Russians sing praises of Crimea annexation in new opera

It might not be over until the fat lady sings but a patriotic opera in Russia`s second city of Saint Petersburg has attempted to cement Moscow`s disputed control over Crimea in music at least.

Opera singer Placido Domingo hospitalized for blood clot

Spanish opera star Placido Domingo was admitted to a hospital in his home city of Madrid on Monday, for a blood clot in the lung.

`Bollywood live` opera auditions start in UK

Auditions have started for `Bollywood Live,` a BBC production adapted from the opera Carmen by Bizet, in Bradford.

Opera director collapses during performance

Vienna state opera musical director Franz Welser-Moest collapsed while conducting a Wagner opera in the Vienna State Opera, according to an official statement.

Neanderthals sang opera, says researcher

Neanderthals sang opera, British archaeologist Steven Mithen told EFE.

Study rejects "faster than light" particle finding

An international team of scientists in Italy studying the same neutrino particles colleagues say appear to have travelled faster than light rejected the startling finding this weekend.

‘Elliot’ writer`s opera dropped over gay character

A community opera involving hundreds of children and written by the author of ‘Billy Elliot’ has been cancelled.

Bill Clinton folk opera debuts in New York

A folk opera depicting a day in the life of teenage Bill Clinton has hit the stage of New York.

James Levine leads harrowing `Wozzeck`

The many supporting roles were entrusted to first-rate singing actors.

Bhansali not adapting `Padmavati` opera

Sanjay Leela Bhansali will not make his opera `Padmavati` in a movie.

Show on Anna Nicole Smith set to be most X-rated opera ever?

An opera based on the life of late model Anna, could just be the most X-rated opera ever seen with lurid sex scenes and foul language.

Netrebko steals fundraising opera gala

Netrebko sang an aria from Kalman`s `The Gypsy Princess`.

BBC4 to produce opera on Anna`s life

`Anna Nicole: The Opera` is due to be broadcast on BBC4 in early 2011.

Browser upgraded to block Chinese users from Facebook

Chinese Internet users would no longer be able to access Facebook, as the web browser Opera has upgraded its Chinese version closing a loophole that allowed users to access websites banned by the government.