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Spanish tenor Placido Domingo presented Tuesday the latest edition of Operalia, a competition he described as the "Olympics of the opera". The contest showcasing young opera stars was founded in 1993, and this year 40 singers from 17 countries including the United States, Russia and China are taking part.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet. Peeling back the tarp over the doorway, the skinny girl reaches out into the dirt alleyway to hug the church volunteer arriving to take her to dance class.
Jonathan Mann, the musician who created the Mario Opera nearly a decade ago, has put the rock opera's first act on YouTube as part of a retrospective on the show. First performed over four nights in May 2005, the Mario Opera was Mann's tribute to Donkey Kong/Super Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto, whom Mann calls a creative role model and personal inspiration. The Mario Opera returned for a single night in August 2013.
Many indie music fans are familiar with the chillwave sound of Chaz Bundick's Toro y Moi. He's now shifting his focus to his dance project Les Sins, with a debut album out in November. Chaz Bundick hails from South Carolina and has been releasing music as Toro y Moi since 2010, most recently the 2013 LP "Anything in Return." The first taste of his dance project Les Sins came with the 2010 double-sided single "Lina," and he's just announced his debut LP under the moniker. Toro y Moi has built a solid following and fans are eager to hear where Bundick takes the new album.