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Strange Bedfellows Share the Bill at LA Opera

October 30, 2014 | Rick Schultz, MusicalAmerica.com
LOS ANGELES -- Expect the unexpected from Australian director Barrie Kosky. Last season, he made his Los Angeles Opera (and U.S.) debut with his charming silent film- and cartoon-inspired Magic Flute , first seen at Berlin’s Komische Oper, … »Read
 

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Met Opera Press Director to Step Down

October 29, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Peter Clark, longtime press director of the Metropolitan Opera, has decided to retire after 30 years with the company. He has agreed to stay on through March to ensure a smooth transition. No decisions have been made as to who might succeed him. … »Read
 

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Detroit Symphony Lures NY Phil Cellist to Principal Role

October 30, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
At a small soiree last night to celebrate his 70th birthday, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Leonard Slatkin announced that he had successfully lured New York Philharmonic section cellist Wei Yu, 34, to Detroit, to be the DSO's … »Read
 

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American Conductor to Head Theater Basel Amid $$ Concerns

October 30, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
American conductor Erik Nielsen is to be the new music director of the Theater Basel starting with the 2016-17 season. He will oversee all opera, orchestra, and other music performed in the city’s primary performance venue. The 37-year-old … »Read
 

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Pay $50 Support the Arts--on Your Bumper

October 30, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
It’s the perfect gift for the man or woman who has everything. California, already savvy enough to sell a special license plate for an additional $50 that supports the arts, now has a way to make those plates gifts, by selling vouchers for … »Read
 

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Supreme Court Klinghoffer Verdict: Not Guilty

October 29, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was among the notables in attendance on opening night of The Death of Klinghoffer at the Metropolitan Opera, Oct. 20. Ginsburg, who is Jewish, maintained in a recent talk at the University of California that the work … »Read
 
 

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