Soprano Amanda Majeski Manages Demanding Debut with Humor, Props

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Like many young sopranos, Amanda Majeski has been making her mark in the operas of Mozart. But unlike many, she's done so with a particular flair for the dramatic.
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Giulio Gatti Casazza: The General Manager Who Changed the Met

Friday, October 03, 2014

A new biography of Giulio Gatti Casazza, the Metropolitan Opera's manager from 1908 to 1935, reminds us of the value of strong arts administrators, writes Fred Plotkin.
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Names Daniele Gatti as Chief Conductor

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Italian conductor Daniele Gatti will become the next chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.
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Rome Opera Fires its Orchestra and Chorus

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The disarray at Rome's largest opera house continued Thursday when the company's board voted to fire its choir and orchestra, and replace them with outsourced artists
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Carnegie Hall to Offer Series of Video Webcasts

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Carnegie Hall said Thursday that it will make its first significant foray into live video streaming of concerts, through a collaboration with the website Medici.tv.
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The 10 Strangest Ensemble Names Ever (And The Stories Behind Them)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Some chamber groups are named after locations, composers or even their founders. Here are ten stranger names that go beyond the obvious.
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New Video: Hong Kong Protesters Carry Violins, Cellos

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

As the standoff between China and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong continues, some protesters have been rallying to "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from Les Miserables.
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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Quits

Monday, September 29, 2014

Atlanta Symphony CEO Stanley Romanstein has resigned, saying that his leadership would be an "impediment" to reaching a new labor agreement with the orchestra's musicians.
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Migrating Maestros: Why Are So Many European Conductors Quitting?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Operavore's Fred Plotkin says it's because of the paucity of able managers who can fundraise, maintain good labor relations and forge a creative vision with a music director.
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What's in a Name? Just Ask the Isis Ensemble

Monday, September 29, 2014

A respected London chamber ensemble is preparing to launch its tenth anniversary season but it has a little problem: its name is Isis.
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The Andris Nelsons Era at the Boston Symphony Begins

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Reviews of Andris Nelsons’s debut concert as music director of the Boston Symphony are trickling in; all are in agreement that, musically, the evening was largely a success.
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Smog Serenade: Opera in 18 Cars Planned Through Downtown L.A.

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Southern California director is planning an opera that will take place inside 18 cars as they simultaneously cruise the streets and highways of Los Angeles.
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Study Shows Bells Harmful to Cows. What Would Mahler Say?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Researchers in Zurich said on Thursday that the iconic cowbells worn by the country's bovines could be damaging the animals' hearing and feeding habits.
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Doing It By Rota: Discovering the Underappreciated Italian Composer

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nina Rota wrote amazingly infectious and memorable music for films by many of Italy's top directors, writes Fred Plotkin. So why don't orchestras play it more often?
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Early Music Pioneer Christopher Hogwood Dies at 73

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Christopher Hogwood, the English musicologist, conductor and pioneer of the early-music movement, whose interpretations once divided critics and audiences, died on Wednesday.
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Joshua Bell to Play Again in D.C. Metro Station after 2007 Stunt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In 2007 Joshua Bell busked for spare change in the D.C. Metro and almost no one paid attention. He's doing it again, and this time, he's announcing it in advance.
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Review: After Turmoil, Metropolitan Opera Opens Season with Spirited Figaro

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's opening night couldn't help but arrive with an air of victory, writes David Patrick Stearns in his review of opening night.
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Photos: Metropolitan Opera Season Opens with Protests and Gowns

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Demonstrators marked the start of the Metropolitan Opera's season on Monday evening by protesting the planned production of The Death of Klinghoffer.
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Five New Restaurants for a Pre-Concert Dinner in NYC

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

If your goal is to avoid the sounds of a rumbling stomach during Strauss, these five new options are worth watching.
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Riccardo Muti Quits as Rome Opera Conductor

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The conductor Riccardo Muti has abrupty resigned as the chief conductor of the Rome Opera, citing ongoing management and labor turmoil at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
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