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The Paris Opera and its General Manager Alexander Neef, are delighted to announce the arrival of Gustavo Dudamel as Music Director for six seasons as of 1 August 2021. « I am extremely happy that Gustavo Dudamel has accepted my invitation to join the Paris Opera as Music Director. He is one of the world’s most talented and prestigious conductors. I was drawn from the outset to this exceptional conductor who has been fascinated by the world of opera since his early childhood and has conducted numerous operatic works with such musical insight. Over the past ten years, I have…

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Here are the streamed concerts we think you shouldn’t miss for this week! To submit your event, please email [email protected] The Canadian Opera Company (COC) explore new opera with young audiences Designed for youth ages 12-18 and anyone interested in learning more about opera behind-the-scenes! Hosted by COC Opera Teaching Artist Makenzie Morgan, Spring Break at the COC: Exploring New Opera gathers a group of artists and craftspeople to explore different career paths in the performing arts. From Apr. 12 to 16, get a behind-the-scenes look at Ian Cusson’s Fantasma, the company’s upcoming original Opera for Young Audiences for youth…

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The ghost light standing vigil on the ­Metropolitan Opera’s silent stage has never burned this constantly or for so long. Even during the flu pandemic of 1918, the Met – like virtually every other theater in New York City – carried on. There has been death on the Met stage (the performance continued), suicide in the ­audience (which halted things that day), even a bizarre sprinkling of cremated human ­remains into the orchestra pit (causing cancelation of half a matinée plus that evening’s performance). But, by and large, the Met’s ­seasons have unfolded in regular and stately grandeur every year…

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Initially scheduled for spring 2020, but ­postponed for a year because of the pandemic, the sixth edition of the Stella Musica Festival will be presented for the first time in a hybrid way, in front of a live audience in the Gesù amphitheatre – if health measures permit this – and online. The traditional networking evening cannot take place, but the Stella Musica Festival will nonetheless pursue the mission that has inspired it since its inception: supporting women composers, women performers and, more broadly, highlighting the contribution of women in the world of music and the arts, including in leadership…

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Montreal, March 12, 2021 – The Opéra de Montréal’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Me René Branchaud, a partner at the law firm of Lavery, as board President. With over 30 years of experience in the fields of securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law, Mr. Branchaud has built a strong business network he can call upon when carrying out the mandates entrusted to him. He succeeds outgoing President Bernard Stotland, who has been at the helm of the board of directors for close to 10 years. Mr. Stotland will remain an active member…

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company invites students, ages 12-18, to see what a career in the performing arts could look like, through a new digital program slated to run during Ontario’s April Break for schools. Spring Break at the COC: Exploring New Opera offers five days of live webinars from April 12 – April 16, with daily sessions taking place from 2 – 3 p.m. ET. “Our team is incredibly passionate about opening wide the doors to a creative industry that has historically been seen as ‘high art’,” says COC Deputy General Director Christie Darville. “We want students to…

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Montreal, March 4, 2021 – Health and safety restrictions imposed by the federal and provincial governments have obliged the Opéra de Montréal to cancel its production of The Marriage of Figaro, with performances planned on May 8, 11, 13, and 16. The Opéra de Montréal will contact all ticketholders to inform them of the next steps. “This past year has been very difficult for opera companies everywhere. Cancelling a production is a last resort to which we have resigned ourselves with great sadness,” explains Patrick Corrigan, General Director of the Opéra de Montréal. The company will do all it can…

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Toronto – In an announcement made this morning by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Opera Company will receive $644,372 in crucial funding provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund toward the Digital Infrastructure Enhancements Project at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The infrastructure plan, developed in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada, aims to implement a range of digital upgrades to the opera house, significantly boosting both organizations’ recording and broadcast capabilities in the immediate, as well as helping to improve both community and global access to  Canadian artistry and other community programming showcased in the…

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Hamilton, Ontario – February 8, 2021 – BrottOpera is delighted to share Scenes From Filumena, a uniquely Canadian opera experience, now  available to stream online.  The opera Filumena, composed by John Estacio, libretto by John Murrell and set in Alberta, Canada, tells the story of the last woman to be executed in the province of Alberta. It is a tightly-woven tale of  romantic entanglements, bootlegging, crime, and punishment.  “The music is hauntingly beautiful, highly dramatic and Puccini-esque” said conductor Boris Brott.  Brott’s production features the National Academy Orchestra and an all-star cast including baritone  Gregory Dahl as Picariello, tenor Ernesto Ramirez as Stefano,…

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SAN JOSE, CA (3 February 2021) – In keeping with Opera San José’s mission to expand accessibility to its work, the company has announced that through the support of generous donors it is able to extend access to its hit virtual production of Jake Heggie’s chamber opera, Three Decembers, now making it available on a pay-what-you-can basis for streaming on demand. The production is being offered with subtitles in Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as English, furthering its accessibility to the Spanish and Vietnamese speaking members of the San Jose community, two of the largest populations in its home region. Featuring world-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan…

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