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

March 19, 2018 | Christopher Corwin, Musical America
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 Thursday’s Metropolitan Opera premiere set … »Read

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New Summer Orchestra Academy Available in U.K.

March 19, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
For five days late this summer, aspiring musicians between the ages of 14 and 19 who live in the north of England will have the opportunity to rehearse alongside the Opera North Orchestra, receive sectional coaching from the professional … »Read


A Strange but Successful Mix: Hot Venezuelan, Cool Austrians

March 19, 2018 | Sedgwick Clark, Musical America
Gustavo Dudamel’s love affair with the Vienna Philharmonic continues unabated: Following a European tour last month they bounded into Carnegie Hall for a trio of concerts, headed for South America, and swung around for three in Mexico City. … »Read

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Baltimore Symphony Heads to Europe for the First Time in 13 Years

March 19, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra last ventured abroad 13 years ago under the baton of Yuri Temirkanov. In late August the orchestra and its Music Director Marin Alsop will kick off a European tour with two concerts that represent their debut at … »Read

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San Antonio Symphony Gets a Reprieve, at Least Through March 31

March 19, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The story of the San Antonio Symphony’s near death and temporary reprieve (through the end of this month anyway) is described with the full cast of characters in a Texas Public Radio post. The cast of characters includes the vice chair of … »Read

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James Levine Sues the Metropolitan Opera for Defamation and Breach of Contract

March 15, 2018 | Associated Press
Updates : The lawsuit is against the Metropolitan Opera and Peter Gelb, "in his professional and personal capacities." According to The New York Times, Levine is being represented by Elkan Abramowitz, whose clients have included Harvey Weinstein, … »Read




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