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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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TheaterJonesFriday, July 11, 2014
Two Sides to Every Screen
Two Sides to Every Screen
By Keith CernyTheaterJonesFriday, July 11, 2014
In a recent interview on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters, the General Manager of The Metropolitan Opera, Peter Gelb, revealed that 75 percent of the American theatrical audience for the Met HD broadcasts is older than 65, and 30 percent of the total audience is older than 75. This surprising announcement started me thinking about different segments of the opera audience, particularly in light of TDO’s emphasis on “community footprint” as the central element of its audience development strategy.
City JournalFriday, July 11, 2014
Backstage Breakdown
Backstage Breakdown
By James PaneroCity JournalFriday, July 11, 2014
Labor troubles in the performing arts have often reached operatic proportions.
Potential buyer of New York City Opera objects to delays
By Edith HonanReutersFriday, July 11, 2014
A creditor who hopes to rescue the bankrupt New York City Opera filed an objection on Monday to delays in consideration of his bid and called for an independent trustee to be put in charge.
Huffington PostFriday, July 11, 2014
What Do Opera Singers Actually Get Paid?
What Do Opera Singers Actually Get Paid?
By Jennifer RiveraHuffington PostFriday, July 11, 2014
There has been a lot of union activity lately in the opera world, and numbers have been thrown around in the press which have caused many an ear to perk up.
Under Re-Construction: San Diego Opera Cutting Costs and Rebuilding Trust for 50th Anniversary Season
By Eileen CunniffeNonprofit QuarterlyThursday, July 10, 2014
Throughout the spring, NPQ followed the travails of the well-regarded San Diego Opera, which stunned subscribers, funders and the opera community when it announced in March that it would cease operations at the end of the 2014 season. When last we reported on the situation, things were looking up: The company was under new board and staff leadership, a crowdfunding campaign had raised more than $2 million in less than a month, and the 2015 season was taking shape. Two new reports highlight the ongoing efforts to streamline expenses and to restore confidence in the company’s leadership.
'A Streetcar Named Desire': Opera score gets new treatment
By Joshua KosmanSFGateThursday, July 10, 2014
Composer André Previn's operatic treatment of "A Streetcar Named Desire" has gone through some up-and-down cycles since its 1998 world premiere at the San Francisco Opera, which commissioned the piece under former General Director Lotfi Mansouri. There have been a few scattered productions over the intervening years, but it's never quite gained a solid foothold in the repertoire.
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