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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 New York TimesSunday, July 27, 2014
Orchestra Faults Met Chief’s Record as a Lockout Looms
Orchestra Faults Met Chief’s Record as a Lockout Looms
By Michael CooperThe New York TimesSunday, July 27, 2014
Facing a potential lockout that could halt work at the Metropolitan Opera when its labor contracts expire next week, representatives of the company’s orchestra sat down with the administration on Friday for their first across-the-table negotiating session since February. The meeting appeared to be less than harmonious.
The New York TImesSunday, July 27, 2014
Carlo Bergonzi, Masterful Operatic Tenor, Dies at 90
Carlo Bergonzi, Masterful Operatic Tenor, Dies at 90
By Margalit FoxThe New York TImesSunday, July 27, 2014
Carlo Bergonzi, one of the 20th century’s most distinguished operatic tenors, renowned for the refined interpretive taste and keen musical intelligence he brought to his art, died on Friday in Milan. He was 90.
An epic battle in streaming music is about to begin, and only a few will survive
By John McDulingQuartzWednesday, July 23, 2014
Music is now undeniably an internet industry—more than 70% of the music consumed in the first six months of the year in the US was either downloaded or streamed, according to Nielsen SoundScan’s latest numbers. And internet industries tend to be winner-takes-all markets. Think Google in search, YouTube in online video, or Facebook in social media.
The Wall Street JournalWednesday, July 23, 2014
Metropolitan Opera Leader Warns of Lockout
Metropolitan Opera Leader Warns of Lockout
By Jennifer MaloneyThe Wall Street JournalWednesday, July 23, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera's general manager said Wednesday that the company would likely lock out its union workers starting Aug. 1, and advised employees to prepare for a work stoppage.
The Atlantic Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Opera's Old-Fashioned Race Problem
Opera's Old-Fashioned Race Problem
By Gwynn GuilfordThe Atlantic Wednesday, July 23, 2014
For the last two weekends, 38 white amateur performers in Seattle cinched up their obis and daubed on facepaint to perform The Mikado—standard fare for an operetta set on the fictional Japanese island Titipu where characters are given ridiculous names like Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum.
Crain's New YorkWednesday, July 23, 2014
Revenue, labor woes have Met Opera singing the blues
Revenue, labor woes have Met Opera singing the blues
By Theresa AgovinoCrain's New YorkWednesday, July 23, 2014
Those numbers, and the Met's deficit, are among some of the hard realities facing the company as it attempts to renegotiate contracts with its 15 unions. Many observers think a strike or lockout will occur, which could further damage the Met's shaky finances.
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