Soprano Ailyn Perez and tenor Stephen Costello met in music school. Now married, the couple sings together around the world — as in Gounod's Romeo and Juliet at Opera Philadelphia in 2001. Kelly & Massa Photography/Opera Philadelphia hide caption

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Composer and bandleader Maria Schneider accepts her Grammy Award. Her album Winter Morning Walks earned three awards yesterday at the pre-telecast Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles. Michael Buckner/Getty Images hide caption

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Guitarist Kirk Hammett (left) and his band Metallica will join classical pianist lang Lang on stage at the Grammy wards telecast Sunday night. Getty Images/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Celebrated conductor Claudio Abbado in 1979 in his native Milan, during his tenure as music director of the city's famed opera house, La Scala. Giorgio Lotti/Mondadori/Getty Images hide caption

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Opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, circa 1900. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Rafał Blechacz has been named the 2014 Gilmore Artist. In 2005, he swept the five top prizes at the International Chopin Competition. Felix Broede/DG hide caption

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Van-Anh Vanessa Vo performs a Tiny Desk Concert in October 2013. Meredith Rizzo/Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Sarah Joy Miller as Anna Nicole Smith in Anna Nicole by Mark-Anthony Turnage, the final production from the New York City Opera, which closed its doors for good this fall. Stephanie Berger hide caption

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