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October 2014

September 22
News Muti Rome med 1014Riccardo Muti, Citing Labor Discord and Infighting, Resigns as Rome Opera's De Facto Music Director
Maestro Riccardo Muti, citing “recent, persistent problems” at Rome's Teatro dell'Opera, has withdrawn from two upcoming productions at the theater and effectively resigned from his position as the company's de facto music director, several news...
September 08
News Magda Olivero med 914Magda Olivero, 104, the Last Great Verismo Soprano, Has Died
MAGDA OLIVERO March 25, 1910, Saluzzo, Italy — September 8, 2014, Milan  Magda Olivero, whose career spanned five decades of the twentieth century and established her as an important link between the era of the verismo composers and the...
September 05
News Domingo LA Opera lg 914LA Opera Extends Plácido Domingo's Contract as General Director Through 2019
Los Angeles Opera announced today that its board of directors had extended the contract of Plácido Domingo as the company's general director through the end of the 2018-19 season.  "I love Los Angeles and I am proud to continue leading LA Opera...
September 05
News Welser Most med 914Conductor Franz Welser-Möst Quits Post as Vienna State Opera Music Director Citing Conflict with Artistic Director
Conductor Franz Welser-Möst, who on Friday resigned as music director of the Vienna State OperaPhoto: Roger Mastroianni Conductor Franz Welser-Möst, music director of at the Vienna State Opera, announced on Friday that he had...

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Current Issue: October 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 4