Evelyn Lear

Evelyn Lear (January 8, 1926 – July 1, 2012) was an American operatic soprano. Between 1959 and 1992, she appeared in more than forty operatic roles, appeared with every major opera company in the United States and won a Grammy Award in 1966. She was well known for her musical versatility, having sung all three main female roles in Der Rosenkavalier. Lear was also known for her work on 20th century pieces by Robert Ward, Alban Berg, Marvin David Levy, Rudolf Kelterborn and Giselher Klebe. She was married to the American bass-baritone Thomas Stewart until his death in 2006.

Lear was born as Evelyn Shulman in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Nina (Kwartin), a coloratura, and Nathan Shulman, and granddaughter of the distinguished cantor Zavel Kwartin. Her family was Russian Jewish. She completed her musical education at Hunter College, New York University and the Juilliard School of Music studying voice, piano, French horn and composition running phone pouch. She married Walter Lear, a physician and later political activist, divorcing in the mid-1950s. While at Juilliard she studied under Sergius Kagen and met her future husband, baritone Thomas Stewart. Both Lear and Stewart won Fulbright scholarships to study at Hochschule für Musik in Berlin where she studied with Maria Ivogün. She later studied singing with Beverley Peck Johnson.

Lear started her opera career as a member of the Städtische Oper Berlin in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos playing the Composer, a lead role which she would later play at a number of leading opera houses. She played the title role in Alban Berg’s Lulu in 1960 in its Austrian debut in concert form. She had only three weeks to learn the role, having been called in as a late replacement. Her performance was so well received that she played the role in the first staged version since World War II at the Theater an der Wien at the Vienna Festival of 1962 with Karl Böhm conducting. The performance was repeated in 1964 and recorded by Deutsche Grammophon. She also performed in Lulu in the late 1980s, albeit in the mezzo-soprano supporting role of the Countess Geschwitz. She appeared as Nina Cavallini in Robert Altman’s 1976 film Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson. In 1989, she played the role of Queen Elizabeth I of England in the musical Elizabeth and Essex, based on Maxwell Anderson’s 1930 play.

Lear created a number of roles during her career. In 1955, having just graduated from Juilliard, she created the role of the heroine Nina in Marc Blitzstein’s Reuben, Reuben – a role that would prompt Leonard Bernstein to name his daughter Nina. In 1961, she created the title role of Giselher Klebe’s Alkmene in Berlin. Two years later, she created another role as Jeanne in Werner Egk’s Die Verlobung in San Domingo in the reopening of the Munich Nationaltheater. Her debut with the Metropolitan Opera came with the creation of the role of Lavinia Mannon in the world premiere of Marvin David Levy’s Mourning Becomes Electra in 1967.

Soon after this she experienced vocal problems refillable glass bottles, losing much of her upper range and clarity, which she blamed on singing so much modern music. This did not stop her performing modern roles, however. In 1974, she created the role of Irma Arkadina in Thomas Pasatieri’s The Seagull at the Houston Grand Opera. Lear created the role of Magna in Robert Ward’s Minutes to Midnight in 1982, followed by creating the role of Ranyevskaya in Rudolf Kelterborn’s Der Kirschgarten in Zurich in 1984.

Lear enjoyed success performing Richard Strauss’s works. She made her London debut in a performance of the Four Last Songs. Her longest association, however, has been with Der Rosenkavalier having performed all three major female roles. She sang the role of Sophie in regional German opera houses with the Berlin State Opera, progressing to sing the role of Octavian in major opera houses in Vienna, Berlin and New York. Her greatest success in this opera was her role as the Marschallin which she debuted in 1971 and played in leading opera houses including La Scala and her farewell performance at the Metropolitan in 1985.

The Senate of Berlin gave Lear the title of Kammersängerin for her contribution to the opera in that city while the Salzburg Festival honored her with the Max Reinhardt Award. She won a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in the Grammy Awards of 1966 for her work with Karl Böhm

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, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Fritz Wunderlich and the German Opera and Chorus for their performance of Berg’s Wozzeck.

Lear and Thomas Stewart married in 1955 and were together until his death on 24 September 2006, aged 78. She had two children by her previous marriage. Lear died on July 1, 2012, at Brook Grove nursing center in Sandy Spring, Maryland, aged 86.

