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  • Taking inspiration from opera visionary Gerard Mortier

     Taking inspiration from opera visionary Gerard Mortier
    Gerard Mortier, who died of cancer on Saturday at age 70, is being widely eulogized for the incalculable role he played in the opera world in the years he headed opera companies in Brussels, Paris and Madrid. Most notably he revolutionized the Salzburg Festival.
  • Vienna Philharmonic confronts its past, is doing just fine in present

    Vienna Philharmonic confronts its past, is doing just fine in present
    BERKELEY — The Vienna Philharmonic is an orchestra that has always been gripped by as well as in the grip of history — the history of Western music, of which it has played a significant part, and the history of Vienna, of which it has also...

    Kim Kardashian's $500,000 Vienna ball date reportedly goes awry

    Kim Kardashian's $500,000 Vienna ball date reportedly goes awry
    A half-million bucks for a date night at a fancy party doesn't sound like hard work — but Kim Kardashian's deal to accompany billionaire Richard Lugner to the Vienna Opera Ball in Austria doesn't seem to have played out very well. Lugner, who over...

    Review: 'The Last of the Unjust' is ungainly but powerful

    Review: 'The Last of the Unjust' is ungainly but powerful
    With the ground-breaking 9½-hour "Shoah" and similar documentaries to his credit, it would be understandable if filmmaker Claude Lanzmann felt he'd spent enough time dealing with the Holocaust. But the opposite is true, with a vengeance. At age 87...

    Claudio Abbado dies at 80; Italian conductor with wide-ranging mastery

    Claudio Abbado dies at 80; Italian conductor with wide-ranging mastery
    Claudio Abbado, an Italian conductor whose wide-ranging mastery of symphonic and operatic repertory and attention to detail drew comparisons to more famous maestros Carlo Mario Giulini, Arturo Toscanini and Herbert von Karajan, has died. He was 80. A...