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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
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The Wall Street JournalFriday, August 29, 2014
Apocalypse Later
Apocalypse Later
By Terry TeachoutThe Wall Street JournalFriday, August 29, 2014
Instead of locking out the Metropolitan Opera's musicians and stagehands, Peter Gelb, the company's general manager, agreed to a still-to-be-ratified settlement with their labor unions that will allow America's biggest opera company to open its 2014-15 season on schedule.
The Riverdale PressThursday, August 28, 2014
For a Bronx composer, opera rises out of identity struggles
For a Bronx composer, opera rises out of identity struggles
By Maya RajamaniThe Riverdale PressThursday, August 28, 2014
Laura Kaminsky's first opera, 'As One,' will premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday, Sept. 4. It is a collaboration between Ms. Kaminsky, who wrote the music for string quartet and developed the concept, and Kimberly Reed and Mark Campbell, who wrote the libretto.
American Federation of MusiciansWednesday, August 27, 2014
AFM President Blasts NFL Super Bowl Halftime Kickback Scheme
AFM President Blasts NFL Super Bowl Halftime Kickback Scheme
By Antoinette FollettAmerican Federation of MusiciansWednesday, August 27, 2014
In what could be deemed the most colossal pay to play scheme ever, the National Football League (NFL) has reportedly asked potential Super Bowl halftime performers if they would be willing to pay the league to play at its big game.
Al Jazeera AmericaWednesday, August 27, 2014
For interns at nonprofits, don’t expect a paycheck
For interns at nonprofits, don’t expect a paycheck
By Kate NewmanAl Jazeera AmericaWednesday, August 27, 2014
After college, Prisca Edwards moved to New York City and accepted an unpaid internship with a nonprofit devoted to economic and social-justice issues. She was able to stay with a family friend to save money but watched her fellow interns work late-night restaurant jobs to make ends meet, then show up exhausted at work the next morning.
Broadway WorldWednesday, August 27, 2014
Laura Kaminsky Named AOP Composer in Residence
Laura Kaminsky Named AOP Composer in Residence
By StaffBroadway WorldWednesday, August 27, 2014
American Opera Projects announces the appointment of Laura Kaminsky as its composer-in-residence commencing September 1, 2014, three days before her opera "As One" premieres at BAM in an AOP production. In this role, Kaminsky will bring broad expertise to AOP enabling the Brooklyn-based company to expand its mission of identifying, developing, and presenting new and innovative works of music theater by emerging and established artists and to engage audiences in an immersive, transformative theatrical experience.
San Francisco Classical VoiceWednesday, August 27, 2014
Oh, Susannah: San Francisco Opera Opens Its Golden Gate
Oh, Susannah: San Francisco Opera Opens Its Golden Gate
By Jeff KalissSan Francisco Classical VoiceWednesday, August 27, 2014
The Sept. 6 company premiere of Susannah serves as a long-awaited reunion of San Francisco Opera’s general director, David Gockley, and the opera’s composer and librettist, Carlisle Floyd.
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