The legendary conductor, mainstay of New York City Opera for 35 years, has died, says @nprclassical.
The Hartford Wagner Festival’s production of Das Rheingold has been canceled “due to the vicious and coordinated attacks on the Hartford Wagner Festival by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) which have forced the resignations of our Music Director and two of our performers with threats of loss of future work.”
After nearly a half century on stage, San Diego Opera will cease operations after its current season, said Ian Campbell, the opera’s general and artistic director. (Photo: Ken Howard)
Impresario Gerard Mortier died earlier today of pancreatic cancer. He was 70.
Operetta and film star Marta Eggerth died yesterday in New York. She was 101.
Robert W. Wilson, the American hedge fund manager and former chairman of New York City Opera, has died, an apparent suicide.
An auction of the meager remains of the bankrupt New York City Opera’s property musical instruments, some bits of scenery and costumes is scheduled for December 12.
Serious opera fan and internet pioneer Mike Richter died earlier this week.