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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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WQXRTuesday, November 18, 2014
Lincoln Center to Rename Avery Fisher Hall
Lincoln Center to Rename Avery Fisher Hall
By Brian WiseWQXRTuesday, November 18, 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.
WNYCTuesday, November 18, 2014
What We Learned From 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
What We Learned From 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
By Brian LehrerWNYCTuesday, November 18, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer" has generated praise and protest, with many boycotting the production. Before the opera's run ends this weekend, we explore the real events portrayed on stage, the history of art and controversy, and offer a critic's roundtable.
The Modesto BeeMonday, November 17, 2014
Townsend and Fresno Grand opera companies to partner
Townsend and Fresno Grand opera companies to partner
By Marijke RowlandThe Modesto BeeMonday, November 17, 2014
In what is hoped will be a precedent-setting artistic partnership, Modesto’s Townsend Opera and the Fresno Grand Opera are joining forces. Matthew Buckman, the current Townsend general and artistic director, has been named the next general director of Fresno Grand Opera. He will serve as the head of both groups, merging the two companies’ production seasons to share costs and increase reach. Both companies will remain separate entities, with their own board of directors, but will produce the same operas moving forward.
Opera Legend Martina Arroyo Helps Others to Raise the Bar
By Cheryl WillisNY1Monday, November 17, 2014
She helped break down racial barriers in the world of opera but soprano Martina Arroyo is still hitting the high notes with a new generation of singers.
Delaware Public MediaMonday, November 17, 2014
OperaDelaware back on solid financial ground
OperaDelaware back on solid financial ground
By Cathy CarterDelaware Public MediaMonday, November 17, 2014
Opera Delaware is reporting that it completed its 2014 fiscal year in the black. In January, the Wilmington based arts company announced it was revamping the organization in response to an 87 percent drop in corporate support. The company retooled their 70th season which included cancelling their Spring Opera, in favor of launching several scaled down performances.
Wisconsin GazetteThursday, November 13, 2014
‘Fidelio’: Beethoven’s struggle, Madison Opera’s reward
‘Fidelio’: Beethoven’s struggle, Madison Opera’s reward
By Michael MuckianWisconsin GazetteThursday, November 13, 2014
Talking to Kathryn Smith, general manager of the Madison Opera, it’s clear how much she loves her medium. And how challenging a medium she’s picked. “Opera is the greatest of art forms, in my opinion, but it is not an easy one,” says Smith, entering her fourth season with the company and its 55th season overall.
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