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Philadelphia O and Musicians Sign New Contract Ahead of Schedule

March 12, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announces the cancellation of all concerts through March 17, due to the musicians’ strike (with Music Director Riccardo Muti now joining the players’ picket line outside Orchestra Hall), the … » Read
 

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Lay-Offs at San Francisco Opera

March 11, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Last week, an article in The New York Times bore the title, Thousands of Millionaires Are About to Eat San Francisco Alive . “They want cars," it stated. "They want to open new restaurants. They want to throw bigger parties. And they want … » Read
 

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Zeffirelli, Netrebko Help Resuscitate Verona Summer Opera Fest

March 11, 2019 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN--The Arena Opera Festival in Verona has announced a star-studded 2019 season that opens with La Traviata, featuring Anna Netrebko in her festival debut and a new production by 96-year-old Franco Zeffirelli. The ambitious program for the … » Read
 

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Chicago Symphony Musicians on Strike, Updated

March 11, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Update, March 14, 3 pm:  All CSOA-presented concerts through March 17 have been cancelled due to the musicians strike. Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, among the three highest paid symphony orchestra musicians in the country … » Read
 

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Cleveland O in 2019-20

March 11, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Highlights of the Cleveland Orchestra 2019-20 season include Lulu in concert and works by Oded Zehavi, Olga Neuwirth, John Adams, Thomas Ades, Louis Andriessen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Florence Price, and Oliver Knussen. Of course, Mahler, Brahms, … » Read
 

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Merola Opera to Premiere Jake Heggie Commission

March 8, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Twenty-nine vocalists make up the 2019 class of the 62 nd annual Merola Opera Program in San Francisco. Chosen from among 800 applicants from around the world, participants receive training in repertory, languages, diction, acting, and stage … » Read
 

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Adelaide, Aix Festivals in New Partnership

March 7, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Adelaide Festival has entered an exclusive partnership to co-produce and co-commission major opera productions with the Aix-en-Provence Festival. The two events will also launch initiatives supporting emerging artists in South Australia, who … » Read
 

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Female Backstagers' Pay at ENO Finally Reaches Parity with Men's

March 7, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
A new deal struck between the English National Opera (ENO) and the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Communications and Theater Union (BECTU) has closed the gap in pay between men and women working in the company’s costume, wardrobe, and wigs … » Read
 

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La Scala Gets $$$ from Saudis in Exchange for Board Seat & More

March 6, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
A proposal to use €15 million in Saudi Arabian government funds for Milan's La Scala opera house came under fire on Tuesday because of anger over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The October killing of the Washington Post … » Read
 

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Fundraising for Nonprofits--an Uphill Battle Looms

March 6, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Despite a healthy increase in charitable giving in 2018, experts predict there are tough times ahead for nonprofits dependent on the generosity of donors. The increase in giving last year—1.6 percent—came largely from gifts of $1,000 … » Read
 
 

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