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CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE - They Sang What They Could Not Say

SEVENTY-THREE YEARS AGO, Jewish prisoners interred at Terezin, the notorious Nazi concentration camp, used their singing of Giuseppe Verdi’s "Requiem Mass" as a most unlikely weapon against their captors. In June 1944, 150 inmates, weakened…
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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER - Arte * Poesia * Musica Represents Trend in Cultural Programming

Culture lovers will enjoy a special evening of bilingual fusion featuring Latin American visual art, poetry, and music when Opera Carolina, the Mint Museum, and ArtSi collaboratively present Arte*Poesía* Música Thursday. The concert…
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Meena Conducts at NYC Opera Gala

Opera Carolina general director James Meena will take the baton at New York City’s Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in a spring gala celebrating the rebirth of the New York City Opera. The gala March 9 will honor the company’s longtime…
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From Russia With Love

Growing up in Moscow, Olga Orlovskaya was surrounded by music. Her mother was a choirmaster and a professional musician with expectations that her daughter would become a concert pianist. Orlovskaya mastered the piano, yet her true passion…
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CREATIVE LOAFING - Turandot Turns Up The Heat

Turandot is a 12th century Asian princess, a Middle Ages era cross between contemporary uber-bitches Cersei Lannister and Kim Kardashian. Her beauty is so captivating that countless men vie for her affection. Those who incorrectly respond…