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Massive Cuts Will Alter La Monnaie's Trademark Programming

October 24, 2014 | Frank Cadenhead,
La Monnaie’s Intendant Peter de Caluwe describes it as “a cultural blackout.” A headline in the Belgian newspaper, Le Soir, reads, The Murder of Federal Culture , encapsulating an editoral’s description of the … »Read


Klinghoffer:A Major Work's Impact Is Obscured by the Noxious Noise Around It

October 24, 2014 | Susan Elliott,
The relentless historical and emotional weight of The Death of Klinghoffer is carried not by the victim, Leon Klinghoffer, or even by his Palestinian executioner, Mamoud. It is the opera’s chorus that is charged with recounting … »Read

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Confession of a Critic: Carmen as 'hackneyed espagnolerie'

October 24, 2014 | Paul du Quenoy,
Earlier this fall, I ended a review of Bizet's Carmen with a flippant dig at what I called the "hackneyed espagnolerie " of its score. How can such an opera fan find fault with one of the most treasured works of the repertoire, one that … »Read

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Sting's The Last Ship Opens Sunday on B'way

October 24, 2014 | Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The actors in Sting’s musical The Last Ship have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. And Sting is pacing in the darkness. “I’m at the back … »Read

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Runnicles to Exit BBC Scottish Symphony

October 23, 2014 | Robert Egerton,
Donald Runnicles will relinquish his post as chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the end of next season. He will have been in the job seven years and will take the title conductor emeritus. The former music director of the … »Read

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The Hideous Language of Klinghoffer's Detractors

October 23, 2014 | from The New Yorker
Alex Ross, as usual, has done his homework. In his review of/commentary on The Death of Klinghoffer , he recounts very specifically not so much the heinous acts of terrorism portrayed on stage—which detractors have said exemplify the way … »Read







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