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July 2014

July 13
News Maazel med 714Lorin Maazel, 84, Masterful Conductor Whose International Career Spanned Seven Decades, Has Died 
LORIN MAAZELNeuilly, France, March 6, 1930–Castleton, Virginia, July 13, 2014 One of the most celebrated conductors of his generation, Lorin Maazel, who died on Sunday, will be best remembered for the economical but tactically brilliant technique...
June 26
News Rudel lg thmb 714Julius Rudel, 93, Conductor-Administrator Who Shaped American Music Scene at Helm of New York City Opera, Has Died
Rudel in rehearsal for New York City Opera's 1966 production of Giulio Cesare© Beth Bergman JULIUS RUDELVienna, Austria, March 6, 1921–New York City, June 26, 2014 Julius Rudel, New York City Opera's longtime general director, has died. He was...
June 17
Metropolitan Opera Cancels Live in HD Simulcast of John Adams's Death of Klinghoffer
The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it has made the decision to cancel the Live in HD transmission of John Adam's The Death of Klinghoffer that had been slated for November 15, 2014, following an outpouring of criticism and concern that the...
May 30
Breaking News William Mason THMB 7610San Diego Opera Taps Former Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director William Mason as Artistic Advisor
William Mason, former general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, has been named as artistic advisor to the rejuvenated San Diego Opera, the company announced today.  Mason's role with the company, which is effective immediately, will be...
May 19
San Diego Opera Board Votes to Stay Open, Plans to Present Three-Opera Season in 2015
After fundraising more than $4.5 million and cutting ties with the general and artistic director that advocated for its closure, San Diego Opera's board of directors formally moved today to rescind its March 19 vote to shutdown the company and...
May 16
News Silberstein med 514Diane Silberstein Named Publisher of OPERA NEWS
The Metropolitan Opera Guild today announced the appointment of Diane Silberstein as Publisher of OPERA NEWS.  Silberstein will be responsible for OPERA NEWS in its print and digital formats, overseeing the editorial, advertising, production...
May 16
La Scala Board Shortens Incumbency of Incoming General Director Alexander Pereira after "Serious Errors"
Following an investigation into potential conflicts of interest, the board of Teatro alla Scala voted on Thursday to end the tenure of incoming general director Alexander Pereira after just the first year of his contract, coinciding with the end of...
May 15
San Diego Opera Formally Parts Ways With General & Artistic Director Ian Campbell, Deputy General Director Ann Spira Campbell
San Diego Opera, fighting for its life and the chance to virtually reinvent itself after a March 19 announcement that it would cease all operations, announced today that it has formally parted ways with both its longtime general and artistic...
May 07
News Christie Med 514George Christie, Chairman Who Transformed Glyndebourne Festival, Has Died
George Christie, the longtime chairman of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, who transformed the company from a tony, country-house presenter of operas into the largest private opera company in the UK, has died. George Christie's death was announced today...
May 06
Evan Rogister Tapped to Conduct LA Opera Performances of Streetcar Named Desire, Replacing Patrick Summers
Los Angeles Opera has announced that Evan Rogister has been tapped to conduct the company's upcoming performances of André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire. Rogister replaces Patrick Summers, who has reportedly withdrawn from the production owing...

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Current Issue: July 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 1