All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Opera’

Renee Fleming an Opera Star, But Hitting Broadway for the First Time

Renee Fleming is already a well-known name among opera enthusiasts. But her name is joining Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and Maria Callas as household words nowadays. Renee Fleming sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII, showing previous pop diva attempters how it’s done. She also “sang” in the recent Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fleming is a soprano, and will …

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Mobile Shoppers Most Active On Sundays [Report]

A new report out from Opera looks at mobile shopping habits, and has determined that Sunday is the best day of the week when it comes to sales from mobile shoppers. “Unlike desktop traffic to e-commerce sites, which tends to peak on Mondays and remains stronger during weekdays than on weekends, mobile shopping traffic is highly concentrated on Sundays,” Opera …

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Andrea Bocelli Talks Opera and Fatherhood

Andrea Bocelli can’t get away from singing opera, even when he’s in the role of ‘Dad.’ The 56-year-old says even when he’s singing his two-year-old daughter Virginia a lullaby, she prefers opera. “My daughter … likes every kind of music, but in particular there is a song that she loves very much, ‘Funiculi Funicula,’” Bocelli said of the Neapolitan song, …

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Shareaholic Browser Report: Safari Is On The Rise

Shareaholic has released its latest Browser Share Report, which indicates that Safari is creeping up in market share. The data comes from 250 million web users visiting over 200,000 publishers in Shareaholic’s network. Here’s how it shook out over the past eight months: “As someone responsible for a website, you should make it a point to know which the most …

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Andrea Bocelli Weds Longtime Girlfriend

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli married longtime companion Veronica Berti Friday, in the coastal town of Livorno, Italy. Bocelli, 55, had been dating Berti, 30, for 12 years, and the couple has a two-year-old daughter together named Virginia. The newlyweds married on their daughter’s second birthday. Singer-songwriter Bocelli was born on September, 22 1958 with with poor eyesight, and eventually went …

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Renee Fleming Nails National Anthem

We wouldn’t have known it before kickoff, but Renee Fleming’s rendition of The Star Spangled Banner may have been the highlight of the night. The Seattle Seahawks handily defeated the Denver Broncos in yesterday’s Super Bowl 43 – 8. But at least audiences got the pleasure of hearing a LIVE version of the national anthem accompanied by a grandiose 32-voice …

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Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad Meets Opera

The story of Harriet Tubman has recently hit the performance arena in New York. “Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom,” is an opera written by a third-generation Nigerian-American who practically grew up on the stories of Tubman and The Underground Railroad. Presented by screenwriter Nkeiru Okoye of American Opera Projects, the opera is a product of three years …

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Maria Callas Gets A Google Doodle (Watch Her Perform Here)

Google is celebrating famed opera singer Maria Callas with its homepage doodle today, which would have been her 90th birthday. She died from a heart attack at the young age of 53 in 1977. Callas, born in New York, is widely considered one of the most influential opera singers of the 20th century. She was a soprano, and often praised …

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The New Opera Is Out Of Beta And Available On Windows, Mac

Earlier this year, Opera said that it would be ditching its own rendering engine in favor of Google’s Blink. The new browser launched in beta in May, but now a final version is available for all who want to try out a new, faster Opera. Opera Software announced today that the new chromium-powered Opera is available to download today for …

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The Chromium-Powered Opera Is Finally Here

Opera made a big stink a few months ago when it was announced it was ditching its own Presto Web rendering engine in favor of Webkit. After Google announced it was ditching Webkit in favor of its own forked version called Blink, Opera followed suit saying it would be using Blink as well. Now the Blink-powered Opera is finally here. …

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Risë Stevens Dies; Opera Singer Was 99

Opera singer Risë Stevens died this week at the age of 99. Stevens was best known for her title role in the opera Carmen during the 1950s. According to her New York Times obituary, Stevens died at her home in Manhattan on March 20. Stevens was born in New York City in 1913. She later attended the Julliard School for …

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Google Updates WhatBrowser.org; 43 Languages, Mobile Support

Google says that no matter which browser you choose, you should at least be informed on whether or not it’s updated and what the other options are. Three years ago, they created a site that answers those questions and more. Although WhatBrowser.org is a Google creation, they don’t simply recommend that everyone switches to the newest version of Chrome. For …

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