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Music Genres: Classical and Opera

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Gramophone is one of the world’s premier classical music magazines, and its companion website is bursting with information: news, features, awards, competition notices, a forum, a podcast, a free newsletter, and much more. Don’t miss the Editor’s Choice section, which spotlights 10 great new recordings each month. An incredible resource for classical music lovers.

Web: www.gramophone.co.uk

Facebook: Gramophone (Page)

Twitter: GramophoneMag

LinkedIn: (None)

The Metropolitan Opera

The internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Opera in New York has put together an attractive and informative website. Learn about upcoming productions and the Met’s pioneering program of simulcasting select performances in high-definition into movie theaters around the world. There are sections on the history of the Met (including an archive of performance details), features and interviews, and advice for neophyte operagoers. You can buy subscriptions and tickets online.

Web: www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/

Facebook: The Metropolitan Opera (Page), The Metropolitan Opera Guild (Page), The Metropolitan Opera House (Group)

Twitter: MetOpera

LinkedIn: Metropolitan Opera (Company)

MonteVerdi

Offering music videos for the classical set, MonteVerdi covers opera, symphonic music, ballet, and more. You can also download audio clips; buy CDs, DVDs, and sheet music from the store; check out links to other classical sites; participate in discussions with other music lovers; and test your knowledge with the music quiz.

Web: http://monteverdi.tv

Facebook: MonteVerdi Media (Page)

Twitter: MonteVerdiMedia

LinkedIn: (None)

New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States. On its website you’ll find information about tickets, schedules, upcoming broadcasts, and recordings. Its Education section is excellent for anyone who wants to learn about classical music, from kids to adults. Visit the store to buy recordings and other merchandise.

Web: http://nyphil.org/

Facebook: New York Philharmonic (Page), New York Philharmonic (Groups)

Twitter: nyphil

LinkedIn: New York Philharmonic (Company)

OPERA America

OPERA America is “the national service organization for opera,” promoting opera and supporting opera professionals. Its website has sections for Artists, Companies, and Audiences, as well as a Quick Links section to opera resources, such as a nationwide list of opera companies and a directory of new works.

Web: www.operaamerica.org

Facebook: OPERA America (Page)

Twitter: operaamerica

LinkedIn: OPERA America (Company)

Opera Chic

Opera and classical music gossip, news, and reviews (with some fashion commentary thrown in) from an anonymous American blogger living in Milan. The posts are witty, insightful, and often hilarious.

Web: http://operachic.typepad.com/

Facebook: (None)

Twitter: operachic

LinkedIn: (None)

WGBH Classical to Go!

A weekly podcast of classical music from WGBH in Boston.

Web: www.wgbh.org/classical

Facebook: WGBH (Page), TeamClassical Boston (Page), Media Access Group @ WGBH (Page), WGBH Volunteers (Group)

Twitter: wgbhradio

LinkedIn: WGBH (Company)

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