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December 2014

December 15
News Martin med 1214Janis Martin, 75, Soprano Who Found Acclaim at Met, San Francisco Opera and in Germany, Has Died
JANIS MARTINSacramento, CA, August 16, 1939 — San Antonio, TX, December 13, 2014  A powerful, energetic beauty best known for her performances in Wagner roles at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera and in Germany, Martin was a member of the...
December 15
News Dalis med 1214Irene Dalis, 89, Powerhouse American Mezzo Who Found Acclaim in Opera's Most Dramatic Roles Before Helming Opera San Jose, Has Died 
IRENE DALISSan Jose, CA, October 8, 1925—December 14, 2014American mezzo-soprano Irene Dalis, whose blazing stage presence and powerhouse voice brought her acclaim in some of opera's most dramatic roles and took her to the most prestigious houses in...
December 10
New York City Opera Board Agrees to Transfer Company's Name, Assets to New Organization Seeking Return to Lincoln Center
The board of directors of the defunct New York City Opera, which filed for bankruptcy in October of 2013, has signed an agreement to transfer the company’s name, intellectual property and its thrift store to a new organization that says it intends...
December 09
Tenth Annual Opera News Awards to Honor Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Sondra Radvanovsky, Samuel Ramey and Teresa Stratas
2015 Opera News Awards Recipients Announced
OPERA NEWS editor in chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 10th Annual Opera News Awards. This year’s honorees — Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Sondra Radvanovsky, Samuel Ramey and Teresa Stratas — will be feted at a...
December 03
News Noseda med thmb 1214In About-Face, Gianandrea Noseda Announces Intention to Renew Contract with Teatro Regio Torino
Conductor Gianandrea Noseda, who in August announced that he would not renew his contract as music director of the Teatro Regio Torino in light of ongoing conflicts with the company’s general manager and administration, has done an about-face on the...

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