Mar 19, 2013 13:49 EDT
The Vienna Opera continued its successful run this season with a whopping 99.2-percent attendance, even as it planned a slew of new premieres for next year.
Jun 28, 2012 23:33 EDT
If Spain retain the European Championship title in Kiev on Sunday in beating Italy then Vicente Del Bosque will make history as the only coach ever to lift the Euro, the World Cup and the Champions League.
Mar 27, 2012 12:58 EDT
Five opera premieres and three for ballet will pepper next season at Vienna's State Opera, which continues to see its profits and spectators rise since French director Dominique Meyer took over.
Nov 23, 2011 02:48 EST
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter Wednesday admitted he was "hurt" by the outrage sparked by his controversial comments about racism in football as he struggled to draw a line under the row.
Oct 28, 2011 06:50 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - Spanish singer Placido Domingo marked his 40th anniversary at London's Royal Opera House with a gala concert late Thursday that was greeted with one of the longest and loudest curtain calls the venue has seen in years.
Oct 13, 2011 07:33 EDT
The Royal Opera House of Oman, the first of its kind in the Arabian Peninsula, was officially opened on Wednesday by the country's ruler Sultan Qaboos, himself a music enthusiast.
Oct 01, 2011 17:54 EDT
In Washington, the operatic drama is taking place offstage.
Sep 17, 2011 10:43 EDT
US conductor James Conlon, who worked at the Paris Opera for nearly a decade, likes the "visceral" passion of opera goers in Los Angeles even if he feels at home in more "intellectual" France.
Sep 16, 2011 13:25 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Star singer Andrea Bocelli dazzled thousands with his signature brand of pop and opera in a cold, wet night in New York City's Central Park, which will be etched in his memory as an important career milestone.
Sep 05, 2011 14:50 EDT
World champion soprano Pretty Yende never knew opera existed until a soaring score of an airline commercial came over the television in her South African black township home 10 years ago.
Sep 02, 2011 13:53 EDT
Trade unionists at La Scala opera house in Milan on Friday announced a strike that will force the cancellation of next week's much-awaited performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Fidelio" by the prestigious Vienna Staatsoper.
Aug 16, 2011 06:43 EDT
BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA should limit terms for senior officials, set up an independent group to clear up anti-corruption allegations and "embrace transparency," corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) said on Tuesday.
Aug 16, 2011 02:29 EDT
Spanish opera star Placido Domingo will perform a one-off benefit concert in Christchurch to raise funds for the arts in the earthquake devastated New Zealand city, it was announced Tuesday.
Jul 31, 2011 08:35 EDT
Ex-Soviet Georgia may not appear the most glamorous destination, but officials hope that pop stars like Sting, Enrique Iglesias and Macy Gray can add showbiz chic to their bid to attract tourists.
Jul 27, 2011 14:05 EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Beleaguered FIFA president Sepp Blatter denied he ran FIFA like a dictatorship on Wednesday but refused to make any comment on his former ally Mohamed bin Hammam, who was banned from soccer for life on Saturday on corruption charges.
Jul 23, 2011 16:03 EDT
ZURICH (Reuters) - Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Asian soccer chief who was due to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency last month, was banned for life by football's ruling body on Saturday for his part in a cash-for-votes scandal.
Jul 22, 2011 09:49 EDT
Russia's Bolshoi Theatre is to finally reopen on October 28 with a lavish ballet and opera gala after a six-year closure for a sometimes fraught restoration, its general director said on Friday.
Jun 27, 2011 15:19 EDT
Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar and Antonio Banderas were among 25 Spanish film stars honoured with a sidewalk plaque on Madrid's new Walk of Fame, which was inaugurated Monday.
Jun 17, 2011 09:22 EDT
GENEVA (Reuters) - The winners of next year's Euro 2012 championships in Poland and Ukraine could earn 23.5 million euros ($33.76 million) if they lift the trophy by winning all six matches in the group stage and knockout rounds.
Jun 14, 2011 23:01 EDT
Asia's caretaker football chief insists he is not thinking about taking over full-time and is only in "temporary" charge after being handed the role by an explosive corruption scandal.