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Covent Garden puts up two tenors for the price of one + MORE

The Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is sick and has withdrawn from tonight’s Cav and Pag. At short notice, they’ve called in two tenors. Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana will be sung by the South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee, who sang the role at the house a couple of weeks back. The .... More »
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A star is reborn? + MORE

The New York City Opera Board has signed an agreement to transfer its name and intellectual property to NYCO Renaissance, Ltd., which is spearheaded by  Roy Niederhoffer, Chairman and Jeffrey Laikind, President. The new board has appointed Michael Capasso, co-founder and General Director of New Yor.... More »
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Are You Aware Of The Women Composer Database Project? + MORE

On 3/16/2012, composer and arts administrator Rob Deemer wrote an article for NewMusicBox that included a list of women composers. His motivation was rooted in discussions from that time about women composers and since then, that simple list has grown into a full-fledged database project. I co.... More »
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Fort Worth strikers are losing the media war + MORE

The Star-Telegram newspaper, whose president is a symphony board, has turned against the musicians who have gone on strike over wage cuts. First the paper ran a hostile editorial. Now it presents a strongly slanted selection of readers’ letters. Sample: I support the Fort Worth Symphony Orches.... More »
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Just in: Top baritone cancels season due to bone marrow disease + MORE

We are very sorry to learn that the outstanding German baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle has cancelled his 2015 season after being diagnosed with bone marrow disease. He is awaiting a stem-cell transplant. Johannes, 52, a member of the of the Frankfurt Opera since 1998, has sung major roles at La .... More »
ArtsBeat: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy, With Live Orchestra, Coming to Lincoln CenterPeter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogy will be shown at the Koch Theater with live accompaniment by a 250-member orchestra and chorus.

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The German ensemble musikFabrik were first seen at the International Festival last year with a tribute to Frank Zappa. It was one of the highlights of the programme. So I was delighted that Jonathan Mills made sure to invite them back immediately, this time with this bizarre but fabulous piece of music theatre…

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On the Air This Week

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On the Air This Week Highlights from September 2 to 9 Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: violinist Grant Johnson. Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Westminster Choir College sings music by Daniel Elder. Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra:…

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Dr. Diane Bolden-Taylor sings soprano solos in Mozart’s Krönungs Messe KV 317 with the Camerata Kronbichl Vienna in Filzmoos/Salzburg Countryside, Sept. 16, 2014Dr. Diane Bolden-TaylorUniversity of Northern ColoradoCollege of Performing and Visual ArtsSchool of MusicFaculty BioDr. Diane Bolden-Taylor writes:On September 16, 2014 Dr. Diane Bolden-Taylor will be performing the soprano solos in Mozart’s Krönungs Messe KV 317 with the Camerata Kronbichl Vienna, in Filzmoos/Salzburg Countryside, Austria…

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Prom 59: Strauss's Elektra review  a highlight of the seasonRoyal Albert Hall, LondonThe BBCSO was on vibrant form under Semyon Bychkov, while the five main principals struck sparks off one anotherSalome one day, Elektra the next: the Proms’ Strauss weekend was a heady pairing that will go down as a highlight of this season. The BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Elektra, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, lived up to the Deutsche Oper’s iridescent Salome the night before, and in at least one respect improved on it: this time each singer had his or her role securely by heart, and with no music stands for the cast to step around, director Justin Way could make the presentation less static than he had for Salome…

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Writer Erik Levi rates Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra higher than heavyweights like Karajan, Solti, and Rattle.

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Revealed: Gurrelieder is an opera

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Revealed: Gurrelieder is an operaA hundred years after its first performance, Gurrelieder is being performed tonight as an opera.
The text and story of Schoenberg’s oratorio are unquestionably dramatic and Pierre Audi of Dutch National Opera has been working all summer to bring the massive work to the stage next week.
Here, shown for the first time, is the thinking behind the production…

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Vasily Petrenko talks to Edward Seckerson about “Babi Yar”With the final release in Vasily Petrenko’s much-lauded Shostakovich cycle on Naxos the young maestro talks to Edward Seckerson about a masterpiece the Soviet authorities tried but failed to sabotage at its first performances. YevgenyYevtushenko’s poem “Babi Yar” with its accusations of anti-Semitism was the flashpoint but social protest runs deep in the piece and nothing in the composer’s output hits home quite as hard or as movingly…

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The young pianist shimmered and dazzled in a lunchtime Prom, playing music by Chopin, Ravel, and a radiant new work by Judith Weir

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  Mahler and Lutosławski:   Ulrich Heinen (cello), Birmingham Festival Orchestra / Jamie Phillips (conductor), Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, 30.8.2014. (GR). Lutosławski: Cello Concerto Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor   Those who put together the programmes that grace our concert halls do not always get it right and often short change its audience; this one […]

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Two unions represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees ratified the contracts negotiated with the opera late last month.

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Prom 60: RPO/Dutoit review  aplomb and bags of panacheRoyal Albert Hall, LondonIt was hard to imagine Respighi’s Roman trilogy done betterCharles Dutoit, principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has long been an advocate of Respighi’s so-called Roman trilogy, his sequence of symphonic poems composed between 1915 and 1928, which obliquely survey the city’s history and culture through depictions of its fountains, pines and festivals…

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New York-based composer Guy Barash is a risk-taker, willing to pull ideas from all disciplines as he jumps into the unknown. As curator for the Eavesdropping concert series, he programs works that use sound in unconventional ways. This approach extends to the compositions on his debut album, Facts about Water, released by Innova in May […

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