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Opera Review: ‘The Passenger’ at the Park Avenue Armory + MORE

Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera “The Passenger,” at the Park Avenue Armory, explores a fateful encounter between a former Nazi death camp inmate and her SS overseer..... More »
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William Christie throws out audience member whose phone went off + MORE

At the national auditorium in Madrid, Wednesday’s performance of Handel’s Messiah was interrupted by a mobile phone going off in a side-row close to the stage during the aria, He was despised. ‘Out!’ yelled Christie at the phone owner. ‘You have just ruined one of the.... More »
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Deborah Borda: President Trump is closing down the arts + MORE

The president of the Los Angeles Philharmonic has made a rare political intervention, publishing an op-ed in the LA Times on Trump’s closed-border policies. Here’s what she writes:     The arts breed compassion, and as Americans, we are at our best when we are compassionate. I.... More »
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La Seine Musicale launches + MORE

La Seine MusicaleNew concert halls seem to continue coming thick and fast. Paris's latest hall opens on 22 April 2017, the 1100-seater auditorium which is part of La Seine Musicale, the new concert venue on L'Ile de Seguin. La Seine Musicale will be the new home for Laurence Equilbey's Insula Orches.... More »
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What are your favorite pieces by Beethoven? + MORE

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 20, and continuing until the end of day on Wednesday, Dec. 14, we're asking you to vote for your favorite pieces by the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven, whose birthdate is this month. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, starting at 10 a.m. Central, listen to the Favorites Stream as we co.... More »
Barbican Hall Marlis Petersen (soprano)Sally Dodds (mezzo-soprano) Jeremy Ovenden (tenor) Gerald Finley (bass-baritone) London Symphony Chorus (chorus master: Simon Halsey)London Symphony OrchestraRichard Egarr (conductor)  It is not an enviable task, to take over from the late Sir Colin Davis in almost any repertoire, let alone in Haydn…

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In Brief: End of Christmas 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.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Listen to one of the masterworks of music history, Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame, performed by the Ensemble

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Thespian

– parterre.com

ThespianJungfer Marianne Leizmetzerin delivers us a “veristic” treat this week: a complete performance of Adriana Lecouvreur with the gifted Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri in the title role.
Francesco Cilea: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
Grazer Oper
Alexander Liveson, conductor
05 June 2003
Adriana Lecouvreur – Tamar Iveri (role debut)
Maurizio – Evan Bowers
La principessa di Bouillon – Claire Powell
Michonnet – Anoosha Golesorkhi
Il principe di Bouillon – Wilfried Zelinka
Abbé de Chazeuil – Juraj Hurny
Mlle Jouvenot – Soo-Jin Kim
Mlle Dangeville – Songmi Yang
Quinnault – Ludovic Kónya
Poisson – Manuel von Senden

Photo: Mamuka Kikalishvil

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Opera Review: ‘Thumbprint,’ a Chamber Opera, at Baruch Arts CenterThe opera “Thumbprint” tells how a Pakistani rape victim defied convention by bringing her assailants to justice.    

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BBC orch in trouble as council suspends payment

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

BBC orch in trouble as council suspends paymentThe BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, based in Salford, near Manchester, was rescued in 2007 by a pledge from Salford Council to inject £20 million ($32m) over eight years. Salford was looking to uplift its identity above the mush of Greater Manchester and the orch, which competes with the Halle and Manchester Camerata for audiences, was keen […]

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A Sad Day

– www.adaptistration.com

A Sad Day

I was saddened to learn the news that Doug Whitaker unexpectedly passed away on 1/9/2014. For those who didn’t know him, Doug was the Director of Artistic Operations at Memphis Symphony and an absolute archetype of the sort of professional arts manager that keeps this field running, often in spite of boom or bust cycles…

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Lully’s Phaéton, enjoyed by Robert Anderson. ‘… brimful of the most varied enchantments.’

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In his ranking of Top Ten Music Events in Chicago in 2013, Critic Andrew Patner "selected South Shore Opera Company's production of 'Troubled Island' as No. 1"Chicago Production of Troubled Island Cast Photo (Copyright Antonio Green)Leslie B. Dunner, Conductor, Troubled Island (Jonathan Matthias)Dominique-René de Lerma writes on January 11, 2014:There was a rebroadcast on WFMT (Chicago) this morning of Andrew Patner’s 10 best music events in Chicago in 2013, following an assignment from the Sun Times (which probably published his report as well)…

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The Power of its Art

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

The Power of its ArtIn today’s Independent on Sunday, you can read my article about Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, featuring an interview with Semyon Bychkov. He’s conducting the work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra this Thursday at the Barbican. I wanted to ask Bychkov, who was born in Leningrad and whose mother endured the siege during the war, why he was repeatedly drawn to this piece…

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Opera Review: Bronx Opera Company’s ‘The Rivals’ at the Kaye PlayhouseThe Bronx Opera Company opened its 47th season on Saturday with “The Rivals,” a 2002 comic opera by Kirke Mechem.    

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Still time to get discount on tomorrow's JephthaThere is still time to take advantage of our Reader Offer to get 50% off tickets for the performance of Handel’s Jephtha at the Barbican, with The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers and James Gilchrist in the title role. See our special offer page for details.

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The fast-rising Italian lyric soprano showed off her natural timbre and flawless technique in a pleasingly unpredictable programme of love songs

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What’s Vanska doing, post-Minnesota? New music, that’s whatWe’ve been reading rave reviews overnight of an Osmo Vanska concert in Geneva. It included one of his trademark Carl Nielsen symphonies and a new concerto by the exquisite French composer Pascal Dusapin – the kind of new-frontier music he would have struggled to squeeze past the custodians of Midwest culture…

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