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The Met’s Guillaume Tell: Thrilling Score, Bland Production

October 21, 2016 | John Yohalem,
NEW YORK--On Tuesday, for the first time in its history, the Met presented Rossini’s last opera, Guillaume Tell-- in the original French. The last time the Met staged the work, in 1931, it was Guglielmo Tell ; the first time, in 1884, it … »Read

People in the News

It's Official: Brabbins Is the New Music Director of ENO

October 21, 2016 | Susan Elliott,
English National Opera (ENO) has confirmed the appointment of Martyn Brabbins,  reported precisely one week ago as in negotiations for the job, as its next music director, “with immediate effect.” He succeeds Mark Wigglesworth, … »Read

Contests & Awards

Competitions: Changes at Leeds, Winners and Deadlines Elsewhere

October 21, 2016 | Brian Wise,
The Leeds International Piano Competition , a contest that launched the careers of Radu Lupu, András Schiff, and Murray Perahia, is seeking to reestablish its global cachet. Incoming Artistic Directors Paul Lewis and Adam Gatehouse said … »Read

Industry News

Are Black Composers Discriminated Against?

October 21, 2016 |
Jamaica-born composer Eleanor Alberga [pictured], speaking at a conference on diversity organized by BBC Radio 3, says black composers of classical music are victims of discrimination. "The perception of black music as jazz or reggae or coming … »Read

People in the News

Audra Has a Baby Girl

October 21, 2016 |
Musical America 2014 Musician of the Year and multiple Tony award-winner Audra McDonald, 46, gave birth to a baby girl Wednesday night at 11:16 p.m. She is the first child that she and William Swenson, married since 2012, have had together. … »Read

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New Opera to Bow in Boston:The Drumf and the Rhinegold

October 20, 2016 |
Boston-based composer Matti Kovler [pictured], whose credentials include commissions from Tanglewood and Carnegie Hall, has written a new, 15-minute opera inspired by Donald Trump. It’s based on the Ring cycle and titled The Drumf and the … »Read




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