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WNO's Touring Don Pasquale Owns a Doner Kebab Van

June 11, 2019 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
MILFORD HAVEN, Wales—Welsh National Opera could probably do with a few laughs at the moment. Having bid farewell to Artistic Director David Pountney (he leaves this summer) amid talk of falling audiences, it now sees managing director … »Read


Barbara Hannigan's Ojai Adventure

June 10, 2019 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
OJAI, CA—Historically, the venerable, incorrigibly adventurous Ojai Festival has appointed a conductor to be its annual music director. There are a few exceptions, including the ensemble Eighth Blackbird and soprano Dawn Upshaw. But there … »Read


Lang's prisoner of the state: A Strange Twist on Fidelio

June 10, 2019 | George Loomis, Musical America
David Lang set for himself a daunting task in accepting a commission from the New York Philharmonic and five Europe-based entities to compose a new opera. Like many composers, he might have looked for inspiration in a pre-existing play, novel, or … »Read


Heiner Goebbels Ponders History, for Better or Worse

June 5, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Suppose the number of soldiers who died in the First World War was less important than their relative heights? What if our news consisted purely of silent imagery rather than being illuminated (or obfuscated) by the spoken word? And is it … »Read


Chicago Symphony as Collaborator, This Time with the Joffrey

June 4, 2019 | Wynne Delacoma, Musical America
CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has teamed up with the Art Institute of Chicago for chamber concerts at the museum. Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Music Director Sir Andrew Davis is a frequent CSO guest conductor. For seven seasons … »Read


A Harrowing Reading of Corigliano's First Symphony

June 2, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Let’s get the gripe out of the way first. The New York Philharmonic’s season-closing “Music of Conscience” series is a very fine idea, but what Brahms’s Tragic Overture and Mozart’s C Minor Piano Concerto have … »Read




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