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A round-faced young man with a thick head of hair depicted in a tiny 18th century portrait that had the experts puzzled for centuries now has a name _ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Famed for her beauty that matched her serene voice, Swiss-born diva Lisa Della Casa swept up crowds at opera houses of the past century with an elegant and radiant style that established her as one of the finest sopranos of her generation.
"La Clemenza di Tito," written just months before Mozart's death in 1791, is a curiosity among his operas, a throwback to an archaic style he had moved beyond. But what a glorious throwback it is!
While the town of Mayberry, the setting for "The Andy Griffith Show," was fiction, it was inspired by a real place: Mount Airy, N.C., hometown of the late Andy Griffith. And more than a half-century after the series first aired, fans are still coming to Mount Airy, looking for a glimpse of small-town life and the simpler times portrayed on the show.
In the town of Mayberry from "The Andy Griffith Show," a small-town sheriff and his trusty deputy always outwitted big-city crooks, and problems never got much bigger than a trigger-happy kid with a slingshot.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the renowned German baritone who performed for more than five decades on stages in Berlin, Vienna, London and New York, died Friday. He was 86.
On Tuesday, Maurice Sendak passed away at age 83. One of the world's most influential children's authors, his seminal work, "Where the Wild Things Are" (1963), can be found on most bookshelves of young and old alike.
Move over Mozart. Toes in Salzburg are tapping to a new beat as residents finally embrace the Hollywood musical that put them on the map nearly half a century ago.
The very travels that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and shaped modern biology may have led to one of the illnesses that plagued the British naturalist for decades and ultimately led to his death, a gastroenterologist said Friday.
Actor John Malkovich will star as the 18th-century womanizer Casanova in a new Austrian theater production.
he Washington area is never far from another performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's popular opera "Die Zauberfloete" — better known here as "The Magic Flute." This time around, it was the Wolf Trap Opera Company's turn to stage the work, borrowing minimalist sets from the New York City Opera for two performances this past weekend at the Filene Center in Vienna.
He says the same experts concluded that another portrait, showing a youth holding a bird's nest, was not Mozart, as had been believed.