Special Webcast: The Death of Klinghoffer

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tune in to the Operavore stream Thursday at 7 pm and Friday at 5 pm for a full webcast of "The Death of Klinghoffer" by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman.  
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Michaela Martens, Who Plays Marilyn Klinghoffer, Spreads Her Musical Wings

Thursday, November 13, 2014

If you need to take anyone's word about the unorthodox performing challenges faced by the cast of the Metropolitan Opera's The Death of Klinghoffer, let it be Michaela Martens.
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Lincoln Center to Rename Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lincoln Center said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to rename Avery Fisher Hall after a large donor as it prepares for a $500 million-plus gut renovation.
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Steinway Leaving 57th Street Space for Times Square Area

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After 90 years on West 57th St., Steinway & Sons is moving its showroom and offices to Sixth Avenue and 43rd Street.
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Putting a Lid on Over-the-Top Rossini Productions

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rossini productions have suffered—especially the comedies—because the performance style, has become overemphatic, writes Fred Plotkin. Here's how to fix them.
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Violinist Vanessa-Mae Banned From Skiing Over Fixed Olympic Qualifiers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Violinist Vanessa-Mae was banned from competitive skiing for four years on Tuesday for taking part in races that were fixed to allow her to qualify for the Sochi Olympics.
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After Anna Netrebko Quits Munich Manon, Company Brings Her Back in Eugene Onegin

Monday, November 10, 2014

Since Anna Netrebko's 11th-hour withdrawal from the title role of Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Bavarian State Opera, the production has become the object of much speculation.
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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players Ratify Contract

Saturday, November 08, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra management has announced agreement with its players on a four-year contract and says the orchestra's 70th anniversary season will open Thursday.
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Atlanta Symphony Musicians and Bosses Reach Tentative Deal

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestras musicians and management have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, potentially ending a 10-week lockout.
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Berlin in Mind

Friday, November 07, 2014

"When I think of Berlin, it is often as a place from which New York can learn a lot," writes Fred Plotkin. "Its better traits stand as models for things we might try to emulate."
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Opera Singer Montserrat Caballé Reaches Deal to Avoid Jail for Tax Evasion

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Opera singer Montserrat Caballé has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities that will have her pay a fine but avoid jail time over tax evasion charges.
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Top Five Feuds between Musicians and Their Critics

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The dispute over a pianist's review in the Washington Post is the latest in a long line of rifts between performers and critics. Just take a look at these five examples.
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Weaving South African Magic into Mozart

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A production of Mozart's Magic Flute is being staged in New York by the South African theater troupe Isango Ensemble. Operavore's Fred Plotkin gives his reaction.
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Musical America Names Director Peter Sellars Artist of the Year

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Musical America has named opera and theater director Peter Sellars as its 2015 Artist of the Year. Four other honors were also announced Tuesday.
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Video: Orchestra Plays After Eating World's Hottest Chili Peppers

Monday, November 03, 2014

A video has gone viral showing the Danish National Chamber Orchestra attempting to perform after eating some of the world's hottest chili peppers.
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Warner Music Group to Create $100,000 Prize For Classical Musicians

Monday, November 03, 2014

The third-largest music company is scheduled to announce a $100,000 prize for young classical musicians, funded by one of the world's richest men.
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Operatic Fish Tales (for Operavores Who Are Pescavores)

Saturday, November 01, 2014

That the hearty men and women who live with water, waves, briny air and the wondrous fauna that live beneath the surface make for vivid material for opera is no fluke.
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Joyce DiDonato Sings National Anthem – with a Stumble

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oops, another national anthem stumble at the World Series. But the crowd cheered the effort.
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New York Philharmonic Expands Fellowship Programs

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced a Global Academy, an expansion of its residency programs in Shanghai, China and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.
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Video: Cellist Plays Duet with Beatboxing Flight Attendant on Airplane

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Southwest Airlines flight to Denver was the scene of an inventive duet recently when Francisco Vila, a cellist, and Maximillian, a beatboxing flight attendant, performed Bach.
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