The Bodleian Library has launched an appeal to raise £85,000 by 6 January 2009 in order to conserve a manuscript of the first opera written in English.‘Erismena’ was written by Pietro Franceso Cavalli and was probably performed in England for the first time during the 1670s.The Bodleian is trying to acquire the manuscript after it was sold from the Music faculty’s collection in 1797.The aim to raise £85,000 for ‘Erismena’ has become part of the ‘Oxford Thinking’ campaign, which hopes to raise £1.25bn for the University as a whole.Emma Kirkby, an Honorary Doctor of Music at Oxford University, said, “I am tremendously excited to hear that an entire Cavalli opera manuscript has survived – in an English translation, decades before Handel came to this country, and that there is a chance for the Bodleian Library to acquire this landmark of our musical history. I earnestly hope the means can be found to achieve this.”
Michael C. Hall & Jodi Balfour(Photo: Bruce Glikas & Jason Kempin/Getty Images) View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Michael C. Hall & Jodi Balfour Will Play KennedysMichael C. Hall and Jodi Balfour will appear on season two of Netflix’s Golden Globe-winning series The Crown, reports Deadline. The pair will play the late President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In addition, Matthew Goode is set to take on the role of Tony Armstrong-Jones, Princess Margaret’s husband. An air date for the highly anticipated second season will be announced at a later time.Ramin Karimloo & More Join Stand Up, Sing OutThe lineup for the next Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! installment is here. The monthly concert series benefits national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and the environment; the next performance is set for February 25 at Town Hall. This roster of performers is seriously star-spangled: Ramin Karimloo, Ingrid Michaelson, Will Chase, Ellen Burstyn, Andrea Martin, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner, Keala Settle, Rema Webb, Lizz Winstead and Randy Rainbow. Additional performers for the concert, hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, will be announced soon. Want to get in on the action? Grab tix to the event here.Amy Poehler’s Other Theater Geek TV ProjectAs recently reported, comedy queen Amy Poehler is joining forces with Carol Burnett to create a pilot for ABC. According to Deadline, Poehler is also working on a dark musical comedy series for HBO. Edison will star Bob’s Burgers’ John Roberts as a New Jersey real estate broker with big dreams of living in New York City. Both Roberts and Archer’s H. Jon Benjamin will pen the script.Amy Spanger & More Spoof Dating Manual in Joyce JacksonIn the mood for some power belting and girl power? Get to 54 Below on March 14. Steve Marzullo and Scott Logsdon have written Joyce Jackson’s Guide to Dating, a musical that spoofs an actual teen dating manual for girls from the 1950s. A concert version of the production will take place at 54 Below on March 14. Amy Spanger, Jackie Burns, Jake Boyd, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Allison Guinn and David Josefsberg, Marissa Miller are set to perform.P.S. The only thing that could have made today’s snow day better? An appearance from Bye, Bye Birdie duo Dick van Dyke and Chita Rivera! The Tony winners appeared on a (much sunnier) weather report on California’s ABC 7. Take a look as they show off their sweet moves below!
COMMENT FOLLOW US LIVE TV World Championships silver medalist Saweety Boora (75kg) put up a notable performance to progress into the pre-quarterfinals while Neeraj Phogat bowed out after a contentious verdict resulting in a mixed day for India in the Women’s World Boxing Championships at Ulan-Ude, Russia today. Saweety came out a better boxer landing punches with more accuracy compared to her opponent as she blanked Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat 5-0, even though the Mongolian tried to make a comeback in the dying minutes, but it was not enough to impress the judges.READ: Brock Lesnar to Bobby Lashley, wrestlers who have excelled outside WWE Suman Ray SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 5th October, 2019 21:39 IST WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 5th October, 2019 22:23 IST Saweety Boora Reaches Pre Quarters, Neeraj Phogat Loses In WBC Saweety Boora blanked Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat 5-0 to reach the pre-quarters of Women’s World Boxing Championships at Russia. Neeraj Phogat lost 2-3. A mixed day for Indian boxersEarlier in the day, India witnessed a major upset as Neeraj (57kg) had to endure a surprise loss through a split verdict of 2-3.The India Open and Umakhanov Memorial International gold medalist put up a remarkable fight on debut; displayed superior technique and aggression compared to Jieru Qiao’s aimless punches. However, Neeraj failed to receive the judges’ nod despite the Chinese pugilist getting a point revoked for foul play in Round 2. The Indian team had lodged a protest against the decision as per the latest AIBA guideline where a team is allowed to challenge two decisions in a tournament; the protest though was not accepted by the technical reviewer and the review plea was turned down.READ: Brock Lesnar’s nightmare Cain Velasquez not signed by WWE: ReportsSaweety Boora’s next challengeSaweety will now face CWG Gold medallist and second-seeded Welsh boxer, Lauren Price on October 8. On Sunday former World champion and 5-times Asian gold medalist Sarita Devi (60kg) will take the ring opposite Natalia Shadrina of Russia while debutant Nandini (81kg) will be challenged by Germany’s Irina-Nicoletta Schonberger.Rules of two unsuccessful protestsAccording to the rules, teams are entitled to two unsuccessful protests. The coaches are required to raise a yellow card within a minute of the bout getting over and follow it up by paying USD 1000 within half an hour to seek a review of any decision.The technical committee has the discretion to accept or reject a protest but once it chooses to accept, a decision is made only at the end of the day’s session.READ: ‘I owe Olympics qualification to AFI’s prompt appeal’: Avinash SableREAD: Sakshi Malik: ‘Please have faith in me, I deserve a better treatment’ Written By