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New Opera by Rufus Wainwright to Premiere in COC's 2018-19 Season

January 18, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila will make their Canadian Opera Company debuts in the 2018-19 season, in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian . The libretto, by Canadian actor, director, and playwright Daniel MacIvor, is based … » Read

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San Diego Symphony Summer Site Upgrades Approved

January 18, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The San Diego Symphony’s Bayfront stage complex came closer to becoming a reality Tuesday, when the board of the Port of San Diego approved a final environmental impact report, amended the master plan to accommodate the project, and signed … » Read

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Paul Dunkel, Co-founder of the ACO, Dies at 74

January 17, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Paul Lustig Dunkel, co-founder of the American Composers Orchestra, founding music director of the Westchester Philharmonic, and longtime principal flute of the New York City Ballet, died on January 14 after a long illness. He was 73. A native … » Read

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Radio France Prez, Overseer of 2 Key Orchestras, Sentenced to Prison

January 17, 2018 | Frank Cadenhead, Musical America
On Monday, a French court found Radio France President Mathieu Gallet [pictured] guilty of “favoritism” for contracts he awarded during his time as director of the CSA ( Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel ), from … » Read

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Void at the Top: San Francisco Symphony and Opera in for Big Changes

January 17, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The announcement last October that Michael Tilson Thomas would be stepping down from the San Francisco Symphony in 2020, coupled with Nicola Luisotti’s departure from the SF Opera at the end of this season, point to some major changes ahead … » Read

Contests & Awards

$600M Orlando Arts Center Gets (Another) $3 Million

January 17, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has received $3 million from the local Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation toward the construction a 1,700-seat hall for ballet, opera, orchestral, and other performances of kind. It is … » Read

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