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May 25
Salzburg Festival Announces Plans to Present Modified Program This Summer Following Austrian Government Relaxing of Health Regulations
Lukas Crepaz, Helga Rabl-Stadler, Markus Hinterhäuser, Wilfried HaslauerCourtesy Salzburg Festival BUCKING THE TREND of the vast majority of international festivals and opera companies that have been forced to shutter due to the...
May 18
Portland Opera Cancels First Two Operas of 2020-21 Season Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
PORTLAND OPERA announced that it has been forced to postpone the first two operas of its 2020-21 season, Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Frida and Puccini’s Tosca, due to the coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with guidance from Portland governor Kate...
May 15
Boston Symphony Orchestra Cancels 2020 Tanglewood Festival due to Coronavirus Pandemic
THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA has been forced to cancel its 2020 Tanglewood season in the Berkshires due to the coronavirus pandemic, the orchestra announced today.   The band’s annual residency began in 1937, and, with the exception of seasons...
May 14
News Bacquier thmb 520French Baritone Gabriel Bacquier, 95, a Peerless Singing Actor, has Died
Bacquier as Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande at Aix-en-Provence, 1966OPERA NEWS Archives GABRIEL BACQUIERBÉZIERS, FRANCE, MAY 17, 1924—LESTRE, FRANCE, MAY 13, 2020  A PEERLESS SINGING ACTOR with sovereign command of both comedy...
May 13
John Macurdy, 91, Met Stalwart for Thirty-Five Seasons, has Died
JOHN MACURDYDETROIT, MI, MARCH 18, 1929—STAMFORD, CT, MAY 7, 2020  A STALWART OF THE METROPOLITAN OPERA roster for thirty-five seasons, the bass made his company debut in 1962, as Tom in Un Ballo in Maschera, and sang a total of 1, 001 performances...
May 11
Santa Fe Opera Forced to Cancel 2020 Season Owing to Pandemic
SANTA FE OPERA has been forced to cancel its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic's forced closure of nonessential businesses, constraints on public gatherings and restrictions on domestic and international travel, Robert K....
May 05
Arena di Verona Festival, Oldest Opera Festival in the World, Cancels 2020 Season Due to Pandemic
THE ARENA DI VERONA FESTIVAL, the oldest opera festival in the world, has been forced to cancel its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The announcement of the cancelation was made today Federico Sboarina, president of the Arena di Verona...
May 05
Glimmerglass Festival Cancels all Live Performances for 2020 Season
THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL announced today that it has cancelled all live performances this summer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  The festival's board of trustees voted to suspend all performances at its Cooperstown theater this summer...
May 05
Glyndebourne Cancels 2020 Festival Performances due to Pandemic
THE GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL announced today that it has canceled all of its 2020 festival performances owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The Sussex festival was to have presented new productions of Dialogues des...
May 03
News Elias thmb 520Rosalind Elias, 90, American Mezzo Who Invested Every Role with Vocal Beauty, Dramatic Truth and Grace of Spirit, has Died
  Elias at home  ROSALIND ELIASLOWELL, MA, MARCH 13, 1930—NEW YORK, NY, MAY 3, 2020  AN ARTIST OF RARE TALENT and formidable purpose, Rosalind Elias sang 687 performances with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and...
May 01
Ravinia Festival Cancels 2020 Summer Festival due to Pandemic
THE RAVINIA FESTIVAL, which bills itself as the oldest music festival in the country, announced today that it has canceled its 2020 summer festival season due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The Festival’s season was to have featured more than 120...

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