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The Metropolitan Opera to Drop Blackface from Fall Season Opener 'Othello'

Just announced, The Metropolitan Opera will change its staging of Verdi's "Othello" so that it no longer includes its traditional blackface-style makeup. The fall season opening performance will be the first time in the production's history since ...

Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov Announce St. Petersburg as Wedding Destination but 'Not in Winter'

It was announced that Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov had made plans to tie the knot earlier this year. And now, the couple announced St. Petersburg as their destination with Yusif chiming in "next summer," probably in August.

REVIEW: Bulgarian Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Debuts Memorable Mimì in Middling 'La Bohème' at Metropolitan Opera

Recently, the Metropolitan Opera has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Be it pre-season labor disputes with the man Peter Gelb, opening night unrest care of Leon Klinghoffer and Rudy Guiliani or just a simple technical glitch during the ...

Russian Bass Ildar Abdrazakov Stars in Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro' Under James Levine at Metropolitan Opera, Borodin's 'Prince Igor' Opening October 22

In the case of world-renowned, Russian-born bass Ildar Abdrazakov, 37, Italian opera has made him a premiere singer in the operatic world. A native of Ufa, capital of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan, Ildar now has taken his voice to a new ...

Post-Lockout, 'Klinghoffer' Protests Aside, Metropolitan Opera Looks Grand on Opening Night with Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro'

As opening night took to the Metropolitan Opera, crowds gathered for the latest production of Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." And given its great reception, the strife that has followed the Met recently has seemingly been swept under the rug.

The Kids Aren't Alright: Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and ASO Forced From First Seven Weeks of Season

The fight between the heads at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its musicians has been viciously ongoing. For the parent organization, their next move targets the kids as they suspend the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and its auditions this ...

In Other Words: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Blocks 'Comments' Section on Website, Tightens Security Measures

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has started a significant downturn amid negotiations between musicians and management. In response to the negative comments regarding the lockout, the ASO shut down the "comments" section on the website.

READ: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Fails to Reach Contract Agreements, Spano's Band Facing Lockout and Cancellation of 2014-15 Season

The status of orchestras across the nation seem to remain steeped in perpetual turmoil. The Metropolitan Opera avoided a lockout, but now the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Saturday night deadline passed without a new contract agreement. This could ...

Farewell, Fabio: Luisi Leaving Metropolitan Opera for Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2017

Perhaps Fabio Luisi's schedule just found some free time--as the famed Zurich Opera music director will not renew his contract as principal conductor of The Metropolitan Opera in 2017. Instead, he will pursue his new withstanding contract with the ...

Fabio Luisi Named Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in 2017, Following Zurich and Met Operas Jobs

Fabio Luisi will be quite busy in the coming years. Music director of the Zurich Opera and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, now Luisi will be named principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

LIVESTREAM: Metropolitan Opera Announces Hi-Def Broadcasts at Brooklyn Academy of Music October 11-April 25

After ending what almost spilled into a hasty lockout, the Opera is back in action and with an extensive list of performances live streamed at BAM from October 11 to April 25.

Torn No More: Metropolitan Opera and Peter Gelb End Contract Negotiations and Avoid Lockout, Season Starts September 22

And thus, the strife is o'er for the Metropolitan Opera. After weeks of back-breaking negotiations, all parties can look forward to the forthcoming season, as Peter Gelb & Co. have finally ended the renewal process.

Down to the Wire: Metropolitan Opera Reaches First Round Agreements with Two Unions, 10 Others Await Future

Well, wouldn't you know; the Metropolitan Opera has finally found some common ground. GM Peter Gelb and two of the Met's largest union factions have reached tentative labor deals, while negotiations for 10 other unions are still in progress.

Opera Watch: Is Peter Gelb Completely to Blame for the Metropolitan Lockout?

With the Metropolitan Opera sliding down the slopes of bankruptcy, and with the possibility of closing its doors due to an inevitable lockout, Peter Gelb has come under serious heat.

The Kids Could Be Alright: Classical Music Should Appreciate Its Forefathers

Where the status of classical music is subject to a much-heated debate among listeners, it should be noted that someone, somewhere, is still appreciating and contributing to the classical zeitgeist.

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