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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 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.
The New York TimesWednesday, July 30, 2014
Labor Struggles at Metropolitan Opera Have a Past
Labor Struggles at Metropolitan Opera Have a Past
By Michael CooperThe New York TimesWednesday, July 30, 2014
Now, after three relatively quiet decades, the Met is on the brink of its worst labor crisis in years: Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, is threatening to lock out the company’s orchestra, chorus, stage crews and other workers on Friday, endangering the coming opera season, if they do not agree to new contracts with cuts to their pay and benefits. The contracts for 15 unions at the Met expire on Thursday night.
L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky exiting as a champion of arts
By Mark SwedLA TimesTuesday, July 29, 2014
The five-term supervisor, who will leave office at the end of year because of term limits, has been singularly fearless among U.S. politicians as an arts advocate.
SlateTuesday, July 29, 2014
Why Are Opera Singers Hard to Understand?
Why Are Opera Singers Hard to Understand?
By Lauren AckermanSlateTuesday, July 29, 2014
High, squeaky notes. Screeching soprano solos. Unintelligible opera divas. There are a slew of stereotypes for how soprano voices sound at the top of their range. Even exceptionally talented singers struggle to be understood when singing high notes. Is it just a matter of technique, or is there something else going on? As it turns out, soprano voices are limited more by physics than by skill, and here's why:
The Wall Street JournalTuesday, July 29, 2014
Metropolitan Opera Talks Restart as Lockout Looms
Metropolitan Opera Talks Restart as Lockout Looms
By Jennifer MaloneyThe Wall Street JournalTuesday, July 29, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera singers union resumed contract talks on Monday after a two-month hiatus, but union officials said they had little hope of reaching an agreement before a threatened lockout.
Artbound Wins L.A. Area Emmy for "Invisible Cities" Documentary
By StaffKCET.orgTuesday, July 29, 2014
On Saturday July 26, KCET's Artbound was awarded an L.A.-Area Emmy Award for Entertainment Programming for the documentary Invisible Cities: An Opera for Headphones, a one-hour special episode tracing the creation and performance of The Industry's avant-garde opera Invisible Cities.
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