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Russian Theater Director Fired Over Wagner Production

Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.

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My Classical Podcast

Download Mozart's 'Longing for Springtime,' Sung by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Continuing our series of episodes on spring, here's "Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling" (Longing for Springtime), performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Walter Gieseking.

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WQXR Blog

In Philharmonic Conductor Search, Don’t Ignore the Audience

Are we looking in the right place for the next music director for the New York Philharmonic? WQXR General Manager Graham Parker considers what's really needed.

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Operavore

Audra McDonald Takes to Twitter to Criticize Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law

Audra McDonald has taken to Twitter to sharply criticize Indiana's new law that allows businesses the right to deny service to gays and lesbians.

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