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California's AB-5 Law Fells Island City Opera Production

January 9, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Barely two weeks into the New Year, California’s new “ gig work law, ” Assembly Bill 5 has claimed its first victim. After conferring with legal counsel, the Island City Opera has postponed its March 2020 production of Dame … » Read

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Academy of Ancient Music Partners with Teatro San Cassiano

January 9, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Cambridge-based Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) has become the associate ensemble at Venice’s reconstructed Teatro San Cassiano (TSC), said to be the first public opera house when it opened in 1637. Upon completion of the new venue, the … » Read

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Strike, Still On, Costs Paris Opera $13.3m, So Far

January 8, 2020 |
Rana Moussaoui
PARIS (AFP) -- Paris Opera has lost more than 12 million euros ($13.3 million) in a month-long strike by ballet dancers fighting to cling onto pension rights that date back to the "Sun King" Louis XIV. The opera -- one of the oldest and most … » Read

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SF Conservatory, Ballet School in Partnership

January 8, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A partnership between the San Francisco Ballet School (SFB School) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) will include movement classes for Conservatory students, music classes for SFB School students, and choreographer-composer … » Read

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Applications for Chopin Competition Top 500

January 7, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The number of applicants to the 18 th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition topped 500 for the first time in the almost 100-year history of the event. The number has been growing steadily over the last decade alone, from 353 in 2010. … » Read

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Peter Mattei, on Prepping for Wozzeck

January 7, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Peter Mattei, Musical America’s  2020 Vocalist of the Year , is winning rave reviews for his current portrayal of Wozzeck in Alban Berg’s modernist masterpiece at the Metropolitan Opera. Heard more often in roles such as Don … » Read

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