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Saudi Arabia seeks French help for music, opera and cinema

6 months, 8 days ago
PARIS: Saudi Arabia is to use French expertise to set up a national opera and orchestra under an agreement signed Monday that underlined the "modernising" agenda of the kingdom's crown prince as he began his official trip to Paris. The…

Saudis get a taste of opera, jazz

7 months, 20 days ago
RIYADH: Opera made its debut in Riyadh at the weekend with a classic Arabian love story, as bands from Beirut to New Orleans performed at the kingdom's first-ever jazz festival. Long known for its ultra-conservative mores, the kingdom…

Founder of web browser Opera says worried about online privacy

11 months, 8 days ago
LISBON: People should worry about online data collection by technology companies because it gives them unparalleled insight into users lives, the creator of one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, said on Thursday. Jon von Tetzchner said…

‘Shell Shock’ opera brings trauma of World War One to stage

3 years, 11 months ago
BRUSSELS:  Belgian composer Nicholas Lens and Australian rocker Nick Cave have joined forces to create an opera marking the centenary of World War One, depicting the horrors of the conflict through the eyes of soldiers, deserters, a nurse…

Opera’s Mini browser to be installed on Microsoft phones

4 years, 1 month ago
OSLO: Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported second-quarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher.