Mad scenes help make opera so enjoyable. Think of Lucia di Lammermoor, her nightgown soaked in blood, singing cuckoo duets with a flute.
The union representing New York City Ballet dancers said today it filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board .
The Philadelphia Orchestra paid former music director Christoph Eschenbach $693,000 to conduct 21 concerts in the 2008-09 season, according to its latest publicly available tax return. Chief conductor Charles Dutoit made $1.2 million that season.
Daniel Zwirn , the New York investor forced to shut a $4 billion hedge fund because of client withdrawals, is starting over with a new publicly traded fund that will be safe from redemptions.
Rehearsals are to begin today for New York City Opera’s abbreviated season, after the company reached provisional agreements with its two principal unions.
The only prop absent yesterday from the protests against the New York City Opera’s announcement of its 2011-2012 season was an inflatable gray rat.
The New York City Opera renewed the contract of its general manager and artistic director, George Steel, as the company continued on its uncertain path into a diminished future.
Even when making music in Virginia horse country on a summer evening, maestro Lorin Maazel can still grab Manhattan’s attention.
Imagine opera singers accompanied by Klezmer musicians, a rock and roll band or Yo-Yo Ma.
Unions representing New York City Opera singers and musicians petitioned New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman yesterday to block the company’s plan to leave Lincoln Center.
"Given what City Opera has become, it's a good agreement."
- Alan Gordon on Jan 18, 2012