Updated Mar 20, 2018

A Turkey of a Traviata Lands on the ENO Stage

LONDON—The revolving door was almost off its hinges when Daniel Kramer arrived at English National Opera as artistic director, with a truly operatic period of sackings, resignations, and … »Read

Philly O Offers 'O18' and More

Philadelphia Opera’s 2018-19 season is an insightful blend of the new with the very new, of the old with the newly conceived, of mature stars with emerging ones. Using a number of different … »Read

A Preview of Munich's Rosenkavalier--in Munich

MUNICH— Nearly every New York opera goer knows by now that the Bavarian State Opera will present a concert performances of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier at Carnegie Hall at the end of … »Read

New Century Chamber O Elevates Popular Violinist as Music Director

Two years after his first performance with the orchestra, and not quite one year into his position as artistic partner , Daniel Hope has been named music director of the New Century Chamber … »Read

Met's New Così: A Triumph of Flash Over Substance

According to a recent Opera News interview, director Phelim McDermott’s primary goal for his Così fan tutte production was to “make it as funny as possible.” Unfortunately … »Read



Law and Disorder by GG Arts Law

Career Advice by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

Munich Times by Andrew Powell

An American in Paris by Frank Cadenhead


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.

Russian Renaissance
New Artist of the Month
March 2018
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


Since 1960, each year Musical America honors several outstanding musicians with an award for excellence.


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