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May 14
The View thmb 1214Lyric Opera of Chicago Extends Creative-Consultant Agreement with Renée Fleming For Additional Two Years
Lyric Opera of Chicago has extended the tenure of Renée Fleming as the company’s creative consultant through 2017, the company’s general director Anthony Freud announced today.  Fleming was named as Lyric Opera’s first creative consultant in 2010...
May 05
News Shicoff med 515St. Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre Appoints Tenor Neil Shicoff as Company's Chief of Opera
St. Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre announced today that it has appointed tenor Neil Shicoff as the company’s chief of opera, a post that the sixty-five-year-old singer will assume in September 2015 for an initial term of three...
April 27
News Barton med 515Mezzo Jamie Barton Named as Recipient of $50,000 Richard Tucker Award
Mezzo Jamie Barton has been named as the winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award. One of opera’s most prestigious accolades, the award carries a cash prize of $50,000 and is bestowed annually on an American singer deemed to be on the threshold of a...
April 08
The Metropolitan Opera Guild Appoints Thomas M. Martin as Managing Director
The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera Guild is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Martin, current Director of Finance and Administration, has been named Managing Director, effective July 1st. Martin will succeed Stewart Pearce, who will...
April 03
Andrew Porter, 86, Longtime New Yorker Critic Whose Prose and Musical Discoveries Changed Opera, Has Died
Porter© James Bradshaw 2015 ANDREW PORTERCapetown, South Africa, August 26, 1928 — London, England, April 3, 2015  On this side of the Atlantic, Andrew Porter was known best for the long period he spent as the classical-music...

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Current Issue: May 2015 — VOL. 79, NO. 11