of islands located throughout a number of large lakes. Education The University of Eastern Finland has a campus in Savonlinna, primarily for teacher education. Attractions right thumbnail 250px Olavinlinna (File:Olavinlinna 1998.jpg) is a 15th-century three-tower castle. The city hosts the famous annual Savonlinna Opera Festival. The operas are performed on a stage built inside the castle. It also has hosted the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships

, yachting, lake cruises, hiking, kayaking among many others. At Finland's northernmost point, in the heart of summer, the Sun does not completely set for 73 consecutive days. Wildlife is abundant in Finland. Bird-watching is popular for those fond of avifauna, however hunting is also popular. Elk (Moose), reindeer and hare are all common game in Finland. Olavinlinna in Savonlinna hosts the annual Savonlinna Opera Festival. * Wilmington

, Delaware Wilmington , Delaware, United States * Savonlinna, Finland *Toots & the Maytals releases "54-46 That's My Number", one of the first reggae songs *The Savonlinna Opera Festival is re-launched in Savonlinna, Finland, after a gap of fifty years. *The first LP recording

Shuyang County

register accessdate 23 September 2011 The dialect of Haisi has largely lost initial n, replacing it with l, and the retention of entering tone set it apart from other mandarin dialects. The speaker of the dialect could easily understand other mandarins, not vice versa. As the Standard Chinese (Putonghua) forms increasingly powerful in social life, it has largely impacted on the dialect in words, pronunciation, and grammar. Huaihai Opera Huaihai Opera

(simplified Chinese: 淮海戏, traditional Chinese: 淮海戲) is a form of local traditional Chinese theatre which combines musics, vocal performance, and dance. Some plays even contain mime, acrobatics, and Kung fu (Kung fu (term)). It was created in the 19th century and fully developed in the World War II. The form is popular in Shuyang, Suqian, Lianyungang and Yancheng, with the dialect of Shuyang as the standard pronunciation. Huaihai Opera was born in the years around the 1830s

and originally as a folk ditty in Shuyang. 50 years later, several famous troupes were found and spread to the other regions near Shuyang rapidly. In 1900, female artists first appeared on the stage. In the Second Sino-Japanese War (World War II), almost all the artists jointed the resistance. The artists wrote and played hundreds of new operas in order to energize the people. This also was the fully developed and recognised time for the Huaihai Opera. The two decades from the 1970s

Stanstead, Quebec

Plain, Rock Island and Beebe (formerly Beebe Plain). It is not to be confused with the township of Stanstead (Stanstead, Quebec (township)), which is nearby although not directly adjacent (the municipality of Ogden (Ogden, Quebec) lies in between). Not only is Stanstead home to the Haskell Free Library and Opera House — the only heritage building deliberately constructed straddling the border between both countries, it also features Canusa Street, which is the only street

for the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, deliberately constructed on the international border and opened in 1904. The original owners were a couple with dual nationality; Mr. Carlos F. Haskell was an American businessman from Derby Line who owned a number of sawmills, while Mrs. Haskell was born in Canada. The intent was that people on both sides of the border would have use of the facility, which is now a designated historic site. Visitors today may still enter the facility from the Canadian

Elementary School, an English school; and Jardin des Frontières, a French school. Sunnyside was built on top of the location of Sunnyside Castle, located beside the Stanstead Townhall and across the street from the White House, a former old folks home after it was owned by Dr. White. Attractions The Haskell Free Library and Opera House has an international border line painted on the floors of the building. Another landmark is Centenary United Church (Stanstead) Centenary United Church


nuts, rubber, jute and rosewood oil. It has a cathedral, opera house, zoological and botanical gardens, an ecopark and regional and native peoples museums. Manaus - The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. 2013 With a population of 2 million people in 2014, Manaus is the most populous city in the Brazilian Amazon area and the 7th most populous (List of largest cities in Brazil) in the country. ref>

; One historian has written, "No extravagance, however absurd, deterred" the rubber barons. "If one rubber baron bought a vast yacht, another would install a tame lion in his villa, and a third would water his horse on champagne." Robin Furneaux. ''The Amazon: the Story of a Great River''. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1969. Page 153. The decadence extended to a grand opera house, vast domes and gilded balconies, and marble, glass, and crystal, from around

Europe. The opera house cost ten million (public-funded) dollars, but its foolhardiness was demonstrated by the death by yellow fever of half the members of one visiting opera troupe. Grann 87. The opera house, called the Teatro Amazonas, still exists today; it has been restored, was used in the Werner Herzog film ''Fitzcarraldo'', and after a type of interlude lasting almost 90 years, presents operas once again.

Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt

thumb left 200px Heinrich Schütz The world's first opera was ''Dafne'' by Jacopo Peri, which appeared in Florence in 1598. Three decades later Heinrich Schütz set the same libretto in a translation by the poet Martin Opitz, thus creating the first ever German-language opera. The music to Schütz's ''Dafne'' is now lost and details of the performance are sketchy, but it is known to have been written to celebrate the marriage of Landgrave Georg II of Landgraviate of Hesse

-Darmstadt Hessen-Darmstadt to Princess Sophia Eleonora of Saxony in Torgau in 1627. As in Italy, the first patrons of opera in Germany and Austria were royalty and the nobility, and they tended to favour composers and singers from south of the Alps. Antonio Cesti was particularly successful, providing the huge operatic extravaganza ''Il pomo d'oro'' for the imperial court in Vienna in 1668. Opera in Italian would continue to exercise a considerable sway over German-speaking

lands throughout the Baroque and Classical periods. Nevertheless, native forms were developing too. In Nuremberg in 1644, Sigmund Staden (Sigmund Theophil Staden) produced the "spiritual pastorale", ''Seelewig'', which foreshadows the ''Singspiel'', a genre of German-language opera in which arias alternate with spoken dialogue. ''Seelewig'' was a moral allegory inspired by the example of contemporary school dramas and is the first German opera whose music has survived.<


by his son, Rabbi Eluzar Nissan Teitelbaum of Drobitsch, who was succeeded by his son, Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Teitelbaum (Yekusiel Yehuda Teitelbaum (I)) of Sighet, author of ''Yetev Lev''. The origins of Hungarian opera can be traced to the late 18th century, with the rise of imported opera and other concert styles in cities like Pozsony, Kismarton, Nagyszeben and Budapest. Operas at the time were in either the German opera German

or Italian style (Italian opera). The field Hungarian opera began with school dramas and interpolations of German operas, which began at the end of the 18th century. School dramas in places like the Pauline School in Sátoraljaújhely, the Calvinist School in Csurgó and the Piarist School in Beszterce. History Zemplén was one of the oldest counties of the Kingdom of Hungary. In the aftermath of World War I, the northern part of Zemplén

), Pécs, and Pest (Pest, Hungary). In Pest the Israelite State Teachers' Seminary was founded in 1859, the principals of which have included Abraham Lederer, Heinrich Deutsch, and Joseph Bánóczi. The graduates of this institution have rendered valuable services in the cause of patriotism and religious education. The origins of '''Hungarian opera''' can be traced to the late 18th century, with the rise of imported opera and other concert styles in cities

Monte Carlo

) Charles Garnier , who also designed the Paris opera house now known as the Palais Garnier. Although much smaller, the Salle Garnier is very similar in style with decorations in red and gold, and frescoes and sculptures all around the auditorium. It was inaugurated on 25 January 1879 with a performance by Sarah Bernhardt dressed as a nymph. The first opera performed there was Robert Planquette's ''Le Chevalier Gaston'' on 8 February 1879, and that was followed by three more

in the first season. With the influence of the first director, Jules Cohen (who was instrumental in bringing Adelina Patti) and the fortunate combination of Raoul Gunsbourg, the new director from 1883, and Princess Alice (Alice Heine), the opera-loving American wife of Charles&nbsp;III's successor, Albert&nbsp;I (Albert I, Prince of Monaco), the company was thrust onto the world's opera community stage. Gunsbourg had remained for sixty years. By the early years

