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Cecilia Bartoli Named Director of Opera Monte-Carlo

December 3, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Cecilia Bartoli is to become the first woman to run the Monte-Carlo Opera. Her appointment was announced today by Princess Caroline, who serves as chair of the board of directors.   Bartoli will still be “free to continue her work as a … » Read
 

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San Francisco Symphony to Get a New Prez

December 4, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
After an eight-year tenure, Sakurako Fisher will step down as president of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) in December of 2020. Priscilla B. Geeslin, a member of the orchestra’s board since 1995, will succeed her. During her tenure, Fisher … » Read
 

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COC Names Its First Director/Dramaturg in Residence

December 4, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Canadian Opera Company (COC) has selected the Canadian stage director Julie McIsaac as its inaugural director/dramaturg-in-residence at the COC Academy, its professional development program. McIsaac, a seasoned stage director, dramaturg, … » Read
 

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Ballet Hispánico and 'The Power of the Latina Voice'

December 4, 2019 | Chava Pearl Lansky, Musical America
A film director, dressed in jeans, a hoody, and a blazer, paces the stage. The wings are exposed. Freestanding lights frame the dancers, posed in a tableau. The director circles the group, opening and closing a clapperboard. With each click, a … » Read
 

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Town Hall Recital Puts Schumann’s Kreisleriana Center Stage

December 4, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor was 11 when he won the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year and a mere 19 when he made his Proms debut playing Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, thrilling the crowd with Morton Gould’s Boogie Woogie … » Read
 

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Stumbling Block for Classical Streaming Is More About Access than Education

December 3, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Here’s a shocker: When asked to name a classical composer they knew, 46 percent of Americans could not come up with a single one, according to a recent survey conducted by polling company YouGov and published by Primephonic . Among … » Read
 
 

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