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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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‘Noli Me Tangere’ Filipino opera will tell moving tale at Kennedy Center
By Celia WrenThe Washington PostFriday, August 01, 2014
The title may translate as “Touch Me Not,” but a team of intrepid producers haven’t hesitated to tackle Noli Me Tangere, which has been called the first full-length Filipino opera composed in the Western operatic tradition. On Aug. 8 and 9, the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater will host two performances of Noli Me Tangere, a tale of love, intrigue and nationalism set in the Philippines during Spanish colonial rule. 
Zambello’s Glimmerglass festival: strong parts looking for a greater whole
By Anne MidgetteThe Washington PostFriday, August 01, 2014
Zambello is, of course, the artistic director of the Washington National Opera. But since 2010 — a year before she became WNO’s artistic adviser and two years before assuming her current role — she has been the artistic and general director of Glimmerglass, and she has put her stamp on this once-struggling festival more than she has yet been able to do in Washington.
The Washington PostFriday, August 01, 2014
Met Opera, unions extend contract talks
Met Opera, unions extend contract talks
By Anne MidgetteThe Washington PostFriday, August 01, 2014
This is the most heartening progress yet in a negotiation period that has been conducted, throughout the summer, in the public eye. With blog posts, calls to the media, and a steady stream of press releases, both the unions and the Met have done their best to steer the discussion.
The New York TimesFriday, August 01, 2014
In Final Hours, Metropolitan Opera Extends Contract Deadlines for Unions
In Final Hours, Metropolitan Opera Extends Contract Deadlines for Unions
By Michael CooperThe New York TimesFriday, August 01, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera postponed a threatened lockout late on Thursday night, saying that it had done so at the request of a federal mediator who was brought in at the 11th hour to try to salvage its contract negotiations with the unions representing its orchestra and chorus.
The Seattle TimesThursday, July 31, 2014
Speight Jenkins recalls 31 years of Seattle Opera highs, lows
Speight Jenkins recalls 31 years of Seattle Opera highs, lows
By Melinda BargreenThe Seattle TimesThursday, July 31, 2014
You can’t run an opera company without a few mishaps and a lot of memorable moments. Seattle Opera’s retiring general director, Speight Jenkins, shares a few of each from his 31 years in the job.
The Wall Street JournalWednesday, July 30, 2014
Metropolitan Opera Considers Mediation in Contract Talks
Metropolitan Opera Considers Mediation in Contract Talks
By Jennifer MaloneyThe Wall Street JournalWednesday, July 30, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera has proposed bringing in a mediator to facilitate talks with two of its unions, a move that labor experts said could delay a lockout that management has threatened for Friday.
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