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The live show still stopped in New York

Even if New York City has started a gradual deconfinement since June 8, 2020, caution remains the thing to do. The American Ballet Theater has just canceled its fall season while Carnegie Hall, the legendary concert hall has announced that it will only open its doors on January 7, 2021. In the same spirit, the […]

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The new musical director of the Orchestre de Paris twice in the News

The new musical director of the Orchestre de Paris is twice in the News. It was the suspense of the Parisian season. Finally, the name has been revealed and it’s a nice surprise. Klaus Mäkelä was born in Helsinski in 1996. He therefore became the youngest music director ever appointed and also the eighth. According […]

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The Opera Australia is still broadcasting online productions

On his website, the famous company Opera Australia offers recent opera productions (Puccini’s Turandot & Madama Butterfly, Verdi’s Aida & La Traviata, …) but also some gems starring the great Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland such as Delibe’s Lakmé, Donizetti’z Lucrezia Borgia, Lehár’s The Merry Widow with Marilyn Horne and a historic gala concert at […]

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The Teatro La Fenice in Venice is about to reopen

While bad news are still coming from across the Atlantic with season cancellation announcements (the San Francisco Opera will not reopen until spring 2021), this is a good news to brighten up the lyric scene in Europe. The famous Teatro La Fenice in Venice is about to welcome audiance again from July 5, 2020 with […]

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Covid-19 : great Opera Contests postponed

Hard times also for the Opera Contests since the edition of the Long Thibaud Crespin Singing competition, scheduled for November 2020, the Paris Opera Competition which was supposed to take place at the Palais Garnier in January 21 and Operalia the famous Placido Domingo competition expected in October in Tel Aviv are all postponed.   […]

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A reduced version of Salzburg but still great!

The greatest Festival in the world, the Salzburger Festspiele was pugnacious enough to maintain what was to be its 100th edition. Scheduled over 30 days it will open on August 1, 2020. As usual great artists are announced but a big part of the special events scheduled for the 100th anniversary are postponed to 2021. The […]

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Anna Netrebko and Yusuf Eyvazov end the 19-20 Dresden Semperoper season

Before a great 2020-2021 season, the Dresden Semperoper unexpectedly ends its 19-20 season with excerpts from Verdi’s Don Carlo performed by superstar Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov. A Beethoven concert conducted by Christian Thielemann is also scheduled for a restricted audience obeying the current hygiene regulations…   Photo : Anna Netrebko et Yusif Eyvazov © Julian Hargreaves