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Opéra de Québec Artistic Leadership to Change After 25 Years

October 21, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Opéra de Québec General Artistic Director Grégoire Legendre has announced his intention to retire after 25 years at the helm. He leaves at the end of the 2019-20 season. His hand-picked successor is baritone … » Read
 

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Dresden Staatskapelle Gets a New Director

October 21, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Adrian Jones becomes the new orchestral director of the Staatskapelle Dresden as of January 2020, a capacity in which he’ll be working with Dresden Staatsoper Chief Conductor Christian Thielemann. Jones succeeds Jan Nast, who left Dresden … » Read
 

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Domingo Skips Vienna Award Ceremony

October 20, 2019 | Associated Press
MILAN — Plácido Domingo will not receive a European cultural award this weekend in Vienna as previously announced. It was the first change in the opera legend’s European schedule since numerous accusations of sexual … » Read
 

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Welz Kaufmann Resigns from Ravinia

October 20, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Saturday morning, the Ravinia Festival quietly announced the impending exit of its longtime President and CEO Welz Kauffman. He intends to leave at the end of the 2020 season, after 20 years at the helm. “After much reflection, I’ve … » Read
 

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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Names New Chief Exec

October 18, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (TMC), one of Canada’s most highly regarded professional choirs, has named Anna Kajtar to succeed Cynthia Hawkins as executive director. Kajtar has served in an administrative capacity for a number of arts groups, … » Read
 

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LA Music Center Gets New Board Chair, Extends CEO's Contract

October 18, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Los Angeles Music Center—whose resident companies include the Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angles Opera and the Los Angeles Philharmonic—has a new board chair in philanthropist and onetime City Council … » Read
 
 

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