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Met Opera Deficit Climbs to $22 Million

November 21, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The extent of the Metropolitan Opera’s financial ills was revealed yesterday by the company, which disclosed a $22 million deficit for 2013-14, or seven percent of its $316 million budget – the largest percentage shortfall since 1984, … »Read
 

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California Opera Cos to Share Casts, Costs

November 21, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Two relatively small California opera companies have decided to pool their resources. Modesto’s Townsend Opera and Fresno Grand Opera will share production expenses 50-50 on two operas per season, with one performance of each at the … »Read
 

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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Needs an Upgrade

November 20, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com from LA Times
Will Dorothy Chandler go the way of Avery Fisher? The Los Angeles Times reports that, far off in the distance as it may be, the 50-year-old venue that bears her name is in need of a major upgrade – to the tune of $350 million. Would Ms. … »Read
 

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Italy’s Opera Orchestras: How Much Do They Actually Work?

November 20, 2014 | Carlo Vitali, MusicalAmerica.com
What with all the recent financial woes and labor strife among Italy's opera houses, it seems an apt time to examine the facts and figures of their orchestras' contracts. Following are a few highlights of a recent report in  Classic Voice ; … »Read
 

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More Fallout from ENO Orfeo Cancellation

November 20, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Guardian
The English National Opera’s withdrawal from co-producing Orfeo with the Bristol Old Vic -- its first collaboration with and performance in an out-of-London venue in 15 years -- has prompted at least one critic to criticize “the … »Read
 

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St. Louis Symphony Wins the Prize for Gender Balance

November 20, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from Subyraman
While we cannot vouch for its accuracy, a blogger by the name of Suby Raman has come up with a gender survey among America’s bigger orchestras. He breaks it down by ensemble (St. Louis Symphony has more women than men), by section … »Read
 
 

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