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Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree to Make the Holiday Season Brighter for Military Children

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 novembre 2019

Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that serves America’s military families, and Dollar Tree Inc. will once again join forces to make the holidays brighter for our military families with the nonprofit’s annual Holiday Toy Drive. For the 13th consecutive year, Dollar Tree customers can purchase toys for military children, easing the financial burdens that often accompany the holiday season for junior- and mid-grade (E1-E6) service members and their families.
Dollar Tree stores will have collection boxes available at checkout in which shoppers can place their purchased toys through December 5. The toys will be collected by Operation Homefront volunteers and distributed at the nonprofit’s holiday events across the country and through on-base Family Readiness Groups. Making the season brighter for military families is what this partnership is all about, and Dollar Tree and its generous customers have made that joy possible since 2006.

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New Season of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Content Starts Now with ‘Operation Spectre Rising’

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 maggio 2019

The newest community event and seasonal release for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 is available now on Playstation®4, with other platforms to follow. Operation Spectre Rising delivers assassin-themed updates across the game, including a beloved Specialist, big changes to Blackout, new game modes and personalization items, as well as adding three Multiplayer maps and a special summer-themed event.“The community has anticipated Spectre’s return for a long time, and that’s inspired us to build Operation Spectre Rising all around this shadowy, fan-favorite assassin and the wetworks theme,” said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “This new Operation delivers lots of new game modes and fun ways to play Black Ops 4, including some really cool changes to the Blackout map following Spectre’s dramatic introduction – players won’t want to miss this event!”

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Hundreds of EU staff kick off beach clean season

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 marzo 2019

Hundreds of EU staff in Belgium have spent their lazy Sunday on the beach. “What’s new?” you might wonder. Well, they didn’t come for sunbathing, even if the weather was good for it. Nor for taking an early dip into the sea – though swimming in ice cold water is something of a national tradition here (“ijsberen”, or acting like an ice bear). Equipped with gloves, bags, litter picking sticks and a host of 12-starred paraphernalia, officials from the Commission and other institutions came to clean the beach, ahead of the tourist season.To increase the impact, this EU Beach Clean partnered with the Eneco Clean Beach Cup, Belgium’s largest annual beach clean event. And impactful it was. No less than 11.5 tonnes of litter was collected all along the Belgian coastline! Much of it were small items: pieces of fishing net, plastic bottle lids, cigarette butts… But also buoys, car tyres and even an old carpet ended up in the huge, transparent cylinders of the waste collection point, pilloried for all to see before going to the recycler’s at the end of the day.
Belgian Commissioner Marianne Thyssen encouraged the crowd to clean, but first of all to prevent. The EU’s new legislation on single use plastics and lost fishing gear, ready to be adopted by Parliament this week, will help with that. It discourages the production and use of the 10 single-use plastic items most commonly found on EU beaches. Already now, several Belgian beach clubs and bars have committed to ban single use plastic as of this season.
The event in De Haan also kicks off the EU’s beach clean season, which in 2018 covered 65 countries all over the world. Most of these events are planned for September around the World Cleanup Day. Stay tuned!

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Abu Dhabi Summer Season

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 ottobre 2018

Abu Dhabi, Secondo gli ultimi dati pubblicati dal Dipartimento Cultura e Turismo – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), il numero di hotel guest che hanno soggiornato ad Abu Dhabi ad agosto è aumentato del 10,5% rispetto allo stesso mese del 2017, con una crescita a doppia cifra nella maggior parte dei key source market.Con la popolarità dell’Emirato ulteriormente stimolata dall’Abu Dhabi Summer Season, i risultati di agosto mostrano che gli obiettivi del Dipartimento di migliorare le cifre del 2017 (quasi 5 milioni di hotel guest), sono a un ottimo punto.In totale, ben 477.606 visitatori hanno soggiornato ad agosto nei 162 hotel e apart-hotel di Abu Dhabi, con un aumento di oltre 45.000 unità rispetto all’agosto 2017. Per i primi otto mesi dell’anno, i dati mostrano che Abu Dhabi ha registrato più di 3,31 milioni di ospiti, una spinta del 5,8% sul numero totale rispetto allo scorso anno.Sua Eccellenza Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary, DCT Abu Dhabi, ha dichiarato: “L’ultimo rapporto ci conferma di essere sulla buona strada per un altro anno da record. I risultati per questi primi otto mesi del 2018 sono stati favoriti dalla popolarità della Abu Dhabi Summer Season, che si è svolta da giugno ad agosto. Il duro lavoro che stiamo facendo per promuovere l’Emirato sta raccogliendo dividendi in tutti i nostri mercati chiave. Stiamo registrando una crescita anno-su-anno quasi del 6% rispetto allo stesso periodo del 2017. Il nostro impegno è ancora saldamente orientato all’obiettivo finale per il 2018: un altro record di numeri. Gli eventi ancora in arrivo contribuiranno ad alimentare l’interesse verso la destinazione: il Gran Premio di Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi, i nostri festival annuali che celebrano arte, cultura e food, i festeggiamenti di fine anno e il fascino crescente delle nostre ultime attrazioni, come Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. “Tutte e tre le regioni dell’Emirato hanno registrato un aumento anno su anno degli hotel guest in agosto: Abu Dhabi City ha guadagnato l’11,2%, la regione Al Ain ha registrato una crescita del 2,8% e la regione di Al Dhafra un aumento del 22,5%, con tassi di occupazione in crescita rispettivamente del 5,6% e 8,4%. Gli hotel guest italiani, ad agosto 2018, sono stati in totale 3.782, con una lieve flessione rispetto ad agosto 2017 (-0,47%). Il numero totale di hotel guest italiani, nei primi 8 mesi dell’anno, è pari a 37.782, con una media notti pari a 3.6.

