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April 2014

April 10
News Fabiano Tucker med 414Tenor Michael Fabiano Named as Winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award
Tenor Michael Fabiano, 29, has been named as the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award, the Richard Tucker Musical Foundation announced today.  Bestowed each year by a panel of opera-industry professionals, the award carries the Tucker...
April 09
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Named as 2014 Recipient of $1 Million Birgit Nilsson Prize
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has been awarded the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize for 2014. Announced today by Rutbert Reisch, president of the Birgit Nilsson Foundation, which was established following the legendary soprano's death in 2005...
April 07
San Diego Opera Board Member Makes $1 Million Donation to Encourage Voiding of Shutdown Vote
San Diego Opera board member Carol Lazier has made a $1 million pledge to the future of the opera company following an April 1 decision by its board to grant a two-week postponement of its indefinite closure. According to the Los Angeles Times...
April 03
News Camarena thmb 414Javier Camarena to Replace Juan Diego Flórez in First Three Performances of Upcoming Met Cenerentola Revival
Mexican tenor Javier Camarena has been tapped to sing the role of Prince Ramiro in the first three performances of the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming revival of La Cenerentola, replacing Juan Diego Flórez, who has withdrawn from those performances...
April 01
San Diego Opera Board Postpones Company Closure by Two Weeks in Effort to Identify Critical Funding
Nearly two weeks after San Diego Opera's board of directors voted 33-1 to cease all of the company's operations and shut its doors following the final performance of its 2013-14 season, the company has now "postponed" its closure by two additional...
March 30
Five Singers Named as Final-Round Winners in the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
Five singers were named today as the winners of the final round of the Metropolitan Opera's 2014 National Council Auditions, with each winner receiving a $15,000 cash prize as well as the exposure of having prevailed in the nation's most prestigious...

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Current Issue: April 2014 — VOL. 78, NO. 10