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San Francisco Opera Offers Britten, Bates, and Mozart in 2019-20

January 23, 2019 | Georgia Rowe, Musical America
Productions of Romeo and Juliet, Billy Budd , and Manon Lescaut , the start of a multi-year project devoted to the Mozart-Da Ponte operas, and the Bay Area premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs are among the highlights of San Francisco … » Read

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Turandot Costumes Stolen, Worth "Several Hundred Thousand"

January 22, 2019 | Associated Press
BERLIN — The emperor has no clothes in this production of Puccini’s Turandot by the Lithuanian National Opera, but then again neither does any other character. Guetersloh police said Monday the costumes coming from Spain for the … » Read

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Preliminary Designs Unveiled for London's New Music Center

January 22, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Sir Simon’s dream of a new home for the London Symphony Orchestra, before he even became its music director, has by now evolved into a massive project embraced by multiple parties and in the early stages of design. The same architectural … » Read

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Plans Afoot to Make Floating Concert Hall Viable Again

January 22, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Point Counterpoint II , the only vessel designed by the famed architect Louis Kahn that is still afloat, hopes to find a second life in Pahokee, FL. Built in 1976 to commemorate the U.S. Bicentennial, the boat was a touring music venue for the … » Read

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Solving the Diversity Problem in Opera: Blind Auditions

January 22, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In March, By Voice Alone , a new vocal competition, will begin utilizing blind auditions like those in U.S. orchestras and hopefully bring some diversity to the world of opera. “This is all about finding and nurturing raw talent, and giving … » Read

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Orchestras, Opera Companies Offer Free Music to the Furloughed

January 21, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
What federal employees may lack in paychecks they can make up for in culture. All over the country, museums, orchestras, opera companies, and theaters are offering free tickets to those furloughed by the government. In New York, the Metropolitan … » Read

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