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Announcing Steve Jobs: the opera (who gets to play Glenn Gould?) + MORE

Santa Fe Opera has just announced an opera on the life of Apple founder, Steve Jobs. The composer is Mason Bates, the librettist Mark Campbell. The opera will premiere some time in 2017. Jobs was a Glenn Gould groupie. Who should we nominate for the piano role? .... More »
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Born yesterday + MORE

Born on this day in 1889 soprano Margaret Burke Sheridan.    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMEbTlM5BVA on this day in 1905 mezzo-soprano Bruna Castagna. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ErSlxRuyA Born on this day in 1925 mezzo-soprano Oralia Dominguez. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1XkgLchtc0 Happy 85th bir.... More »
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Refracting the past: Leonard Elschenbroich in Schnittke's music for cello + MORE

Schnittke First Cello Sonata, Music in the Old Style, Madrigal: In memoriam Oleg Kagan, Musica Nostalgica, Elschenbroich Shards of Alfred Schnittke; Leonard Elschenbroich, Petr Limonov; ONYX CLASSICS Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 26 2017 Star rating: 5.0Powerful performances of Schnittke's .... More »
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Classical news: Hear Tchaikovsky's voice + MORE

This week's top classical music news items include a rare recording of Tchaikovsky's voice, the Philadelphia Orchestra ending its strike, and Homer Simpson visiting the Sydney Opera House..... More »
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Signal plays Reich at Miller + MORE

Opening Night at Miller Theater Steve ReichPhoto: Jeffrey Herman On September 15, Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman, presented an all-Steve Reich program to open the season at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. There was a sold out crowd, populated both by contemporary music devotees a.... More »
Former Minnesota Opera president Kevin Smith will take over as interim CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra, the orchestra's board said Thursday.

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Just in: Minnesota Orchestra names new boss

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Just in: Minnesota Orchestra names new bossKevin Smith, former head of Minnesota Opera, will step in as interim president when Michael Henson clears out in the summer. The post is short-term while the orch searches for a permanent leader. Smith headed the Minn Opera for 25 years, retiring in 2011. He’ll know most of the local donors and enough of the musicians to keep the ship on an even keel until the long, hard work of rebuilding can begin…

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Ask Alice

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On the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Anthony R. Green & 'Castle of our Skins': Works of Burleigh, Hailstork & Perkinson 8 PM Fri. May 23, Roxbury (MA) Community CollegeAnthony R. Greenwww.anthonyrgreen.comColeridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004) Conducting the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble(Photo courtesy of the Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago)Henry “Harry” T. Burleigh  (1866-1949)Adolphus C. Hailstork (b…

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Regional Spotlight: Consortium Carissimi

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Consortium Carissimi performs a cantata marking the 350th anniversary of the death of composer Bonifazio Graziani. This performance was recorded at St. Mary's Chapel in St. Paul.

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Royal Opera House 2012/13 appraisal

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Royal Opera House  2012/13 appraisalSome houses would go green with envy. The Royal Opera House has released its figures for the 2012/13 accounting year.  95% occupancy and 675,000 visitors over 415 performances!  Box Office receipts are slightly down from £39.2 million in 2012 to £37.2 million in 2013 (from 36% of income to 33%)…

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There is something I must do, there is something I must doYour Own La Cieca has emerged from the tomb semi-retirement to present the 2014 Pubie Awards for outstanding achievement in the field of opera and opera-related entertainment in New York and various points north. You, the public, voted, and your decisions, such as they are, are final.
May she have the envelopes, please?
And the winners are…
Best new production at the Met: Werther
Worst new production at the Met: Die Fledermaus (by a whopping 57% of the vote!)
Best Revival at the Met: Die Frau Ohne Schatten
Worst Revival at the Met: Andrea Chenier
Best Non-Met Staged Production: Era la notte (White Light Festival)
Best Concert Performance: Peter Grimes (St…

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Richard Wagner Supports Constantin Frantz's Denunciation of Prussian Militarism and Pan-GermanismWahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn!Wohin ich forschend blick’in Stadt- und Weltchronik,den Grund mir aufzufinden,warum gar bis aufs Blutdie Leut’ sich quälen und schindenin unnütz toller Wut! Madness! Madness! Everywhere madness!Wherever my searching eye does gaze,In chronicles of cities and the world,The grounds thereof to find,Why, to the point of drawing blood,People torment and mistreat each otherIn senseless frenzied rage!Hans Sachs’ Monologue from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg In 1869, Richard Wagner dedicated the second edition of his Oper und Drama to the Young Hegelian thinker, Constantin Frantz (1817–1891)…

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The youth orchestra bringing the sounds of Afghanistan to the UK.

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Breakthrough: First streamed concert from China

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Breakthrough: First streamed concert from ChinaThe Philadelphia Orchestra will stream its Sunday concert from Shanghai…. opening a whole new world of possibilities. It’s the first time any concert has ever been live-streamed out of China. Press release follows:

The Philadelphia Orchestra to Live-Stream China Concert Worldwide
 
May 25 Concert is China’s First-Ever International Symphonic Webcast and Marks Another First in the Philadelphia Orchestra-China Relationship
 
Viewers Can Share Portion of the Concert through Social Media
 
(Philadelphia, May 22, 2014)—As a special tour gift for its fans across the globe, The Philadelphia Orchestra will be streaming its concert Sunday, May 25, from the Shanghai Grand Theatre during its 2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency…

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Roulette offers a glimpse at the now and future of operaFrom April 17 through April 22, 2014, Brooklyn’s progressive new music venue Roulette presented three very different world premieres. The unifying thread that bound these three contrasting productions together was the theme of opera, though the various forms that concept assumed made for quite a compelling collage of possibilities…

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  Beethoven and Dallapiccola:Rachel Willis-Sørensen (soprano), Angeles Blancas Gulin (soprano), Andrea Baker (mezzo-soprano), Stuart Skelton (tenor), Carlo Putelli (tenor), Louis Otey (baritone), Antonio Pirozzi (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor)…

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The problem of staging decadence is that the audience has to understand that there have been upper standards at some point. When you are shown something that looks like the dictionary example of “tawdry”, one might wonder why Arabella finds it important to explain Mandryka that the Waldners lead a dubious existence there…

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