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Gergiev Oversees Salzburg's New Simon Boccanegra

August 21, 2019 | George Loomis, Musical America
SALZBURG--The summer Salzburg Festival has not had much experience with Simon Boccanegra. Prior to this summer, the opera—one of Verdi’s most noble, moving, and serious—was staged here only once, in a 1961 production by Herbert … »Read

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Iceland Symphony Honors 70th Anniversary with Inaugural UK Tour

August 21, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra (ISO) is to celebrate its 70 th anniversary with an eight-concert U.K. tour under Yan Pascal Tortelier. The orchestra made its Britain debut at the BBC Proms five years ago but has never toured the U.K. before. The … »Read

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Murray Perahia Cancels Again

August 21, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Murray Perahia has withdrawn from his August 24 concert in Latvia with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, and from concerts at the Salzburg Festival (August 30 and 31), BBC Proms ( Sep. 3), and the Lucerne Festival (Sept. 6), citing ill … »Read

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WaPo Opinion: Opera Needs to Die in Order to Survive

August 21, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Writing an opinion piece for The Washington Post , Olivia Giovetti, identified as “a classical music writer based in New York,” proposes that “to really save opera—and classical music in general—we have to let it … »Read

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Wales National Op Names First Female Conductor-in-Residence

August 21, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In 2018 Welsh National Opera held a symposium, “Where Are All the Women?” Now it has one answer, naming Tianyi Lu [pictured] as its first female conductor-in-residence. The symposium looked at challenges facing women in the classical … »Read

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Fired Glyndebourne Chorister Sues for Age Discrimination

August 21, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Neil Williams, a 15-year veteran of the Glyndebourne Opera chorus, is suing the company for unfair dismissal and age discrimination. “I was discarded like an old rag,” the Royal Academy of Music graduate told the Daily Mail . … »Read




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