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Five Worst (UK) Operas of the Year

December 19, 2014 | Rupert Christiansen
Telegraph critic Rupert Christiansen, never one to suffer fools gladly, has chosen the five worst operas of the year and explained his choices graphically, literally. 1. Various, including I due Foscari (pictured), Royal Opera House. A succession … »Read
 

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Major Cuts at La Monnaie

December 19, 2014 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
BERLIN—Following a reduction of 2.5 million euros in federal funding, Brussels’s Théâtre de la Monnaie has announced that it will abandon both opera and dance projects as well as cut 16 jobs next year. Casualties include … »Read
 

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Philadelphia Singers to Disband

December 18, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Singers, a professional ensemble now in its third decade, is to disband at the end of its current season. Its final concert, in May, had long been planned as the grand finale for outgoing Music Director David Hayes, the  new … »Read
 

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New Play Puts Backstage Crew On Stage

December 16, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Guardianr
Polly Graham, assistant director of the Welsh National Opera, has found a way to highlight backstage crew members by creating a play around them titled Unheard Voices – CREW . Presented in one of the Wales Millennium Center’s … »Read
 

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Sydney Opera House Reportedly in Lockdown

December 15, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from Billboard
In light of the hostage situation in downtown Sydney at the Lindt Cafe, the Sydney Opera House has been put in lockdown, according to Billboard, and cancelled all shows. The gunman reportedly threatened that he had left a number of bombs in … »Read
 

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Seoul Phil CEO Slams Artistic Director; Staff Fights Back

December 12, 2014 | Susan Elliott
Judging from recent media coverage, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is undergoing a major power struggle, between CEO Park Hyun-jung and Artistic Director Chung Myung-whun and the CEO and her staff. Last week, staff members issued a statement … »Read
 
 

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