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Milena Kitic, Orange County's own opera star, to perform "Carmen" with Pacific Symphony

The last time we talked to Milena Kitic she was walking out on her career ...

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Daily Pilot



The Crowd: Dancing for tomorrow's stars, today's needs

It's almost as long running as the successful ABC television show from which it takes its name ...

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Orange Coast Magazine



The Happy Return of the Friendly Diva

Opera royalty Milena itic of Newport Beach is back after walking away from the world stage for five years to raise her young son. The mommy track never sounded so grand...

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Pacific Symphony



"Carmen" with the Pacific Symphony

...for St.Clair's 25th-anniversary, Bizet's Carmen, with its intoxicating melodies and seductive leading lady, should exceed expectations as the Symphony invites Milena Kitic, Orange County own diva,to perform title role...

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Riviera



Encore!

Milena Kitic left the stage to raise her son—and now the O.C. opera star’s back with songs to sing ...

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Ilustrovana Politika



Milena Kitic's Amercian career...

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OC Register



Milena Kitic is making comeback.

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ARROYO monthly



The diva of Pasadena

International opera star Milena Kitic talks about "Carmen," the demise of the heavyset diva, discipline and philanthropy.

Carmen, the title character of Georges Bizet’s opera that premiered in 1875, is well-known as a beguiling siren. The Spanish gypsy wins the love of corporal Don Jose but leads him down a path of destruction. The opera ends tragically when Carmen’s affections turn to the matador Escamillo, and, out of the fierce passion of a lover scorned, Don Jose kills Carmen.

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LOS ANGELES TIMES



The opera's on a grand scale, but not the diva.

With exercise, singers improve strength, endurance -- and performances.

The days of the fat opera singer are waning. Opera has become an increasingly visual medium, because of the influence of television and film, and directors want singers to look the part, not just sing it. They now demand more physical prowess from performers - a swordfight should resemble a swordfight, not a couple of guys vaguely lunging at each other.

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BROADWAY NEWS



Milena Kitic to Debut at the Met as Carmen in Fall '05

Milena Kitic has just been signed to make her Metropolitan Opera debut in the fall of 2005 as the title role in Carmen.

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OCWEEKLY, MUSIC Vol. 10 No. 24



No Fat Viking-Helmeted Chicks

Milena Kitic, superhot mezzo-soprano

For the role of Delilah in French composer Camille Saint-Saëns' Samson & Delilah, opera companies need a first-class mezzo-soprano who can really strut her stuff-at least they do if they want the celebrated Old Testament tale of war, lust, betrayal and long hair to work.

Fortunately for Opera Pacific, which brings Samson & Delilah to the Orange County Performing Arts Center for a four-date run beginning Tuesday, they have cast one of the international opera world's most radiant figures...

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LOS ANGELES TIMES



'Carmen' chameleons

Carmen, Los Angeles Opera, California

... Kitic, who first sung the part in her native Belgrade, and later performed it throughout Germany, Austria, Belgium and Netherlands, did so most often as blond in updated versions of Carmen ...

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ORPHEUS OPER INTERNATIONAL



Der Atem ist das Wesen der Musik

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NEUE RUHR ZEITUNG ESSEN



'Carmen' mit Kenntnis der Voelkerkunde

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