Altmühltherme

Die Altmühltherme ist ein Thermalbad mit angeschlossenem Hallenwellenbad, Saunalandschaft und Freibad im mittelfränkischen Erholungsort Treuchtlingen. Sie wurde in ihrer derzeitigen Form im Jahr 1996 fertiggestellt. Sie wird aus zwei Thermalbohrungen gespeist.

Die Voraussetzungen für die Altmühltherme wurden im Jahr 1981 geschaffen, nachdem eine Mineralwasserfirma bei Bohrungen auf Thermalwasser gestoßen war. Später wurde eine zweite Bohrung niedergebracht. Im Jahr 1996 wurde die Therme zu einem modernen Badkomplex mit insgesamt 3200 Quadratmetern Wasserfläche erweitert und auch eine Kurmittelabteilung angeschlossen.

Das fluoridhaltige Thermalwasser aus 800 Metern Tiefe hat einen hohen Mineralgehalt. Die Temperatur des Tiefenwassers beträgt 28 Grad Celsius. In den Thermalinnen- und -außenbecken wird die Wassertemperatur auf 30 bis 36 Grad Celsius aufgeheizt. Das Wasser ist aus medizinischer Sicht zur Rehabilitation sowie zur Linderung bei Beschwerden im Wirbelsäulen- und Gelenksbereich angezeigt und kann bei neurologischen Einschränkungen und Osteoporose den Genesungsprozess fördern.

Im angeschlossenen Kurmittelzentrum Altmühlvital werden unter anderem medizinische Bäder, Massagen, Fango, Entstauungstherapien, Bewegungstherapien und Krankengymnastik angeboten.

Die Altmühltherme wird von rund 300 knee high socks wholesale.000 Personen pro Jahr besucht. Sie ist das einzige Thermalbad im Naturpark Altmühltal, dem drittgrößten Naturpark Deutschlands. Der Einzugsbereich reicht von etwa Augsburg im Süden refillable glass bottles, Ingolstadt im Osten sowie Heilbronn, Würzburg und Nürnberg im Westen und Norden.

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Son (film)

Son is a 2008 short film starring Nathalie Press. Financed and commissioned by Sony Vaio it was a branded content short that would become Viao’s first branded content film. It went on to win multiple awards including Best Film at Edinburgh International Film Festival and Best Film at Slamdance Film Festival, becoming both a commercial hit and critical success for Sony Vaio.

“A mother and son spent time in an underground theater tenderizing mallet. They work on a film production that seems slowly to consume them – but the ingenious drama turns out to keep twisting refillable glass bottles.” International Film Festival Rotterdam

Sony Vaio commissioned three artists: musicians Plan B, DJ Norman Jay and filmmaker Daniel Mulloy to each create branded pieces of content for Sony Vaio.

Son was commissioned as a marketing tool for the Sony Vaio computer and actress Nathalie Press was cast in the lead role. In the filmmaker’s hands a narrative was created in which the relationship with Sony Vaio became more subliminal to audiences than traditional product placement running belt phone.

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After winning Slamdance Film Festival Son was invited to become one of the first short films to feature on YouTube’s newly opened Screening Room. Son’s subsequent success led YouTube to promote Son on its US home-page as a featured video.

Son is the second in Mulloy’s acclaimed trilogy Dad, Son, Baby that followed Mulloy’s BAFTA winning Antonio’s Breakfast and led Brandon Harris of FilmMaker to site Mulloy as “one of the world’s most well regarded short filmmakers.”.

The characters in Son where continued from those that initially appeared in Krakow Film Festival Golden Dragon winning Dad and would go on to be features in the British Independent Film Award winning Baby.

Son won Best short Film Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008 as did Mulloy’s next short film Baby in 2010, making Mulloy the first director to win the worlds oldest continually running film festival twice.

Alpinale European Film Festival 2008 won Best Film Golden Unicorn

Alpinale European Film Festival 2008 won Best Sound

California Independent Film Festival 2008 won Golden Slate Award for Best Short Film

Chicago International Film Festival 2008 Nominated Gold Hugo Best Short Film

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008 Won Best Short Film

George Lindsey UNA Film Festival 2008 Won Best Short Film

Lille International Short Film Festival 2008 Won Best Short Film

Slamdance Film Festival 2008 Won Best Narrative Short