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Video: Season of Creation – CEC and CCEE join in call to prayer

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 settembre 2018

To observe the Season of Creation the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) are calling Christians and their communities to pray and care for creation. The two organisations have released a joint video featuring message from CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger and CCEE President Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco focusing on this year’s theme “Walking Together”.In joining this call the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) of works for environmental concerns, supporting initiatives of churches across the continent and encouraging a common Christian witness in caring for God’s creation.CCEE, CEC and ECEN will join the first Ecumenical Prayer for Creation in Assisi to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Creation and the opening of the Season of Creation. The ecumenical prayer service will be held from 31 August – 1 September 2018.The Season of Creation is observed from 1 September to 4 October around the world and is linked to the Eastern and the Western traditions of Christianity. 1 September was proclaimed as a day of prayer for the environment by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I in 1989. The 3rd European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu in 2007 recommended that the period from the 1 September to 4 October be dedicated to prayer for the protection of creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change.

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Passenger numbers increase by 6% on previous season

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 gennaio 2017

Abu Dhabi, UAE The cruise sector in Abu Dhabi is celebrating a year of achievement with record numbers of ship calls and passengers arriving in the emirate during the previous season and the successful launch of tAbu Dhabihe Arabian Gulf’s only dedicated cruise beach stopover.
During the season, which runs from October until June, Abu Dhabi received more than 100 ship calls for the first time ever, seven regional rotational callers, which is the highest ever recorded, and welcomed more than 228,000 passengers, making the emirate a firm fixture on the world cruise map.The previous season, Abu Dhabi reported 94 ship calls and 200,000 passengers. Ten years ago just 35,000 passengers and 29 ship arrivals visited the emirate. Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), which is responsible for developing the industry in the emirate along with its partners, expects annual growth rate to exceed more than 10 per cent following a highly successful 2015-16 season and a strong start to the new season, which will be the longest Abu Dhabi has held.
The rise in projected passenger figures, currently estimated at 250,000 passengers this season, to reach 450,000 by 2020 and 808,000 by 2025, is due to a series of initiatives to encourage the emirate to develop its cruise sector as this has been identified as a primary niche product in the emirate’s economic diversification. Towards the end of 2016, Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach was opened in the Western Region and is now the Gulf region’s only dedicated desert island cruise stopover, which will attract more than 60,000 passengers in its first season. The official launch coincided with the arrival of the MSC Fantasia, which has made Abu Dhabi Cruise terminal its winter sun home port.
HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: “Our strategic intervention is strengthening the cruise sector’s influence on the tourism economy and contributing to the emirate’s economic diversification. This is now Abu Dhabi’s longest ever cruise season where we will welcome 139 ship calls to Abu Dhabi and 39 to Sir Bani Yas Island.
“This season we welcome the home porting of Celebrity Constellation, MSC Fantasia and AIDA Cruises and have nine regional rotational callers confirmed – which is the highest ever – and expect 10 maiden callers. Together with Abu Dhabi Ports and Etihad Airways we have been actively pursuing opportunities to achieve greater levels of growth through developing long-term partnerships and cooperation which adds more value to the services and facilities we offer.”
In December, TCA Abu Dhabi hosted the Sea Trade Middle East Cruise Forum on Al Maryah Island where senior cruise line executives, tourism authorities, industry stakeholders and global tour operators heard that the Authority and its cruise stakeholders have worked together with leading cruise lines to develop infrastructure, streamline marketing efforts and create a first-class cruise destination.
Crucial to the ongoing success of the cruise sector has been the successful launches of the new Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in 2015 and the Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach destination.
Further increases in passenger numbers are expected in upcoming cruise seasons as Abu Dhabi is poised to become the regional hub for ‘Halal Cruising’. TCA Abu Dhabi is working on new initiatives to encourage cruise lines to cater for the needs of Muslim travellers and stimulate regional and home-grown demand.
TCA Abu Dhabi has already partnered with – the world’s leading online halal accommodation booking platform – and many local destination management companies are now supporting international operators with halal products.
By improving on shore excursions across the emirate and offering a diverse choice of activities and attractions, cruise partners are hopeful of making Abu Dhabi a not-to-miss destination in the Arabian Gulf for potential passengers choosing their itineraries and holidays while in their home countries.
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

