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La Scala Loggionisti Claim Foul Play

October 19, 2018 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN--Scenes of rage erupted outside La Scala last week, with the loggionisti boisterously complaining of a lack of access to tickets for the much anticipated Prima, opening night of the season, on December 7. The group of diehard opera fans … » Read

Contests & Awards

Competitions, Conflicts of Interest, and Looming Deadlines

October 19, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Another auspicious artist named Wang has emerged on the pianist scene. Concert Artists Guild on Wednesday announced that Yinuo Wang [pictured], a 22-year-old pianist from Beijing, China, captured first prize at its annual competition . Wang is a … » Read

Contests & Awards

Dudamel Gets Gish Prize, Largely for YOLA Efforts

October 19, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Oct. 18 the Gish Prize Trust named Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as the 25 th annual recipient of the $250,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. Chosen from among 70 finalists in the fields of … » Read

People in the News

Nina Stemme Receives the $1M Nilsson Prize at a Grand Gala

October 19, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
STOCKHOLM—Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme was awarded the 2018 Birgit Nilsson Prize amidst festivities that would do any operatic gala proud. The award ceremony in the Royal Opera House on October 11 was attended by Swedish King Karl … » Read

Contests & Awards

Lucerne Symphony Get an Endowment Boost of CHF15M

October 19, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, which traces its origins to the turn of the 19th century, has received an endowment gift of 15 million francs, to be named for its benefactors, Michael and Emmy Lou Pieper. Interest generated from the so-called MEP … » Read


Opera Lyon's Mefistofele: Yellow Overalls and Glitterballs in Hell

October 18, 2018 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LYON, FRANCE—Arrigo Boito’s saturnine Mephisto and this city’s distinctive opera house have much in common, although to call them soul mates might be a step too far. Within the benighted carapace of each there beats a heart of … » Read

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