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Boston Symphony in 2018-19 Crosses Continents and Genres

March 22, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Boston Symphony boasts Musical America’s 2018 Artist of the Year  leading 14 of its 26 subscription weeks next season, its 138th. In his fifth season as the orchestra’s music director, Andris Nelsons has put together some … » Read

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Dreamer, an Oratorio for Scary Times

March 23, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
When the composer Jimmy López visited the University of California at Berkeley several months ago, he hoped to talk with students who were “dreamers”—undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. In a … » Read

Contests & Awards

Classic Brits Return After a Five-year Hiatus

March 23, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Brace yourself: The Classic Brits are making a comeback. Missing in action for the last five years, the televised award show, much maligned by critics who specialize in the genre, is returning to Royal Albert Hall in June, alleged to be in a … » Read

People in the News

Kelli O'Hara Talks About Her Return to Opera

March 23, 2018 | Taylor Grant Musical America
During her 20-year Broadway career, Kelli O’Hara has received six Tony nominations and won one of the prized awards for her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in The King and I . She has starred in classic roles such as Nellie Forbush in South … » Read

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Without Professional Journalism, Wither Democracy?

March 23, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As we in the arts bemoan the lack of professional, knowledgeable commentators given voice or outlet by the mainstream media, it’s important to recognize that our dilemma is but a microcosm of a much larger, more damaging one: The … » Read


At Age 70, Still a Sterling Example of Bel Canto Singing

March 22, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
PARMA, Italy—When opera companies plan seasons years in advance, it’s often a crapshoot. Some promising singers burn out before their performance dates arrive, while others keep going longer than anyone might reasonably expect. The … » Read

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