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Gergiev Will Head the Bolshoi Theater

December 1, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As previously reported , then disputed , and official as of today, Valery Gergiev is the new general director of the Bolshoi Theater, marking the first time in Russia’s history that the head of the Mariinsky Theater has been run by the same … » Read

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Met's Opening Night of Tannhäuser Interrupted by Activists

December 1, 2023 | George Loomis, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera’s season premiere of Wagner’s Tannhäuser was disrupted last night (Nov 30) when a number of environmental protesters (identified as Extinction Rebellion NYC) began yelling remarks from the upper regions of … » Read


Opera di Roma's Very White Mefistofele Is Very Dark

December 1, 2023 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN—In recent years, Rome's Teatro dell'Opera has established itself as an artistically adventurous alternative to La Scala, its more traditional competitor in Milan. Having hosted the debut stagings of artist Ai Weiwei ( Turandot , 2022 … » Read

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New Artist of the Month: Bass William Thomas

December 1, 2023 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON—Making your La Scala debut and opening the show at the same time must be about as nerve-wracking as it gets, but on the first night of Robert Carsen’s new Peter Grimes , William Thomas took it in his stride. Not only did he … » Read

Contests & Awards

Long Beach Opera Gets $1.25M-plus

December 1, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Long Beach Opera, an ambitious and occasionally audacious opera company with an annual operating budget of about $2 million, has received $1.25M from the estate of late (d. 2021) board member Carol Richards, the largest single gift in the … » Read

Contests & Awards

Competitions and Awards Monthly Wrap-up

December 1, 2023 | Rick Beard, Musical America
Canada Council for the Arts has chosen cellist Bryan Cheng as recipient of its 2023 Virginia Parker Prize . The annual award, which goes to a distinguished classical instrumentalist or conductor under the age of 32, comes with a $25,000CAD prize. … » Read

Industry News

Historic U.K. Venue Reopens, Perhaps at Too High a Cost

December 1, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Five years ago Colston Hall, a concert venue in the center of Bristol that dated from 1867, was in desperate condition. “We had a building that was about to fall down," Louis Mitchell, chief executive of the Bristol Music Trust, tells the … » Read

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Stanford Live Names New Top Exec

November 30, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Stanford Live, the multi-genre performing arts presenter at Stanford University, has named Iris Nemani, chief programming officer of Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, as its next director. She arrives in April and succeeds Chris Lorway, who … » Read

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City Ballet and Musicians Reach Accord

November 30, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Following several months of sometimes fractious negotiations , the New York City Ballet and its 63-member orchestra have reached a three-year agreement. Subject to approval by members of Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, the new … » Read

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Nézet-Séguin on Prepping Bradley Cooper

November 30, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The hands-down musical climax of Maestro is the recreation of the 1973 performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 by the London Symphony Orchestra in Ely Cathedral. Although shot over a three-day period, three years of painstaking preparation … » Read

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