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Stephen Lord Resigns from MOT and OTSL

June 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Following allegations of sexual misconduct reported Tuesday night in the Twin Cities Arts Reader , conductor Stephen Lord has resigned as principal conductor of the Michigan Opera Theater and as music director emeritus of the Opera Theater of St. … » Read

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Teatro Regio Torino Intendant Booed at Season Launch

June 19, 2019 | James Imam, Musical America
Scenes of outrage erupted at the launch of the new season at Turin's Teatro Regio on Monday, with Mayor Chiara Appendino and Superintendent William Graziosi [pictured] booed and whistled at by a significant proportion of those present. It was "a … » Read

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CBSO Partners with Music School: A First for a U.K. Orchestra

June 19, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) are partnering to create a specialist music school, the first such partnership for an orchestra in Britain. “I can’t think of a better way to … » Read


In Wales, a Tale of Two Prisons: Dallapiccola's and Beethoven's

June 19, 2019 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
CARDIFF—David Pountney’s swansong from Welsh National Opera will no doubt be seen as the epic production of War and Peace that opened in Fall ’18 and returns next month. But he has one more themed season to get in before he … » Read

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Wiener Staatsoper to Launch New Young Artist Program

June 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Wiener Staatsoper is inviting singers born after January 1, 1990 who have “completed their vocal studies” to apply for its new Young Artists Program, set to launch in the fall of 2020. Deadline is next September 30 ( … » Read

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Orchestra Execs' Compensation in 2016-17: The List

June 18, 2019
For those interested in keeping track of executive salaries in the orchestra business, Drew McManus has launched his annual compensation reports. The current list pertains to 2016-17, during which Deborah Borda was still CEO of the Los Angeles … » Read

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La Scala: Pereira Is Out, Dominique Meyer Is In

June 18, 2019 | James Imam, Musical America
Alexander Pereira will not be La Scala's superintendent from February 2020. News came from Beppe Sala, Milan mayor and La Scala President, at this morning's board meeting. Italian dailies reacted immediately, declaring now Dominique Meyer will be … » Read

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MATA Festival Director Resigns

June 18, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Todd Tarantino has stepped down as executive and artistic director of MATA, an incubator for and presenter of early career composers founded in 1996 by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky, and Lisa Bielawa. Tarantino, in the job for seven years, has … » Read

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National Arts Centre Kills Summer Young Artist Program

June 18, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The National Arts Centre (NAC)’s summer Young Artists Program, currently underway through June 22 with some 70 senior and precollege instrumentalists and singers, is to be discontinued following this one's conclusion. Founded in 1999 by … » Read

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Fedora: Europe's Funding Mechanism for Opera & Ballet

June 18, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Government funding for culture has long been far greater in Europe than in the U.S. But the economic downturn of 2008 led many Western European nations to make sharp reductions for the arts—austerity cuts that in many instances have yet to … » Read

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