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For those who have not yet seen it, or want to see it again, LA Opera proudly presents The Anonymous Lover (L’Amant Anonyme), an unjustly neglected 1780 chamber opera by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a pioneering Black composer who was a contemporary of Mozart. His comic romance tells the story of Léontine, a beautiful young widow who has become disillusioned with love. Much to her surprise, she receives a steady stream of letters and gifts from an unknown man professing his undying passion. Her friend Valcour tells her he has no interest in romance. But now, after hiding his true feelings for years, Valcour has the courage to reveal that he himself is her devoted secret admirer. Will his confession sway a woman sworn to resist all affairs of the heart?
https://www.laopera.org/performances/updated-2021-season/the-anonymous-lover/. Available only through November 29, 2020.
Leaving Los Angeles late in the afternoon, we land in
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On Friday evening November 8 at 6 PM Arizona Opera gave its second Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio Artists’ Recital for a small socially distanced audience in attendance and its many followers online. The program was dedicated to the memory of Joel Revzen, Arizona Opera’s former artistic director and principal conductor. After a few announcements, soprano Cheyanne Coss opened with “Qui la voce,” Elvira’s mad scene from Vincenzo Bellini’s Bel Canto opera, I Puritani. Elvira lived in a time when women had no rights, so in opera madness allowed her to proclaim her true feelings. Coss expressed them most eloquently but had some difficulty with the final decorative runs. Pianist Robert Bosworth’s nuanced accompaniment helped her reminisce melodically about happier times. She would return at the end to provide the concert’s finale.
Next to appear on the temporary stage set against a multi-windowed door on the side of the opera
Acclaimed 2018 production of Carmen available online through November 8 only.
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Fall brings a flurry of activity to The Dallas Opera’s TDO Network, which continues to develop new shows and curate existing programs to engage and entertain music lovers all over the world.
Since its inception in March, TDO Network has reached Facebook viewership of more than 50 million in 50 countries and consistently ranks among the top-ten most popular international opera company digital sites. Original content is created by-and for-members of the worldwide opera community.
Coming back….After a brief summer hiatus, one of TDO Network’s most popular programs has returned with a fresh focus:
Living Your Best Life with Deanna Breiwick: Season 2 (New Episodes Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. Central Time) American soprano Deanna Breiwick, who will make her Dallas Opera debut this season as Claude in the world premiere of Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer’s The Diving Bell
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Year after year, phishing remains one of the most popular and effective ways for attackers to steal your passwords. As users, we’re mostly trained to spot the telltale signs of a phishing site, but most of us rely on carefully examining the web address in the browser’s address bar to make sure the site is legitimate.
But even the browser’s anti-phishing features — often the last line of defense for a would-be phishing victim — aren’t perfect.
Security researcher Rafay Baloch found several vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used mobile browsers — including Apple’s Safari, Opera and Yandex — which if exploited would allow an attacker to trick the browser into displaying a different web address than the actual website that the user is on. These address bar spoofing bugs make it far easier for attackers to make their phishing pages look like legitimate websites, creating the perfect