For all the bright lights and razzle-dazzle of the Las Vegas locale, the most illuminating stretches in Michael Mayer's showy new production of "Rigoletto" at the Metropolitan Opera occurred when the three commanding singers were left alone at the front of the stage and the splashy scenery receded into the background.
Diana Damrau recalled when she learned the Metropolitan Opera's new production of "Rigoletto" would be set in the glitzy Rat Pack-era Las Vegas of 1960, not 16th-century Mantua.
Jonathan Miller, chief digital officer of News Corp., is leaving the company at the end of September as he seeks a more hands-on role with a standalone firm.
For many homeowners, when it's time to sell, it's often also a hectic time - packing and cleaning, preparing to move out of the area, beginning a new job, ending or beginning a relationship. Add home renovations to the mix, and it's easy to see why many homeowners throw in the towel and opt to sell "as is."
The Metropolitan Opera has abandoned a new production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" by director Luc Bondy, whose grim version of Puccini's "Tosca" provoked intense booing when it opened the 2009-10 season. In its place, the company will present a far more radical reinterpretation that relocates the action to Ratpack-era Las Vegas of 1960.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been through State of the Union addresses before. But it was the speech she missed last year where her presence was felt most — and has given her a chance at a lasting legacy.
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins took center stage when the Edmonton Oilers made him the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft.
The New York City Opera has kicked off its spring season with a one-two punch that shows the scrappy company staying true to its historic dual mission.