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SF Opera Carmen: Bieito’s US Debut as Gockley’s Swansong

June 28, 2016 | Thomas May, MusicalAmerica.com
SAN FRANCISCO—An icon of iconoclasm, Calixto Bieito has been alternately demonized and deified for the challenges his stagings pose to business as usual. Kudos to San Francisco Opera, in this final hurrah from outgoing General Director … » Read
 

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UK Cultural Leaders Express Brexit Fears (cont.)

June 28, 2016 | MusicalAmerica.com from The NY Times
Angst over the Brexit vote remains strong, particularly in Britain’s cultural sector. Reporting from London, Roslyn Sulcas writes that 96 percent of those who make their living in the arts voted to remain in the EU. “First time … » Read
 

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Cleveland O Names Principal Viola

June 27, 2016 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
As Robert Vernon steps down from the Cleveland Orchestra, where he has served as principal viola for the last 40 years, the orchestra has announced that Wesley Collins, Vernon’s student, will succeed him starting next season. Collins, 32, … » Read
 

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Refugee Orchestra Rallies to the Cause

June 28, 2016 | MusicalAmerica.com
Russian conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, who considers herself a refugee, having moved from St. Petersburg 20 years ago to upstate New York, has formed an orchestra of international refugees. Its inaugural concert was held last month in Boston. On … » Read
 

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Periodontist Adds the Cliburn to His Amateur Winnings

June 28, 2016 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Thomas Yu, a 38-year-old periodontist from Calgary, Alberta, CA, has won the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, which concluded over the weekend in Fort Worth, TX, after seven days’ worth of play-offs among 68 amateurs. They … » Read
 

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City Opera’s Florencia: Strong Content, Tacky Package

June 27, 2016 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
The second production of the resurrected New York City Opera, and the first in its clever new  Ópera en Español series, was the New York City premiere of  Florencia en el Amazonas  by the late, internationally beloved … » Read
 
 

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