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January 2015

January 22
Helga Schmidt, General Director of Valencia’s Palau de les Arts, Arrested on Charges of Financial Irregularities 
Veteran Administrator Relieved of Post By Valencia's Regional Minister for Culture
Helga Schmidt, general director of Valencia’s Palau de les Arts, was arrested yesterday after authorities acted on charges of financial irregularities at the Spanish house, news agencies have reported. Schmidt’s arrest came hours after the regional...
January 15
Elena Obraztsova, 75, Bolshoi Mezzo Who Became a Star in the West, has Died
    Obraztsova as Carmen, 1978© Beth Bergman 2015  ELENA OBRAZTSOVALeningrad, U.S.S.R. July 7, 1941 — Berlin, Germany, January 12, 2015  One of the greatest opera singers to emerge from Soviet Union in the 1960s, Elena Obraztsova...
January 14
NY Philharmonic and Lincoln Center Announce Plans to Co-Produce New York Premieres of Modern Operas
Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic announced today that the organizations have agreed to collaborate in the presentation of several fully-staged modern operas as part of a multi-year partnership that will first bear fruit later this year...
January 08
San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season to Feature New Lucia, American Premiere of Fall of the House of Usher, Company Premiere of Sweeney Todd 
San Francisco Opera announced today details of  its 2015-16 season, for which the company will present ten operas as part of its mainstage season in addition to launching a series of chamber offerings that will take place in a 299-seat theater...

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Current Issue: February 2015 — VOL. 79, NO. 8