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ENO Announces 2021-22 Season

May 13, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The English National Opera (ENO) has released plans for its 2021-22 season, which will include 67 performances of four new productions and three revivals spread over the six months between October 14 and April 14. The season, the first for new … » Read

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It's Unanimous: Livestreaming Should Stay but Pay

May 13, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
London’s Middlesex University has just published the results of a study about attitudes toward livestreamed concerts held by musicians and audiences. The five key takeaways are: 1) Livestreaming makes live music accessible; 2) Emotional … » Read

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Met Stagehands' Union Holds Protest at Lincoln Center

May 13, 2021 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Locked out Metropolitan Opera stagehands protested the use of nonunion shops to construct sets for the company's upcoming season, attracting a crowd of roughly 1,000 people outside Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts … » Read

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Summer at the Bowl Sees LA Phil Onstage More than Usual

May 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has issued the details of its upcoming Hollywood Bowl season, opening May 15 with five free concerts for healthcare workers and first responders, two of them with Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los … » Read

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U.K. Theaters Can Reopen May 17; Most Will Not

May 12, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
On May 17 the U.K. will take what Prime Minister Boris Johnson has labelled "a considerable step on the road back to normality.” While urging people to "exercise caution and common sense," he announced that the four requirements necessary … » Read

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16 Onstage Bicycles Will Power New Work by London Sinfonietta

May 12, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
“Pedal power” will be on full display when the London Sinfonietta premieres composer Laura Bowler’s Houses Slide on July 9 at Royal Festival Hall. The work for soprano and ensemble illuminates one woman's psychological response … » Read

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Met Opera and AGMA Reach Accord; Other Unions Still Holding

May 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), representing the chorus, dancers, actors, and stage managers, have (finally) reached accord. Terms of the contract will not be disclosed until it is ratified by the full … » Read

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Met Opera Offers Free Concert for New Yorkers

May 12, 2021 | Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Silenced for 14 months by the pandemic and dealing with labor strife, the Metropolitan Opera will make a brief return Sunday. Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct members of the Met orchestra and … » Read

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Leaders Trounce UK Gov't for Proposed Arts Cuts at University Level

May 11, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The plan announced by Gavin Williamson, the U.K.’s Education Secretary, to cut government funding for arts subjects at universities by nearly 50 percent has generated outrage among leading members of the country’s arts community. … » Read

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Carnegie Hall Offers Free 'Select' Streams of Historic Concerts

May 11, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Beginning May 14 at noon, and for every Friday throughout the summer, “Carnegie Hall Selects” will offer a free full-length streamed concert by legendary classical musicians in performances from concert halls around the world. The … » Read

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