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Ready, set, go! Eight ladies and 14 gentlemen are prepared to take to the water and determine the season’s best cliff divers

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 ottobre 2014

divingThe stages for the final showdown of the 2014 World Series have been set at 20m and 27m at the ‘Blue Cenote’ Ik Kil, a natural phenomenon which looks like an imaginary place with root-covered walls, crystal-clear waters, lush green vegetation and wildlife. The first-ever female World Series champion will be confirmed, as well as the ‘brilliant Brit’ Gary Hunt who will be crowned overall winner after securing the title at the penultimate stop. Competition among the men remains high, particularly for one of the coveted top-five places and a guaranteed spot for next season. After a long season of sensational diving, vital ranking points are still up for grabs and the final showdown on the Yucatán Peninsula will provide cliff diving at its most majestic.“It’s been a wicked year and it’ll be a pleasure to dive in Mexico knowing the title is already secured,” says Gary Hunt (910pts), with a hat-trick of wins to his name already in 2014. Besides the top spot, nothing has yet been determined. Defending champion Artem Silchenko (680pts), from Russia, moved up in the overall rankings from 5th to the position of runner-up by winning the competition in Bilbao, ahead of America’s Steven LoBue (660pts) who is in third place. The season of 85kph dives comes down to the wire and with only the top five of the overall standings qualifying automatically for next year, the fight is tight. England’s Blake Aldridge holds fifth, but Jonathan Paredes is nipping at his heels and is only 10 points behind (540pts), in sixth, before stop number 7 on home soil.In the Women’s World Series, it’s Texan Rachelle Simpson coming to Mexico as the leader of the standings. After two straight wins from 20m, she is 80 points ahead of six-time European cliff diving champion Anna Bader, from Germany. The third spot in the women’s standings is currently shared by Americans Ginger Leigh Huber and Tara Hyer-Tira, as well as Mexican Adriana Jimenez (200pts). As the top-four divers from the first Women’s World Series are automatically qualified for the 2015 series, Cesilie Carlton (180pts), the FINA high diving world champion, is still in the running for automatic qualification.The high diving elite returns to this awe-inspiring cenote close to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza in the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula, where the trophy for the best of the best will be awarded to both the male and female champions. On October 17, at 10am local time, the ladies will compete from 20m, a day later the men’s competition from 27m starts at 11.30am. Who will confirm their place in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015?
It’s pure, it’s fast and it takes your breath away. Cliff divers leap aesthetically from almost three times the Olympic height and hit the water at speeds of 85kph, protected only by their concentration, skill and physical control. Since 2009, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has featured the biggest talents, the most promising newcomers, and since 2013 has also provided a platform for women. Seven tough competitions for the men, three challenges for the women – in its sixth season this jaw-dropping sport will hit new as well as proven ground in the Caribbean, North and Latin America and Europe between May and October to determine a new champion for both men and women. Maurice Lacroix is the official watch partner of the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. (diving)

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The sale of 44 major Post-War works from The Essl Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 settembre 2014

