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Confession of a Critic: Carmen as 'hackneyed espagnolerie'

October 24, 2014 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
Earlier this fall, I ended a review of Bizet's Carmen with a flippant dig at what I called the "hackneyed espagnolerie " of its score. How can such an opera fan find fault with one of the most treasured works of the repertoire, one that … »Read
 

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Massive Cuts Will Alter La Monnaie's Trademark Programming

October 24, 2014 | Frank Cadenhead, MusicalAmerica.com
La Monnaie’s Intendant Peter de Caluwe describes it as “a cultural blackout.” A headline in the Belgian newspaper, Le Soir, reads, The Murder of Federal Culture , encapsulating an editoral’s description of the … »Read
 

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Orlando Arts Center Behind Schedule, Over Budget

October 23, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Orlando’s $500 million Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is set to open Nov. 6, but much is still left to be done. According to an agreement signed earlier this week, the contractor is obligated to pay $2 million in fines if the … »Read
 

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Performers Urge State Support for Ulster Orchestra

October 23, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Sir James Galway, first artist laureate of the Ulster Orchestra, is one of 30 prominent artists who have signed a letter urging government officials to keep the troubled orchestra from folding. As reported earlier, the orchestra, Northern … »Read
 

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The Hideous Language of Klinghoffer's Detractors

October 23, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from The New Yorker
Alex Ross, as usual, has done his homework. In his review of/commentary on The Death of Klinghoffer , he recounts very specifically not so much the heinous acts of terrorism portrayed on stage—which detractors have said exemplify the way … »Read
 

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Philly Orchestra Moves Into the Black

October 22, 2014 | Robert Egerton
The Philadelphia Orchestra, no longer in bankruptcy (and the first major U.S. orchestra to file Chapter 11, in 2010), is showing a modest surplus for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31: about $670,000 on a $39.6 million budget, according to … »Read
 
 

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