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Dominick Argento Dies

February 21, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Dominick Argento, who often referred to himself as "a Minnesota composer," died yesterday in Minneapolis at the age of 91. His death was confirmed by his publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, which reports that he wrote 13 operas, as well as choral and … » Read

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Florentine Opera Names New GD Who Will 'Challenge Classical'

February 22, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Maggey Oplinger is to be general director of the Florentine Opera, the Milwaukee, WI, company’s seventh in its 85-year history. She starts March 1, succeeding William Florescu whose sudden departure last May was, the company subsequently … » Read

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UMich Hosts Panel on Sexual Misconduct in the Performing Arts

February 22, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In an example of art imitating life, The University of Michigan’s (UM) School of Music, Theater & Dance (SMTD) will be presenting a symposium and performance titled “Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Awareness and Prevention in … » Read

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La Scala Announces 2019-20 Touring Schedule

February 22, 2019 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN—At a press conference this week, La Scala announced that it was ramping up its international touring in 2019-20, with 60 performances scheduled in eight nations. Planned are company debuts in India and Saudi Arabia ( La traviata … » Read

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Symphony Orchestra of India Makes UK Debut

February 22, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Symphony Orchestra of India launched its first UK tour earlier this week in London, and so far, so good. In his Guardian review, Andrew Clements declared it “already hugely competent.” The orchestra was only formed in 2006, after … » Read

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Met Will Hire a New Chorus for Porgy...

February 21, 2019 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
For its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Porgy and Bess , which opens the season on Sept. 23, the Met will hire an all-black chorus, just as it did the first time it mounted the Gershwins’ opera, in 1985. At the time, there … » Read

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