Essl CollectionLondon – Christie’s is delighted to announce the sale of 44 major Post-War works from The Essl Collection which will be sold in a landmark, stand-alone evening auction in London on Monday, 13 October 2014. The sale will comprise of masterpieces by the giants of German Post-War and Contemporary Art including Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Sigmar Polke and Neo Rauch, as well as major works by international artists such as Cindy Sherman, Frank Stella, Louise Bourgeois and Morris Louis. The selection for sale has been carefully made from the Museum’s holding of 7,000 works and will reflect the quality and breadth of the Museum’s collection, which has been put together with great care by Agnes and Karlheinz Essl over a period of 50 years. Included in the sale will also be two works by the leading Austrian artists, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Maria Lassnig, which reflect the Essl Museum’s reputation as the home of the greatest collection of Austrian Contemporary Art in the world. The sale of these 44 works from The Essl Collection carries a pre-sale estimate of £40,000,000-60,000,000.Commenting on the sale, Jussi Pylkkänen, President of Christie’s EMERI adds “The collection that Agnes and Karlheinz Essl have carefully put together over so many years is one of the most renowned and admired collections of Contemporary Art in Europe. In recent years the prominence of the major German Post-War artists has risen season by season. The auction will give international collectors a unique opportunity to bid for masterpieces by the giants of modern German painting such as Baselitz, Richter, Polke, Kippenberger, Rauch and Oehlen. The exhibition of 44 paintings and sculptures will provide a fascinating overview of 50 years of work. It will be a great privilege to auctioneer the sale here at King Street in October at the beginning of Frieze Week”.The Essl Museum, built by Austrian architect Heinz Tesar in Klosterneuburg, Vienna is dedicated to sharing its passion for art and giving back to society through their ever-evolving exhibition programme, which has presented many important international artists for the first time in Austria, and through an extensive educational program for children and adults alike, designed to build bridges in various ways “Ever since we started collecting works of art it was our concern to facilitate access to art as a source of inspiration for as many people as possible. Art enriches life and releases innovative forces. It is a vital ingredient of life and broadens our insights into the workings of life and human existence. In this spirit we would like to see it as a contribution to the positive development of our society. In order to secure our collection and museum for generations to come, we decided to part from 44 carefully selected works from our collection” stated Agnes and Karlheinz Essl.“Agnes and Karlheinz Essl are among the most important collectors of contemporary art in the world. Any visitor to the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg, Vienna has borne witness not simply to an assembly of the most influential art of the past 60 years, but has felt Agnes and Karlheinz Essl’s passion for art and their desire to share it with the public. Identifying artists of keen interest, building relationships with the artists and their work and collecting in depth are hallmarks of their activity over the last fifty years. The selection for sale incorporates a landmark grouping of important artworks by giants of German Post-War and Contemporary art including Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, and Sigmar Polke. From key self-portrait paintings and sculpture by Baselitz and Kippenberger to the much celebrated and unique Clouds (Window) by Richter and arguably the greatest grouping of Sigmar Polke’s works ever to come to market. Rich in the tapestry of styles he concocted, these works represent a remarkable mirror to the retrospective opening at Tate Modern in October. This, combined with Anselm Kiefer at the Royal Academy, will make Frieze week in October a great moment to celebrate the continued vibrancy of German art today,” commented Francis Outred, Chairman & Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Christie’s EMERI.Katharine Arnold, Head of the Evening Auction, Post-War & Contemporary Art London, commented: “It has been a great pleasure to work alongside the Essl Museum, carefully curating this group of 44 outstanding works from the collection. We share the same passion for Post-War and Contemporary Art and I look forward to achieving a great result for this major Austrian institution.”

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This holiday season give the gifts that help make learning fun – guitar apprentice and learn & master series are lifetime gifts

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 ottobre 2011

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Nashville, Tennessee, Legacy Learning Systems, the award winning multimedia and new technology company based in Nashville, Tennessee has announced the ultimate in holiday gift giving ideas to make learning fun. The company, which has won numerous awards for its original apps and Learn & Master series of instructional video packages provides some of this year’s most unique and interactive new products for that special gift at a very economical price. For the gift recipient that has everything, nothing can be more powerful than one that lasts a lifetime. With each and every instructional multimedia product there comes the mission to bring your own talent within reach while maintaining a fun and exciting learning experience based on personal interaction, new technologies, steadfast techniques and well known instructors. This year Legacy Learning Systems will offer the following critically acclaimed products for the holiday season:

Guitar Apprentice™ An entirely new approach to bringing out your inner rock star! This approach to learning guitar combines the technology of video gaming and interactive player components with the use of your own guitar set to different levels of skill. Legendary music icon, Randy Bachman, even provided his master tracks of the blockbuster hit single “Takin Care of Business” for the highly anticipated new retail product available at Guitar Center stores nationwide in mid-October.
Make no mistake however, “This Ain’t No Video Game.” A beginner player or music enthusiast can strap on his own guitar and learn how to play with Guitar Apprentice™ while engaging in an on-screen environment that supplies a fast, easy and fun instructional platform. It’s not a game, it’s an actual instructional series of lessons that allows the player to achieve different levels and play “with” the music, not “at” the music.
Some of the world’s best known songs are included in Guitar Apprentice™ and feature songs such as “Hey Jude,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “More Than a Feeling.” The higher the level achieved throughout the experience, the more of each song a guitar player will play. The unique feature of Guitar Apprentice is that it takes the approach of instant gratification. Each song is broken into different difficulty levels, so even if you’ve never played guitar you’ll be able to keep up on the first beginner level. You provide a very minimal amount of simple chords at the first stage, and Guitar Apprentice™ will supply the rest. Once you move through the levels, you’ll be given more and more chords to play until you’re finally playing the full song. Guitar Apprentice™ offers 15 levels for each song. It guides the player through a non-intimidating environment which shows chords and strings on the screen. The guitar player will never be lost or overwhelmed. There are no plastic controllers or colored knobs and no pretend music, just your own real guitar and the most advanced guitar playing experience for every level ever offered. (ga small)

