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September 2018

September 19
News Dichiera sm 918David DiChiera, 83, Michigan Opera Theatre Founder and General Director, has Died
DAVID DICHIERA McKEESPORT PA, APRIL 8, 1935—DETROIT, MI, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018  “AN OPERA COMPANY should not just do opera—it should be part of a community,” David DiChiera said in 2010, upon receiving a lifetime achievement award from the National...
September 14
Metropolitan Opera and Unions Reach Agreement to Present Sunday Matinee Performances Beginning in 2019
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA announced today that it will present Sunday matinee performances for the first time in the company's history beginning in the fall of 2019.  The shift in the performance schedule came after the Met reached a...
September 13
Susan Danis to Remain Florida Grand Opera General Director After Rescinding Acceptance of La Jolla Music Society Leadership 
FLORIDA GRAND OPERA announced today that Susan Danis will remain in her role as the company’s general director and CEO after the company previously announced in late July that she would leave FGO to become president and CEO of the La Jolla Music...
September 09
Tito Capobianco, 87, Groundbreaking Director During New York City Opera's Heyday, has Died 
TITO CAPOBIANCO, one of the most influential directors in opera during the 1960s and '70s, has died. Capobianco reportedly died Saturday at his home in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fla.  Born in Argentina, Capobianco initially trained as a baritone and...
September 06
Breaking News Aidan Lang sm 918Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang to Depart Company for Welsh National Opera at Conclusion of 2018-19 Season
AIDAN LANG, who has served as Seattle Opera’s general director since 2014, was named today as the next general director of Welsh National Opera and will leave the Washington company at the conclusion of the current season to take the reins in...
September 02
Mezzo Emily D'Angelo and Tenor Pavel Petrov Win Top Prizes at Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition in Lisbon
Pavel Petrov, Plácido Domingo and Emily D'Angelo at this year's Operalia Competition in Lisbon ITALIAN-CANADIAN MEZZO-SOPRANO EMILY D'ANGELO, 23, swept many of the top prizes at this year’s Operalia competition in Lisbon on...

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