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Sacked music director is up for bad conduct award + MORE Sep 30th

When an aggressive management at the Rochester Philharmonic fired Arild Remmereit as music director early this year, half the players and a good part of the audience rose up in arms. They liked the Norwegian and, hey, Rochester’s not that kind of town. Arild’s supporters fought back R.... More »

La Traviata at the Staatsoper Hamburg

– www.planethugill.com

La Traviata at the Staatsoper Hamburg

Johannes Erath’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata opened at the Staatsoper Hamburg in February this year, with Ailyn Perez in the title role. Perez returned with Stephen Costello as Alfredo for three performances in September 2013 and I caught the third on 27 September 2013, with Alexandru Agache as Giorgio Germont and Rebecca Jo Loeb as Flora…

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Opera in Spain to shut for three months

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia is to shut for three months next year, with corresponding pay cuts. The alternative was sweeping redundancies. The staff are not pleased. Read here (in Spanish).

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– parterre.com

37“Absent the kind of deus ex machina that has saved the day in so many of the convoluted opera plots the troupe has performed over the years, City Opera will start shutting itself down next week if it fails to raise $7 million.” [New York Times]

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Ensemble. Forever Ingrained

– www.mvdaily.com

Gregory Moomjy pays tribute to New York City Opera

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Danish classical music festival Klassiske Dage enters the online-world of Google Glass and live Hangouts

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John Malveaux: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra led by Venezuelan guest conductor Rafael Payare for 11 AM family concert August 28, 2013

George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860)(Copyright British Museum)

[Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges [1745-1799] Concertos pour violon; Orchestre de Chambre Bernard Thomas; Jean-Jacques Kantorow; Arion 68093 (1990)]

Rafael Payare

John
Malveaux
of
www.MusicUNTOLD.com
writes:

The Walt Disney Concert Hall 10th Anniversary Celebration “insideOUT” brought the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra to the California State Univerisity-Long
Beach Carpenter Performing Arts Center for the first time on Saturday
August 28, 2013 for a 11:00 am family concert supported by County
Supervisor Don Knabe…

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In Brief: Season Opening Edition

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.)

Listen to William Christie conduct music of Rameau and Handel with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and soprano Sandrine Piau, at the Théâtre des

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Esa-Pekka Salonen elicited razor-sharp playing from the orchestra in Berlioz’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’, while Gerald Finley was an outstanding soloist

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Jurowski Britten Peter Grimes Skelton RFH

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Jurowski Britten Peter Grimes Skelton RFHVladimir Jurowski conducted a fascinating Britten Peter Grimes with the London Philharmonic Orceshtra at the Royal Festival Hall. Fascinating, because Jurowski  finds things in Britten other conductors don’t get in the first place. Jurowski approaches Britten as a composer,  without the usual baggage of Britishness and Brittenish…

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Unseen photos: Carla Fracci in Balanchine’s Bourrée Fantasque in 1961George Balanchine’s Bourrée Fantasque is a piece that comes in at under half-an-hour and one of the first works he created for the newly-formed New York City Ballet in 1949.The ballet makes use of various compositions by Emmanuel Chabrier: Marche Joyeuse (1888); Prélude from the opera Gwendoline (1885), Fête Polonaise from the comic opera Le Roi Malgré Lui (The Reluctant King), and Bourrée Fantasque (1891) itself…

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I think we can now say with absolute certainty that Stuart Skelton is the pre-eminent Peter Grimes of the present time. Just as Peter Pears originated the role for a whole generation and Jon Vickers redefined it and Philip Langridge made us re-think it, so Skelton has become Grimes, reconciling the bluff fisherman with the visionary and helping is understand how the child in him had, rather like his apprentices, never had a chance to grow…

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A night at the opera would hardly be complete without at least a touch of drama and seduction.    

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Two Vocal Tightrope Walkers

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Resonant Bodies Festival: Furrer, Cage, Ablinger, Iddon, Johnson, Cassidy, Aperghis: Jeffrey Gavett (baritone), Christie Finn (soprano), Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, New York. 7.9.2013 (DS) Beat Furrer: Stimme-allein (1997) John Cage: Aria (1958) with Fontana Mix (1958) Peter Ablinger: The Real as Imaginary (2012) Martin Iddon: pneuma…

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