Saturday Night Social: Give It All To Lucia Popp

Tonight, we give it up for Lucia Popp, an Austrian-Czech opera singer who turned to music after studying medicine. Popp was a remarkable Viennese operetta singer, who was named an Austrian Kammersängerin. Sadly, she died on this day in 1993, but her beautiful voice still lives on. This one's in honor of my mother, who… » 11/16/13 6:30pm 11/16/13 6:30pm

Hey, Sexy Libretto: Gangnam Style Performed by Opera Singer and Classical Orchestra

From Radio-Television of Slovenia, your newest source for everything amazing, comes an opera singer and classical orchestra performing Psy's addictive-obnoxious mega-hit. I can't lie, I don't love the original song or opera all that much, but this is the most wonderful. I can't decide who I love more — the overly… » 12/24/12 6:15pm 12/24/12 6:15pm

Scenes From "Anna Nicole: The Opera"

Yes, it's ironic that Anna Nicole Smith's tawdry life is being played out at the Royal Opera in Covent Garden. But it's downright poetic that it's apparently a critical hit. In death, the buxom blonde has finally been able to achieve something that she never quite could in life: She's being taken seriously. And by » 2/18/11 2:04pm 2/18/11 2:04pm