In one Ukrainian city, ballet in a bomb shelter is an escape from the horrors of war

Practicing in a bomb shelter means the girls can keeping dancing through the almost hourly air raid alerts.

Mozart and Beethoven in Concert at the Met

Two concert presentations of pivotal classical works in performances from February 2023 and March 2022.

Met Opera marks 1st year of Ukraine war with concert

“We demonstrate the free world’s ongoing cultural resolve to defend Ukraine’s liberty in the face of brutal oppression,” said Met general manager Peter Gelb during intermission.

Krakow cancels Roger Waters gigs, urges him to visit Ukraine

Waters has expressed a sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine.

UK to host 2023 Eurovision after Ukraine ruled too risky

The fate of the 2023 contest had featured in talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Russian opera ‘Boris Godunov’ to open next La Scala season

Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala has announced the celebration of next season’s gala premiere; the company’s 2022-23 calendar was set long before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Feinstein, Midori, Perlman headline Carnegie Ukraine benefit

Soprano Angel Blue, mezzo-sopranos Denyce Graves and Isabel Leonard, and jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant will also appear on the concert.

Anguish of war permeates Boston Symphony’s 2022-23 season

The prestigious orchestra says its 2022-23 season will perform works that address the tragedies of armed conflict, racial injustice, civil rights, and gender inequity.

Ukrainian opera singer in Japan prays for peace in melody

When Oksana Stepanyuk, an award-winning soprano with the Japan Opera Foundation, performs “Melody,” composed by Myroslav Skoryk, a Ukrainian, her voice turns into a wail of mourning.

Dropped by Met, Netrebko to sing at Monte Carlo Opera

Anna Netrebko will sing the title role in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko to resume performing in May

Anna Netrebko also repeated her opposition to the war and said she is not “allied with any leader of Russia.”

Ukrainian, Russian refugee dancers find help in Berlin

Dancers who have fled Ukraine — and Russia — due to the war have found a new temporary home in Berlin’s top ballet company, which helps with practice space, housing, even shoes.

War silenced violin for refugee as 1.7M have fled Ukraine

20-year-old Myroslava Sherbina said that, along with the clothes she wore, her violin was the one thing she took as she fled Ukraine.

Spanish theatre drops Bolshoi’s ballet show over Ukraine war

One of Europe’s major opera houses is canceling a set of upcoming performances by Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet over the war the country is waging on Ukraine.

Anna Netrebko out of Met Opera over her support of Putin

Peter Gelb, Met Opera’s general manager, says it’s “a great artistic loss for the Met.” But with what’s happening in Ukraine, Gelb said there was ”no way forward.”

2 orchestras fire Russian conductor for supporting Putin

Both the Munich Philharmonic and Rotterdam Philharmonic have cut ties with Valery Gergiev.

Verbier says Gergiev resigns as festival head at its request

The festival says it made the change as a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; Gergiev, a Russian conductor, is a friend and supporter of Vladimir Putin.

Management drops conductor Valery Gergiev over Putin ties

Gergiev’s former manager called him “the greatest conductor alive and an extraordinary human being with a profound sense of decency” but said that in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it was “impossible” to defend his interests.

Munich, Rotterdam may fire Gergiev, London drops Bolshoi

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter has threatened to remove Valery Gergiev as chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic unless Gergiev publicly says by Monday that he does not support Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Gergiev, Putin friend, out of Vienna Philharmonic US tour

Carnegie Hall says Valery Gergiev, a conductor who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will not lead the Vienna Philharmonic in a five-concert U.S. tour that starts Friday night in response “due to recent world events.”

Met Opera shares 2022-23 season, Netrebko not in ‘Lohengrin’

Netrebko withdraws from a new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Metropolitan Opera that is among seven new stagings the company announced for its 2022-23 season.