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New Appointments in Music Academia

February 24, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Three key appointments in academia have been announced in the last several weeks. Most recently, the Birmingham (U.K.) Conservatoire has named  British conductor Paul Wingfield as its new head of vocal and operatic studies, starting in … » Read
 

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Hvorostovsky Cancels Recital Tour

February 24, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
In some disheartening news, Dmitri Hvorostovsky has cancelled his  upcoming recitals in Kaliningrad, Minsk, and Vienna. Hvorostovsky’s doctors have advised him to continue treatment for his brain tumor, according to the Staatsoper, … » Read
 

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NY Times Fired Charles Isherwood for His Emails

February 23, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
The reasons behind esteemed theater critic Charles Isherwood’s departure from the New York Times are no longer a mystery. (He is said to have been escorted out of the building.) Both Forbes and Vulture are reporting that (a) he was fired … » Read
 

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John Adams Will Not Be Writing an Opera Based on This POTUS

February 22, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
John Adams, whose 70th birthday is being honored next weekend at London's Barbican, has long been drawn to controversial political events as subjects for his operas. “I’ve chosen each subject because it engages me," he tells The … » Read
 

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Minnesota Opera Names Head of Music

February 22, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Allen Perriello, newly named director of the young artist program at the Glimmerglass Festival, director of a similar program for the Arizona Opera, has added a new job to his CV: head of music for the Minnesota Opera. He succeeds Robert Ainsley, … » Read
 

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Fabio Luisi Looks Forward to His New Job with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

February 21, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Fabio Luisi still holds the title of principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, but you won’t see his name affiliated with any of next season’s productions. The maestro is moving on and, as such, will be giving up his Met … » Read
 
 

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