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Turandot at the Met + MORE

Zerbinetta makes a pretty good case for adding Franco Zefferelli's Turandot production to the list of petty crimes against humanity (say, above Tevas and socks but after the first Transformers movie). And while she's not wrong, it's also important to note that this production is a totally gonzo yet.... More »
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Royal Academy of Music Schubert Wigmore Hall Sunday + MORE

  Today's News & Buzz   Triumph, protest at Met's 'Iolanta' and 'Bluebeard's Castle' - www.nydailynews.comPremieres of “Iolanta” and “Bluebeard’s Castle” at the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday brought soaring singing and sour protest. .... More »
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NY Phil/Gilbert, Geffen Hall — ‘Breathtaking’ + MORE

Tricky pieces by two US composers prompted virtuoso performances on trombone and percussion.... More »
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Wise Blood: 'Opera exhibition' at the Soap Factory is a stunner + MORE

Anthony Gatto's world-premiere opera based on Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel unfolds in an immersive set created by artist Chris Larson..... More »
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Joan of Arc at the Stake review – Marion Cotillard redeems erratic staging + MORE

Avery Fisher Hall, New YorkCotillard provides clear and engaging drama to accompany Alan Gilbert’s Philharmonic, but it often seemed the staging just couldn’t figure itself out Conductor Alan Gilbert is gifted in the 20th-century repertoire, particularly when it comes to obscure pieces that few .... More »

Sketches for the scenery

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Sketches for the scenery

The first sketch is for the opening of Act 1 where the opera company is boarding the S.S Newbern.
The second sketch is for the opening of Act 2 where the mazatlecos welcome Ángela Peralta to their city.

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William Christie and Les Arts Florissants in Season of ChangeThe Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, founded by William Christie in Paris, is adjusting its protocols to account for changes in public funding.

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Escher Quartet review  too much of a good thingKings Place, LondonThis daunting chamber concert programme of Bach and Beethoven never quite delivered what it promisedBachs Art of Fugue, followed by the original version of Beethovens B flat Quartet Op 130, with the Grosse Fuge as its finale, is about as daunting as a chamber concert can get as much for the players as for the audience…

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Breaking news: Atlanta Symphony boss quits

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Breaking news: Atlanta Symphony boss quitsStanley Romanstein, who engineered two lockouts of the musicians in as many years, has left the job in mid-lockout.
Romanstein said: ‘I believe that my continued leadership of the ASO would be an impediment to our reaching a new labor agreement with the ASO’s musicians.’
That may well be the case, but to walk out in the middle of a dispute exposes considerable weakness…

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The Situation In Atlanta Continues To Degrade

In what has become one of the more confusing turn of events in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) lockout, the management released a statement on 9/27/14 @ approximately 9:00pm ET announcing that the organization and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players’ Association (ASOPA) have agreed to federal mediation…

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It’s a life of smiles and a life of tearsOn this day in 1908, Maurice Maeterlinck‘s play L’Oiseau bleu premiered in Moscow.

Born on this day in 1852 composer Charles Villiers Stanford

Born on this day in 1919 soprano Patricia Neway

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Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival - FinaleHatfield House Festival Chamber Orchestra rehearsing in 2013 Strauss, RVW, Haydn; Ruby Hughes, Claire Barnett Jones, Gwilym Bowen, Tristan Hambleton, Jack Liebeck, Hertfordshire Chorus, Hatfield House Festival Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Daniel; Old Palace, Hatfield House Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 28 2014 Star rating: 4…

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Stanley Romanstein resigned his position as president and chief executive of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which is in the midst of a labor lockout.

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Demarre McGill & Kate Hatmaker, Art of Élan, Announce 8th Season of Concerts with The San Diego Museum of Art, Starting Oct. 28, 2014 with "Aria"Steven Schick conducts Anna Clyne’s “Within Her Arms” at the “Reflections: on loss” concert at the San Diego Museum of Art, February 2014. Photography by William Zauscher. Flutist Demarre McGill and violinist Kate Hatmaker are Art of Élan,www.artofelan.orgWe are thrilled to announce our 8th season of concerts in partnership with The San Diego Museum of Art, which we’re appropriately calling “The Song Goes On” in salute to the resilience and spirit of the San Diego Opera…

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High life

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Le Nozze di Figaro – Metropolitan Opera, 9/22/2014Abdrazakov, Petersen, Majeski, Leonard, Mattei / LevineAfter a less than memorable closing run two seasons ago for Jonathan Miller’s production of Figaro (which served the house well long after the director banished himself in a snit about Bartoli’s airing of alternate arias), the Met opened 2014-15 with another Englishman’s production…

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Mahan Esfahani performs Bach

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The harpsichordist’s ‘intelligent and graceful’ interpretation of Ricercar a 6 from Bach's Music Offering 

’Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani contrasts and connects the keyboard works of William Byrd, Bach and Ligeti in this concert recital recorded at London’s Wigmore Hall,’ begins Kate Bolton in her review of this recording in the <a href="http://www…

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The president and CEO of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has resigned his position as the orchestra continues to grapple with a labor dispute with its musicians.

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San Diego Union-Tribune: "Review: With time, ‘Joplin’s New Rag’ will catch on"Robert Barry Fleming in Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company’s “Scott Joplin’s New Rag.” CREDIT: Daren ScottRobert Barry Fleming in Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company’s “Scott Joplin’s New Rag.” CREDIT: Daren ScottScott Joplin (c.1867-1917) was an African American Composer and Pianist of Ragtime and Classical Music who wrote three operas and is featured at AfriClassical…

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