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October 2016

October 28
Robert Carsen, Christine Goerke, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Matthew Polenzani and Frederica von Stade to Receive 2017 OPERA NEWS Awards
Five Artists to Be Celebrated for Contributions to the Opera World at the 12th Annual Awards Ceremony
OPERA NEWS EDITOR IN CHIEF F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year’s honorees—stage director Robert Carsen, soprano Christine Goerke, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tenor Matthew Polenzani...
October 26
News Susan Graham chicago Troyens thmb 1116Susan Graham Tapped to Replace Sophie Koch as Dido in Upcoming Lyric Opera of Chicago Performances of Les Troyens 
Susan Graham, set to sing Dido in Lyric Opera of Chicago's first Troyens© Dario Acosta IN A LAST-MINUTE COUP for Lyric Opera of Chicago, mezzo Susan Graham has been tapped to sing the role of Dido in the company’s upcoming...
October 14
Peter Allen, 96, Longtime Metropolitan Opera Radio Announcer, has Died
PETER ALLEN, who served as the genial host of the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Afternoon Radio broadcasts for nearly three decades, has died at the age of 96.  Allen, who succeeded Milton Cross in 1975, was just the second announcer of the Met's...
October 06
News Placido Domingo General Director med 1016Plácido Domingo Renews Contract as General Director of LA Opera Through 2021-22 Season
PLÁCIDO DOMINGO HAS RENEWED his contract as general director of LA Opera through the end of the 2021-22 season, the company’s board chairman, Marc Stern, announced today in Los Angeles. "Music is my life, and my three-decade association with LA...
October 05
News Polisi Med 1016Joseph Polisi, Longtime Juilliard President, Announces Plans to Step Down in 2018
School's Sixth President to Conclude Thirty-Four Year Tenure
JOSEPH POLISI, who has served as president of the Juilliard School for more than three decades, plans to conclude his historic tenure at the conservatory and step down in June 2018, the school announced today.  Polisi, 68, the sixth and longest...

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