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August 2014

August 01
Metropolitan Opera Extends Negotiation Period with Labor Unions by 72 Hours
The Metropolitan Opera announced on Thursday night that the negotiation period with its labor unions has been extended by 72 hours. The extension came at the request of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which is leading the...
July 26
News Bergonzi lg thmb 714Carlo Bergonzi, 90, One of the Preeminent Verdian Tenors of the Twentieth Century, Has Died
CARLO BERGONZIParma, Italy, July 13, 1924 – Milan, Italy July 26, 2014  Carlo Bergonzi, 90, one of the preeminent Verdian tenors of the twentieth century, has died.  No onstage fuss, no offstage drama, no career-boosting gimmicks, no media hype:...
July 13
News Maazel med 714Lorin Maazel, 84, Masterful Conductor Whose International Career Spanned Seven Decades, Has Died 
LORIN MAAZELNeuilly, France, March 6, 1930–Castleton, Virginia, July 13, 2014 One of the most celebrated conductors of his generation, Lorin Maazel, who died on Sunday, will be best remembered for the economical but tactically brilliant technique...
June 26
News Rudel lg thmb 714Julius Rudel, 93, Conductor-Administrator Who Shaped American Music Scene at Helm of New York City Opera, Has Died
Rudel in rehearsal for New York City Opera's 1966 production of Giulio Cesare© Beth Bergman JULIUS RUDELVienna, Austria, March 6, 1921–New York City, June 26, 2014 Julius Rudel, New York City Opera's longtime general director, has died. He was...
June 17
Metropolitan Opera Cancels Live in HD Simulcast of John Adams's Death of Klinghoffer
The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it has made the decision to cancel the Live in HD transmission of John Adam's The Death of Klinghoffer that had been slated for November 15, 2014, following an outpouring of criticism and concern that the...

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Current Issue: August 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 2