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Anti-Putin Protester Takes to Met Stage During Curtain Call

January 30, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from The New York Times
Curtain calls for Iolanta, which had its production premiere last night at the Metropolitan Opera, were a little more exciting than usual, what with an anti-Putin protester emerging from the orchestra pit and onto the stage, front and center. … »Read
 

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James Levine to Conduct Philly Orch in 2015-16

January 29, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony seem to have been on the same wave length when they planned their 2015-16 seasons, both announced this week. Both orchestras are  focusing on their respective track records of world and … »Read
 

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LA Opera Announces 30th-Anniversary Season

January 28, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Los Angeles Opera opens its 2015-16 season on Sept. 12 when its star general director, Plácido Domingo, sings Gianni Schicchi, his 146th role, in Woody Allen’s 2008 production. It is, no surprise, another baritone role. Allen … »Read
 

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UK Orchestras to Get a 'Tax Break'

January 28, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Guardian
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (pictured) has announced that British orchestras will be getting “tax relief,” the details of which have not yet been announced. “Britain’s orchestras are heard … »Read
 

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Carnegie Hall at 125: Still Growing, After All These Years

January 28, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
It was the New York Philharmonic (then the New York Symphony) that opened Andrew Carnegie’s Music Hall on May 5, 1891, so it’s only fitting that the New York Philharmonic launch Carnegie’s 125 th anniversary next fall, on Oct. … »Read
 

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NYCO Renaissance Sets Its Record Straight

January 27, 2015 | Roy Niederhoffer
There are two bids now on the table for the assets of the New York City Opera, which include its thrift shop, its donor lists, and its name. They are the NYCO Renaissance group, headed by former City Opera board member and hedge fund manager Roy … »Read
 
 

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