Fort Worth Opera earlier today parted ways with its general director of 16 years, Darren K. Woods. His tenure with the company included a strong focus on contemporary works such as Silent Night, Glory Denied, Angels in America and JFK.
The Met has canceled its new production of La forza del destino, which was to have been directed by Calixto Bieito. [AP]
Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming opera engagements, including this spring’s Met performances as the title character in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, due to illness.
This is the hardest piece I’ve ever tried to write for parterre.
The soprano, famed for her status youngest performer to make a debut at the Met as well as her flamboyant style and personality, died last Thursday after suffering a stroke.
“…they hoped he would soon take on an emeritus position that would keep him involved in the company as part of a graceful exit.:
The composer and conductor died yesterday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. He was 90.