Updated Feb 19, 2018

Frolicking Lords and Fairies Are a Hit in ENO's New Iolanthe

LONDON—There is an outbreak of fairies at the London Coliseum. Two weeks from now the imps return in Robert Carsen’s timeless production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s … »Read

More Women Come Forward re Austin Opera A.D.

A defining characteristic of the mounting accusations of sexual harassment in recent months is the way in which one credible report so quickly begets others. This is certainly the case in Austin, … »Read

World Trade Center Arts Complex Gets Green Light; Hires Artistic Director

The performing arts center at the World Trade Center is beginning to take shape. Last year, Ronald Perelman gave $75 million for its naming rights; last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a … »Read

New Organization Will Support Parents Working in Opera

Five female artists have come together in London to form SWAP’ra, an organization devoted to S upporting W omen A nd P arents who work in ope RA . The group plans to cast a wide net, … »Read

Thief Steals Rare Cello; Thief Returns Rare Cello

Perhaps because the thief realized that he would be easily caught if he tried to sell the rare, one-of-a-kind instrument, a Francesco Goffriller 1837 cello that was stolen from French musician … »Read



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Each month, Musical America spotlights an important emerging talent. If you haven't heard of the New Artist of the Month before, we predict you will soon.

Abigail Kent, harpist
New Artist of the Month
February 2018
Lucy Dhegrae, vocalist
New Artist of the Month
January 2018
Julia Adolphe, composer
New Artist of the Month
December 2017
Taylor Marino, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
November 2017
Seth Parker Woods, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2017
Afendi Yusuf, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
September 2017
Reena Esmail, composer
New Artist of the Month
August 2017
Abbie Betinis, composer
New Artist of the Month
July 2017
Stephen Waarts, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2017
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017
Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017


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