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Royal Opera House Cancels Opening Night Due to Labor Shortage, Covid

November 26, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Opening night of Tosca at the Royal Opera House on December 5 has been cancelled, as has the dress rehearsal of December 2. The reasons are twofold: a lbackstage labor shortage and the encroaching strains of Covid-19.  The production will … » Read

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Covid Shutters Venues in Germany & Austria. Again.

November 24, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Covid-19 situation in Central Europe is, once again, having a major impact on life in the performing arts. The Paris Opera Orchestra, which started a tour November 19 in Toulouse, has had to postpone a number of concerts along the way, … » Read

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U.S. Orchestras' Recovery Mirrors Larger Performing Arts Sectors'

November 24, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Revenue for U.S. orchestras  is beginning to recover as they resume performing before live audiences. According to “ Orchestras in Recovery ,” released by TRG Arts and the League of American Orchestras, ticket sales have been … » Read

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For Presenters, Pandemic Challenges Are Here for the Duration

November 24, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Even in the best of times, being an arts presenter that relies on international artists is not for sissies. “You have to remember,” says Rupert Hemmings, LA Opera’s VP of artistic planning, “even in a perfect world … » Read

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A New Landmark for San Francisco

November 23, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The press preview for the Bowes Center for Performing Arts on Nov. 13 announced the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s (SFCOM) major expansion in the heart of the city’s Civic Center. “It’s a planting of the flag, and … » Read

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LA Opera Co-commission of Eurydice Comes to the Met

November 22, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
When Sarah Ruhl [pictured]wrote her play Eurydice in 2003, she could not have foreseen that nearly 20 years later it would appear as an opera on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. But on Nov. 23, her reimagining of the Orpheus myth, with music … » Read

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Michigan Opera Theater Gets $5M

November 19, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Michigan Opera Theater is on a roll. A bank roll, apparently, for it has just been given a $5 million grant from the William Davidson Foundation. The company’s largest single gift will go toward updating the century-old Detroit Opera House … » Read

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Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Raises $$ Locally, Goes National

November 19, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
During the pandemic, Adele Schonhardt and Chris Howlett created the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall (MDCH), which streamed 430 live performances and raised well over $1.6 million for musicians whose normal performance venues had shut down. What … » Read

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For the ENO (and the Met) Ring, the Stakes Are Sky High

November 19, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A new production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, always big news, is even more noteworthy as the classical music world slowly emerges from the pandemic. On Nov. 19 the English National Opera (ENO) introduces director Richard Jones’s staging … » Read

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Spoleto Festival Says 2022 Will ''Challenge the Received Narratives''

November 18, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Spoleto Festival, never one to shy away from the new and unusual in its opera programming, has announced the three that will highlight its upcoming season, May 27-June, the first under new General Director Mena Mark Hanna . He succeeded Nigel … » Read

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