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October 26, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five hours ahead of ET and Central European Time (CET) is … » Read

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Canio Has Covid, the Kaiser Sings Behind a Mask

October 26, 2020 | Agence France-Presse
ATLANTA — The life-art imitation question is age-old, but if 2020 has anything to say the answer is clear: even the fictional characters of our operas have developed COVID-19. The Atlanta Opera premiered an outdoor series this week , set to … » Read

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U.K. Stars Sound the Alarm

October 26, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Leading members of the classical music world in the U.K. are beginning to panic about the survival of their industry, and with good reason. “My worry is that so many musicians will be forced to leave the profession that we will not be able … » Read

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Italy Shutters Its Theaters, Muti Protests

October 26, 2020
Yesterday, Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the closure of all theaters and concert halls through November 24, due to the rapidly rising number of coronavirus cases in the country. In response to Conte’s announcement, Riccardo … » Read

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SFSymphony Rolls out the (Digital) Red Carpet for Esa-Pekka

October 23, 2020 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Unable to deliver a splashy welcome for new Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen at Davies Symphony Hall this fall, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is instead capitalizing on his tech-savvy spirit with an online, multi-level collaborative project by … » Read

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Santa Fe Opera Announces Season, Opening July 10, 2021

October 23, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
With a host of safety precautions in place--from ticketless entry to acrylic shields, electrostatic disinfection, no-touch restrooms, and regular Covid testing for casts and staff—the Santa Fe Opera has optimistically announced plans for … » Read

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Funds for the Arts from Bloomberg, Hamilton, Pew, More

October 22, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Seattle Opera has received $1 million from the Friday Foundation for the creation of the Jane Lang Davis Creation Fund, which supports rising composers and librettists ages 18–30 who are Black, Indigenous, or other People of Color … » Read

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Chicago Lyric Cancels 2020-2021; Announces 2021-22

October 22, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Upon the advice of public health officials, the Lyric Opera of Chicago has cancelled the remainder of its 2020-21 season. "We want nothing more than to get back to the live performances that we are all craving at the Lyric Opera House with all of … » Read

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A New Opera About Susan B. Anthony to Premiere--Digitally

October 21, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Susan Elliott
Virgil Thompson is about to get a run for his money. On October 26, The Trial of Susan B. Anthony , a one- woman opera composed by Steven Mark Kohn, is to receive its pre-recorded world premiere on the websites and assorted social media platforms … » Read

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Here's One Orchestra That Won't Disappear

October 21, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has returned (carefully) to rehearsals. And that’s a very good thing, insists Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, who had to travel from his home in London to participate. “At the end of the … » Read

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