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October 21
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Cancellation of 2020-21 Season
LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO canceled the remainder of its 2020-21 season today based on guidance from city and stage agencies regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  The announcement of the cancellation was made by the company’s general director...
October 21
Santa Fe Opera's 2021 Season Slated to Include World Premiere of Corigliano's The Lord of Cries, New Productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Eugene Onegin, A Midsummer Night's Dream
SANTA FE OPERA announced today details of its sixty-fourth season in the summer of 2021, with plans to present new productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Eugene Onegin, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the world premiere of John Corigliano and Mark Adamo’s...
October 21
Music Academy of the West Announces Summer 2021 Residency by Groundbreaking Beth Morrison Projects
MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST announced today that it will host Beth Morrison Projects, the groundbreaking production company, in a four-week residency at next year’s academy in Santa Barbara.  BMP’s executive director Jecca Barry, its director of...
October 20
In an Industry First, San Francisco Conservatory of Music to Acquire Management Agency Opus 3 Artists
THE SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC announced today that it will acquire Opus 3 Artists, a management firm overseeing the careers of some 150 artists and performers, in an atypical deal that is being publicized as the first of its kind...
October 19
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to Present Revised Version of Harvey Milk, Double Bill of William Grant Still’s Highway 1, U.S.A. and Gianni Schicchi, Compilation of Four Short Works, as Part of its Forty-Sixth Festival Season
OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS announced today details of the company’s 2020-21 season, which will include digital performances during the winter months and an open-air festival season in the spring of 2021.  The company will present digital...
October 18
La Scala Cancels Concert Aida After Several Singers Test Positive for Coronavirus; New Program to Feature Anita Hartig, Aida Garifullina, Jonas Kaufmann and Simone Piazzola
TEATRO ALLA SCALA has been forced to replace tonight's previously scheduled concert performance of Aida with a concert of arias and choruses from Aida, Nabucco and La Bohème after several members of the original Aida cast tested positive for...
October 16
Teatro alla Scala Cancels Press Conference Announcing Reduced Season as Virus Cases Surge in Italy
TEATRO ALLA SCALA announced today that, due to spiking numbers of Covid cases throughout Italy, as well as "the consequent uncertainty of the regulations," the Milanese company has postponed the press conference wherein it was to announce the...
October 13
New York Philharmonic Cancels All Concerts Through June 13, 2021 due to Pandemic
First Time in the Orchestra’s 178-year History that it has Cancelled an Entire Concert Season
THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC announced today that the orchestra has cancelled all previously scheduled concerts through June 13, 2021, due to the pandemic.  The move, which marks the first time in the orchestra’s 178-year history that it has been...
October 12
Ruth Falcon, 77, International Soprano Turned Leading Voice Teacher, has Died
RUTH FALCONNew Orleans, LA, November 2, 1942 — New York, NY, October 9, 2020  EDUCATED AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY of the South and Tulane University, the soprano made her professional debut in 1968, as Frasquita in Carmen with New Orleans Opera...
October 09
News Erin Wall thmb 1020Soprano Erin Wall, 44, An Imaginative, Versatile Singing Actress, has Died
Wall in the title role of Vanessa at Santa Fe Opera in 2016© Ken Howard/Santa Fe Opera ERIN WALLCALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, NOVEMBER 4, 1975—MISSISSAUGA, CANADA, OCTOBER 8, 2020  AN IMAGINATIVE, VERSATILE singing actress whose...
October 07
Canadian Opera Company Cancels Remainder of 2020-21 Season Owing to Pandemic
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY has cancelled the remainder of its originally-planned 2020-21 season owing to the ongoing uncertainty around large-scale and indoor gatherings due to the pandemic, the company announced today.  In addition to the company’s...
October 07
Richard Woitach, 84, Longtime Met Staff Conductor, has Died
CONDUCTOR AND PIANIST RICHARD WOITACH, 84, who for nearly four decades served as a staff conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, where he led some of opera's biggest stars in performance, has died following a long illness.  Woitach studied at the...
October 02
Polish Baritone Mariusz Kwiecień Announces Retirement from Singing
POLISH BARITONE MARIUSZ KWIECIEŃ, who made his professional debut in 1993 in a Kraków Opera performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and went on to join the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program before making his debut with...
October 01
Houston Grand Opera, Austin Opera, Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera and OPERA San Antonio Announce Creation of Strategic Alliance Yielding Production, Commission Partnerships
WITH AMERICAN OPERA COMPANIES reeling from the ongoing Covid pandemic, a consortium of opera companies in Texas have created a strategic alliance with aims to advance the artform in the state through cost-effective production partnerships, joint...

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