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Birgit Nilsson

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  • Music review: Karita Mattila at the Broad Stage

    Richard S. Ginell reviews Karita Mattila, accompanied by Martin Katz, in a song recital at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
  • Monster Mash: Graffiti artist Smear arrested in L.A.; new statue memorializing Kurt Cobain planned

    Busted: The graffiti artist known as Smear, who was already being sued by the Los Angeles city attorney, was arrested Wednesday on an alleged probation violation. (Los Angeles Times) Rock icon: A sculpture honoring the memory of Kurt Cobain is...

    Conductor Riccardo Muti wins Birgit Nilsson Prize, plus a cool million

    One of the top awards in the field of classical music, the Birgit Nilsson Prize honors singers and conductors for their career achievements. Plácido Domingo was the first recipient of the award in 2009. On Wednesday, organizers announced that Italian...

    'The Ring,' captured on CD and DVD

    'The Ring,' captured on CD and DVD
    Complete "Ring" cycles have been a feature of the recording industry for some 50 years, first as a platform for the star conductor and lately for the star director. There are fast "Rings," profound "Rings," Eurotrash "Rings," even your father's "Ring," in...

    Three Tristans!

    Ramon Vinay, the tenor cast with Birgit Nilsson in "Tristan," said he was too ill to do the entire opera, so Rudolph Bing had Vinay sing Act I, Karl Liebel (likewise under the weather) sing Act II and Albert da Costa (also ill) sing Act III. Hedda...