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Korea National Opera General Director Quits

February 27, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Korea National Opera’s new general director Han Ye-jin has resigned, less than two months into the job . The attractive soprano, 44, apparently faced criticism for her lack of experience in the field. According to the Korea Times , seven … »Read
 

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San Francisco Conservatory Taps Director of Opera

February 27, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music has named Jose Maria Condemi (pictured) as director of opera, effective July 1. He succeeds Curt Pajer, the opera program’s music director who has been serving as interim since the departure of … »Read
 

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Memphis Symphony Music Director to Exit

February 27, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Memphis Symphony Orchestra Music Director Mei-Ann Chen will not renew her contract when it expires at the end of next season. She has been with the orchestra since 2010. Chen called the decision “bittersweet,” and noted that increased … »Read
 

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New York Philharmonic Names Assistant Conductor

February 26, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Fresh from the New World Symphony, where he was the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow and assistant conductor to NWS artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas, John Gersen has been appointed the New York Philharmonic’s … »Read
 

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NDR Radiophilharmonie Names Concertmaster

February 26, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
German violinist Friederike Starkloff, 24, is the new first concertmaster of the NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hannover. She succeeds Volker Worlitzsch, who is retiring after 45 (!) years in the job. Still a student of Antje Weithaas at the Academy of … »Read
 

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Russian Opera Director Under Investigation

February 26, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Moscow Times
Russian theater director Timofei Kulyabin (pictured) is under investigation for offending religious believers in his regie staging of Tannh äuser at Russia’s Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theater. Kulyabin has updated the story to … »Read
 
 

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