The Phantom of the Opera composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has told British lawmakers that the arts are “at the point of no return,” and urged the government to set a date for theaters to be allowed to reopen.
A collaborative performance with Chicago Opera Theater, the Refugee Orchestra Project, and conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya seeks to express the importance of refugee populations in American music and around the world.
German researchers studying the spread of the coronavirus packed a Leipzig arena with volunteers on Saturday, collecting data in a “real life” simulation of a pop concert with strict health and safety controls.
WFMT is pleased to announce a new broadcast series in partnership with Ravinia Festival. The eight-program, limited-run series “New From the Ravinia Festival,” brings listeners new performances recorded at Ravinia — without an audience — this summer.
Ahead of a free livestream this weekend, the star tenor reflected on his colleagues and career in opera and what he thinks classical music organizations should be doing to better represent their communities.
In a statement, CSOA president Jeff Alexander expressed, “As we look ahead and make plans for ensemble concerts for the fall, we are also eager for the day when Maestro Muti and the full orchestra can come together again to share music with local, national and international audiences.”
Featured in the eleven new programs is a wide array of music conducted by Muti, including selections by Bruckner, Berlioz, and Verdi. Additional programs are dedicated to performances conducted by Fritz Reiner, Pierre Boulez, and Bernard Haitink.
The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early January. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through January 3.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona’s opera house has reopened and performed its first concert since the coronavirus lockdown. To an audience that didn’t have to worry about social distancing. Instead of people, there were 2,292 plants, one for each seat in the theater. Monday’s concert was also livestreamed for humans to watch. The event was conceived by a Spanish artist …
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Opera is postponing opening night from Oct. 9 to March 5 and cutting its 2020-21 season from five productions to four. The company says Verdi’s “Don Carlo” will replace Wagner’s “Lohengrin” next season and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice” has been dropped. “Don Carlo” which was canceled in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dallas Opera’s …