Breaking News

Breaking News Archives
Select a Date:

September 2014

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 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...
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...
August 31
American Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Guatemalan Tenor Mario Chang Win Top Honors at Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition in Los Angeles
Tenor Mario Chang and soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen, the top winners at this year's edition of Plácido Domingo's Operalia competitionCraig Mathew / LA Opera American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Guatemalan tenor Mario...
August 28
Thirteen Singers Enter Final Round of Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition Hosted by Los Angeles Opera
Operalia, the international opera competition founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo to identify and launch the careers of emerging young singers, has announced the list of finalists for this year's competition. Thirteen singers will vie for prizes...
August 26
News Conlon Ravinia med 914Conductor James Conlon to Depart Ravinia Music Director Post Following 2015 Season
American conductor James Conlon has announced that he will depart his post as music director of Chicago's Ravinia Festival following the 2015 season.   Conlon, 64, also serves as the music director at both Los Angeles Opera and the Cincinnati May...
August 20
Metropolitan Opera Reaches Contractual Agreement with Stagehands' Union, Resolving Labor Crisis and Ending Threat of Work Stoppage
The Metropolitan Opera announced early this morning that it had reached a new labor agreement with IATSE Local One, the union representing the company's stagehands, effectively resolving a labor crisis that, at one point, seemed to portend a work...
August 18
Metropolitan Opera Reaches Contract Agreements with Local 802, AGMA
Extends Contract Deadline for Negotiations with Local 1 of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Representing Stagehands
The Metropolitan Opera announced early Monday morning that it has reached tentative contract agreements with two of its largest labor unions, Local 802 and AGMA — the unions representing its orchestra and chorus, singers and stage managers...
August 16
news Albanese med 914Licia Albanese, 105, Italian Soprano Who Brought Puccini Heroines to Life at the Old Met, Has Died
Licia Albanese as Cio-Cio-San, a signature roleOPERA NEWS Archives LICIA ALBANESEBari, Italy, July 23, 1909 — New York, NY, August 15, 2014 On February 9, 1965, Birgit Nilsson’s sensational new Salome unveiled herself for the second...
August 03
Metropolitan Opera & AGMA, Local 802 Agree to One-Week Extension of Union Contracts Pending Independent Financial Review
The Metropolitan Opera and two of the company's largest unions, AGMA and Local 802, announced today that they have agreed to allow an independent financial analyst, Eugene Keilin, to conduct a confidential and independent study of the company's...
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...

Follow OPERA NEWS on FacebookTwitter Button 

Current Issue: September 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 3