, Geraldine Farrar, Mary Garden, Tito Schipa, Beniamino Gigli, Claudia Muzio, Georges Thill, and Lily Pons. Apart from Massenet, composers whose works had their first performances at Monte Carlo included: Saint-Saëns (Camille Saint-Saëns) (''Hélène (Hélène (opera))'', 1904); Mascagni (Pietro Mascagni) ''(Amica (Amica (opera)),'' 1905); and Puccini (Giacomo Puccini) ''(La rondine'', 1917). Indeed, since its inauguration, the theatre has hosted 45 world premiere


enabling the nourishing of a unique and distinctive character epitomized in the Chaozhou Dialect (Teochew dialect), Chaozhou opera, Chaozhou cuisine, Fenghuang Dancong tea, Chaozhou music, Chaozhou lion dance and Chaozhou embroidery. thumb right 225px Chaozhou Opera (Image:Chaozhou Opera-Menglikung.jpg) Chaozhou opera ( ) is a traditional art form which has a history of more than 500 years and is now appreciated by 20 million Chaozhou natives in over 20 countries

and regions . Based on the local folk dances and ballads, Chaozhou opera has formed its own style under the influence of Nanxi Opera (Nanxi (Chinese opera)). Nanxi is one of the oldest Chinese operas and originated in the Song Dynasty. Clowns and females are the most distinctive characters in a Chaozhou opera, and fan-playing and acrobatic skills are more prominent than in other types of performances. Gongfu tea, the 'espresso'

relics in Chaozhou city, totally about 600 units and among them 42 are classified as the state, provincial and city's key preservation units of cultural relics. The Chaozhou Dialect (Teochew dialect), Chaozhou Opera, Chaozhou Ganghu tea (Chinese tea ceremony), etc. have unique features of Chaozhou culture, attracting numerous tourists from home and abroad, and are the richly endowed tourist resources. * Beige Fodeng—The Lighthouse of Buddha ( ). The lighthouse

Chinatown, Oakland

and English worship service on Sundays. Performing arts Chinese opera was one of the first traditional Chinese art forms in Oakland. In 1907, a Chinese Theater at 9th and Franklin streets opened which could seat 500 people and had a company of 30 full-time actors from China. Today, three styles of Chinese opera clubs are active in Oakland: Cantonese opera, Beijing opera, and Kunqu. Pacific Renaissance Plaza A plaza built by Hong Kong investors in the 1990s, this plaza

. It will eventually grow to K through 8 by adding a grade every year. Formerly located at 321 10th Street, the school moved to 1086 Alcatraz Avenue in February 2013. Colleges and universities *Laney College is a community college located at the south end of Chinatown. Course offerings include Asian and Asian American Studies (Ethnic studies), Chinese language, Japanese language, and Chinese Opera (Music Department). It is a part of the Peralta Community College District. * California State

Spearfish, South Dakota

institution, although its mission has expanded far beyond to include masters programs in Integrative Genomics and Business Administration. It also hosts aopera summer arts institute, with Spearfish native and international opera star Johanna Meier (daughter of the ''Black Hills Passion Play'' founder Joseph Meier) serving as Artistic Director. Transportation Spearfish is the headquarters and hometown of two bus and coach transport services

; Dakota Trailways and Prairie Hills Transit. Notable people * Wendell E. Dunn (1894-1965), born near Summit, South Dakota, educator, former resident * Johanna Meier, born in Chicago, Illinois, international opera singer * Gary Mule Deer, comedian and country musician * William T. Powers (William T. Powers (Michigan)) (1820-1909), born in Bristol, New Hampshire, manufacturer, former resident of Spearfish * Frank Schoonmaker (1905-1976), born

by seventh-generation Passion Player Josef Meier, who toured it around the country before bringing it to Spearfish in the 1930s; until its last performance on August 31, 2008, the show was produced under the auspices of Meier's daughter Johanna (Johanna Meier), a world-famous opera singer who had her debut in the play at the age of five weeks. During the winter months from 1953 through 1998, the same cast also performed the play in Lake Wales, Florida. - SPF KSPF Black Hills Airport

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