In a press release, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein at Düsseldorf has announced the cancellation of its controversial new production of Tannhäuser after “many” audience members at the premiere claimed they had to seek medical attention for “psychological and physical stress.” The weasliest words follow the jump. Read more »
Tenor Bryan Hymel has been named the recipient of the eighth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for “extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40″ who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. The award, given in honor of Beverly Sills, was established in 2006 by an endowment gift from Agnes Varis, a managing director on the Met board, and her husband, Karl Leichtman.
La Cieca has just heard that Teatro Grattacielo’s performance of Montemezzi’s La Nave, which and was postponed from Monday night because of the storm, has been rescheduled and confirmed for tonight, Wednesday October 31 at 8:00 PM at the Rose Theater.
Out of nowhere, Santa Fe Opera’s chief conductor Frédéric Chaslin has resigned his position.
When Giuseppe Filianoti isn’t busy being one of the world’s more versatile tenors, he plays detective.
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The repertory for the upcoming season of the English National Opera (also known as “Peter Gelb‘s shopping list”) boasts the world premiere of a new opera by Philip Glass, The Perfect American, which imagines the last days of Walt Disney.
Opera Orchestra of New York just announced that it has cancelled the March 7 opera-in-concert presentation of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra.