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LSO in New Partnership with Melbourne

December 1, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) are forming a partnership to support reciprocal touring in Australia and the U.K., facilitate emerging artist exchanges, and co-commission performances and activities, … » Read

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WNO, Too, Mystified by Cuts; ACE Boss to Explain on Dec. 8

December 1, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
While much of the attention surrounding Arts Council England’s draconian cuts to opera has focused on English National Opera, the ENO is not alone in feeling it has been done wrong. The Welsh National Opera (WNO) has lost £2.2mn … » Read

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The Payare-San Diego Connection, Part II

November 30, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
[ See also Part I .] When the shutdown first began in March of 2020, Rafael Payare, in his first season as music director of the San Diego Symphony (SDS), was in Berlin. It was orchestra CEO Martha Gilmer who urged him to bring his daughter and … » Read

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Classical Music Soars in China, Withers in the West

November 30, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
“Classical music in Britain is in trouble.” So posits Ivan Hewett, chief classical music critic for The Telegraph . In apportioning blame for this sorry state of affairs, Hewitt lists several causes, which he maintains are subsidiary … » Read

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KeyComp: the Latest Threat to Live Music(ians) in the Theater

November 30, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Musical theater—theater with music—is an expensive proposition, so presenters are always seeking ways to reduce costs while maintaining the integrity of their product. For the past six decades or so, one of the primary cost-saving … » Read

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The ENO Is Forced to Move: Manchester Responds

November 29, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Art Council England’s (ACE) decision to cut English National Opera’s (ENO) annual funding by 50 percent earlier this month, coupled with a new £17m grant contingent on the company leaving London, has become a major cause celebre … » Read

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International Opera Luminaries Sign Letter of Protest to ENO Cuts

November 29, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Within days of Arts Council England’s announced funding cuts , Bryn Terfel launched a petition to reinstate the funding to the English National Opera. To date,  Terfel’s petition has nearly 64,000 signatures. On … » Read

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DG Launches Subscription Streaming Site

November 28, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Deutsche Grammophon has launched STAGE+, a streaming platform that offers access to the latest audio and video recordings on DG and Decca, concert and operatic performances from the company’s archives, and regular livestreams from … » Read

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Opening Night of Teatro San Carlo Cancelled

November 27, 2022 | James Imam, Musical America
Early arrivals to Teatro San Carlo’s eagerly anticipated opening of the season on Saturday in Naples were surprised to discover that Claus Guth’s new production of Don Carlo had been cancelled. The closure, by government decree, was … » Read

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Philly Arts Groups Set to Get Unexpected City Funds

November 22, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
About 15 of Philadelphia’s major arts and cultural institutions may receive an unexpected financial windfall if the City Council approves recent allocations voted on by its appropriations committee. Among the groups slated to receive … » Read

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