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Julia Bullock Is 'History's Persistent Voice' at the Met Museum

September 18, 2018 | Clive Paget, Musical America
The Met Museum may have hit a homerun appointing Julia Bullock [pictured] as its 2018-19 Artist in Residence. The St. Louis-born, rapidly rising star soprano comes with an enviable reputation for thinking—even sometimes singing— … »Read


Lucerne II: Stockhausen, Zimmermann, Eötvös, More

September 17, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The legacy of Pierre Boulez remains central to the Lucerne Festival, as witnessed by the amount of new and very new music offered throughout the four-week event by the Orchestra of the Lucerne Academy, which he cofounded in 2003. No fewer than … »Read


Lucerne I: Yuja & Berlin, Yannick & Rotterdam, Sheku & Isata

September 11, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Most of the news out of Lucerne last week centered around Matthias Pintscher’s abrupt exit as principal conductor of the Academy Orchestra, a post he only came to two years ago. I saw him in action September 1, conducting his charges in KKL … »Read


The Rimsky Operas at Bard: A Far Cry from the Real Thing

August 21, 2018 | John Rockwell, Musical America
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY--The Bard Music Festival this summer was devoted to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (“and his world,” as ever at Bard). The festival ended on Sunday with a supposedly staged performance of his opera The Tsar’s … »Read


Three New Productions at Salzburg Rescued by Solid Musical Standards

August 17, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
SALZBURG—With The Magic Flute and L’Italiana in Algeri behind me, my opera-going here turned more serious with performances of Salome , The Queen of Spades and L’Incoronazione di Poppea . These together represented the opera … »Read


Salzburg Report: A Flute for the Kids; a L’Italiana for Bartoli

August 14, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
SALZBURG—In the opening production of the 2018 Salzburg Festival, The Magic Flute , Tamino makes his entrance by climbing through a window into a bedroom, where a grandfather is reading to three grandsons. The story happens to be that of … »Read




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