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Philadelphia's O19 Gets Underway with the Brilliant Denis & Katya

September 20, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
If you caught Philip Venables’s opera of Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis at last season’s NYC Prototype Festival, you’ll know he doesn’t fight shy of harrowing subject matter. Yet although Denis & Katya , which … » Read
 

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In Berlin: La forza del regie

September 20, 2019 | Thomas May, Musical America
BERLIN — Booing can be a badge of honor in Germany’s theaters, particularly when it comes to canonical works. That’s at least one way of regarding the vehement reactions that have greeted Frank Castorf’s new staging of La … » Read
 

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The Porgy Cast on the Obstacles of Being Black in Opera

September 19, 2019 | Mike Silverman
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 years after Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera, black singers still face unique obstacles in building their careers within the industry. "We've made some strides, but not a whole … » Read
 

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Lahti Symphony Names New Principal Guest

September 20, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
German conductor Anja Bihlmaier, recently named principal conductor of the Residentie Orchestra in the Hague, Holland, is to become principal guest conductor of Lahti (FI) Symphony Orchestra in autumn 2020. During the course of her three-year … » Read
 

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Eight Black Opera Composers We Should Know

September 20, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
That three white men wrote the most celebrated American opera about African Americans— Porgy and Bess —should not be considered evidence that there are not black composers with operas worthy of attention. Here are eight operas, some … » Read
 

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Philly Orch Adds a New Layer to the Executive Branch

September 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Tanya Derksen, president of Orchestras Canada and of that country’s Regina Symphony Orchestra in Saskatchewan, will move into a new job with the Philadelphia Orchestra as of October 28. The position, which bears the title VP of Artistic … » Read
 
 

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