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Teatro Regio Torino Intendant Is Out

July 23, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
William Graziosi [pictured], whose appointment as general manager of Teatro Regio in April of 2018 prompted Gianandrea Noseda to resign after 11 years as music director, has fallen out of favor. Pending approval by the Italian Culture Minister, … » Read


At Twood: Fleming and Gilfrey Premiere Kevin Puts's Latest

July 23, 2019 |
Clive Paget, Musical America
LENOX, MA -- July 20, 2019, and as much of America melts in an unprecedented heatwave, at Tanglewood the thermometer hits 100 degrees. Spare a thought, therefore, for Renée Fleming, Rod Gilfry, Andris Nelsons, and the valiant musicians of … » Read

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Baltimore Symph Cancels Renée, Hires Itzhak, Postpones Gala

July 23, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will open its 2019-20 season on September 14 not with a gala starring Renée Fleming, as originally announced, but with a free concert programmed to preview the coming season. The gala, the BSO’s … » Read

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New Opera Reflects a Sad Reality of Today's America

July 23, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police is an all-too-common occurrence in today’s America. Blue , a new opera by Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson, examines such a tragedy, with a … » Read

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Banff Center Raises $1.3M

July 23, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Midsummer Ball, the largest arts fundraiser in Western Canada, has netted more than $1.27m to support the Banff Center’s arts programs, which offer education, mentorship, and inspiration to both emerging and established artists. … » Read

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New Study: Choral Singers Live Longer, Healthier Lives

July 22, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Choral singing enhances the quality of individual lives, especially of those 65 and over, and strengthens community ties. These are the key takeaways from The Chorus Impact Study: Singing for a Lifetime , a research project completed by Grunwald … » Read

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A New Opera About Oppression Bows in Aix

July 22, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
AIX-EN-PROVENCE (FR)--It features an Israeli prime minister, Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, a hit squad, and a Shin Beth spy chief. But this is not another story on the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict but an opera with, … » Read

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Hugh Southern, Former NEA and Met Opera Exec, Dies

July 22, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Hugh Southern, British-born deputy chair of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1982-89, then NEA acting chair (briefly) then Met Opera general manager (even more briefly), died on July 15 in Leesburg, VA. He was 87; his wife reports the … » Read

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The Orchestra Is Dead: Long Live the Orchestra

July 22, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Music critic Anne Midgette is weary of the hand wringing over the latest demise of a classical music ensemble. What would happen, she asks, “If one-tenth of the energy people expend on reacting to news such as this was expended on actually … » Read


Fledging Opera Co Scales the Heights with Vintage Bellini

July 19, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
One of his first big hits, Bellini’s La Straniera is among the composer’s most musically daring and dramatically imaginative works. Nevertheless, well before the end of the 19th century it had fallen firmly out of the repertoire. … » Read

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