People in the News

ABT Exec Director to Exit

July 26, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Four months after Kevin McKenzie announced that he would step down after 30 years as artistic director of the American Ballet Theater, Kara Medoff Barnett has said she will exit as well, after five years as the company’s executive director. … » Read


Corigliano Breaks His Vow and Returns to Opera: The Lord of Cries

July 26, 2021 | George Loomis, Musical America
SANTA FE, NM--Of all the mythological subjects to furnish material for operas, the story of Dionysius’s revenge against the city of Thebes and its ruler, as memorialized in Euripides’s drama  The Bacchae , may well be the most … » Read

Contests & Awards

Sphinx Announces Annual Medals for Excellence

July 26, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Sphinx Organization has awarded its Medal of Excellence, and accompanying $50,000 career grant, to each of three artists: pianist Michelle Cann, violinist Randall Goosby, and soprano Karen Slack. “These leaders set extraordinary … » Read

Industry News

MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, July 26-August 2

July 26, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five hours ahead of ET and Central European Time (CET) is … » Read


Polonium Poisoning in the Countryside Makes for a Long Night at the Opera

July 26, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
It’s quite an undertaking for a country house opera company to develop and present the world premiere of a substantial new work. Kudos is therefore due to the privately funded Grange Park Opera, whose purpose-built opera house hosts a … » Read

Industry News

Forced to Find Gainful Employ, Some Musicians May Never Return

July 26, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
While the pandemic was hard on all classical musicians, its ill effects were particularly cruel for free-lance instrumentalists and singers who lacked the support, meager though it often was, that most full-season performance groups were able to … » Read

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Study Reveals the Vaccination Conundrum Facing Orchestras

July 23, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
The League of American Orchestras has partnered with WolfBrown’s Audience Outlook Monitor to survey potential audience members about their current willingness to return to live events. The results make for sometimes uncomfortable reading … » Read

People in the News

San Francisco Opera Chorus Director to Retire After 35 Years

July 23, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Ian Robertson, Chorus Director at San Francisco Opera, is to retire at the end of 2021 after a remarkable 35 years in the role. His period with SFO constitutes the longest tenure of any individual in an artistic leadership role in the … » Read

People in the News

Tributes Flow for LA Legend Guido Lamell

July 23, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Guido Lamell, Music Director of the Santa Monica Symphony, and for over 40 years a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, passed away on July 13 after suffering a heart attack. Lamell, a much-loved instrumentalist and maestro, had been … » Read

People in the News

Priti Gandhi is Portland Opera’s New Artistic Director

July 23, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Portland Opera has announced that Priti Gandhi will be the company’s new Artistic Director. Gandhi arrives from Minnesota Opera where she was Chief Artistic Officer. Her responsibilities will overlap with those of PO’s former Director … » Read

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