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Met Stagehands' Union Holds Protest at Lincoln Center

May 13, 2021 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Locked out Metropolitan Opera stagehands protested the use of nonunion shops to construct sets for the company's upcoming season, attracting a crowd of roughly 1,000 people outside Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts … » Read

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ENO Announces 2021-22 Season

May 13, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The English National Opera (ENO) has released plans for its 2021-22 season, which will include 67 performances of four new productions and three revivals spread over the six months between October 14 and April 14. The season, the first for new … » Read

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Two Conductors: One New, One Extended

May 13, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
In his first music directorship, American conductor Christian Reif takes the artistic helm of Minnesota’s Lakes Area Music Festival (LAMF), effective immediately. The festival, founded in 2009 and based in Brainerd, MN, runs July 30-August … » Read

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2 (More) Conductors: Finn Steps Up, Brit Steps Down

May 13, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen is to be the next music director of the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, the national radio symphony orchestra in Korea. He succeeds Yoel Levi, who left in 2019. Inkinen has signed a three-year commitment, … » Read

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Howard U to Revive College of Fine Arts; Names Phylicia Rashad as Dean

May 13, 2021 |
WASHINGTON (AP) — Famed actor Phylicia Rashad is returning to her alma mater as the new dean of the Howard University College of Fine Arts. The longtime performer and Tony Award winner, who rose to cultural prominence as Clair Huxtable on … » Read

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It's Unanimous: Livestreaming Should Stay but Pay

May 13, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
London’s Middlesex University has just published the results of a study about attitudes toward livestreamed concerts held by musicians and audiences. The five key takeaways are: 1) Livestreaming makes live music accessible; 2) Emotional … » Read

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Dressing Room Dust-up Between Two Mighty Maestros

May 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As  previously reported, Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic were to have officially reopened La Scala on May 11, the very day of the 75 th anniversary of the postwar reopening under Toscannini. When La Scala Music Director Riccardo … » Read

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Met Opera Offers Free Concert for New Yorkers

May 12, 2021 | Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Silenced for 14 months by the pandemic and dealing with labor strife, the Metropolitan Opera will make a brief return Sunday. Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct members of the Met orchestra and … » Read

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Met Opera and AGMA Reach Accord; Other Unions Still Holding

May 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), representing the chorus, dancers, actors, and stage managers, have (finally) reached accord. Terms of the contract will not be disclosed until it is ratified by the full … » Read

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Concertgebouworkest Signs New Artistic Partners for 2021-22

May 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Apparently in no rush to find a new chief conductor after the demise of Daniele Gatti,  Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has announced new relationships for 2020-21, including one with Pierre Audi as creative partner. A devout … » Read

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