At Glyndebourne: A Stylish, if Rather Busy, Alcina

July 6, 2022 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON--It may not have the most profound of plots, but Alcina contains some of Handel's greatest music. For Glyndebourne’s first staging of the opera, which opened July 2, the company has assembled a cast of exceptional vocal beauty, … » Read

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Conductors on the Move

July 6, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Michael Repper has added yet another podium to his collection, having just been named music director and conductor of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. The 31-year-old California native is also music director of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, … » Read

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A Half-century Later, Pivotal New Music Group Calls It Quits

July 6, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
After 52 years, Boston Musica Viva (BMV), the city’s premier purveyor of contemporary music, is closing up shop. The reason—the incapacity of the group’s founder, Richard Pittman, following a stroke at age 84 in 2020. “All … » Read

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Atlanta Symphony Musicians/Management on a Roll

July 6, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has announced a new three-year labor agreement with its musicians and its eighth consecutive balanced budget. The agreement includes salary raises for the players each of the next three years, earmarks a … » Read

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Carlo Rizzi Re-ups with Opera Rara

July 6, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Carlo Rizzi, among the foremost international opera conductors, has renewed his contract as artistic director of Opera Rara through June 2025, the extension of a relationship that dates to 2019 and has been by all accounts  highly … » Read

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San Antonio Symphony Owes $10M to Musicians' Pension Fund

July 5, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
According to its bankruptcy filing, the nonprofit board that ran the now-defunct San Antonio Symphony owes more than $10 million to the pension fund of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM). How much, if any, of this amount will ultimately … » Read

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New Orchestra Executives:
SF Bay Area, Detroit, Toronto

July 5, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Kate Kammeyer is the new executive director of the Berkeley (CA) Symphony succeeding Jim Tibbs, who is retiring after three years in the job. Kammeyer is the former senior VP and general manager of the Rochester Philharmonic, as well as its … » Read

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Pittsburgh Fest Opera Skips Season to Save $$

July 5, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Pittsburgh Festival Opera (PFO), the smaller of the city’s two opera companies, is gambling that its decision not to mount any complete productions this summer will ultimately lead to financial stability. The PFO is instead presenting … » Read

Contests & Awards

Neue Stimmen Competition Winners Named

July 5, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The finals of the 19 th International Singing Competition Neue Stimmen, June 26-30 in Gütersloh’s Stadthalle, have been won by Italian soprano Francesca Pia Vitale and Spanish baritone Carles Pachon, each of whom takes home 15,000 … » Read

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Peter Brook, Famed British Director, Dies at 97

July 4, 2022 | Mike Fuller, Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France decades … » Read

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