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Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, 96

ROME — Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96.

Opera singer Montserrat Caballe, 85

BARCELONA — Montserrat Caballe, who took opera into the pop charts by singing “Barcelona” with Freddie Mercury three decades ago, died aged 85 on Saturday.

New York’s Met Opera to stage opera for toddlers

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera of New York is wooing a younger audience — make that very, very young. It is putting on an...

Operatic night of love at the museum

TENOR Arthur Espiritu will be joined by sopranos Stefanie Quintin and Mheco Manlangit, and pianist Najib Ismail for a pre-Valentine concert, A Night of...

Met’s The Pearl Fishers screened

GEORGES Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers, the second offering for the CCP Met Opera in HD Season 5, will be screened on Jan. 9,...

Tribute to Mario Lanza

OLDER GENERATIONS recall American tenor and Hollywood actor Mario Lanza with fondness for introducing opera to the masses through his records and movies in...

Culture shock and awe: A diary of National Arts Month

By Jessica Zafra ON SUNDAY we ran into Grace at the ballet at the Cultural Center, and on Wednesday we saw her again at the...

La Boheme: the youthful opera

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz Opera La Boheme Presented by Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation Nov. 26, 7 p.m. Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. corner De la...