After Tumultuous Premiere, Royal Opera House Issues Warning for 'William Tell'

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Royal Opera House says it is asking movie theaters to change the age rating for its production of Rossini's William Tell.
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I Left My Harp in San Francisco

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Attending four sensational opera performances in less than a week should be satisfaction enough for any music lover. But this city offers so much more, writes Fred Plotkin.
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Webcast: Tchaikovsky Competition Names Winners

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar (pictured), a 27-year-old Mongolian baritone, on Friday won the Grand Prix in the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
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Houston Symphony Hires New York Philharmonic Clarinetist

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mark Nuccio, the New York Philharmonic's associate principal and solo E-flat clarinetist for the past 16 years, is leaving for the Houston Symphony.
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Royal Opera House 'William Tell' with Gang-Rape Scene Draws 'Unprecedented' Booing

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The opening night performance of a new production at London's Royal Opera House was marked by loud and prolonged booing.
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Bayreuth Adds Parking Space, Prematurely Reveals next Music Director

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Bayreuth Festival on Monday made official what was known for several days in opera circles, that the conductor Christian Thielemann will become its music director.
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On Her Birthday, Watch Anne-Sophie Mutter Play From Her Point of View

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The violinist, who is turning 52, has released a video offering a rarely-seen perspective of her playing, filmed with a GoPro camera mounted on her head.
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Collegiate Chorale Plans to Change Its Name

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale, a 175-voice chorus founded in New York City in 1941, plans to change its name, according to a source close to the organization.
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Speechless in St. Petersburg: Opera Pros Suggest Cures for Laryngitis

Friday, June 26, 2015

When Fred Plotkin lost his voice recently, he turned to opera professionals, who offered recommendations for nostrums, elixirs and behavioral adaptation.
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Sharon Isbin on Gay Marriage, Bach and Protecting Her Hands

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sharon Isbin's resume is a long list of groundbreaking firsts. In an interview with WQXR's Elliott Forrest, the guitarist expresses her hope for another first this year.
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Pride Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Gay Composers

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ahead of Sunday's gay pride parade, we invite you to learn more about the history of LGBT composers through our quiz.
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Diagnosed with Brain Tumor, Cancels Performances

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has canceled his summer performances after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
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Classical Music Collectibles to Be Auctioned off – on EBay

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An eBay auction features manuscripts, letters, signed photographs from Berlioz, Bernstein, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy, Genoud, Ravel and even Schubert.
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Valentina Lisitsa Gives Concert in Ukraine's Rebel-Held Donetsk

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The pianist gave an open-air concert Monday night in Donetsk, the rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine.
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Oscar-Winning 'Titanic' Composer James Horner Dead at 61

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

James Horner's singular sound graced some of the biggest moments in the history of movies.
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Time After Time: Talking About Our Generations

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Two recent films explore how different generations interact and understand each other. As Fred Plotkin writes, opera harbors something that every generation recognizes.
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Plane in Fatal Crash Belonged to Oscar-Winning Composer

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A plane registered to Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer James Horner has crashed in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released.
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Berlin Philharmonic Names Kirill Petrenko as Chief Conductor

Monday, June 22, 2015

The 43-year old Russian maestro Kirill Petrenko will succeed Simon Rattle as chief conductor and music director when Rattle steps down in 2018. 
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Gunther Schuller, Pioneer of Third Stream Jazz-Classical Fusion, Dies at 89

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gunther Schuller, the composer and performer who advocated a fusion of jazz and classical, died on Sunday.
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Hartford Symphony Musicians Rail Against Proposed 40% Pay Cuts

Friday, June 19, 2015

Musicians of Connecticut's largest orchestra have sharply criticized a new budget that they say calls for up to 40 percent cuts in their pay.
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