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A Second Opera Company for San Diego

July 31, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from the San Diego Union-Tribune
Perhaps the dramatic resurrection of the San Diego Opera convinced them that the community was hungry for the artform. For director Cynthia Stokes and composer, writer, and performer Cory Hibbs have launched a second opera company in San Diego, … »Read
 

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Bayreuth Jumps the Gun and Announces 2016

July 29, 2015 | Larry L. Lash, MusicalAmerica.com
In an unprecedented move, the Bayreuth Festival announced casting for the 2016 festival on opening day. Normally, such announcements come only a few months—even weeks—before the season begins, which is always on July 25.   The … »Read
 

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Met Cancels Free Simulcast at Linc Inc

July 29, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
In an apparent cost-cutting move, the Metropolitan Opera will no longer host a free opening night simulcast in Lincoln Center Plaza. What in the past has attracted a throng of 2,000 unable to afford tickets to the gala event has become the victim … »Read
 

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The Wreckers at Bard: Revelation or Mere Curiosity?

July 28, 2015 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
 ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY—The people with whom Benjamin Britten populates the fishing village in Peter Grimes are a hard-hearted lot in victimizing the title character, but they are the soul of compassion compared to Ethel Smyth’s … »Read
 

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The Met on Demand, from Your TV

July 28, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
It was only a matter of time before the Metropolitan Opera’s productions would be playing on demand in your living room. For $14.99 and a Roku TV component (or SmartTV for that matter), the company is making it very easy for consumers to … »Read
 

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Russia Will Merge Its Cultural Collection Agencies

July 27, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from Billboard
Just on the heels of  a new report criticizing the outdated and inconsistent methods of record keeping and royalty collection among U. S. performing rights agencies, collection societies, publishing companies, and the like, comes word that … »Read
 
 

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