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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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Houston ChronicleWednesday, October 01, 2014
Donation puts Houston Grand Opera near $165 million goal
Donation puts Houston Grand Opera near $165 million goal
By StaffHouston ChronicleWednesday, October 01, 2014
Houston Grand Opera’s “Inspiring Performance” endowment campaign reached $163 million in contributions Tuesday, thanks to a $1 million gift from Ernest C. and Sarah Butler of Austin. The Butlers’ donation, which will sponsor the company’s chorus-master position, puts the multi-year endowment drive near the $165 million goal set for Dec. 31.
BBCTuesday, September 30, 2014
Jessye Norman: Why I Ignore My Critics
Jessye Norman: Why I Ignore My Critics
By StaffBBCTuesday, September 30, 2014
Award-winning opera singer Jessye Norman has explained why she does not read what critics say about her. 
OperavoreTuesday, September 30, 2014
Migrating Maestros: Why Are So Many European Conductors Quitting?
Migrating Maestros: Why Are So Many European Conductors Quitting?
By Fred PlotkinOperavoreTuesday, September 30, 2014
Last year, I wrote about long-time prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's negative impact on every aspect of Italian society, including the arts. Reform efforts after his departure came through a new law called Il Legge Valore Cultura, which was intended to strengthen and maintain monuments (such as the Coliseum) and the 14 important Italian opera houses, often called foundations. One of the stipulations of this law was to reduce the size of the boards of the theaters, which may have resulted in a reduction in fundraising potential precisely when more money has to be sought from private sources.
OperavoreMonday, September 29, 2014
Smog Serenade: Opera in 18 Cars Planned Through Downtown L.A.
Smog Serenade: Opera in 18 Cars Planned Through Downtown L.A.
By Brian WiseOperavoreMonday, September 29, 2014
A Southern California director is planning an opera that will take place inside 18 cars as they simultaneously cruise the streets and highways of Los Angeles. Hopscotch: A Mobile Opera for 18 Cars is the brainchild of Yuval Sharon, the artistic director of the L.A. opera company the Industry, set to debut in the fall of 2015. 
Thousands Converge On Independence Mall For Night Of Opera
By Justin UdoCBSMonday, September 29, 2014
With blankets in hand and coolers filled with goodies, thousands of folks packed onto Independence Mall to watch Opera Philadelphia’s performance of The Barber of Seville as it played on two large screens.
Nonprofit QuarterlyFriday, September 26, 2014
Another Musicians Lockout at Atlanta Symphony
Another Musicians Lockout at Atlanta Symphony
By Ruth McCambridgeNonprofit QuarterlyFriday, September 26, 2014
NPQ has been tracking the woes of many classical performing arts organizations over the past few years and they have been intense. There was the lockout at the Minnesota Orchestra, the closing and subsequent rescuing of the San Diego Opera, the closing of the New York Opera and the threatened lockout at the Met. It would be impossible not to see this as a moment of crisis/opportunity in that field.
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