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In Paris, the Strike Is Over but the Battle Is Not

January 26, 2020 | Frank Cadenhead, Musical America
The strike, for now, appears to be over at the Opéra de Paris. Just a few hours before the doors opened Saturday night, a union announcement made it official and the curtain rose on schedule for Tales of Hoffmann at Opéra Bastille. … » Read
 

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Los Angeles Opera Announces 2020-21

January 26, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
With the chairman of the board acknowledging in his statement that the company has been going through “an enormously challenging time,” referring no doubt to the events surrounding General Director Placido Domingo’s exit, the … » Read
 

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DC-Baltimore Organizations Get $3m to Under Served Music Students

January 24, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
A new partnership will use $3 million in grant monies from the Mellon Foundation to help train eighth to 12 th -grade students of diverse backgrounds who want to pursue music as a career. The idea behind the so-called Baltimore-Washington Musical … » Read
 

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The Dresden Opera Ball Flap: Truth or Fiction?

January 22, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
True or false? Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan [pictured] was disinvited from participating in the Dresden Opera Ball on February 7 because Russian tenor Yusif Eyvazov [Netrebko's husband] refused to sing on the same stage with someone of her … » Read
 

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Impeachment Polka Then and Now

January 21, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A political spectacle can be counted on to attract all sorts looking to benefit financially, whether from selling buttons and other souvenirs to producing newspapers and more current forms of media. The impeachment of a president is a rara avis … » Read
 

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BBC Chief to Step Down

January 21, 2020 | Associated Press
LONDON — BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced Monday that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the job. Hall said he was quitting so that a new leader can oversee a mid-term review … » Read
 
 

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