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  • Bess Myerson, Miss America who rose in politics and fell in scandal, dies at 90

    Bess Myerson, Miss America who rose in politics and fell in scandal, dies at 90
    Bess Myerson, the former beauty queen, television personality and New York politician who spent four decades in the public eye before her glamorous image was tarnished by scandal, has died. She was 90.
  • Renee Fleming is a Lyric operative

    Renee Fleming is a Lyric operative
    The diva sat at the conference table, pen in hand, taking notes and occasionally offering comments on administrative matters and programming ideas. Twelve hours earlier, she'd been elsewhere in the building: on the stage singing one of her signature roles...

    Supertitles, once denounced, loom large in modern-day opera

    Supertitles, once denounced, loom large in modern-day opera
    "Celluloid condoms between the audience and the immediate gratification of understanding." "More like watching Playboy TV than having sex." Hyperbolic outbursts are not uncommon in opera, but rarely were they so concentrated or, um, vivid. ----------...

    Placido Domingo: New York City Opera demise would be a 'tragedy'

    Placido Domingo: New York City Opera demise would be a 'tragedy'
    When renowned tenor Plácido Domingo was still a relatively unknown singer from Spain, he made his Los Angeles-area debut at the Music Center in 1967 in a touring series by the New York City Opera. His local debut included performances in "Don Rodrigo,"...

    San Diego Opera will close, in 'a sign of the times'

    The San Diego Opera shocked many in the arts world by announcing it will cease operations at the end of the current season, citing a tough fundraising environment and weak ticket sales. The company's board voted to shut down rather than declare...