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July 2015

July 20
Norwegian Soprano Lise Davidsen and Romanian tenor Ioan Hotea Win Top Prizes in Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition in London
The winners of this year's Operalia competition: Kiandra Howarth, Edward Parks, Noluvuyiso Mpofu, Lise Davidsen, Plácido Domingo, Hyesang Park, Ioan Hotea and Darren Pene Pati Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen, 28, and Romanian...
July 15
Eleven Singers Enter Final Round of Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition in London
Plácido Domingo announces soprano Lise Davidsen as a finalist in this year's edition of the Operalia Competition, currently underway in London  Eleven singers have been selected to compete in the final round of this year’s...
July 11
News Vickers sm 715Jon Vickers, 88, Heroic Canadian Tenor, Has Died
    Vickers as Peter Grimes at the Metropolitan OperaJ. Heffernan/Metropolian Opera  JON VICKERS October 29, 1926, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada — July 10, 2015, Ontario, Canada   Canadian tenor Jon Vickers, one of the few...
July 10
News Berry med thmb 715John Berry, Embattled Artistic Director of English National Opera, Resigns
John Berry John Berry, English National Opera’s artistic director, announced today that he intends to vacate his post after nearly two decades with the company. “My work is now done and ENO is today regarded as one of the most...
July 06
News James Marcus med 715James S. Marcus, Longtime Metropolitan Opera Guild Board Member and Former Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera, has Died
JAMES S. MARCUS, a longtime board member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and former chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Opera, died on Sunday in New York City after a short illness. He was eighty-five.  Born and raised in New York City...

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Current Issue: July 2015 — VOL. 80, NO. 1