We're not making this up!

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Posted Sept 2, 2014

Saturday September 13, 6:30 p.m. West Edge Opera will hold an event entitled "Opera Off the Deep End". This is annual event is a light-hearted comedy evening, however this year there is a truly unique treat.The evening's entertainment includes a reprise of Marie Plette's HILARIOUS re-creation of Anna Russell's famous telling of Wagner's Ring Saga.


St. Alban's Church
1501 Washington St
Albany, California
United States

Met Opera and Union Update - III

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Posted on August 29, 2014

The Met Opera's Show Goes on, For Now....Apocalyse Later

Hand me my cape, and my bonus!
Terry Teachout of the WSJ reveals‎ some of the bargaining points which led to the Met contract agreements.

Work rules remain unchanged‎ in the Met contracts which call for pay cuts now and financial transparency in exchange for "profit sharing" from the endowment income and delayed pay increases.

Operalia Finals - Live on Saturday from Los Angeles


Posted August 28, 2014

Placido Domingo's Operalia Final Round will be webcast live from Los Angeles on Saturday August 30th at 7:00 PDT. The final competition will be webcast live on Medici.tv. Among this year's finalists is 2012 Merola participant, tenor Yi Li. Past Operalia winners include: Rolando Villazon, Joyce Di Donato, Erwin Schrott, Elizabeth Futral, Ana Maria Martinez, Nina Stemme, Susanna Phillips and Jose Cura.

Wagner - Parsifal Paintings

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Posted August 27, 2014

Paintings by Rogelio de Egusquiza and Cal Pedranti

Egusquiza and Wagner´s Parsifal in the Museo del Prado - to October 27, 2014

Met Opera and Union Update - II

Union contract

Posted on August 23, 2014

The Final Union Settlements

Met Opera and Union Update - I

Union contract

Posted August 21, 2014

Contracts Give Unions a Voice in Decisions:


Met Opera and Unions Reached Agreements

Union contract

Posted on August 20, 2014

Met Opera Clears Last Hurdle

Met Opera and Unions Reached Agreements

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Posted on August 19, 2014

Met Opera:  Update on Met Union Negotiations (August 18, 2014)

Met Opera Called Off Lockout

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Posted August 18, 2014

Situation is still tense with tentative agreements: