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An Impressive Podium Debut at the Berlin Phil

May 28, 2015 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
BERLIN—Following the Berlin Philharmonic’s failed election for a principal conductor two weeks ago, rumors will no doubt continue to fly over who will succeed Sir Simon Rattle in 2018. One hopes that the orchestra will take into … »Read
 

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Norway Opera Artistic Director Forced to Exit

May 28, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Norwegian  news agency NTB reports that Per Boye Hansen, artistic director of the Norwegian Opera, has been told that his contract will not be renewed beyond its expiration in December 2017. The order comes from the new CEO of … »Read
 

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Solid Vocalism, Haphazard Staging in Whitsun Fest Iphigénie...

May 28, 2015 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
SALZBURG—The Salzburg Whitsun Festival’s production of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride is surely the first in the opera’s 246-year history to open on a day (May 22) when it was also announced that the singer of … »Read
 

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Musicians Union Sues Hollywood Studios

May 28, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) is suing six major studios for unauthorized re-use of soundtrack clips.  The union maintains that the musicians who recorded those scores originally should be … »Read
 

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A New Conservatory Program in Musical Theater

May 28, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
The Manhattan School of Music will launch a  degree program in musical theater , starting in fall of 2016. MSM emphasizes that it will be the “first-ever” bachelor’s program in the subject in New York City and the second of … »Read
 

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BBC Proms Names New Chief

May 27, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
David Pickard, current general director of Glyndebourne and its annual opera festival, is to be the new director of the BBC Proms. He succeeds Edward Blakeman, who will finish his interim term at the end of this year’s festival. Blakeman … »Read
 
 

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