Tuesday Headlines: Positive reviews for Opera Lafayette’s ‘Léonare, ou l’Amour Conjugal’ in New York

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Opera Lafayette is getting many positive reviews for their production of Léonare, ou l’Amour Conjugal, which has an all Canadian cast. The New York Times confirms that Opera Lafayette is absolutely right on the mark: “the strengths of Bouilly’s libretto and its resonance in times of political oppression are immediately apparent.”[New York Times]

If you haven’t already, check out our interview with founder and conductor Ryan Brown. [My Scena]

CANADA

  • Sunrise Records, an Ontario-based music retail chain, is moving into 30% (70 branches) of HMV locations. [La Presse] [OttawaCitizen] [Le Devoir]
  • The travelling exhibition of the MAC La question de l’abstraction is offered until May 21 at the Centre d’exposition Raymond-Lasnier of the Maison de la culture à Trois-Rivières.[Le Nouvelliste] [Tourisme Trois-Rivière] Here is a video of Quebec painter Fernand Leduc about abstractionism. [MAC]

  • News of Pro Musica and review on their Monday evening concert. [Le Devoir]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Alto Carris Jones is the first woman to be admitted to St Paul’s Cathedral Choir. [Slippedisc]
  • The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Ohio extends their contract with French conductor Louis Langrée to 2022. [La Presse]

Louis Langrée

  • An important new gallery at the Louvre Museum is presenting the art of It is on loan from Thomas Kaplan’s collection. In terms of commercial value, a Rembrandt is now cheaper than a Warhol. [La Presse] [Musée du Louvre]
  • Check out this 1954 archival video of Vienna Philharmonic concertmaster Wolfgang Schneiderhan performing Beethoven’s violin concerto. [TheViolinChannel]
  • Here is an exclusive archival video that shows Rachmaninoff.. [Slippedisc]

 

 

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