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Georgians Lay Their Native Daughter to Rest

October 13, 2019 |
When Laurence Fishburne needed inspiration as a struggling young actor, he looked at photos of great artists to help him focus, including opera star Jessye Norman. At Norman’s funeral Saturday in her hometown of Augusta, Georgia — … » Read
 

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Who Needs an Orchestra? Tanglewood Spreads Its Wings

October 11, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Tanglewood is now open for business year’ round. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its Tanglewood Music Center Fellows has become the fall, winter, and spring home to programs ranging from photography and film to dance, … » Read
 

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Competitions: Chopin Society of Hong Kong Perseveres

October 11, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
The Hong Kong Piano Competition is underway after the two-day delay necessitated by pro-democracy protests rocking the city. The Chopin Society of Hong Kong , which organizes the event, wrote on Facebook that the schedule changes were needed to … » Read
 

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Barrie Kosky: 'Before You Buy Your Ticket, Do a Little Homework.'

October 11, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Barrie Kosky, Intendant at Berlin’s Komische Oper since 2012, enjoys a well-deserved reputation as an innovative producer of operettas as well as traditional operas. His rendition of Offenbach’s Orphée was the hit of this past … » Read
 

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Historic Costumes for Rent: Sarasota Opera Adds an Income Stream

October 11, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Sarasota Opera (SO) has purchased more than 30,000 costumes, some of which have been worn by legendary performers such as Luciano Pavarotti, Beverly Sills, and Marilyn Horne. Malabar Ltd.’s owner Luigi Speca initiated the sale to the … » Read
 

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Minnesota Orchestra Headed to Vietnam

October 10, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Minnesota Orchestra is off to exotic climes once again, this time heading to South Korea and Vietnam in June, where it will perform in Hanoi to honor the 25 th anniversary of restored relations with the U.S. They’ll also play in Ho Chi Minh … » Read
 
 

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