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Twelve high divers in glorious isolation

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 marzo 2011

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2011 kicks off 3,500km west of mainland Chile 887 moais spread over 163 square kilometres and 12 high divers on a 27-metre platform – the heavyweights of Rapa Nui will bear witness to the heavyweights of cliff diving at the 2011 World Series’ first competition on Chile’s most westerly point. One of the most remote and mystical places in the world has been chosen as the venue to kick off the third season. On Easter Island during the second weekend in March, Gary Hunt (GBR) will face competition from his hunters – the world’s best cliff divers – for the first time as reigning champion. He was crowned the 2010 winner on Hawaii’s Big Island last September and now Gary Hunt returns to Polynesia to start operation ‘defend your title’ in the first of seven competitions between March and September 2011. The ‘brilliant Brit’ from Southampton took four out of six victories in season II of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series and was already too far ahead in the overall standings when Orlando Duque (COL), the 2009 champion and foremost hunter, eventually picked up his trail. For 2011, the pressure is on the 26-year-old Englishman and not only from nine-time world champion Duque who has announced his intention to reclaim his title, but also Russia’s Artem Silchenko (3rdin 2010) and American Kent De Mond (4th in 2010) who are both in perfect shape. In the farthest reaches of the earth, in the remoteness of Chile’s Rapa Nui, the world’s high diving elite will begin the battle for places. Part of the Polynesian triangle, 3,510 kilometres west of mainland Chile and 4,085km east of Tahiti, the people of Rapa Nui have developed one of the most distinctive of all cultures but are perhaps best known for the legendary moais, monolithic statues measuring up to 10m in height and weighing up to 86 tonnes. The island was declared a National Park by Chile in 1935 and, in 1995, UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site. For its 4,000 inhabitants, it is ‘Te pito o Te Henua’ – the Navel of the World, for the many visitors Easter Island attracts, it is one of the world’s most isolated places. Five flying hours from Santiago de Chile, with only one plane per day arriving from the capital city pay testament to the island’s remoteness. Paying homage to the diverse ethnic culture and beliefs, history and environment, the first ever cliff diving competition to be held on Easter  (ra, easter)

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Bravissimo: opera selections

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 dicembre 2010

Toronto Friday, December 31, 2010 at 7pm Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St) /   Tickets: $55 to $145 –  Or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office (60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON)  This year’s Bravissimo! at its fourth consecutive season on New Year’s Eve features Italian soloists such as baritone Alberto Gazale and mezzo-soprano Sarah Maria Punga,  who will be making her North American debut. The Canadian soloists partecipating in
this edition will be the world-renowned soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and Canadian tenor
Richard Margison. Italian maestro Daniele Callegari will conduct Opera Canada Symphony and the  international soloists as they celebrate both New Year’s Eve and operas greatest hits.  The program includes favourite selections from Don Giovanni, La traviata, La boheme, Cavallaria rusticana – and much more.

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A talk by Mo Carlo Montanaro

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 28 settembre 2009

Toronto Thursday, October 1, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Istituto Italiano di Cultura 496 Huron Street,  The Institute is proud to host at its premises a talk by Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro, about his career and his interpretation of the extraordinary music by Puccini. On September 26, Maestro Montanaro makes his Canadian Opera Company debut with Madama Butterfly, the extremely popular opera that opens the Toronto operatic season.  Come and listen to his insight on Madama Butterfly’s music, that “of all of Puccini’s operas set in exotic locations sounds the most authentic.” Mo Carlo Montanaro began his musical career as a violinist with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 1991. He graduated from the Cherubini conservatory of Florence, Italy, and was then discovered by Zubin Mehta. He has performed under many esteemed conductors, including Muti, Giulini, Prêtre, Ozawa, and Maazel before turning to conducting himself.  Free Admission. The talk is in English

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