‘He groped me’: Singer Says Opera’s Domingo Grabbed Breast

The glittering production was a high point of the Washington Opera’s 1999-2000 season: Jules Massenet’s Le Cid, about a legendary Spanish conqueror, starring a tenor legendary in his own right — Plácido Domingo, then the company’s artistic director. The opera, also being filmed for broadcast on public television, was unquestionably a career break for a 28-year-old singer named Angela Turner …

LA Opera names lawyer to lead Plácido Domingo investigation

Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a “thorough and independent investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Plácido Domingo, the company’s general director.

Multiple women say opera star Domingo sexually harassed them

For decades, Plácido Domingo has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told The Associated Press.

On the Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary, Hear a Song Cycle Inspired by American Women Astronauts

In February, soprano Tamara Wilson joined WFMT to perform a celestial song cycle composed for her by Chicago composer James Kallembach. The works draw from the experience of women astronauts, including Sally Ride, Sunita Williams, and Peggy Whitson. We’re bringing this video back in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Sally Field, ‘Sesame Street’ to receive Kennedy Center award

San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas is among the awardees. Asked why he felt he was chosen for the award, Tilson Thomas laughed and said, “I guess I’ve just been around a long time!”…

Elliott Golub, founding concertmaster of Music of the Baroque, dies at 85

Respected Chicago violinist Elliott Golub has died at age 85. He was the founding concertmaster of Music of the Baroque, holding the position from the ensemble’s establishment in 1972 until his retirement in 2006.

Long lost WWII-era Soviet songs brought to life in Israel

In its first performance in Israel, a Grammy-nominated concert had arrived to play the lost songs of lost Jews in a nearly lost language.

Pianist Radu Lupu Retires

Pianist Radu Lupu has decided to retire from the concert stage at the end of the 2018-19 season, a statement from his agent announced.

Digital Pina Bausch Archive Announced

Pina Bausch studied with Antony Tudor, José Limón, Alfredo Corvino, and Paul Taylor, before joining the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company and the New American Ballet.

Music Director Andi Lamoreaux Reflects on 50 Years With WFMT

This month, music director Andi Lamoreaux passed a remarkable milestone — 50 years with WFMT.

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has heart operation

Tilson Thomas is recovering following a successful operation at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Barenboim’s tenure at Berlin’s Staatsoper extended to 2027

Conductor Daniel Barenboim is getting a five-year contract extension as general music director of Berlin’s Staatsoper, which would keep him at the opera house until 2027.

Met Opera ticket sales improve slightly off 2015-16 low

Gelb said the season that ended Saturday saw 69 percent of box office revenue capacity realized, up from 67 percent in each of the previous two seasons and a low of 66 percent in 2015-16.

North, South Korean musicians hold rare joint performance

SHANGHAI (AP) — South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon took the stage, nodded once to his North Korean soprano partner, and placed his instrument on his shoulder. With a flick of the conductor’s wrist, she began to sing, and he began to bow — the beginning of a rare joint performance Sunday that they hope will bring the Koreas closer …

Interview | Trans baritone Lucia Lucas on making her historic US debut

In 2019, Lucia Lucas made history as the first trans opera artist to star in a professional American opera production of a standard repertory opera.

CSO Contract Ratified, Strike Ends After 7 Weeks

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike has ended and a new, five-year contract through September 2023 has been ratified, the CSO musicians and management have confirmed.

CSO musicians reject latest proposal, strike continues

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike will persist, as the musicians’ union rejected management’s latest proposal late Monday night.

Judge dismisses some of Levine’s claims against Met Opera

A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine against the company last year.

La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacle

As part of the arrangement agreed, Saudi Arabia would have contributed 15 million euros to La Scala over the coming years.

Ravinia Festival Announces 2019 Summer Season

Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand,” the continued celebration of the music and influence of Leonard Bernstein, and four films accompanied by live orchestra await festivalgoers this summer at Ravinia, which released its 2019 summer schedule this morning.

La Scala under fire for proposed funding from Saudi Arabia

Italy’s premier opera house is under fire over a proposal to grant a board seat to Saudi Arabia’s culture minister with the promise of $16.8 million in new funding

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians take to the picket line

Picketing began yesterday on the sidewalks outside the entrances to Symphony Center in the Loop, as the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra marched off their first full day on strike.

UChicago Presents Announces 2019-20 Season

Executive director Amy Iwano comments, “UChicago Presents’ 76th season welcomes world-renowned artists rarely heard in Chicago for fresh takes on masterworks and first performances of brand-new music.”

Pianist Jacques Loussier Dies at Age 84

The French pianist was known for his jazz interpretations of classical music, most famously, the works of Bach in his Play Bach record series.

Bolshoi Ballet to Return to Chicago After 16 Years

The Bolshoi Ballet is returning to Chicago for the first time in sixteen years. The Russian ballet company will perform at the Auditorium Theatre in June 2020, which will be the only Midwest stop on their United States tour. The Bolshoi Ballet will perform Yuri Grigorovich’s Swan Lake, set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score. Grigorovich, who served as the Bolshoi’s director …