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New Artist of the Month: Bass William Thomas

December 1, 2023 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON—Making your La Scala debut and opening the show at the same time must be about as nerve-wracking as it gets, but on the first night of Robert Carsen’s new Peter Grimes , William Thomas took it in his stride. Not only did he … » Read

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Gergiev Will Head the Bolshoi Theater

December 1, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As previously reported , then disputed , and official as of today, Valery Gergiev is the new general director of the Bolshoi Theater, marking the first time in Russia’s history that the head of the Mariinsky Theater has been run by the same … » Read

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Stanford Live Names New Top Exec

November 30, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Stanford Live, the multi-genre performing arts presenter at Stanford University, has named Iris Nemani, chief programming officer of Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, as its next director. She arrives in April and succeeds Chris Lorway, who … » Read

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Nézet-Séguin on Prepping Bradley Cooper

November 30, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The hands-down musical climax of Maestro is the recreation of the 1973 performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 by the London Symphony Orchestra in Ely Cathedral. Although shot over a three-day period, three years of painstaking preparation … » Read

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Century-old Music School Names New CEO

November 29, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Music School of Delaware, an accredited community institution serving its home state and nearby environs, will have a new president and CEO as it enters its centennial year in 2024. He is Stephen Beaudoin, an energetic music executive on the … » Read

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Ailyn Pérez Sees Her Reflection in Met's Florencia

November 29, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Soprano Ailyn Pérez is no stranger to the Metropolitan Opera, but her current portrayal of Florencia Grimaldi in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas marks the first time this bilingual daughter of Mexican immigrants has … » Read

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Music Exec at 92nd St Y to Exit

November 28, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Amy Lam is to step down as VP and executive director of Tisch Music, a robust program at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y, at the end of the year. She exits after two years in the job , a brief tenure compared to the 21 years of her predecessor, … » Read

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Opera Chiefs, Coming and Going

November 28, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Christopher White , head of music at Deutsche Oper Berlin since 2016, is to be the next head of opera at the Royal Academy of Music, his alma mater. He starts next September, succeeding Brenda Hurley who is moving to the role of visiting … » Read

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Arts Leaders on the Move: Royal Phil, Alvin Ailey, CU Presents

November 27, 2023 | Edward Egerton, Musical America
Tom Philpott, acting co-director of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as director of planning for that organization, is to move to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in March as its director of artistic planning and partnerships. The … » Read

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BBC Proms Director to Step Down

November 27, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
After nine years, David Pickard will step down as director after the 2024 edition of the BBC Proms. “By the end of next summer I will have planned and delivered nine Proms seasons,” he tells The Guardian , “and it feels like the … » Read

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