Updated Apr 27, 2017

Met's New Artistic Captain Steers a Successful Dutchman

NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Opera doesn’t perform as much Wagner nowadays as many people would like. It offered a new Tristan this season, and the next will see the return of its … »Read

English National Opera Announces 2017-18

Among the nine operas to be mounted at English National Opera next season, four are new productions—including the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s Marnie— and five are revivals. … »Read

Fired Fort Worth Opera General Director Returns to the Scene

Two months ago, the Fort Worth Opera fired Darren K. Woods, its much admired general director of the last 16 years. Apparently, he was not good enough at raising the funds needed to support his … »Read

Rave Reviews for the Trio Magnifico's Debut in Toronto

As promised, Dmitri Hvorostovsky took to Toronto’s Four Seasons stage Tuesday night, joined by soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband Yusif Eyvazov, in their debut under the guise “Trio … »Read

Eugene Symphony Names Music Director

American conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong is to be the next music director of the Eugene (OR) Symphony, succeeding Danail Rachev. He starts July 1 for a four-year term. Lecce-Chong is current … »Read




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Each month, Musical America spotlights an important emerging talent. If you haven't heard of the New Artist of the Month before, we predict you will soon.

Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017
Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2017
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist
New Artist of the Month
January 2017
Sarah Tuttle, soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2016
George Li, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2016
Pablo Rus Broseta, cond.
New Artist of the Month
October 2016
Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2016
Anthony Barrese, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2016
Craig Terry, conductor/pianist
New Artist of the Month
July 2016
Kah Chun Wong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2016
Verona Quartet
New Artist of the Month
May 2016


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