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In light of the circumstances involving the COVID-19 virus and in consultation with the office of the Mayor, the Metropolitan Opera has canceled all performances and rehearsals through March 31, effective immediately. Met General Manager Peter Gelb said, “With health authorities urging social distancing with greater emphasis, it is simply untenable for us to continue to perform, as it puts our artists, staff, and audiences at risk. I would like to express my deep personal regret that the situation has led us to this point.” For information about refunds or exchanges, please go to metopera.org/updates or call Met Customer Care…

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All March events cancelled in effort to reduce spread of COVID-19 (For Immediate Release, New York, NY) —With the health and safety of its public, artists, and staff as its foremost priority, Carnegie Hall today announced that it will be closed for all public events and programming through the end of March, effective midnight tonight, in an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). All events and programming at Carnegie Hall from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020 have been cancelled. For a list of performances at Carnegie Hall that are affected, please see the…

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Montreal, March 11, 2020 — Danse Danse is pleased to partner with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal to present the prestigious English National Ballet for the first time in Canada. On this historic occasion, Giselle, the iconic Romantic ballet in a contemporary interpretation by Akram Khan, will be performed in Montreal. The Orchestre Métropolitain will be conducted by Gavin Sutherland, Music Director of the English National Ballet Philharmonic. A must-see Danse Danse presentation, March 10 to 13, 2021 in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts “It is with deep emotion that Danse Danse unveils to the Montreal public this important…

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Vancouver Symphony and Maestro Otto Tausk Announce 2020-21 Season That Explores Lightness and Dark with Great Masterworks, New Commissions, Exciting Collaborations, and Superlative Guest Artists Highlights include: Great Masterworks including Beethoven’s 9th, Tchaikovsky’s 5th, The Rite of Spring, Bach’s Toccata & Fugue, Beethoven Emperor Concerto, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Mahler’s 5th Symphony, La Mer, Rhapsody in Blue, and many more Superlative guest artists including Mischa Maisky, Hélène Grimaud, Mathias Goerne, Khatia Buniatishvili, James Ehnes, Measha Brueggergosman, Jan Lisiecki, Russel Braun, and many more Special concerts with Itzhak Perlman and The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and Films with Live Orchestra including West Side…

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Toronto, March 5, 2020 — Premiered in 1878, H.M.S. Pinafore remains one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most successful and well-loved operettas. Set on board the namesake ship, it is a tale of love, mischief and mistaken identities. Ralph, a lowly sailor, is in love with the Captain’s daughter Josephine, a hopeless match because of difference in their social class. Josephine is also secretly in love with Ralph, but her father persuades her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Mistakenly thinking that Josephine refuses his marriage proposal because she is not worthy of his rank, Sir…

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Valery Gergiev as the next music director of the MSO? Hardly likely, given the famous Russian’s multiple commitments and the formidable commute between St. Petersburg and Montreal. But the concert Wednesday in the Maison symphonique sounded curiously like the work of a conductor who enjoyed what he was doing and an orchestra that would not mind having him around. A more realistic explanation for the positive results would be a common intention to explore the outward beauties and spiritual depths of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony. This was a big conception of Bruckner’s valedictory statement, including some of the most massive climaxes…

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Busoni cast such a giant shadow in his time that it practically eclipsed his music. With a head that resembled Beethoven’s and the best-stocked mind of any peripatetic pianist – he was the only soloist whose visits delighted Gustav Mahler – Busoni’s own compositions were largely overlooked, whether on grounds of difficulty, or because he could invariably play them better himself. Busoni could do anything. A German-Italian hybrid of part-Jewish ancestry, culturally Anglophile and married to a Russian-Swede, he was the ultimate cosmopolitan, ever curious about literature and art and with a book collection to rival most national libraries. In…

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ANNOUNCING THE 2020 CLIBURN AMATEUR COMPETITORS With the 2020 Cliburn Amateur Competition only 11 weeks away, we are thrilled to announce the 48 incredible pianists who have been invited to compete in Fort Worth, Texas, May 24–30. These multitalented musicians represent 18 countries and range in age from 35–69. An additional 24 pianists have been selected as non-competing festival participants, bringing the total number of pianists to 72 and countries represented to 23. See the infographic at the bottom of this email for more stats about the 2020 Amateur competitors. The Amateur Competition will take place in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, with…

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Eric Ferring (Tenor) A graduate of Drake University, The Boston Conservatory and Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Program, Eric recently finished his second and final year in the ensemble of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Past performances at Lyric include Lurcanio in Ariodante, Older Brother in Dead Man Walking, and Young Servant in Elektra, whilst covering Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. This year, Eric has anticipated debuts at North Carolina Opera, New Orleans Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and Santa Fe Opera as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. Edward Nelson (Baritone) In the 2019-2020 season Edward debuts at Vancouver…

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Montreal, Monday, March 4th, 2020 — Verdi’s and Mozart’s most wonderful arias, the highly anticipated return of the great composer Janáček, an original work by Michel Marc Bouchard and Julien Bilodeau and the finest singers from home and abroad, all season long—this is what awaits you in 2020-2021! Also, for a second year, opera fans will be able to take advantage of Sunday afternoon performances at 2 pm, making it easier for many music lovers to attend! This is in addition to the very popular series of free Let’s Talk Opera! events, which will continue to expand throughout Montreal and…

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