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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 TimesFriday, September 19, 2014
New York City ID Cards Coming With Cultural Benefits
New York City ID Cards Coming With Cultural Benefits
By Michael M. Grynbaum, Robin PogrebinThe New York TimesFriday, September 19, 2014
The municipal identification cards that New York plans to start issuing next year in an effort to make life easier for undocumented immigrants will come with an added benefit so enticing that many others may sign up for them too: an offer of free tickets or discounts at 33 of the city’s leading cultural institutions.
The New York TimesFriday, September 19, 2014
Tibor Rudas Dies at 94; Brought the World the Three Tenors
Tibor Rudas Dies at 94; Brought the World the Three Tenors
By Douglas MartinThe New York TimesFriday, September 19, 2014
Tibor Rudas, an irrepressible impresario who took classical music from concert halls to casinos and from there to baseball stadiums and the Eiffel Tower, helping to propel the Three Tenors to global glory, died on Sept. 8 at his home in Santa Monica. Calif. He was 94.
Musical AmericaTuesday, September 16, 2014
'Massive' Klinghoffer Protest Planned for Met Opening Night
'Massive' Klinghoffer Protest Planned for Met Opening Night
By Susan ElliottMusical AmericaTuesday, September 16, 2014
The “Coalition Against the Met Terror Opera” (CATO) has announced a “massive” protest scheduled for Sept. 22 starting at 4:30 p.m. It promises “thousands” on hand to declare their disgust with an “opera promoting terrorism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Zionism.”  ...CATO is protesting John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer, which opens Oct. 20.
The Washington PostTuesday, September 16, 2014
2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera
2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera
By Associated PressThe Washington PostTuesday, September 16, 2014
The Vienna State Opera has lost Bertrand de Billy — its second star conductor in less than two weeks.
Photo Flash: First Look at Two Operatic Musicals at TNC - RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER and OUT THE WINDOW
By StaffBroadway WorldFriday, September 12, 2014
Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present "The Power of Love", two new american operatic musicals adapted from classic works: Seymour Barab's operatic parody "Out The Window", based on Georges Feydeau's Farce "Par La Fenetre", and "Rappaccini's Daughter", a musical tale with music by Michael Cohen and libretto by Linsey Abrams, based on Nathanial Hawthorne's Gothic Short Story. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
The GuardianFriday, September 12, 2014
What makes a musical leading lady?
What makes a musical leading lady?
By Mark LawsonThe GuardianFriday, September 12, 2014
The word "diva" was co‑opted from opera to refer to powerful women in other fields. But, in three shows being staged this autumn, the metaphor is reversed by turning non-singing high-achieving controversial figures into musical leading ladies.
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Fall 2014 Magazine Issue
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  • Preparing for Klinghoffer
  • Emerging Artists: Act One


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