Industry News

ENO to Put Down Roots in Manchester

December 6, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
A year after being told to relocate if it hoped for continued funding from Arts Council England, English National Opera has announced plans to establish its new headquarters in Manchester. Other cities that had been under consideration were … » Read

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Donor Accuses Bob Cole Conservatory of 'Elder Abuse,' Et al.

December 6, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Regena Cole, whose 2008 gift of $16.4 million to California State University-Long Beach (CSULB) was the largest in the institution’s history and prompted renaming the music department the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in honor of her late … » Read

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Welsh National Opera Taps Interim GD

December 6, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Welsh National Opera has tapped Christopher Barron to be interim general director in early January 2024. He follows Aidan Lang, who is retiring at the end of this year after four years in the position. Barron has considerable high-level … » Read

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Reno Phil Names New CEO

December 6, 2023 | Edward Egerton, Musical America
Aaron Doty, current VP and general manager of the Grand Rapids Symphony, is to be the new president and CEO of the Reno (NV) Philharmonic. His appointment caps a search that began last summer, with David Hyslop serving as (as usual) interim. … » Read


The Callas Box: An Expert Assessment. [Part I of II]

December 5, 2023 | Peter Clark, Musical America
I once heard Leonard Bernstein ask a woodwind player to play a solo passage as a singer would phrase it. “Did you ever hear Callas sing?,” he said. Bernstein knew whereof he spoke, having conducted the great Greek-American diva in her … » Read

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Trinity Church Wall Street Hires Music Director

December 5, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Trinity Church Wall Street’s next music director is an inside hire and the first woman to have the job in the church’s three-century-plus history. Perhaps not a surprising choice in light of the fact that her predecessor, Julian … » Read


In the U.K.: Anthony McGill as 'One of America's Finest'

December 5, 2023 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON—A stone’s throw from the Barbican Centre, Milton Court is a home for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a place where the Barbican can present chamber works as part of its far-sighted Milton Court Artist-in-Residence … » Read

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Domingo and Carreras to Tour Together

December 5, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
March of 2024 will find Plácido Domingo, age 82, and José Carreras, age 77, in Australia for The Legends Together Again, Live in Concert , a series of five concerts, complete with a 55-piece orchestra with conductor David … » Read

Contests & Awards

2024 Grawemeyer Award to Serbian-American Composer

December 4, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Aleksandra Vrebalov, 53, has won the 2024 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition for Missa Supratext (“Mass Above Words”), for string quartet and girls’ chorus, with limited percussion. The 22-minute … » Read


Schenk's Tannhäuser Returns to the Met, Amid Chaos

December 4, 2023 | George Loomis, Musical America
In a season where the Metropolitan Opera is devoting inordinate attention to “new” operas, prominent composers from the bread-and-butter years before World War II—Puccini being the main exception—tend to be represented by … » Read

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