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Sir Thomas Allen appointed music adviser to Scottish Opera while the Vienna Phil win $1m prize
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The Scottish Opera may have found an experienced adviser in Thomas Allen, but they’ll need money to fully realise its potential something which is not lacking at the Vienna Phil A couple of operatic stories for your delectation, or possible consternation: first, that Scottish Opera have appointed Thomas Allen as music adviser, to "provide high-level […]

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Opera & Classical Music Listings for April 4-10
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Christine Brewer, Dominic Armstrong and Craig Rutenberg (Sunday) Among the services rendered to the fields of opera and vocal music by the George London Foundation, which honors the great bass-baritone, is a recital series at the Morgan Library …

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Prince Igor: Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow review
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The distinctive qualities of the Russian instrumental tradition come across with impressive character in this Prince Igor, yet the archaic staginess of its costumes and sets lets it down On their first visit to the UK, the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow bring with them a major 19th-century work that British companies seldom tackle. […]

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Opera & Classical Music Listings for March 28-April 3
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Amphion String Quartet (Sunday) This polished young ensemble is joined by two distinguished guests, the soprano Dawn Upshaw and the pianist Gilbert Kalish, in an immersion in the lushly heated music of the turn of the 20th century, including works by …

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Madame Butterfly (Complete with English Subtitles) – Puccini – HD Classical Opera (Classical Music)
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“Madama Butterfly” Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. Staatsopernchor – Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan. Starring Mirella Freni, …

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La Scala's new boss takes aim at 'crazy' catcalling of the loggionisti opera fans
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Pavarotti and Alagna both suffered from the jeers of La Scala’s aficionados. Now manager Alexander Pereira has had enough As the incoming general manager of La Scala, Alexander Pereira has a lot on his plate: balancing the budget and attracting the talent, for starters. But the most peculiar challenge he faces – and, reportedly, the […]

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ArtsBeat: Paris Opera Ballet Wins Jerome Robbins Award
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The ballet company Jerome Robbins called his second family wins the $50,000 Jerome Robbins Award for excellence in the arts.     

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Opera & Classical Music Listings for March 14-20
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Boston Early Music Festival (Monday and Tuesday) Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs direct a double-bill featuring Charpentier's “La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers” and “La Couronne de Fleurs,” based on writings by Molière and depicting a musical contest …

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