At Santa Fe: Talvi's New Onegin Is a 'Special Treat'

July 28, 2021 | George Loomis, Musical America
SANTA FE--Among the nation’s opera companies that are cautiously coming back, the Santa Fe Opera is the first major one to launch a season that looks pretty close to normal. In addition to the world premiere of John Corigliano and Marc … » Read

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Nashville Symphony, Musicians, Reach Accord

July 28, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
One year ago, the Nashville Symphony announced that it was putting its staff and musicians on furlough through July 31, 2021 . Even Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero wasn’t spared.  At the time, the move seemed drastic; would the … » Read

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Another Vacancy Filled at the Juilliard School

July 28, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Perhaps it’s because the school has a dancer at its helm rather than a musician, but leadership in the flagship music division of Juilliard is looking very different than it did when Joseph Polisi left as president three years ago. With the … » Read

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A Third Opera Company for Chicago

July 28, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The pandemic forced the Opera Festival of Chicago (OFC) to suspend its inaugural season a year ago, but the fledgling company has planned an ambitious slate of performances for this July and August. Committed to programming Italian works rarely … » Read

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Revolt in the Berkshires, as Tech Crew Walks Off the Job

July 28, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Williamstown(MA) Theater Festival’s recent efforts to present Row , a musical by composer-lyricist Dawn Landes and book writer Daniel Goldstein, offers object lessons on the perils of performing out-of-doors in the rainy season and … » Read

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Orchestral Rep Added to African Music Project Database

July 27, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The long overdue efforts by orchestras and other classical music presenters to diversify their programming often run into difficulties identifying appropriate repertoire. Many works by Black composers remain unpublished, so finding a score, much … » Read

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New Artistic Leaders for France & Belgium

July 27, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Emmanuel Hondré is to be the next general director of the Opéra National de Bordeaux, effective as of August 2022 and succeeding Marc Minkowski as his term expires. Hondré has been director of the Concerts and Shows … » Read

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Scott Harrison Named Executive VP and Provost, Cleveland Institute

July 27, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Capping a new leadership lineup underway over the last several years under President and CEO Paul W. Hogle, the Cleveland Institute of Music has named Scott Harrison executive VP and provost—a new position at CIM. Harrison is a familiar … » Read

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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

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The Met's 'Prince of Darkness' Has Died

July 27, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Gil Wechsler, who as the Metropolitan Opera’s first resident lighting designer spent over 20 years casting light on 114 productions (74 of them new), died on July 9. He was 79. He first arrived at the Met in 1977, having already designed … » Read

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