Scala opera house

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci extends news cycle with Rocket Man

Sep 20, 2017

Green has been declared the color of Milan Fashion Week, with the fashion chamber promoting sustainability in the trend-driven world of ready-to-wear.

Robot conducts tenor Bocelli, orchestra in Pisa

Sep 13, 2017

Tenor Andrea Bocelli has brought down the house at Pisa's Teatro Verdi by performing with an unusal conductor: a robot

Iceland riveted as notorious 1828 murder case is retried

Sep 8, 2017

A chilling double murder has haunted Icelanders for nearly 2 centuries _ and now the case is being re-examined by a mock trial

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' screens in 3-D at Venice

Sep 4, 2017

Director John Landis says he is still upset by Michael Jackson's death, but a Venice Film Festival screening dedicated to "Thriller" is a chance to celebrate the musician's life

Director Zeffirelli misses gala event at new Florence museum

Jul 31, 2017

Andre Bocelli and a Haitian children's choir inaugurated the Franco Zeffirelli International Center of the Performing Arts while the 94-year-old film and theater director live-streamed the events from home

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